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Wheaton College, IL (Elementary Education)
I am a certified math teacher, experienced tutor, and home-schooling mother of three, who loves children and whose greatest joy is working one-on-one with people to help them realize their full potential. I have a BA (magna cum laude) in elementary education, and 15 years of teaching public school math, tutoring mostly middle and high school students, and teaching my own three children. I've been told that I am patient, creative and good at explaining concepts. Other teaching-related jobs I've had include substitute teaching (many ages and subjects), Sunday school teaching, therapy for a boy with autism, and helping with vacation Bible clubs both in the U.S. and the U.K.
I am relatively new to the Washington, D.C. area, having previously lived in California, Nigeria, Illinois, Great Britain, and Jordan. I have appreciated all the states and countries that have hosted me, and I continue to enjoy meeting people from all over the world. That's one of the aspects of metro D.C. that I value the most! Other interests of mine (besides math, teaching and travel) include music (especially choral singing), reading (aloud to my family and by myself), spending time outside on walks or playing Frisbee, and visiting my far-flung family.
I do all tutoring sessions in my own home, and look forward to meeting your student. I am a certified math teacher, experienced tutor, and home-schooling mother of three, who loves children and whose greatest joy is working one-on-one with people to help them realize their full potential. I have a BA (magna cum laude) in Read more
Lisa has worked with two of our children (elementary and high school age) and we have been very pleased with her depth of knowledge on the subjects. Both our children have benefited positively from working with Lisa. We would not hesitate to recommend her for tutoring needs.
Great tutor for both my children (Geometry and Pre Algebra). My kids both feel you explain well with patience. We appreciate you rescuing my kids in math!
Lisa is kind, patient and a great tutor. She is diligent, understands math and goes the extra mile in helping my son understand algebra I. She is soft spoken, easy to understand and explains math concepts very well.
Lisa has improved my daughter's confidence in math in just a short time! Lisa has a rapport with her that makes it a comfortable learning environment. My daughter always feels accomplished at the end of a session.
I was able to observe my son's tutor. Lisa gave very helpful explanations as she taught my son in different ways to look at the math problems. My son truly enjoyed his sessions with her and has gained so much needed confidence in his own abilities to do good in math. I am looking forward for my son to have many more sessions with her to have the necessary skills.
Very patient and my child is making good progress. I'm happy to have found her. Has been very flexible as far as scheduling. Since she's so close it's very convenient. I'm confident that my daughter will get through the material that was prescribed for her to accomplish this summer in preparation for the up coming fall term.
My daughter loved her and she was able to improve her SAT score by 200 points after about 7 sessions.
Lisa is very patient and shows that she cares a lot about your child understanding the concepts. Lisa is worth more than her price and I sincerely recommend her.
So far my daughter has met with Lisa G. once and cannot stop raving about her first session. Lisa was very patient and explained the math problems step by step. We look forward to future sessions with Lisa.
This was my first time using WyzAnt, and I was very happy with Lisa. She answered emails in a timely manner, and was willing to work with me to find a time that fit my daughter's schedule. My daughter really struggles with math and can shut down when frustrated. She loved her session with Lisa and looks forward to working with her more.
Mrs. Lisa is patient and express genuine concern. She introduces material that is on child's cognitive level and uses large colorful material to keep her focused and interested. She also uses verbal prompts to increase the child's verbal skills. Thank you Mrs. Lisa.
Lisa is a patient and effective math tutor for my 10 year old son. Before the first tutoring session began, Lisa spent some time on the phone with me obtaining background information on his skill level and areas of struggle. By the first lesson, Lisa assessed him and conducted an engaging lesson, which included great math tips and techniques to assist him in class. By the very next day in school, his confidence level was raised and he showed a marked improvement in math. We look forward to continue working with Lisa.
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I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for 5 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required).
I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 8 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 8, 11, and 12).
I'm a certified elementary teacher, with specializations in math and English. I've also home-schooled my own 3 elementary-aged children for the past 8 years. I love math and helping kids understand the important foundations at a young age!
I am an elementary school teacher, as well as a home-schooling mom, with years of experience in teaching science in a hands-on way. I include reading, writing and math in my science lessons, but also find it invaluable to have real-life experiences with my students. Sometimes that looks like an experiment; other times it looks like a nature walk. Science comes alive when we use our five senses to explore the world around us.
My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that reading quality literature contributes in so many ways to one's ideas, skills, and maturity.
I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in prealgebra for five years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. Since prealgebra is critical to future math classes, I take it very seriously. I do my best to keep the learning as practical and hands-on as possible, using word problems, pictures, and topics of interest to the student.
I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I use SAT preparation books and discuss test-taking strategies.
I have worked on spelling with my home-schooled children for the past 5 years. I use "Spelling Power" to tailor lists to an individual's level. I also use many fun hands-on activities to help correct spellings become second-nature. One of my own children has mild dyslexia, but we've been able to improve her spelling hugely in the past 2 years.
My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.
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