Meet the tutors


Barbara Paulus is a writer, photographer, and visual artist working in collage and bookmaking. As an undergraduate she studied Arts Management and Literature, and completed her MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2019. She has worked in writing centers for many years and was the supervisor of the BMCC writing center. 
Specialties: writing about literature, art, and film; personal statements; brainstorming and outlining; MLA and APA research papers.


Benny Morduchowitz (he/him) has taught writing workshops for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, currently teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College, has taught at CityTech, and has been tutoring at CityTech, on and off, for a few years now. He works to assist students in achieving their goals at any stage of the writing process, for any kind of writing. He prefers working with students on structural/content aspects of their papers, focusing on the points you are making, and how clearly and strongly you are making them, but he is also more than happy to assist with the grammar and clarity of lab reports, reviews, emails, and applications of students concerned about their English skills. He spends his free time trying to read too many books at the same time, and figuring out ways to make streaming videos feel more like flipping through channels on TV. Specialties: English, film, art, architecture, religious studies, reading comprehension, brainstorming, and anything thesis driven.


Jack M. Freedman is a poet and spoken word artist from Staten Island, NY. He holds an A.A.S in Art & Advertising Design and a B.Tech in Communications Design from NYC College of Technology. He also holds a Certificate in Creative Arts Therapy from The New School for Public Engagement. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in English and Creative Writing – Poetry from Southern New Hampshire University. Publications featuring his writing span the globe. Countries featuring his poetry include the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Nigeria, South Africa, Mauritius, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Thailand. Under the pseudonym Jacob Moses, he penned the poetry books “…and the willow smiled” (Cyberwit, 2019), “Art Therapy 101” (Cyberwit, 2019), and “Seance” (Cyberwit, 2019). “Grimoire”, his latest book of poetry under Jacob Moses, will be released by ii Publishing in the near future.


Jacquelyn Blain (she/her) has been a working writer her whole life — and has an MA in English, MFA in Screenwriting, and PhD candidacy in film/tv studies — and she knows just how crazy-making it can be to put words on paper (or screen). Which is why she loves working with writers to figure things out at any step of the process. Jackie is also a WGA writer-producer with close to 100 hours of credited produced network television. Currently, she teaches composition at CityTech and television writing at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, and has taught technical and professional writing, film studies, screenwriting, and narrative writing for video games. Her paid gigs include medical journal articles, technical documents, film criticism, and creative non-fiction. She lives in Brooklyn with her cross-eyed cat who regularly visits her Zoom calls.

Specialties: Although she can handle most writing situations, her specialties are science writing, personal statements, technical writing, film studies, and any ENG class.


Kim Morales (pronouns: they/them) is a CUNY graduate, poet/writer and current teaching artist in Sunset Park. They speak English and Spanish and their specialities include creative writing, the social sciences and thesis construction.


Margo Goldstein has taught English composition courses at City Tech for over 15 years and has an extensive background in providing tutoring assistance to students of various subjects, including English Coreq. In addition, she has a Masters in English and is currently working on a second degree in ESL education at Hunter College. For her leisure, she loves to dabble in creative ventures, including performing and writing songs with her art rock band, Horra, and acting in a number of theater and short film productions.


Sherana has graduated with her MA in Education with a TESOL certification and a Reading Specialist Endorsement from Regent University. A self-contained ESL teacher for the NYC Board of Education for 16 years. Adjunct lecturer with the English Department at City Tech since 2008. Test prep and essay writing tutor online.