Nora has a BA (honors) in linguistics from University College London and an MS and PhD in cognitive psychology from Rutgers University. Nora completed a postdoctoral fellowship in literacy education at New York University’s Steinhardt School. For this position, she worked closely with NYC teachers and principals on methods for improving literacy instruction in their schools. Nora is certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and trained in the Orton Gillingham method of literacy instruction. She also serves as a consultant for the National Institute of Early Education Research. She has published her research in peer reviewed journals and presented it at national and international conferences.

Nora has a true love for teaching, especially for helping students develop the skills to be competent, self-sufficient lifetime learners. She has taught many psychology and cognitive science classes at the college level. She has also tutored children of all ages and adults in a variety of subjects. She has experience working with children and adults with a variety of learning disabilities including ADHD, dyslexia, and those on the autism spectrum. She also loves helping students craft the perfect essay for admission to college, graduate school, and professional internships.

When she is not teaching, Nora loves singing and performing with her chorus, playing with her dog, and spending time in NYC’s beautiful parks. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Rutgers University, PhD in Cognitive Psychology
  • Rutgers University, MS in Cognitive Psychology
  • University College London, BA in Linguistics
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Liberal Arts studies
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Admissions Coaching (College, JD, MBA, MD)
  • ACT
  • GRE