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Erik

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I received my Master's Degree in Childhood Special Education from Hunter College in New York City. After graduating, I worked at a private school in Harlem dedicated to helping children with various learning disabilities and behavior disorders. I then worked as an itinerant teacher for the New York City Education Department, working with students 1 on 1 after school to help them reach their academic goals. I enjoy teaching many subjects, but reading is my ruling passion; I hope to be alive the day The United States reaches a 100% literacy rate. As a reading teacher, I use many techniques to improve decoding, comprehension, and fluency. Reading instruction should be individualized, and that's exactly what I do. I work with every student on their individual needs. As a teacher, I am patient and considerate. I deliver all my lessons in a calm, even tone; I do not believe in yelling at students when they are struggling. I invite all my students to ask any questions about a subject during our sessions; no question is stupid--ask any question as many times as you need to. I moved to Seattle in December from New York City. I love the mountains and hiking trails here. On a nice day, when I am not teaching, you will find me hiking on a trail or attempting to learn a local sport (paddle-boarding is awesome but harder than it looks from afar). On a rainy day, after a morning run, I will be reading an old book or attempting to learn a new song on my guitar.

Erik’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Quinnipiac University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology

Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Master of Science, Childhood Special Education

Hobbies

Hiking, Reading, Guitar, Piano

Tutoring Subjects

Business

College Business

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

Executive Functioning

High School Business

High School English

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

Math

Other

Phonics

Reading

Special Education

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep