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Elisa F.

Virginia Beach, VA

$40/hour

English tutor, dysgraphia, reading, writing

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Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Psychology

Education

Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia (Psychology)

About Elisa

Having undiagnosed dysgraphia as a child caused me to overcompensate in areas like reading to keep up in school. I ended up enjoying reading a great deal and becoming something of a book nerd. Then when I finally got my hands on a computer I realized I liked writing as well. As a tutor I've never been frustrated and I will take the time to explain the reasoning behind concepts until you understand them. Essay writing and editing are my strong suits.

I was an English tutor for Sudanese refugees for two years and before that I tutored my dysgraphic cousins (it's genetic) with their grammar and spelling.

I graduated from Regent with a 3.83, from high school with a 3.5. My SAT scores were: Critical Reading 670, Math 510, Writing 650. My ACT scores were: Composite Score 26, English 28, Math 21, Reading 31, Science 22.

I have a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in substance abuse from Regent University.

For entertainment in the summer, I love to go kayaking and hiking, typically collecting flowers to press or things to look at under my microscope. I also make jewelry out of preserved beetles, butterflies, and flowers using a vacuum chamber and resin. In the winter I play RPGs like Mass Effect and Dragon's Age and even worked at GameStop for a while. Throughout the year I read everything from science fiction, to outdated literature, to random psychology. Basically I'm a versatile geek, and I get along with just about everyone.
Having undiagnosed dysgraphia as a child caused me to overcompensate in areas like reading to keep up in school. I ended up enjoying reading a great deal and becoming something of a book nerd. Then when I finally got my hands on a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

In person rate is $40 for the first hour and $20 for subsequent hours. Facetime rate is $20/hr. Proofreading is $35 for every ten pages of double spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23456
In-person lessons
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

My degree isn't in English, but it did include writing multiple essays every week throughout my coursework. I used the writing center extensively to hone my writing skills and I've always scored rather high on any english related tests. In high school my SAT scores were 670 in reading and 650 in writing. I've learned and improved quite a bit since then.

Grammar

I tutored Sudanese refugees for two years and grammar was a large part of that. Six years of college has also ensured my grammar is good.

Literature

Most classic literature is free on the Kindle so I've probably read more from that area than in other genres. I've taken college courses in literature when I thought I wanted to be an English major. I find when tutoring in literature it's helpful to start out with the classic plays since they can be a bit more engaging and fun, allowing kids to get accustomed to some basic archaic vocabulary without making them feel overwhelmed.

Physiology

I took Anatomy and physiology when I was a biology major.

Proofreading

I love proofreading and editing. I've been editing my older brother's essays since we were in elementary school and I spend a lot of my free time proofreading for dysgraphic kids I've met through support groups. Even though my specific position has been tutoring in the past, it often involves an element of proofreading when the student has to submit assignments in school. And again, I went to about six years of college.

Psychology

I have a Psychology BS from Regent University.

Reading

I read every genre of book and score high on reading comprehension tests. I've tutored in reading before and had success. I went through six years of college and had to read for multiple hours each day.

Vocabulary

I completed about six years of college. I've been playing on a website that donates rice as you match synonyms and increase your level and difficulty weekly for about eight years. The majority of my free time is spent reading.

Writing

Essay writing is one of my favorite pastimes. I also write poetry and the occasional short story but I prefer academic or persuasive writing. Six years of college has ensured that I can write and help others to write.

Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Psychology

Education

Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

In person rate is $40 for the first hour and $20 for subsequent hours. Facetime rate is $20/hr. Proofreading is $35 for every ten pages of double spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt.

Travel policy

Elisa will travel within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23456.