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Crystal D.

Bronx, NY

$45/hour

Crys D. - English, Writing, Literature, American History

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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New York University
English
Lehman College
MEd
University of Massachusetts Amhrst
PhD

Education

New York University (English)

Lehman College (MEd)

University of Massachusetts Amhrst (PhD)

About Crystal

My passion for teaching and learning is the foundation of my career as both an instructor and a scholar. As a middle school English teacher in one of New York City’s most underfunded and under-resourced schools, I worked hard to give my students a top quality education despite the setbacks of their environment. Since beginning my PhD program, I have continued to teach young people through independent tutoring.

I specialize in tutoring in English, Literature, Writing, and American History. My tutoring style focuses on setting practical goals for each session as well as infusing creative ways to get the material across with the purpose of increased retention and understanding. I assign homework, give periodic assessments, and provide progress reports.

I strongly believe that students working with an instructor they trust and with whom they feel comfortable are more likely to achieve academic success. Encouragement and academic confidence building are as essential to my work as the content.

I attempt to be flexible with my time because I understand how spontaneous events can occur that may interrupt a scheduled visit. However, because consistency is important to the process and student progress, I enforce a 4-hour cancellation policy.

To ensure student comfort, I do work from student home locations or requested public spaces (i.e. library) that will best suit our work sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to be a stepping-stone on your rise to academic success!
My passion for teaching and learning is the foundation of my career as both an instructor and a scholar. As a middle school English teacher in one of New York City’s most underfunded and under-resourced schools, I worked hard to give my students a top quality education despite the setbacks of their environment. Since beginning my PhD program, I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Bronx, NY 10473
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, 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.

American History

I have been a teaching assistant and independently taught history courses to undergraduates as a graduate student in my PhD program.

English

I received my Masters in English Education while teaching middle school. I was certified to teach in NYC under the transitional B teaching certificate. I successfully passed NYS general and English subject exams (LAST, CST, and ATS-W).

Reading

I received my Masters in English Education while teaching middle school. I was certified to teach in NYC under the transitional B teaching certificate. I successfully passed NYS general and English subject exams (LAST, CST, and ATS-W)

Spelling

I received my Masters in English Education while teaching middle school. I was certified to teach in NYC under the transitional B teaching certificate. I successfully passed NYS general and English subject exams (LAST, CST, and ATS-W)

New York University
English
Lehman College
MEd
University of Massachusetts Amhrst
PhD

Education

New York University (English)

Lehman College (MEd)

University of Massachusetts Amhrst (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Crystal will travel within 30 miles of Bronx, NY 10473.