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Elizabeth T.

Los Angeles, CA

$85/hour

Patient and creative tutor that works well with students of all ages!

Background check passed as of 1/31/12
5.0 average from 338 ratings
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— Adam, Los Angeles, CA on 10/9/14

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University of California, Los Angeles
Political Science and Philosophy

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science and Philosophy)

About Elizabeth

I am a summa cum laude UCLA graduate that studied political science and philosophy. My tutoring experience spans over 10 years. My strongest subject is English (and all related subjects) and my specialty is editing college papers, novels and screenplays. Further I work with many elementary-high school students improve their overall study skills in various subjects including math, science, history, and languages, and with college students and adults tutoring ESL and helping to prepare for particular exams. I have worked as a freelance editor for several years. I have written short stories and poems, as well as A+ graded UCLA papers. Most recently, I co-wrote a novel and am currently writing a screenplay. I am a summa cum laude UCLA graduate that studied political science and philosophy. My tutoring experience spans over 10 years. My strongest subject is Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046
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"Great Tutor"

- Adam, Los Angeles, CA on 10/9/14

"Very Helpful"

- Kwanghoon, Los Angeles, CA on 12/5/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Sandy, Glendale, CA on 6/4/16

"Worked well with my girls"

- Marissa, Los Angeles, CA on 1/8/16

"Excellent tutor, well-organized, and patient"

- Ali, Los Angeles, CA on 4/8/14

"A great organizer, motivator, and overall extremely talented tutor!"

- John, Studio City, CA on 8/4/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Shawn, Valley Village, CA on 4/8/13

"Very Patient!"

- Angela, Los Angeles, CA on 3/29/13

"You can stop your search for an EXCELLENT TUTOR here!"

- Hugh, Santa Monica, CA on 12/13/12

"EXCELLENT!"

- Shirin, Los Angeles, CA on 9/12/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Steven, Los Angeles, CA on 8/19/12

"Very patient"

- Eleen, Calabasas, CA on 5/2/12

"Great editor"

- Charles, Santa Monica, CA on 2/9/12

"Great tutor"

- Saeed, Canoga Park, CA on 11/10/11

"Very Helpful"

- Zhaoyang, Los Angeles, CA on 11/3/11

"excellent"

- Jiahong, El Cerrito, CA on 7/9/10

"Very Excellent & Patient Tutor"

- VEDA, Atlanta, GA on 10/5/09
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Art:
Theatre
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive tutoring experience in this area, tutoring children in all elementary-level subjects throughout my high school years, on a one-on-one basis as well as on a small group basis. I have also volunteered as a tutor/mentor for elementary-level students at the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood when I was in college and worked as an after-school tutor and care-taker at Serrania Elementary School when I was in junior high.

ESL/ESOL

Teaching English is what I do best! As an immigrant who came to the States when I was barely 5 years old, without knowing a word of English, I believe I can relate quite well with ESL students. The benefit of being so young upon our arrival allowed me to learn the English quickly, immediately falling in love with it and becoming proficient shortly after. Today it is my pleasure to be able to share that love with my ESL students.

If you are looking for a fun, patient and dynamic English tutor who will cater lessons specifically to your needs, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and who will make you feel as if you were hanging out with a good friend while learning - then that's me:)

Grammar

Of all the fascinating features of the English language, grammar is my favorite. I've always had a knack for it; for some reason, I was just able to grasp how a sentence or word is supposed to sound that I couldn't even imagine it any other way. The way grammatically correct sentences gracefully flowed from my first English books embedded in me an appreciation for the complex, yet, simply beautiful rules of the language.

The first few months of learning English as a child were filled with new ways of using my tongue: strange sounds and syllables, and novel ideas and rules of how to use them correctly. I just absorbed it all, as children do, and it flourished in my mind in such an easy manner. There was never any mental battle or misunderstanding of the rules of grammer specifically, or the English language generally -it just made sense!

Throughout my schooling, I continued to progress my writing skills, specifically in grammar, and I began tutoring students of various ages, and some even older than I was, in the subject. Although I'm not fond of admitting to it, I was the kid in the class that would point out the teacher's mistakes. I continued to tutor and also began editing college papers and, later, screenplays and novels, which I still do today. Interestingly, I find that grammar mistakes are the most common sort of errors found in all types of literary works. I truly believe that I can successfully tutor this subject field, to not merely correct mistakes but to attempt to aid the student to see for him/herself the "sense" grammar makes.

Proofreading

I have always excelled in the English language, ever since I began to delve into it as my second language at age 5. Reading dictionaries was a favorite pastime of mine as a child. I wrote my first short story at age 10; my teacher swore to my mother that I would become a famous writer some day. A poem of mine was published when I was 16. By the time I was in high school, I was editing college papers. I earned a few A+ papers at UCLA, and numerous A papers, graduating with a 3.97 GPA. I continue to write and edit today. Grammar, spelling, punctuation - proofreading is probably my strongest point.

Study Skills

I have always been somewhat of a nerd, meaning I studied more than anyone else and harder than I probably needed to. One theory to this has to do with the fact that I immigrated to the U.S. (at the age of 5) and perhaps always felt that I had to try harder than others if I wanted to succeed. But my mother says I was always extremely sharp, even in Israel before we moved here, and learned to speak, read, and write at a very early age. Throughout my school experience, I have developed particular study strategies that have aided me in doing well in school, and most importantly, that have helped me actually grasp what it is I'm learning. I feel that I can pass along my passion for learning, discipline and study techniques to younger students and make them actually want to learn.

Theatre

As a working actress, I have over 10 years acting experience. I studied theatre at Pierce College, Santa Monica College, as well as in numerous independent acting classes and workshops. I have performed in several professional theatre productions, which included starring and supporting roles, and I have a number of short and feature film credits. Most notably, a film I starred in called "Stealing Innocence" has shown in over 60 film festivals worldwide, has won over 15 awards, and has earned me a Best Actress Award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and a Best Supporting Actress Award at the New York Independent Film Festival. I was also a member of the prestigious Met Theatre Company for over 2 years. I recently starred in the feature film, "Peace After Marriage."

Writing

As a writer myself, I thoroughly enjoy tutoring my students in writing! I believe writing is an art form and although some people are born writers while others are not, nonetheless there are essential tools I can pass on to my students that can ease the often stressful and confusing process of putting thoughts to paper. I also hope to inspire them to gain enjoyment from creating their own literary expressions and to become better writers:)

University of California, Los Angeles
Political Science and Philosophy

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science and Philosophy)

Great Tutor — Elizabeth is really an amazing tutor. I have been studying English in LA for almost three months and I have improved from intermediate level to advanced. Even though I was speaking English every day, this improvement would be impossible without Elizabeth´s help. She is truly a patient, smart and focused person and I have looked forward to every single lesson we have had! ...

— Adam, Los Angeles, CA on 10/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.