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Olivia Grayson
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ELA Educator / Beauty Writer
ELA Educator / Beauty Writer

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Developmental and Remedial Reading and Writing Instructor.

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.


My teaching interests include assisting in the use effective language and supporting students to think clearly and logically as a prelude to thoughtful, lucid writing. I am attentive to identifying author’s purpose and tone, evaluating arguments, separating fact from opinion, and detecting errors in reasoning. My background has provided me with not only personal experience in remedial/developmental education, but an inside view into how students’ deficiencies result in a struggle to read actively, concisely, and reasonably in order to succeed in their courses. Feel free to contact me at oliviagrayson@gmail.com




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thrilled to be reading with Anton & BIll!

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My "How Can I Go Goth" ?  article was chosen as the  best answer on Yahoo answers! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?

Most of you know I wrote these beauty pieces using the name Deborah( -- which I've kept as my middle name),  as well as a bunch of pseudonyms. Now there seems  be some confusion about my  identity  because Google + is linking my online articles  to another person! Hmmm...

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Olivia (Deborah ) Grayson and Jennifer Shepard
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