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Denia F.

Passionate ENL instructor

Passionate ENL instructor

$40/hour

  • 12 hours tutoring

About Denia


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A passionate educator and language specialist with 15+ years of experience teaching in diverse settings in Westchester. Proven results in developing students’ English language skills. Committed to fostering positive family and community relationships through the celebration of culture and language.

I have built a repertoire of skills that will support instruction for all students who are acquiring English at various levels of proficiency. I have a knowledge of phonetic-based programs,...

A passionate educator and language specialist with 15+ years of experience teaching in diverse settings in Westchester. Proven results in developing students’ English language skills. Committed to fostering positive family and community relationships through the celebration of culture and language.

I have built a repertoire of skills that will support instruction for all students who are acquiring English at various levels of proficiency. I have a knowledge of phonetic-based programs, along with experiences with both push-in and pull-out ENL services. As a co-teacher, I have developed knowledge of content areas in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

I can apply my knowledge of writing in English based on grammar rules of sentence structure, and parts of speech, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. I have a Masters from Mercy College and a Psychology degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

I love the potential I see in children and I understand the relationship between kindness, mutual respect, and the importance of building a relationship to support the student both academically and emotionally.

My knowledge of phonetic-based programs along with experience both in the elementary and middle school grade levels will support their academic education and language acquisition.

I am patient and kind. Please contact me to learn more about my schedule and lessons.


Education

College of Mount Saint Vincent
PSYCHOLOGY
Mercy College
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Grammar,

Grammar

Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level. I am a certified Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages, K-12.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I am a specialized language teacher. My native language is Portuguese, but in addition, I am fluent in Spanish. I can create a lesson plan to get you to become fluent by alternating oral language, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. One modality of the language helps the other. We can start with the common daily expressions and vocabulary that will allow you to go to a restaurant, go shopping, and ask for directions.
Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified TESOL K-12 teacher with experience in phonetic-based programs. I will create a learning plan that meets your child’s needs in reading, writing, and math. I am able to keep the students engaged using reading, writing games, and activities as much as possible My lessons will support their continued vocabulary acquisition and academic progress. For lower primary grades I can use Pride, an Orthon Gillingham approach, to decoding and phonemic awareness.
Grammar,

Grammar

Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level. I am a certified Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages, K-12.
Phonics,

Phonics

I help the student advance his/her reading skills using different strategies. I would briefly assess her level and create a lesson plan that meets your child's needs in reading and perhaps in writing. I like to work with the different essential components of reading 1. Phonemic Awareness.= Phonemic awareness refers to the specific ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. 2. Phonics. = A method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables. 3. Vocabulary building 4. Reading Comprehension reinforcement Having worked at both the elementary and middle school grade levels, I am eager to assist students in grade levels K-6 and support their continued language acquisition and academic progress.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and abilities improve their reading comprehension skills. My knowledge of phonetic-based programs will help your child advance on all aspects of reading; phonics, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary building.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions.
Spelling

English

English,

English

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests. Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Grammar,

Grammar

Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level. I am a certified Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages, K-12.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and abilities improve their reading comprehension skills. My knowledge of phonetic-based programs will help your child advance on all aspects of reading; phonics, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary building.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am an ENL teacher with experience teaching adults and children. I have taught at Education First, a prominent language school in New York.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions.
Writing,

Writing

I am a TESOL teacher with 15+ years of experience teaching language. I have worked the last few years with students k-5.
Literature, Proofreading, Spelling

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified TESOL K-12 teacher with experience in phonetic-based programs. I will create a learning plan that meets your child’s needs in reading, writing, and math. I am able to keep the students engaged using reading, writing games, and activities as much as possible My lessons will support their continued vocabulary acquisition and academic progress. For lower primary grades I can use Pride, an Orthon Gillingham approach, to decoding and phonemic awareness.
English,

English

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests. Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and abilities improve their reading comprehension skills. My knowledge of phonetic-based programs will help your child advance on all aspects of reading; phonics, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary building.
Writing,

Writing

I am a TESOL teacher with 15+ years of experience teaching language. I have worked the last few years with students k-5.
Spanish, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I am a specialized language teacher. My native language is Portuguese, but in addition, I am fluent in Spanish. I can create a lesson plan to get you to become fluent by alternating oral language, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. One modality of the language helps the other. We can start with the common daily expressions and vocabulary that will allow you to go to a restaurant, go shopping, and ask for directions.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am an ENL teacher with experience teaching adults and children. I have taught at Education First, a prominent language school in New York.
Spanish

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified TESOL K-12 teacher with experience in phonetic-based programs. I will create a learning plan that meets your child’s needs in reading, writing, and math. I am able to keep the students engaged using reading, writing games, and activities as much as possible My lessons will support their continued vocabulary acquisition and academic progress. For lower primary grades I can use Pride, an Orthon Gillingham approach, to decoding and phonemic awareness.
English,

English

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests. Having worked with elementary students, middle school grades, and adult foreign students, I have a wide understanding of grammar difficulties and how to approach the difficulty according to the student level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and abilities improve their reading comprehension skills. My knowledge of phonetic-based programs will help your child advance on all aspects of reading; phonics, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary building.
Writing,

Writing

I am a TESOL teacher with 15+ years of experience teaching language. I have worked the last few years with students k-5.
Spanish

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I help the student advance his/her reading skills using different strategies. I would briefly assess her level and create a lesson plan that meets your child's needs in reading and perhaps in writing. I like to work with the different essential components of reading 1. Phonemic Awareness.= Phonemic awareness refers to the specific ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. 2. Phonics. = A method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables. 3. Vocabulary building 4. Reading Comprehension reinforcement Having worked at both the elementary and middle school grade levels, I am eager to assist students in grade levels K-6 and support their continued language acquisition and academic progress.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified TESOL K-12 teacher with experience in phonetic-based programs. I will create a learning plan that meets your child’s needs in reading, writing, and math. I am able to keep the students engaged using reading, writing games, and activities as much as possible My lessons will support their continued vocabulary acquisition and academic progress. For lower primary grades I can use Pride, an Orthon Gillingham approach, to decoding and phonemic awareness.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and levels of proficiency improve their communicative as well as their academic English. I have taught English in EF, a prestigious international language school, as well as different public schools in Westchester and Rockland County. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student’s goals, needs, and interests and are based on NYSED Bilingual Common Core Progressions. Lessons support the school curriculum and help children become successful learners in the classroom. In addition, I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience helping students of all ages and abilities improve their reading comprehension skills. My knowledge of phonetic-based programs will help your child advance on all aspects of reading; phonics, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary building.
Writing,

Writing

I am a TESOL teacher with 15+ years of experience teaching language. I have worked the last few years with students k-5.
Spanish

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I am an ENL teacher with experience teaching adults and children. I have taught at Education First, a prominent language school in New York.

Examples of Expertise


Denia has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Very patient!

Denia is very knowledgeable and patient with my 7 year old son. She takes her time and is very organized with her teaching materials! I look forward to us working closely together to improve my son’s academic skills, especially in reading and word recognition.

Marquia, 3 lessons with Denia

Knowledgeable

I love how happy and excited is my daughter about having reading lesson with Denia! She is very knowledgeable and patience. I will be more happy to have her in my daughter development for a long period of time

Yadelkis, 3 lessons with Denia

Knowledgeable, patient, and great with kids

Denia is helping my extremely resistant 6 year old son with reading and writing. She keeps him engaged for a full 60 minutes with reading and writing games and activities. You can tell she loves children and understands how they learn. My son asked if she could come twice per week instead of once!

Alana, 1 lesson with Denia
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