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Teresa F.

USD $75/hr

Literacy/Reading Specialist

Tutor Information


I have been a teacher in the New York City Public schools for approximately 15 years. I have a Master's degree from Fordham University in Literacy instruction. I am a Reading Specialist and Reading Recovery teacher. I worked as a Literacy consultant at Teacher's College. I am Orton Gillingham trained and love working with kids of all ages. I have been a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom teacher. I also have had many years of experience with test prep. My students did well on tests and had the confidence to succeed because of my support and guidance.


Darien, United States






Middle School


Bank Street

2016 - 2016
Certificate, Orton Gillingham
Earned an Orton Gillingham certificate from Bank Street College in New York City.

NYU- New York University

2012 - 2013
Certificate, Reading Instruction
Received a certificate as a Reading Recovery teacher. Studied for one year- behind the glass- learning reading Instruction for at risk first grade students.

Fordham University

1999 - 2001
Literacy Instruction/Reading Specialist, M. Ed.
Received my Master’s degree via 75% scholarship in Literacy Instruction/ Reading Specialist.

Syracuse University

1993 - 1997
Elementary N-6, Special Education K-12, Elementary and Special Education
Certified teacher- Elementary Education N-6 and Special Education K-12. I graduated Syracuse Cum Laude with dual degrees in education.

Work Experience

PS 276

September 2012 - June 2016
Reading Specialist/ Reading Recovery Teacher
Reading Specialist grades 1st-6th. Reading Recovery teacher- 1st grade at risk students. Conducted workshops based on Reading Recovery and Literacy Work. Orton Gillingham trained. Spear headed teacher learning groups based on literacy Instruction. Met with and learned with other teachers based on literacy work/training.

PS 126

September 1999 - June 2004
4th and 5th grade teacher
4th grade and 5th grade inclusion teacher. 5th grade classroom teacher. Conducted workshops for staff based on literacy Instruction. Distinguished teacher in classroom for one year. Teacher’s college leadership team (literacy work) with Lucy Calkins. Winner of the teacher of the year New York City school system (2004) recommended by principal Daria Rigney.

PS 152

September 1997 - June 1999
3rd and 4th grade teachers
3rd and 4th grade teacher. Conducted workshops for staff based on my literacy work. Earned 75% scholarship for my Master’s degree at Fordham University for my literacy work in the classroom. Wrote a grant and received money for my school.