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Naphtali B.

Loyal Subject and Prince of The King's English

Loyal Subject and Prince of The King's English

$24/hour

About Naphtali


Bio

Greetings, Prospective English Student! My name is Naphtali, and I invite you to let me help you get "coached-up" on the proper aspects of what some people have referred to as The Kings English. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at Adelphi University, where I graduated in four years in the spring of 1975.

Back in 2003, during a personal financial low point, I heard a PSA (Public Service Announcement) on a college radio station for volunteer tutors, who were...

Greetings, Prospective English Student! My name is Naphtali, and I invite you to let me help you get "coached-up" on the proper aspects of what some people have referred to as The Kings English. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at Adelphi University, where I graduated in four years in the spring of 1975.

Back in 2003, during a personal financial low point, I heard a PSA (Public Service Announcement) on a college radio station for volunteer tutors, who were needed by the Nashville Adult Literacy Council. I checked it out as a way to distract myself from my wrongful termination woes of that time and became a Certified English Tutor with them in June of that year.

Working one-on-one with several adult Learners in the ensuing years there was a surprisingly rewarding and educational experience for me! They even published a short story I wrote about how tutoring prevented "self-doubt creep" in their annual book of anecdote from Learners and tutors. One Learner there was seventy years old. Her target was composition and so I helped her with vocabulary, spelling and grammar. We are still friends today, even though separated by long-distance; she and my mother, who is now ninety-one, developed a friendship as well because, as luck would have it, they were both raised in the same geographic area of North Carolina! I am a product of two teachers: My mother who taught Special Education on the elementary level for over forty years and father who became an expert of Romance Languages after World War II. My maternal grandmother and several of my aunts on their side were also Educators.

Since the other half of my college double-major was Communications, I like to use all available media to help you improve your English comprehension and usage such as recording lessons onto mp4 files so that you can review them in your spare time. I performed as a music radio on-air talent ("DJ") for almost forty years, therefore my voice is said to be one of my greatest teaching aspects, as you will hear.

I will let you guide me to what part of the language is most important for you to improve. You can keep your recorded lessons, once you have "graduated" from me, of you'd like. I found this method especially fruitful with one particular gentleman who was, at that time in 2009, an MBA graduate school candidate who was working towards his degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He was originally from Seoul, South Korea and planned to return there with his wife at the end of that spring semester. Once again, this became a dual learning experience because he was my first "ESL" (English As a Second Language) student and it highlighted how accents and listening are key aspects of linguistics. We met on-campus in a private room in the Business Administration library, twice per week and used everything from the chalk blackboard to newspaper, CD and books because his target was "comprehension". I recorded all of his lessons on cassette tape, and by by spring he had a nice collection to take back to Korea with him. One of my favorite English reference books is "The Elements of Style".

I am popular with students from twelfth grade in high school through seniors and hope to hear from you! Take good care.


Education

Adelphi University
English Communicatio

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $24
  • Rate details: $24 per hour for online sessions is my super-Holiday 2019 End of Semester Special! $30 per hour, for in-person, takes into account fuel to meet you at the library. Thank you. Best wishes!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Ever since I was in preschool, books have fascinated me. I know this because of an 8 x 10 black & white photo of me that my parents had of me in suspender outfit, looking in a book that might have been as big as I was little at the time. As a writer, I know that reading equals good writing. Growing up in New York City, there were many daily newspapers and great columnists whose articles I read daily.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in English, have written and published three books since 2017 and am fairly well-read over the past six decades.
Reading,

Reading

Ever since I was in preschool, books have fascinated me. I know this because of an 8 x 10 black & white photo of me that my parents had of me in suspender outfit, looking in a book that might have been as big as I was little at the time. As a writer, I know that reading equals good writing. Growing up in New York City, there were many daily newspapers and great columnists whose articles I read daily.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

~ I have written three books since 2010 and self-published them. ~ I can help a Learner focus upon comprehension of the topic as opposed to getting caught-up in needless details that will waste valuable time. ~ I will help the learner zoom into the Main idea of the passage they are asked questions about. ~ I can help the test taker learn to listen to their "gut instincts" much in the way I picked hit music to play on the radio as a Disc Jockey. ~ I can help students learn to practice good and organized study habits like those taught to my generation back in the 1960s and 1970s when the NYC Public Schools were bar none!
English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Ever since I was in preschool, books have fascinated me. I know this because of an 8 x 10 black & white photo of me that my parents had of me in suspender outfit, looking in a book that might have been as big as I was little at the time. As a writer, I know that reading equals good writing. Growing up in New York City, there were many daily newspapers and great columnists whose articles I read daily.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

~ I have written three books since 2010 and self-published them. ~ I can help a Learner focus upon comprehension of the topic as opposed to getting caught-up in needless details that will waste valuable time. ~ I will help the learner zoom into the Main idea of the passage they are asked questions about. ~ I can help the test taker learn to listen to their "gut instincts" much in the way I picked hit music to play on the radio as a Disc Jockey. ~ I can help students learn to practice good and organized study habits like those taught to my generation back in the 1960s and 1970s when the NYC Public Schools were bar none!
English, Writing

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

Ever since I was in preschool, books have fascinated me. I know this because of an 8 x 10 black & white photo of me that my parents had of me in suspender outfit, looking in a book that might have been as big as I was little at the time. As a writer, I know that reading equals good writing. Growing up in New York City, there were many daily newspapers and great columnists whose articles I read daily.
English, Writing

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Ever since I was in preschool, books have fascinated me. I know this because of an 8 x 10 black & white photo of me that my parents had of me in suspender outfit, looking in a book that might have been as big as I was little at the time. As a writer, I know that reading equals good writing. Growing up in New York City, there were many daily newspapers and great columnists whose articles I read daily.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

~ I have written three books since 2010 and self-published them. ~ I can help a Learner focus upon comprehension of the topic as opposed to getting caught-up in needless details that will waste valuable time. ~ I will help the learner zoom into the Main idea of the passage they are asked questions about. ~ I can help the test taker learn to listen to their "gut instincts" much in the way I picked hit music to play on the radio as a Disc Jockey. ~ I can help students learn to practice good and organized study habits like those taught to my generation back in the 1960s and 1970s when the NYC Public Schools were bar none!
SAT Writing

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Excellent time maagement skills and knowledgeable of his skills

My lesson went well, but we did receive an error connection message resulting in session ends abruptly. I made attempt to call your main line unable to reach anyone.

Kathleen, 17 lessons with Naphtali
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Naphtali B.

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Response time: 14 hours