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Carol B.

New York, NY

$65/hour

Carol B. Reading, Writing, Literature, ESL, College Essay Prep

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UC Berkeley
English
The New School University
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley (English)

The New School University (Master's)

About Carol

I received an email from a former student the other day in which he thanked me for encouraging him to return to college. Family hardship had forced him to drop out and take a job. Now he is back at school while working part-time.

Since I began teaching in a high school in Oakland, California, I have taken a personal interest in my students. In a sense, I fall in love with them. It's not a romantic love, of course, but it is a devotion. Every young person struggling to achieve an education is precious to me, and every effort they make is rewarded by moving onto the next step of that journey. I have taught in California, New York, and England. I am now an adjunct associate professor of writing at NYU, and I have several private clients working on essays, memoirs, books, or test preparation.

Educational achievement is an effort. It takes discipline and organization as well as curiosity for new experiences and ideas. I remember when my own daughter was floundering at school, overhwelmed by the deadlines and demands of her five high school classes. I bought her a teacher's plan book where she could visually see what lay ahead. This simple tool helped her to relax and begin to enjoy her studies. Undaunted, she went on to take advanced placement tests and was accepted at an ivy league university.

Studying is both hard work and pleasurable. There is no pleasure in learning without effort, and no pleasure in studying on one's own without strong experienced mentorship.

I received an email from a former student the other day in which he thanked me for encouraging him to return to college. Family hardship had forced him to drop out and take a job. Now he is back at school while working part-time.

Since I began teaching in a high school in Oakland,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of New York, NY 10040
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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UC Berkeley
English
The New School University
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley (English)

The New School University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 40 miles of New York, NY 10040.