I use techniques I developed as a Rutgers University professor to help high school and college students of all ages and backgrounds raise grades/overcome writing struggles.
My specialties include preparation for the SAT and GRE. Having taken the GRE myself in recent years, I have acquired insight into the traps these exams lay for the unsuspecting student. Doing well on the SAT and the GRE calls not only for an ability to work very quickly under pressure but also to arrive at the answer via the shortest possible path - without wasting time on unnecessary reading. Thus, my SAT and GRE preparation program includes speed training and exercises designed to streamline the thinking process and boost test results. I also ground students in the writing, grammar and reading comprehension skills they need to perform competently on the SAT/GRE, regardless of ability level or writing/English experience.
My services include editing and providing guidance in the writing of college admission letters and job applications.
My passion is helping public speakers at all levels to become more effective oral communicators, including showing them how to manage speaking anxiety. My expertise in this topic has been enriched both by my experience teaching public speaking as an adjunct professor and by my experience as an award-winning public speaker with Toastmasters International.
Having taught Expository Writing in college, I have tips to help students improve their grades in any course that involves writing essays, reports or reviews. As a former business journalist, I show students at all levels how to write clear business English or become better reporters and editors.
I also edit reports, dissertations and any other written work and help non-native English speakers polish their conversational skills so they can deliver the crucial "elevator speeches" that can lead to career opportunities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Toronto and Ontario Teacher Education College - Bachelors, English and K-13 Education (B.Ed and Ontario Teachers Certificate)
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Masters, Communication and Information Studies
Jazz, guitar, public speaking, yoga, hiking, Sinatra
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Writing
HSPT Language Skills Prep
HSPT Reading Prep
HSPT Verbal Prep
ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
You keep helping him pile up successes and praising him/her. Nothing is so motivating as getting a better grade or becoming proficient at a skill after hard work - and being recognized for it.