Writing and Study Skills Tutor
I specialize in helping high school and middle school students with all stages of the writing process, reading comprehension, study and test-taking skills, time management and organization. I believe in helping students develop skills so that they are able to work independently. For three years, I designed the curriculum for and taught English and social studies to a young teenager who was being home-schooled. We studied American history, world history and comparative religion and read a wide range of literature from Shakespeare to Richard Wright. She recently graduated from Yale.
My life as a tutor started in Seattle in 1998, where I was trained by the director of Associates in Tutoring and Academic Consultation. I have since tutored students from many of the best high schools in the New York City area, including the Brooklyn Friends School, Fieldston, Dalton, Calhoun, Nightingale and the Town School. I have also taken workshops on working with students with learning disabilities at the Churchill School. I am especially interested in helping students develop their personal statements for their college applications.
I specialize in helping students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia and ADHD. When appropriate, I work with learning specialists and schools to develop goals for students. I have helped many students organize their writing and ideas and develop their skills in abstract thinking. My patience and sense of humor make me a natural tutor and help make learning enjoyable.
I have also taught English composition at NYU and the University of Washington. In addition to tutoring, I currently work as a creative writing teacher at Rutgers University and in the public schools. I usually work with students in their homes, but I have also met students in private school buildings, public libraries and coffee shops. I am willing to travel to locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as parts of Queens. If you are interested in learning more, email me and we can set up a time to talk on the phone. --Joanna