Alizah S.

Alpharetta, GA

$25/hr

Professional, Experienced ESOL and Reading Tutor

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 12/18/12

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Florida State University
Media Communication
Florida Atlantic University
MEd

Education

Florida State University (Media Communication)

Florida Atlantic University (MEd)

About Alizah

I'm a well-rounded person with the experience and ability to teach children and adults, and I specialize in reading and English language education.

Currently, I teach ESOL part-time at a local university and operate an ESOL business, Clearly English. Also, I'm the mother of a seven-year-old and enjoy working with children.

I've trained and taught for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a comprehensive reading education provider, have experience as a literacy tutor and substitute teacher, and am TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified. I've also earned a Master's degree in counseling and understand the developmental, cultural and psychological influences on learning.

Please contact me if you think I may be able to help with your reading or English language needs. I would be happy to provide you with more information.

Please note: I mainly tutor from my home in Alpharetta, but can also work in the Doraville/Atlanta/Norcross area weekday afternoons.
I'm a well-rounded person with the experience and ability to teach children and adults, and I specialize in reading and English language education.

Currently, I…
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with elementary-aged children as an instructor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, as a literacy volunteer, and as a substitute teacher in Cobb County and Palm Beach County, Florida.

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching ESOL to adults for almost ten years in higher education settings and specialize in pronunciation and accent.

Grammar

I've studied and taught all levels of grammar to adult ESOL students in higher education settings.

Phonics

I spent a year working as an instructor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a specialized phonics-based reading program. I received intensive training and worked with hundreds of students. I've even adapted the program for my work with adult ESOL learners.

Reading

I received forty hours of training in phonics and phonemic awareness while employed with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Lindamood-Bell is a worldwide company with that does exceptional work providing reading, comprehension, and math instruction to individuals and participates in school partnerships to provide training in their methodology.
Also, last year I was a literacy tutor for the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy at a local elementary school; this year I provided a seminar to their volunteers on strategies for teaching reading.

Spelling

I can teach spelling because I've been trained in the Lindamood-Bell Method, which helps people learn to spell and read using a variety of methods. For example if a student has trouble visualizing sight words, I teach students to "write the word in the air" to help them retain the symbol imagery. Further, if they have trouble with auditory processing, I assist them by teaching the proper mouth position of sounds as a different resource for processing and retention.

TOEFL

I have been an ESOL instructor for about fifteen years, and I have taught TOEFL classes as part of my work. Also, I am very familiar with the needs of non-native English students and the material they will most likely need assistance with on the TOEFL.

Vocabulary

As a professional ESOL instructor, teaching vocabulary is a part of my daily routine. I have numerous methods for teaching vocabulary, including memory techniques and an assortment of ways to use vocabulary in context; an assortment of methods allow students to better retain and apply what they've learned.

Writing

I've taught beginning to advanced-level writing skills to ESOL students.

Florida State University
Media Communication
Florida Atlantic University
MEd

Education

Florida State University (Media Communication)

Florida Atlantic University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alizah will travel within 15 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022.

Background Check Status for Alizah S.

Alizah S. passed a background check on 12/18/12. The check was ordered by Alizah through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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