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Elizabeth Sky H.

Northampton, MA

$40/hour

Focused and Fun Tutor!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/14/13
4.9 average from 33 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Trecitia, Springfield, MA on 12/14/15

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Amherst University of Massachusetts
Goddard College- MFA-IA
Master's

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts

Goddard College- MFA-IA (Master's)

About Elizabeth Sky

Hello! I have been a professional tutor for nine years and I've seen many different approaches to tutoring! I believe in a focused and fun approach to one-on-one academic help! That's right- focused and fun! I get to know my students, whether they are in elementary school or post grad, and I find out their interests! If you can relate the subject matter to your life, then you can really learn it. Plus, there are fun ways to understand information such as: conversation, games, contests, applied learning, projects, and creativity. I also teach strategies and study plans for test taking.

I have my Massachusetts teaching license for High School and Middle School English Language Arts and Theater. I have tutored in Math for grades 1-10. I have a 4.0 G.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.F.A. from Goddard College with one of my focuses being Education. I have worked with students with learning disabilities and I.E.P.s. I want to help you or your student succeed! More importantly I want to create positive opportunities for my students to enjoy learning and to thrive in their lives! I hope to meet with you soon!
Hello! I have been a professional tutor for nine years and I've seen many different approaches to tutoring! I believe in a focused and fun approach to one-on-one academic help! That's right- focused and fun! I get to know my students, whether they are in elementary school or post grad, and I find out their interests! If you can relate the subject Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Trecitia, Springfield, MA on 12/14/15

"Very Helpful"

- Caitlin, Whately, MA on 12/10/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Louise, South Deerfield, MA on 10/2/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Tennis, Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Phonics

I have worked helping students aged 5 to 18 with phonics and reading. I was trained in ABC Darian when I worked at Learning Styles Tutoring agency in East Longmeadow, MA for three years. I have used this method to assist many students in recognizing phonemes and in being able to sound out new words. I also have training in Read 180 which I learned when I was an English teacher at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, MA. While this is a comprehensive reading program and not focused on phonics, I often use the model of having different forms of media and instruction to vary my teaching approach in reading as I center the student's material around their reading level. It helps greatly to have reading material that the student is interested in and that relates to their life and hobbies as well.

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is an important part of the SAT. Students can learn how to let the questions lead the way on their SAT test and therefore save time on their test.

Special Needs

I have a 4.0 G.P.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.F.A. from Goddard College with one of my focuses being Education. I have tutored many students over the past eight years who have individualized education plans (IEPs). I take the time to understand what challenges and strengths these students possess and how to accommodate them on tests and in school work. I currently work full time for a tutoring company and have had instruction on how to work with IEP students. I have worked with students diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and comprehension disorders. I lead students through material at a pace and at increments that are suitable for them. I also am informed by Howard Gardener's multiple intelligence theory when I tutor. I present information in many formats and I especially focus on the learning style of each student.

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Goddard College- MFA-IA
Master's

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts

Goddard College- MFA-IA (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — Elizabeth is very knowledgeable in the math that she teaches. She works very well with my 12 year old and is extremely patient with him. She gives a better understanding of the math that is being taught in class and breaks it down to a level where he can understand the basic concepts. ...

— Trecitia, Springfield, MA on 12/14/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth Sky will travel within 40 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.