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Elizabeth C.

Highly Effective Writing/English teacher; Essay Specialist

Highly Effective Writing/English teacher; Essay Specialist

$60/hour

  • 726 hours tutoring

  • Drexel Hill, PA 19026

"College Essay Tutor"

Karen, 5 lessons with Elizabeth

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About Elizabeth


Bio

I am an experienced and passionate English teacher. Currently, I teach high school English and college level Writing, and I've been a teacher for 12 years. My teaching subjects include American Literature, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism and Creative Writing, as well as Science Writing, basic and advanced Composition, and post-Cold War European politics. For academic work, I specialize in critical reading and writing, though I can also help with subject...

I am an experienced and passionate English teacher. Currently, I teach high school English and college level Writing, and I've been a teacher for 12 years. My teaching subjects include American Literature, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism and Creative Writing, as well as Science Writing, basic and advanced Composition, and post-Cold War European politics.

For academic work, I specialize in critical reading and writing, though I can also help with subjects such as social studies, biology, and philosophy.

Study skills are important to me: I help students learn to read faster, remember what they read, and improve their comprehension and literary analysis skills. I have many tips to help my students manage their time, overcome procrastination, take quality notes, and become lifelong learners.

I especially like to help students with papers, college application essays, and SAT essays.. My own writing has been published in prominent literary journals and I have also won writing awards (I also have two books out). A few of my college essay students got into Harvard (not to brag…but we worked on their essays for two months. I love working with students helping them tell their personal stories and shape their essays into sophisticated, memorable pieces that will get the attention of admissions committees).

For SAT and ACT prep, I help students master the Writing and Verbal sections, and I have taught and still teach fast-paced, serious SAT classes in a private enrichment academy. My SAT/ACT essay class is especially popular, and I help many students who begin the course with shaky English writing skills to write excellent timed essays.

Remember me if your student needs essay help, SAT prep, or to get ahead in English class! I look forward to your inquiry and will respond as soon as I can.


Education

Sarah Lawrence College
Liberal Arts
University of Iowa, MFA
Other
AP English trained instructor, ACT test writer, SAT prep
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Drexel Hill, PA 19026
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/21/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced ACT tutor and, in fact, have written portions of these exams for ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As an English teacher and a former writer of the ACT reading section, and as a tutor and workshop leader with a record of raising ACT scores (in each subject) by an average of 6 points (e.g., 26 to 32), there is no tutor better equipped than I to help students with this section.
English,

English

My years of experience as an English teacher (American Lit, AP English Language, AP English Literature, creative writing and Journalism) enable me to help students in a wide variety of grades. I love to discuss and assign books, and I can teach anyone how to be a more effective writer.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Literature,

Literature

Literature is my passion, and as an experienced Literature teacher at both the high school and college level (I also help middle schoolers in tutoring sessions), I have the skills and the background to help all my students understand what they read and learn how to write effective papers about works of literature.
Reading,

Reading

Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring for SAT Verbal sections for several years, helping both advanced and remedial students increase their SAT scores. I know the strategy, and I know what students need to learn and study, and when I take the SAT--as I often do--I always get a top score.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Teaching the SAT essay is one of the things I do best. I have also worked as an SAT essay grader. Therefore, I know the secrets to success on the SAT essay and the SAT writing multiple-choice questions!
Writing,

Writing

As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I was a Philosophy major in college, and I love to help students understand the big ideas in life.

Homeschool

English,

English

My years of experience as an English teacher (American Lit, AP English Language, AP English Literature, creative writing and Journalism) enable me to help students in a wide variety of grades. I love to discuss and assign books, and I can teach anyone how to be a more effective writer.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Reading,

Reading

Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring for SAT Verbal sections for several years, helping both advanced and remedial students increase their SAT scores. I know the strategy, and I know what students need to learn and study, and when I take the SAT--as I often do--I always get a top score.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
Writing

Writing

As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.

Most Popular

English,

English

My years of experience as an English teacher (American Lit, AP English Language, AP English Literature, creative writing and Journalism) enable me to help students in a wide variety of grades. I love to discuss and assign books, and I can teach anyone how to be a more effective writer.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Reading,

Reading

Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
Writing

Writing

As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have helped hundreds of high school students decide where to apply to college, how to complete their college essays and other important application questions, and I have pointed many students in the direction of colleges they hadn't known about that turned out to be excellent fits for them.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I was a Philosophy major in college, and I love to help students understand the big ideas in life.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I was a Philosophy major in college, and I love to help students understand the big ideas in life.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Reading,

Reading

Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
Writing

Writing

As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced ACT tutor and, in fact, have written portions of these exams for ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As an English teacher and a former writer of the ACT reading section, and as a tutor and workshop leader with a record of raising ACT scores (in each subject) by an average of 6 points (e.g., 26 to 32), there is no tutor better equipped than I to help students with this section.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have helped hundreds of high school students decide where to apply to college, how to complete their college essays and other important application questions, and I have pointed many students in the direction of colleges they hadn't known about that turned out to be excellent fits for them.
PSAT,

PSAT

Not only do I tutor in the SAT, but I also tutor for the PSAT (of course). I have helped countless students get ready for these standardized tests, and I have had much success and many satisfied customers.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring for SAT Verbal sections for several years, helping both advanced and remedial students increase their SAT scores. I know the strategy, and I know what students need to learn and study, and when I take the SAT--as I often do--I always get a top score.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Teaching the SAT essay is one of the things I do best. I have also worked as an SAT essay grader. Therefore, I know the secrets to success on the SAT essay and the SAT writing multiple-choice questions!
SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (238 ratings)
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(214)
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Reviews


Great tutor at writing

Elizabeth is such a great teacher. She is patient and knowledgeable. My kid loves her. I strongly recommend her to you if your kids are struggling with writing.

Hui, 1 lesson with Elizabeth

great help

Elizabeth covered a lot of ground with my daughter today. She is completing her work and learning new techniques along the way.

Maggie, 34 lessons with Elizabeth

Explained things in a way my daughter could understand

She helped my daughter with her paragraph transitions, thesis statement, being more specific and informed her about helpful websites for enriching homework reading. My daughter felt she explained things in a way my daughter could understand, was friendly, and was patient with her.

Suzanne, 1 lesson with Elizabeth

Connects well

All three of my children found Elizabeth to be very helpful for SAT prep. She connects well with students.

Jen, 6 lessons with Elizabeth

Great Tutor!

Elizabeth was a great tutor. She taught me exactly what I needed to do to accomplish my goal for writing a good essay for my GRE Argument exam. She was very knowledgeable and great to work with. I would definitely call her again in the future if I ever needed help with any other type of writing assignments.

Dina, 1 lesson with Elizabeth

Great tutor on writing

My son had the first session with Elizabeth. Elizabeth is an expert in writing area, and gave detailed suggestions to my son. My son likes her teaching style. She also had assignment and follow-up after instruction. I think Elizabeth is the right teacher to help my son improve writing skills.

Wendong, 8 lessons with Elizabeth

A Great Tutor!

Elizabeth was extremely knowledgeable about what was needed for my son to help increase his grades in school. She provided tips and recommendations that were useful and right on target. She was extremely patient and took the time to explain and provide examples of test situations and improved my son's writing skills. Her teaching style was not overwhelming, with interesting conversations which are not confusing. I highly recommend her and I think she's a terrific tutor.

Lynn, 41 lessons with Elizabeth

Provided real life examples to take my daughter to the next level to increase her SAT Scores

Elizabeth was extremely knowledgeable about what was needed for my daughter to increase her Reading and Writing SAT score. She provided tips and recommendations that were useful and right on target. She was extremely patient and took the time to explain and provide examples of test situations and then worked with my daughter step by step to provide her with the tools that she needed to get to the next testing level. Her teaching style was not overwhelming which was perfect to defuse the stress that SAT's can bring to students. I highly recommend her and wish we had used her from the beginning.

Beth, 6 lessons with Elizabeth

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