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Energetic, engaged, and committed educator who believes in an interdisciplinary approach and a foundation in the classics for the modern world with an emphasis on critical thinking.

Master teacher with 40 years’ experience teaching five academic subjects plus test preparation. Administrative and curriculum development experience as Middle School Coordinator. As Exmissions Director, successful placement of students into best NYC high schools.


2003 – 2020:     The Cathedral School. English, Writing, Mythology, French, Latin; Upper School Coordinator; Exmissions Director.

1982 – 2012:     CUNY System. Literature, Writing, Remedial Reading at two-year and four-year CUNY colleges. Kingsborough Community College, 1990 – 2012.


A.B.D.   1994: Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Comparative Literature with concentration in American Literature and Aesthetics. Dissertation topic: “Use of Musical Structures in the Modern Novel.”

M.A., Comparative Literature, 1993: Graduate Center of the City University of New York:

B.A., English, French, 1971: Hunter College


1989 – 2020:     Cambridge Educational Services

Contributing Editor. Create materials and curriculum taught in thousands of schools to prepare students for standardized exams including SAT, ACT, SHSAT, ISEE, TACHS.

1986 -1989:      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Professional Testing

Test Preparation Instructor. Taught test preparation courses for SAT, ACT, GED.


SuperCourse for the ACT, Prentice-Hall, 1991

SuperCourse for the SAT II, Prentice-Hall, 1990 Preparation for the Spanish CBAT, Simon & Schuster, 1987 Vocabulary Builder for the SAT, ARCO Books, 1985


Eileen Ferretti: English Dept. Chair Kingsborough CC Brooklyn NY. [email protected]

David P. Waldherr, Esq.: President, Cambridge Ed’I Services, Inc. Des Plaines, IL [email protected]

Francesca Mannino, Head of School, Cathedral School 319 E. 74 Street. New York, NY 10021 [email protected]