Over 200 tutoring hours

Deborah L.

Westfield, NJ

$65/hr

Certified English Teacher Specializes in Writing and Reading

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59 Ratings
 
 
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Jump-started my son's interest in reading
— Jing, Westfield, NJ on 9/15/14

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Brooklyn College
English
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12
Other

Education

Brooklyn College (English)

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12 (Other)

About Deborah

I'm a certified English teacher with a passion for teaching and a love for knowledge and literature. You will find me a professional, nurturing, creative, and dedicated tutor.

I develop writing, critical thinking, and language arts skills using high-quality books and assignments that motivate students to read and learn. I also provide test preparation for the SAT, ACT, and Praxis and have helped many students raise their test scores and pass exams they failed on their own.

My mission: build confidence and boost skills. I put my students at ease with my patient, personalized teaching style and achieve great results. Read the testimonials of satisfied clients:

"Jump-started my son's interest in reading"
- Jing, NJ on 9/15/2014

My son is a 10th grader and didn't enjoy reading before having Mrs. Deborah as his tutor. Mrs. Deborah chose books carefully according to his interests, and improved his ability to read deeply. Recently, he has shown interest in reading, and bought a book for casual reading for the first time in his life. His grade in language arts has also improved since the tutoring started. We are very pleased with the progress and appreciate Mrs. Deborah's personalized teaching.

"Nice Tutor"
- Carlos, NJ on 1/21/2015

It was nice to meet Deborah, and I felt she was well organized and truly wants to help me out in passing my Praxis exam. I feel lucky to have Deborah help me in essay writing and grammar. Thank you.


"Extremely knowledgeable and patient!"
- Renee, NJ on 10/17/2012

Deborah was my tutor for the English Praxis; she gave me an immense amount of help. I had taken the Praxis a number of times and was still having trouble getting the few extra points I needed to receive a passing score. Deborah laid out everything I needed to know and provided me with information that I could study from. With Deborah's extensive knowledge in English, study materials, and my own hard work I finally passed the Praxis. I would definitely recommend Deborah as a tutor. She is professional, prompt, and patient.

Call me today to schedule a lesson and get on track for success.
I'm a certified English teacher with a passion for teaching and a love for knowledge and literature. You will find me a professional, nurturing, creative, and dedicated tutor.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Jump-started my son's interest in reading "

- Jing, Westfield, NJ on 9/15/14

"Nice Tutor"

- Carlos, Hoboken, NJ on 1/21/15

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Felicia, New Providence, NJ on 11/4/13

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient! "

- Renee, Pine Brook, NJ on 10/17/12

"Great tutor!"

- Marvi, South Amboy, NJ on 5/6/12

"Absolutely Amazing!"

- Maria, Kendall Park, NJ on 4/27/12

"Highly recommended"

- Steven, Cranford, NJ on 4/15/12
English:
ACT English,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
College Counseling,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I received a CEAS in English in March 2011 and have been tutoring students in language, reading, writing, NJ ASK/SAT/ACT/PRAXIS test preparation for WyzAnt for over two years. I also taught English for two months as a maternity leave replacement at the Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, in October 2012. I've got a passion for language and literature and an insight into how students learn best. I enjoy watching clients progress and have helped many improve their skills, grades, and test scores.

College Counseling

I'm a certified English teacher and published journalist with twenty-five years experience. I've helped many students write imaginative and concise college app essays which reflect their voice and words. Here's my approach: I interview students to capture the highlights of their lives and offer insightful essay writing strategies. Once clients prepare a draft of their essay, I edit their writing, and working together, we create a memorable essay to impress college administrators.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.

Praxis

I am qualified to prepare students for the 0041 Eng Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge Praxis test needed for certification to teach English in grades K-12. It is a two-hour test with 120 questions in three major content areas: Literature and Understanding Text, Language and Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric. I took the exam in January 2011 and passed by over twenty points. I could provide essential coaching, timing and sample exams.

Brooklyn College
English
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12
Other

Education

Brooklyn College (English)

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12 (Other)

Jump-started my son's interest in reading — My son is a 10th grader and didn't enjoy reading before having Mrs. Deborah as his tutor. Mrs. Deborah chose books carefully according to his interests, and improved his ability to read deeply. Recently, he has shown interest in reading, and bought a book for casual reading for the first time in his life. His grade in language arts has also improved since the tutoring started. We are very pleased ...

— Jing, Westfield, NJ on 9/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 10 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090.

Background Check Status for Deborah L.

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