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Barat College, BA (English and Humanities)
University of Illinois at Chicago, English/Writers Program (Master's)
Oxford University, undergraduate study abroad (Other)
I can show you how to do your very best work. We will work holistically, factoring in learning apprehensions and classroom politics. We identify capability as well as error. I can work with online work, supported by a phone session.
I have extensive tutoring experience with college students, as well as high school and adult learners. I understand classroom expectations. Efficient and effective writing makes all the difference with grades. I have over 21 years as a university English professor, and tutoring experience with ESL, adults, as well as traditional college and high school students. My theater training is useful for public speaking coaching.
Also I am available for adult reading group coaching. Custom rates. I can show you how to do your very best work. We will work holistically, factoring in learning apprehensions and classroom politics. We identify capability as well as error. I can work with online work, supported by a phone session.
I have extensive tutoring experience with
A parent and young child = single session. Two or more children w/same lesson = group, booked at 10% more flat. Separate preparations = 25% additional for each additional prep.
Elizabeth is an excellent listener and patient coach. She always customizes each lesson for our needs. She is motivational and very kind.
Elizabeth M. is a caring person and is prepared to teach the subject matter with patience. She provides homework assignments that fits the level that the student is currently able to do.
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With over 21 years of university teaching, I have experience in both literature and composition. I have also tutored high school and adult ESL students privately and as an Upward Bound tutor-counselor. I am also a published writer, and bring the perspective of writing for an audience to my work.
Many of my university and adult students had ESL backgrounds, starting with a group of Vietnamese refugee students I had for group tutoring as an undergraduate. I DO NOT hold a TEOFL or TESOL certificate. My strength is in English conversation.
My students learn to approach grammar as a foundation to effective communication, rather than an obscure system of rules separate from meaning.
My students learn to puzzle out meaning through an understanding of the elements of specific genres, then use their critical abilities to evaluate each piece of writing. I aim to reduce guessing at a teacher's response, and to become more confident in the student's own thoughtful response.
As an adult, I have worked as a professional actor. I hold a SAG/AFTRA union card. I have performed on stage, in video industrials, theatrical and independent feature films. As part of my training, I developed my own voice using the Lessac method. As a college composition professor, I often incorporated oral presentations as a way for students to learn to present their arguments.
I have been a published writer since the age of 15, when I published a poem in a state teacher's journal, then wrote a column for the local newspaper. I am a graduate of UIC's Writer's Program (MA), and continue to write and publish. I have also taught university-level composition for over 21 years. It is a pleasure to share this challenge and craft with my students.