Reading, Writing, and ESOL Tutor
Reading, Writing, and ESOL Tutor
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.
Cheryl has done a wonderful job engaging my daughter!
We started working with Cheryl with the goal of helping my teenage daughter, who has a language processing issue, bump up her reading and writing skills. My daughter understood the importance of the work but quite frankly, was not thrilled about it. The first time we met Cheryl, she proved to be really professional and knowledgable. Most importantly, she exhibited a genuine interest in getting to know my daughter as an individual and tailoring the work they would be doing to her specific needs and interests. This really helped them establish a great relationship. Cheryl has been working with my daughter for weeks now. She gives excellent guidance and also respects my daughter's need to have input in terms of what they are working on. My daughter actually enjoys the lessons and is able to identify ways she needs help and wants to grow. We could not be more pleased with Cheryl's work and plan to have her work with my daughter for a long time to come!Elizabeth , 25 lessons with Cheryl
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