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Elizabeth B.

Northampton, MA

$60/hour

Experienced English and Writing Teacher/ Organizational Coach

Background check passed as of 10/28/14
5.0 average from 30 ratings

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Harvard University
English
Harvard University
0
Middlebury College
Master's

Education

Harvard University (English)

Harvard University (0)

Middlebury College (Master's)

About Elizabeth

I am an experienced high school English teacher and administrator (22 years of teaching). I have also taught history and Latin, from grades 7-12. I spent 5 years working as a learning specialist and organizational/academic coach at Harvard University. I have taught ESL at a strong independent school, as well as creative writing in high schools and at Smith College. I'm Harvard-educated (undergraduate and graduate).

My tutoring style is informal and connective, supportive and rigorous at once. I love to work with students on their writing -- be it creative, college application essays, or analytical essay writing. I have worked with people from age 10 to age 40, and enjoy all ages.
I am an experienced high school English teacher and administrator (22 years of teaching). I have also taught history and Latin, from grades 7-12. I spent 5 years working as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, ISEE,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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ADD/ADHD

I worked as a learning specialist at Harvard university, working primarily with graduate students after they received neuropsych testing, introducing them to study, organizational and other learning strategies. I then co-founded an Academic Support Center to do similar work at the high school level. I worked with many high school students with ADD and ADHD, teaching them ways to remain focused and resist distraction, as well as organizational strategies that ranged from using planners/calendars effectively to differing ways to map/chart an argument if a traditional outline format didn't work. Often, doodling can be harnessed in outline form, I discovered.

Dyslexia

I worked as a learning specialist at Harvard university, working primarily with graduate students after they received neuropsych testing, introducing them to study, organizational and other learning strategies. I then co-founded an Academic Support Center to do similar work at the high school level. I work with students with ADD, executive processing disorder, dyslexia, the whole array.

ISEE

I have worked with several students preparing for both the ISEE and SSAT, primarily on the verbal side though I've also helped younger students with the math. A good part of what I can offer has to do with organizational and test-taking strategies. A longtime independent school teacher, I am quite familiar with these tests.

Study Skills

I worked as a learning specialist at Harvard university, working primarily with graduate students after they received neuropsych testing, introducing them to study, organizational and other learning strategies. I then co-founded an Academic Support Center to do similar work at the high school level. I work with students with ADD, executive processing disorder, dyslexia, the whole array.

Harvard University
English
Harvard University
0
Middlebury College
Master's

Education

Harvard University (English)

Harvard University (0)

Middlebury College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 20 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.