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Sonya G.

Brooklyn, NY

$65/hour

Author with a BA, MS in English and passion for education

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$65/Hour


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University of California Santa Cruz
Modern Literature
New York University
Master's

Education

University of California Santa Cruz (Modern Literature)

New York University (Master's)

About Sonya

I'd love to inspire others through my passion for English, books, writing, and education. I worked at UC Berkeley developing successful elementary school curriculums in science and literacy education for grades 2-5. This included teachers guide material and strategy in the classroom, proper assessment, scaffolding, modeling, and hands-on activities. I wrote a children's book about a PhD candidate studying nanoparticles and communicating chemistry with the scientific community for a 4th-5th grade audience that was published as part of the curriculum.

Then I moved to New York to pursue a master's degree in the business of publishing and digital media. I have varied interests: psychology, history, science, literacy. I'm a professional proofreader and editor who is looking for an opportunity to use my past experience to help others achieve the best results possible on their papers, tests, assignments, and to feel good about learning and their accomplishments.

I have helped my own classmates in high school edit and improve their English papers to get higher grades. I've worked to create educational materials for students in elementary school. For a time, I worked at a company that prepared students who needed extra help in writing and English in school, and to prepare for the annual state exams every spring. I've studied literacy and pedagogy and I've helped developed digital learning tools for classrooms at one of the largest educational publishers in the world. I write and read in my spare time, and I'm a freelance digital media consultant.

I want to be a tutor to spread a love of learning that I've always had throughout my life; I've had great teachers who kept me motivated and helped me when I had difficult questions. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a tutoring session.
I'd love to inspire others through my passion for English, books, writing, and education. I worked at UC Berkeley developing successful elementary school curriculums in science and literacy education for grades 2-5. This included teachers guide material and strategy in the classroom, proper assessment, scaffolding, modeling, and hands-on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have worked on curriculum development for grades K-6 at the University of California and at McGraw-Hill Education. Some of these materials focused on English Language Learners and skills they can use when learning to read new words that might look and sound like words from Spanish or other languages.

University of California Santa Cruz
Modern Literature
New York University
Master's

Education

University of California Santa Cruz (Modern Literature)

New York University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sonya will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.