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University of Florida (Psychology)
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Other)
I am deeply appreciated as a math tutor, a tutor for accelerated learners or those needing extra support, including homeschoolers. Many of the students I have worked with face special needs. February 2012, I began tutoring privately. From 2008-2012, I taught at Huntington Learning Center as an ACT/SAT tutor, subject tutor, PERT tutor, TEAS tutor, and general tutor of those aged 5 - adult.
I began tutoring peers as an 8th-grader. In high school, I was known as an excellent tutor for chemistry, Algebra II, and editing / grammar. I took pre-med level courses at the University of Florida before deciding to attend a Lutheran seminary. I earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors from UF with a major in Psychology (emphasis: Social Psychology) and a minor in Religion. Through a 4-year professional program with courses in theology, history, and practical theology, I earned a Master of Divinity at LSTC, across the street from the University of Chicago. I returned to tutoring when I needed to supplement my income. Slowly, I transitioned out of professional ministry and into education as a career.
I believe the more students engage in multi-sensory learning, the more long-term the learning will be. I teach my students study methods and accountability for daily rehearsing of material they seek to master. In addition to core subjects, I have the ability to tutor in high school Spanish I and II and beginner-level piano/music theory. Adding music into math lessons for elementary students had been a useful and well-received enhancement. I also have five years' experience as a substitute teacher, nine years' experience as a pastor, and a lifetime's passion for giving precocious preschoolers room and guidance to thrive. I passed the Subject Area Examination SAE for Social Sciences grades 6-12 in 2008 after five days of study. I passed the SAE for Math grades 9-12 in 2012 after three days of study. I tutor full-time. One-on-one tutoring, small-group tutoring, and facilitating workshops are my niche. I am available to tutor in person, over Skype, or over Google Hangout.
My son is a 6th-grade student. His father is an 8th-grade science teacher. I am deeply appreciated as a math tutor, a tutor for accelerated learners or those needing extra support, including homeschoolers. Many of the students I have worked with face special needs. February 2012, I began tutoring
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Lisa has been working with our daughter for the past 6 weeks. Our daughter improved from her last test by 2 letter grades! She is understanding the concepts now like she hasn't before. Lisa communicates with us constantly about scheduling lessons, working to plan them most effectively around testing and critical lessons. This is just one of the qualities that makes her more effective than any tutor we have worked with before. We really appreciate her thoroughness and commitment to working on a concept until she is certain our daughter understands it and has mastered it.
Thank you, Dawn, for your thoughtful, specific feedback. What a pleasure it has been to partner with your family for C. to better comprehend math.
Lisa did a nice job helping my 7th grade daughter study for a math test and established a very nice rapport with her. We will ask her to tutor again.
Lisa was extremely patient and gave me some helpful hints as well as useful information on the use of my calculator. She patiently listened, made sure I understood and was able to demonstrate back what she had shown me.
I was very impressed with her professional yet down-to-earth personality.
I would highly recommend her.
Lisa is a wonderful tutor! After failing college algebra twice and on my third and final attempt (especially during the shortened summer semester) I was worried, but after my first lesson I felt much more at ease with the work I had ahead. I received an A on my first test after just meeting with her twice! She was always able to work with my schedule and come to my home on days that worked best for me. When I didn't understand something she would explain it until I got it. I would also pick out questions from my practice tests that I was struggling with and she would go over every single one in detail and show me the steps, she is SO patient. She would also make similar examples and sit there with me while I did them. She explained charts/problems out of the text book that were difficult to understand. And rescheduling with her was never a problem.
If you are not a math person (and I most definitely was not) I highly suggest her. She will easily break down the problems and help you until you feel sure about them. I feel much more confident using math because she was able to help me see it wasn't so bad after all. She is awesome! Don't pass her up as a tutor to help you!
As of today, I received an A on all 5 math exams I had during the course of the semester and also received an A in the class after previously failing twice. If that isn't proof enough to you that she is great, I don't know what will be!
Sarah, you are too sweet. You did the work. Please remember that. The success was all yours.
Lisa has been wonderful with my daughter. Hannah seems to be comprehending her work better, I look forward to her help each week.
Lisa has been a wonderful tutor for our daughter. She tutored her in Algebra II Honors and was very successful. Our daughter’s grade went from a D to a B. Our daughter was able to follow along, learned material needed, and applied the techniques taught which lead to her improvement and success. Lisa is also respectful, polite, accommodating to schedule requested, punctual, and was a pleasure having her over at our home. I would highly recommend her as she is a great tutor.
My daughter does very well in school. However, she is a very poor test taker. Lisa showed her how to be patient and stay calmed. She increased her math SAT scores. The only regret I have is I did not do this sooner.
Lisa is an excellent SAT and ACT tutor. She has a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and presents it very well. She is extremely patient and able to work with students at different skill levels. She is willing to accommodate your scheduling needs. I highly recommend her.
My husband and I highly recommend, Lisa. She is caring and diligent. Our son went from failing grades to a high "B" on his final exam.
Lisa has been so much fun to work with. She is so, so patient with me. I was actually SCARED that I wouldn't be able to get this Math and I would fail the test. I haven't taken the retake yet, but I already feel so much more confident about retaking it. Lisa has been able to bring me through some very discouraging moments with her gentle, caring patience. Lisa is a delight to work with and so, so good at what she does: TEACH.
Thank you, Amy. Your willingness to LEARN has made the success possible. I am so proud of you and your dedication to pass the test. Working with you is pure joy!
June 2012: Congratulations again, Amy, on your accomplishment!
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Since February 2008, I have tutored elementary students in core subject areas. I have done this in one-on-one settings and in one-on-four settings. I have helped students increase understanding of subject matter, joy while learning, and success on scores and grades.
Since August 2008, I have been a substitute teacher in the St. Lucie County School system. I have direct familiarity with their school surroundings, classroom expectations, and curriculum.
Within the last year, for example, I have tutored elementary students in the areas of FCAT prep, spelling, writing, reading, math, science, and Spanish. I have familiarity working with children with special needs.
Also, I have taken about half of the Educator Preparedness Institute's classes at IRSC for those professionals who are entering the field of education.
I can relate to the stresses and time management burden of parents. I have a son who is a 4th-grader in a local public school. I volunteer as a math tutor at his school.