In 2000, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University and a triple minor in Language Arts, Spanish and Science. With my 20+ years of diverse teaching experience, I have created hundreds of engaging lessons and differentiated instruction to both children and adults in the United States and abroad. Working alongside various Special Education staff to meet IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals, I have educated individuals of varying capacities, having special needs and needing individualized instruction.
Colleagues, parents and students have said that I possess a gift for creating a positive rapport with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I believe it is important to connect with each of my students in a personal way. We start by creating goals together and I assess their levels in a fun unassuming way. As a tutor, I am consistently supplying my students with feedback and encouraging them to do their personal best. I have patience to empower students to think for themselves, an eagerness to motivate them to meet their goals and the commitment to hold them accountable for themselves.
Every student is different and I enjoy getting to know them individually one-on-one. I tailor lessons specifically designed to each student's needs and empower them to reach their goals. Being very organized with my lesson plans, notes and follow-up has been a key to my successes. Another key is communication. I believe communication is vital to understanding, learning and progress and therefore find technology is the best tool to maintain communication and organization. Having used computers my entire life, I am extremely proficient with technology and using various educational platforms like EdModo for lessons and communication, IXL for practice of learning standards and just started learning Google Classroom with a current high school student I tutor. I have adapted my in-person tutoring with him and his siblings to Zoom last March.
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Elizabeth helped me learn better business English for my jobs while she was a teacher in Bogota, Colombia. She met with me after work and was able to improve my English so I could understand more jokes and feel more comfortable with my associates that speak English.
Elizabeth helped my children with homework and projects when she lived in Florida. She was consistent, fair, knowledgeable and fun! My children really enjoyed working with her!
Elizabeth worked with my girlfriend while she was in town for 4 weeks. She helped her improve her English speaking and understand how we say things here in the United States. We were both very happy with her progress.
We start by creating goals together and I assess their levels in a fun unassuming way. I ask open-ended questions and listen for understanding. As a tutor, I am consistently supplying my students with feedback and encouraging them to do their personal best. I have patience to empower students to think for themselves, an eagerness to motivate them to meet their goals and the commitment to hold them accountable for themselves.
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University and a triple minor in Language Arts, Spanish and Science. 20+ years of diverse teaching experience in Elementary and Middle Schools, private, public and charter schools. I have tutored throughout my years of teaching and before. I am no longer teaching in a school setting however, I have had a own tutoring agency for almost 5 years now.
Yes, I typically charge a flat rate of $35 per hour.
I started as a student really, working as a mentor to younger students. As a teenager, while I was babysitting I would help the children with homework. Since I was studying Elementary Education, I had many opportunities to work with students. I also taught Sunday School, swimming lessons and was a substitute teacher while in college.
All types! From babies to adults, severely handicapped and non-verbal to high-level advanced students and English language learners. I believe everyone has the ability to learn, be challenged and can benefit from one-to-one instruction.