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Liz E.

Elementary Tutor; Driven to Help Students Understand

Elementary Tutor; Driven to Help Students Understand

$40/hour

  • 47 hours tutoring

About Liz


Bio

Bienvenidos! Welcome! I have a knack to help students grasp concepts by:
1) Getting in the trenches with them.
2) Deducing where they struggle.
3) Figuring out how to connect them to their material.
4) Working to make the 'want to' stronger than the fear.

"Phonics, yuk." A terrified face stared back at me. We did a lot of review and practice, and when we did end-of-the-year testing, he looked down at the phonics section and up at me in triumph.

"Math is easy, but...

Bienvenidos! Welcome! I have a knack to help students grasp concepts by:
1) Getting in the trenches with them.
2) Deducing where they struggle.
3) Figuring out how to connect them to their material.
4) Working to make the 'want to' stronger than the fear.

"Phonics, yuk." A terrified face stared back at me. We did a lot of review and practice, and when we did end-of-the-year testing, he looked down at the phonics section and up at me in triumph.

"Math is easy, but it's hard." Easy? He caught concepts quickly. Hard? Memorizing math facts was difficult. We looked at patterns in the threes, nines, etc.. He lit up like a Christmas tree.

"I'm stupid cuz I can't read." Stupid? Not at all. When I read to her, my fifth grader could answer any question I gave her. With a lot of consultation and experimentation, we deduced that she is severely dyslexic.

"I want to be a nurse." Not likely with her math and science skills. Yet, we worked together for hours, and yes, she graduated with a nursing degree.

"Multiplicar. Dividir." My Latino students and I worked on their math together para vencer.

"We were told we needed to hold our son back because of his math." The parents didn't hold him back; they got a tutor. We have been working together for five months, and he is pulling an A-.

My degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Wilson Reading Certification, give me clues where to start with a student. My varied teaching experiences such as: teacher, library homework helper, homeschooler for English and Spanish speaking students, and instructor at a math tutoring center have given me a lot of experience with individual children.

Seeing students 'get it' is the BEST EVER!

Contact me for a free consultation! Puede contactarme para aprender mas!


Education

U of Minnesota- Morris
Elementary Education
Capella University
Masters
Wilson Reading System Certified
Other

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  • Background check passed on 5/9/2020

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a college and two masters degrees so I have written many assignments and papers. To do well the grammar, spelling, and sentence structure must be sound. Even if I had good ideas, I needed to be able to put them down on paper in a succinct manner, that is understandable. This is important for good grades, which I did well.
Spanish

Spanish

I lived ten years in Ecuador, South America, conversing in Spanish while bartering at the markets, learning to cook local cuisine, sharing coffee with friends, and visiting historical sites. Communication in Spanish was daily fare. For four months, I was a reserve teacher in a Spanish-Immersion kindergarten teaching reading, math, and working with students all day in Spanish.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

There is no elementary grade level or subject matter I haven't taught. My degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Wilson Reading Certification, give me clues where to start with a student. For ten years, I worked with homeschoolers, assisting them with everything from math and reading to language arts and science. At the library Homework Help program, I helped drop-in students with any homework in English or Spanish. I have a knack for getting to what a student doesn't understand and helping them figure it out.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I was an instructor at a tutoring center for 4 years where we tutored nothing BUT math. Elementary math was my specialty, working with students on place value, fractions, and math facts. I like to use manipulatives and drawings to help students visualize their math problems.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a college and two masters degrees so I have written many assignments and papers. To do well the grammar, spelling, and sentence structure must be sound. Even if I had good ideas, I needed to be able to put them down on paper in a succinct manner, that is understandable. This is important for good grades, which I did well.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

When I was in grade school, we spent a lot of time practicing our handwriting, both print and cursive. Now, as a teacher, I think it's very important for children to write legibly and to practice their handwriting. Many times grades can be docked if a teacher doesn't understand the handwriting. It is also good practice in being neat, careful, and given to detail.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

Working alongside American parents living in South America, I educated and home schooled their children. I helped with everything from elementary reading and math to high school history and geometry. I worked with each student to answer questions, check work, and explain concepts while focusing on their particular learning styles and ability levels. We also did a play involving every student which they loved!
Phonics,

Phonics

Having completed the Wilson Reading System training, I am prepared to methodically and systematically teach phonics. I also have a Special Education degree with Learning Disabilities to help students with learning styles that are way out there.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Wilson Reading Certification, as well as a Special Education degree in Learning Disabilities, which help me clue in on where a student is struggling. Many times a student gets some of the many parts of reading, such as spelling, phonics, or context clues, but they struggle with something else like fluidity. Reading is teaching the separate parts and putting it all together in a complex dance until the student can enjoy reading on their own.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a college and two masters degrees so I have written many assignments and papers. To do well the grammar, spelling, and sentence structure must be sound. Even if I had good ideas, I needed to be able to put them down on paper in a succinct manner, that is understandable. This is important for good grades, which I did well.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Wilson Reading Certification, as well as a Special Education degree in Learning Disabilities, which help me clue in on where a student is struggling. Many times a student gets some of the many parts of reading, such as spelling, phonics, or context clues, but they struggle with something else like fluidity. Reading is teaching the separate parts and putting it all together in a complex dance until the student can enjoy reading on their own.
Writing,

Writing

During college and grad school I have written many papers, essays, and written assignments. Knowing how to organize your materials, write rough drafts, and make a final copy takes a lot of work and organization. Writing skills also include knowing proper grammar, correct word usage, punctuation skills, and paragraph formation. While all of this is important, the part that is probably the most important is knowing what to write. Can you organize your thoughts? Decipher what are the key points that need to be included? Even though I have not formally taught writing skills, I could help with this as I have done it a lot myself.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

There is no elementary grade level or subject matter I haven't taught. My degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Wilson Reading Certification, give me clues where to start with a student. For ten years, I worked with homeschoolers, assisting them with everything from math and reading to language arts and science. At the library Homework Help program, I helped drop-in students with any homework in English or Spanish. I have a knack for getting to what a student doesn't understand and helping them figure it out.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

When I was in grade school, we spent a lot of time practicing our handwriting, both print and cursive. Now, as a teacher, I think it's very important for children to write legibly and to practice their handwriting. Many times grades can be docked if a teacher doesn't understand the handwriting. It is also good practice in being neat, careful, and given to detail.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Wilson Reading Certification, as well as a Special Education degree in Learning Disabilities, which help me clue in on where a student is struggling. Many times a student gets some of the many parts of reading, such as spelling, phonics, or context clues, but they struggle with something else like fluidity. Reading is teaching the separate parts and putting it all together in a complex dance until the student can enjoy reading on their own.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived ten years in Ecuador, South America, conversing in Spanish while bartering at the markets, learning to cook local cuisine, sharing coffee with friends, and visiting historical sites. Communication in Spanish was daily fare. For four months, I was a reserve teacher in a Spanish-Immersion kindergarten teaching reading, math, and working with students all day in Spanish.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.
Writing

Writing

During college and grad school I have written many papers, essays, and written assignments. Knowing how to organize your materials, write rough drafts, and make a final copy takes a lot of work and organization. Writing skills also include knowing proper grammar, correct word usage, punctuation skills, and paragraph formation. While all of this is important, the part that is probably the most important is knowing what to write. Can you organize your thoughts? Decipher what are the key points that need to be included? Even though I have not formally taught writing skills, I could help with this as I have done it a lot myself.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Spanish

Spanish

I lived ten years in Ecuador, South America, conversing in Spanish while bartering at the markets, learning to cook local cuisine, sharing coffee with friends, and visiting historical sites. Communication in Spanish was daily fare. For four months, I was a reserve teacher in a Spanish-Immersion kindergarten teaching reading, math, and working with students all day in Spanish.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

There is no elementary grade level or subject matter I haven't taught. My degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Wilson Reading Certification, give me clues where to start with a student. For ten years, I worked with homeschoolers, assisting them with everything from math and reading to language arts and science. At the library Homework Help program, I helped drop-in students with any homework in English or Spanish. I have a knack for getting to what a student doesn't understand and helping them figure it out.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Wilson Reading Certification, as well as a Special Education degree in Learning Disabilities, which help me clue in on where a student is struggling. Many times a student gets some of the many parts of reading, such as spelling, phonics, or context clues, but they struggle with something else like fluidity. Reading is teaching the separate parts and putting it all together in a complex dance until the student can enjoy reading on their own.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived ten years in Ecuador, South America, conversing in Spanish while bartering at the markets, learning to cook local cuisine, sharing coffee with friends, and visiting historical sites. Communication in Spanish was daily fare. For four months, I was a reserve teacher in a Spanish-Immersion kindergarten teaching reading, math, and working with students all day in Spanish.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.
Writing

Writing

During college and grad school I have written many papers, essays, and written assignments. Knowing how to organize your materials, write rough drafts, and make a final copy takes a lot of work and organization. Writing skills also include knowing proper grammar, correct word usage, punctuation skills, and paragraph formation. While all of this is important, the part that is probably the most important is knowing what to write. Can you organize your thoughts? Decipher what are the key points that need to be included? Even though I have not formally taught writing skills, I could help with this as I have done it a lot myself.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Study Skills

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Recently I completed a year-long dyslexia practicum with Wilson Reading, working with my student daily. She was in fifth grade, having had many learning failures. I was able to work around her many defenses to help her relax and learn. After getting to know me, she was willing to step up to the plate and do what I asked of her. The confidence growth that I saw in her was amazing!
Phonics,

Phonics

Having completed the Wilson Reading System training, I am prepared to methodically and systematically teach phonics. I also have a Special Education degree with Learning Disabilities to help students with learning styles that are way out there.
Study Skills

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

There is no elementary grade level or subject matter I haven't taught. My degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Wilson Reading Certification, give me clues where to start with a student. For ten years, I worked with homeschoolers, assisting them with everything from math and reading to language arts and science. At the library Homework Help program, I helped drop-in students with any homework in English or Spanish. I have a knack for getting to what a student doesn't understand and helping them figure it out.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While I am not ESL/ELL certified, I DO have the experience of learning a second language, Spanish, and of living in a foreign country for ten years. I understand what it means to learn vocabulary lists, practice verb tenses, and sit through a class where I didn't understand what was talked about. I speak Spanish fluently, and while teaching in a local school district, I was certified by the district to be able to teach in Spanish at a 'fluent' level. I understand grammar, spelling, sentence formation, and vocabulary, which I have taught to elementary and junior high students over the years. My Spanish conversational skills are quite good.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Wilson Reading Certification, as well as a Special Education degree in Learning Disabilities, which help me clue in on where a student is struggling. Many times a student gets some of the many parts of reading, such as spelling, phonics, or context clues, but they struggle with something else like fluidity. Reading is teaching the separate parts and putting it all together in a complex dance until the student can enjoy reading on their own.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived ten years in Ecuador, South America, conversing in Spanish while bartering at the markets, learning to cook local cuisine, sharing coffee with friends, and visiting historical sites. Communication in Spanish was daily fare. For four months, I was a reserve teacher in a Spanish-Immersion kindergarten teaching reading, math, and working with students all day in Spanish.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While not having formally taught study skills, over the years I have learned how to study and prepare for my own classes. I am also naturally very organized. This has held me in good stead through many years of schooling, which includes college and two Master’s degrees. To write good papers, turn in assignments on time, and stay ahead of volumes of reading, I developed good study habits and good organization. I would be able to help others do the same by honing in on their individual struggles and personalizing ways that work for them.
Writing

Writing

During college and grad school I have written many papers, essays, and written assignments. Knowing how to organize your materials, write rough drafts, and make a final copy takes a lot of work and organization. Writing skills also include knowing proper grammar, correct word usage, punctuation skills, and paragraph formation. While all of this is important, the part that is probably the most important is knowing what to write. Can you organize your thoughts? Decipher what are the key points that need to be included? Even though I have not formally taught writing skills, I could help with this as I have done it a lot myself.

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Liz know handwriting

Letter and stroke improvement. Liz is an excellent early childhood education teacher. She was on time and had the patience and skill know how to within one hour session, improve on my technique.

Tasha, 3 lessons with Liz

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Liz teaches my 6th graders math tutor. She was incredibly quick at figuring out the areas that my daughter was lacking in. We have two sessions a week to help her get caught up. My daughter has an IEP with school and had been struggling with math for a while. Liz has been helping her for a few months now and we are seeing great strides in her confidence at understanding math better. Would highly recommend her!

Helen, 26 lessons with Liz
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