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Elizabeth N.

New Canaan, CT

$90/hr

Talented Tutor -Elementary, MS and HS - success can be yours!

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University of Michigan
Music
University of Michigan
Master's
Long Island University
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (Music)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Long Island University (Master's)

About Elizabeth

I am a school librarian with more than 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience! I have taught all ages, pre-school through college, in Math, Music, English, History, and Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, Italian and German). I have experience in both public and private schools, and in a variety of curricula: Everyday and Singapore Math, Reading and Writing Workshop among others. I love helping with test prep; SAT, ISEE, SSAT. My students have increased confidence and scores, and have gained admission to top independent schools and colleges after our time spent in test prep. I love helping students find meaning in their learning. So, you won't be bored. We will develop a plan each session, and work hard to complete it -- with stops along the way to try out our learning with games, visuals and fun!
I am a nationally known leader in teaching with technology, and you'll see that in each of our tutoring sessions, if you'd like. We are a team! That means I will maintain contact with your school teachers, and keep parents in the loop to make sure we have covered all that's needed to make my students a success! I have spent years working with national organizations for gifted students and also with students with learning disabilities. This gives me a special perspective on ALL learners, and helps me tailor the best course of study for all my students. In my spare time, I knit, love to visit new places, read about educational technology, spend time with my family, cook, and assist in training dogs to serve as assistance animals.
I am a school librarian with more than 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience! I have taught all ages, pre-school through college, in Math, Music, English, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New Canaan, CT 06840
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Physical Science, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
General Music, Music History, Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia, Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, French, Prealgebra,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

My graduate level training includes 6 credits in special education. I have worked for 20 years motivating and inspiring students who have learning issues related to ADD/ADHD. We work on organization, planning both long and short term, and family support and independence. Students have shown marked improvement by having the support and scaffolding of a tutor to help them manage the challenges of these learning issues. I employ a number of strategies, which differ for each student, building on successes as we move forward.

Algebra 1

Algebra can be tough. Together we'll find the specific areas where you're struggling and then concentrate our efforts to improve.

Learning how to study math is key to success. We'll work together to find a system and plan that works for YOU, and if you're willing to do the work, success can be yours.

Autism

I am currently working with an 8 year-old autistic student. I have worked with other students on the Autism spectrum over the past 20 years, and have found that my gifts in simple lessons, firm but loving teaching style, and organization have made for very productive results.

I have training in Lindamood-Bell literacy, and additional hours in Special Education which also have helped my tutoring.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching/tutoring young children for more than 20 years. I have training in reading, math, science and organizational skills, and love unlocking the love of learning for each child. I have advanced training in varied math curricula, and also in reading remediation techniques. I like to use rhymes, game and music with receptive students to find the key to learning.

Elementary Math

I have had experience with most of the major math curricula, and significant experience with learners from pre-school through grade 6.

Math can be tough at times in the elementary years. Students should never feel "I'm not good at math." Enlisting the help of a tutor can make all the difference.

My skills and experience will help your child develop math skills and confidence...vital to the learning process.

English

I have a BA in English, and have attended many workshops and professional developemnt programs on teching writing and reading comprehension.

My students have seen significant improvement in scores, grades, and most importantly, confidence. Our sessions are relaxed, informative and productive.

ISEE

I have tutored more than 20 ISEE and SSAT students over the past 15 years. My experience is at all three levels of the test. After first assessing strengths and weaknesses, I help students develop a comprehensive study plan, with daily practice to supplement our tutoring sessions. We will work hard, and develop skills that will also help with the SAT and ACT later on. As an independent school educator, and parent, I have a unique view of the test, and its use in the admissions process.

Phonics

I have had 20 years of Elementary Language Arts tutoring experience. I also have a N-6 reading teaching certification (CT). All decoding and early reading has its foundations in phonics. My extensive experience, and academic training in reading has helped me find successful techniques which have proven helpful to my many young clients. I look forward to opening the door to phonics success for your child.

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored pre-algebra for many years. I combine skills practice with relevant application. We will work together to develop and implement strategies that are personalized for each student. Developing confidence in math is not impossible!

Reading

I have 20 hours of graduate work in reading. As a librarian, I love to unlock the door for all readers. My students thrive with my care and detailed but fun lessons.

SAT Reading

The reading and writing sections of the SAT are challenging, but not difficult to master. Diligent practice, and some key strategies are essential to success. I have had extensive experience in tutoring these sections of the test, and my students show improvement and confidence after our sessions.

I have tutored these exams for more than 10 years. I am an award winning writer, and an experienced English teacher.

SAT Writing

I have been tutoring the SAT for more than 10 years. Helping students navigate the complexities of the test and achieve success is very rewarding. My approach is tailored to each student, involving assessment, enrichment and remediation where necessary. I look forward to helping you or your child achieve success in the SAT.

SSAT

I have been prepping students for the SSAT at all levels for the past 10 years. My students are strong test takers, and all have achieved significant improvement in scores on the exam.

I also provide consultation services for independent/boarding school admission, based on my 20 years of boarding school teaching. I look forward to helping your family with this exciting process.

Study Skills

Much of my tutoring experience over the last 25 years has focused on study skills. Many students need to learn to study smarter... not harder. I have taken workshops on learning and the brain, which I have applied to my tutoring in almost all situations. Helping students organize and prioritize their work is often the key to unlocking learning.

Writing

I have an undergraduate degree in English, and have taught and tutored English and writing for more than 20 years. My students have seen significant success in grades and test scores.

University of Michigan
Music
University of Michigan
Master's
Long Island University
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (Music)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Long Island University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 5 miles of New Canaan, CT 06840.

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