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Lisa M.

Student-Centered Support for Every Learner

Student-Centered Support for Every Learner

$65/hour

  • 371 hours tutoring

  • Irving, TX 75063

"Patient, kind and makes the lesson enjoyable for my daughter. "

Bart, 28 lessons with Lisa

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About Lisa


Bio

Greetings! I'm happy for the chance to share with you my love of and passion for education. My name is Lisa, or Mrs. M. if you like, and I am a long-time resident of North Texas. I work as a Reading Interventionist for Dallas ISD through a local not-for-profit. Throughout the week, I meet with dozens of 1st-2nd grade students who need extra reading practice and support, both in and after school. Before working with Dallas ISD, I taught English as a Foreign Language in Nepal, and also w...

Greetings! I'm happy for the chance to share with you my love of and passion for education.

My name is Lisa, or Mrs. M. if you like, and I am a long-time resident of North Texas. I work as a Reading Interventionist for Dallas ISD through a local not-for-profit. Throughout the week, I meet with dozens of 1st-2nd grade students who need extra reading practice and support, both in and after school.

Before working with Dallas ISD, I taught English as a Foreign Language in Nepal, and also worked as a Teacher Trainer. Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, in various subject areas: P/SAT/ACT/ISEE prep, High School English, Literature, and Algebra, UIL Number Sense, elementary reading and math, and study skills. Currently, I tutor students ages 5 - 16, in everything from Algebra II to handwriting.

I believe in setting high expectations for all students, and pride myself in creating a supportive environment where students can be bold in their learning! I see myself as a facilitator who is there to guide students as they discover their own strengths and interests, while ensuring they have the skills base to excel in whatever their future endeavors may be!

I am a Spalding Certified educator with extensive experience using Guided Reading and Orton-Gillingham methods in the classroom. My approach is always multisensory: integrating spoken language with the written word, with tactile engagement. I have an extensive library of intervention and enrichment resources from which to pull. I'm well versed in Common Core and "New" Math, and enjoy learning how each of my students learns, so that I can complement their learning style and support them on their academic journey.

Whether your student is struggling with decoding, confused by "New Math", or just wants to strengthen their study skills, I would be honored to assist. Please don't hesitate to get in touch! I will respond to your inquiry within the day.

Tutoring Policies:

Standard in-home rate: $65 /hr
Test Prep Rate: $90 /1.5 hr session
Travel: 1 hr minimum for lessons occurring outside a 10 mile radius of 75063.

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel a tutoring session, please provide 24 hours notice. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will incur a cancellation fee equal to the current hourly rate.


Education

Southern Methodist University
Sociology and Human Rights

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Are you a prospective client? Take me up on a free consultation session! In-person rates vary based on location and session length.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Irving, TX 75063
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I work as a reading interventionist in Dallas ISD with 1st and 2nd grade students who are at least 6 months behind in reading. In addition, I have worked for 4 years as a math tutor in basic math and number sense. The lessons I deliver are cross-curricular; I maintain an extensive library of resources across all elementary subjects. I am a certified Elementary Educator in the state of Texas.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways, including Elementary Math.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a Spalding Certified instructor, my approach is multi-sensory - including correct writing position and letter formation. I have experience assisting dyslexic and dysgraphic students. My methods are explicit, systematic, and student centered. I can teach manuscript and cursive.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have extensive experience with Orton-Gillingham phonics methods, most notably Spalding Method and Saxon Phonics. As a full-time reading interventionist, I work exclusively with students who are 6 months or more behind in reading - the vast majority of our time is spent on decoding and word study. The resources available to me can guarantee that students will have the opportunity to learn in an engaging, multi-sensory environment.
Reading,

Reading

Spalding Certified Language Arts Teacher Experienced Classroom Instructor
Spelling,

Spelling

I work as a full-time Reading Specialist, working with students who are typically at least 6 months behind in reading. Decoding - or sounding out - and spelling patterns are at the heart of reading in English! I have an extensive knowledge of the patterns and rules that govern English spelling. Let me share with you these rules and patterns, and the innovative, game based materials I use to teach them!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a certified teacher with the experience and resource access you need to help your student succeed! As a Reading Specialist it truly is my job to help students grow their vocabulary so they can better understand what they read and better articulate their thoughts and ideas. Let me share with you the innovative, interactive resources at my disposal that will help your child excel.
Grammar

English

Reading,

Reading

Spalding Certified Language Arts Teacher Experienced Classroom Instructor
Spelling,

Spelling

I work as a full-time Reading Specialist, working with students who are typically at least 6 months behind in reading. Decoding - or sounding out - and spelling patterns are at the heart of reading in English! I have an extensive knowledge of the patterns and rules that govern English spelling. Let me share with you these rules and patterns, and the innovative, game based materials I use to teach them!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a certified teacher with the experience and resource access you need to help your student succeed! As a Reading Specialist it truly is my job to help students grow their vocabulary so they can better understand what they read and better articulate their thoughts and ideas. Let me share with you the innovative, interactive resources at my disposal that will help your child excel.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 2. I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and have a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I work as a reading interventionist in Dallas ISD with 1st and 2nd grade students who are at least 6 months behind in reading. In addition, I have worked for 4 years as a math tutor in basic math and number sense. The lessons I deliver are cross-curricular; I maintain an extensive library of resources across all elementary subjects. I am a certified Elementary Educator in the state of Texas.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a Spalding Certified instructor, my approach is multi-sensory - including correct writing position and letter formation. I have experience assisting dyslexic and dysgraphic students. My methods are explicit, systematic, and student centered. I can teach manuscript and cursive.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways, including Prealgebra.
Reading,

Reading

Spalding Certified Language Arts Teacher Experienced Classroom Instructor
Spelling,

Spelling

I work as a full-time Reading Specialist, working with students who are typically at least 6 months behind in reading. Decoding - or sounding out - and spelling patterns are at the heart of reading in English! I have an extensive knowledge of the patterns and rules that govern English spelling. Let me share with you these rules and patterns, and the innovative, game based materials I use to teach them!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.
English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 2. I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and have a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways, including Prealgebra.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 2. I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and have a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I work as a reading interventionist in Dallas ISD with 1st and 2nd grade students who are at least 6 months behind in reading. In addition, I have worked for 4 years as a math tutor in basic math and number sense. The lessons I deliver are cross-curricular; I maintain an extensive library of resources across all elementary subjects. I am a certified Elementary Educator in the state of Texas.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways, including Prealgebra.
Reading,

Reading

Spalding Certified Language Arts Teacher Experienced Classroom Instructor
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.
English, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have extensive experience with Orton-Gillingham phonics methods, most notably Spalding Method and Saxon Phonics. As a full-time reading interventionist, I work exclusively with students who are 6 months or more behind in reading - the vast majority of our time is spent on decoding and word study. The resources available to me can guarantee that students will have the opportunity to learn in an engaging, multi-sensory environment.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. However, throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, primarily in mathematical subject areas, including Algebra 2. I have a thorough understanding of "Common Core / New Math," and have a gift for explaining concepts in concrete yet elegant ways.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I work as a reading interventionist in Dallas ISD with 1st and 2nd grade students who are at least 6 months behind in reading. In addition, I have worked for 4 years as a math tutor in basic math and number sense. The lessons I deliver are cross-curricular; I maintain an extensive library of resources across all elementary subjects. I am a certified Elementary Educator in the state of Texas.
Reading,

Reading

Spalding Certified Language Arts Teacher Experienced Classroom Instructor
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a private tutor, I teach strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels, and when preparing for standardized tests. I begin by interviewing and observing students as they work, to see what their relative strengths are and where they have room for growth. I also gather information from family and teachers regarding assignment schedules and class expectations. Observations and interviews give me the information I need to make meaningful recommendations: altering the study/woek area, changing schedule/calendar systems, prioritizing assignments, and estimating work time. I am also a certified trainer for Pomodoro Technique.
SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ISEE,

ISEE

I have seven years' experience working with students preparing for lower and upper level ISEE. I conduct pre- and post assessments, teach test-taking strategies, and teach content as necessary. I also offer proctored exams in which I observe students as they work, take anecdotal notes, and code test results to create an individualized plan of study.
PSAT,

PSAT

I am a certified teacher, working full time as a Reading Specialist. Throughout my education career I have tutored students privately, in various subject areas: P/SAT/ACT/ISEE prep, High School English, Literature, and Algebra, UIL Number Sense, elementary reading and math, and study skills. Currently, I tutor students ages 5 - 16, in everything from Algebra II to handwriting. My varied and extensive experiences as a tutor make me the ideal Test Prep tutor - I have deep knowledge of many subject areas and am always up to date with what's new in the world of test preparation, including the PSAT.
STAAR,

STAAR

As a full-time, certified elementary education teacher, I have a deep working knowledge of the skills tested on STAAR and what it takes to help students achieve to the best of their ability. I'm here to share my expertise, experience, and resources with you!
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor!

We love Lisa! She is great with our son and he looks forward to his lessons. I highly recommend her.

Lorenda , 24 lessons with Lisa

Knowledgeable and fun tutor!

Lisa was very creative in the way she assessed my daughter and made it a very fun discovery for both of them! I look forward to seeing their progress!

Kem, 9 lessons with Lisa

A difference maker!

Lisa has worked with my 16 year old son, a sophomore, for the last 5 months, and was able to help him improve his results from "C"s to "A"s and "B"s. My son has really struggled with English, and also has had issues with organization, study habits, and follow up in all his subjects. Lisa was quick to recognize the issues, and come up with ways to help him with it. She also was able to "relate and connect" with him to get him to open up about his struggles. She was also very good to work with in scheduling, and effective with keeping him on track.

Jay, 47 lessons with Lisa

Very Patient & Creative

Lisa has been working with our daughter for several weeks now. My daughter would rather throw a party than work on her hand-writing. But Lisa is very patient with her and tries new things until Abby is engaged. Lisa does a lot of research outside of Abby's lesson to find ways to strengthen her grip and develop her fine motor skills. I would highly recommend Lisa, I'm thankful WyzAnt helped us connect!

Noel, 18 lessons with Lisa

$65/hour

Lisa M.

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