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Lorraine S.

Staten Island, NY


Lorraine's Literacy and Learning for Life

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— Rita, Staten Island, NY on 3/20/15

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Columbia University


Columbia University (English)

About Lorraine

I have a life-long love of literature, reading and creative writing. I believe one of my outstanding qualities is to instill this love of learning and literacy to my students. I have tutored ELA for over 4 years from K-8 in a one-on-one and group setting. In addition, I am comfortable tutoring math and other primary subjects from K-5. I have a BA in English/Creative Writing from Columbia University. My teaching style is very individualized and I have a proven track record of success with my students. I have a life-long love of literature, reading and creative writing. I believe one of my outstanding qualities is to instill this love of learning and literacy to my Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Staten Island, NY 10306
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Rita, Staten Island, NY on 3/20/15

"Great tutor! Very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Rayna, Seekonk, MA on 8/4/15

"Some improvement are already visible though we only had few lessons. "

- Yulia, Staten Island, NY on 6/1/15

"Great tutor!"

- Olga, Staten Island, NY on 4/9/15

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Diane, Brooklyn, NY on 3/30/15

"Great tutor!"

- Pierre, Staten Island, NY on 3/23/15

"Terrific tutor! "

- Michelle, Staten Island, NY on 1/16/15

"Very Professional and Patient"

- Tara, Staten Island, NY on 1/7/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient."

- Victoria, Staten Island, NY on 11/20/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Tim, Staten Island, NY on 10/15/14

"Excellent tutor for children"

- Susan, Staten Island, NY on 10/2/14

"Organized, patient and focused"

- Mark, Staten Island, NY on 7/22/14

"Amazing tutor"

- Jenny, Staten Island, NY on 7/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Betty, Staten Island, NY on 6/17/14

"Very Patient "

- Nina, Staten Island, NY on 5/29/14

"Innovative "

- Danielle, Staten Island, NY on 5/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Tina, Staten Island, NY on 4/15/14

"Very Good Person"

- Fabian, Staten Island, NY on 3/17/14

"Great Tutor"

- Vagan, Staten Island, NY on 3/16/14

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Julia, Staten Island, NY on 2/22/14
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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Elementary (K-6th)

First, I have 4 years' experience in grades K - 8. Next, I have knowledge of the Common Core Standards for both English and Math. Finally, I have a life long love of learning that I will strive to instill in all of my students. Finally, I have an individualized approach to tutoring. Every child is tutored based on their individual needs. I have a BA in English/Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Elementary Math

I have 4 years experience tutoring Elementary Math. This includes Kindergarten through Grade 3. In addition, I am familiar and have tutored with the new Common Core Math standards.


I have tutored K through 5 for five years with optimal results. My emphasis is primarily ELA. Most of my students achieved a 4+ on ELA test for the past school year. In addition, I have a BA from Columbia University in English.


I have over 3 years experience teaching ESL to adults.


I am proficient in assisting both children and adults to analyze and respond to literature. For children, I use the Common Core standards. I strive to instill a love of literature while helping both children and adults to understand the various genres. In addition, I have a degree in English/Creative Writing from Columbia University.


I feel that I am qualified to tutor in phonics because I have 4 years of experience in tutoring Kindergarten through Grade 5. Furthermore, a good percentage of that tutoring was for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. I have assisted many children specifically with phonics and reading. Additionally, I have a B.A. in English.


First, I have 2 years experience as a Proofreader/Editor for a New York advertising agency. Next, I have 4 years experience in proofreading papers, texts and essays. Finally, I have assisted children in achieving academic excellence through proofreading their material and aiding them in improving their written English.


I have an exemplary record in improving children's reading levels. Most recently, I had one child who improved three reading levels in 2nd grade. In addition, I have four years of experience in assisting children to reach their full reading potential.


I have extensive experience assisting children to increase their vocabulary. I teach them multiple strategies and have had consistent success throughout my tutoring career. One such student credits me for helping her to get accepted into Staten Island Technical High School.


As an accomplished poet and writer, I have unique experience to share with my students. I have over four years of experience teaching the art of writing to grades K through 8th grade. Furthermore, my emphasis at Columbia University was Creative Writing. Finally, I will impart a love of the written word to my students.

Columbia University


Columbia University (English)

Great tutor — Very happy with Lorraine’s expertise and quality of work. During the first lesson, she correctly identified my child's weak points and created a customized improvement plan for him to follow. After 4-5 lessons, the child showed a full understanding of the proposed “template” and proved it by receiving the full credit on the ELA benchmark test. We will continue with the sessions to reinforce the ac ...

— Rita, Staten Island, NY on 3/20/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorraine will travel within 5 miles of Staten Island, NY 10306.

Background Check Status for Lorraine S.

Lorraine S. passed a background check on 3/4/15. The check was ordered by Lorraine through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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