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Fran L.

New York, NY

$60/hour

Learning Can be Fun! Classroom Teacher Available For Tutoring

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Bard College
Literature
Columbia University- Teacher's College
Master's

Education

Bard College (Literature)

Columbia University- Teacher's College (Master's)

About Fran

I am a creative, enthusiastic teacher, and I love working with all kinds of students. I have a BA in Literature from Bard College and and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have worked in publishing, sales, and yes, I have worked for several years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy working with students of all ages and I feel that the one on one environment of a tutoring session allows me to focus my instruction on the individual and really meet his/her needs.

My undergraduate work in Literature, combined with a lifelong passion for reading and writing makes me an instructor whose enthusiasm for the subject comes across. I am able to get my students excited about ELA because I am excited about it as well. Furthermore, my background in Curriculum Development and experience as a teacher, qualities me to teach all subjects on an elementary level. No matter what subject I teach, I try to learn what interests my student and make the subject relevant to that in some way.

I have experience working in a variety of educational environments, and with students who have very different educational needs. These range from children with difficulties processing information, children with behavior management problems, ADD/ADHD, English Language Learners, and gifted and talented students. I believe that all children can learn i they are taught in the right way. Part of my job is to discover how a student learns best, and then to present the material in that way.

I am comfortable helping students prepare for tests, providing help and support with a difficult subject, or helping with study skills. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
I am a creative, enthusiastic teacher, and I love working with all kinds of students. I have a BA in Literature from Bard College and and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have worked in publishing, sales, and yes, I have worked for several years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy working with students of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of New York, NY 10128
In-person lessons
Art:
Theatre
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
American History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

I have taught using the common core on several grade levels. I have also written curriculum for several grade levels that is aligned with common core standards. I am familiar with the stated goals of the common core, and I keep those goals in mind with each lesson I teach. I have an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have done student teaching in third and fifth grade classrooms, and I have been a first grade assistant teacher as well as a second grade lead teacher. I have passed all of my exams for NY state certification.

English

I have a BA in Literature from Bard College, and I enjoy writing fiction in my spare time. I have taught third and fifth grade, and I enjoy English/Language Arts most of all, because it allows me to tailor my instruction to the interests of the student.

Phonics

I have taught phonics to my first, second and third grade students, as well as on a beginning level in pre-school. I studied literacy instruction for a year in graduate school. I am trained in the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project and I have experience with the NYC phonics curriculum and materials.

Reading

I have taught reading to several age groups. Regardless of the child's reading level, I always try to tie literacy instruction into his/her interests, so that he/she understands that reading is not a chore at all, but rather something to be enjoyed and valued.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies to first, second, third, and fifth grade students in different positions. I took a course in graduate school specifically geared toward teaching social studies. I also helped to design a 2-year fourth and fifth grade social studies curriculum.

Study Skills

I have always had excellent organization skills and study skills myself. As a student teacher, I saw that some of my students were unsure of how to study, manage their time, and begin to work on a project. I gave them individual strategies to help them address the areas in which they struggled. I continued to do this in my own classroom with students who I saw struggling.

Writing

I have taught writing to classes ranging from first through fifth grade. I emphasize that writing is a way for children to communicate and allow the word to hear (and understand!) their voice. I also enjoy writing in my spare time, and I believe that my enthusiasm for it comes across to my students.

Bard College
Literature
Columbia University- Teacher's College
Master's

Education

Bard College (Literature)

Columbia University- Teacher's College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fran will travel within 2 miles of New York, NY 10128.