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Elisabeth L.

Davis, CA

$40/hr

PhD Candidate Tutors French, Writing, Literature, and History

Background check passed as of 1/30/14
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PhD Candidate Tutors French, Writing, Literature, and History

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Elisabeth is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of California, Davis, and is in the process of writing her dissertation. She has taught world literature as early as the epics and as recent as novels written within the last few years. Elisabeth specializes in French, Caribbean, Chicano, and Beur literatures, which includes understanding the history connected with each of these literary traditions. Each of these courses included teaching proper essay writing and research methods, including proper documentation with the MLA or APA documentation styles.

Elisabeth has taught first-year French and French linguistics at the university level and has spent over a year living in France, including several research trips in Paris and Lyon. She also enjoys traveling all over the world and has visited approximately 27 different countries such as Mexico, most of Europe, and several countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

Elisabeth has also had the pleasure of teaching ESL students from all over the world at the International Program through the UC Davis Extension Center. She has taught U.S. society and culture, writing and research skills, and many other topics.

English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have been an active, dedicated Christian for over 20 years. I have taught Sunday school, led devotions at special events, and prepared bible studies for small groups. I have also taken many classes on various topics.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. I also worked as a Kindergarten Teacher's Aide for a private, Christian Academy for one year and negotiated a co-teaching position for a second year in which I taught all subjects. In addition, I substituted in K-6th grade classrooms for two years and was the director of the after-school program for one year. Before this, I worked at an accelerated pre-school program in which I taught children basic kindergarten skills.

English

As an ESL instructor at the UC Davis Extension Center, I have had the pleasure of helping many adult students of all ages to improve their reading, writing, and pronunciation skills in English. Among the classes I have taught are: Advanced English Grammar Skills, Listening and Pronunciation, U.S. Society and Culture, Critical Thinking Skills, and Research and Writing Skills. I enjoy working with international students immensely and intend this to always be part of my future.

ESL/ESOL

As an ESL instructor at the UC Davis Extension Center, I have had the pleasure of helping many adult students of all ages to improve their reading, writing, and pronunciation skills in English. Among the classes I have taught are: Advanced English Grammar Skills, Listening and Pronunciation, U.S. Society and Culture, Critical Thinking Skills, and Research and Writing Skills. I enjoy working with international students immensely and intend this to always be part of my future.

French

As a Comparative Literature PhD Candidate, I have focused on French history, literature, and culture. My dissertation and extended research focuses on Francophone literature from both Africa and the Caribbean. In addition, I have taught first-year French at UC Davis and have taught a 3-day course on French linguistics for two semesters at San Francisco State University.

Study Skills

I am a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature who is in the process of writing her dissertation. While I have never taught study skills as a profession, I have had to develop strong study skills in order to reach the level of education I currently hold. I have also had opportunities to teach study skills to friends and family on a personal level.

Writing

As a Comparative Literature PhD Candidate, I have taught writing skills to undergraduate students in literature and film studies classes. I particularly enjoy teaching how to write a persuasive essay, as I feel that is a useful skill for a job in any profession. This past year, I tutored a UC Berkeley student in writing papers for her literature class. With her hard work and my guidance she went from receiving a C+ to obtaining an A- for the course as a whole. All our tutoring sessions took place over e-mail and through discussions on the telephone, which worked really well for both of us. I have also taught writing skills to adult ESL students who have never learned to write this type of paper.

San Francisco State University
Liberal Studies
San Francisco State University
Master's
University of California, Davis
Enrolled

Education

San Francisco State University (Liberal Studies)

San Francisco State University (Master's)

University of California, Davis (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elisabeth will travel within 30 miles of Davis, CA 95616.


About Elisabeth

Elisabeth is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of California, Davis, and is in the process of writing her dissertation. She has taught world literature as early as the epics and as recent as novels written within the last few years. Elisabeth specializes in French, Caribbean, Chicano, and Beur literatures, which includes understanding the history connected with each of these literary traditions. Each of these courses included teaching proper essay writing and research methods, including proper documentation with the MLA or APA documentation styles.

Elisabeth has taught first-year French and French linguistics at the university level and has spent over a year living in France, including several research trips in Paris and Lyon. She also enjoys traveling all over the world and has visited approximately 27 different countries such as Mexico, most of Europe, and several countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

Elisabeth has also had the pleasure of teaching ESL students from all over the world at the International Program through the UC Davis Extension Center. She has taught U.S. society and culture, writing and research skills, and many other topics.

Education

San Francisco State University
Liberal Studies
San Francisco State University
Master's
University of California, Davis
Enrolled

Education

San Francisco State University (Liberal Studies)

San Francisco State University (Master's)

University of California, Davis (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Davis, CA 95616

Elisabeth’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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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