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Liz M.

Patient, effective tutor specializing in: English/ESL and Spanish

Patient, effective tutor specializing in: English/ESL and Spanish

$55/hour

  • 615 hours tutoring

  • Neptune, NJ 07753

About Liz


Bio

I have been tutoring adults, teens and children in English, ESL, Spanish for over 7 years, as a stay-at-home mom and continuing when I returned to complete my degree. In addition to a flexible tutoring schedule, I currently teach Spanish and Art to grades Pre K thru 8 and have subbed for several Monmouth County school districts. In the meantime, I'm busy raising my teenage son and working toward obtaining a master's degree.

Thanks to a strong grasp of grammar in both English and foreign...

I have been tutoring adults, teens and children in English, ESL, Spanish for over 7 years, as a stay-at-home mom and continuing when I returned to complete my degree. In addition to a flexible tutoring schedule, I currently teach Spanish and Art to grades Pre K thru 8 and have subbed for several Monmouth County school districts. In the meantime, I'm busy raising my teenage son and working toward obtaining a master's degree.

Thanks to a strong grasp of grammar in both English and foreign languages I have tutored ESL and Adult Education students at Brookdale Community College, grade school and high school students, bilingual children and adults, children classified with the No Child Left Behind program, and small business groups.

I WORK EQUALLY WELL WITH NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. I've worked with people from Central and South America, Europe and Asia, AS WELL AS native English-speaking Americans who have trouble with reading, writing, weak grammar skills, etc.

Whether you're falling behind in school, need help with exams or simply want to improve your language skills, I can help! Together we can work on and improve:
* common pronunciation and grammatical errors
* auditory and reading comprehension
* verbal and written communication
* school exams and GED
* essays and term-papers
* preparation for U.S. Citizenship interview and exam

Not everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace, so individual tutoring sessions are planned with your personal needs in mind. Group tutoring is also available; rates vary slightly and are available upon request.

My educational background includes foreign language study in Spanish, Italian and French, as well as Graphic Design at Pratt Institute of Art. Ultimately both specialties were combined toward a B.A. degree in Humanities. Academic accolades include: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad at Universidad Catolica (Guayaquil, Ecuador), Dean's list, several Outstanding Achievement Awards, and other grants.

Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can personalize tutoring classes to fit YOUR needs today. I look forward to helping you succeed!

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*In order to get acquainted prior to an actual tutoring session, I invite prospective students to meet at a mutually convenient location to discuss individual needs/goals. In addition to saving time and money for you, it helps me to effectively prepare by getting a better idea of your personal needs and difficulties. Meeting once, prior to an actual session, is offered at no cost or obligation.

**PLEASE ALSO NOTE: WyzAnt requires a form of payment be submitted prior to the exchange of phone #'s or addresses for meeting. Carefully read your WyzAnt email and feel free to request further information!


Education

Thomas Edison State College
Humanities
Rutgers New Brunswick
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: Tutoring also available for 2+ students. Contact me for group rates and details!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Neptune, NJ 07753
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/30/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I have been teaching Art and Spanish for the past 2 years but have been creating my entire life, since childhood. I have designed and produced back drops for several events at my school, including Christmas and school plays, talent shows, and others. I studied design at Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY, and I currently teach Art to students in grades K-8. In class we cover different aspects of art and design, including the elements of art (i.e. line, color, shape, texture, etc.) & principals of design (i.e. contrast, hue, balance, etc.) and apply them to fun and interesting projects based on grade and ability. We use a variety of age-appropriate materials including specialized drawing pencils/graphite, markers, chalk/oil pastels, printmaking, water color and tempera paint, paper mache', clay, wire, paper, to list a few. Projects incorporate a variety of lesson topics including different types of art and artists, to upcoming seasons and holidays. Individual or private sessions would obviously consider age and ability when teaching elements of art, demonstrating the basics of drawing/design, painting, color mixing, etc., and would naturally be geared to the goal and focus of the prospective student.
Painting,

Painting

I have been teaching Art for the past 2 years but have been creating my entire life, since childhood. I studied design at Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY. I have designed and produced several back drops for events at my school including Christmas and school plays, talent shows, and others. Larger pieces are painted on 12x15' drops; final work is done mainly using acrylics, although tempera, pastel/oil pastel, & torn paper have also been combined. In personal work, I enjoy a broad variety of styles and media but am particularly fond of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. I'm currently, teaching Art to grades K-8. I teach different types/styles of art, elements of art and design, and a variety of of media, at age/grade appropriate levels. Painting in K-8 generally includes watercolor, tempera, & possibly acrylics; watercolor and tempera are versitle for any age and a variety of lessons. Individual or private sessions would obviously consider age and ability in addition to teaching/ demonstrating the basics of drawing/design, painting, color mixing, styles of painting, etc., and would naturally be geared to the goal and focus of the prospective student.
Art History

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have tutored all aspects of grammar in English, ESL and Spanish. "Grammar" is a broad category which covers everything including parts of speech like nouns, verbs of all tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc. and their proper usage; correct and concise sentence structure, phrasing, etc. These are the building blocks to good essay writing and story telling. Because these are areas of strength for me, I enjoy the challenge of teaching and facilitating correct use of grammar in speech and writing assignments. Students from elementary school through college and beyond that need help improving their grammar and/or those who have difficulty writing are welcome. We can work on anything from basic book reports, essays, lengthy compositions or term papers- or whatever you need!
Spanish,

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years. Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now. -Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation? -Worried about an upcoming exam? -Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind? -Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills? No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.
Italian, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have tutored all aspects of grammar in English, ESL and Spanish. "Grammar" is a broad category which covers everything including parts of speech like nouns, verbs of all tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc. and their proper usage; correct and concise sentence structure, phrasing, etc. These are the building blocks to good essay writing and story telling. Because these are areas of strength for me, I enjoy the challenge of teaching and facilitating correct use of grammar in speech and writing assignments. Students from elementary school through college and beyond that need help improving their grammar and/or those who have difficulty writing are welcome. We can work on anything from basic book reports, essays, lengthy compositions or term papers- or whatever you need!
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Improving difficulties in many subjects generally means making use of language skills and the ability to express ourselves well in English. I can help you to improve your comprehension and use of grammar, verbs, and writing skills including: essays, compositions, term papers, test preparation, and more. I work with students who are having difficulty in various areas of English, from grade school to college, including adult learners who want help to improve their verbal communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Don't hesitate to ask for further information. I look forward to helping you succeed! Liz
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have tutored all aspects of grammar in English, ESL and Spanish. "Grammar" is a broad category which covers everything including parts of speech like nouns, verbs of all tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc. and their proper usage; correct and concise sentence structure, phrasing, etc. These are the building blocks to good essay writing and story telling. Because these are areas of strength for me, I enjoy the challenge of teaching and facilitating correct use of grammar in speech and writing assignments. Students from elementary school through college and beyond that need help improving their grammar and/or those who have difficulty writing are welcome. We can work on anything from basic book reports, essays, lengthy compositions or term papers- or whatever you need!
Writing,

Writing

Verbal language and writing skills have always been my areas of strength. I excel at, and enjoy, finding just the right way to express written opinions, research and comparison papers, speeches and the like. It was a professor who pointed out my ability to organize, phrase, and translate ideas as well as to convey and explain correct grammar usage, that first recommended me to other students. That was nearly a decade ago, and I've been on the tutoring path ever since, having helped many students with a variety of writing and communication areas. I often agree to meet with students at no charge beforehand, which many people prefer; by meeting prior to a lesson, we can get acquainted with each other, discuss the issues you're experiencing, and where you'd like assistance. I never agree to work with students who's abilities or difficulties I don't believe I can assist with or improve upon. If either of us don't feel we are a great fit, there is no obligation to move forward and no charges are assessed.
Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Art History

Homeschool

English,

English

Improving difficulties in many subjects generally means making use of language skills and the ability to express ourselves well in English. I can help you to improve your comprehension and use of grammar, verbs, and writing skills including: essays, compositions, term papers, test preparation, and more. I work with students who are having difficulty in various areas of English, from grade school to college, including adult learners who want help to improve their verbal communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Don't hesitate to ask for further information. I look forward to helping you succeed! Liz
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Spanish,

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years. Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now. -Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation? -Worried about an upcoming exam? -Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind? -Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills? No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.
Writing,

Writing

Verbal language and writing skills have always been my areas of strength. I excel at, and enjoy, finding just the right way to express written opinions, research and comparison papers, speeches and the like. It was a professor who pointed out my ability to organize, phrase, and translate ideas as well as to convey and explain correct grammar usage, that first recommended me to other students. That was nearly a decade ago, and I've been on the tutoring path ever since, having helped many students with a variety of writing and communication areas. I often agree to meet with students at no charge beforehand, which many people prefer; by meeting prior to a lesson, we can get acquainted with each other, discuss the issues you're experiencing, and where you'd like assistance. I never agree to work with students who's abilities or difficulties I don't believe I can assist with or improve upon. If either of us don't feel we are a great fit, there is no obligation to move forward and no charges are assessed.
Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Spanish,

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years. Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now. -Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation? -Worried about an upcoming exam? -Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind? -Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills? No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.
Italian, TOEFL

Most Popular

English,

English

Improving difficulties in many subjects generally means making use of language skills and the ability to express ourselves well in English. I can help you to improve your comprehension and use of grammar, verbs, and writing skills including: essays, compositions, term papers, test preparation, and more. I work with students who are having difficulty in various areas of English, from grade school to college, including adult learners who want help to improve their verbal communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Don't hesitate to ask for further information. I look forward to helping you succeed! Liz
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Spanish,

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years. Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now. -Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation? -Worried about an upcoming exam? -Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind? -Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills? No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.
Writing,

Writing

Verbal language and writing skills have always been my areas of strength. I excel at, and enjoy, finding just the right way to express written opinions, research and comparison papers, speeches and the like. It was a professor who pointed out my ability to organize, phrase, and translate ideas as well as to convey and explain correct grammar usage, that first recommended me to other students. That was nearly a decade ago, and I've been on the tutoring path ever since, having helped many students with a variety of writing and communication areas. I often agree to meet with students at no charge beforehand, which many people prefer; by meeting prior to a lesson, we can get acquainted with each other, discuss the issues you're experiencing, and where you'd like assistance. I never agree to work with students who's abilities or difficulties I don't believe I can assist with or improve upon. If either of us don't feel we are a great fit, there is no obligation to move forward and no charges are assessed.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with native and non-native speakers in all aspects of English and ESL for more than 8 years. I like to offer the option of an initial meeting (at no charge) to get acquainted with the students and identify their specific difficulties. Because every student and their needs differ, we'll talk about a potential tutoring plan that works for them and proceed from there. I can help you improve in any area of English from grammar and pronunciation to reading, writing, and verbal communication.
Spanish,

Spanish

I currently teach Spanish to grades pre-K to 8. In addition, I have been tutoring Spanish (and ESL) to students at elementary and high school levels, as well as college and adult students, for the past 7+ years. Generally, I meet with students prior to an actual lesson (see my profile for more info on this). When we first meet, I always ask about the student's grade level, prior knowledge of Spanish and what's being covered in class at the moment. Next is to find out what difficulties you're having and where you're in need of the most assistance - now. -Struggling with verbs, grammar, pronunciation? -Worried about an upcoming exam? -Lost in class & need to catch up to avoid falling further behind? -Planning a trip & need some brushing-up on communication skills? No two students are the same and personal tutoring is all about your individual needs. However, each new level holds new (predictable) challenges that are fairly consistent among English-speaking students. Whether it's a little practice you need or some serious reviewing, with some basic reviews & helpful hints we'll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss personal tutoring needs/scheduling.
Writing,

Writing

Verbal language and writing skills have always been my areas of strength. I excel at, and enjoy, finding just the right way to express written opinions, research and comparison papers, speeches and the like. It was a professor who pointed out my ability to organize, phrase, and translate ideas as well as to convey and explain correct grammar usage, that first recommended me to other students. That was nearly a decade ago, and I've been on the tutoring path ever since, having helped many students with a variety of writing and communication areas. I often agree to meet with students at no charge beforehand, which many people prefer; by meeting prior to a lesson, we can get acquainted with each other, discuss the issues you're experiencing, and where you'd like assistance. I never agree to work with students who's abilities or difficulties I don't believe I can assist with or improve upon. If either of us don't feel we are a great fit, there is no obligation to move forward and no charges are assessed.
Italian, Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (151 ratings)
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(142)
4 star
(7)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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Reviews


Wonderful!

The first thing my daughter said was "Mom, Liz is really smart!" Very knowledgable and knew exactly how to start get my daughter back on track After the first session received an "A" on her quiz the next day!

Gerri, 9 lessons with Liz

Awesome!!

Liz is working with my son to strengthen his grammar knowledge and spelling for an upcoming test. Liz is extremely knowledgeable, patient, thorough and a pleasure to work with.

Sue, 4 lessons with Liz

Great Personality, Patient and Thorough Tutor

She had a wonderful personality and was extremely patient with me. I would definitely recommend her without reservation to anyone interested in learning Spanish.

Frances, 1 lesson with Liz

Excellent tutor!

We could not have wished for a better tutor! Thrilled is not even accurate! We know we will be speaking Spanish fluently in less time than we imagined, but hope for a long tutor-student relationship with Liz.

Karen, 3 lessons with Liz
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