Personal Statement

After receiving her BA from Purchase College and her MA in English from City College of New York, Emily began her teaching career as a substitute English Language Arts teacher in the New York City schools. She currently works as a private tutor, and as a writing professor at Montclair State University and Kean University. Her past higher education positions in NJ include Seton Hall University and Union County College. In addition to her background as an educator, Emily also has more than 10 years of experience working as a paralegal at a midtown Manhattan law firm. This blend of academic and corporate skills makes her a more dynamic tutor. For example, she’s just as comfortable instructing children in basic paragraph structure as she is helping adults polish their business and technical writing. Reading and writing are a huge part of Emily life inside and outside the classroom. She’s always in the middle of reading a book, ideally a page turner, and she’s always engaged in a personal writing project, whether it’s drafting lessons, writing poetry, or polishing the novel for which she is seeking a literary agent. Emily also enjoys yoga, cooking, music and movies, and gardening. On top of all this, one of Emily’s greatest joys is being a mother to her 5-year old son. Whether they’re building a Lego castle or practicing the alphabet, they have a lot of fun.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Masters Degree

  • MA, English, City College of NY
  • BA, English, Purchase College
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • GRE English & Reading, History
  • ISEE Reading & Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • Psychology
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Book of original poetry, Minor Injuries, published by Writers Ink Press, Summer 2014
  • Co-judge of CCNY-sponsored NYC School Poetry Contest, 1995-1997, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Winner of the Scholastic, Inc. Writing Award while a high school student. One of 20 honorable mention winners in short-short story category. More than 18,000 entries representing 50 states plus Canada and Puerto Rico were submitted, with a total of 350 winners