Skip to main content

Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ Reading Writing Tutor

Reading Writing Tutor Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ

As Featured In:

We travel to Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey (NJ).

Reading Writing Tutor Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ. Our Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ Literacy Specialists work on decoding, encoding (spelling), reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Our Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ math specialists work on number lines, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, order of operations, fractions, word problems, and more!

Training/Certifications/Organizations

Our New Jersey (NJ) Staff Offer:

Craig Selinger, Owner

Presented at:

Dana

M. Ed., Certified New Jersey Special Education Teacher/Developmental Specialist-Pre-K through Grade 3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Dana

M. Ed., Certified New Jersey Special Education Teacher/Developmental Specialist-Pre-K through Grade 3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Dana is a special education teacher specializing in working with students who have special needs, specifically students who have developmental and academic delays, as well as behavioral challenges. She is knowledgeable in social emotional development, ensuring children are given the appropriate tools to better cope with conflicts and problem solve more effectively.

Dana graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies, with an endorsement in Special Needs. Dana received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Instruction from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She holds two certifications in the state of New Jersey: Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3.

Dana has been a teacher for 10 years in a public school setting at an elementary school in Teaneck, NJ. Her first year of teaching she taught Kindergarten, Language and Learning Disabilities (LLD), and after that Pre-K 4 special education. Dana understands the importance of individualized instruction to best meet the needs of all students. She also understands the benefits of a home to school connection to ensure children have a continuous learning experience outside of the classroom. Dana’s goals are to help children with the appropriate academic and social skills needed to progress, along with providing a fun, safe, and positive learning experience for both children and their families!

Location: All neighborhoods in Manhattan, Bergen and Hudson County, NJ
Type of Services: Literacy, Math, Science, Social Emotional Development, Behavioral Support.
Expertise: Child Development/Special Education-Working with children who have special needs, providing differentiated instruction, providing a multi-sensory approach to learning, assessment to drive instruction, Home and Center-based Early Intervention, IEP and IFSP preparation to ensure students are provided with appropriate goals and modifications to best meet their needs. Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to provide families and students with strategies to best cope with challenging behaviors at home and school. Developmentally appropriate state aligned curriculum writing, expertise with Tools of the Mind Curriculum, exposure to Creative Curriculum, emergent reading, writing, and math skills.
Ages: Preschool to Third Grade

Gabrielle

Master’s in General Education (1-6), Special Education certification (1-6)

Gabrielle

Master’s in General Education (1-6), Special Education certification (1-6)

Gabrielle is an experienced special education teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught kindergarten – 5th grade in general education, integrated co-teaching, and self contained settings. She has a Master’s in General Education (1-6) and Special Education certification (1-6) from Hunter College: School of Education. She is in school for her School Building Leader and District Leader Certification through the CITE program at The College of St.Rose.

Gabrielle is an elementary school teacher (K-5) with experience tutoring students (one-on-one and in small groups) and mentoring novice teachers. She provides a nurturing and caring learning experience that allows students to engage in productive struggles and become critical thinkers. She teaches students with diverse backgrounds and abilities (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Speech and Language Impairment) and has a strong rapport with students and families. She believes all students can and will learn and thrive in society when provided with excellent instruction, tools, and resources based on their needs. She gives students skills that can be transferable to different areas of their everyday lives.

Gabrielle’s expertise includes phonics, phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, reading comprehension, writing, and math instruction for individual and small groups (2-3 students). She is trained in Fountas and Pinnell administration, Fundations, Acadience, Reading Rescue, SPIRE, Phonics for Reading, Reading Mastery, Teacher’s College Reading and Writing, Wit and Wisdom, Envisions, Eureka Math, Amplify Science, iReady, Zearn.

In addition to her instructional experience as an educator, she is a curricula planner, grade leader, instructional leadership, and school leadership team member. She is committed to student growth and providing them with the skills needed to be successful. She is adventurous and enjoys learning new things, traveling, trying different foods, hiking, biking, skating, and dancing.

LOCATION:
MANHATTAN: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Westchester;
NEWJERSEY: Newark, Irvington, East Orange, West Orange, Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, Livingston, Millburn, Bogota, Edgewater, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Hackensack, Paramus,
TYPE OF SERVICES: Administration and interpretation of literacy and math informal and formal assessments, literacy and math instruction for individuals and groups (2-3 students), Response to intervention services, reading fluency and comprehension, progress monitoring, writing instruction, building strength and knowledge of math concepts (grades k-3)

Marielle B.

Dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher

Marielle B.

Dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher

Marielle is a dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher with 10 years of classroom experience. Marielle’s enthusiastic, caring, and engaging personality helps to build relationships with her students, which in turn helps motivate them to learn.

Marielle has worked as a Special Education teacher from kindergarten through 6th grade, with students of varying abilities. Her school has students with learning, social, and emotional challenges. Marielle does everything she can to make learning fun, from singing songs to playing games. She looks for the best in every child, and wants to help them be the most successful student that they can be.

Marielle can work with students in any subject, including reading, writing, math, STEM, and social studies. She is Orton-Gillingham trained, and her school uses the OG PAF program daily. Her school uses the Saxon math program; a spiral approach to learning which consistently reviews previously taught material. Marielle has run the after-school programs at her school, as well as mentored new teachers to help train them in school systems and policies.

LOCATIONS: Online or Hoboken
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading and math instruction, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts, support with homework, reading comprehension
EXPERTISE: K-6th grade reading, writing, and math- general and special education
AGES: Kindergarten through 6th grade

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Michelle is a learning specialist who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science with minors in psychology and disabilities studies from the University of Delaware. She went on to complete her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at Hunter College, and in 2020 she received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School intending to pursue Education Law in the future. During tutoring sessions, Michelle helps students develop skills from a variety of subjects including reading, math, and writing.

Regarding reading skills, Michelle has provided in-home tutoring to assist students in developing their phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Michelle’s approach is student-centered, and she makes a conscious effort to plan activities that align with a student’s specific interests to keep sessions engaging and enjoyable. Michelle has provided writing support to students in first grade through eighth grade, with a particular emphasis on the planning stage, and organizational strategies used in writing. She has assisted students in learning to write persuasive, narrative, and informative essays. She utilizes a process-based approach focusing on writing full texts and meaningful ideas. This approach de-emphasizes spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the initial writing stage, coming back to these constructs later in the process.

In the area of math, Michelle has experience working with first through third-grade math curricula. She is skilled at helping students enhance their problem-solving skills, and master mathematical concepts through the use of tangible manipulatives and visual aids. She places emphasis on making sure students fully understand early mathematical concepts, rather than just completing problems in a rote manner, as early concepts are fundamental to complete more complex equations in later years.

Lastly, Michelle has experience helping students strengthen their executive functioning skills. Specifically, she has provided in-home tutoring to address adaptable thinking, helping students adjust to situations when necessary, and how to see situations from another’s perspective. She also has experience improving students’ working memory, by helping students retain and store learned information efficiently and then later put it to use.

Jurga C.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, CERTIFIED ORTON-GILINGHAM LITERACY SPECIALIST

Jurga C.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, CERTIFIED ORTON-GILINGHAM LITERACY SPECIALIST

Jurga is an early childhood special education teacher. She has been teaching since 2009 as a SEIT, an Early Intervention teacher, reading specialist, special education teacher in an ICT classroom, as well as a teacher in a self-contained special education classroom. She is experienced to work with students from kindergarten through middle school. Jurga has completed the Orton-Gillingham training, practicum, and certification through Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE). She has extensive knowledge of Wilson Fundations, Eureka Math, Go Math, and Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum.

Jurga has experience working with students with speech and language disabilities, autism, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, dyscalculia, and learning disabilities. Jurga’s knowledge of a variety of approaches helps her find the right activities for each student. She works at the student’s functional level and progresses in sequential order from basic to more complex skills. Jurga loves to use literacy or math games whenever possible to make learning fun.

LOCATION: Bronx, Riverdale, Upper and Midtown Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
TYPE OF SERVICE: Initial reading assessment, phonics, phonemic awareness, blending, syllabication, reading comprehension, fluency, math intervention
EXPERTISE: Orton-Gillingham, Eureka Math, Fountas & Pinnell, Teachers College Reading, and writing.

Tamara C.

NY State Early Childhood and Students with Disabilities (B-2)

Tamara C.

NY State Early Childhood and Students with Disabilities (B-2)

Tamara is a veteran early childhood educator with over 25 years of experience in the field. She holds an MST and MsEd from Fordham University, an MBA, and an Ed.D from Johns Hopkins University where she researched the impact adults have on children’s social/emotional development.

Tamara taught kindergarten for over 10 years, with experience in Pre-K, and first grade. She has also worked one-on-one with students from 2 to 20 years old in all areas of literacy acquisition, including phonics, phonemic awareness, writing, fluency and comprehension.

She has been trained in Wilson, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, Reading Rescue and Reading Recovery and is currently the Associate Director of Professional Learning for Reading Rescue.

Tamara’s methods of instruction focus on the reading science through a multisensory approach to instruction, as well as on the fun. She prides herself on students LOVING her sessions. She works with students on not only their literacy skills, but also focusing on their self-esteem and comfort level so they are prepared to take their learning back to their classrooms.  She has experience working with students with various needs including ADHD, autism, anxiety, behavior disorders, and dyslexia.

Tamara has experience working with pre-K through fifth-grade math curricula. She supports students in developing all aspects of mathematics using a multi-sensory approach. Students use real-world situations and manipulatives to not only learn the HOW of math concepts, but also the WHY. Tamara has experience working with Everyday Math, Go Math, Singapore Math, and state test prep.

In addition to literacy support, Tamara provides test prep, executive functioning skills coaching, as well as study skills.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Downtown Brooklyn, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights; Manhattan: Upper West Side, Midtown West, Chelsea, The Village, Financial District;  Staten Island; Bronx; New Jersey: Bergen and Hudson counties
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized reading instruction, test prep, executive functioning, study skills, parent consultation and coaching
EXPERTISE: Early childhood education, special education, early literacy acquisition, social/emotional development
AGES: birth through elementary school

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education

Jayne graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She then completed her MSEd in Childhood Education at the College of Staten Island. Jayne is a tenured teacher with 18 years of teaching experience. She has taught in various educational settings with students of different abilities and needs for pre-kindergarten -6th grades. Currently, Jayne is teaching fourth grade in an ICT classroom in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She has extensive experience teaching literacy and with ELA and math test preparation.

She has a strong understanding of the needs of learners with ADHD (executive functioning), dyslexia, and autism. Jayne has incorporated Ed-tech and adaptive learning tools to meet the needs of her learners. Her expertise is with grades 1-3. Jayne is trained in Columbia University Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum. This program relies on modeling and inquiry to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

She uses multisensory-based teaching modalities to teach phonics, phonological awareness, reading, writing, and math. Her students practice decoding by tapping out the sounds they hear, followed by air writing, and finally writing the words in sand or shaving cream. Essentially guiding students as they hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes. Teaching fundamental decoding will improve word reading, text comprehension, and spelling. Jayne is also trained in the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment program that helps students work on specific strategies to improve their ability to answer direct and inferential questions in fiction and nonfiction texts. Jayne incorporates the Savvas, ¨Words Their Way¨ curriculum for phonics instruction. Each lesson provides strategies to model a word, sort and practice it, apply it while assessing learning. This program reflects students´ spelling behavior as they move from one level of word knowledge to the next. This type of differentiated instruction maximizes students’ learning opportunities. Jayne also focuses on developing students´ handwriting skills by utilizing the four main aspects of handwriting instruction (pencil grasp, formation, legibility, and pacing.) A focus on handwriting results in positive outcomes for overall literacy development.

Alyssa L.

M.P.S. ED., NY State Certified Early Childhood and Childhood General and Special Education

Alyssa L.

M.P.S. ED., NY State Certified Early Childhood and Childhood General and Special Education

Alyssa is certified in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa teaches within the NYC DOE and is going on her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class.  She also has experience as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher, and in first and second grade.  Alyssa has worked as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for all types of learners based on data and led development sessions for teachers.  She has also worked as a New Teacher Coach, helping new teachers plan engaging and meaningful lessons.  Alyssa has experience working with children who are English Language Learners, have autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders and other learning differences.

Alyssa prides herself in being a friendly, enthusiastic and caring individual who is constantly striving to gain more knowledge on how to effectively support her students. She believes students learn best when their specific learning styles and strengths are leveraged to assist them in meeting their goals.  Alyssa will track their data and progress to further customize their engaging and hands-on lessons.

Alyssa is certified in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa teaches within the NYC DOE and is going on her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class.  She also has experience as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher, and in first and second grade.  Alyssa has worked as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for all types of learners based on data and led development sessions for teachers.  She has also worked as a New Teacher Coach, helping new teachers plan engaging and meaningful lessons.  Alyssa has experience working with children who are English Language Learners, have autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders and other learning differences.

Alyssa prides herself in being a friendly, enthusiastic and caring individual who is constantly striving to gain more knowledge on how to effectively support her students. She believes students learn best when their specific learning styles and strengths are leveraged to assist them in meeting their goals.  Alyssa will track their data and progress to further customize their engaging and hands-on lessons.

Alyssa aspires to be a teacher who inspires her students to be life-long learners and find confidence and joy in learning!

LOCATIONS: Manhattan, Brooklyn (Downtown, Williamsburg) and Jersey City
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading, writing, phonics and math instruction for individuals and groups (two to three)
EXPERTISE: Reading, Writing, (Teacher’s College) Phonics instruction (Fundations, Science of Reading based approaches), Grade level math
AGES: birth through second grade

Dana

M. Ed., Certified New Jersey Special Education Teacher/Developmental Specialist-Pre-K through Grade 3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Dana

M. Ed., Certified New Jersey Special Education Teacher/Developmental Specialist-Pre-K through Grade 3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Dana is a special education teacher specializing in working with students who have special needs, specifically students who have developmental and academic delays, as well as behavioral challenges. She is knowledgeable in social emotional development, ensuring children are given the appropriate tools to better cope with conflicts and problem solve more effectively.

Dana graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies, with an endorsement in Special Needs. Dana received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Instruction from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She holds two certifications in the state of New Jersey: Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3.

Dana has been a teacher for 10 years in a public school setting at an elementary school in Teaneck, NJ. Her first year of teaching she taught Kindergarten, Language and Learning Disabilities (LLD), and after that Pre-K 4 special education. Dana understands the importance of individualized instruction to best meet the needs of all students. She also understands the benefits of a home to school connection to ensure children have a continuous learning experience outside of the classroom. Dana’s goals are to help children with the appropriate academic and social skills needed to progress, along with providing a fun, safe, and positive learning experience for both children and their families!

Location: All neighborhoods in Manhattan, Bergen and Hudson County, NJ
Type of Services: Literacy, Math, Science, Social Emotional Development, Behavioral Support.
Expertise: Child Development/Special Education-Working with children who have special needs, providing differentiated instruction, providing a multi-sensory approach to learning, assessment to drive instruction, Home and Center-based Early Intervention, IEP and IFSP preparation to ensure students are provided with appropriate goals and modifications to best meet their needs. Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to provide families and students with strategies to best cope with challenging behaviors at home and school. Developmentally appropriate state aligned curriculum writing, expertise with Tools of the Mind Curriculum, exposure to Creative Curriculum, emergent reading, writing, and math skills.
Ages: Preschool to Third Grade

Dana is a special education teacher specializing in working with students who have special needs, specifically students who have developmental and academic delays, as well as behavioral challenges. She is knowledgeable in social emotional development, ensuring children are given the appropriate tools to better cope with conflicts and problem solve more effectively.

Dana graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies, with an endorsement in Special Needs. Dana received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Instruction from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She holds two certifications in the state of New Jersey: Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3.

Dana has been a teacher for 10 years in a public school setting at an elementary school in Teaneck, NJ. Her first year of teaching she taught Kindergarten, Language and Learning Disabilities (LLD), and after that Pre-K 4 special education. Dana understands the importance of individualized instruction to best meet the needs of all students. She also understands the benefits of a home to school connection to ensure children have a continuous learning experience outside of the classroom. Dana’s goals are to help children with the appropriate academic and social skills needed to progress, along with providing a fun, safe, and positive learning experience for both children and their families!

Location: All neighborhoods in Manhattan, Bergen and Hudson County, NJ
Type of Services: Literacy, Math, Science, Social Emotional Development, Behavioral Support.
Expertise: Child Development/Special Education-Working with children who have special needs, providing differentiated instruction, providing a multi-sensory approach to learning, assessment to drive instruction, Home and Center-based Early Intervention, IEP and IFSP preparation to ensure students are provided with appropriate goals and modifications to best meet their needs. Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to provide families and students with strategies to best cope with challenging behaviors at home and school. Developmentally appropriate state aligned curriculum writing, expertise with Tools of the Mind Curriculum, exposure to Creative Curriculum, emergent reading, writing, and math skills.
Ages: Preschool to Third Grade

Nicole

M.S ED, NYS Certified Early Childhood and Special Education

Nicole

M.S ED, NYS Certified Early Childhood and Special Education

It has been over 20 years and working with children is still Nicole’s favorite place to be. In 1998, Nicole stepped into a classroom, working as an assistant teacher to students with learning differences while studying psychology at Hunter College. Today, Nicole’s story has not changed because she can still be found exactly where she began.

Nicole earned her Master of Science from Touro College in Early Childhood Special Education (Dual Certification), (May 2007) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College. Additionally, Nicole completed a Post Graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Nicole is currently preparing to sit for the BCBA national exam to become a Licensed Behavior Analysis. Nicole’s most current training and certification come from the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), where she received training to become an ADHD and Executive Functioning Coach to children and adults. As a mom of two children who exhibit executive functioning deficits, Nicole’s ADHD coach training has equipped her to become a more effective teacher, as well as, a more compassionate mom.

Nicole’s strengths lie within a myriad of experiences as a Teacher (Classroom, SETSS, SEIT), Supervisor, Behavior Specialist, Consultant, Parent Trainer, and ADHD Coach. In these various positions, Nicole has provided remediation to children from birth to young adults within the public and private sectors. This includes students with reading, writing, and math disabilities, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, and EF Disorders, as well as, those with significant behavior challenges and speech and language delays. One of Nicole’s most impressive skills is the ability to individualize school curriculums to meet the needs and challenges of the clients with whom she works.

Nicole uses a multisensory approach to meet the need of each learner she works with by integrating approaches such as Orthon Gillingham, Hochman Method of writing, and behavioral methods through Applied Behavior Analysis to address maladaptive behaviors and increase positive behaviors. Her best approach to facilitating her students is to create a safe space where they can thrive and build trust in each other.

Nicole’s passion is to equip her students with the necessary skills they will need to succeed by providing the resources, skills, and knowledge she has gained on the journey of teaching.

Christine

Handwriting Specialist and an Occupational Therapist

Christine

Handwriting Specialist and an Occupational Therapist

Christine is a Handwriting Specialist and an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about teaching the principles and mechanics of handwriting to children of all ages and learning styles. Christine graduated with a masters in occupational therapy from Long Island University in 2014. She currently works in the Department of Education in NYC assisting students with needs in the areas of handwriting, sensory processing, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills. Christine has also worked in a sensory clinic with children ages 2 to 18 addressing several areas of need and helping children reach their goals.

Christine is trained in using the Handwriting without Tears program and applies aspects of TV Teacher and the Zaner-Bloser Method to create individualized learning plans for each student based on their skill level and learning styles.

Inspired by her occupational therapy background, Christine implements sensory modalities to teach pre-writing skills and letter formation in a fun-filled environment, keeping the children engaged and interested. Additionally, Christine uses her expertise to improve children’s pencil grasp through working on fine motor skills and hand manipulation skills.

Christine believes in the importance of having a good posture as it directly impacts learning and handwriting. Christine incorporates posture improving exercises and makes seating recommendations for students as needed during her sessions.

Christine has a long experience in working with children with various learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, and visual motor deficits. She uses different learning techniques to provide children with the needed adaptations based on their learning disability.

Christine also has a long experience in working with children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental and intellectual disorders. Christine is familiar with using augmented communication devices with non-verbal children. She is trained in the Keyboarding without Tears program and uses various typing programs to teach typing skills to students who are unable to write or form letters. Once children are ready, Christine introduces cursive writing as studies show it improves spelling, fluidity, and speed.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Phone: (347) -394-3485

Text: (917) 426-8880

Email: [email protected]

Our reading writing tutors are ready to help you!

Craig Selinger

Author Craig Selinger

More posts by Craig Selinger

Leave a Reply