I am a certified English teacher (7-12th). I became a teacher after I was a literacy volunteer in my local community. I enjoyed working with my ESL students and made the decision to become a teacher.
In the past, I have taught both reading and writing to 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at a private school.
Currently I'm an adjunct college professor and teach Principles of Psychology. I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology which allows me to incorporate various learning styles into my tutoring sessions. Each tutoring session is custom-designed for the student. I tutor on a one-on-one basis and feel that students learn best this way.
I have been a tutor for over seven years now, both with a tutoring company (Sylvan Learning Center and Educational Services Center), as well as individually. I have tutored in English, writing, study skills, psychology, and math. I also have experience preparing students for the SSAT and the ISSE. Furthermore, I have prepared students for the verbal section of the SAT/ACT for the past several years. I give my students the tools needed to approach both of these tests - finding the main idea, answering inference questions, as well as answering questions involving vocabulary.
In addition, I review basic grammar skills with my students and discuss with them the type of errors that typically appear on the SAT/ACT. I also prepare them for the essay portion of the exam by discussing the steps they should take in writing the essay - brainstorming, taking a position, and supporting that position.
I love watching students of all ages succeed and improve.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Marist College - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Marist - Masters, Educational Psychology
CLEP Introductory Psychology
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Writing
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing