I ama certified English teacher and tutor who holds two Masters degrees--one in English Literature/Creative Writing and one in Literacy. My approach to teaching is casual and student driven. I first assess the student to see what level he or she is at in the particular program he or she is taking. Then I design a curriculum to help the student reach his or her goals. lessons are prepared and then conducted online in 30 to 45 minute segments.
I am an English teacher and tutor with over ten years experience teaching grades 5 through college freshmen. I have taught English at its most basic level up through college level. I hold two Masters degrees--one in English Literature/Creative Writing and another in Literacy.
Expert knowledge of the New York State ELA standards
Experience working with student teachers
Varied teaching experience, grade levels five through college
January 2001-September 2009 North Babylon School District
Courses: 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts. Designed curricula and lessons in accordance with NYS Standards; prepared students for ELA examinations. Performed classroom management. Maintained contact with parents regarding student performance. Met with special education personnel to modify lessons and tests for special needs students.
September 2003-January 2001 Instructor of English: Western Suffolk B.O.C.E.S
Courses: 11th grade English Language Arts Enrichment Laboratory; 11th grade regents English; 12th grade English. Designed curricula and lessons for high school students participating in occupational education programs; Language Arts Enrichment Laboratory course was focused on improving writing, reading comprehension and analysis skills; prepared students for the 11th grade ELA regents examination; consulted with occupational education teachers to integrate language arts skills into curricula; regularly guest taught in occupational education classes to instruct students in the performance of occupationally-related writing assignments: reports, proposals, business letters, resumes, cover letters.
1993-2006 Adjunct Assistant Professor of English: Suffolk County Community College
Courses taught: Basic English Skills, Developmental Writing, Standard Freshman Composition, Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing. Designed curricula and lessons, taught writing process methods, editing and proofreading skills, literature appreciation and analysis via lectures, practical grammar exercises, workshop-style writing classes and various forms of media; met with students individually to evaluate, discuss and improve writing skills.
1999-2001 Middle School Teacher: West Sayville Christian School
Courses taught: 6th through 8th grade language arts and social studies. Designed curricula and lessons, taught basic grammar, writing, reading and research skills; prepared students for 8th grade ELA assessment examination.
1987-1993 English/Social Studies Teacher South Shore Christian School
Copiague Christian Academy
Courses taught: 5th-12th grade English/language arts; 10th grade social studies. Designed curricula and lessons, taught basic grammar, writing, reading and research skills; prepared students for 10th and 11th grade regents examinations in social studies and English, respectively. Coached girls’ volley ball team.
2001-Present: Freelance Writer Learning Express, LLC.
Write model ELA state assessment examinations including listening and reading passages, essay tasks, multiple choice questions and with answer explanations, and student model essays with comments; also perform content review of model examinations at the middle and high school levels; wrote two online writing courses for middle school and high school students.
MA English Literature/Creative Writing, SUNY Stony Brook, 1992
BA English Literature, SUNY Stony Brook, 1987, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
AA Liberal Arts, SUNY Farmingdale, 1985, Phi Theta Kappa
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