Brooklyn CUNY (Elementary Education)
Brooklyn CUNY (Master's)
Hofstra Universiy (EdD)
I have a doctoral degree and extensive experience as a Literacy educator, university professor, school principal, classroom teacher and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, K-12. I work closely with students to assist them in meeting and exceeding the demands of the current, rigorous Core Curriculum Learning State Standards in English Language Arts across the content subject areas of social studies and science.
Students learn strategic skills and improve in academic achievement of foundational knowledge, comprehension, writing, higher order thinking, academic language and vocabulary, using complex texts in preparation for state and SAT exams, as well as for careers and college.
Individual and group tutoring sessions are offered and custom-designed based and differentiated to match individual needs. I have a doctoral degree and extensive experience as a Literacy educator, university professor, school principal, classroom teacher and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, K-12. I work closely with students to assist them in meeting and exceeding the demands of the current, rigorous Core Curriculum Learning State Standards in English Language
-3 students @ $150 per hour. -After 6 hours of paid individual tutoring, 10% discount available.
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I am a New York State certified elementary teacher, N-6. In addition, I have New York State certification in Reading/Literacy, Pre-K-12. At the university level, I taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education and literacy.
I have an extensive background in the Reading Reform Foundation Program that focuses on grammar and structure of language to help students become proficient in their reading and writing skills, as well as comprehension strategies important to academic achievement in all subjects.
I have taught in nursery programs such as Head Start. My literacy certification involved training in miscue analysis, Reading Recovery and intervention programs for early learners. I have extensive background in children's literature and beginning reading programs.
Spelling skills are learned through listening, speaking and oral language development. Students improve in reading and writing in contextual settings in academic subjects as they learn to practice and integrate specialized vocabulary and concepts in school work.
My teaching experiences involve collaborative teaching across content area subjects of science and social studies. These subjects require specialized vocabulary and concept knowledge, not as prevalent in narrative texts. Lacking this background may impede learning of expository/explanatory texts, which require study skills, such as table of contents, index, glossary, main topics, footnotes, organization, skimming, scanning, summarizing, note taking, outlining, library/information literacy skills, etc..