I am a writer and educator living in Brooklyn, New York, with over ten years’ experience teaching remedial and developmental reading and writing to students of all ages, including undergraduates, and second language learners.

I hold a Master’s degree in education, with a concentration in literacy, and teach all core English standards and processes, together with close reading strategies, annotation, and strong attention to expository writing, including prose, fiction, and creative non-fiction, while assisting in the use of effective language, and supporting students to think clearly and logically.

Moreover, I am attentive to identifying author’s purpose, evaluating arguments, separating fact from opinion, and detecting errors in reasoning.

My background has provided me with an inside view into how students’ challenges may result in a struggle to read actively, concisely, and reasonably in order to succeed in their courses.

Students thrive when they make meaningful connections to text, as one can not excel in writing, without the capacity to read closely and actively.

The heart of successful teaching, as I see it, involves fostering a sense of pride in students’ accomplishments, which evolves through promoting a positive learning environment, while recognizing academic challenges and educational deficiencies.

Feel free to contact me for tutorials at: ograyson@gmail.com