In home in Westchester County. After school and evenings.
$120 / hour
Masters in Teaching, NYU; MFA Brown University; University of Colorado Boulder, BA, English
As an academic/executive function coach, I believe in addressing the whole student: habits of thinking, task-readiness, reading and writing-related anxiety (where applicable), reading fluency, focus, self-questioning, checks for understanding, independent reading choices; writing mechanics, word choice, task-appropriate tone and style, pre-writing, revision and self-editing.
As an experienced educator, I coach students on school success, meeting teacher expectations and adopting effective habits of mind/organizational habits. There is no one method for organizing assignments, prioritizing tasks or building stamina and focus. We will develop the methods that work best for you/your child.
NYS certified, 16+ years teaching, Daring Schools Certified, Special Education experienced, learning styles trained); 7 years publishing experience; Author of The Word for Yes, Nothing Real (HarperCollins), Not a Balancing Act (Burning Deck), Migrations (Talisman), “No Learning without Feeling;” “Teach the Books, Touch the Heart;” “A Novel Scorned,” “Macbeth Mash-Up” (New York Times Sunday Review. ) MFA Brown University, NYU, Masters/Secondary Education, English.
Available for weekly, bi-weekly hour-long sessions; project work, short and long-term interventions; in house, office, FaceTime; Reading and Writing coaching; clients ages 10-adult: Effective writing strategies, organizational strategies, brainstorm-final draft (learning/utilizing the writing process), time-management, fluency, word choice, mechanics. Also available on a per project basis: professional bios, business/professional communications; artistic/personal statements, editorial feedback, family projects. Reading fluency, stamina, comprehension, independent reading choices, remedial thru advanced skill level, college-readiness.