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Elizabeth C.

Westfield, MA

$55/hour

Fun and Experienced Tutor (SAT, GRE, Math, Biology)

5.0 average from 161 ratings
An exceptional and knowledgeable tutor!!!
— Heidi, Germantown, MD on 5/30/15

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SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Engineering
Virginia Tech
Master's

Education

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (Engineering)

Virginia Tech (Master's)

About Elizabeth

I have been tutoring math for over 5 years with students as young as 4 and as old as 50. My general approach includes the following: (1) talk to students on a peer-level to better understand their concerns and interests in the subject of focus; (2) help students improve their skills by combining practice with theory and "big picture take-aways;" and (3) help students develop a sense of empowerment in their subject area. I believe that confidence is the most critical factor in ensuring success, and I work with each student to help them feel and perform with improved confidence.

In terms of my own background, I have bachelor's and master's in environmental engineering. Throughout my higher education, I sought out ways to share my love of math and science with other students through tutoring. I always say that you don't have to be super smart to become successful; you just need the right techniques, tools, and attitude to make difficult subjects truly enjoyable.
I have been tutoring math for over 5 years with students as young as 4 and as old as 50. My general approach includes the following: (1) talk to students on a peer-level to better understand their concerns and interests in the subject of focus; (2) help students improve their skills by combining Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Westfield, MA 01085
Background Check: Passed

"An exceptional and knowledgeable tutor!!!"

- Heidi, Germantown, MD on 5/30/15

"Fantastic tutor and great role model for my girls"

- Shelley, Boyds, MD on 10/23/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dilip, Montgomry Village, MD on 8/8/14

"Great rapport with student"

- Eleanor, Germantown, MD on 3/31/14

"So happy!!"

- Beth, Gaithersburg, MD on 3/22/14

"Fantastic!!"

- Stacy, Gaithersburg, MD on 3/22/14

"Elizabeth gets an A+ from us!"

- Ginny, Mount Airy, MD on 3/19/14

"Good job!"

- Maria, Potomac, MD on 1/29/14

"Engaging and very positive"

- Mary Beth, Gaithersburg, MD on 1/29/14

"Great tutor for my 6 year old"

- Mandy, Poolesville, MD on 1/22/14

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Sana, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/13/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Civil Engineering, Microbiology
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Geometry

I've tutored geometry and taught it in the classroom for over the years. I love math (and geometry in particular), and I inject fun and enthusiasm whenever I can.

GRE

I have helped 5 students prepare for the GRE, all with successful outcomes.

SAT Math

I have tutored students in SAT and ACT prep for over 5 years , all with great success.

Study Skills

In my prior experiences as a tutor, work management skills have been a critical element. I've worked with students to set goals, timelines, or even simple routines to aid them in achieving their study and homework goals. I also incorporate these skills into my own life - that's what has enabled me to complete research for my master's degree in engineering, and continues to aide me in my doctoral research. Rather than hoping techniques simply "rub off" on students, I talk with them through their existing approach to completing work, identifying where we can work together to improve. My students almost always develop a sense of independence - the most gratifying payment for me as a tutor and mentor!

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Engineering
Virginia Tech
Master's

Education

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (Engineering)

Virginia Tech (Master's)

An exceptional and knowledgeable tutor!!! — We found Liz by chance and she has been an incredible tutor for my daughter. My daughter has said she learned more from Liz during a couple of meetings than she did during an entire semester at school. ...

— Heidi, Germantown, MD on 5/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 20 miles of Westfield, MA 01085.