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Deborah L.

Westfield, NJ

$65/hour

English Teacher Specializes in Praxis Test Prep, Writing, Reading

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 66 ratings
AMAZING tutor
— Katie, Westfield, NJ on 6/2/16

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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 motivational assignments. I also provide test preparation for the PRAXIS Elementary/Middle School/High School Reading and Writing exams, SAT and ACT, 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.

Call me today to schedule a lesson and get on track for success.

Please read the testimonials of many satisfied clients below.

Thank you!
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
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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

"AMAZING tutor"

- Katie, Westfield, NJ on 6/2/16

"Nice Tutor"

- Carlos, Hoboken, NJ on 1/22/15

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

- Jing, Westfield, NJ on 9/16/14

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

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

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient!"

- Renee, Pine Brook, NJ on 10/18/12

"Great tutor!"

- Marvi, South Amboy, NJ on 5/7/12

"Absolutely Amazing!"

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

"Highly recommended"

- Steven, Cranford, NJ on 4/16/12
English:
ACT English,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
College Counseling,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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)

AMAZING tutor — Deborah is FANTASTIC! For Praxis I, I struggled so much with the Reading portion. As soon as I had a few sessions with Deborah, I passed the exam the next time I took it. For Praxis II 5038, I tried to study on my own and was unable to pass the exam. Once I started having weekly sessions with Deborah, she not only helped me understand where I needed to focus the most/what was challenging for me, b ...

— Katie, Westfield, NJ on 6/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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