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Elizabeth K.

Jenner, CA

$35/hour

Conscientious and Competent Tutor for Kids and Adults

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/20/14

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Colgate University
English and Anthro.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
MEd

Education

Colgate University (English and Anthro.)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)

About Elizabeth

I have an excellent academic record, and hold a master's degree in counseling. For my bachelor's I double-majored in English and anthropology. Growing up with parents who were teachers, I was always committed to learning.

My particular strengths tend toward language, the arts, and social sciences, although I have interest in biology, nature, astronomy, and a curiosity about the world in general. I still retain some of my knowledge of Spanish from high school and college. Work experiences include publishing, library work, yoga instruction, volunteer tutoring, and work in mental health. I am a yoga practitioner and a weaver, and love to dance, travel, and enjoy delicious and healthy food.

I am happy to tutor either children or adults in areas they may be challenged in, so long as I'm familiar with the topic. I am open to online as well as in-person tutoring. I believe those who know me would say I am patient, a good listener, intelligent, creative, caring, and committed. My approach toward tutoring is "student-centered," helping people to learn by facilitating their absorbing of information and concepts in ways that resonate for them as individuals.
I have an excellent academic record, and hold a master's degree in counseling. For my bachelor's I double-majored in English and anthropology. Growing up with parents who were teachers, I was always committed to learning. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Jenner, CA 95450
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology,
Astronomy, Biology, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Drums, Flute, General Music, Piano, Salsa Dancing, Voice (Music)
Art:
Salsa Dancing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
History:
Anthropology,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Salsa Dancing, Sewing, Swimming, Volleyball, Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I am well-traveled, and have worked for the oral history unit of a university library, which focused on preserving cultural artifacts. I am able to help students understand the practices of cultural anthropology, such as ethnography, as well as how it can connect to other fields, such as archaeology and medicine.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a master's degree in Education -- Counseling, and extensive experience in communication arts and editing (bachelor's in English, and work in publishing, both in-house and freelance). I have worked with children in the past, developing academic and resiliency skills, including with the East Harlem Tutorial Program and Trail Blazer Camps in New York/New Jersey. I enjoy working one-on-one with kids and making learning playful, integrating different styles of learning (e.g., kinesthetic, auditory).

Yoga

I have two certifications as a yoga instructor, one in Hatha Yoga from Sivananda Vedanta (2005) and one in Kundalini Yoga from Kundalini Research Institute (2009). I taught for several years for the University of Alaska Recreation Department, as well as having taught at yoga studios and privately.

I have a particular interest in using yoga techniques to address mental/emotional wellness issues. (My graduate work in school consisted of using yoga interventions to help cardiac trauma survivors in recovering from depression.)

I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.

Colgate University
English and Anthro.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
MEd

Education

Colgate University (English and Anthro.)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 30 miles of Jenner, CA 95450.