Debbie earned her Master's Degree in Special Education and subsequently pursued an impressive teaching career, which included her winning the Teacher of the Year Award in 1987. She has over 20 years of extensive experience teaching in public schools across several states, including Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. In New Jersey, Debbie acted as Chairperson of the Bergen County Challenge Program for 15 years and worked on the Governor's State Level Planning Committee for the Special Education Curriculum.
She has completed extensive coursework in the area of phonemic awareness, one of her areas of expertise. In fact, her expertise as a tutor is as diverse as her experience. At the center, she specializes in essay writing for school and college entrance as well as in the Wilson Language Program for phonemic awareness, SSAT preparation (covering the reading, writing, and math sections), academic therapy, remedial reading, and SAT preparation for the verbal and grammar sections. Debbie excels at working with all types of learners, including students who are more challenging to reach.
Testimonials for Debbie:
Thank you so much for preparing our children for the SSAT. They walked out of their first tutoring session agreeing that it was very helpful, and they walked away from the test with scores we were all happy with. Max and Debbie were knowledgeable and informative about the substance and the process of the test, and patient and encouraging in teaching our kids. They were essential to helping our kids achieve their best.
Jill Broder's team is not only skilled and incredibly responsive but also so warm and supportive. Max and Debbie stepped in quickly during holidays and helped our child relax and trust the Broder strategies for the SSATs. The Broder team took a personal interest in our child and we look forward to working with Max and Debbie as our child approaches the next set of tests in high school.
S.M. Mom of 8th grader applying to area private high schools
Just wanted to tell you the good news: we got Eli’s SSAT scores back this week, and we are delighted with how well he did! He scored 90% on verbal, 95% on math, and 80% on reading, for an overall score in the 92nd percentile. Max and Debbie really did a fantastic job with him. When you consider that on his practice SSAT in August he scored 50% on verbal, 53% on math, and 53% on reading, that’s quite an improvement!!!
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we are very satisfied customers. We know there are no guarantees, but we’re feeling pretty optimistic about his chances of getting into Maret, which is the only school he’s applying to and where his older sister attends.
Debbie excels in teaching the fundamentals of the writing process to prepare students for the rigors of college writing. She is also a master teacher of the verbal portions of the ACT/SAT especially for students striving for a perfect score on college entrance exams and AP history and English exams.