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Elizabeth C.

Iowa City, IA

$30/hour

Understand the big picture, as well as the little details

5+ Hours
4.8 average from 4 ratings

$30/Hour


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Iowa State University Ames Iowa
English, Philosophy
Iowa State University Ames Iowa
Graduate Coursework
University of Iowa
Master's

Education

Iowa State University Ames Iowa (English, Philosophy)

Iowa State University Ames Iowa (Graduate Coursework)

University of Iowa (Master's)

About Elizabeth

My job is to help the student (you or a family member)--no matter what age--become equipped with strategies to make independent study easier. I do not want to take any more of your time and money than necessary.

I will first observe how the student approaches the subject (English or math) on his or her own, noting strengths and areas I can help strengthen. Then, I'll try out different methods and see what helps.

I will expect a lot of repetition in this skill building so that it will eventually stick and no help will be needed. Depending on what the student is studying, we may have to break things down and improve one aspect of study/learning at a time.

I welcome students who are native speakers of English or coming from any place on the planet where they learned any amount of English (including none at all).

I've done work as a technical writer, a freelance writer, a creative writer, an editor, a copy editor, a proofreader, an instructional designer, a high-school English teacher, an after-school teacher, and as a tutor of young children and adults who never learned to read or write.

I especially like to help anyone who feels they have been left behind, allowed to slip through the cracks. My general feeling is that a number of children and teens in school missed out on learning some crucial aspect of math or English for whatever reason (illness, tragedy . . . or just the need for more 1:1 instruction) and over time, the cumulative effect was such that they were thought to have a learning disability or ADD--when, while that may be true, they may have just needed some deep tutoring to allow them to get caught up to speed.

Most people feel immediately at ease with me (so I'm told).

I've adjusted my rate to the lowest I can charge via WyzAnt--but I will increase this rate after the first (trial) lesson (And, of course, if you aren't satisfied with this trial lesson, you don't even have to pay $15; according to Wyzant, you pay nothing in such a case!). We can discuss this if you are interested in continuing. I need there to be an understanding that any good tutor/teacher not only is spending time at a session with the student; he/she is spending time thinking about and planning the next lesson. Therefore, my hourly rate reflects this.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to working with you!
My job is to help the student (you or a family member)--no matter what age--become equipped with strategies to make independent study easier. I do not want to take any more of your time and money than necessary.

I will first observe how the student approaches the subject (English or math) on his or her own, noting strengths and areas I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Tailored tutoring from a formally trained teacher, with preparation beyond the hour we spend together. If you are not satisfied with your first lesson, you pay nothing!

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240
Math:
Elementary Math, Logic, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

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.

Iowa State University Ames Iowa
English, Philosophy
Iowa State University Ames Iowa
Graduate Coursework
University of Iowa
Master's

Education

Iowa State University Ames Iowa (English, Philosophy)

Iowa State University Ames Iowa (Graduate Coursework)

University of Iowa (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Tailored tutoring from a formally trained teacher, with preparation beyond the hour we spend together. If you are not satisfied with your first lesson, you pay nothing!

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 5 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240.