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I am a writer and educator living in Brooklyn New York with over ten years of experience teaching Remedial and Developmental reading and writing to students of all ages, including undergrads and second language learners. I hold a dual MS in education/special education with a concentration in literacy and qualified to teach all core English literacy standards and processes.

I teach close reading strategies with strong attention to annotating, summarizing, and paraphrasing. In addition, I teach all genres of writing including expository, narrative, creative, and creative non-fiction.

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

I believe students succeed when they make meaningful connections to text as they sharpen their critical reading and writing skills, as one cannot fully succeed in writing without the ability to read closely and actively.

Feel free to contact me at oliviagrayson@gmail.com