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Elaine H.

Patient and enthusiastic with a special love for math (K-12+)

Patient and enthusiastic with a special love for math (K-12+)

$30/hour

  • 2,707 hours tutoring

  • Golf Manor Cincinnati, OH 45237

About Elaine


Bio

Childhood is a journey, not a race. With that said, I am anxious to tutor, especially math, and if somewhere along this journey one or more steps have been missed, then we will work together to catch up. That's where I can help!

I've taught in the classroom for ten years, have tutored for the last 13+ years, and in-between worked as a computer programmer/scientist for a number of years.

My tutoring/teaching approach has always been to make learning FUN. I begin the process by...

Childhood is a journey, not a race. With that said, I am anxious to tutor, especially math, and if somewhere along this journey one or more steps have been missed, then we will work together to catch up. That's where I can help!

I've taught in the classroom for ten years, have tutored for the last 13+ years, and in-between worked as a computer programmer/scientist for a number of years.

My tutoring/teaching approach has always been to make learning FUN. I begin the process by determining where the gaps are and then try to figure out how to best fill them. I determine the student's learning style(s) and attempt to come up with the best solution(s) that will allow light bulbs to light up.


Education

Boston State Teachers College
Education
University of Cincinnati
Graduate Coursework
University of Phoenix Online
Graduate Coursework

Policies


Schedule

Elaine hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

Test prep for the GRE is the process of reviewing analytical, verbal and mathematical skills and processes. I have prepared myself to take the GRE and passed. Test prep involves learning testing strategies, and recalling and reviewing previously learned skills from secondary and post-secondary experiences or learning one of the skills for the first time (due to being unable to "retrieve the information").

Computer

General Computer

General Computer

Since there are so many varied things to do with computers today it is hard to define the words "basic computer." I was a computer programmer for many years. Computer programmers write the code that computers understand. I taught computer usage to school children from K-8. However I do not know everything there is to know about computer operations. Learning terminology like hardware and software is a good beginning.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
General Computer,

General Computer

Since there are so many varied things to do with computers today it is hard to define the words "basic computer." I was a computer programmer for many years. Computer programmers write the code that computers understand. I taught computer usage to school children from K-8. However I do not know everything there is to know about computer operations. Learning terminology like hardware and software is a good beginning.
Grammar,

Grammar

When we look at the subject heading "Language Arts" (LA), we see that it encompasses reading, writing, listening and speaking. Knowing this, grammar is something that I teach within these four areas. I strive to have my students learn proper grammar both formally and informally, through the process of learning to listen, speak, read and write.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been a proofreader for many years. When one is a teacher, proofreading is a major part of the "job" and having been a computer programmer, a "missing" comma or an "extra" comma would cause havoc in the execution of a program. I spot grammatical and spelling errors without even trying. So if I'm doing it as an actual assignment, I'm even more "aware." I have proofread research documents prepared using MLA and/or APA format as well as proofing assignments in various subjects.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

For the past three to four years the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have made their debut in many schools across the country. I have been tutoring during these three to four years, have acquired copies of the standards and have reflected these standards as I teach math and reading to students K through 8. Adjustments have to be made, particularly helping parents to understand what the CCSS are, and providing the parents with guides that have been written by different organizations including the National PTA. Common Core is NOT a subject but rather a set of standards primarily in Math and Language Arts.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years I have taught children from K-8 in the four major areas of language arts (reading and writing, speaking and listening), math, science and social studies. The lower grades are my favorite and I have always tried to make learning a fun adventure. I have spent the last 12 years providing one-on-one in home tutoring primarily in math and reading, learning what to do with the 10 numbers and 26 letters that we all need to learn. I do hold a teaching license for grades K-8.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have had 10 years of experience teaching K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio and 11 additional years of tutoring. I have loved Math ever since I was a child and I try to help my students learn to love Math also. As a tutor I have been successful in helping young students learn to like math and have fun while learning. Math is extremely sequential and "Number Sense" is the area where students need to feel very comfortable - what are numbers, what can we do with numbers, there are only 10 of them, but we can do so much with those ten.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Having been a school teacher and tutor for many years I have taught science both theoretically and hands-on. Regardless of the topic I have always provided the development of a scientific vocabulary including prefixes, suffixes and roots. I've encouraged my students to explore both real-time and virtually to become an integral part of the scientific method and to use as many stimuli as possible. I expect my students to be cautious when necessary and most importantly to enjoy what they are doing.
Grammar,

Grammar

When we look at the subject heading "Language Arts" (LA), we see that it encompasses reading, writing, listening and speaking. Knowing this, grammar is something that I teach within these four areas. I strive to have my students learn proper grammar both formally and informally, through the process of learning to listen, speak, read and write.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Since I was in first grade (a long time ago) I have been writing in cursive. As a third grade teacher I taught cursive, and expected my students to practice and practice to perfect this wonderful way of writing. Actually cursive is easier than printing, and also faster. Cursive was recently removed from most schools because of the Common Core, but is back into the curriculum of some states, Ohio being one of those states.
Phonics,

Phonics

During my years of teaching and tutoring I have always dealt directly or indirectly with the sounds of the 26 letters in our alphabet. It is rather difficult to learn English (reading and spelling) if we don't use the sounds of the letters. I have had lots of fun with the my Pre-K, K, grade 1 and 2 students to learn all the letters and sounds and words that make them readers and spellers. I've taught phonics to speakers of other languages, at both the elementary and secondary education level. I personally have not taught any other way to learn to read and spell other than phonics.
Reading,

Reading

I have had 20+ years of experience teaching and/or tutoring K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio. Reading has always been an important subject because once "we learn to read", then we continue to "read to learn". I have always tried to focus in instilling a love of reading and have tried to develop strategies that will help a student better comprehend what they read. I want to make sure my students have an understanding of phonics and the vocabulary that grows from the understanding.
Spelling,

Spelling

I "carry" phonics into my teaching of spelling. They really do work hand-in-hand. So when my students are learning letter sounds and words, then I encourage them to use what they know and hear and produce written words correctly. This usually works!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have worked with students on a number of post-secondary tests, including the ACT. I have found that all test prep includes a review of grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, etc. that were learned in upper elementary and secondary education classrooms. Most students learn how to "retrieve" information that they have stored away in long-term memory! I love watching the light bulbs light up.
English,

English

Since I am licensed to teach all subjects from K through 8 I have had experience teaching grammar and creative writing. Since grammar is a set of rules, using these rules makes writing easier. As far as creative writing is concerned, I have helped my students to brainstorm, and think of creative ways to entertain, inform or persuade the reader. The student is in control!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
Grammar,

Grammar

When we look at the subject heading "Language Arts" (LA), we see that it encompasses reading, writing, listening and speaking. Knowing this, grammar is something that I teach within these four areas. I strive to have my students learn proper grammar both formally and informally, through the process of learning to listen, speak, read and write.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a proofreader for many years. When one is a teacher, proofreading is a major part of the "job" and having been a computer programmer, a "missing" comma or an "extra" comma would cause havoc in the execution of a program. I spot grammatical and spelling errors without even trying. So if I'm doing it as an actual assignment, I'm even more "aware." I have proofread research documents prepared using MLA and/or APA format as well as proofing assignments in various subjects.
Reading,

Reading

I have had 20+ years of experience teaching and/or tutoring K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio. Reading has always been an important subject because once "we learn to read", then we continue to "read to learn". I have always tried to focus in instilling a love of reading and have tried to develop strategies that will help a student better comprehend what they read. I want to make sure my students have an understanding of phonics and the vocabulary that grows from the understanding.
Spelling,

Spelling

I "carry" phonics into my teaching of spelling. They really do work hand-in-hand. So when my students are learning letter sounds and words, then I encourage them to use what they know and hear and produce written words correctly. This usually works!
Writing,

Writing

Regardless of the grade level, when I teach students how to write, we go through the process of idea generation, prewriting (where we do not worry about grammar rules), we just want to get our ideas written down. Then we go back and check spelling, capitalization, etc., marking up and revising. We ask ourselves why are we writing - are we trying to entertain, inform or persuade. We make sure that we succeed in fulfilling our purpose. We edit what's been written. We let someone else read our work and then we prepare for the final publication and/or presentation. Writing is a process, we really should go through all the steps.
ACT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am WyzAnt-certified in Algebra I and have tutored quite a few students in this subject. I never taught Algebra in a classroom but do feel confident working one-on-one.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years I have taught children from K-8 in the four major areas of language arts (reading and writing, speaking and listening), math, science and social studies. The lower grades are my favorite and I have always tried to make learning a fun adventure. I have spent the last 12 years providing one-on-one in home tutoring primarily in math and reading, learning what to do with the 10 numbers and 26 letters that we all need to learn. I do hold a teaching license for grades K-8.
English,

English

Since I am licensed to teach all subjects from K through 8 I have had experience teaching grammar and creative writing. Since grammar is a set of rules, using these rules makes writing easier. As far as creative writing is concerned, I have helped my students to brainstorm, and think of creative ways to entertain, inform or persuade the reader. The student is in control!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I haven't taught geometry in a regular classroom, but have taught some in small groups or one-on-one. Have also taught pre-geometry throughout the K-8 grades, since geometry deals with shapes and working with those shapes that include perimeter, area, angles, etc.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Since I was in first grade (a long time ago) I have been writing in cursive. As a third grade teacher I taught cursive, and expected my students to practice and practice to perfect this wonderful way of writing. Actually cursive is easier than printing, and also faster. Cursive was recently removed from most schools because of the Common Core, but is back into the curriculum of some states, Ohio being one of those states.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have actually been teaching prealgebra math throughout my years of teaching and tutoring and used it during my years as a computer programmer. Since prealgebra math covers all the math from Kindergarten on, it is something that starts right from the beginning of formal schooling with number sense. The most important thing that I try to accomplish is to get my students comfortable working with the 10 numbers in our number system - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and then moving on from there to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.
Reading,

Reading

I have had 20+ years of experience teaching and/or tutoring K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio. Reading has always been an important subject because once "we learn to read", then we continue to "read to learn". I have always tried to focus in instilling a love of reading and have tried to develop strategies that will help a student better comprehend what they read. I want to make sure my students have an understanding of phonics and the vocabulary that grows from the understanding.
Spelling,

Spelling

I "carry" phonics into my teaching of spelling. They really do work hand-in-hand. So when my students are learning letter sounds and words, then I encourage them to use what they know and hear and produce written words correctly. This usually works!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.
Writing,

Writing

Regardless of the grade level, when I teach students how to write, we go through the process of idea generation, prewriting (where we do not worry about grammar rules), we just want to get our ideas written down. Then we go back and check spelling, capitalization, etc., marking up and revising. We ask ourselves why are we writing - are we trying to entertain, inform or persuade. We make sure that we succeed in fulfilling our purpose. We edit what's been written. We let someone else read our work and then we prepare for the final publication and/or presentation. Writing is a process, we really should go through all the steps.
SAT Math

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have had experience helping students prepare for the ACT exam, with a focus on the math section. I worked with students who were attending an alternative high school and wanted to prepare for the ACT, so they could apply for college. What I have found is that some students fall short in certain math areas, but not all. The ACT covers the same strands as the students had in their 12 years of school: number sense, measurement, geometry, algebra and data analysis. I always try to identify the student's strong areas, along with his/her weak areas and see how we can set up a plan.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am WyzAnt-certified in Algebra I and have tutored quite a few students in this subject. I never taught Algebra in a classroom but do feel confident working one-on-one.
Geometry,

Geometry

I haven't taught geometry in a regular classroom, but have taught some in small groups or one-on-one. Have also taught pre-geometry throughout the K-8 grades, since geometry deals with shapes and working with those shapes that include perimeter, area, angles, etc.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have actually been teaching prealgebra math throughout my years of teaching and tutoring and used it during my years as a computer programmer. Since prealgebra math covers all the math from Kindergarten on, it is something that starts right from the beginning of formal schooling with number sense. The most important thing that I try to accomplish is to get my students comfortable working with the 10 numbers in our number system - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and then moving on from there to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.
SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am WyzAnt-certified in Algebra I and have tutored quite a few students in this subject. I never taught Algebra in a classroom but do feel confident working one-on-one.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years I have taught children from K-8 in the four major areas of language arts (reading and writing, speaking and listening), math, science and social studies. The lower grades are my favorite and I have always tried to make learning a fun adventure. I have spent the last 12 years providing one-on-one in home tutoring primarily in math and reading, learning what to do with the 10 numbers and 26 letters that we all need to learn. I do hold a teaching license for grades K-8.
English,

English

Since I am licensed to teach all subjects from K through 8 I have had experience teaching grammar and creative writing. Since grammar is a set of rules, using these rules makes writing easier. As far as creative writing is concerned, I have helped my students to brainstorm, and think of creative ways to entertain, inform or persuade the reader. The student is in control!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I haven't taught geometry in a regular classroom, but have taught some in small groups or one-on-one. Have also taught pre-geometry throughout the K-8 grades, since geometry deals with shapes and working with those shapes that include perimeter, area, angles, etc.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have actually been teaching prealgebra math throughout my years of teaching and tutoring and used it during my years as a computer programmer. Since prealgebra math covers all the math from Kindergarten on, it is something that starts right from the beginning of formal schooling with number sense. The most important thing that I try to accomplish is to get my students comfortable working with the 10 numbers in our number system - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and then moving on from there to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.
Reading,

Reading

I have had 20+ years of experience teaching and/or tutoring K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio. Reading has always been an important subject because once "we learn to read", then we continue to "read to learn". I have always tried to focus in instilling a love of reading and have tried to develop strategies that will help a student better comprehend what they read. I want to make sure my students have an understanding of phonics and the vocabulary that grows from the understanding.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.
Writing

Writing

Regardless of the grade level, when I teach students how to write, we go through the process of idea generation, prewriting (where we do not worry about grammar rules), we just want to get our ideas written down. Then we go back and check spelling, capitalization, etc., marking up and revising. We ask ourselves why are we writing - are we trying to entertain, inform or persuade. We make sure that we succeed in fulfilling our purpose. We edit what's been written. We let someone else read our work and then we prepare for the final publication and/or presentation. Writing is a process, we really should go through all the steps.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

Over the past ten years I have tutored a number of students diagnosed with ADHD, both on medication and not on medication. The diagnosis. in my opinion, is secondary to learning. All my students have been individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses. I have always evaluated their strengths, then looked for ways to implement them to lessen the weaknesses. I've been fairly successful by teaching coping skills, to help them stay focused. I've taken courses on special needs to maintain my teaching license and to learn new approaches.
Phonics,

Phonics

During my years of teaching and tutoring I have always dealt directly or indirectly with the sounds of the 26 letters in our alphabet. It is rather difficult to learn English (reading and spelling) if we don't use the sounds of the letters. I have had lots of fun with the my Pre-K, K, grade 1 and 2 students to learn all the letters and sounds and words that make them readers and spellers. I've taught phonics to speakers of other languages, at both the elementary and secondary education level. I personally have not taught any other way to learn to read and spell other than phonics.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

The term “special needs” can have a variety of definitions and explanations. I personally brought up a child with special needs who had her unique learning style and I in turn was able to come up with a variety of teaching methods to address her uniqueness. I have been involved writing IEPs for children with epilepsy, ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, intellectually delayed. I have taken courses in Special Ed subjects to keep my teaching certificate active and up-to-date. I have never taught to the special need, I teach the student what they need to know to "succeed."
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am WyzAnt-certified in Algebra I and have tutored quite a few students in this subject. I never taught Algebra in a classroom but do feel confident working one-on-one.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years I have taught children from K-8 in the four major areas of language arts (reading and writing, speaking and listening), math, science and social studies. The lower grades are my favorite and I have always tried to make learning a fun adventure. I have spent the last 12 years providing one-on-one in home tutoring primarily in math and reading, learning what to do with the 10 numbers and 26 letters that we all need to learn. I do hold a teaching license for grades K-8.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a second and/or foreign language to a few students. The native language of my students was Chinese. I have worked with conversational and academic English speaking, listening, reading and writing. English is the same, regardless of one's native language and English is my only language so we have to work with non-verbal language (universal) as well.
GED,

GED

Over the years I have helped a number of students with GED prep. What I have found is that you, as a student, have to recall many things that you learned in school, right from Kindergarten all the way through elementary, middle and high school. As a teacher I want you to be able to recall, or maybe even learn for the first time, the skills needed to pass the GED battery of tests: writing, social studies, science, reading and math. I also want you to feel good about what you are recalling or learning and feel great about your accomplishments. I feel wonderful when I find out that my student has PASSED!
Geometry,

Geometry

I haven't taught geometry in a regular classroom, but have taught some in small groups or one-on-one. Have also taught pre-geometry throughout the K-8 grades, since geometry deals with shapes and working with those shapes that include perimeter, area, angles, etc.
Reading,

Reading

I have had 20+ years of experience teaching and/or tutoring K-8 in both Massachusetts and Ohio. Reading has always been an important subject because once "we learn to read", then we continue to "read to learn". I have always tried to focus in instilling a love of reading and have tried to develop strategies that will help a student better comprehend what they read. I want to make sure my students have an understanding of phonics and the vocabulary that grows from the understanding.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills both informally and formally at all grade levels. The earlier skills are taught and learned the better off the student is. I have taught students to use color-coded index cards to learn subject-specific and everyday vocabulary. I have strongly advised what a quiet study/work area should look like (lighting, seating, noise level, reference material, etc). I have taught note-taking so that the student could use a binder to keep notes from the different subjects being covered at any given time. I've shared acronyms so it is easy to remember things we might forget (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). The earlier one learns how to study the bigger the rewards.
Writing,

Writing

Regardless of the grade level, when I teach students how to write, we go through the process of idea generation, prewriting (where we do not worry about grammar rules), we just want to get our ideas written down. Then we go back and check spelling, capitalization, etc., marking up and revising. We ask ourselves why are we writing - are we trying to entertain, inform or persuade. We make sure that we succeed in fulfilling our purpose. We edit what's been written. We let someone else read our work and then we prepare for the final publication and/or presentation. Writing is a process, we really should go through all the steps.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have worked with students on a number of post-secondary tests, including the ACT. I have found that all test prep includes a review of grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, etc. that were learned in upper elementary and secondary education classrooms. Most students learn how to "retrieve" information that they have stored away in long-term memory! I love watching the light bulbs light up.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have had experience helping students prepare for the ACT exam, with a focus on the math section. I worked with students who were attending an alternative high school and wanted to prepare for the ACT, so they could apply for college. What I have found is that some students fall short in certain math areas, but not all. The ACT covers the same strands as the students had in their 12 years of school: number sense, measurement, geometry, algebra and data analysis. I always try to identify the student's strong areas, along with his/her weak areas and see how we can set up a plan.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have worked with a number of students who were preparing for the ASVAB, particularly in the area of Math. I know that the Math portion causes you to recall the Math you had throughout your middle and high school years in both computation and problem solving. The reading and vocabulary sections don't require the knowledge of as many skills and concepts as the math. But when I tutor I always include some good study skills that will help with all areas of the ASVAB.
Common Core,

Common Core

For the past three to four years the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have made their debut in many schools across the country. I have been tutoring during these three to four years, have acquired copies of the standards and have reflected these standards as I teach math and reading to students K through 8. Adjustments have to be made, particularly helping parents to understand what the CCSS are, and providing the parents with guides that have been written by different organizations including the National PTA. Common Core is NOT a subject but rather a set of standards primarily in Math and Language Arts.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

My experience with the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is one where I teach test-taking techniques and review material that has been learned and retained. My methodology also includes reviewing the expectations of the test and the student's studying skills and habits. If time allows (weeks or months before the test) I help the student reinforce some of those areas where a comfort zone has not yet been reached. The Cooperative Admissions Examination (COOP) covers similar material, and when helping students prepare for this test, I have followed the same steps as for the HSPT.
GED,

GED

Over the years I have helped a number of students with GED prep. What I have found is that you, as a student, have to recall many things that you learned in school, right from Kindergarten all the way through elementary, middle and high school. As a teacher I want you to be able to recall, or maybe even learn for the first time, the skills needed to pass the GED battery of tests: writing, social studies, science, reading and math. I also want you to feel good about what you are recalling or learning and feel great about your accomplishments. I feel wonderful when I find out that my student has PASSED!
GRE,

GRE

Test prep for the GRE is the process of reviewing analytical, verbal and mathematical skills and processes. I have prepared myself to take the GRE and passed. Test prep involves learning testing strategies, and recalling and reviewing previously learned skills from secondary and post-secondary experiences or learning one of the skills for the first time (due to being unable to "retrieve the information").
ISEE,

ISEE

My experience with the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is one where I teach test-taking techniques and review material that has been learned and retained. My methodology also includes reviewing the expectations of the test and the student's studying skills and habits. If time allows (weeks or months before the test) I help the student reinforce some of those areas where a comfort zone has not yet been reached.
Praxis,

Praxis

Over the past couple of years I have tutored students who are preparing to become teachers. I have found the Praxis Core of Reading, Writing and Math tests are quite similar to the ACT Compass tests used to enter other fields of endeavor at the college level. As my students prepare for the Praxis they are required to recall and retrieve information that they have stored away in long-term memory. My job is to have the students review what they know, or re-learn certain aspects in both Language Arts and Math. And, of course, develop some testing strategies in preparation for taking the Core tests.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have had some experience preparing students to take the SSAT, including both preparation in the academics as well as test-taking strategies. Since it is a test given to students entering grades 3 through 12, I focus on the student's current level and help them retrieve the concepts and skills they have managed to "file away" in their long-term memory. So my strategy is dependent on whether the child is going to be taking the lower level, middle level or upper level test. We discuss the format of the test and review sample questions. Doing this allows me to determine what the subsequent steps will be.
ACT Reading, SAT Math, TOEFL

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Great Teacher,Understanding

She is a very great teacher.She takes as much time needed for the student to understand.She takes her time and is awesome explaining what is wrong.Very patient and hears what the student would like to do.

Jose , 9 lessons with Elaine

Elaine does a great job with my daughter!

Elaine has a lot a patience and works very well with my daughter! Elaine has been able to keep my daughter focused on her work!

Robin, 221 lessons with Elaine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Elaine took the time to find out my daughter's needs and goals. She did an assessment to determine my daughters strengths and weaknesses. Elaine gave input on how to study based on the assessment. Very helpful.

Kay, 1 lesson with Elaine

Helpful, kind tutor

Elaine was prepared and knowledgeable. She knew the material well and was very helpful. I'd definitely recommend her for others who need help with the ISEE or HSPT.

Kelly, 1 lesson with Elaine

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Elaine has a way about her that makes her a one of a kind teacher! My son William just turned 13. He respects Elaine greatly and always looks forward to his lessons with her. She is always flexible if we need to make a change and offers alternatives to me, the father, so that my son can get his lesson in for the week. Currently, Elaine is helping my son get ready for his High School Entrance Exam. She not only works on the different topics he’ll be tested on, but also strategies to help him perform at his personal best. With Elaine’s help, William has gained confidence and has received high scores on all of his practice exams. Lastly, Elaine has been a great help to my son in his regular day to day subjects in school. So, she tutors William for the H.S. Entrance Exam as well as core subjects in school if my son needs help or he just needs to review for a test.

William, 57 lessons with Elaine

Excellent first session

Prior to Elaine's first session with my daughter, she sent a diagnostic assessment for her to complete. During the session, they went over the results, which were quite accurate and helped Elaine to narrow in on my daughter's needs. Elaine speaks with kindness and understanding in her tone, but also with the firmness that my daughter needs (and won't take from me)! We look forward to the next session.

Sara, 3 lessons with Elaine

First Lesson Went Great

Elaine is helping my daughter with common core math. My daughter enjoyed the first lesson and said that Elaine was very good at explaining the math problems to her. I felt that Elaine was very passionate about math and teaching and I am looking forward to weekly lessons. Tiffany B.

Tiffany, 2 lessons with Elaine

Great Tutor

I had taken the core Math Praxis exam previously and did not do very well. After only a couple hours Elaine was able to add to my math knowledge and increase my confidence. On my second attempt I passed the test with room to spare. Thank you Elaine. You made the difference.

Brandon, 2 lessons with Elaine
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My son said, Elaine was patient and kind when reviewing math concepts. She helped him to have a better understanding about fractions. Looking forward to next lesson. Thank you.

Angela, 9 lessons with Elaine

Knowledgeable and patient

Elaine has been very helpful with me ACT prep. She is really good with uncovering what needs to be improved and giving test tips. I have and would recommend her to my friends.

Shannon, 8 lessons with Elaine
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