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Donovan S.

Patient, Thorough, Competent

Patient, Thorough, Competent

$40/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

  • Hurleyville, NY 12747

About Donovan


Bio

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...

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!


Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
undergrad

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Hurleyville, NY 12747
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/14/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Donovan hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics

Summer

ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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$40/hour

Donovan S.

$40/hour

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