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My experience consists of over ten years teaching composition, literature, and drama courses to middle school, high school, and college students. I am a graduate of Hofstra University and received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in English/ Language Arts. Over the course of my career I have been certified in the states of New York, Connecticut, and Washington. While my knowledge, experience, and passions are vast, my areas of expertise are composition/ essay skills, literature/ reading comprehension, persuasive techniques in argumentation, grammar skills, and vocabulary acquisition. I have been told that I do a great job maintaining standards in spite of deficiencies in student skill level and have proven success in bringing students up to those standards and beyond. A good sense of humor and a creative personality develop a positive rapport and learning environment. I also have an extensive background as an actor and enjoy hiking, bird-watching, traveling, classic rock and roll, and can play a few simple songs on the guitar.
Testimony from students:
Good at explaining, very enthusiastic, understanding, helpful, well-rounded, concise, specific in explanations, enjoyed having her, would choose her as a professor again, will recommend to others, ...the best English instructor ever!

Testimony from supervisors:
...a dedicated and energetic professional.
Her dynamic personality captivates students attention and motivates students to participate and engage in their learning.
I can attest to her thorough preparation and organization, as well as to the student-centered nature of her classroom activities.
...able to draw from many different sources to ensure the students success...

Heidi’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Hofstra University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Hofstra University - Master of Science, Secondary Education


Actor: theater/musical experience. Loves history and the natural world/environment.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

British Literature

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing


Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Writing


ISEE- Upper Level


Medieval Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills


SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language


Test Prep


World Literature