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Austin

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I am a 2005 graduate of Vassar College (Bachelor's) and 2009 graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University (Master's). I have taught English Language and Literature for five years in both NYC public schools and a private academy in New Jersey. As a tutor, I have worked with high school students in the Bronx and suburban New Jersey on reading and math skills.

My passion for Literature arrived late; as the only child of a book publisher and librarian, I had to get my rebellion in somewhere. But ever since I was introduced to Kurt Vonnegut in college, reading has been an obsession. I've spent years trying to force this love into gum snapping high school students, and when I see that spark of awareness that some of us get from reading great books, it makes up for all the swings and misses on students who just want to get the grade and get out the door.

Even if you think reading is something to do only when the power goes out, I can help you find something unique and yes, even interesting in your dreaded required Literature.

Austin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Arts, Teaching of English

Hobbies

Reading/Writing, Bike Riding, Drums

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

British Literature

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing

Reading

Shakespeare

Writing