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Houston native, born and raised! I have a degree in English Literature with a minor in World Cultures and Literatures from the University of Houston. I went from a high school graduate at the bottom of the third quarter to a Magna Cum Laude university graduate, simply because I applied myself to the task and taught myself study skills I'd never had in high school. I pass on those same skills to my students and continue to apply them in my own work as a tutor: I work to stay a step ahead of my...
Houston native, born and raised! I have a degree in English Literature with a minor in World Cultures and Literatures from the University of Houston. I went from a high school graduate at the bottom of the third quarter to a Magna Cum Laude university graduate, simply because I applied myself to the task and taught myself study skills I'd never had in high school. I pass on those same skills to my students and continue to apply them in my own work as a tutor: I work to stay a step ahead of my students, read as much of the material my students are reading as I can. I also routinely create new lessons tailored to students' specific needs.
My methods and assignments for teaching reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary are my own invention, developed through years of observation and experience to fill in the gaps created by test-driven curriculum and conventional worksheets.
I believe that doing well in verbal subjects requires a balance of two factors: 1, understanding what the teachers want and giving it to them ("Give the people what they want", I often say), and 2, figuring out what you, the student, have to say about a subject. Have an opinion! Then you combine your thoughts with the teacher's expectations in a thoughtful, logical sequence. Sound difficult? It's really not! I'm here to show you how to make that happen. And once you learn it, you might not even need me anymore...and I'm okay with that. My way is to teach students how to fish rather than do the fishing for them. I believe this approach to teaching, as well as reliability and ability to work with diverse personalities, is what makes me a client favorite.
I've found that when it comes to tutoring, there are as many student goals as there are students. Everyone is different: A football player who must maintain a B in English but can't make heads or tails of Pride and Prejudice...a valedictorian used to succeeding through sheer determination, but scared to death she doesn't have anything worthy to say in her personal statement to her dream col
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Excellent tutor and very easy to work with.
Lisa is an excellent tutor. She is always on time and very well prepared. She is very knowledgeable in her subjects. She tailors her lessons around my son's learning style. She keeps him engaged during the lessons. He has learned to work smarter, not harder and has become more efficient. She is very easy to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone! We have referred friends who have also had excellent results and positive experiences with her.Brigitte, 225 lessons with Lisa
great wealth of knowledge
Lisa knows her stuff!!!! Not only is my daughter improving with her writing but her standardized test scores went up big time!Valerie, 34 lessons with Lisa
knowledgeable and encouraging tutor
Lisa worked with my son for almost 2 months to prepare him for the ISEE test. She was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and easy to work with. She even had homework for him between lessons which I loved. My son is well prepared and feels so much more confident after working with Lisa.Danielle, 6 lessons with Lisa
Engaging and connected tutor
Lisa connected with my daughter, who is zoom-weary already and was reluctant to add more at home schoolwork. She found common ground with her and soon I heard engaging conversation and laughter! She tailored her style to what I knew my daughter needed and to what she learned in their first session.AMY, 2 lessons with Lisa
Excellent tutor! Very knowledgeable, organized and professional. My daughter really enjoys lessons. She feels that she is learning a lot from lessons. Lisa also help my daughter with application and her suggestions were so right and appropriate. She also took time to explain reason for corrections.Luda, 4 lessons with Lisa
She is a good teacher because she is kind and patient
Thank you for your faith in me and cheer me up all the time. It doesn't matter if I got something wrong you always see something good on it: thanks to that I want to continue learning.Stefanie, 7 lessons with Lisa
Knowldgeable, Reliable, punctual. I was skeptical at first since we were looking for male tutor that be close by home but we have been happy with finding Lisa and worth driving 30 minutes to get to her.Megan, 8 lessons with Lisa
Excellent English Teacher
Lisa did an excellent job with my son Edgar the first half of year 2016. She made sure that he is focusing more on his English study (reading and writing). I looking forward to finish this year Teaching my kid. Excellent Job.Boutros, 49 lessons with Lisa
Creative and patient tutor
Lisa motivated student to express his feeling, view and vision through writing. I am very glad that she can be my son's tutor. In the past few weeks, my son has progressed a lot from a free style writer into a more rational, yet focused writer. Highly recommended Lisa to the family whom is looking for a skilled, responsible and knowledgable tutor.Demi, 94 lessons with Lisa
Lisa was very patient with our son and truly enjoys her work. She helped with a college essay. Highly recommend her.Jenny, 7 lessons with Lisa
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