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Liz C.

Bakersfield, CA

$20/hr

Elementary Teacher who also served in the Peace Corps

Background check passed as of 10/22/12
Usually responds after +3 days

Elementary Teacher who also served in the Peace Corps

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I currently work as a fifth grade teacher. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) from CSU Chico. I then served 26 months as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. I was a TEFL volunteer and taught English to grades three to 11. I have experience as a substitute teacher (teaching a range of grades and subjects). Last year, I taught fourth grade before my current position.

For six summers, I worked as a lifeguard in Bakersfield and taught swim lessons. I love to play tennis and played two years at Bakersfield College.

I'm a very responsible, patient, and positive person and enjoy working with kids.

Math:
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Handwriting, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Common Core, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming,
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Bible Studies

I have been actively involved in church groups throughout college. I have also taught Sunday School at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, CA.
There are 66 books in the Bible. The Old Testament consists of 39 books and the New Testament consists of 27 books. Genesis, the first book of the Bible, talks about God's creation of the world and Adam and Eve. Revelations, the last book in the Bible, is about Christ's return. The New Testament begins with the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Other well-known books are the Psalms (consisting of 150 poems) and Proverbs (which passes on wisdom).

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (elementary education) in 2009. I have experience teaching kids in grades k-6 in various subjects, such as Math, English (as a foreign language), and swimming.

Elementary Math

I have experience subbing a variety of grades, and therefore math levels. Last year, I taught fourth grade and I am currently teaching fifth grade. Additionally, schools have made the switch to Common Core and I am gaining that experience of teaching Common Core math.

ESL/ESOL

ESL means English as a Second Language and ESOL is English for Speakers of Other Languages. For 26 months, I taught English as a foreign language in Ukraine. To learn English, it is important to use a lot of visuals, such as pictures and videos. Repetition is also helpful. Also, listening to native speakers, as well as practicing speaking, is very important.

Public Speaking

I took a public speaking class at Bakersfield College. I also have positive experience public speaking through experiences such as teaching and leading meetings.
Public Speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people. Being a good public speaker is a good quality. It can improve your confidence and help in your career. Tips for being a good public speaker include, standing up straight and speaking clearly, and having good timing in your speech.

Russian

I lived in Ukraine for 26 months, where I was able to learn some Russian. Therefore, I am qualified to teach basic Russian.

Social Studies

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (elementary education). This degree has made me qualified to teach social studies to elementary students.
Students study social studies throughout elementary school, junior high, and high school. Components of social studies include history, geography. Throughout their education, students learn about California history, US history, and world history.

Study Skills

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (elementary education). Therefore, I am able to teach students about proper study skills. Study Skills are an important aspect to learning. They can include time management and strategies. For example, a tip for reading comprehension is to read the questions before the text, then you know what to look for in the text.

Swimming

Swimming is a water sport. I have experience teaching swim lessons to children ages 12 months to 13 years. There are four main strokes in swimming: freestyle, backstroke, breastsroke, and butterfly. An Olympic-size pool is 50 meters long. Each swimmer, swims back and forth the length of the pool. In a relay, after the first person swims his/her length (and touches the wall), the next person may dive into the pool and swim. A dive is the process of going head-first into the pool.

Tennis

I played tennis for four years in high school. I also played for two years at Bakersfield College, where I earned second team all-conference award in May 2005. I also continue to play in tournaments.
Tennis is a sport played with two racquets and a ball. The sport may be played on a hard court, grass, or clay. The basic goal is to hit the ball over the net into your opponent's side of the court. The scoring system starts at 0 (or love) and increases to 15 (or 5), then 30, then 40, then game. At 40-40, the point is deuce. The server begins on the deuce (right) side of the court and alternates side with each point. The person who wins six games (by at least two), wins the set. Most matches are best two out of three sets (sometimes three out of five). The biggest professional tournaments are the US Open (in New York), Wimbledon (in England), The Australian Open (in Melbourne), and the French Open (in Paris).

California State University, Chico

Education

California State University, Chico

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Liz will travel within 40 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93309.


About Liz

I currently work as a fifth grade teacher. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) from CSU Chico. I then served 26 months as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. I was a TEFL volunteer and taught English to grades three to 11. I have experience as a substitute teacher (teaching a range of grades and subjects). Last year, I taught fourth grade before my current position.

For six summers, I worked as a lifeguard in Bakersfield and taught swim lessons. I love to play tennis and played two years at Bakersfield College.

I'm a very responsible, patient, and positive person and enjoy working with kids.

Education

California State University, Chico

Education

California State University, Chico


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93309

Liz’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Handwriting, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Common Core, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming,
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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