Hi! My name is Elizabeth, though my students all call me Miss Liz. I am a dedicated educator and I look forward to working with you and your child. Currently, I am offering tutoring to students in grades K to 5, as well as art
instruction for grades K to 8.
I began working with children when I was just 12 years old, still a child myself. I was always told that I had a future working with children and at age 17 I was hired at CBE After School Center, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. As a counselor I was responsible for escorting students from their school to the center, which required me to make sure the journey was safe, walking or on public transportation. Upon arrival at the center I was responsible for encouraging healthy habits such as washing hands and eating a nutritious snack. For the first half of my time spent at the center I was responsible for a homework room. I gained experience working in homework rooms in grades 2 to 5. It was my responsibility to maintain a quiet and comfortable environment that was to be stocked with any necessary supplies that a student may need. I also provide detailed instruction, review, and explanations for students who needed it. The second half of my time spent at the center was working with students and professional instructors, teaching various skills. Some of the classes I had the opportunity to work in were tap dancing, fashion design, circus arts, swim
, gymnastics, and many more. It was not long before I built a strong relationship with the center. I had especially grown close to the art teacher, Helene Manzo, well known for her monotypes. I was soon promoted to assistant art teacher when my boss realized how well we worked together.
As assistant art teacher, I worked with Manzo to create themes for classes, lessons, projects, and art shows. We provided a free environment to our students which allowed them to develop and express themselves through art. Some classes that we taught included batik, sculpture, puppetry, open studio, sewing
, jewelry making and printmaking. Just when I thought my job could not get any more rewarding, I was hired as the photography
teacher. I created safe and fun lessons to teach black and white darkroom photography to students in grades 2 to 6. All of my students had the opportunity to learn how to take photographs that have a special meaning to them. They developed their own film
, processed their own photographs, and put together their very own portfolios. My students became knowledgeable of darkroom chemicals, safety measures, and equipment.
I soon became a New York State certified assistant teacher. Currently I am working in a private daycare and will soon be working for the New York City Department of Education. My students are from 2.5 to 3 years of age. It is my job to see that they are learning new skills everyday. Teaching the days of the week, the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, and personal discovery through weekly themes is essential in aiding each child's growth and development. My students are safe with me because I am certified in child abuse and violence prevention and intervention.
My promise to you is to work with you professionally, by providing reliable service with results. I will work with you to identify your child's educational needs. By applying various techniques, I will find the best teaching method that works for your child. We will all cooperate as a team by setting goals and supporting your child so they have the confidence to reach for the stars. Your child will gain the motivation and self-esteem they need to learn and succeed at their school work.
I also offer art instruction for students K to 8. I believe every child needs time to get away from it all and let their imagination run free. Your child will learn about perception and personality through exploration and creation. Through my instruction your child can create their very own portfolio which can be utilized by middle school students when trying out in the arts for specialized high schools.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!