NYU (Comp Lit)
The New School (Master's)
Baruch (Graduate Coursework)
Hi, kids! I'm eager to help you learn! Just a little bit about me: I started teaching when I was 20 years old, and have taught, tutored, and guided middle and high school students for many, many years. I was still in college when I began, and I taught French in a NYC private school. After that, I taught English in Paris, and when I returned to NYC, 5 years later, I taught English and history in a few different public schools. I also lived for 5 years in Santa Barbara, CA, where I started a small school to help struggling students. There, I taught English and math, art and physical education. I returned once more to NYC and continued to teach in both middle and high schools. I ended up starting another school in Brooklyn as principal, but I continued to teach and tutor students. I've recently moved to the Hudson area and want to continue supporting kids' learning up here! I'm super energetic and familiar with youth culture: music, social media, movies, etc.
I love nothing more than guiding kids to hone their skills, to think deeply, and most importantly, to enjoy learning. I do this by building trust, really listening, and breaking down material so kids can understand it. I am patient, respectful, and well-organized, and sometimes goofy and funny. I have a strong base in math (up to algebra 2), English (writing, reading, and analytic skills), French, social studies, and middle school science. I'm ready to energize young people and to inspire them to be successful!
When I begin with a student, we talk about what's really behind their challenges and how we'll face them together. Depending on the subject, I use your own materials from school, but also other resources, including online sites that I know are helpful. We set doable goals together, and regularly review what you've mastered. I help students learn the strategies and skills to be independent learners. I can help you feel confident about your learning, and I can show you great ways of doing well on projects and tests. Hi, kids! I'm eager to help you learn! Just a little bit about me: I started teaching when I was 20 years old, and have taught, tutored, and guided middle and high school students for many, many years. I was still in college when I began, and I taught French in a NYC private school. After that, I taught English in Paris, and when I returned to
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I have tutored numerous students in grades 3 through 6. I also taught 5th and 6th grades at Renaissance Charter School, a charter school in Jackson Heights, NY. I am familiar with upper elementary curriculum, and have expertise in teaching spelling, literacy skills, reading, and elementary math.
my many years as a classroom teacher, I've taught students handwriting, especially those who struggled with it. One element of my strategy was to use disposable fountain pens with different colored ink. The pens, because of their novelty, motivated students and they stuck with the practice of forming letters with care.
I have been an educator at the middle and high school levels for over 25 years, specializing in supporting at-risk youth. My methodology includes focusing on developing the skills necessary to keep a student on-task rather than anxious and unproductive. These range from "determining importance" to prioritizing work, from developing vocabulary skills to calendaring, from building stamina to relaxation techniques. I have also tutored students with special needs around developing focus, breaking down tasks, and managing time. I have also delivered professional development around study skills to new teachers as an assistant principal and principal.