I help student speakers, readers, and writers ages 14 to 60-plus realize their academic and career goals. As a teacher, tutor, and educational consultant, I know what it takes to succeed, both in school and professionally. I work hard, provide immediate feedback, and have a good sense of humor.
Over the past 20 years, I have taught students from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds. For example, many of my students have been raised speaking Spanish at home. At the nonprofit New Haven Reads, for example, I worked with primary school students on reading comprehension. I relish the opportunity to help each student thrive.
I have earned a BA from The University of Michigan, an MA from New York University, and a Ph.D. from The City University of New York. This training and my teaching during graduate school helps me direct the progress of a wide range of students.
Jonathan was patient and well skilled in working with my daughter even though English was not her primary language. He adapted his lessons to help build her confidence in both speaking and reading English through open engaging conversation. We look forward to working with him again next summer.
Jonathan is very focused on my son’s goal. Which is to improve his business writing. The focus on particular business themes each week to learn how to appeal to a specific audience. Jonathan is even helping my son set up a LinkedIn account. We are very pleased! In addition, my son really likes working with him! He has never been so proactive in getting work complete !
Jon is an engaging guide to writing elegant and effective prose. I have consulted him on many occasions both as a student and a working professional, and he has never failed to provide thoughtful and timely support
During the initial session, I ask students to show me what they can do and to explain their process of doing it. This helps me assess their preferred learning styles and potential areas for improvement.
I earned a BA (University of Michigan) with a dual major in English and Film Studies, an MA (NYU) in Film Studies, and a PhD in English with a certificate in American Studies.
I have worked in education since 1991 as tutor, professor, and consultant. I have tutored reading and writing at a nonprofit called New Haven Reads https://newhavenreads.org/ and at New York City College of Technology http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/
I teach both Professional Writing and English composition and literature, including AP Literature and composition, and I have graded AP essays in Louisville, KY. Each tutoring experience has contributed to my toolkit.
My services range from $25-50/hour depending on students' needs and the location of tutoring.
While in graduate school, during the 1990s, I taught English Composition and English as a Second Language.
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