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Lisa G.

Springfield, VA

$40/hr

Certified Teacher, who Loves Kids (all ages), Math, and English!

Background check passed as of 2/17/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Certified Teacher, who Loves Kids (all ages), Math, and English!

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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 13 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 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.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- William, Fairfax, VA on 1/17/14

"Professional Tutor "

- Mona, Lorton, VA on 11/12/14

"Very nice tutor!"

- Antoinette, Alexandria, VA on 10/24/14

"Flexible and Friendly!"

- Charlotte, Springfield, VA on 4/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Fatima, Springfield, VA on 4/16/14

"Very patient and helpful"

- James, Alexandria, VA on 8/12/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Joy, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/20/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Latanya, Upper Marlboro, MD on 4/1/13

"Great tutor."

- Deidre, Bowie, MD on 3/26/13

"Great tutor that shows concern"

- Agnes, District Heights, MD on 3/22/13

"Great, patient tutor!"

- Regina, Upper Marlboro, MD on 3/21/13
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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

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).

Elementary (K-6th)

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 6 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 6, 9, and 10).

Elementary Math

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 6 years. I love math and helping kids understand the important foundations at a young age!

Elementary Science

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.

English

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.

Geometry

I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math!

Prealgebra

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.

PSAT

I have three years of experience helping students with test-taking skills. I also have a math teaching certification to help students review all of the math needed on the PSAT.

Reading

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.

SAT Math

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.

Spelling

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.

Trigonometry

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in trigonometry for 2 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I've been told I'm patient and good at explaining some of the tough concepts in this upper level of math. When I can, I use real-life examples and diagrams to make concepts clearer.

Writing

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.

Lisa’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 Lisa. View all of Lisa’s resources

Math can be found anywhere. A few years ago, I had my three kids with me at the local high school, and in a large room, the floor was covered with many square tiles. Around an area of small squares were another few rows of larger tiles. I asked the kids to count how many squares there were, and they balked! “There’s too many!” First I showed them how there were not only a lot of small squares,... read more

I've been tutoring middle- and high-school math students for over 5 years and absolutely love my work! As a professional educator, it is so rewarding to work one-on-one with struggling students and give them the attention and help they need. When I taught public school 6th grade math, I had 150 students and was unable to understand the needs of each one. I knew I was letting kids "slip... read more

Wheaton College, IL
Elementary Education

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Elementary Education)

Great tutor — 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. ...

— William, Fairfax, VA on 1/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 5 miles of Springfield, VA 22153.


About Lisa

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 13 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 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.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- William, Fairfax, VA on 1/17/14

"Professional Tutor "

- Mona, Lorton, VA on 11/12/14

"Very nice tutor!"

- Antoinette, Alexandria, VA on 10/24/14

"Flexible and Friendly!"

- Charlotte, Springfield, VA on 4/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Fatima, Springfield, VA on 4/16/14

"Very patient and helpful"

- James, Alexandria, VA on 8/12/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Joy, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/20/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Latanya, Upper Marlboro, MD on 4/1/13

"Great tutor."

- Deidre, Bowie, MD on 3/26/13

"Great tutor that shows concern"

- Agnes, District Heights, MD on 3/22/13

"Great, patient tutor!"

- Regina, Upper Marlboro, MD on 3/21/13
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Education

Wheaton College, IL
Elementary Education

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Elementary Education)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Springfield, VA 22153

Lisa’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Lisa’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 Lisa. View all of Lisa’s resources

Math can be found anywhere. A few years ago, I had my three kids with me at the local high school, and in a large room, the floor was covered with many square tiles. Around an area of small squares were another few rows of larger tiles. I asked the kids to count how many squares there were, and they balked! “There’s too many!” First I showed them how there were not only a lot of small squares,... read more

I've been tutoring middle- and high-school math students for over 5 years and absolutely love my work! As a professional educator, it is so rewarding to work one-on-one with struggling students and give them the attention and help they need. When I taught public school 6th grade math, I had 150 students and was unable to understand the needs of each one. I knew I was letting kids "slip... read more


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