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9 years in business

About this tutor

♡ As 7 of my five star scholar parents have shared on this platform, I stand out because I bring majesty, mindfulness, higher order thinking skills (HOTS), resilence and strategic multisensory engagement and solutions into every class.  I don't just *show up and wing it.*  I welcome each tutoring session PREPARED because I prepare to tutor (and many times reteach) students based upon their epistemology (way of learning).  I also do not accept a student if we are not a harmonious fit.

After each session, parents or my adult students receive a detailed instructional report that 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 

Lisa partners with Home/ Independent Schools, Parents, and 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. 

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.


♡ 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.

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Brooklyn, NY 11238
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6 Reviews


  • Danielle Sentena

    Miss. Lisa's creativity and determination shines through with each tutoring lesson our daughter delightfully participates in. Our child has dyslexia, speech apraxia with perfectionism and ADHA. For our child Miss. Lisa has been the best teacher she has ever had. She makes sure every lesson is directed to our child's needs. In a short year Miss. Lisa has helped out child come from a below kindergartner level in reading and writing to a 6th grade level. Our child is only in 3rd grade. I highly recommend Miss. Lisa for anyone who has tried anything and keeps hitting walls. Miss. Lisa has not only been a mentor for our daughter, but she has also helped me a lot when i am having a hard time and feel like I am falling short as a mom and teach (We have made the choice to home school and sometimes it easy to get hard on myself and feel like I fail our child. Miss. Lisa has been a wonderful mentor/friend for me) I have nothing but great things to say about Miss. Lisa and could make this a whole book long. But I will stop here and just say Miss. Lisa is so passionate, understanding and wonderful on many different levels. She always brings out the best in my child and me :) Thank you Miss Lisa for everything you have done for us!

  • Karisa Walker

    Ms. Lisa is very engaging. She incorporates vocabulary words and sign language in every lesson. I must give her credit for son's academic growth.

  • Daniel Rosen

    Lisa has been working with my son for the past year and we've noticed an amazing improvement not only in his reading and writing but in his overall confidence as well. Her compassion, sensitivity, and insight into what a student needs and how to provide it are incredible and we are so glad to have her continue to work with our child. Very highly recommended.

  • Shelby

    She is wonderful always helpful and very respectful. I would recommend her to all that need tutoring.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I LISTEN to the TEMPORARY challenges that my new student and her/his family are/have faced and create a personalized, multisensory learning plan that works well with the student's epistemology.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

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)         


Foundational Spanish; 

High School English

Individualized processing and pacing


Orton-Gillingham Methodology


Public Speaking

Reading Comprehension; 

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 $40.00 per hour. 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 24 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.

How did you get started teaching?

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.

What types of students have you worked with?

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)

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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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