Queens College (English Education)
Queens College (MEd)
I've been a teacher for 20 years & a private tutor for 20 plus years. My students have told me that I make learning fun & that I've made them learn to love writing, reading & poetry. I believe this is so because I truly love teaching & I want my students to succeed.
I find that private tutoring is the best way to really get to know a student's strengths & weaknesses. The student doesn't feel the pressure to be "right" because he or she is not surrounded by peers. I am able to give this student my full attention for the entire session.
Writing, Reading, Grammar, Literature, ESL, Test Prep- including ACT, SAT, Regents, SHSAT, TACHS, State Exams; Homework Help; I was on the Common Core Board at my school for ELA, so I'm very familiar with these requirements.
No matter what your needs may be: a little extra help, full-on lessons, Test prep, Homework help, I'll be able to make you feel comfortable & confident in reaching your goals. I'll also make it interesting so that you'll be fully engaged during your session. I've been a teacher for 20 years & a private tutor for 20 plus years. My students have told me that I make learning fun & that I've made them learn to love writing, reading & poetry. I believe this is so because I truly love teaching
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I have been preparing students for the ACT English exam for the last 6 years. Through the usage of supplemental materials as well as online resources, my students have been successful in completing the exam.
I have been preparing students for the ACT Reading exam for the last 6 years. I have used supplemental materials as well as online resources to help prepare my students. In doing so, my students have been successful in completing the exam.
I was on the board at my school for Common Core. I was in charge of ELA. I had to attend a course during one summer at a private university to be certified. I also had to attend one Saturday class every month at the same university that school year. With the information I attained, I was in charge of sharing and presenting this information with my colleagues during our monthly faculty meetings. I also had to make packets of the grade relevant information and distribute them to the corresponding teachers. Finally, I had to be available to my colleagues to guide them when necessary and to answer questions they may have had dealing with common core.
During my 20 years of teaching English, I have also taught grammar. Grammar was part of the curriculum and was implemented in various ways. Some examples included using some of the grammatical errors from my students' writing and creating mini grammar lessons to focus on specific areas of necessity; as part of 4th grade (which I taught for four years) test prep, we had specific blocks of time to teach grammar skills, as well as writing skills, listening skills and all other areas of English.
As the ELA teacher, it was always necessary to proofread my students' work. I also created peer workshop and taught my students to proofread their own work as well as their peers' work. Being the coordinator of the Aquinas program for gifted students, I had to constantly proofread their thesis papers before final submission to the board.
I was the English coordinator at my school for 15 years. I have taught/tutored Reading for 20 plus years including basic decoding and annunciation as well as comprehension, critical thinking, making inferences, evaluating.
I have tutored many students for the Regents exams. Most recently I helped prepare students for English and for Global Studies which the students did very well. One student told me she felt so confident and prepared when going to take her Global Studies Regents that she had no feelings of nervousness before her exam or during it.
For 5 years I was the Aquinas coordinator at my school. This club was by invitation only because it was for high achieving students and they needed to fit a required list of achievements. This club involved the students learning to create a research paper using the APA writing and citation style. It was rigorous and time consuming but by the end of the 6 months, their writing skills were at least high school level, if not college level!
I was also the Common Core Team Leader of ELA at my school, so I am very familiar with the requirements.