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Elida L.

Brighton, MA

$125/hr

PhD Psychology, Research, and Elementary Tutor

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Background check passed as of 5/26/13
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
105 Ratings
 
 
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Highly recommend!
— Kendra, Boston, MA on 1/6/13

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Boston University
History
Boston University
MEd
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Boston University (History)

Boston University (MEd)

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PhD)

About Elida

I hold a masters in Early Childhood Education and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. I've worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and educational consultant for over 15 years. Currently, I'm a professor who conducts and publishes research on children's learning. I have taught and mentored students at the elementary, undergraduate, and graduate levels as well as been a member of admissions committees at top rated universities. My patience and expertise is uniquely suited to help both children and adult learners succeed.

I specialize in:
*College Application Essays and Interview Prep
*SPSS and Research Design
*Psychology
*Praxis Preparation
*Early Literacy and Math
I hold a masters in Early Childhood Education and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. I've worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and educational consultant for over 15 years. Currently, I'm a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online tutoring at reduced rate

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Background Check: Passed

"Highly recommend! "

- Kendra, Boston, MA on 1/6/13

"Elida improved my son's reading in both Spanish and English."

- Kristen, Jamaica Plain, MA on 5/16/13

"Great tutor who uses a wide variety of techniques"

- Barbara, Somerville, MA on 3/26/13

"The Best Teacher"

- Tanni, Acton, MA on 1/3/13

"Great tutor! Flexible and patient."

- Elizabeth, Cambridge, MA on 12/14/12
Math:
SPSS
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
CBEST, College Counseling,
Praxis
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Spanish, SPSS

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I've advised students from High School seniors through Master's students in how best to pursue their career goals. This advising has included how to be strategic about choosing courses and networking as well as how to best frame their interests to match the desired positions.

College Counseling

As a professor at a top rated university, I have mentored undergraduate as well as graduate students. I have edited countless papers and have sat an numerous admissions committees. Thus, I know what is likely to get the attention of top schools and the quality of writing they expect.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher who has taught kindergarten and worked with children through third grade.

Phonics

A trained reading recovery teacher, I am able to support children's understanding of letter sound relations as well as spelling patterns. I use a variety of research-based techniques including letter name correspondence, elkonin boxes, and others.

Praxis

As an Assistant Professor in a School of Education as well as a teacher with over 5 years experience, I am well versed in best practices in teaching of multiple subjects, particularly reading and mathematics.

Reading

I am able to support children's reading development from basic decoding to more advanced comprehension strategies. I'm a trained Reading Recovery teacher, an proven approach to helping readers learn to decode texts while still attending to meaning (unlike other purely phonics-based approaches). I am also familiar with the readers' and writers' workshop approach for helping older children learn comprehension strategies. I worked as a literacy coach training other teachers in the use of this method.

Boston University
History
Boston University
MEd
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Boston University (History)

Boston University (MEd)

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PhD)

Highly recommend! — Simply put, Elida is a fabulous tutor. I began working with her on various Office programs and in a short period of time, gained a remarkable improvement in my skill set as a result of our tutoring sessions. Knowledgeable as well as patient, she has helped me become much more comfortable with programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat, taking time to ensure that I build on what I ...

— Kendra, Boston, MA on 1/6/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online tutoring at reduced rate

Travel policy

Elida will travel within 15 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.

Background Check Status for Elida L.

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