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Elizabeth S.

New York, NY

$260/hour

Ivy League-Educated Teacher/Tutor with over 20 Years Experience

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/30/14

$260/Hour


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Brown University
English
Bank Street College of Education
MEd

Education

Brown University (English)

Bank Street College of Education (MEd)

About Elizabeth

I am an enthusiastic tutor with over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring reading, writing, math, science and social studies for K-6th grades, English, history and French for middle and high school students, and ISEE Lower Level Test Prep. I have a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education and a BA from Brown University. I have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 4th and have tutored students in 1st through 12th grades. I have experience working with students from private, public and charter schools and with a broad range of learning differences and styles. I love children and make learning fun.

Through informal assessments, I develop a customized plan that addresses your child's strengths, interests and needs. I offer remediation and enrichment to address each child's differing needs and to enhance their learning, and I use a wide variety of developmentally-appropriate resources, methodologies and activities to help each student achieve success.

MATH - I teach elementary math (K-6th) through the use of fun activities and games. I will make sure your child has an in-depth understanding of the abstract concepts behind the operations, and that what they are learning connects to their lives and their interests. I have a large variety of manipulatives and games for all abilities and ages.
READING - I have taught many non-readers how to read, and have improved the reading of many beginning and more advanced readers, both in terms of fluency and comprehension. My approach is eclectic, with a strong emphasis on phonics when necessary. I use a wide variety of methodologies and materials in my tutoring, including phonics cards and books, but I also use literature, kinesthesia, games and fun! Concurrently with teaching reading, I teach writing and handwriting.
READING COMPREHENSION - I teach students how to get the main idea from a passage, how to understand what they have read, how to analyze and look deeper into the material, how to underline, and how to take notes and review, and how to use resources such as a dictionary, a thesaurus and the Internet.
WRITING - I teach students correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as how to improve their writing, how to organize and outline their thoughts, how to expand and how to edit.
I am an enthusiastic tutor with over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring reading, writing, math, science and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring elementary-age students, and have worked with children with all kinds of learning disabilities, including many with ADHD/ADD. I know how to modify and adapt lesson for different learning styles and abilities, and I know how to make lessons fun and engaging. It is necessary to change activities and strategies often in order to keep the interest of students with ADD/ADHD and to refocus them on the work.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education, and I have over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring elementary-age students. I have taught all grades from K-4th, have taught in private, public and charter schools, and have tutored students from K-12th grades. I have experience working with students from all kinds of backgrounds and with a broad range of learning differences and styles.

English

I have a BA in English and American Literature from Brown University and have tutored English to middle and high school students for many years. I teach students how to analyze and look deeper into the text and how to recognize and understand literary themes and terms and annotate texts. I also teach students correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as how to improve their writing, how to organize and outline their thoughts, how to edit and how to expand.

ISEE

I am a private tutor with over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring reading, writing, math, science and social studies for K-6th grades, as well as English, history and French for middle and high school students. I have an MS.Ed in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education and a BA from Brown University. I have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 4th and have tutored students in 1st through 12th grades. I have experience working with students from private, public and charter schools and with a broad range of learning differences and styles.

I have done extensive tutoring for the Lower, Middle and Upper Levels of the ISEE, with excellent results. I not only teach content, but also general test-taking strategies as well as strategies specific to the ISEE.

Phonics

I have a strong background in phonics and have taken multiple courses on teaching reading. I have taught many non-readers how to read, and have improved the reading of many beginning readers. My approach is eclectic, with a heavy emphasis on phonics. I have taken workshops in Orton Gillingham, an intensive, sequential phonics-based system, and I use many phonics resources in my tutoring, including cards, books and games.

Social Studies

I designed and taught my own social studies curriculum for 2nd grade students for five years and have taught social studies to 3rd and 4th graders as well. I have tutored students in 2nd through 12th grades in social studies and history.

Study Skills

I have helped students with organization and study skills. I have taught students how to analyze, review and study material, how to take notes, how to get the main idea from a passage, how to underline, and how to organize their notes, their own writing and their thought processes.

Writing

I have a BA in English and American Literature from Brown University and an MS in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. I teach all kinds of writing, from First Grade through 12th Grade. I have frequently worked with beginning or struggling writers, and am trained in Orton Gillingham, a multi-sensory phonics program. I teach phonics, letter recognition and formation, handwriting. I teach students correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as how to improve their writing by organizing and outlining their thoughts. Depending on their level, I teach them how to write one-paragraph essays, three-paragraph essays, five paragraph essays or extended, multi-page essays, and I teach the importance of elaboration as well as the art of editing.

Brown University
English
Bank Street College of Education
MEd

Education

Brown University (English)

Bank Street College of Education (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $260.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10024.