Certified Tutor (Dual M.A: NYU): Writing/Reading; Tests/H.W; Languages
Certified Tutor (Dual M.A: NYU): Writing/Reading; Tests/H.W; Languages
Laurel, 11 lessons with Adi
Response time: 7 hours
My name is Adi and I am a NYC, DOE certified tutor with two M.A. degrees in Education from NYU in English and Theatre Education. As a teacher and tutor, I specialize in essay writing, cover letters, college/M.A/M.B.A applications, reading comprehension, test preparation, homework assistance, presentation skills, and both verbal and written language development (English and Hebrew). I have worked with people of all ages (from toddlers to senior citizens) and am extremely...
My name is Adi and I am a NYC, DOE certified tutor with two M.A. degrees in Education from NYU in English and Theatre Education. As a teacher and tutor, I specialize in essay writing, cover letters, college/M.A/M.B.A applications, reading comprehension, test preparation, homework assistance, presentation skills, and both verbal and written language development (English and Hebrew). I have worked with people of all ages (from toddlers to senior citizens) and am extremely patient, efficient, and passionate about my work.
The process of comprehending and retaining new information, as well as learning new skills, is different for each student; therefore, I customize my teaching approach and lesson for diverse learners. My goal is to encourage students to actively participate in the learning process and acquire the skills needed to become self-sufficient life-long learners. My approach is to foster an environment in which learning is both accessible and fun! If you would like to know more about my educational path both as a student and teacher, please read my full bio below.
I am an acting coach, director, and theatre teacher. I am a SAG/AFTRA member. My bio and demo reel could be found on IMDB and NYcastings.com
I am an experienced HEBREW tutor, customizing my lessons for your individual learning objectives. I speak, read, and write Hebrew fluently. I provide vocabulary worksheets and vocal CD's each lesson so that the learner can practice their pronunciation for the following lesson, as well as the context for which the word can be used. I provide writing, reading, and speaking exercises and materials in order to teach tenses, verb conjugations, and gender choices. I believe that language acquisition is best learned through consistent practice of speaking, reading, and/or writing regularly. Therefore, I encourage learners to keep practicing in between our sessions and provide resources and vocal CD's to support that process.
BREAK IT DOWN: MY EXPERIENCES & SPECIALIZATIONS
Researching, outlining, writing, and editing expository, persuasive, analytical, and argumentative essays and research papers (including in-text citations (NYC DOE certified in English and Theatre Education K-12)
College/Graduate School entrance essays and applications (experience with various application processes for 50+ colleges/universities including NYU, Columbia, Pace, and Fordham)
SAT Prep (ELA component): I taught an SAT prep class at two different high schools in Queens and Manhattan (SAT practice books are included for FREE when you book a minimum of ten one-hour sessions).
Homework help: I have over 20 years of experience with homework assistance (Pre-K to Graduate School)
Test Prep & Testing Skills: All test scores (from Elementary school quizzes to standardized testing) can be maximized when you learn HOW to take a test (i.e. the techniques and skills specific to the test).
Presentations, Speeches, and Auditions (member of SAG/AFTRA; experience as a coach and director) *Acting Resume Available
Language Development:I speak, read, and write Hebrew fluently; I am proficient in Spanish); Writing Experience Above (Research, Drafts, Editing, Citing, etc.)
Acting Coach/ Director: Theatre teacher at Queens Metropolitan High School: Directed HS Musical, Grease, West Side Story, Murder Mystery
THE WHOLE SCOOP:
I completed a B.A. in 2001, an M.A. in 2003, and a second M.A. in 2009 all from New York University with concentrations in Speech Communications, Educational Theater, and English Education. Although my two M.A. degrees provided me with dual certification in English (ELA) and Theatre (K-12) Education and initiated my career as a full-time NYC teacher, my passion and experience with education had already commenced at least twenty years prior. I was only a sophomore attending Townsend Harris High School (one of the most esteemed and selective high schools in New York City with a concentration in Liberal Arts) when I began working as a tutor in the "Homework Help Room" at the local Forest Hills YMHA. Throughout college I was a freelance teaching artist for a non-profit literacy program (The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life ) that allowed me to work with hundreds of students in over fifty schools around New York City. Upon completion of my first M.A. from NYU, I was hired as the Associate Education Director for Literature to Life; a job which entailed the overseeing of curriculum writing and implementation into the school system. My team and I collaborated with English teachers in activating novels being read in the classroom through various styles of writing workshop and the integration of drama into the curricula. After five years of working at APT, I decided I could better serve my students on a consistent basis as a full-time teacher. This is when I returned to NYU to receive my second M.A. with a dual certification in English and Theater. I am now a full-time teacher at a high school in Forest Hills and tutor part-time.
As a teacher and tutor, I specialize in essay writing, reading comprehension, test preparation, homework assistance, presentation skills, and both verbal and written language development (English/Hebrew). I have worked with people of all ages (from toddlers to senior citizens) and am extremely patient, efficient, and passionate about my work. The process of comprehending and retaining new information and learning new skills is different for each student; therefore, I customize my teaching approach and lesson for diverse learners. My goal is to encourage students to actively participate in the learning process and acquire the skills needed to become self-sufficient life-long learners. My approach is to foster an environment in which learning is both accessible and fun!
Adi is a very professional and excellent teacher. She corrected me politely and constructively. She is very friendly and easy to work with. With just one class so far, I learned a lot! Thank you!Laurel, 11 lessons with Adi
Wonderful and understanding tutor
Adi asked what I wanted to work on and came through with a agenda that improved my speaking skills. She has helped improve my confidence. Pays careful attention to my progress and has encouraged me to engage in more activities. Always ready with extra material that relates to my studies. She is a great tutor that I recommend for anyone willing to do better.Almendra, 10 lessons with Adi
Adi is knowledgeable, patient and passionate tutor.
There was so much fun in Adi's lesson; she has a good sense of humor which made English learning full of fun, and it helped me wanting to learn more. Because she has wonderful educational background and experience, she always gave me good advices. Excellent tutor!Serena, 10 lessons with Adi
My daughter Julia has learned so much from Adi. She feels confident to take her ACT now. Julia is a very anxious test taker. These sessions with Adi has made her feel confident and ready. I highly recommend Adi as a tutor. I would use Adi as a tutor again should my daughter feel the need for her expertise and knowledge.Eve, 3 lessons with Adi
Dedicated, and enthusiastic tutor!
When my son started second grade, he was overwhelmed with all the reading that he need to comprehend. We were so fortunate to have find Adi at WyzAnt. She put him back on track, help him to breaking down the reading materials and teaching him how to learn. In just a month, I could see that he is becoming an independent reader with a better skill to understand the content of his books. Adi also help him to become a better speaker by correcting his posture and bringing up his volume and speaking clearly during public speaking with her theatre background. Adi was also very helpful in terms of giving me a detail review of each lesson, that allow me to go over again with my son and let me understand what his strength and weakness is. I would highly recommend Adi.Austin, 3 lessons with Adi
Dedicated and goal-oriented
Without a doubt, Adi is an amazing and enthusiastic tutor. She has provided me many useful advice. If you are looking for a dedicated tutor who can help you with your English, she will be your right choice!Schuyler, 1 lesson with Adi
I really enjoyed working with Adi. She was very patient and showed that she really cared about my progress. She was great at asking me questions that made me see things from a different perspective. She was also willing to work with my hectic schedule. Highly recommend!Natalie, 1 lesson with Adi
Thoughtful, prepared, and very engaged
I worked with Adi to help write a personal statement and it was such a great experience. Not only was she was prompt and professional in her replies to set up the appointment, she took on this project with great care and thought. Adi came prepared, asking me questions about myself and my work to better our session. She was focused and engaged and made me feel really confident and comfortable-- she is smart and relatable. This was my first experience using the site and my expectations were completely surpassed-- it was a great session and I recommend to anyone!Jamie, 1 lesson with Adi
Response time: 7 hours