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Cailen tutors in Ridgewood, NJ

Cailen J.

Private tutor in Ridgewood, NJ


CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, English - Creative Writing


I earned my undergraduate degree from Hunter College in English. I have extensive experience working with students at a nearby charter school as an education specialist and also as a tutor. I've found my time working individually with special needs students to be invaluable in my development as an effective educator. I fully appreciate that each student has unique learning needs and a unique learning style that must be taken into consideration if the child is going to succeed. This is especially true for any student who is struggling with their coursework in a typical classroom setting. Some of the courses I tutor include reading, writing, essay editing, literature, English grammar and syntax, public speaking, English, and comparative literature. I also enjoy working with students who are preparing to take standardized exams. I strongly believe in the Socratic method as a means of evaluation. I also believe it is important to provide positive reinforcement at every opportunity to increase the student's confidence in their academic ability. My ultimate goal is to impart a true love of learning in each of the students I have the privilege of working with. When students love to learn, learning becomes something they look forward to rather than dread regardless of how challenging the subject matter may be.


Weekdays at any time, Weekends at any time

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10 miles at my regular hourly rate


Writing poetry and nonfiction, singing, acting, spoken word

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