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I am a graduate of the University of Richmond and Rutgers University. With my Masters in English, I have spent several years in the classroom as a middle school English teacher, most recently working with students who need to complete school outside the classroom for disciplinary or medical reasons. I absolutely love teaching writing, literature and reading comprehension, and try to make everything easy to relate to and fun because I believe that this leads to better comprehension and understanding, while at the same time enabling my students to learn as much as possible. In addition, I have a passion for helping my students express themselves creatively through writing, find their own individual writing style and voice, and convey their ideas in the most concise and interesting way possible. I look forward to working with you!

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Deana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Richmond - Bachelors, Business

Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-Camden - Masters, English, Teaching Certification


I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, traveling, being outside, and spending time with my friends and family,

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

HSPT Language Skills

HSPT Reading

HSPT Verbal



Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all students can learn, as long as the teacher can find a way to relate the material to the student. I strive to reach each and every student.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a typical first session, I would talk to the student about what he or she believes his or her strengths and weaknesses are. I would then ask to see a writing sample, or sample test, or any other piece of information that will give me a better idea of what the actual strengths and weaknesses are. Then, after a short assessment to gauge our starting point, we would formulate a plan for our sessions.

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