Above is my new portrait taken by Reading Partners (RP) coordinator, Shamika, at PS 33 in Queens in January 2012. Notice my name RP name tag while proudly wearing my EHTP fleece, a going away gift I received from EHTP! I did return to EHTP in November 2012 but left for good January 9, 2014.
ABOUT ME I was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in 1952. My family moved to "Beech Hills" in Douglaston, Queens in February 1953 where I enjoyed a very good life and made a lot of good friends. I have an older brother and a younger sister. Both of my parents are deceased. I was schooled at P.S.221, P.S. 187, Louis Pasteur J.H.S 67, Benjamin Cardozo High School, Queensborough Community College, and Queens College where I received my bachelor's degree. I was employed from 1973 through March 1, 1996, where I went on disability due to a relapse of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which I was diagnosed in 1987. Though I am pretty sure I had it since puberty. I was treated with steroids in 1987 and again in 1995. In 2000, a brain implant was inserted to control tremoring of my left arm. In January 2008, I had my gall bladder removed (non-MS related) during the New York Giants Super Bowl run (I want it back)!! From October 9, 1999 until January 9, 2014 I had been volunteering as a tutor/mentor/homework helper at the East Harlem Tutorial Center (EHTP). Thanks to EHTP, on November 16, 2010, I was recognized by BankAmerica Neighborhood Program as a LOCAL HERO. I had to leave for good as of January 9, 2014 as health became a priority. I had a great run at EHTP and loved every moment of it with the children I worked with. I am still in touch with some of them. As of October 7th, 2011, I am a volunteer tutor for Reading Partners NYC at P.S. 33 in Queens.On May 28th, 2014, I received a certificate of accommodation for tutoring regularly 28 students over the 3 term span. I am also a volunteer tutor at the Queens Village Branch of the Queens Library beginning December 2012. I thank a friend. Michelle, for allowing me this opportunity. The tutoring I've done has been the greatest satifaction of my life! (TO SEE MY JOURNALS, PRESS THE MY JOURNALS TAB ABOVE).