Elaine S.


Elaine S.

Tutor

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Will travel 25 miles

$55 per hour.

4.9 51 ratings

Fun and Effective Writing, Public Speaking, SAT/ACT and College Prep

I have been an English Teacher for 7 years, and I use my years of experience to help my pupils increase their skills in the areas of writing, reading, speaking and presentations. The students that I work with feel comfortable and empowered by my teaching techniques. Because I am still a licensed English Teacher, I can support any student to work with their current teachers' expectations to find success. I specialize in college prep course work and supporting students in improving their writ... [more]


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used and taught PowerPoint and other presentation software for over 14 years. In addition to helping my clients use the software, I specialize in how to format and present your presentation information in an interesting and powerful way.


Reading

As a teacher of reading and writing for over seven years, I have helped the beginning or struggling reader decode words and increase fluency through interesting reading selections and a calming, low-stress environment to learn. I focus on each student's individual needs and interests to help him or her feel comfortable and able to grow. With the advanced reader and writer, I bring in a variety of texts and writing assignments to help enrich his or her growth. I focus on each student's strengths and customize my lessons to fit each student's individual needs and growth.


Writing

I excelled in analytical and creative writing as a student, even writing plays as a young child for all the children in my neighborhood. I have taken extensive courses on the education and development of writing skills through my college education and as a High School English Teacher for seven years. As a teacher of writing, I focus on helping my students develop their writing voice and build their skills and confidence in a variety of genres. I can help a student prepare for college level writing, college application processes, or technical writing for a specific job or project. I focus on a student's strengths to help build skills in weaker areas and I am always encouraging. I will customize my lessons to the individual needs of each student that I tutor.


English

I have been an English teacher for over seven years and love the study of literature and composition. I can help struggling students find a way to connect with difficult texts and improve their writing skills through fun writing activities or support with assignments given in their classes. I can help advanced students refine their writing and comprehension skills and offer challenging enrichment activities.


Literature

I have been a teacher of literature for over 14 years. I love helping students break down difficult texts into terms that they can relate to personally, and apply to writing assignments or multiple choice tests. I have taught multicultural literature, American Literature, World Literature, British Literature and Young Adult Fiction classes and love to discover new literature all the time.


SAT Reading


ACT Reading

I assisted students in test prep skills for ACT reading for over 7 years with a focus on test taking strategies and easy elimination of superfluous answers. I have experience in development of scaffolding techniques for weaker areas of content knowledge.


ACT English

For this specific section of the ACT Test, I teach specific techniques that help students score higher on the test and save time on this section of the test. As a teacher of English, I specialized in grammar and writing skills and helped many students through my seven years master the basic skills needed to be successful on this test.


Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in Elementary classrooms of all ages for the past year. I took Elementary Education classes for my Master's Degree in Education and I have used those skills in Elementary classrooms for over a year. I am able to customize my lessons for the specific development of each of my students and I am patient and encouraging of all students.


Study Skills

I have been a high school English teacher for seven years. I taught classes that supported study skills and taught techniques to help students in my classes excel in their study skills. I have experience helping students break down larger assignments into manageable steps and help students to prioritize their tasks.


Microsoft Publisher

I have been using Publisher for my personal business for six years. As a teacher, I took continuing education courses that taught me how to apply Publisher to my course curriculum to help students create newsletters and other types of projects. I work with this program on a weekly basis to create publications.