I came to Frances knowing nothing about painting. I was also very apprehensive about whether or not I could be taught how to paint. After our first lesson I not only realized I could learn how to paint but with Francesâ€™s guidance I could also expand my mind in ways I dared not consider. Frances is such a unique teacher. Aside from being a brilliant painter, she has an impressive resume of experience and knowledge in many fields. Over the course of our time together, she has managed to teach me about painting in a personalized way that has helped me to not only build upon my existing field of expertise but surprisingly to learn more about the world around me. I find myself contemplating our painting conversations frequently and at times when I am not only thinking about art. I always look forward to meeting with Frances and applying her knowledge to the things in life that interest me.
As an art professional myself, a working NYC artist who exhibits widely, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Frances knows as much about contemporary art as she does about the old Masters. Her wealth of knowledge is astounding which gives her an ability to cater her lessons to your own personal needs in a manner that has your best interests in mind rather than a prescribed teaching approach. Frances is also wonderful at helping you build upon your strengths in order to get you to the necessary next stage. Not only does this foster self-confidence but it enables the skill and information to click in a way that helps the process to move faster as you continue to study and learn. She is by far the best art teacher I have ever had and I can confidently recommend her. It is a rare thing to find a teacher so well versed in painting, design, textiles, psychology and children. I am happy that she can teach me and soon, when my son is a bit older, I hope that she can teach him too. She is a true gift!
Stuart H. from New York, NY
"Classical Art Techniques and Creative Self-Expression for Any Age"
With 20 years experience in special education settings as a board certified art therapist, I have taught art to over 500 students, in 5 states and the District of Columbia. I have worked extensively with issues of child development, disability and adjustment issues.
At this time I am most interested in tutoring students who need assistance with:
1. flourishing as artists, the gifted and talented in art, with or without a concurrent disability
2. developmental disabilities NOT involving significant acting our behaviors, DD children or adults
3. Assisting individuals in need of building confid ... More
"Narrative Art Lessons"
I have been working as a freelance illustrator of children's books for 15 years. I've also had experience teaching at every age level, either as a private tutor or college instructor (Syracuse University). As a working artist, I am especially qualified to teach students serious about going into the arts. I am good about recognizing a student's weaknesses and work closely with them to improve. I am fluent in multiple methods including: oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pen & ink, a... ... More
Meredith is consistently a great tutor and no question that she knows her Spanish. She has a very good rapport with my son (he is 14). There is no down time with Meredith and she keeps the lesson well paced. My son feels that he learns a lot with her. I highly recommend her.
Lynn W. from Pleasantville, NY
"Certified Spanish teacher in N. Westchester"
NYS Certified Spanish teacher available to tutor anyone at any age, at any stage. Together we will improve your conversational skills, as well as reading and writing, so you are more comfortable in the language.
I have tutored middle and high school students, as well as professionals.
Learn some key phrases to go on vacation, or to talk to different members of your community in their native tongue.
In addition to foreign language, I am Wyzant-certified to tutor the following eight subje... ... More
"Certified elementary teacher willing to assist K-3 students"
I am currently a certified teacher who has taught grades k-2. I have tutored a third grader who's parents were worried he would have trouble with the ELA state exam. I was successful in helping him pass the test. I have very strong writing skills and had 80% of my students reading on grade level the past two years. I haven't had much tutoring experience, but I have been teaching for 10 years and am very experienced. I have experience with programs such as Fundations, Lucy Calkins Writer's ... ... More
I have been working with Mr. Timothy for about two months and I've made a lot of progress. I have decided to take Japanese independently, in place of Spanish in school, and Mr. Timothy has agreed to be my teacher for the next two years to facilitate that.
The lessons are always really active - he brings in media, other sources, and offers relevant Japanese culture points that go along with the lesson I'm studying. The books he suggested are well written and organized, and he clearly has experience figuring out the proper pace for the course.
I am attempting to finish 3-4 academic years of Japanese in 2 years, and with Mr. Timothy's help, I definitely think this is possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning Japanese.
Ilene M. from Purdys, NY
"Experienced High School Japanese Teacher"
I started my Japan journey in 1990 when I went to Japan to teach English. I ended up staying for eight years, getting my Masters degree from the University of Hawaii in Asian Studies, and becoming fluent in the language in the process. After returning to the States in 2001 I taught Japanese for two years at a public elementary school in South Carolina and have been teaching Japanese for the past eleven years at a private high school in Westchester. As a non native teacher of the language and... ... More
"Elementary/Middle school educator with special needs experience"
I am a certified teacher who has used the Wilson Reading Program for beginning readers. It is a multisensory approach that is based on the Orton Gillingham reading program. Phonics are used throughout the program and it has been very successful for beginning readers. ... More