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Elizabeth A.

Westminster, CA

$30/hour

Kind, Patient Tutor who will help you learn

In-person lessons
600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/15/11
4.8 average from 80 ratings
Patient and Caring
— Abraham, Stanton, CA on 4/7/17

$30/Hour


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California State University San Bernardino
California State University Fullerton
Master's
California State Univ. Dominguez Hills
MEd

Education

California State University San Bernardino

California State University Fullerton (Master's)

California State Univ. Dominguez Hills (MEd)

About Elizabeth

I believe the largest part of being a tutor is maintaining patience with my students. From past experience, I understand that people learn in different ways. Often, classroom teachers do not have the time to individually help each student, so I see myself as the main back-up that my students can rely upon. I will calmly explain anything they do not comprehend and will answer all questions.

I have been to many parts of the world. My father was in the Navy, so, as a child, I lived in several foreign countries. I enjoy traveling and learning about other peoples and their cultures.

I can read, speak, and write Spanish as well as I do in English and I have been very well educated in the English language.

I like to help people better themselves. I never forget those ah-hah moments when my students are able to grasp a concept that has been alluding them and their eyes light up and a beautiful smile spreads across their face.
I believe the largest part of being a tutor is maintaining patience with my students. From past experience, I understand that people learn in different ways. Often, classroom teachers do not have the time to individually help each student, so I see myself as the main back-up that my students can rely upon. I will calmly explain anything they do Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Westminster, CA 92683
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and Caring"

- Abraham, Stanton, CA on 4/7/17

"Great energy, first session very helpful."

- Christy, Costa Mesa, CA on 1/4/17

"Excellent"

- Nadine, Irvine, CA on 12/18/16

"Very knowledgeable at math!"

- Mark, Irvine, CA on 12/16/16

"Great teacher! Very animated"

- Frances, Irvine, CA on 7/26/16

"Excellent!"

- Luis, Irvine, CA on 4/26/16

"Patient and friendly"

- Anna, Santa Ana, CA on 11/4/15

"Will request her again."

- Anne, Villa Park, CA on 3/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Irma, Placentia, CA on 11/21/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry,
Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Music:
Clarinet,
General Music, Music History
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Economics, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

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 2

After finishing school, I worked in Aerospace where I used high level Math everyday. When the Space Shuttles were completed, I changed careers and started teaching, where I continue to regularly use Algebra and higher level of Math.

American History

After changing careers and going into teaching, I went back to school and earned a Master's degree in History.

Chemistry

After completing school, I worked in aerospace, designing the Space Shuttle. I used chemistry on a daily basis. After changing careers and going into teaching, chemistry is a subject I frequently use.

Clarinet

I started playing clarinet when I was ten years old. That was over forty years ago. I played in elementary school, junior high, high school, college, and graduate school. As part of my bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies, I not only was in the CSUSB (California State University at San Bernardino) band, I also took music history and theory classes. And, I still play my clarinet. I sit as a third chair in the Long Beach Community Band. We practice every Thursday evening and give concerts frequently throughout the year.

ESL/ESOL

I was an ESL teacher in the Adult Education Department of Anaheim Union High School District for 15 years. I taught evening ESL classes to adults. My students were immigrants who were working toward U.S. citizenship. Over the years, I taught all the levels the program offered, from level 0 (no English whatsoever) to level 6 (ready to take the citizenship test). I still have many of the materials I used while teaching.

Geometry

I am currently working on a project that involves predicting earthquakes. It is all based on Euclidean geometry and I daily do calculations.

Spanish

As a child, I spent two years in a Spanish-speaking country. After returning to the US, I married into a Spanish-speaking family. Before going into teaching, I took college level Spanish courses and have translated for parent-teacher conferences, business meetings, and police departments.

World History

I have a master's degree in History. Although my concentration was in international crime syndicates, specifically the Mexican Drug Cartels, I also studied Asian, American, and Latin American history.

California State University San Bernardino
California State University Fullerton
Master's
California State Univ. Dominguez Hills
MEd

Education

California State University San Bernardino

California State University Fullerton (Master's)

California State Univ. Dominguez Hills (MEd)

Patient and Caring

Elizabeth is patient and very understanding when it comes to tutoring. I will continue to see her, she is the best and genuinely cares. i would recommend her to anyone who needs a little help.

— Abraham, Stanton, CA on 4/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 40 miles of Westminster, CA 92683.