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Elizabeth H.

Antioch, CA


Effective and Fun Language and Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/18/09
4.5 average from 82 ratings
Patient and encouraging
— Raymond, Pittsburg, CA on 11/24/15

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University of Science, Art & Technology
University of California Los Angeles
Canadian Institute of English


University of Science, Art & Technology (Education)

University of California Los Angeles (Other)

Canadian Institute of English (Other)

About Elizabeth

My experience and style:

ESL: Teacher of English and Spanish as a Second Language
Math: Elementary, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry

I have been teaching professionally for over 9 years. I have been teaching as a volunteer for over 20 years.

I have been trained in 28 effective teaching methods. I determine the methods to use by first determining the student preferred learning style. He may be a visual learner, an auditory learner, a tactile learner, or a kinetic learner. He may need a combination of methods. It's all about the student and how he prefers to process new information. My students become engaged. They have fun again. Their self confidence improves. Their grades reflect that quickly.

Some of the effective methods include: bouncing a balloon on the non-dominant elbow and reciting new concepts. Juggling scarves while reciting target facts. Jumping rope while reciting new information. Both hemispheres of the brain are engaged at the same time. (Not a easy assignment to do.) The student's brain comes alive and new connections are formed. Memory is created and retained.

These kinds of methos are especially successful with people with physical or mental challenges.

I would be happy to demonstrate these skills with you.

Bachelor's of Education, specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language. University of Science, Art & Technology (USAT), British West Indies. Bachelors of Education, University of California Los Angeles
Certified TESOL (Teaching English Second Language)
Certified TSSOL (Teaching Spanish Second Language)
Canadian Institute of English
My experience and style:

ESL: Teacher of English and Spanish as a Second Language
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Antioch, CA 94531
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and encouraging"

- Raymond, Pittsburg, CA on 11/24/15

"Makes learning fun"

- Deneshia, Antioch, CA on 9/30/15

"Breakthrough Tutor"

- Arlene, Oakley, CA on 7/1/15

"Great fit for my son"

- Kathy, Brentwood, CA on 2/27/14

"Patient and fun"

- Paul, Oakley, CA on 3/21/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, CBEST,
GED, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

Here are a few of the topics I could cover in Algebra:
Solving Equation
Solving Inequalities
Graphing and Functions systems
Linear Equations and their Graphs
Polynomials and Factoring
Quadratics Equations
Roots and Radical Expressions and Equations


I have already passed all three sections of CBEST, including reading, writing, and math. I have and am currently teaching advanced placement math.

Elementary (K-6th)


Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

The Number System
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations
Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability
Develop understanding of statistical variability.
Summarize and describe distributions.

Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.



With Oxford University's ESL program I will help the beginner, intermediate or advanced English student. We will not only learn reading, writing but speaking. Each lesson will include active engagement with the student. The student will learn from effective teaching methods based on the student's preferred learning style.


I cover all the BASIC CONCEPTS of Geometry with EXPERIMENTS including:
* Postulate, Theorems, Proofs, Symbols
* Angles: Measuring, Classifying, Congruence, Vertical
* Parallel and Perpendicular Lines,
* Triangles: Types, Similar and Congruent, Pythagorean Theorem
* Quadridaterals: Trapezoids, Isosceles trapezoids, Parallelograms, Phombuses, Rectangles, Squares
* Circles: Radius & Diameter, Regions, Pi, Circumference, Are, Degrees, Chords and Tangents, Arcs, Angles of
* Perimeter, Area and Volume
* Graphing: Points, Lines, Midpoint, Distance, Slope


I am trained, and have experience with Hooked on Phonics at all levels, including Master Reader. I have tutored many students with this wonderful program.


Bachelor's in Education
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as Second Language
Teaching since 2004

Study Skills

Here's the Study Skills included:
1. Developing and maintaining a healthy attitude toward school and learning.
2. Developing a positive attitude toward the student's abilities.
3. Developing and maintaining good study skills including: time management, creating a positive study area, setting priorities with homework, developing a plan of action with homework, pacing and confidence.

University of Science, Art & Technology
University of California Los Angeles
Canadian Institute of English


University of Science, Art & Technology (Education)

University of California Los Angeles (Other)

Canadian Institute of English (Other)

Patient and encouraging — Elizabeth has a special calmness about herself that many individuals who are afraid of math need! My anxiety quickly turned into calmness which allowed me to remember the information, only my first session looking forward to more and passing my next placement exam ! Me and Elizabeth met 11 times on my last 2 sessions we reviewed everything I learned that Friday I went back to take the assessment e ...

— Raymond, Pittsburg, CA on 11/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 15 miles of Antioch, CA 94531.