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Athan D.

Uniondale, NY

$55/hour

Foreign language, ESL and Social studies tutor

In-person lessons

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Universitty of Sa.Leone/Durham Univ.,UK (Affil)
Education
City University of New York
Master's
Pace University, NYC
MEd

Education

Universitty of Sa.Leone/Durham Univ.,UK (Affil) (Education)

City University of New York (Master's)

Pace University, NYC (MEd)

About Athan

I have at least twenty years of teaching experience, having acquired these across three continents ( although most of it was acquired here in the US) , teaching foreign languages, ESL and some Social Studies. I also boast experience in the corporate world and diplomatic settings. After serving two and a half years in the healthcare industry , I did a couple of years with Dunn& Bradstreet-Moody's Investments, Inc., where I served as the main foreign language liaison for their markets in Qu├ębec, Puerto Rico and Mexico, collaborating also with the team servicing the US market at some point. In this capacity, I was attached to their Business Education Division, which specialized in retraining the top notch ( Director of Operations to President) of their client companies in financial services and portfolio management. In a word, I was responsible for facilitating all communication between D&B-Moody's and all their French and Spanish client companies.

After completing a six-month internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City - in part fulfillment of the requirements for an M.A Program in International Relations that I had just started at CUNY, I did a cumulative two year stint at the world organization as a research assistant, foreign language specialist and group consultant translator, attached to the NGO Accreditation Section of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Here, I assisted the chief, deputy chief and third officer with research, application examination (as this office evaluates applications for UN accreditation sent in by NGOs the world over) and occasional translations. I was also drawn towards the UNDP Country Office , for which I did collaborative translation work during the same period.

Suffice it to say that I have been tutoring for as long as I have been teaching mainstream; thus as far as experience goes , there is nothing to worry about , as my enthusiasm, dedication and efficiency are equally matched in these two categories. The personalized aspect of instruction in tutoring is one of the things I like about it. For me, teaching - in all its forms -represents a passion for me , for I consider every school -going age student as my own child and every adult student as a partner in a project that seeks to "facilitate " the learning process. Having taught in New York City for fourteen years ( in addition to ten years of teaching outside of the United States), I have added almost a year teaching in suburbia, which further widens my "scope'! Confidence is not something I lack in my professional practice; and this has guided me all along the road I have traveled thus far in my mission of changing the members of the global village academically, one student at a time!

I possess the skills( both natural and acquired) to teach the subject. That includes knowing what the student wants and how to go about ensuring that he or she acquires it

With the languages, I have thus far succeeded because I don't only have the academic qualifications, but also the ability to get students engaged while they are receiving instruction; for I play the role of a facilitator ,rather than that of a lecturer

I am just too good at helping students remember what they learned over any period of time -and for any length of time to come- in the social sciences by getting them very interested in what is being imparted to them as knowledge. In other words, they don't learn today to forget tomorrow; rather, they are educated. So students, get in touch and get tutored, so you will acquire the knowledge you seek, need and - deserve! A trial will convince you.
I have at least twenty years of teaching experience, having acquired these across three continents ( although most of it was acquired here in the US) , teaching foreign languages, ESL and some Social Studies. I also boast Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Uniondale, NY 11553
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Spanish
History:
Government & Politics, World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

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French

I am certified in the language, in addition to possessing an M.Ed, for which I studied (in) areas that include foreign language teaching

Universitty of Sa.Leone/Durham Univ.,UK (Affil)
Education
City University of New York
Master's
Pace University, NYC
MEd

Education

Universitty of Sa.Leone/Durham Univ.,UK (Affil) (Education)

City University of New York (Master's)

Pace University, NYC (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Athan will travel within 10 miles of Uniondale, NY 11553.