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Elizabeth N.

Skilled and Encouraging top 10% Tutor/Teacher of Spanish and Music

Skilled and Encouraging top 10% Tutor/Teacher of Spanish and Music

$45/hour

  • 2,906 hours tutoring

About Elizabeth


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My extensive experience has prepared me to support students during this unprecedented time of distance learning. Most of my 2,750 WyzAnt hours have been online. I was honored to be one of two tutors in the "Tutor Spotlight" section of Wyzant's recent newsletter, and I was in the top 10% of tutors in 2020 and 2019.

Throughout my career, in various contexts, I have been honing the art of teaching. My passion is teaching people who want to learn, regardless of the level of ability, age, or...

My extensive experience has prepared me to support students during this unprecedented time of distance learning. Most of my 2,750 WyzAnt hours have been online. I was honored to be one of two tutors in the "Tutor Spotlight" section of Wyzant's recent newsletter, and I was in the top 10% of tutors in 2020 and 2019.

Throughout my career, in various contexts, I have been honing the art of teaching. My passion is teaching people who want to learn, regardless of the level of ability, age, or subject matter. The excellent reviews by my students describe me as "patient," "caring," and "explaining things clearly," reflecting the type of 5-star teacher I purpose to be. Struggling students find that my friendly, positive approach encourages them to "crack the code" and improve their skills, confidence, and grades. Motivated adult students can learn a new skill or revive/improve their Spanish for professional use, medical Spanish, mission trips, or personal enrichment. Additionally, I provide a unique service to all students at no extra charge: In every Lesson Summary, I include links to online practice exercises, instructional videos, articles, etc., to review and practice what we cover in the lesson.

My mother, a teacher by profession, introduced me to the Spanish language from an early age. My first undergraduate degree was a B.A. in Spanish. During my junior year abroad in Spain, I acquired near-native fluency, maintained through my work as a teacher, tutor, freelance interpreter, assistant counselor for Latino families, and many friendships with Spanish-speaking people. Music lessons and participation in choirs were central to my childhood, youth, and early adulthood, so I also earned a second bachelor's and master's degrees in Music. The programs included excellent training, professional performing experiences, and courses on teaching methods/techniques. My musical education prepared me to make concepts clear and to help people to develop latent talent, which has been my joy ever since.


Education

University at Albany, State University of New York
Spanish
Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ.
Masters
Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ.
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: The rate for 30-minute lessons is $25. The rate for 45-minute lessons is $35.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

History

Music History

Music History

I have a Bachelor of Music degree which included four semesters of Music History: Renaissance to Baroque; Classical; Romantic; and Twentieth Century. I received A's and B's in all of them. I have Master of Music degree which included two semesters of Choral Literature, spanning about 500 years. I taught two semesters of Introduction to Music Appreciation and a music history survey course at the Community College of RI.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Most Popular

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

Because I was a choral director for many years, I have a highly developed ear for intonation, tuning and pitch. I have taught groups in schools and churches, have taught college courses and private voice and piano students. My undergraduate degree program included four semesters of ear training (using movable do).
General Music,

General Music

My broad and extensive musical career began with an excellent foundation of classical training. My education prepared me to teach people of all ages and levels of ability. I have taught volunteers in churches and communities as well as middle school and high school music and college courses in music appreciation. I have also taught voice and piano privately for many years.
Music History,

Music History

I have a Bachelor of Music degree which included four semesters of Music History: Renaissance to Baroque; Classical; Romantic; and Twentieth Century. I received A's and B's in all of them. I have Master of Music degree which included two semesters of Choral Literature, spanning about 500 years. I taught two semesters of Introduction to Music Appreciation and a music history survey course at the Community College of RI.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have a Bachelor's degree summa cum laude in Music and a Master's degree in Music, both from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. I have many years of experience as a teacher and director. In my current position, I teach all levels of piano, in which I incorporate music theory into every lesson.
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

I have a Bachelor of Music degree which included four semesters of sight-singing and ear training. I was trained in "fixed do" and I also use the numbers of the scale. As a choral director for the last 30 years, I have helped individuals and groups learn how to sight read new music through interval recognition, coupled with an understanding of where a particular note fits into the context of the chord.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Examples of Expertise


Elizabeth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 16 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very Vibrant and Knowledgeable Instructor

Elizabeth is an excellent instructor. I am a visual learner so her method of teaching helps me a great deal. Her knowledge of the history of Spain was so intriguing and help me to relate to the Castilian language. So happy I chose her as my instructor.

Sabrina, 6 lessons with Elizabeth

knowledgeable and patient tutor!

I'm currently enrolled in medical Spanish in college. I reached out for tutoring help because I have never taken Spanish before. I'm so glad I did because Elizabeth is very patient and easy to talk to. She explained everything until I understood and connected many dots for me. After our session she sent me many links to different resources for extra practice. She responds to chats practically right away and is very available even though she's so busy. I will definitely be scheduling many more sessions!

Hannah, 7 lessons with Elizabeth

Great help!

My student really enjoyed working with Elizabeth and said that she was incredibly helpful. He’s often resistant to working with tutors but was incredibly receptive to working with her.

Robyn, 9 lessons with Elizabeth

Great session

My son liked the session and felt he was able to relate and learn easily from Elizabeth. He liked her approach and ability to assist him with his Spanish homework.

Todd, 2 lessons with Elizabeth

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and patient. She was able to break down my assignment in a way that was easily understandable. My father also said that he could see the difference in my work after working with Elizabeth, and he was very happy that I had her as a tutor.

David, 8 lessons with Elizabeth

Patient and Fluent

Elizabeth has increased my child's confidence in taking Spanish online this year, and given her the opportunity to practice speaking and listening to increase her fluency and language acquisition skills. Elizabeth really adapts on the fly, tailoring each session to teach what students request the most help with.

Suann, 4 lessons with Elizabeth

Very knowledgeable, informative and kind.

She is patient and have calming voice that makes you listen. If I have to rate it would be 5/5 stars. Her teaching is impeccable. She makes you laugh and makes learning a lot of fun.

Tim, 3 lessons with Elizabeth

Knowledgeable and friendly tutor

Elizabeth did an excellent job bringing my 14yo daughter up to speed in preparation for Spanish 2 in 9th grade. Angelica was behind because her school went online for COVID; Elizabeth brought her back. They are now great friends and Elizabeth still tutors her once a week. Thanks!!!

John, 51 lessons with Elizabeth

Fantastic

Elizabeth managed to work with my 11th grader who had been avoiding doing any Spanish for 2 months. She stared with 30 min. Then my daughter wanted to do another hour, and I think they ended up doing 2 more hours. My daughter said she felt like she learned more in the tutoring than in her first 2 years of Spanish. Spectacular.

Nancy, 3 lessons with Elizabeth
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