Indiana University, Bloomington (Social Work)
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Master's)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (PhD)
My name is Dr. Elizabeth M. English is my first language and I am certified to help students and professionals improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Also, I proofread and edit papers, job and school applications, and other writing projects. I am experienced at working with English language learners; I volunteered for almost five years as a one-on-one tutor for graduate and undergraduate international students interested in improving their English.
In addition, I tutor people preparing for standardized tests, including the GED, the SAT, the ACT, the TOEFL, the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE, and the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehensions sections of the ASVAB.
I am usually available to meet face-to-face from 9-5 Monday through Saturday. After 5 pm, I am available on line or to meet by phone. I am often available on a short notice and can work on a short or long term basis. I look forward to talking with you to find out your needs and possible ways I can be of service.
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My name is Dr. Elizabeth M. English is my first language and I am certified to help students and professionals improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Also, I proofread and edit papers, job and school applications, and other writing projects. I am experienced at working with English language learners;
If the very first one-hour session is solely for orientation or planning, there will be no fee charged.
Elizabeth helped me improve my English pronunciation and grammar. she also taught me many helpful English speaking skills. She is very patient and nice. I have improved my English a lot.
She is an excellent teacher. She taught me some idioms and corrected my pronunciation. I leaned many new words too.
Elizabeth really helped me brainstorm and organize my thoughts for my paper. We talked through my ideas and turned them into writing points. Writing this paper feels less daunting now!
Elizabeth in my experience is one of the best writing tutors I have encountered through Wyzant. She has an extensive mastery of the English language and can catch things grammatically that the layman English speaker may not grasp. I highly recommend her for any of the services she provides.
I have been working with Elizabeth for a year, and she is really helpful for me to improve my English as a second language. She corrects my pronunciation, proofreads my writing and teaches me vocabulary, grammar and many other things. She prepares well and bring a lot of useful materials to my tutoring sessions. Even though learning English is a long and arduous process, I am always encouraged by her, so that I can keep studying and making progress.
She is very nice and warm, so her sessions are always comfortable and enjoyable. She is definitely an excellent tutor!
Thanks a lot for you Elizabeth,
She helped me a lot to Correct my English Paper and made it So perfect. And the paper looks more academically and organized after I Had her corrections.
Thanks again Elizabeth!
She directed me properly to sources on the Internet for good practice on American English and pronunciation. It was the first lesson and I feel it was very productive.
My son really does learn with the sessions which I thought was the point so I'm very happy. I feel like we are well on our way for basic school items and teSt taking
Elizabeth is an excellent tutor! She is reachable by phone, email, and in-person which made my life easier when it came to getting stuff done. I was so glad she was flexible because I have a very demanding schedule. Elizabeth specifically helped me with my research paper for grad school. She assisted me with grammatical errors and editing. She has a warm personality and strives for her clients to be successful. If I ever need help again, I will call her because I have no doubt that I will achieve my goals with her help.
I have six classes with Dr. Elizabeth, She is patient and a very professional teacher. She corrects my pronunciation, also teaches me English idioms and grammar. Her tutoring is very helpful and building my confidence at school.
Elizabeth helped me with my medical school personal statement and she did an excellent job with the revision. She is very prompt and a very professional tutor!
She teach English subject both my child .she explains very well I like the way she teach to students .she was very intelligent person
We worked on the writing section of the SAT. I felt comfortable asking her questions which she was able to answer for me.
Very prepared to answer all my questions, correct my pronunciations, and offer me better choice of words in a very gentle and polite manner. She is a very professional teacher.
I have been working with Elizabeth M. for nearly eight months. When I met with her for the very first time, I knew she is facing a tough case…
I have been living in this country for 18 years, but until our very first lesson, I have never received any formal English training. I would say that I had, and still have, lots of “blank spots” in my understanding of English grammar. But Elizabeth slowly guides me through this process and fills in my “blank spots”. Every lesson with her flys by so quickly, because she touches on lots of different things, such as: pronunciation, grammar exercises, writing, and reading. She also does lots of proof reading of the articles that I write for my work; for that I am so very grateful. And above all, she is a very sweet and gentle person. She always listens to my concerns and helps me the best she can.
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I am qualified by WyzAnt to tutor in ACT English and related subjects, including ACT Reading, English, Grammar, the GRE, Proofreading, SAT Writing, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing. My English grammar and punctuation and my organization and presentation of the written word are excellent. I have been reading educational research and other professional material and writing reports for over 40 years in human service careers.
Besides being certified by WyzAnt in ACT Reading, I am certified to tutor in several relevant subjects, including English, grammar, punctuation, writing, and proofreading.
I can help you prepare for the Verbal sections of the ASVAB: specifically, the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension subsections of the test. In the Word Knowledge subsection, you will need to work on increasing your vocabulary. In the Paragraph section, you will need to work on inferences. I can help students for whom English is their first language and students for whom English is their second language.
I have read and studied the Bible from front to back using a variety of Bible study methods ever since I was 16, which was a long time ago. I have taught non-believers from other countries as well as believers from the US. I have taught Sunday school for almost 45 years, working mostly with 1st-5th graders. I love the Bible and I love helping people learn more about it because that deepens my knowledge of the bible as well.
I have used Family Math and Family Science materials produced by the EQUALS project at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkely, CA to help elementary school-aged and middle school-aged children improve their understanding and participation in mathematics and science.
I love to read, and English is my first language. I am certified to tutor in English, grammar, reading, vocabulary, writing, the reading and English portions of the ACT, and the reading and writing portions of the SAT. I am adept at helping English language learners as well, since I volunteered for almost five years as a one-on-one tutor for graduate- and undergraduate-level international students interested in comprehending specific English texts.
My goal as an ESL/TESOL tutor is to help students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, to prepare for standardized tests, or to learn the academic or professional English that is unique to their field. I have tutored ESL students preparing for the TOEFL, the IELTS, the ACT, the SAT, and the GRE. Several years ago, I tutored English language learners in the English Bible once a week for almost 5 years as a volunteer for International Students, Inc. in Ann Arbor. I once spent a summer in Germany and had the experience of being a non-native speaker immersed in another culture and language; so I am sensitive to some of the cultural conflicts that non-native speakers might face. I am certified to help students and professionals improve their English.
After having completed a Ph.D in Education, a Master's in Social Work, and a Bachelors of Arts, I can say with confidence that I can help you as you strive to master all of the subjects given on the GED. I plan for us to go through a GED test preparation of your choice, e.g., a manual published by Kaplan, Princeton Review, or Steck-Vaughn. We can spend time going over the explanations, discussing the sample problems, and working the practice drills. We will focus on portions of each of the 5 topics that the student requests help with and that the practice drills indicate a need for.
I am a native English speaker. I love the English language and have always excelled in English in school and college. Having studied other languages as well (specifically Latin, German, and Spanish) makes it easier for me to teach English grammar.
I passed the GRE several years ago in order to get into graduate school. The Educational Testing Service published a new version of the GRE in 2011 and provides practice material to prepare for it. There are other GRE test preparation manuals that are also of help. My approach is to start with the sections of the test the student wants to focus on and go through the materials he or she prefers.
American English is my first language. For the last four years, I have taught English to English language learners from a range of backgrounds, including professionals and graduate students, who were preparing for the TOEFL and IELTS. I have a Ph.D. in Education, which has led me to be aware of some of the challenges for English language learners when not in their home culture. I thoroughly enjoy tutoring English language learners in the language and culture of the United States.
I have proofread and edited newsletter articles for an agency newsletter for several years. Before that, I wrote, proof read,and edited my dissertation. One clue to proof reading is reading backwards. Your eye catches spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors more easily reading backwards than reading forwards.
I believe that I am qualified to tutor for the PSAT.
(1) I have already tutored students in the PSAT, GED, SAT, and GRE.
(2) I have a Ph. D. in Education
(3) I focus on helping students reach their goals.
I first want to make sure my students are proficient in the building blocks of reading. Learning to read starts with such building blocks as letter recognition, pronunciation of individual letters and combinations of letters, sounding out words by syllables, memorization of sight words (the most frequently used words in the English language), and understanding English grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. Next, I want to make sure my students are good at reading comprehension. One of the best ways to get good at reading comprehension is to read frequently, starting with short, high interest texts that are at your reading level and to gradually progress to more challenging texts. Another way to improve one's reading comprehension is to listen to short books on CD or DVD, with the book in front of you, so that you can follow along with the narrator. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking English are integrally linked, so I would also want to help my students strengthen their writing, listening, and speaking skills.
English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills have been some of my strongest and most useful skills. Understanding and skillfully using the written and spoken word were crucial to my careers as a social worker and, then, as a program manager. In addition, I have enjoyed sharing the love of words and learning with my daughter and grandchildren through books and DVDs. Success on the SAT and other standardized tests that college bound students take is built on a foundation of excellent, learning opportunities.
I can tutor you through whatever point you are at in the writing process, whether you are brainstorming topics, organizing your ideas, outlining, proofreading, or editing. My professional work for over 40 years involved researching and collecting information to write reports, newsletter articles, and business letters. Writing was part of my job responsibilities when I was a social worker and when I was a program manager for an educational agency.
I have successfully studied through and completed high school, a master's program in social work, and a Ph. D. program in education. My study skills include self-monitoring, using multiple approaches to learning, and going beyond the homework that a teacher requires of his or her students.
I am certified by WyzAnt.com to tutor you for the TOEFL. I have tutored ESL students who were preparing for the GED and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam). English is my first language. I have an excellent grasp of academic English writing and speaking at the university and college level because of the 31 years I worked at The University of Michigan School of Education.
I took 4 years of Latin when I was in high school and found that helped me considerably in mastering vocabulary, since many English words have a Latin root. Another way to bolster one's vocabulary is to read extensively in the subject area one wants to master. Each content area has its own unique set of words. For instance, the word "table" in mathematics conjures up a different picture than the word "table" in geography or "table" in food science. Playing scrabble or other word games is another way to expand one's vocabulary, not to mention studying the dictionary, although that can be a little boring.
Writing was part of my job responsibilities when I was a social worker and when I was a program manager for an educational agency. Also, I proof read and edited articles of an agency newsletter for a few years. I can tutor you through whatever point you are at in the writing process, whether you are brainstorming topics, organizing your ideas, outlining, proofreading, or editing.