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Elizabeth H.

Federal Way, WA

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University of Texas at Tyler
English

Education

University of Texas at Tyler (English)

About Elizabeth

I recently received my Bachelor of Arts in English at UT Tyler. I am currently working as a freelance tutor, writer, editor, and proofreader. I minored in Spanish and I love Spanish poetry and literature as well as all things English. From my very first English class, I knew that I had found my niche. I love everything about literature; from Old English to modern works, it is all an immensely enjoyable experience. Because I enjoy literature, grammar, and language arts so much, I take great pride in helping my students excel in those subjects. I want every student to develop a love for language and literature, and to realize that being good at reading and writing is a very attainable goal.

I spent six months teaching ESL in Peru and I also have worked as a home-school assistant for a family. The boys were in 8th and 10th grade and for their writing assignments, they could barely produce a coherent paragraph. After several weeks of reading and writing exercises, each boy could write a tight, organized 5-paragraph essay and began to receive A's and B's in their assignments.

For students that struggle with writing, I like to use literature as a model. By reading a well-written passage and dissecting what makes it good, the student can begin to develop a sixth sense for how words fit together. We do fun exercises such as, who can write the longest sentence but still have it make sense, or who can write the most awful paragraph, or who can describe something without actually saying what it is and still have everyone know exactly what they are talking about.

I also focus on grammar and organization. Research papers, book reports, and literary analysis are all large projects that can seem daunting to students. I help them to break it down into manageable bits. With patience, encouragement, and practice, even the most reluctant reader and writer can produce "A" papers.

I have a strong foundation of Spanish grammar and spelling. I have lived in Peru for a total of eight months and, while my Spanish is still a work in progress, I have the tools and expertise to help beginner Spanish students excel. As a second language learner myself, I know where the problem areas are and how to teach study skills that will help the student excel. My last Spanish student was three years old so I believe it is never too early to start children on a second language.

I am very detail-oriented when it comes to grammar and word usage. Literary analysis is my area of expertise but I am also skilled at helping students with basic writing tasks such as book reports or research papers. I teach students how to effectively proofread their own work so that they continue to make good grades even after they no longer need a tutor.

If you are struggling with reading or writing, don't buy into the myth that only certain people are writer-material. Anyone can become a skilled and detailed writer. It takes work and lots of practice, but I can help you achieve reading and writing success. Contact me today to schedule your lesson.
I recently received my Bachelor of Arts in English at UT Tyler. I am currently working as a freelance tutor, writer, editor, and proofreader. I minored in Spanish and I love Spanish poetry and literature as well as all things English. From my very first English class, I knew that I had found my niche. I love everything about literature; from Old Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Federal Way, WA 98003
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Art:
Drawing
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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University of Texas at Tyler
English

Education

University of Texas at Tyler (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 20 miles of Federal Way, WA 98003.