I have been a teacher and tutor for over 20 years. For the past 15 years I have worked with foreign students as well as business people to help them learn and practice English. I have also taught classes in Columbia University's MBA program as well as with private language institutions.
My own education is a B.A. in English, certificates in French and Italian from the Alliance Francaise, (Paris,) and the Universita per Stranieri, (Perugia, Italy) and a certificate in CELTA ...
For the past 4 years, I have worked with foreign Nurses to prepare them for the NCLEX test. I am not a nurse but I have mastered the best way to approach the NCLEX test. Most of my work was with students who spoke English as a second language. Their medical/nursing knowledge was good but their language skills were poor. This experience gave me great familiarity with the structure of the test. I would be happy to help any students master the skills needed to pass the test.
Reading and Reading Comprehension can be two different skills. Most students can read material but understanding the inferences and implications of reading texts is a skill that needs practice I have worked with foreign students as well as native English speakers to improve vocabulary, syntax, grammar constructions, and reading skills. I have taught for 20 years and am familiar with skills to master reading passages, in SAT, GRE, GMAT, and NCLEX tests. I would be happy to teach students at any level.
I have taught speech at Queens College and in private lessons with my ESL students for the past 15 years. I also had the good fortune to study with Carl Stough who pioneered a method of breathing coordination that results in optimum vocal production. My students all have benefited from this technique. In addition to concentrating on pronunciation, enunciation, and articulation I help students modulate their voices and achieve maximum communication.
Good concentration is the basis for good study skills. I have worked with American as well as foreign students on developing study skills so that they can achieve their goals. While I was a teacher at the Beekman Schoo,l I tutored many young students and before we even got to English, History, or Math, we needed to find the ways to help the student focus. This depends on how the student learns: Linguistic, Logical, Kinesthetic, Musical, Spatial, or interpersonal are all intelligences. Once I find the "way in" to the students' process it is a matter of creating an environment that will be conducive to learning as well as an approach that will seem natural to the student.
My approach is firm but entertaining. I have had success with this approach. My students feel proud that they are achieving good grades and that pride encourages more study and success. I look forward to working with your child.
I was a European and Russian History major and am familiar with World History and a variety of cultural studies.