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Cheryl F.

Reading, Writing, and ESOL Tutor

Reading, Writing, and ESOL Tutor

$75/hour

  • 1,026 hours tutoring

  • Midtown East New York, NY 10017

About Cheryl


Bio

I bring to my tutoring an extensive and varied educational and work history. After several years of running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education, I returned to teaching and tutoring adults and children, with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), reading, and writing. I have a background in program development and administration, ranging from a pilot program for graduate students...

I bring to my tutoring an extensive and varied educational and work history. After several years of running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education, I returned to teaching and tutoring adults and children, with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), reading, and writing. I have a background in program development and administration, ranging from a pilot program for graduate students of journalism to a university writing center to weeklong professional development institutes for teachers and other child development specialists. In addition to higher education, I have worked in nonprofit theatre, public library, and retail settings. As a freelance tutor, I have taught both English language learners and native English speakers at all ages and levels. I am a writer, photographer, and audio storyteller/producer, and I seek opportunities to use those tools to encourage and support reading, literacy, and language learning in any format. I hold a Master of Arts from New York University in Teaching English to Non-Native English Speakers at the College and Adult Level and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Law and Society.


Education

University of California at Santa Barbara
Law and Society
New York University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable, depending on subject and financial needs.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/18/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am an avid reader, a writer, and an editor. I also studied English grammar and linguistics extensively as part of my graduate degree in teaching English to non-native speakers. My understanding of English grammar has been expanded even further by my own studies of other languages, and that has in turn shaped my teaching of the subject.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I ultimately decided to focus on college and adult education for my master's degree, I also took graduate level courses in child development, observation and participatory experience with children, and elementary education. I completed classroom observations in Pre-K through 6th grade classes. I returned to teaching and tutoring after several years of working on the administrative side of higher education, running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education. In addition to my work as a freelance reading, writing, and ESOL tutor, I have provided after-school homework help to elementary students at a nonprofit writing and tutoring center and taught an after-school reading class for fifth graders. I also taught gymnastics to K-4th grade students in an after-school program for two years. Furthermore, I was the youth coordinator in a public library for two years, working with children, teens, teachers, and parents to meet their literacy and research needs. I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am an avid reader, a writer, and an editor. I also studied English grammar and linguistics extensively as part of my graduate degree in teaching English to non-native speakers. My understanding of English grammar has been expanded even further by my own studies of other languages, and that has in turn shaped my teaching of the subject.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I provide private one-to-one and small group reading, writing, and English language instruction to elementary, middle school, high school, college, and graduate students, as well as adult learners, tailoring lessons to fit each student’s individual needs and priorities. I scaffold students' writing habits, processes, and strategies for academic, professional, and personal papers. I work with students to improve organization, research, use of evidence, revision, grammar, and mechanics. I assist students in their understanding of close reading of fiction and non-fiction literature and guide reading development for students ranging from emerging readers to advanced students of literature. I also provide editing and proofreading services.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am an avid reader, a writer, and an editor. I also studied English grammar and linguistics extensively as part of my graduate degree in teaching English to non-native speakers. My understanding of English grammar has been expanded even further by my own studies of other languages, and that has in turn shaped my teaching of the subject.
Literature,

Literature

I provide private one-to-one and small group instruction in literature to elementary, middle school, high school, and college students, tailoring lessons to fit each student’s individual needs and priorities. I develop curricula in literature for home-schooled students. I perform readers' advisory to connect students with appropriate reading materials. I also work with existing syllabi to support students in their regular coursework. I scaffold students' writing habits, processes, and strategies for academic papers. I help students improve organization, develop research skills, incorporate evidence, edit for grammar and mechanics, and revise their writing. I assist students in their understanding of close reading of fiction and non-fiction literature and encourage them to engage with texts in a variety of ways.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.
Writing,

Writing

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have acted as the co-director of a university writing center, mentoring student tutors and providing one-to-one writing assistance. I have also provided one-to-one writing tutoring privately to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I started a teen literary e-zine/blog and edited book reviews written by teen reviewers for a leading library journal. I am a writer and an editor, and I have a genuine love of writing, reading, languages, and the teaching and learning process.
Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I ultimately decided to focus on college and adult education for my master's degree, I also took graduate level courses in child development, observation and participatory experience with children, and elementary education. I completed classroom observations in Pre-K through 6th grade classes. I returned to teaching and tutoring after several years of working on the administrative side of higher education, running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education. In addition to my work as a freelance reading, writing, and ESOL tutor, I have provided after-school homework help to elementary students at a nonprofit writing and tutoring center and taught an after-school reading class for fifth graders. I also taught gymnastics to K-4th grade students in an after-school program for two years. Furthermore, I was the youth coordinator in a public library for two years, working with children, teens, teachers, and parents to meet their literacy and research needs. I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had.
English,

English

I provide private one-to-one and small group reading, writing, and English language instruction to elementary, middle school, high school, college, and graduate students, as well as adult learners, tailoring lessons to fit each student’s individual needs and priorities. I scaffold students' writing habits, processes, and strategies for academic, professional, and personal papers. I work with students to improve organization, research, use of evidence, revision, grammar, and mechanics. I assist students in their understanding of close reading of fiction and non-fiction literature and guide reading development for students ranging from emerging readers to advanced students of literature. I also provide editing and proofreading services.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.
Writing

Writing

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have acted as the co-director of a university writing center, mentoring student tutors and providing one-to-one writing assistance. I have also provided one-to-one writing tutoring privately to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I started a teen literary e-zine/blog and edited book reviews written by teen reviewers for a leading library journal. I am a writer and an editor, and I have a genuine love of writing, reading, languages, and the teaching and learning process.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I ultimately decided to focus on college and adult education for my master's degree, I also took graduate level courses in child development, observation and participatory experience with children, and elementary education. I completed classroom observations in Pre-K through 6th grade classes. I returned to teaching and tutoring after several years of working on the administrative side of higher education, running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education. In addition to my work as a freelance reading, writing, and ESOL tutor, I have provided after-school homework help to elementary students at a nonprofit writing and tutoring center and taught an after-school reading class for fifth graders. I also taught gymnastics to K-4th grade students in an after-school program for two years. Furthermore, I was the youth coordinator in a public library for two years, working with children, teens, teachers, and parents to meet their literacy and research needs. I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had.
English,

English

I provide private one-to-one and small group reading, writing, and English language instruction to elementary, middle school, high school, college, and graduate students, as well as adult learners, tailoring lessons to fit each student’s individual needs and priorities. I scaffold students' writing habits, processes, and strategies for academic, professional, and personal papers. I work with students to improve organization, research, use of evidence, revision, grammar, and mechanics. I assist students in their understanding of close reading of fiction and non-fiction literature and guide reading development for students ranging from emerging readers to advanced students of literature. I also provide editing and proofreading services.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.
Writing

Writing

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have acted as the co-director of a university writing center, mentoring student tutors and providing one-to-one writing assistance. I have also provided one-to-one writing tutoring privately to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I started a teen literary e-zine/blog and edited book reviews written by teen reviewers for a leading library journal. I am a writer and an editor, and I have a genuine love of writing, reading, languages, and the teaching and learning process.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I ultimately decided to focus on college and adult education for my master's degree, I also took graduate level courses in child development, observation and participatory experience with children, and elementary education. I completed classroom observations in Pre-K through 6th grade classes. I returned to teaching and tutoring after several years of working on the administrative side of higher education, running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education. In addition to my work as a freelance reading, writing, and ESOL tutor, I have provided after-school homework help to elementary students at a nonprofit writing and tutoring center and taught an after-school reading class for fifth graders. I also taught gymnastics to K-4th grade students in an after-school program for two years. Furthermore, I was the youth coordinator in a public library for two years, working with children, teens, teachers, and parents to meet their literacy and research needs. I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches. While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.
Writing

Writing

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL. I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have acted as the co-director of a university writing center, mentoring student tutors and providing one-to-one writing assistance. I have also provided one-to-one writing tutoring privately to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I started a teen literary e-zine/blog and edited book reviews written by teen reviewers for a leading library journal. I am a writer and an editor, and I have a genuine love of writing, reading, languages, and the teaching and learning process.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (228 ratings)
5 star
(215)
4 star
(13)
3 star
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Reviews


Flexible and Helpful

Cheryl is the best! She is very flexible and is willing to adjust her teaching plan based on our needs. She is also very patient with kids. Our kids love her.

Lena, 12 lessons with Cheryl

Tailors Instruction to Student Needs

Reserving the fifth star for when we see the results, but Cheryl has done very well so far by listening to our concerns as parents and to our son to help structure ways for him to develop better study habits and become more organized. She followed up the second meeting with a detailed written report that will help us to gauge his progress. She is intelligent and clearly experienced with a variety of students.

Daniel, 21 lessons with Cheryl

A great match

It is a bit early to report our advantages but so far Cheryl way exceeded what she wrote about herself. She is knowledgeable and experienced tutor who is able to organize the lessons and attract students.

Oleg, 18 lessons with Cheryl

Knowledgeable and kind

We are happy to find Cheryl. She is professional. My daughter is very weak in English but Cheryl found the way to teach her without talking her native language. Cheryl is very nice and kind perfect teacher.

Maria, 6 lessons with Cheryl

She cares about my concern in improving English.

Cheryl helped me set up a schedule to improve my English fluency. I like about Cheryl's tutoring are: she helped me to navigate which approach is best fit for me, and she is patient and caring. Moreover, she have brought materials that fit for me to start work on them, which I really appreciate. Cheryl helped me to accomplish creating a schedule to improve my English.

Helen, 7 lessons with Cheryl

First rate, superb.

Practical, focused on individual needs, intelligently and creatively customized. Excellent organization and planning. Strong communication skills and experience as mentor and coach.

Jeff , 6 lessons with Cheryl

Patient and organized!

Cheryl has been working with my son for a few months and she has always been prepared, punctual and organized. She has brought creative ideas and techniques and responded to all questions and issues that have cropped up along the way. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor!

Robert, 38 lessons with Cheryl

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