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I gradated from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education with my dual Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I previously attended Pomona College where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English. I have taught for two years in a preschool prior to enrolling at NYU. I am passionate about providing each child I encounter with a lifelong love of learning and curiosity. I am able to tutor all aspects of ELA in Elementary School, including reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, which are my favorite to teach or tutor. I love to make tutoring sessions fun with games that accomplish goals rather than rote memorization or school-like lessons and homework. I meet students where they are in their work and in terms of their interests so that they are included in the work we do together. Outside of tutoring, I love reading, yoga, psychoanalysis and my two cats.

Ilana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pomona College - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters, Early Childhood Education & Special Education


Yoga, reading, writing, animals of all kinds but mostly cats.

Tutoring Subjects

College Application Essays

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing