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Deborah L.

Westfield, NJ

$55/hour

Engaging English Teacher Specializes in Reading, Writing, PRAXIS prep

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
4.7 average from 68 ratings
AMAZING tutor
— Katie, Westfield, NJ on 6/2/16

$55/Hour


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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, extensive knowledge of literature, and an approachable style that puts students at ease. I've developed a reputation as a professional, positive, and flexible tutor, dedicated to the success of my students. Please read my client testimonials below.

I customize lessons based on the individual needs and strengths of my students, using quality literature and current teaching resources. In addition, I provide test preparation for the SAT, ACT, AP English and English PRAXIS exams, and have helped many students raise their test scores and pass exams.

My mission: build confidence and boost skills. Whether you need help writing a compelling essay for school, designing a study guide for an exam, developing specific skills in reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, or literary analysis, I'll provide the support you need to accomplish your goals.

Feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Together we can achieve great things!

Thank you.
I'm a certified English teacher with a passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of literature, and an approachable style that puts students at ease. I've developed a reputation as a professional, positive, and flexible tutor, dedicated to the success of my students. Please read my client testimonials below.

I customize lessons based
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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

"Knowledge tutor"

- Sally, Short Hills, NJ on 10/4/16

"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
Science:
Praxis,
PSAT
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
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
European History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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