Over 5 tutoring hours

Donovan S.

Hurleyville, NY

$40/hr

Patient, Thorough, Competent

In-person lessons
Replies in 2 days
Background check passed as of 10/14/12
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
2 Ratings
 
 
2 days Response Time

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City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College

About Donovan

I have spent over 18 years in New York City public school classrooms and at Sullivan County Community College helping students achieve their full potential in a variety of subjects. I teach kids; the subject matters less. I have experience working with students in 7th grade through college. My education started in Jamaica and ended in New York City where I became an American citizen.

I have learned from my experience to listen to students and to respect their needs. I have taught English language and literature with a special emphasis on writing. My approach to essay writing is to teach analysis and outlining. Students need to become more self-confident; they just have to tap into their own ideas and learn how to become simple, clear, and cogent. Sentence structure and grammar form a part of those three concepts.

I have mainly taught high school and college English. My specialty area was the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. I experienced great satisfaction dealing with students with demonstrated weaknesses in either their writing abilities or in reading comprehension. My passing rate on state mandated tests always approached 100%.

Besides teaching English, I also taught World History, SAT Preparation, American History. I hold a New York State Teacher's certificate for English. My undergraduate degree is from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.

I offer a firm grasp of literature, grammar, and writing expertise to ease a student through those difficult times when one-on-one tutoring is the best option for your child. I know what today's public school teachers expect of their students. I have been there myself. Together we can make a difference in your child's life.

Because of my experience in both the high school and college setting, I can offer my assistance to students at any level. Let's work together to create a positive learning framework for your child!
I have spent over 18 years in New York City public school classrooms and at Sullivan County Community College helping students achieve their full potential in a variety of subjects. I teach kids; the subject matters less. I have experience working with students in 7th grade through college. My education started in Jamaica and ended in New York Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Hurleyville, NY 12747
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donovan will travel within 40 miles of Hurleyville, NY 12747.

Background Check Status for Donovan S.

Donovan S. passed a background check on 10/14/12. The check was ordered by Donovan through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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