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Elizabeth L.

Rindge, NH

$35/hr

Another Perspective

Background check passed as of 10/15/12
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Another Perspective

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Learning should be fun. When it stops being fun, you might need another perspective on the material. A change in perspective can make all the difference.

The same method or approach doesn't work for every student. I have become familiar with that fact as I worked as a substitute teacher for the past year and a half and at the after school program I oversaw for three years. Not every classroom operates the same way. Often, students need an alternative explanation in order to make sense of difficult topics.

Even though I am licensed to teach grades 1-6, I do not see myself as a classroom teacher. So much time is wasted on classroom management, that no student reaches his or her full potential. Many students are too distracted to learn or spend most of the day waiting for distracted students to catch up to them. I have been tutoring peers and students for the last 13 years. A tutoring environment allows me to focus in on the needs of each student. I can target boredom, misunderstandings, or distraction to make learning more effective.

My personal background as a home school student gives me a spirit of self-motivation. I work diligently to accomplish personal goals, as well as helping other students set and achieve their personal goals. Having choice in my high school curriculum gave me the opportunity to pursue the knowledge and skills I valued. I value knowledge that is practical and useful. I try to find practical applications for more obscure topics, since as a student I often lamented, "When am I ever going to need to know how to do this math? It's not useful at all!"

I look forward to helping you see things from a different angle. I hope to help you understand well enough to enjoy math, science, reading, writing, music, and learning.

Testimonials

"Top notch"

- Kellina, Jaffrey, NH on 9/20/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History,
Religion
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Needlework, Sewing, Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 should be fun and easy. If it is challenging for you or your loved one, please contact me. I love helping students understand using creative methods and visual representations.

American History

History is so important because it is the story of where we came from. It the story that belongs to all of us. Learning who and when (those much loathed names and dates) will be much easier if you understand why and how.

Aspergers

For the past few years, I have been working with a student with Asperger's. When I met him, he was failing everything except science - his favorite. We worked together weekly to improve his study skills, time management skills, and give him the extra boost he needed. Now he is doing well in school and enjoying more subject areas than only science.

Cooking

Since I was homeschooled, I was always home when my mom was making lunch. Early on, I wanted to know how to make what she was making. While I am no culinary genius, I know what it takes to make delicious, wholesome meals for a family. I'd love to help you if this is an area of uncertainty for you.

Grammar

While I don't correct the mistakes friends make on Facebook, I certainly notice errors in grammar. I would be happy to help you or you child make sense of all the rules of grammar!

Literature

Literature is one of my passions. There are few things I love more in this world than sitting around the living room with some friends, discussing the ideas and thoughts found in a piece of good writing. I love to debate the author's intent and support my answers with obscure quotes from the text. I find great joy in identifying related themes in unrelated works.

I was happy to graduate college with a minor in Literature.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra: necessary evil to some, a fun adventure to others.

What will your experience be? I can help prealgebra be less terrifying to you or your student.

I have been tutoring prealgebra for a long time. I've had many success stories, starting with the friends I helped while we were in the class!

Proofreading

Are you looking for one of those people who corrects the grammar of others on Facebook? I don't, because it seems impolite. I do find typos everywhere I go, on billboards, in news articles, books, etc. I can help you turn your piece of writing into something polished and pristine.

Elizabeth’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 Elizabeth. View all of Elizabeth’s resources

Everyone has had the odious experience of studying notecards for vocabulary. Sometimes the process of making the cards is so tedious that they never get reviewed for study. I've made notecards for myself many times that have remained stationary on my desk to collect dust until long after the test. Yesterday as I was making a set of notecards for a student with fine motor skill challenges,... read more

Today I was working with a student. I've been meeting with him for a while, so I am used to some of his responses. We both think lame jokes are funny. Today his responses were slow, and he seemed to be retaining less than usual. When he was answering multiple choice questions with the response "ok," I knew something was up. After the session, while discussing plans for the afternoon,... read more

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Elem. Ed. and IDIS

Education

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA (Elem. Ed. and IDIS)

Top notch — Elizabeth is so smart and completely on top of her game! My experience was top notch and absolutely wonderful. I was given so much (but not too much) information. I was understood, taught new skills and walked away feeling like a million bucks. THANK YOU!!!! ...

— Kellina, Jaffrey, NH on 9/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 20 miles of Rindge, NH 03461.


About Elizabeth

Learning should be fun. When it stops being fun, you might need another perspective on the material. A change in perspective can make all the difference.

The same method or approach doesn't work for every student. I have become familiar with that fact as I worked as a substitute teacher for the past year and a half and at the after school program I oversaw for three years. Not every classroom operates the same way. Often, students need an alternative explanation in order to make sense of difficult topics.

Even though I am licensed to teach grades 1-6, I do not see myself as a classroom teacher. So much time is wasted on classroom management, that no student reaches his or her full potential. Many students are too distracted to learn or spend most of the day waiting for distracted students to catch up to them. I have been tutoring peers and students for the last 13 years. A tutoring environment allows me to focus in on the needs of each student. I can target boredom, misunderstandings, or distraction to make learning more effective.

My personal background as a home school student gives me a spirit of self-motivation. I work diligently to accomplish personal goals, as well as helping other students set and achieve their personal goals. Having choice in my high school curriculum gave me the opportunity to pursue the knowledge and skills I valued. I value knowledge that is practical and useful. I try to find practical applications for more obscure topics, since as a student I often lamented, "When am I ever going to need to know how to do this math? It's not useful at all!"

I look forward to helping you see things from a different angle. I hope to help you understand well enough to enjoy math, science, reading, writing, music, and learning.

Testimonials

"Top notch"

- Kellina, Jaffrey, NH on 9/20/13
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Education

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Elem. Ed. and IDIS

Education

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA (Elem. Ed. and IDIS)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rindge, NH 03461

Elizabeth’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History,
Religion
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Needlework, Sewing, Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
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.


Elizabeth’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 Elizabeth. View all of Elizabeth’s resources

Everyone has had the odious experience of studying notecards for vocabulary. Sometimes the process of making the cards is so tedious that they never get reviewed for study. I've made notecards for myself many times that have remained stationary on my desk to collect dust until long after the test. Yesterday as I was making a set of notecards for a student with fine motor skill challenges,... read more

Today I was working with a student. I've been meeting with him for a while, so I am used to some of his responses. We both think lame jokes are funny. Today his responses were slow, and he seemed to be retaining less than usual. When he was answering multiple choice questions with the response "ok," I knew something was up. After the session, while discussing plans for the afternoon,... read more


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