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My students and I are celebrating my first month with WyzAnt! Although I have tutored extensively in the past, these past 30 days with WyzAnt have been the most seamless tutoring experience so far. I am loving getting connected with students all over the five boroughs, as well as Westchester! Tutoring is an excellent way to get out and see the City. I've met with students in small coffee shops, huge bookstores, the New York Public Library, and my own cozy study space in my Upper East Side apartment. I have students of all ages, and they all have one thing in common: they are looking toward a bright, grammatically perfect future. :-)

During Manhattan's extreme heat wave last week, when there was nothing to do except sit in the arm chair next to my air conditioner, I decided to take all the unread books down from my bookshelf and create a summer reading list. There is some new fiction and some classics that I never got around to. Here's my list! 1) A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend My friend Danny, who works as an editor at Random House, recommended this novel of family and forgery, which conjures the rarefied international art world. 2) Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner This novel, about young Parisian ballerina, is about everything I can't do -- dance and paint. 3) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Like Shakespeare, it takes me a while to get accustomed to Robinson's spare prose. But once you're in, its like magic. 4) Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc I read this years ago, but it's required double reading for any New Yorker. 5) The Collected Stories of... read more

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