Ms. Sims' Classes

Ms. Sims' Classes

5.0 (7)
7 hires on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

As a teacher and an adjunct professor, I am aware of the educational needs of students ranging in age from 6th grade to college.  My specialites are in all aspects of the subjects of English and TESOL/ TESL.  I love teaching, and the thought of reaching a larger audience to empart my knowledge is exciting to me.  

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Staten Island, NY 10312
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7 Reviews


  • Ranjini Nair

    Toni makes the class interesting and provides lots of examples to help with the pronunciations

  • Thomas Okwoyo

    Ms. Sims understands her material that she is teaching me and also she takes her time to repeat what I'm having trouble with during class.

  • Ranjini Nair

    I have been working with Toni for 2 weeks and the sessions have been really good so far. I am looking forward to the rest of the sessions with her.

  • Jiny Chen

    Very good

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After getting to know the needs of the student, I like to know about what they like to try to make better connections and associations with them.  In that respect, they will be more likely to understand the material.  I like to know what it is they are working on in their classes, and their difficulties.  It is also important to know the goals of the assignment and what the end result of our time together must be.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in Adolescent Education and English Literature, an MA in English, and an MA in TESOL.  I have taken extension classes beyond my Masters in TESOL as well.  I underwent six months of student teaching before actually getting hired as a classroom teacher.  I have run my own classroom for nearly ten years now.  I go to regular professional development and workshops, as teachers should continually learn.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing system involves payment per hour, and when I privately tutor, I require cash only.

How did you get started teaching?

I always liked working with young people, so I knew my profession would involve working with, and helping them to some capacity.  I began coaching basketball while still in grade school, and enjoyed the impact I had on young athletes.  It was an easy professional choice to become an educator.  I went through a total of seven years of education, passed four licensing tests, and student teaching to become an educator.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all different socioeconomic backgrounds, age, behavioral, and capability differences. I mainly work with high school aged students, grades 9-12, at a high school in one of New York's boroughs.  At night, I work as an adjunct professor at a college in New Jersey.  My students take my class for English and ESL credits.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent professional event that I am fond of is receiving results of state exams.  100% of my students moved up proficiency levels.  25% passed out of related services for ESL. Approximately 50% of my students, including those new to the country, passed the English state test, and are on track to graduation.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My advice would be to look at how they describe their level of practice to best teach you, as well as their educational and professional experiences.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should think about their weaknesses at the moment, and what goals they want to work towards with their time with their teacher.