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Elizabeth M.

Patient, effective tutor specializing in: English/ ESL and Spanish

Neptune, NJ (07753)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I have been tutoring adults, teens and children in English, ESL, Spanish for over 7 years, as a stay-at-home mom and continuing when I returned to complete my degree. In addition to a flexible tutoring schedule, I currently teach Spanish and Art to grades Pre K thru 8 and have subbed for several Monmouth County school districts. In the meantime, I'm busy raising my teenage son and working toward obtaining a master's degree.

Thanks to a strong grasp of grammar in both English and foreign languages I have tutored ESL and Adult Education students at Brookdale Community College, grade school and high school students, bilingual children and adults, children classified with the No Child Left Behind program, and small business groups.

I WORK EQUALLY WELL WITH NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. I've worked with people from Central and South America, Europe and Asia, AS WELL AS native English-speaking Americans who have trouble with reading, writing, weak grammar skills, etc.

Whether you're falling behind in school, need help with exams or simply want to improve your language skills, I can help! Together we can work on and improve:
* common pronunciation and grammatical errors
* auditory and reading comprehension
* verbal and written communication
* school exams and GED
* essays and term-papers
* preparation for U.S. Citizenship interview and exam

Not everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace, so individual tutoring sessions are planned with your personal needs in mind. Group tutoring is also available; rates vary slightly and are available upon request.

My educational background includes foreign language study in Spanish, Italian and French, as well as Graphic Design at Pratt Institute of Art. Ultimately both specialties were combined toward a B.A. degree in Humanities. Academic accolades include: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad at Universidad Catolica (Guayaquil, Ecuador), Dean's list, several Outstanding Achievement Awards, and other grants.

Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can personalize tutoring classes to fit YOUR needs today. I look forward to helping you succeed!

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*In order to get acquainted prior to an actual tutoring session, I invite prospective students to meet at a mutually convenient location to discuss individual needs/goals. In addition to saving time and money for you, it helps me to effectively prepare by getting a better idea of your personal needs and difficulties. Meeting once, prior to an actual session, is offered at no cost or obligation.

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Elizabeth’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Proofreading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Art:
Art History, Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish, TOEFL
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Drawing

I have been teaching Art and Spanish for the past 2 years but have been creating my entire life, since childhood. I have designed and produced back drops for several events at my school, including Christmas and school plays, talent shows, and others.

I studied design at Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY, and I currently teach Art to students in grades K-8. In class we cover different aspects of art and design, including the elements of art (i.e. line, color, shape, texture, etc.) & principals of design (i.e. contrast, hue, balance, etc.) and apply them to fun and interesting projects based on grade and ability. We use a variety of age-appropriate materials including specialized drawing pencils/graphite, markers, chalk/oil pastels, printmaking, water color and tempera paint, paper mache', clay, wire, paper, to list a few. Projects incorporate a variety of lesson topics including different types of art and artists, to upcoming seasons and holidays.

Individual or private sessions would obviously consider age and ability when teaching elements of art, demonstrating the basics of drawing/design, painting, color mixing, etc., and would naturally be geared to the goal and focus of the prospective student.

English

Improving difficulties in many subjects generally means making use of language skills and the ability to express ourselves well in English.

I can help you to improve your comprehension and use of grammar, verbs, and writing skills including: essays, compositions, term papers, test preparation, and more.

I work with students who are having difficulty in various areas of English, from grade school to college, including adult learners who want help to improve their verbal communication skills for personal or professional reasons.

Don't hesitate to ask for further information. I look forward to helping you succeed!

Liz

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there.

I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.

Grammar

I have tutored all aspects of grammar in English, ESL and Spanish. "Grammar" is a broad category which covers everything including parts of speech like nouns, verbs of all tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc. and their proper usage; correct and concise sentence structure, phrasing, etc.
These are the building blocks to good essay writing and story telling. Because these are areas of strength for me, I enjoy the challenge of teaching and facilitating correct use of grammar in speech and writing assignments. Students from elementary school through college and beyond that need help improving their grammar and/or those who have difficulty writing are welcome. We can work on anything from basic book reports, essays, lengthy compositions or term papers- or whatever you need!

Painting

I have been teaching Art for the past 2 years but have been creating my entire life, since childhood. I studied design at Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY.

I have designed and produced several back drops for events at my school including Christmas and school plays, talent shows, and others. Larger pieces are painted on 12x15' drops; final work is done mainly using acrylics, although tempera, pastel/oil pastel, & torn paper have also been combined.

In personal work, I enjoy a broad variety of styles and media but am particularly fond of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. I'm currently, teaching Art to grades K-8. I teach different types/styles of art, elements of art and design, and a variety of of media, at age/grade appropriate levels.

Painting in K-8 generally includes watercolor, tempera, & possibly acrylics; watercolor and tempera are versitle for any age and a variety of lessons.

Individual or private sessions would obviously consider age and ability in addition to teaching/ demonstrating the basics of drawing/design, painting, color mixing, styles of painting, etc., and would naturally be geared to the goal and focus of the prospective student.

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years.

Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now.
-Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation?
-Worried about an upcoming exam?
-Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind?
-Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills?

No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling.

Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.

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Education

Thomas Edison State College (Humanities)

Rutgers New Brunswick (Graduate Coursework)

Great Personality, Patient and Thorough Tutor She had a wonderful personality and was extremely patient with me. I would definitely recommend her without reservation to anyone interested in learning Spanish. ...

— Frances from Long Branch, NJ on 10/25/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 20 miles of Neptune, NJ 07753.

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