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I have been in the field of education my whole life. I started as a substitute teacher in some elementary schools in Brooklyn. As a new substitute, I was sent to the schools that nobody wanted. Often I did not find a lesson plan in my classroom, so I prepared a notebook of lessons for every grade in a few subjects, so that I was prepared for anything. Then I moved to Chicago, where I worked as a teacher librarian in an elementary school. I was offered federal fellowships to earn higher degrees, so I left the elementary school and entered the University of Chicago, where I earned a master's degree and a doctorate. I was a professor at the University of Southern California and at California State University, Los Angeles campus, where I also served as the chairman of the Department of Secondary Education. Since I retired, I have been involved with college-age women, who are taking classes about their religious history, classes for young married women and personal growth classes, which I teach on the phone via conference calls. I have been tutoring neighborhood children (mostly young adults), as well as editing the college and graduate papers of the students in my extended family. This is my philosophy. Each day I ask how my Creator would have me be. I try to be valued-added for each person I meet.

Marilyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Chicago - Doctor of Philosophy, Library and Information Science


Cooking, Entertaining, Reading, Yoga

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP English Literature and Composition

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep