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Sydney R.

New York, NY

$65/hour

English and Special Education teacher with Teach For America

In-person lessons

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University of Maryland
English

Education

University of Maryland (English)

About Sydney

I began tutoring as a high school student and continued as a writing tutor for four years at the University of Maryland. After graduating, I joined Teach for America and have been teaching high school English and Special Education for two years in Newark, New Jersey. I am a certified Secondary English and Special Education teacher, and have worked with experienced and award-winning teachers to create successful high school English and Special Education curricula.

Teaching and tutoring is what I do best. Whether a student simply needs somebody to proofread an essay, or is deeply struggling to understand complex grammar or literary concepts, I will work with each student until he/she feels confident with the material. I live for the moment that I see the expression on my students' faces that tells me they finally "get it." I believe that hard work pays off, and I'm always willing to put in the work my students' deserve.

As an English tutor, I have helped prepare students for the SAT, the ACT, and the PARCC tests. I have taught them how to draft college essays, resumes, personal statements, and job and internship applications. I developed a high school English curriculum that prepares students for the kind of reading and writing that will be expected of them in college. At the same time, I created a high school English Special Education curriculum that breaks down the components of reading, writing, and critical analysis to meet each of my students' needs. I love everything about English, so much so that I've dedicated my entire to career to it. Helping students learn about and love English as much as I do is my jam.

I'll be available to tutor beginning July 1st of 2016. Feel free to contact me to learn more about my experiences and qualifications as a tutor and teacher. I can't wait to work with you!
I began tutoring as a high school student and continued as a writing tutor for four years at the University of Maryland. After graduating, I joined Teach for America and have been teaching high school English and Special Education Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of New York, NY 10002
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Approved subjects

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University of Maryland
English

Education

University of Maryland (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sydney will travel within 3 miles of New York, NY 10002.