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Ms. Elizabeth C.

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"I'm Betsy! I have a background in mechanical engineering, but I also enjoy many creative activities, like painting and writing. Between college and finding a career in my field, I taught remedial math at a community college, and I discovered that I absolutely love teaching! I enjoyed working with so many different students with different abilities and finding ways to explain difficult concepts such so that more...

"I'm Betsy! I have a background in mechanical engineering, but I also enjoy many creative activities, like painting and writing. Between college and finding a career in my field, I taught remedial math at a community college, and I discovered that I absolutely love teaching! I enjoyed working with so many different students with different abilities and finding ways to explain difficult concepts such so that each student not only gained knowledge but also gained the confidence to continue working on his/her own. Then, I worked for several years at a large engineering company and quickly realized it was not very satisfying or fulfilling. I began working as an English as a foreign language teacher with children ages 4-16, and it has been a wonderful experience. I enjoy building relationships with the students and learning about things they like, which helps in finding ways to inspire them to learn. It is so rewarding to watch their abilities grow as we continue our lessons together. I hope to continue these experiences and build new relationships with more children who are ready to learn!

For several months, I taught remedial math (basic addition through algebra) at a community college. The students I worked with were very weak in math, often experiencing anxiety and extreme self-doubt when doing math. Through this, I developed many techniques for breaking math problems into simpler, more understandable pieces, and also ways to decipher each student's particular learning style so that I could figure out how to best help him/her. While the age group is certainly different, the math problems are the same, and I feel that this coupled with my experience in working with children in other academic areas make me uniquely qualified to help elementary students with math. I have also tutored a few young children in math over the last several years.

My education required excellent written and oral English skills as engineers are required to write numerous research reports and give presentations on research projects" less...

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fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 0 miles
meeting type: online (only)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Elizabeth C. is a certified tutor

Purdue University, Mech Engineering

Purdue University, Masters

Madisonville, KY 42431

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Prealgebra - ESL/ESOL - Spelling - Elementary Math