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Nora tutors in Brooklyn, NY

Nora I.

Private tutor in Brooklyn, NY

Education

- PhD in cognitive psychology (Rutgers University- New Brunswick) - Graduate certificates in perceptual science and cognitive science (Rutgers University- New Brunswick) - Completed postdoctoral fellowship in education (NYU) - BA (honors) in linguistics (University College London) - Certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (University College London Language Centre) - Training in Orton Gillingham: a method of reading/spelling/handwriting instruction especially appropriate for children with dyslexia (Bank Street College of Education)

Experience

- Consultant for the National Institute of Early Education Research - Coach for NYC public school teachers - Experience working with children with a variety of special needs including ADHD, dyslexia, and children on the autism spectrum - Experience teaching ESL to both children and adults, including preparing students for the TOEFL and teaching Business English - Experience teaching and tutoring a wide variety of subjects from elementary school through college level - Extremely high success rate with college application/admissions essay consulting

Availability

Any day at any time

Can Meet

Up to 45 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

My teaching philosophy: Everyone has unique strengths and talents. Unfortunately, academic challenges can overshadow these positives, leaving you and your child feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Rather than merely tackling weaknesses, tutoring begins with the places where students are already shining. This philosophy is grounded in the cognitive science notion of bootstrapping. Simply put, humans have the extraordinary ability to use the mental resources we already have to scaffold places where we may be struggling. Additionally, when students begin from a place of success rather than failure, their frustration begins to melt away, and students find themselves accomplishing more than they ever imagined. During tutoring sessions, students will learn how to lean on their strengths to tackle challenges now and in the future. The result is that students will not only achieve their current academic goals but will also become more independent and confident, both academically and in meeting life’s challenges. Hobbies/interests: I love singing and have been a member of choruses/choirs for more than half my life. I also love playing with my dog and hiking.

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