Private Tutor in Brooklyn, NY - Kings County  |  (917) 364-8537
Christopher Rothwell - English (Reading Comprehension and Composition), History, Drama

Availability

I have a fairly flexible schedule, as I can meet during the day and evenings, seven days a week.

Education

M.A., Candidate, Philosophy of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University  July 1989 - August 1990

Independent Graduate Study in Ancient Greek and Drama at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England:  September 1982- May 1983

B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, English 

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Graduated May, 1982

HONORS                             
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduated with honors ­
Awarded graduate scholarship from the Rotary Foundation for one year of study at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England

PROFESSIONAL              
Actors' Equity Association
January 1999- Present

EXPERIENCE

English Teacher    September 2009 - June 2014                                     The Dalton School, New York, New York                                              Instructed ninth grade students in literature and composition, and tenth grade students in the study of poetry and dramatic literature.

Co-founder and Artistic Director:  June 2004 - December 2004   Crescent Theatre Company, a professional theatre company based in New York City.                       

Private Teacher:  September 2003 – June 2008                             Private English and history teacher to the children of Maestro Lorin Maazel and his wife Dietlinde Turban-Maazel.  Created and instructed curricula in ancient Greek literature, Shakespearean drama, 19th and 20th century European and American literature, and in European and American history.     

Stay-at-Home Father and Private Tutor:  November 1998-August 2003
Provided full-time, at-home day care for my daughter, Eleanor.  Private English tutor in evenings providing reading and writing instruction to junior and senior high school students in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

English Teacher:  September 1990- June 1998      
Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, Brooklyn, New York
Instructed seventh, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students in English.
Directed school productions of "Teahouse of the August Moon," "The Long Goodbye," "The Island," and "Rhinoceros." Faculty advisor to the Anti-Bias Coalition and coordinated student chapels on racism and sexism. Served on curriculum and educational policy committees. Faculty advisor to the Philosophy Club. Assisted students in their establishment of "The Student Voice," an alternative school newspaper. Instructed high school students in English during summer school session, July 1998.

English Teacher:  Summer 1995
Prep for Prep, New York, New York                  
Instructed Middle-School students from New York City public schools in English in preparation for entrance into private schools.  

English, History and Drama Teacher: September 1988-June 1989
Staten Island Academy, Staten Island, New York
Instructed seventh grade students in English, sixth grade students in World History, eighth grade students in American History, and fifth and sixth grade students in Drama. Introduced, organized and supervised the Middle School Student Government.

English and History Teacher:  September 1985- June 1988
Berkeley-Carroll Street School, Brooklyn, New York
Instructed sixth in English and eighth grade students in Economic Geography. Also served as faculty advisor to the student newspaper and literary journal.

Copy Editor:  September 1983-August 1985
Ballantine Books, Random House, New York, New York
Proofread and edited manuscripts accepted for publication

References                 
Andrew Glassman, Head of Upper School English, The Dalton School

Ellen Stein, Head of School, The Dalton School

Dr. Lisa Waller, High School Director, The Dalton School

Lisa Stifler, Asst. High School Director of Curriculum, The Dalton School

John Rankin, Assistant Head of School, Poly Prep Country Day School

I have over twenty years experience as a teacher of English, history and drama, having taught grades six through twelve, though most of my teaching has been as an Upper School English teacher.  

When my daughter Eleanor was born in 1998, I left full-time teaching and became a stay-at-home father, tutoring in the evenings.  In 2003, when my daughter entered kindergarten, I returned to teaching, this time as a private English and history teacher to the two sons of the late Maestro Lorin Maazel, the world-renowned conductor.   I also co-founded with Dietlinde Maazel the Crescent Theatre Company and served as the company's artistic director from 2004 to 2008.  During my time with the Crescent Theatre Company, I directed, wrote, and acted for the company, and we produced work in NYC and in Europe.

My tenure as private teacher with the Maazel family reached its end in 2008.  The elder son, Orson, attended Bard College, and the second son, Leslie, went on to Brown University and graduated in the spring of 2012.  

From September 2009 to June 2014, I taught ninth and tenth grade English at The Dalton School.  Though I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Dalton, I made the decision to return to my other love, the theatre. Presently, I am in the process of creating a new theatre company.

 

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