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Deborah M.

New York, NY

$80/hour

Experienced English tutor for reading, speaking, essays, test prep

5.0 average from 38 ratings

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Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
English Literature
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Master's

Education

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (English Literature)

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Master's)

About Deborah

With a background in writing, editing, performing, and teaching, I engage with each of my students based on their individual needs, whether it is improving their conversational English, reading, writing, or all of the above. I can also help with composition and editing essays, and schoolwork for children and adults who want to improve their grades. Scoring in the 99th percentile in the GRE verbal section, I can help you prepare for the written and verbal sections of standardized tests. I began my teaching and tutoring career over a decade ago, teaching English and Music to students at daycares and conservatories. I also provided tutoring and editing services for both native English speakers and foreign students, helping them brush up their essays and improve their reading, writing and speaking skills.

As a native English speaker with working knowledge of French and basic Hebrew, I can also help smooth the transition to the US for French and Hebrew speakers with very little background in English. I am also well versed in the differences between American and UK English. I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published author and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading publications, and have a secret love of sci-fi. I am currently an editor for a science-fiction and fantasy magazine where I enjoy helping writers hone their creative writing skills. I am comfortable working with children and adults, and love to learn about my students' backgrounds and hear their stories while teaching them English, which becomes as much a learning experience for me as it does for them.
With a background in writing, editing, performing, and teaching, I engage with each of my students based on their individual needs, whether it is improving their conversational Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Please note that my rate is for a 50 minute session. For more than one session a week I offer a reduced fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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Approved subjects

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English

I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published poet and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading publications, and am the editor for an online science-fiction and fantasy magazine.

ESL/ESOL

As a native English speaker with working knowledge of French and basic Hebrew, I can also help smooth the transition to the US for French and Hebrew speakers with very little background in English. I am also well versed in the differences between American and UK English. I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published poet and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading publications, and have a secret love of sci-fi. I am currently an editor for a science-fiction and fantasy magazine where I enjoy helping writers hone their creative writing skills. I am comfortable working with children and adults, and love to learn about my students’ backgrounds and hear their stories while teaching them English, which becomes as much a learning experience for me as it does for them.

Literature

I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published poet and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading global publications, and am the editor for an online science-fiction and fantasy magazine.

I am comfortable working with children and adults, and love to learn about my students’ backgrounds and hear their stories while teaching them English, which becomes as much a learning experience for me as it does for them.

Reading

With a background in writing, editing, performing, and teaching, I engage with each of my students based their individual needs, whether it is improving their conversational English, business English, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation or all of the above, or helping edit and prepare schoolwork or university papers for submission. I began my teaching and tutoring career over a decade ago, teaching English and music to students at daycares and conservatories. I also provided tutoring and editing services for both native English speakers and foreign university students, helping them brush up their essays and improve their reading, writing and speaking skills. Since then, I have continued to freelance as a researcher, writer, editor, and tutor.

As a native English speaker with working knowledge of French and basic Hebrew, I can also help smooth the transition to the US for French and Hebrew speakers with very little background in English. I am also well versed in the differences between American and UK English. I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published poet and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading publications, and have a secret love of sci-fi. I am currently an editor for a science-fiction and fantasy magazine where I enjoy helping writers hone their creative writing skills. I am comfortable working with children and adults, and love to learn about my students’ backgrounds and hear their stories while teaching them English, which becomes as much a learning experience for me as it does for them.

Writing

With a background in writing, editing, performing, and teaching, I engage with each of my students based their individual needs, whether it is improving their conversational English, business English, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation or all of the above, or helping edit and prepare schoolwork or university papers for submission.
I hold a BA in English Literature from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in Middle East Studies. I am a published poet and songwriter, have edited front cover pieces for the New York Times magazine and other leading publications, and have a secret love of sci-fi. I am currently an editor for a science-fiction and fantasy magazine where I enjoy helping writers hone their creative writing skills. I am comfortable working with children and adults, and love to learn about my students’ backgrounds and hear their stories while teaching them English, which becomes as much a learning experience for me as it does for them.

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
English Literature
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Master's

Education

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (English Literature)

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Please note that my rate is for a 50 minute session. For more than one session a week I offer a reduced fee.

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 2 miles of New York, NY 10019.