Barnard College (English)
Columbia University (Master's)
Columbia University Teachers' College (EdD)
I have taught English at New York City Technical College for over thirty years as a full professor. I taught writing, basic, intermediate, and advanced, reading, and speech. Mostly I taught writing styles, as well as vocabulary, grammar, and structure. I have a doctorate degree and two Masters' degrees from Columbia University and Columbia Teachers College. I retired two years ago, and find that I miss student contact and teaching. I also practice taught many years ago at the Dalton School in NYC for one year. I also taught English as a Second Language for three years at City Tech(as it is sometimes called) and enjoyed it a great deal. Before City Tech, I taught at almost all branches of the City University of New York, as well as Concordia College and Passaic County Community College. I am familiar with all of the writing, reading comprehension, and speech problems of high school and college students, and feel I can help correct them in a short period of time. I am a writer and poet myself,having published two books - one poetry collection called Forty Words For Love, and another reflecting the three years I spent in Japan called Japan: Funny Side Up, so I am familiar with the world of publishing books as well.
My interests outside of school include writing (a Memoir, currently), traveling around the world,
swimming, singing and acting. I have appeared in several movies and plays.
I'd like to meet and talk with you to assess your needs, and how I can be of help, how long it would
approximately take, what I charge, and prepare you for all tests coming up, as well as help in the
writing of your college essay by getting to know you and your particular needs, assignments, and tests
I hope to get to know you and help you turn failure into success. Perhaps we could also do some
reading comprehension as well in preparation for future schooling and future tests.
I think forty years of teaching writing, reading, speech and ESOL have helped me to understand the problems in
each subject that students have. My degrees, including a course in West African languages and a visit to Africa have
also helped, as have marking and preparing forty years of papers and tests, and enjoying interactions with students
until they did understand.
I have taught English at New York City Technical College for over thirty years as a full professor. I taught writing, basic, intermediate, and advanced, reading, and speech. Mostly I taught writing styles, as well as vocabulary, grammar, and structure. I have a doctorate degree and two Masters' degrees from Columbia University and Columbia