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Lisa G.

Certified Teacher, who Loves Kids (all ages), Math, and English!

Certified Teacher, who Loves Kids (all ages), Math, and English!

$40/hour

  • 742 hours tutoring

  • Springfield, VA 22153

About Lisa


Bio

I am a certified math teacher, experienced tutor, and home-schooling mother of four, who loves children and whose greatest joy is working one-on-one with people to help them realize their full potential. I have a BA (magna cum laude) in elementary education, and 17 combined years of teaching public school math, tutoring mostly middle and high school students, and teaching my own three children. I've been told that I am patient, creative and good at explaining concepts. Other teaching-related...

I am a certified math teacher, experienced tutor, and home-schooling mother of four, who loves children and whose greatest joy is working one-on-one with people to help them realize their full potential. I have a BA (magna cum laude) in elementary education, and 17 combined years of teaching public school math, tutoring mostly middle and high school students, and teaching my own three children. I've been told that I am patient, creative and good at explaining concepts. Other teaching-related jobs I've had include substitute teaching (many ages and subjects), Sunday school teaching, therapy for a boy with autism, and helping with vacation Bible clubs both in the U.S. and the U.K.

I have called the Washington, D.C. area "home" for over five years, and previously lived in California, Nigeria, Illinois, Great Britain, and Jordan. I have appreciated all the states and countries that have hosted me, and I continue to enjoy meeting people from around the world. That's one of the aspects of metro D.C. that I value the most! Other interests of mine (besides math, teaching and travel) include music (especially choral singing), reading (aloud to my family and by myself), spending time outside on walks or playing Frisbee, and visiting my far-flung family.

I do all tutoring sessions in my own home, and look forward to meeting your student.


Education

Wheaton College, IL
Elementary Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Springfield, VA 22153
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/18/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 8 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 8, 11, and 12).
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I'm a certified elementary teacher, with specializations in math and English. I've also home-schooled my own 3 (elementary, middle-school, and high-school) children for the past 11 years. I love math and helping kids understand the important foundations at a young age.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am an elementary school teacher, as well as a home-schooling mom, with years of experience in teaching science in a hands-on way. I include reading, writing and math in my science lessons, but also find it invaluable to have real-life experiences with my students. Sometimes that looks like an experiment; other times it looks like a nature walk. Science comes alive when we use our five senses to explore the world around us.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked on spelling with my home-schooled children for the past 5 years. I use "Spelling Power" to tailor lists to an individual's level. I also use many fun hands-on activities to help correct spellings become second-nature. One of my own children has mild dyslexia, but we've been able to improve her spelling hugely in the past 2 years.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that reading quality literature contributes in so many ways to one's ideas, skills, and maturity.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked on spelling with my home-schooled children for the past 5 years. I use "Spelling Power" to tailor lists to an individual's level. I also use many fun hands-on activities to help correct spellings become second-nature. One of my own children has mild dyslexia, but we've been able to improve her spelling hugely in the past 2 years.
Writing,

Writing

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.
Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra II for a few years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required). Math was my strongest subject when I was in school and I love to help others understand it better!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 8 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 8, 11, and 12).
English,

English

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that reading quality literature contributes in so many ways to one's ideas, skills, and maturity.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and over 5 years' experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in prealgebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. Since prealgebra is critical to future math classes, I take it very seriously. I do my best to keep the learning as practical and hands-on as possible, using word problems, pictures, and topics of interest to the student.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I have tutored SAT math for over 5 years, using SAT preparation books and discussing test-taking strategies.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked on spelling with my home-schooled children for the past 5 years. I use "Spelling Power" to tailor lists to an individual's level. I also use many fun hands-on activities to help correct spellings become second-nature. One of my own children has mild dyslexia, but we've been able to improve her spelling hugely in the past 2 years.
Writing,

Writing

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.
SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra II for a few years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required). Math was my strongest subject when I was in school and I love to help others understand it better!
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and over 5 years' experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in prealgebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. Since prealgebra is critical to future math classes, I take it very seriously. I do my best to keep the learning as practical and hands-on as possible, using word problems, pictures, and topics of interest to the student.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I have tutored SAT math for over 5 years, using SAT preparation books and discussing test-taking strategies.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra II for a few years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required). Math was my strongest subject when I was in school and I love to help others understand it better!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 8 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 8, 11, and 12).
English,

English

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that reading quality literature contributes in so many ways to one's ideas, skills, and maturity.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and over 5 years' experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in prealgebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. Since prealgebra is critical to future math classes, I take it very seriously. I do my best to keep the learning as practical and hands-on as possible, using word problems, pictures, and topics of interest to the student.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
Writing

Writing

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for over 10 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra II for a few years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required). Math was my strongest subject when I was in school and I love to help others understand it better!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 8 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 8, 11, and 12).
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and over 5 years' experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I have tutored SAT math for over 5 years, using SAT preparation books and discussing test-taking strategies.
Writing

Writing

My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.

Test Preparation

PSAT,

PSAT

I have three years of experience helping students with test-taking skills. I also have a math teaching certification to help students review all of the math needed on the PSAT.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I have tutored SAT math for over 5 years, using SAT preparation books and discussing test-taking strategies.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (266 ratings)
5 star
(255)
4 star
(6)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Knowledgeable, patient, excellent tutor

My daughter was very pleased getting help from Lisa for her Algebra 1 honors class. She has greatly improved her ability to graph lines, as well as being able to do them faster. Now I know I can count on Lisa when my daughter needs help in math, and I would highly recommend her for tutoring purpose.

Sitawati, 6 lessons with Lisa

Awesome Tutor

Lisa teaches my son Algebra 1 and is very flexible. After a few lessons with Lisa, my son has built up his confidence in Math. My son said Lisa is very nice and explains Math very well. I would recommend Lisa to everyone without a doubt. Thanks so much Lisa for your flexibility!

Cathy , 21 lessons with Lisa

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Lisa helps my 8th grade son with Algebra II. He gets extra practice with her and it helps him to prepare for his tests every week. Lisa is excellent and I would recommend her to anyone needing math help.

Shelly, 27 lessons with Lisa

Great improvement , Thank you

I have a kindergarten child who needs extra help with her reading and I am so lucky to come across my child tutor Mrs. Lisa. My child spent the last six months with her once a week for an hour and the improvement I saw my child was so great. She can read her books by herself now and she develops interest in reading with out my push. I really appreciate her for the contribution she did to my child's academic.Thank you

Martha, 85 lessons with Lisa

Pre-algebra

Very patient, takes time to explain and checks for understanding. So glad we connected, to review and learn new concepts for high school.

Nicole, 60 lessons with Lisa

Very nice and patient

She is a very patient and nice teacher and very understanding. She helped me with algebra 2 math homework and classwork.

K, 2 lessons with Lisa

She was ver y knowledgeable about the SAT

Lisa went over test taking strategies and content of the SAT. It was very helpful for students taking the test for the first time.

Laura, 2 lessons with Lisa

Professional Tutor

Great tutor for both my children (Geometry and Pre Algebra). My kids both feel you explain well with patience. We appreciate you rescuing my kids in math!

Mona, 55 lessons with Lisa

Very nice tutor!

Lisa is kind, patient and a great tutor. She is diligent, understands math and goes the extra mile in helping my son understand algebra I. She is soft spoken, easy to understand and explains math concepts very well.

Antoinette, 6 lessons with Lisa
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