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Elizabeth W.

Charlotte, NC

$40/hour

Patient, enthusiastic elementary tutor with teacher certification

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Furman University
Furman University
Master's

Education

Furman University

Furman University (Master's)

About Elizabeth

Hello parents and caregivers,

A state certified educator and current 3rd grade teacher, I may be the ideal tutor for your elementary student. I am a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where I earned a degree in Elementary Education in 2010. I returned to Furman to complete a master's degree in Education. I also earned an endorsement in Gifted and Talented education and have had extensive training in challenging students at an appropriate level so that they learn and grow. I am in my sixth year as a teacher and have experience working in all grades K-5, including experience with individuals who have special needs.

I favor a hands-on, real-world approach to teaching, where I facilitate understanding with your child. My experience in the classroom has provided me with a "toolbox" of real world, concrete examples for the topics your child might be struggling with. I will help them discover how to think like a problem-solver and use a variety of strategies to tackle difficult tasks. My specific methods will be individualized for your child and tailored to their needs and learning style preferences. I want tutoring to be enjoyable for your child so you may find that I will bring cards, games, or number and counting blocks with me.

I am passionate about education and will help your child reach that "Ah-ha!" moment where they understand a concept they have been struggling with. Your child is sure to make academic progress when working with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Hello parents and caregivers,

A state certified educator and current 3rd grade teacher, I may be the ideal tutor for your elementary student. I am a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where I earned a degree in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Small group tutoring (3-4 students) - $75 per hour Over 15 miles (from 28210) of travel- $45 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28217
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a New Jersey state certified education in Elementary K-5. I have three years teaching experience and hold both bachelors and masters degrees in education. Currently, I work as a third grade teacher in a New Jersey public school

Elementary Math

As an elementary teacher for more than six years, I have a great deal of experience helping students become successful in math. I have had extensive training in guided math, which is an approach that helps meet students where they are and challenge them at an appropriate pace so that they increase their knowledge. I also have a variety of activities and games that can help your child learn basic math facts and develop the number sense that is essential for success in math.

Phonics

As a professional educator, I am competent in phonics instruction. My previous position was in a Kindergarten classroom, where a huge emphasis was placed on phonics. I understand how to help students' develop phonemic awareness so that they understand the correspondence of letters with sounds and can then apply those to their speech and spelling. Phonics instruction is very important for beginning readers as understanding this correspondence will help them be able to decode unfamiliar words when learning to read independently.

Praxis

As a professional educator, I have taken the Praxis tests to become certified. I scored in the top 90% when taking my own Praxis tests and was awarded the Praxis Award for Excellence in 2010 for my outstanding scores.

Reading

As an elementary teacher for over six years, I have a great deal of experience teaching students both the basics of learning to read as well as how to analyze texts more deeply. Not only do I have experience in my own classroom working with many different types of readers and helping them become successful, I have attended hours of training and professional development so that I a, knowledgeable of strategies for reaching students who are struggling with reading. Even if your child can read but you feel they aren't be challenged enough at school, I can help with this so that they grow in reading. With experience from Pre-K up to 6th grade in the area of reading, you can be certain that I have the experience and knowledge to help your child grow.

Spelling

Spelling can be a tricky subject for so many kids! In order to help it make sense, I will bring many fun and creative ways for your child to learn English spelling patterns so that they can use them when reading and writing...and to pass that school spelling test! My background as an elementary teacher with numerous training opportunities in word study and phonics techniques will guarantee I can help your child gain success in spelling.

Study Skills

I am a state certified educator, currently teaching 3rd grade in a New Jersey public school. Part of my position entails preparing my students for state standardized tests. Additionally, I emphasize study skills in my classroom to help my students prepare for unit tests. I have experience working with students grades K-5 so I am familiar with study skills that work best for different age students as well as various learning styles.

Furman University
Furman University
Master's

Education

Furman University

Furman University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Small group tutoring (3-4 students) - $75 per hour Over 15 miles (from 28210) of travel- $45 per hour

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28217.