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Elisabeth F.

Hyattsville, MD

$55/hour

Sped Teacher for Elementary/Middle School Tutoring

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/27/12
5.0 average from 14 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12

$55/Hour


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Virginia Commonwealth University
Government
Lesley University, School of Education
MEd
Lesley University School of Education
MEd

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Government)

Lesley University, School of Education (MEd)

Lesley University School of Education (MEd)

About Elisabeth

Dear students and families,

I am a special education teacher. I have worked with elementary and middle school students with special needs. I help my students access the general curriculum. Previously I was an elementary classroom teacher and emergency manager/planner. I have a dual Masters in Elementary Education (1st-6th) and in Special Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (preK-8th).

I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System, a scientifically proven reading program for individuals that cannot read, particularly students with a learning disability. I have taught all Common Core subjects. Subjects include grammar, reading, vocabulary, non-fiction reading, science, social studies, math, and writing.

My tutoring philosophy is to teach my students what it means to have a growth mindset... Even when students make mistakes and fail, I believe in encouraging students to learn from their errors. The strongest student learns from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others. I completely endorse Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, as she says - take chances, make mistakes, get messy.

I hope you choose me to partner with you to help you reach your academic goals.
Dear students and families,

I am a special education teacher. I have worked with elementary and middle school students with special needs. I help my students access the general curriculum. Previously I was an elementary classroom teacher and emergency manager/planner. I have a dual Masters in Elementary Education (1st-6th) and in
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rate can or may be negotiated depending on each individual need.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hyattsville, MD 20781
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12
Elisabeth replied on 4/1/2012

Thank you for the positive feedback! I truly enjoy working with your daughter. I hope to continue work with her on building a strong math foundation for her next school year. And I'm so PROUD of her hard work in preparation for the Science Fair and judging.
- Ms. Elisabeth

Math:
Algebra 1, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
Biology,
Elementary Science
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Spanish, Writing
History:
Geography, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Common Core, Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I am a special education teacher. I have worked with elementary and middle school students as an inclusion teacher that pushes in classrooms to support students with OHI or other health impairment on their IEP. I earned a Masters in Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) from Lesley University in May 2014. I also have taught many students with ADD/ADHD in the classroom, with varying displayed behaviors. I employ different learning strategies to support students with ADD/ADHD, including different kinesthetic strategies and tools to support executive functioning skills.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am a special education teacher. I have worked with elementary and middle school students as an inclusion teacher that pushes in classrooms to support students with Autism Spectrum on their IEP. I have earned a Masters in Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) from Lesley University in May 2014. I also have taught several students with autism in the classroom, with varying capabilities but all verbal. I employ different learning strategies to support students with autism, including pictorial schedules, sign language, TouchMath, and the Wilson Reading program.

Biology

I have taken multiple advanced human biology college courses and I took 3 years of IB Biology in high school. I have tutored in biology previously in both high school and college.

Dyslexia

I earned a Masters in Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) from Lesley University in May 2014. I also have taught several students with dyslexia in the classroom with varying capabilities. I employ different learning strategies to support students with dyslexia, including the Wilson Reading program. The Wilson Reading program is a research-based reading intervention program designed for students with dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 1st-6th graders as a general education teacher and special education teacher at local Washington, DC public charter schools. I teach all subjects. I earned a dual Masters in Elementary Education and Special Education.

I also worked as an English Teacher in a private school for six months in Korea. I instructed students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade at all English levels (low beginning to advanced); implementing a complete American curriculum that employed American textbooks and American standards of learning based on grade levels.

I also have experience teaching 5th, 6th, and 7th grade science and math. I tutored middle school students in an intense year-around, multi-year educational program in Washington, DC called Higher Achievement. During the After-School Academy I supervised and managed a disciplined study hall of approximately 20 scholars (5th-6th grade) that had scholars actively working on homework and supplemental work to help scholars prepare for upcoming assessments, improve academic grades, and increase their knowledge in all subject matter. I answered questions one-on-one and re-taught necessary concepts to scholars to achieve mastery of coursework. I ensured all homework and supplemental work was completed accurately. I prepared individual-specific supplemental work for all scholars on academic probation, tailoring activities to each scholar’s academic needs.

ESL/ESOL

I have experience teaching English as a second and foreign language. I taught in a private English language immersion school in South Korea for 6 months. I also have experience teaching English to students as a second language in elementary schools in the United States. Additionally, I am an experienced conversation partner for young students and adults learning English as a foreign language. I have designed and executed different experiential learning opportunities so speakers can practice their English language skills in real world settings and through real world experiences. I believe the best approach to learning English is to find a subject or topic a student is PASSIONATE about, then study and learn the vocabulary and mechanics to intelligently communicate and discuss the passion.

I am certified to teach English as a foreign or second language. I have earned a TEFL Diploma with a Grammar Advisor Endorsement from BridgeTEFL provided by Bridge Linguatec, Inc.

Phonics

The main reading program I implement is the Wilson Reading System. A scientifically proven reading system that teaches students and adults that are so far behind in reading they must start from the beginning - with phonemic awareness. These students cannot read essentially. This is an far more intense approach but it works! In less than 8 months, I was able to move one student 6 reading levels (from level K to P using Guided Reading levels).

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra to sixth graders in middle school.

Reading

Reading is FUN! And I make every effort to make it FUN and accessible for my students by letting them have choices when we read. I find out what interests and passions a student has and look for as many appropriately challenging books/articles/magazines/graphic novels/comics/websites that are on that interest. Once you let the student choose...it gets way easier from there.

I have worked as a reading tutor for over 3 years. I have tutored struggling readers that may be slightly behind their grade level, reluctant readers, and readers with disabilities.

The main reading program I implement is the Wilson Reading System. A scientifically proven reading system that teaches students and adults that are so far behind in reading they must start from the beginning. These students cannot read essentially. This is an far more intense approach but it works! In less than 8 months, I was able to move one student 6 reading levels (from level K to P using Guided Reading levels).

I also mentor the students, sharing my love of children's literature with them. I employ a variety of reading strategies and reading games to statistically improve students' reading scores on standardized reading assessments. I work hard to statistically improve all of my students reading scores over the course of a year. Most importantly, I encourage and empower reluctant readers to find reading an enjoyable activity.

Special Needs

I earned a Masters in Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) from Lesley University in May 2014. I have taught students with various disabilities in the classroom with varying capabilities, from other health impairment for ADHD to an intellectual disability or specific learning disability. I employ different intervention programs to support students with disabilities, including TouchMath and the Wilson Reading program.

Writing

I have over five years of experience teaching the writer's workshop curriculum in a classroom setting for small groups and whole class groups.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Government
Lesley University, School of Education
MEd
Lesley University School of Education
MEd

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Government)

Lesley University, School of Education (MEd)

Lesley University School of Education (MEd)

Excellent Tutor!

Elizabeth is an excellent tutor. My daughter immediately felt at ease with her. Elizabeth uses different tools and methods to help my daughter understand the different math theories which in turn have helped her grades to improve. With Elizabeth's guidance, my daughter won 1st place in the Science Fair.

— Leslie, Washington, DC on 3/30/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rate can or may be negotiated depending on each individual need.

Travel policy

Elisabeth will travel within 20 miles of Hyattsville, MD 20781.