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Elisabeth F.

Washington, DC

$55/hr

"Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy"

Background check passed as of 2/27/12
Usually responds in about 17 hours

"Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy"

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Dear student(s) and families,

I truly believe "the child is in me still, and sometimes not so still", one of my favorite quotes by Mister Rogers. I believe that learning is like an adventure with a new discovery for each lesson. I know what many students don't acknowledge— that some discoveries will be more challenging than others but not impossible. I’ve had wonderful opportunities to volunteer and work with children throughout my professional career. I am currently a second grade teacher at a local DC charter school.

I have been trained to tutor specifically in reading and mentoring elementary aged students. I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System, a scientifically proven reading program for individuals that cannot read. In my day job, I have taught all subjects. Subjects include grammar, reading, vocabulary, non-fiction reading, debate, science, social studies, speaking, math, and writing. I have also been certified to teach English as a foreign language with an additional grammar endorsement. I created a Math Club for my second grade students last year, in which I was able to really tutor and develop true mathematicians after school.

I love working with students, and I know I am most effective in improving student performance when I can work one-on-one or in a small group setting. I like getting to know my students, praising them for their strengths and finding creative solutions for their weaknesses. My tutoring philosophy is that everything happens for a reason. Even when students make mistakes and fail assessments, I believe in encouraging students to learn from their errors. The strongest student learns from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others. There is no failure except to not try. I completely endorse Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, as she says, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.”

I hope you choose me to partner with you to help you reach your academic goals.

Best regards,

Ms. Elisabeth

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12
Elisabeth replied on 4/1/2012

Thank you for the positive feedback! I truly enjoy working with your daughter. I hope to continue work with her on building a strong math foundation for her next school year. And I'm so PROUD of her hard work in preparation for the Science Fair and judging.
- Ms. Elisabeth

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Math, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Spanish

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.

Dyslexia

I earned a Masters in Special Education for Moderate Disabilities PreK-12 from Lesley University in May 2014. I also have taught several students with dyslexia in the classroom, with varying capabilities. I employ different learning strategies to support students with dyslexia, including TouchMath and the Wilson Reading program. The Wilson Reading program in particular was designed for students with dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a second grade teacher, currently employed at a local Washington, DC public charter school. I teach all subjects. I earned a dual Masters in Elementary Education and Special Education.

I also worked as an English Teacher in a private school for six months in Korea. I instructed students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade at all English levels (low beginning to advanced); implementing a complete American curriculum that employed American textbooks and American standards of learning based on grade levels. I taught 46 classes per week, at 40 minutes per class I spent over 30 hours per week in the classroom giving instruction. I taught all core subjects (math, grammar, reading comprehension, non-fiction reading, spelling and vocabulary, science, social studies, and writing) and enrichment subjects (debate, sensory development, and speech). I modeled correct English pronunciation and speech. Additionally, I prepared supplemental work for students in accordance with the curriculum and the students’ needs.

I also have experience teaching 5th, 6th, and 7th grade science and math. I tutored middle school students in an intense year-around, multi-year educational program in Washington, DC called Higher Achievement. During the After-School Academy I supervised and managed a disciplined study hall of approximately 20 scholars (5th-6th grade) that had scholars actively working on homework and supplemental work to help scholars prepare for upcoming assessments, improve academic grades, and increase their knowledge in all subject matter. I answered questions one-on-one and re-taught necessary concepts to scholars to achieve mastery of coursework. I ensured all homework and supplemental work was completed accurately. I prepared individual-specific supplemental work for all scholars on academic probation, tailoring activities to each scholar’s academic needs.

ESL/ESOL

I believe the BEST approach to learning English is to find a subject or topic a student is PASSIONATE about, then study and learn the vocabulary and mechanics to intelligently communicate and discuss the passion.

I am certified to teach English as a foreign or second language. I have earned a TEFL Diploma with a Grammar Advisor Endorsement from BridgeTEFL provided by Bridge Linguatec, Inc.

I also have experience teaching English as a foreign language. I worked as an English Teacher in a private school for 6 months in Korea. I instructed students from pre-kinder to 5th grade at all English levels (low beginning to advanced); implementing a complete American curriculum that employed American textbooks and American standards of learning based on grade levels. I taught 46 classes per week, at 40 minutes per class I spent over 30 hours per week in the classroom giving instruction. I taught all core subjects (math, grammar, reading comprehension, non-fiction reading, spelling and vocabulary, science, social studies, and writing) and enrichment subjects (debate, sensory development, and speech). I modeled correct English pronunciation and speech. Additionally, I prepared supplemental work for students in accordance with the curriculum and the students’ needs. I communicated with parents and other teachers regarding the development of each student.

Phonics

The main reading program I implement is the Wilson Reading System. A scientifically proven reading system that teaches students and adults that are so far behind in reading they must start from the beginning - with phonemic awareness. These students cannot read essentially. This is an far more intense approach but it works! In less than 8 months, I was able to move one student 6 reading levels (from level K to P using Guided Reading levels).

Reading

Reading is FUN! And I make every effort to make it FUN and accessible for my students by letting them have choices when we read. I find out what interests and passions a student has and look for as many appropriately challenging books/articles/magazines/graphic novels/comics/websites that are on that interest. Once you let the student choose...it gets way easier from there.

I have worked as a reading tutor for over 3 years. I have tutored struggling readers that may be slightly behind their grade level, reluctant readers, and readers with disabilities.

The main reading program I implement is the Wilson Reading System. A scientifically proven reading system that teaches students and adults that are so far behind in reading they must start from the beginning. These students cannot read essentially. This is an far more intense approach but it works! In less than 8 months, I was able to move one student 6 reading levels (from level K to P using Guided Reading levels).

I also mentor the students, sharing my love of children's literature with them. I employ a variety of reading strategies and reading games to statistically improve students' reading scores on standardized reading assessments. I work hard to statistically improve all of my students reading scores over the course of a year. Most importantly, I encourage and empower reluctant readers to find reading an enjoyable activity.

Special Needs

I earned a Masters in Special Education for Moderate Disabilities PreK-12 from Lesley University in May 2014. I also have taught several students with various disabilities in the classroom, with varying capabilities. I employ different learning strategies to support students with disabilities, including TouchMath and the Wilson Reading program.

Elisabeth’s Resources

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Government
Lesley University, School of Education
MEd
Lesley University School of Education
MEd

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Government)

Lesley University, School of Education (MEd)

Lesley University School of Education (MEd)

Excellent Tutor! — Elizabeth is an excellent tutor. My daughter immediately felt at ease with her. Elizabeth uses different tools and methods to help my daughter understand the different math theories which in turn have helped her grades to improve. With Elizabeth's guidance, my daughter won 1st place in the Science Fair. ...

— Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elisabeth will travel within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20011.


About Elisabeth

Dear student(s) and families,

I truly believe "the child is in me still, and sometimes not so still", one of my favorite quotes by Mister Rogers. I believe that learning is like an adventure with a new discovery for each lesson. I know what many students don't acknowledge— that some discoveries will be more challenging than others but not impossible. I’ve had wonderful opportunities to volunteer and work with children throughout my professional career. I am currently a second grade teacher at a local DC charter school.

I have been trained to tutor specifically in reading and mentoring elementary aged students. I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System, a scientifically proven reading program for individuals that cannot read. In my day job, I have taught all subjects. Subjects include grammar, reading, vocabulary, non-fiction reading, debate, science, social studies, speaking, math, and writing. I have also been certified to teach English as a foreign language with an additional grammar endorsement. I created a Math Club for my second grade students last year, in which I was able to really tutor and develop true mathematicians after school.

I love working with students, and I know I am most effective in improving student performance when I can work one-on-one or in a small group setting. I like getting to know my students, praising them for their strengths and finding creative solutions for their weaknesses. My tutoring philosophy is that everything happens for a reason. Even when students make mistakes and fail assessments, I believe in encouraging students to learn from their errors. The strongest student learns from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others. There is no failure except to not try. I completely endorse Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, as she says, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.”

I hope you choose me to partner with you to help you reach your academic goals.

Best regards,

Ms. Elisabeth

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12
Elisabeth replied on 4/1/2012

Thank you for the positive feedback! I truly enjoy working with your daughter. I hope to continue work with her on building a strong math foundation for her next school year. And I'm so PROUD of her hard work in preparation for the Science Fair and judging.
- Ms. Elisabeth

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Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Government
Lesley University, School of Education
MEd
Lesley University School of Education
MEd

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Government)

Lesley University, School of Education (MEd)

Lesley University School of Education (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20011

Elisabeth’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Math, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Spanish

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.


Elisabeth’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Elisabeth. View all of Elisabeth’s resources

There are many educational resources online that promise results, but also require payment upfront. They may have a trial period, which may leave you still uncertain. However, I do not think BrainPop.com nor BrainPopJr.com are educational products you should doubt if your child has any interest in robots, cartoons, bright colors, and curiosity. I highly recommend BrainPop online resources. BrainPop... read more

Multiplication facts are the bane of every elementary student who has better things to memorize...their favorite Pokemon's powers, who Justin Bieber is dating, or what time The Suite Life comes on the Disney Channel. Memorizing multiplication facts does NOT have to be so dry and boring. Introduce your student to fun multiplication review games online. Check out the links to the free games... read more


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