♡ Empowering each child or adult student with the knowledge that they are supremely valued and worthy of great instruction is my passion and a continuum of my master-educator mother's legacy.
As eight of my five star ***** scholar parents have shared on this platform, I stand out because I come to class enthusiastically prepared, with a personalized learning plan designed to help each student (ADHD, DYSLEXIA, DYSGRAPHIA, Struggling readers and writers ESOL, GIFTED, International, Special Needs, on the spectrum, Spelling Bee scholars and/or adults), be successful. I curate a robust archive of lessons that foster higher order thinking skills (HOTS) - and we also laugh and learn!
♡ My ability to authentically connect with each child/adult by offering strategic multisensory engagement and solutions is why my service stands out. I welcome each tutoring session ready to tutor (and many times reteach) students.
♡ All lessons are based upon each scholar's epistemology (way of learning). I also do not accept a student if there is not a harmonious fit. I want each child and parent to feel comfortable (a must!), and if I am not the right educator, I enthusiastically support and encourage that you seek another teacher. Sometimes a disconnect may occur due to cognitive dissonance, or if I am not the visual representation of excellence in which the child or family is accustomed. And guess what? That's okay.
After our introductory session, parents, or my adult students receive a detailed instructional report. Scholars who meet with me regularly receive a bi-weekly report wherein they are able to track their progress, review lessons learned. My instructional report can be shared with in-school teachers, counselors, speech therapists and/or educational psychologists if necessary.
As a globally recognized certified Orton-Gillingham educator, writer and native English speaker from Brooklyn, New York, I offer exclusive multisensory instruction. I am particularly adept at motivating pupils traumatized by "Rush-Stuff & Flush" education.
♡ "Lisa is one of the exceptional teachers. She is the whole package."M. Mundth, Parent
♡ “Lisa creates the most dynamic multi-sensory environments. She is that rare combination of integrity, scholarship, creativity and determination."Dr. Hennington, Brooklyn College
♡ "As John Marshall Law School's Director of Admissions & Advancement, Fatimah's energy, dedication and creativity were characteristics that we depended upon greatly—and were never disappointed. She is a natural leader."R.D'Agostino, Esq.CEO
At times I partner with Home/ Independent Schools, and/or online Educational & Media companies in need of superior native-English speaking/bilingual educators and writers in the United States and worldwide.
♡I enjoy being a part of lasting change and development.
I love affirming natural genius by building self-esteem and designing personalized learning plans that mitigate failure and work! l am committed to empowering prose and removing crippling self-doubt.
♡One of my many mottos is, *I don't waste mind, time or dime,* and this includes yours as well. EVERY breath we take is a blessing and every moment is a MIRACLE. For these reasons and so many more, it is an HONOR to provide superior, personalized, online multisensory instruction to my TEMPORARILY struggling dyslexic readers, non-dyslexic students, ESOL, ADHD, At-Risk, Gifted, Traveling, Local & Global Scholars ages 7 to 97.
My daughter loved working with Miss Lisa. She was excited for her sessions and was eager to participate. I noticed a marked improvement in both her reading comprehension and her eagerness to learn.
Miss Lisa is very professional. She mapped out a plan of action for my son based on her assessment after speaking with me. She is very friendly and my son enjoys working with her. He has made improvements in his writing...........he actually tries to write and do his best. When he doesn't understand he asks questions now. Wonderful instructor.
Lisa is an amazing educator. We worked with Lisa for a year and our son has made extreme progress. Within months of tutoring with Lisa, his vocabulary expanded, comprehension level increased and even his confidence level, with expansion in the areas he was struggling with the ELA subject area. Lisa ensured that our son was engaged in each session and she is extremely flexible. She kept him attentive by making sessions fun but also ensuring that he was also grasping what was presented in the session. Lisa does not limit a student to only areas that need improvement, but she also expands the student knowledge to other areas and levels. I would definitely recommend her tutoring services to any parent that is seeking a compassionate tutor that provides quality services.
Mrs. Lisa was amazing. My daughter enjoyed every second with her. She encouraged my child to be innovative, creative, and proud of the work she does. She showed her that everything she does is special. My child learned plenty of new words and ways to express herself. Mrs. lisa was simply fabulous. She was the perfect addition we needed during the lockdown earlier this year.
I LISTEN to the TEMPORARY challenges that my new student and her/his family are facing/have faced, and create a personalized, multisensory learning plan that works well with the student's epistemology.
A globally recognized teacher, writer & gifted native English speaker from Brooklyn, New York, USA with Bayou*'cross the river*roots+august years in education, publishing, radio, law & grassroots service, I bring a wealth of substance to local, national and international students and institutions with global brilliance.
As a bilingual, Orton-Gilingham Certified Educator, I worked directly with our Associate Head of School, Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), School Counselor and Lower and Middle Division directors to create and serve as the Learning Support Team's pioneer (LST) Administrator.
I conducted student observations, suggested testing accommodations, style and quiz modifications, proofread teacher referrals to the LST, offered content , editorial, layout and font suggestions, reviewed psycho-educational evaluations and spoke with psychologists to create a learning plan geared toward each child's epistemology as I worked with them individually and during whole group instruction.
I was recruited to work one-on-one to address the urgent and critical emotional and academic needs of elementary and middle school dyslexic learners requiring greater support due to trauma from standardized educational systems.
I teach-tutor in the following areas:
College Essay App Writing;
Elementary; Middle & High School Reading Comprehension
Elementary; Middle & High School Writing
English Fluency & Language Development; (Elementary - Adult)
High School English
Individualized processing and pacing
SPELLING - With ASL (American Sign Language) & TPR
SPELLING BEE Scholar-Participants
SSAT; SAT Prep;
Personalized Curriculum & Tutorial Rates for Traditional Students.
Online Tutoring Rates for traditional scholars begin at $49.00 per hour and includes detailed summaries, on-going fluency assessments, personalized, multi-sensory instruction and resource materials. Online Tutoring rates for Dyslexic diamond reading scholars & my TEMPORARILY struggling dyslexic readers are based upon level of severity.
In addition to multisensory, personalized instruction, all learning materials (unless students require their own), are included in this economical tuition rate. Additionally, parents receive a summary of lessons taught within 72 hours of instruction. Students who meet with me more than twice (2X) a week shall receive weekly summaries.
Purchasing block instructional hours is an important cost saving measure and helps to ensure consistent learning, tutor scheduling and placement availability. Personalized Curriculum & Tutorial Rates for Students diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Tourettes, and/or Turner’s Syndrome are assessed at an individualized rate that is congruent with the preparation of instruction and severity of the student's learning challenges.
While working as a corporate paralegal at a "silk-stocking" law firm in the Mergers & Acquisitions division, I became frustrated by seeing many young people enter the corporate arena ill prepared. I began volunteering as an ESOL teacher at a Catholic mission for native Spanish speakers.
As the daughter of educators, I was raised by a master teacher & college professor. I, and my sisters were fortunate to be "forced" to read the New York Times aloud daily as a child, and write book reports during the summer months. Of course I loathed these exercises at the time, but of course they would come to bear fruit during adulthood.
I have had the HONOR to teach AND learn from local, national and international students who are geniuses, 2e, gifted, dyslexic, have tourettes, Turner's syndrome, on the spectrum, at-risk, children of the celebrated, public officials, of all socio-economic levels including ultra earners in private, independent, public elementary, middle, high school, college and law schools.
A student of linguistics and the human experience, I understand diverse cultural nuances, social meanings and the contours of class within communiqué. By offering authentic multi-sensory instruction, I empower Dyslexic, ADHD, ESL, at-risk & gifted scholars. A caring world citizen with a HIGH sense of justice, I am particularly adept at motivating pupils traumatized by "Rush-Stuff & Flush" curriculums.(c)
A recent event that I am fond of was traveling to "Unicorn Land," with one of my great young scholars. I teach my younger students (and at times older ones as well) through play, Bloom's taxonomy, and higher order thinking skills (HOTS). During this particular class we used our magical "super powers" to decode sounds and BUILD great stories!
Always trust your instincts. Determine whether or not you feel comfortable with your teacher. Does the teacher uplift or create fear? Does the teacher LISTEN to you and communicate in a way that you understand? Does this educator value you and your time while also motivating, encouraging and requiring you to be your very best? How does the teacher make you feel when you make a mistake in class? Do you feel better leaving the class?
1. What do I really need from my teacher and tutoring?
2. Am I committed to investing the time and effort it will take to achieve my goals?
3. Will tutoring help me to relieve my anxiety?
4. What factors can I control in my learning environment?
5. What has and hasn't worked for me in the past?
6. How do I learn best and retain new information?
7. Is the teacher okay with me tutoring off-camera?
8. Am I worthy of investing the time to learn?
9. Do I know how I learn best?
10. What will I do with the information that I've learned.
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