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Dennis W.

Centereach, NY

$50/hour

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Reading, and Test Prep Skills

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great knowledge and easy going manner
— Joe, Commack, NY on 1/4/16

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Stony Brook University
English
Dowling College Oakdale NY
Enrolled

Education

Stony Brook University (English)

Dowling College Oakdale NY (Enrolled)

About Dennis

I am currently working towards my Masters in Adolescent Education. My undergraduate degree was in English accompanied by a Korean Studies minor.

I currently teach in an Elementary reading room and English at the highschool level. On the side i work at a special education high school.

Prior to completing my undergraduate degree, I was awarded an internship to teach English to elementary school students in Korea for 1 year. During this time I taught ESL to students from kindergarten to 6th grade. I also worked for an Ivy league tutoring agency teaching English.

I have been tutoring for years. It is something that I really enjoy, I like being the catalyst to a students self discovery and success.

My sessions are primarily English based. On wyzant most of my clients are seeking help with SAT/ACTs where I aid and assist students in their reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and study skills. However, I am very flexible and I am able to tutor in any of my listed subjects efficiently. I have a passion for learning and a passion for teaching, it is my goal to pass on my infectious love of learning.
I am currently working towards my Masters in Adolescent Education. My undergraduate degree was in English accompanied by a Korean Studies minor.

I currently teach in an Elementary
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Centereach, NY 11720

"Great knowledge and easy going manner"

- Joe, Commack, NY on 1/4/16

"Great tutor!"

- Arina, Bay Shore, NY on 2/2/16
Science:
Astronomy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have a lot of experience with higher education. I have spent the better part of the last 8 years in a higher education institution.

I graduated with my associate's degree with honors from community college. I graduated with honors in English from Stony Brook University. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program in education where I have maintained a 4.0 at Dowling College. At the present time I am going through the process of submitting my applications to English PhD programs.

With all of my experience in higher education I feel that I can offer a lot of guidance, counseling and support from my own personal experiences.

I have dealt with the process of FAFSA, college applications, making schedules, figuring out the best path, changing majors, etc.

In the past I have aided and assisted numerous friends and coworkers with their college applications and essays. I also helped them with schedule creation. I also worked as a PR for the school helping students find their way in their higher education academic endeavors.

Special Needs

For the past two years I have worked 1:1 with students with special needs. I aided and assisted them both in their academics and in life skills. I have helped students from numerous different backgrounds and levels of need. I have been commended for my dedication to helping students succeed and I pride myself on that. I feel that all students have the ability to succeed given the proper tools, guidance, support, and reinforcement. I read an reviewed each students IEP in order to create proper interventions and learning plans catered to each individual students needs.

I am currently working towards my Master's in Adolescent Education. My undergraduate degree was in English accompanied by a Korean Studies minor. I currently work for an educational services agency as a paraprofessional for students with special needs. Further, I have worked with students at their homes, both assisting parents and helping children with their school work as well as their duties at home. During my time in special education I have worked with approximately 30 students who all differ in their area of needs. Some students were able to keep up with work just beneath grade level and some I would help to build up their fundamental knowledge (ABCs, #s, colors, shapes, etc.) I have had a lot of experience working hands on with these students trying to help them gain the most from their education so that way they can move on and become functional successful members of society.

Study Skills

I have experience utilizing an enormity of different study techniques over the span of my educational career. I am currently in my Master's program for education and I am learning a number of new studying techniques to both use and teach to students. Also I have spent 3 years in the classroom teaching students how to succeed by using different learning scaffolding and comprehension techniques. The experience I have had working with students who have diverse backgrounds and abilities has qualified me to help struggling students with new study strategies.

Stony Brook University
English
Dowling College Oakdale NY
Enrolled

Education

Stony Brook University (English)

Dowling College Oakdale NY (Enrolled)

Great knowledge and easy going manner — Dennis helped me not only grasp my strengths and weaknesses but also gave me the encouragement to go forward and do well. ...

— Joe, Commack, NY on 1/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 12 miles of Centereach, NY 11720.