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Elizabeth B.

Saint Paul, MN

$50/hour

Music and Math Tutor with Spanish, too

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/20/14
4.8 average from 59 ratings
Math tutor with natural ability.
— Elena, Saint Paul, MN on 9/24/15

$50/Hour


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Stanford University
Hamline University, St. Paul
MEd

Education

Stanford University

Hamline University, St. Paul (MEd)

About Elizabeth

I love working one-on-one with students! My passion is creating learning settings where students can shine and grow. Students are encouraged to follow their own interests. While I like tutoring both math and music, I am particularly interested in the connection between music and math.
Piano lessons include understanding rhythm, listening to familiar and unfamiliar sounds, and building simple percussion instruments from found materials.

I lived in South America for several years, and taught in a Spanish/English high school for several more years.
I love working one-on-one with students! My passion is creating learning settings where students can shine and grow. Students are encouraged to follow their own interests. While I like tutoring both math and music, I am particularly interested in the connection between music and math.
Piano lessons include understanding rhythm, listening to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55106
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Math tutor with natural ability."

- Elena, Saint Paul, MN on 9/24/15

"Elizabeth was very creative and patient as she taught Casey."

- Casey, Saint Paul, MN on 6/22/15

"Great teacher!"

- Kristy, Saint Paul, MN on 2/9/15

"She is awesome!!"

- Anna, Saint Paul, MN on 2/25/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra
Language:
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I taught algebra 1 and prealgebra for a number of years in a Minneapolis charter high school. It was great fun helping students move from memorizing operations to understanding how numbers work together. I have lots of tricks and tips to help speed up that understanding. It is very satisfying to see students light up when things start to make sense!

General Music

I grew up in a musical family and had piano and other lessons as a child; in high school I read everything I could about the relationship between music and math. I studied piano as an adult as well.
I have given piano lessons since the 1960s, and have studied piano pedagogy on my own. Teaching is a beautiful experience for me. I work with each individual according to their needs and experience.
I postpone learning to read music for a number of lessons; I prefer to first lay a foundation of rhythm and ear training. This cultivates the fundamentals of musical understanding in students. I help students to develop listening skills, make their own instruments, and write their own songs.

Piano

I have given piano lessons to children and adults since 1967. I use a variety of beginning instruction books (Bastien, Chester, etc.) plus Bartok's Mikrokosmos as a wonderful teaching tool. I have developed teaching aids that help students learn to read music and create their own music. I work with parents and students about effective practicing between lessons. Students learn how to look at a piece of music before playing it, to see what they can glean from what is on the page. I use a variety of methods to instill a sense of rhythm, and to enhance students' enjoyment of music. My goal is that students play with heart as well as understanding.

Prealgebra

I taught pre-algebra for a number of years in a Minneapolis charter high school. It was great fun helping students move from memorizing operations to understanding how numbers work together. I have numerous tricks and tips to help speed up that understanding.

Stanford University
Hamline University, St. Paul
MEd

Education

Stanford University

Hamline University, St. Paul (MEd)

Math tutor with natural ability.

We have hired Elizabeth for our 8th grader to help her prep for high school. So far we are happy with the progress after 3 lessons. Elizabeth has that natural ability to work with kids and convey complex things to them in a simple way.

— Elena, Saint Paul, MN on 9/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 9 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55106.