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Elizabeth C.

Milton, PA

$40/hour

Math, Science, and English tutoring in one spot!

Background check passed as of 10/8/15
4.9 average from 114 ratings
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— Jean, Catawissa, PA on 2/11/13

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University of Albany
BA Anthropology, BA History
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Albany (BA Anthropology, BA History)

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (Graduate Coursework)

About Elizabeth

I remember how disassociated and bored I felt when I had difficulty understanding classwork in high school and junior high, so I understand the importance of helping students to understand (and not just memorize) the concepts that they are expected to learn.

In my last few years with Wyzant (Check out the sweet 700 hour badge up there!) , I've found that I enjoy bringing understanding to algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus so much that I've taken to tutoring FULL TIME. Now I can work with so many more of you to help you achieve all of your goals.

Whether you are looking for a tutor to help you get prepped for SAT reading or ACT math, a regular support to bolster you in a tough topic like trigonometry through your school year, or someone to proofread your papers , I can provide what you need. I work with you to determine how you work best and then I will reinterpret the lessons you struggle with into a manner that is compatible with you.

Thanks to Wyzant's new online classroom, I can even work with you on the spot - which is handy when you suddenly realize you're over your head in your precalculus problem set.

I am experienced with students from kindergarten to college, public and private school, homeschool and cyberschool. I approach every session to maximize a student's understanding and value. Please reach out to me if you or your student need an extra boost to succeed, we will form a great team!
I remember how disassociated and bored I felt when I had difficulty understanding classwork in high school and junior high, so I understand the importance of helping students to understand (and not just memorize) the concepts that they are expected to learn.

In my last few years with Wyzant (Check out the sweet 700 hour badge up
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Milton, PA 17847
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"Wonderful!"

- Jean, Catawissa, PA on 2/11/13

"Elizabeth is knowledgeable and Patient"

- Allan, Lewisburg, PA on 11/1/15

"Great teaching style"

- Afsheen, Crystal Lake, IL on 10/20/15

"Professional, personable, and patient"

- Beverly, Danville, PA on 2/20/13
Elizabeth replied on 9/16/2013

Thank you so much for such amazing feedback. I have truly enjoyed working with your family to help your grandson succeed during the 12-13 school year, and the 13-14 school year is starting off strong as well. I'm so glad that we matched up and have such a strong connection!

"Great!"

- Chris, Watsontown, PA on 2/8/13

"Great Tutor Elizabeth C.! Highly Recommend"

- Lisa, Danville, PA on 10/18/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, AFOQT, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I have a BA in Anthropology and I am currently working towards my MA. My undergraduate training was in a four-field Anthropology program: biological/physical anthro, archaeology, cultural/social anthro, and archaeology. My graduate program is a three-field program, and I have presented papers of original research at regional, national, and international anthropology conferences.

While lately my focus has been on the archaeology subfield, because I work with recent sites (less than 200 years old) I still pull a great deal from cultural and political anthropological theory. Also, with my graduate assistantship, I have had myriad opportunities to work with paleo and forensic applications of biological anthropology.

Archaeology

I have a BA in anthropology with a focus on Archaeology and am currently working toward my MA in Anthropology with a focus on Historical Archaeology at the University of Tennessee. Also, between the two degrees, I worked for the National Park Service in Cultural Resource Management. On top of all this, I have presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Society for Historical Archaeology, and the Society for Industrial Archaeology. Through my graduate assistantship I teach the basics of Tennessee Archaeology to students from kindergarten through high school already. I have contributed to a book on Tennessee Archaeology assembled by the University of Tennessee Anthropology Department, currently undergoing final edits before publication.

I really enjoy archaeology, which is why I chose to pursue it as a career choice. Through my many years in the field, I have become very familiar with method, theory, and history. I have extensive knowledge of artifacts from lithics (stone tools) up to bakelite (early 20th century plastic) and then some.

Public Speaking

I feel odd typing about how I am qualified in public speaking. I feel like I should make a persuasive speech like I first learned in 8th grade. My job requires me to speak in front of large groups multiple times a day on varying topics to many different audiences. I might talk about dinosaurs with 2nd grade students, or I might discuss nuances of ancient Chinese ceramic manufacture with an interested senior group. I have even presented on my thesis topic, Industrial Archaeology, at national and international conferences filled with field experts.

I did not start as a superb public speaker, few people do, but I have learned the core of successful public speaking. First, be comfortable speaking in front of people. Second, be familiar with the material. Third, tailor the speech to the audience. While outlining these skills is simple, implementing them is rather difficult to new public speakers. I look forward to working with students, whether it is on polishing their speeches, on refining their presentation styles, or even on gaining confidence to speak in front of their peers.

Study Skills

I am working on my MA, so I have been known to study a great deal. Through my 20 years of education and counting, I have implemented many different study techniques, and I have been a part of many group study sessions. Additionally, as I am currently a museum educator, I must be flexible in my approach on subjects because not all students have similar learning styles.

I can assist students in creating a receptive study area, and I can work with parents in beneficial ways to assist their kids when approached for help. Also, I can work with the students in finding which study techniques work for them. Some learn best by rote memorization, others learn by doing, and others might learn best through visualizing problems or procedures. Still other students learn through more tactile means and need props to assist in studying. I have used all of these methods in different subjects through my learning career, and in this personal setting of tutoring I will be able to provide personal attention so that students can enjoyably learn their coursework.

University of Albany
BA Anthropology, BA History
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Albany (BA Anthropology, BA History)

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (Graduate Coursework)

Wonderful! — Elizabeth has been fantastic! She has provided a great review of algebra. She communicates timely. The first session was great! She provides good supplementary work sheets. She is easy going and relates with our daughter. She builds off of the previous session and provides our daughter with short cuts for math for the SAT. She is doing a beautiful job in explaining the math principles. Our ...

— Jean, Catawissa, PA on 2/11/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 30 miles of Milton, PA 17847.