Elementary & MS, K-Adults, Special Needs, ESL Art
Elementary & MS, K-Adults, Special Needs, ESL Art
Currently an employed Education Specialist and prevocational/transitional employment advisor for adults, I have taught all ages and abilities. NYS certified teacher; MS in Art Therapy. TESOL Certified. I offer my tutor clients both homework support and hands-on multi-sensory activities to reinforce learning or to strengthen weaknesses. I can support parents in navigating the educational system and support homeschooling parents and their children. Many successes over the years of very...
Currently an employed Education Specialist and prevocational/transitional employment advisor for adults, I have taught all ages and abilities. NYS certified teacher; MS in Art Therapy. TESOL Certified. I offer my tutor clients both homework support and hands-on multi-sensory activities to reinforce learning or to strengthen weaknesses. I can support parents in navigating the educational system and support homeschooling parents and their children. Many successes over the years of very difficult education challenges (Please read clients' comments). Semi-private sessions are available at $45/per student in semi-private lessons.
I am a compassionate, creative academic tutor who meets with students to help them navigate through hardships that may be holding them back. I can also offer small motor control improvement, in accord with OT goals. Lessons are always customized to meet the needs of the students/client and tend to be multi-sensory.
Experienced with bi-lingual classes, and adult English as a second language. I also taught basic computer skills, grammar, writing, English, social studies, science and math, basic Spanish and health. I have taught visual arts to k-adults, including HS/college drawing and painting.
I am very interested in bridging cultures. As a program developer and teacher ambassador for Kids to Kids International, I have presented to the American Literacy Association, National Arts Club, and several libraries. As a therapeutic educator, I have presented at BOCES to Westchester schools' social workers and psychologists, Westchester Child Care Council, and libraries. In 2004, I spent a month in South America where I brought U.S. student-created picture books and school supplies to schools along the Amazon river, the desert, coastal and mountain regions of Peru. I also met with ministers of education there and members of the World Bank trying to gain support for educational programs to the poor. In 2017 I volunteered also in Peru working in a children's hospital and rehabilitation home to foster developmental growth. I have also been an invited writer and presenter for Catholic Charities.
I am an education and social concerns presenter and am available to groups who may be interested.
It is very hard to motivate my son Sahil to do anything related to writing. In just three lessons so far I see an improvement in his handwriting and his motivation level. Rosemary really made an effort to find what my son's interests were and created lessons around those topics. He looks forward to his lessons and time with Rosemary! I am very impressed and would highly recommend her.Seema, 95 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
I am so impressed with Sahil; He is so smart and capable! Thank you very much for such positive feedback!
Someone to Trust
Rosemary is someone you can trust to be kind, compassionate and bring out the best in you. She pretty much goes beyond drawing. She enters your world. At a time when I was unable to trust anyone, she taught me how to trust. Rosemary used art to teach me how to control my emotions and how to look past the traumas of my childhood and my fears of rejection and the pain of not knowing who I was. Before I met Rosemary, I didn’t know how to draw people. She taught me simple cartooning techniques that enabled me to express my emotions and feelings. When I didn’t know the words to express myself, I was able to explain myself though cartoons. I highly recommend Rosemary.Alex, 13 lessons with Rosemary
A very Knowledgeable, patient and skillful tutor
Rosemary is a very professional and skillful tutor. She is highly knowledgeable on tutoring little kids and attract their attentions. She will always prepare each lesson in advanceand design each lesson with various activities. My kids love her very much. They enjoy her class. I highly recommend Rosemary to any parents who wants to find a good tutor for their little kids.Snow, 37 lessons with Rosemary
Rosemary is a fantastic tutor and has been tremendously helpful. We homeschool our son, who is 14 years old and has Aspergers-related learning issues. (He is at a middle-school level in all subjects). Rosemary has been handling a large part of his reading and writing curriculum (grammar, reading, writing) through regular lessons. Her lessons are well-organized; she uses effective, step-by step teaching methods for lessons in grammar, and for reading/writing. Rosemary also makes sure that learning is always fun, and that our son never loses interest. (Our son enjoys Rosemary's lesson a great deal). Rosemary has much experience with special-needs kids and can provide insights into their strengths and weaknesses. Rosemary also very effectively uses hands-on art-related exercises to emphasize the creative/expressive aspects of language and writing. This has been particularly helpful for our son, who has demonstrated artistic talent but needs help in writing. We have been very pleased with his progress.Jonathan, 43 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
Jonathan, thank you for such glowing praise! Honestly, your son is a wonderful student, he learns quickly and has great ideas! It truly is a pleasure tutoring him!
Rosemary helped my son who has Autism with a school project about the Civil War. My son is crazy about sports and she helped him create project about Civil War sports!! My son is happy and was very proud.Krishna, 47 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
Thank you for sharing this Krishna. Happy and proud students is what I reach for when I work with kids. We will hope and work towards future school work continuing to be a positive and happy experience!
Great Tutor! My child looks forward to meeting each day
Rosemary has been very helpful and encouraging to my child who is struggling with reading and writing. While being patient and kind Rosemary has effective techniques that encourage my son to practice reading and feel confident in his ability to learn difficult material. He looks forward to meeting with Rosemary and even asks about her on days that we are not able to meet. Rosemary provided us with an insightful and astute assessment of our son's abilities and the possible things that could be holding him back in his reading. This is helpful to us as parents as we begin to overcome his reading difficulties and I believe this will help us to make progress. Rosemary provides one-on-one attention which my son responds to and appeals to his artistic abilities which help in his reading and with math concepts as well. We very pleased with our experience with Rosemary and are grateful for Rosemary's help.Katie, 8 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
Katie, It is so gratifying to hear how much your son enjoys working with me. I really do enjoy his effort and personality. I am grateful to be a cog in the wheel. Thank you very much for sharing these thoughts!
Finding the light
My son was diagnosed with Dyslexia last spring. At 8 years old, he was barely identifying the whole alphabet and struggled to write his name. Rosemary has been a wonderful gift to us! Already, in just a few sessions, my son and I both see marked improvement in both his skills and his confidence around reading and writing. She is exceptionally patient and has a wealth of knowledge and tools to help my son learn techniques to navigate the tricky ins and outs of the written word. We are grateful for her and look forward to continued progress.Merritt, 31 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
Merritt it has been my pleasure to work with you and him. Nothing pleases me more than to learn about increases in confidence. You are so kind to use such generous words to describe me. Thank you very much!
Such a wonderful and patient teacher!!!
Mrs. Rosemary is very experienced and comes very well prepared for each lesson. I am a foreign language student and she helped me advanced my writing skills in English Language. If you are looking for a kind and knowledgeable tutor, she is the right person! Thank you so much for all of your help Mrs. Rosemary. With all my love and appreciation.Despina, 1 lesson with RosemaryTutor responded:
You are so very generous to describe me so well! Thank you so very much! Don't forget how terrific you are as a student!
Wonderful Special Needs Tutor!
Rosemary has worked with my daughter, who has a learning disability, for the past year. Their time together has proven to be very helpful! She has worked with her on various academic needs and classes, including diverse strategies for comprehension and memory into each session. She has also worked with art therapy to help with motor skills functioning. Rosemary differentiates strategies and methods throughout her sessions. She is very knowledgeable about different strategies for different needs. She is patient, positive, and enthusiastic! She goes above and beyond, and her sessions have become a part of the week my daughter looks forward to. She is truly an excellent tutor!Vita, 74 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
Vita, Thank you for the privilege of keeping me on the trusted educators team, working on behalf of your daughter; it has ALWAYS been a pleasure to interact with you and her. Thank you also for your very generous comments regarding my tutoring; No matter where I go, may I always keep them in mind and live up to them!
Patient and flexible art tutor.
Working with Rosemary was a true pleasure. My kids had such a wonderful time learning and developing their art skills with her. Rosemary broke things down for them to make it easy to understand and made sure to incorporate things they'd like in the lessons (Sponge Bob, animals etc.). She took the time to get to know their interests and this made learning techniques much more enjoyable and productive for them. Scheduling lessons was a breeze and I very much appreciated her flexibility. I recommend Rosemary without reservation.Mariella, 16 lessons with RosemaryTutor responded:
How very kind Mariella, thank you!