Hello, I'm a former NYC/ NYS Certified ESL Educator in a NYC public school (grades K-5). I've taught in the elementary public school system for 6 years. I have NYS Certification to teach ESL K-12 and am well-versed in the NYC core curricula (ReadyGen & GoMath), NYC K-5 curriculum as well as the NYS ELA, NYS Math, NYSESLAT, and SSAT Exams. I have also been an official proctor of ELA, ESL and Math state exams as well. I have tutored the NYS ELA and Math exams for grades 3-7, and have tutored test preparation such as the SSAT and PSAT for grades 6-9. I have tutored students at the college and graduate-levels as well as adult learners up to the age of 45. Subjects in tutoring have ranged from ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, writing, reading, vocabulary, phonics, ESL and more. I have also taught adults English (ESL) skills, as well as TOEFL test preparation (specifically the writing section). Currently, I'm pursuing a 2nd master's degree in Speech-Pathology at a private school in Queens, NY. I obtained my first master's degree (M.A.) at NYU in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, K-12 & Adults). I graduated with honors from this prestigious program.
Most of the subjects covered in tutoring have centered around ESL, English Writing or Test preparation studies. For adults, I have tutored everything in ESL from daily conversational practice, "survival English" and NYC information. I have also helped students with graduate college admissions essays and the writing portion of the TOEFL exam. Of the graduate admissions essays I've helped to edit, all three have been accepted into desired prestigious programs such as Yeshiva Law School, George Washington Medical School, and NYU Dental School. I am also able to tutor only the writing portion of GRE, as I received a perfect score on this section. Prior to education, I worked in Human Resources for 2 years, so I am familiar with interviewing skills and basic business English.
I'm a native New Yorker, native English speaker and am also conversant in Korean. I possess a light knowledge of Mandarin-Chinese (after having taken a few courses in both high school and college), Spanish and French. My approach to tutoring is that all learners can succeed given the right focus and motivation. I look forward to learning together!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Binghamton - Bachelor of Science, Human Development & Education
Graduate Degree: New York University (NYU) - Master of Arts, 3.6
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Elementary School Math
High School English
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