Over 800 tutoring hours

Elizabeth W.

Oceanside, CA


Reading Instruction Specialist

5.0 average from 284 ratings
Very patient, and a great tutor!
— Catriona, Fallbrook, CA on 7/29/14


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About Elizabeth

Take the guess work out of reading!

Get dramatic results typically in as little as 30-60 hours. Give your child the opportunity for reading success.

- Comprehensive, one-on-one, phonetically-based reading instruction.

- Will improve your child’s reading ability by an average of 2 – 4 grade levels.

- Those with dyslexia and other learning challenges also make remarkable gains.

- Works consistently, even after other methods have failed.

- Free reading evaluation will clearly indicate the areas requiring improvement.

"...teaching that makes the rules of phonics clear will ultimately be more successful..."
"...ample evidence that youngsters who are directly taught phonics become better at reading, spelling, and comprehension..."
"Learning to read is a crucial step in children's education..."
(Scientific American, March 2002)

As a homeschooling mom of 20+ years, I can assist your child in this or other elementary subjects.
Take the guess work out of reading!

Get dramatic results typically in as little as 30-60 hours. Give your child the opportunity for reading success.

- Comprehensive, one-on-one, phonetically-based reading instruction.

- Will improve your child’s reading
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oceanside, CA 92056
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient, and a great tutor!"

- Catriona, Fallbrook, CA on 7/29/14

"Knowledgeable, Patient, and Consistent"

- Kristen, Carlsbad, CA on 12/3/16

"Great tutor great communication"

- Tania, Fort Lee, NJ on 10/21/15

"Best concepts for teaching students how to read"

- Millie, Homestead, FL on 8/27/15

"Love working with Elizabeth!"

- Christi, Carlsbad, CA on 8/18/15

"Great Tutor"

- Vipashi, Carlsbad, CA on 3/7/14

"So Happy"

- Jean, Vista, CA on 12/4/13

"Best reading tutor"

- Shannon, Fallbrook, CA on 10/10/13

"My daughter couldn't wait for their next session."

- Jessica, Oceanside, CA on 5/9/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Melissa, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/1/13

"Calm and positive approach to learning"

- Kelly, Carlsbad, CA on 3/5/13
Bible Studies, Reading,
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mom for the past 20+ years, I have taught my three sons from kindergarten to high school in all the required subjects using a variety of curriculum. I am currently certified in American History, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary.


Program based linguistically on the 44 sounds we use in English. There are 13 lessons and each one focuses on decoding rules. A lesson takes as long as a student needs to be able to retain and apply those rules. With the first lesson the student learns the 5 short vowels and the 16 consonants that have only one sound. Then the student uses those tools to sound out 300 words.

Sixteen letters make the same sound almost every time.
Anyone can learn these sounds quickly.

In lesson 2 the student gets 2 new rules - the long vowels and the special e. With these he tackles new words until he has confidence to use them - now effectively using long and short vowels and the concept that an e can make a vowel say its name. The student can also identify vowels from consonants and voiced and unvoiced sounds.

Only 10 letters normally make more than one sound.
They're easy to learn.

In lesson 3 the student is introduced to the 2 sounds of c, the four s rules and the 6 sounds of y. They need to know that y copies short i mid-syllable so when they see a y in a word like 'symbol' they know what to say. Then, using all the rules gained to this point he/she uses the rules to unlock words. They learn the rules by using them to decode words and they decode words by applying the rules.

As we progress through the course the students have more and more tools to work with and decode progressively more complicated words.

While we work on decoding throughout the course we incorporate fluency and reading for comprehension.


Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one.

Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Very patient, and a great tutor! — My story is an unusual one, as I had a hard time with anyone willing to take on my problem. I had a thirty three year old husband, who had no clue how to read. He was dyslexic, has short term memory loss and was bullied for it most of his life, which caused him to feel fear and anger towards anything with "reading" involved. He was the ultimate example of being pushed forward in school with no gra ...

— Catriona, Fallbrook, CA on 7/29/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 30 miles of Oceanside, CA 92056.