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I am an experienced Tutor and Paraprofessional. I have worked with various age levels teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects. My specialty is French but I am very well educated in Liberal Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology. Also, I am good at organization and study skills. Lastly, I can teach Reading, English and Writing. I have an updated fingerprint clearance with OSPI which allows me to work for Seattle Public Schools as an independent tutor. I am familiar with Academic Standards for children in Seattle Public Schools grades K-12 in Reading and Math and I am qualified and able to help students improve their academic scores on standardized tests.
My style is friendly and patient. I want you to succeed and know you can! It's just a question of meeting you and figuring out what your learning style works for you best. I am your friend and counselor and you will feel comfortable and have fun learning.
I am well educated and well traveled. I speak French and Hebrew and completed my BA in French Language and Literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. I also completed advanced level Liberal Science Courses with Honors.
Thanks for choosing me as your tutor!
I am qualified to tutor students in Elementary Level K-6th Subjects. While working as a Paraprofessional for Seattle Public Schools from 1999-2004, many of my assignments were in elementary schools where I assisted students with their math and reading assignments.
I have taught English at Berlitz Language Center in NYC many years ago. I tutored English to Foreigners while abroad in France and Israel.
While working for Seattle Public Schools as a Paraprofessional, many of my assignments were with Bilingual students who needed help with their English.
I know how to approach teaching English to Foreign Speakers due to having studied French, Hebrew and Russian from excellent Professors. I use their methods when I tutor English and focus on helping the student to hear the Language properly by listening, speaking and working hard on helping the pronounce properly. Once a student hears properly, they can then speak and understand. By using the Language in this way, grammar skills will follow.
I have taught French to students of all ages and levels. I taught French Enrichment Classes with The American Cultural Exchange Foreign Language Programs for Children to shool-aged children for many years as well as teaching advanced French to HighSchoolers at The Academic Institute in Bellevue.
Also, I've tutored and taught French independently at Greenlake Community Center on-going.
I currently teach a French Enrichment Class to elementary-aged children at Wedgewood Elementary in Seattle.
I hold my BA in French and spent my senior year abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris where I graduated with honors.
I immerse my students in the language and I believe that through correct listening and pronunciation skills, language is best learned.
I studied intermediate Hebrew on a Kibbutz-Ulpan in Israel. I lived one year in Israel as well and returned several times.
I have a good working knowledge of Hebrew and can assist with practical language skills, conversation and Judaic culture. Also, I can teach cultural insights into Israeli cultural as well and how it relates to the Hebrew language.
Lastly, I can help with student who wish to learn Judaic prayer.
Having taught English to students for whom English was a new language, I have experience teaching phonics as that is a major part of learning language.
I tutored young children who spoke English as a Second Language to help them improve their failing Reading Grades and I included pronunciation and phonics in my teaching.
By correctly pronouncing words, they were then able to better comprehend the words and also to understand them.
I studied one year of Russian Language while I majored in French. This was an intensive full immersion class which was five days per week and only Russian was spoken in class.
I also traveled to Moscow while studying French abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
I can assist with basic grammar and pronunciation as well as insights into Russian Culture.
Provides a lot of variety in lessons — Elissa is a great tutor - providing everything from grammar lessons to pronunciation. A particular exercise that has been helpful is to listen to a story being read in French, transcribing it, and then repeating it. Elissa is very creative and keeps things moving. ...
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