St. John's University
Queens College, CUNY, New York (MEd)
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
I am a talented, successful English Language Arts Teacher with 10 years of experience, a diverse background and skills. I had been designated a Lead Teacher by the New York City Board of Education prior to my resignation as a result of a death threat. I can provide expert close reading skills development utilizing various genres and discussions employing The Workshop Model. I have extensive experience developing
curriculum and have received training in use of online writing tools through the New
York City Writing Project, as well as professional development in the new, New York
State Common Core Standards..
I am extraordinarily effective in developing writing skills by relying on both my
legal writing background and the 6+1 Traits of Writing. I have been referred to as
one of the best writing teachers pedagogues have ever seen. I have a wealth of
experience within and without the classroom that will benefit any student. I have highly
developed classroom management skills and experience teaching in racially diverse,
My legal and military backgrounds, combined with training in the new New York State
Common Core Standards, as well as training in the use of technology and cooperative
learning facilitate rapid progress in learning. Further, utilization of the higher levels of
Bloom’s taxonomy and activities designed to address multiple intelligences have been
easily incorporated into my past learning environments.
Materials such as unit and lesson plans and writing samples are available upon request
and I have impeccable references. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. I am a talented, successful English Language Arts Teacher with 10 years of experience, a diverse background and skills. I had been designated a Lead Teacher by the New York City Board of Education prior to my resignation as a result of a death threat. I can provide expert close reading skills development utilizing various genres and discussions
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I graduated from Cardozo Law School in 1981. I was a practicing litigation attorney for 10 years; I am admitted to practice law in NY, NJ and CA. I am also a certified English and literacy teacher and have been teaching in classrooms for 8 years and I've been a one on one tutor for two years. I am known for my expertise in writing, and I am a member of the New York City Writer's Project. I have kept up with the requirements of the various bar exams, and I know I can assist you in maximizing your scores on the essay portions of the exam.
I am a certified English teacher, a certified literacy teacher and I am in the process of completing my special education certification. I have seven years of experience teaching in a conventional classroom, including special education students, and I have two years of experience working one-on-one with at-risk students. I am a former attorney with tremendous writing experience and expertise. I utilize the 6+1 Traits of Writing and have been successfully using this strategy for several years.