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Nina Z.

Brooklyn, NY

$58/hour

Experienced English tutor, SAT and GRE, essay writing

Background check passed as of 12/10/14
4.7 average from 43 ratings
Excellent thoughtful tutor!!!
— Francesco, Jersey City, NJ on 10/27/16

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New York University - University College
English
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
Other
New York University (NYU)
PhD

Education

New York University - University College (English)

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (Other)

New York University (NYU) (PhD)

About Nina

I would like to tell you about my qualifications for tutoring you in writing and literature. In the course of my career of over 30 years, I have been involved in educating students in all age ranges in variety of topics. I started out my career by teaching on the high school level. I taught English to high school seniors in New Jersey and created many courses to stimulate them to explore not only English but the interdisciplinary connections between literature, art, and music throughout Western culture. In addition, I spent many hours teaching them how to write and organize their thoughts.

I later spent over 10 years teaching Freshman composition at New York University, Seton Hall University, and Middlesex County College. At NYU, I was a Teaching Fellow in the Writing program which entailed working intensely with students on their writing. Because of new methodology introduced into the Program, students had to keep journals and share their work with their peers. They also did extensive revisions of their work.

Ultimately for my PhD thesis I studied the writing process of four of my students and their reactions to comments I wrote on their papers. My thesis proved the need for real communication with my students on a one to one basis if they were to be successful. I followed this philosophy at Middlesex where one of my students won a National writing award for her essay on her autistic brother. At NYU, I also oversaw many of the administrative issues related to the Writing program including constant reviewing of what it takes to be a good writer.

Later in my career, I worked as a Director of Executive Management programs at Polytechnic Institute of NYU and was a mentor for many of the female students who went through the Program coaching them on their communications skills. I also required that they go through a kind of writing process when doing their research reports which included being very clear about their purpose for doing the research and outlining their argument. This exercise proved invaluable as they developed their papers.

I am currently in a new phase of my career where I am an entrepreneur. I have established a fashion design business and have been able to use my considerable background to communicate my ideas to my clients in a concise and readable manner. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your development as a writer and a reader. I am experienced and patient and have been tutoring both adults and young adults for the past two years at Wyzant.
I would like to tell you about my qualifications for tutoring you in writing and literature. In the course of my career of over 30 years, I have been involved in educating students in all age ranges in variety of topics. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent thoughtful tutor!!!"

- Francesco, Jersey City, NJ on 10/27/16

"Great Tutor"

- Hanna, New York, NY on 3/16/16

"Very helpful"

- Elina, New York, NY on 4/24/15
Test Preparation:
Regents,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

I was the Co-Director of Executive Master's degree programs in Business Administration and Technology for over 13 years. I also taught business and management courses for thirteen years and designed curricula in the management of innovation and technology. I also worked as a Vice President of Strategic Planning at Merrill Lynch for 14 years.

English

I taught English to high school students for three years and then taught writing to freshmen at New York University and Middlesex County College in New Jersey for over 15 years.

Grammar

I taught English to high school and college students for over 10 years and am well qualified to teach grammar. I understand the rules of grammar and can impart them to students. I also did Doctoral work in the structure of grammar. I taught writing to students and when there was a need, we spent much time on lessons of grammar.

Literature

I taught literature to high school and college students for over 10 years and I think I am very qualified to teach students about literature. I have a Master's Degree in English Literature and Education and a PhD in Applied Linguistics which deals with how people use language. I have a great understanding of the great works of literature and can relate ideas to my students.

Regents

I am currently tutoring a student for the upcoming English Regents at the end of the month. I have been working with this student on poetry analysis and helping him develop strategies for essay writing. I taught writing and literature to high school and college students for over 11 years and have been successful in helping students with developing strategies for writing persuasive essays as well as essays for literary analysis--two of the more challenging parts of the Regents English exam. In addition, I have worked extensively with students to improve their reading comprehension, another part of the Regents English Exam.

SAT Writing

I am experienced with helping students prepare for standardized tests. I just finished with a student who was preparing for the Regents English test and as a result of my tutoring, he got a significantly higher score.

Sewing

I am an experienced seamstress and have my own design business where I make luxury clothing for women. I have been sewing and tailoring for most of my adult life. I am a graduate if Fashion Institute of Technology's Ladies Tailoring program and received a certificate in Ladies Tailoring. I have also taken courses in hand sewing techniques and embellishments such as smocking, beading, and pleating.

Vocabulary

I have taught English literature, writing, and vocabulary to high school and college and am very qualified to tutor your daughter. In addiction to my BA I have a PhD in Linguistics.

Writing

I also have mentored students in graduate school and have helped them organize their ideas for graduate papers and for presentations. I am also a fashion designer and minored in Art History in college.

New York University - University College
English
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
Other
New York University (NYU)
PhD

Education

New York University - University College (English)

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (Other)

New York University (NYU) (PhD)

Excellent thoughtful tutor!!! — Nina always has the right advise. She helped me to see what I was wrong in my paper by providing simple and endless examples. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I'm becoming a better writer thanks to her. ...

— Francesco, Jersey City, NJ on 10/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $58.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nina will travel within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217.