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Elizabeth Sky H.

Florence, MA

$40/hr

Focused and Fun Tutor!

Background check passed as of 12/14/13
Usually responds in about 20 hours

Focused and Fun Tutor!

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Hello! I have been a professional tutor for eight years and I've seen many different approaches to tutoring! I believe in a focused and fun approach to one-on-one academic help! That's right- focused and fun! I get to know my students, whether they are in elementary school or post grad, and I find out their interests! If you can relate the subject matter to your life, then you can really learn it. Plus, there are fun ways to understand information such as: conversation, games, contests, applied learning, projects, and creativity. I also teach strategies and study plans for test taking.

I have my Massachusetts teaching license for High School and Middle School English Language Arts and Theater. I have tutored in Math for grades 1-10. I have a 4.0 G.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.F.A. from Goddard College with one of my focuses being Education. I have worked with students with learning disabilities and I.E.P.s. I want to help you or your student succeed! More importantly I want to create positive opportunities for my students to enjoy learning and to thrive in their lives! I hope to meet with you soon!

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Caitlin, Whately, MA on 12/10/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Louise, South Deerfield, MA on 10/2/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Tennis, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking

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.

Phonics

I have worked helping students aged 5 to 18 with phonics and reading. I was trained in ABC Darian when I worked at Learning Styles Tutoring agency in East Longmeadow, MA for three years. I have used this method to assist many students in recognizing phonemes and in being able to sound out new words. I also have training in Read 180 which I learned when I was an English teacher at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, MA. While this is a comprehensive reading program and not focused on phonics, I often use the model of having different forms of media and instruction to vary my teaching approach in reading as I center the student's material around their reading level. It helps greatly to have reading material that the student is interested in and that relates to their life and hobbies as well.

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is an important part of the SAT. Students can learn how to let the questions lead the way on their SAT test and therefore save time on their test.

Special Needs

I have a 4.0 G.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.F.A. from Goddard College with one of my focuses being Education. I have tutored many students over the past eight years who have individualized education plans (IEPs). I take the time to understand what challenges and strengths these students possess and how to accommodate them on tests and in school work. I currently work full time for a tutoring company and have had instruction on how to work with IEP students. I have worked with students diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and comprehension disorders. I lead students through material at a pace and at increments that are suitable for them. I also am informed by Howard Gardener's multiple intelligence theory when I tutor. I present information in many formats and I especially focus on the learning style of each student.

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Goddard College- MFA-IA
Master's

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts

Goddard College- MFA-IA (Master's)

Very Helpful — I saw her once a week prior to taking the SATS and was able to improve my score. She was always prepared with different readings and materials during our tutoring sessions. She was very nice and fun to be around. I would recommend her as a tutor. ...

— Caitlin, Whately, MA on 12/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth Sky will travel within 40 miles of Florence, MA 01062.


About Elizabeth Sky

Hello! I have been a professional tutor for eight years and I've seen many different approaches to tutoring! I believe in a focused and fun approach to one-on-one academic help! That's right- focused and fun! I get to know my students, whether they are in elementary school or post grad, and I find out their interests! If you can relate the subject matter to your life, then you can really learn it. Plus, there are fun ways to understand information such as: conversation, games, contests, applied learning, projects, and creativity. I also teach strategies and study plans for test taking.

I have my Massachusetts teaching license for High School and Middle School English Language Arts and Theater. I have tutored in Math for grades 1-10. I have a 4.0 G.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.F.A. from Goddard College with one of my focuses being Education. I have worked with students with learning disabilities and I.E.P.s. I want to help you or your student succeed! More importantly I want to create positive opportunities for my students to enjoy learning and to thrive in their lives! I hope to meet with you soon!

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Caitlin, Whately, MA on 12/10/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Louise, South Deerfield, MA on 10/2/13

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Goddard College- MFA-IA
Master's

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts

Goddard College- MFA-IA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Florence, MA 01062

Elizabeth Sky’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Tennis, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking

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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