Cristina Duarte
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Cristina Duarte

Cristina D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a certified NY State English teacher with 21 years experience. I have taught English Language and literature in college and high school, to both native speakers as well as ESL/ESOL students. I am proficient at vocabulary building, reading comprehension, essay writing, creative writing and oral presentations. I will also help you understand English grammar and syntax. I am an organized and structured teacher, whose goal is to guide my students to become enthusiastic, independent learners and achieve their academic goals.

About Cristina D.

MFA- Brooklyn College
MA- Hunter College
BA- Bard College
I am the recipient of two teaching awards: "The Singer Family Award for Excellence in Teaching," presented by The University of Rochester, 2018 and "The Partners in Excellence Award," presented by Young Audiences NY, June 2013.


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I think she is a great teacher. I have learned a lot in her class. She delivers the information well and is understanding of student needs. I think she makes acting an enjoyable process. There will be decent amount of work in her class but work that makes sense to shape your future in the field. I highly recommend her.

Posted May 29, 2020
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Professor Duarte is amazing at her craft. She has years of experience and will help you find and develop your own craft. Her courses are a must for both beginners and advanced users.

Posted May 29, 2020
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I had Cristina for a fifteen-week-long Auditions Technique class and I learned so much from her. I'm a fairly confident actor but for most of my life I've been terrible at auditions and after taking this class I've improved tenfold. We are going through unprecedented times right now and Cristina made our class's transition from in person to online completely seamless, which I appreciate and commend her for.

Posted May 27, 2020
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Professor Duarte is such a supportive teacher and great person. Her approach to teaching is both challenging and rewarding. Her lessons are interesting and her feedback is honest and genuine. This class was my first go at an acting class, and I felt both safe and supported among my peers. Will definitely take a class from her again in the future if the opportunity comes up!

Posted May 27, 2020
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Ms. Cristina Duarte served as my English teacher and life coach. She is committed to each and every one of her students and is able to give them the courage they need to make it through a hard task or lesson. There is never a boring lesson with Ms. Duarte!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Cristina D. is a source of inspiration. She has a wonderful rapport with people. Her ability to connect and communicate with others on any level, is astounding. Cristina radiates positivity and strives for the success of others.

Posted Apr 17, 2020

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English Teacher/Professor
Aug 1998 - Present

High School and Colleges

I have 21 years of professional teach experience in the classroom and private tutoring. I have taught 8 years in college and 13 years in high school. I hold a current NY State Certification in English -Grades 7-12.


MFA in Theatre
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Brooklyn College

Aug 1999 - May 2003

Hunter College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


NY State Teaching Certification 7-12 grades
Sep 1998

New York State Dept. of Education


Singer Family Award for Excellence in Teaching
May 2018

University of Rochester, NY

Partners in Excellence Award
Jun 2013

Young Audiences New York


Jan 2002
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2001
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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