EducationMichigan State University, B.A.History/Anthropology/African Studies/Secondary Education.
New Jersey Teaching Certificate
I currently work for the Hopewell Valley regional school district as a home instructor.
ExperienceI am a NJ certified teacher and I have been teaching and tutoring students for over 25 years. I tutor grades 4-12 in English/Writing, Language Arts, History, SAT/ACT Writing, Grammar, Critical Reading, Elementary Reading, Study Skills, and ESL. Need help with College Applications and Essays. I also help high school seniors with college applications including essays and short answers. I work with high level students who want to get into selective colleges. I also help with graduate and private school applications essays. I have also worked as a writer/editor in educational publishing. I wrote history textbooks and curriculum for K-12. Published author of three history books for History Compass on Westward Expansion, The New Deal, and Reconstruction, the period after the Civil War when civil rights began.
I taught school in disadvantaged school districts in Flint, Michigan and rural Appalachia. Currently, I work as a home instructor in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. I privately tutor students in ESL and writing. I am a writing coach for college essays, SAT, and ACT prep in verbal and critical reading. Please see the list of subjects that I tutor. I also help struggling students with study skills and teach them how to succeed. I have turned failing students into successful A students.
HobbiesI love hockey and baseball. I am an avid reader. I love to walk and meditate. I live the life of a writer. My oldest son went to Sarah Lawrence College, and my youngest graduated from Hamilton College. He is now serving in the Peace Corps in Rwanda teaching English. I like working with students who want to excel as writers.
Writing, Government, Essay Editing, ESL/ELL, English, College Essays, Civics, AP US History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Comparative Government and Politics, History, PSAT Critical Reading, PSAT Writing Skills, World History, US History, Test Prep, Summer Tutoring, SSAT- Upper Level, SSAT- Elementary Level, Social Studies, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, SAT Critical Reading, American History, African-American History, African History, 5th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Reading, Anthropology, 4th Grade Writing, 4th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Writing, 10th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Reading, Advanced Placement, ACT Writing, ACT with Writing, ACT English, ACCUPLACER WritePlacer, ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension, ACCUPLACER ESL, 9th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Writing
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