Houghton Tutoring Services

Houghton Tutoring Services

5.0 (5)
1 employee
14 years in business

About this tutor

I want to help you with your online tutoring needs for math and engineering. Most of my tutoring has been in: prealgebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics, ISEE, HSPT, ACT, SAT, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, STEM related technical writing.

I have 13 years experience tutoring high school and college students in math, and engineering over the remotely and in person. I also taught high school for 2 years and consulted for McMinnville School District, writing curriculum for their engineering pilot program at Evergreen Aviation Center that aligned with Portland Community College’s ENGR 100 course.

I have a passion for life-long learning, sharing knowledge, fostering students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth. I continually monitor and adapt my tutoring practices in order to address each student’s rate, level and learning style. I have worked with TAG students, IEP students, and students who became anxious with just the mention of math or a spreadsheet. Students know how much I can teach them, once they know how much I care. I ask about student interests so I could make the curriculum relatable to their life and experiences. My favorite hobbies are paddle boarding, softball, walks on the beach, board games and reading to my children.

I have a passion for life long learning in all aspects of life.  I enjoy helping students gain an understaning of how they learn and building a fondation of content knowledge that results in cofidence in independant work or participation during class.

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Sherwood, OR 97140
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Ginger T

    As an Algebra teacher, I really appreciated having Liz as a tutor for several of my students who were failing. Because of Liz' quality communication and her teaching experience, she easily understood what I required of my students when I outlined our program and student work requirements. Liz was quick to identify their learning styles so that learning could happen effectively and immediately. I found that she assessed their deficiencies correctly and was able to provide one on one instruction that not only supplemented my teaching, but brought the student to a place of confident understanding. I saw growth in these students beyond just Algebra knowledge and understanding. They grew in their study skills and their confidence. After my students worked with Liz, I now had students who were successfully completing their homework, participating in class discussion and learning along with the class.

  • Donia

    We have been using Liz for tutoring for the past 8 months and we are thrilled with her abilities to help our 14 - 15 year old through these unique times of teaching. She is great to work with and we appreciate her communications with us. I highly recommend!

  • Danyelle, 9 year old

    Tutoring with Liz is my favorite part of the day!

  • Robyn (3rd grader's mom)

    Liz worked with my daughter when schools closed during the pandemic. She was really struggling with multiplication and division, getting frustrated to tears. After a few weeks with Liz she was powering through minute math pages and now knows all her times tables. Liz is great with kids and really helped my daughter thrive during that challenging time. She always looked forward to her tutoring days with Liz.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I start working with a new student I like to talk with that student or their parent prior to the first session.  This free consultation give us a chance to talk about student needs, history, and expectations as well as interests. Due to the pandemic I am tutoring online only, typically through Zoom. When students are not working from a text, I like to have the problems you want to work on emailed to me 24 hours prior to the session; so I can be an efficient tutor and create supplemental problems if needed.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Masters of Business Administration, Portland State

University Bachelor of Science in Education, Oregon State University *Oregon Teaching License with High School Advanced Math Certification

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$45/hour for the 1st two sessions

$60/hour for subsequent sessions

*Rates may vary based on subject and preparation time.

Session are pro-rates and last 30 min – 2 hours. You will only be billed for the time we spend tutoring.


How did you get started teaching?

Growing up with a grade school teacher mother taught me to value life-long learning and understand how teaching to others deepens your understanding of a topic. Some of my fodest memories as a child were playing with math manipulatives. I graded my first math paper as a first grader using blocks to undersand division. Once I found out I could do this as a job I was hooked!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with slow processing, ADHD, 504/IEP students, and students who became anxious with just the mention of math or a spreadsheet. Additionally took a training this summer in multisensory math.

My sudents are prodominantly middle school, high school and college student.


Services offered

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