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$20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Alaina
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Ivy League-educated English teacher, with experience in philosophy, theater and ESL, NYC

Methodology

My teaching methods are conversational, relatively informal, while focusing on the content. I like to directly instruct for the first few minutes, then let students talk amongst themselves, after which we can come together as a class and compare notes.

Background

I received my MA in philosophy and education from Columbia University, My M.Ed. in high school English from Lesley University, and have lived in China, teaching ESL. I have also formally taught the GRE and tutored students for the SAT.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $16/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $15

Details

I will waive the travel fee if you're within twenty miles of my home.

Lessons offered by Alaina
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Alaina's resume

Teacher
Bronx Latin School
Bronx, NY
Fall 2016—Winter 2017
Sixth grade ELA teacher

Teacher
Changzhou Normal College
Changzhou, China
September 2017—June 2018
Intermediate English teacher, ages 14-20
Organized and developed the curriculum for “English corner,” a class aimed at conversational enhancement that combines drama and history.

Teacher
LISMA Language Center
New York, NY
September 2018—June 2019
ESL, specifically GRE strategies

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Philosophy and Education
January 2015—May 2017

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Master of Education, Concentration in secondary English, gr. 8-12
January 2010—May 2012

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
August 2001—May 2004


Licensures
New York State English Language Arts 7-12, Initial License
Massachusetts English Language Arts 8-12, Initial License

Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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