Vanessa is an amazing teacher. She is both patient and thorough, catering each lesson to my weak points. She makes sure I understand the 'why' as well as the 'how' behind the grammar rules, and challenges me on a weekly basis. I never feel as if I've wasted my time. She gives me the confidence to keep working harder, and even when I doubt myself, she pushes me to dig deeper because she knows I can do it. Her method is completely comprehensive, and she uses a variety of oral exercises, grammar drills, conversations, and written texts to ensure proficiency is complete. This has been an excellent experience for me and I would highly recommend her to any student (beginner or advanced) looking to improve their mastery over a second language.
Sean M. from Herndon, VA
"Spanish, (from Spain) and ESL - all ages, different goals"
Spanish is my mother tongue. I teach Spanish at any level, from beginners to proficiency, to kids, adults and business people who need it for work. We will practice speaking, understanding, reading, grammar. I will asses you in our first session and then I will tailor made your study plan according to your level and needs. I will be happy to teach you about our culture, heritage, history while learning the language if interested! ... More
We were visiting in the Pebble Beach area for 10 days and I wanted to find a tutor for my son. I'm SO HAPPY that I found Elizabeth, she was GREAT! I could not have asked for more in a teacher!
My son thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and learned a lot in a short amount of time, which was very pleasing. Elizabeth kept him interested and engaged, which is not easy to do with a 6 year old boy. She made the lessons fun, but also pushed him to work hard and reach his potential.
She was always very polite, punctual and covered all the academic areas that we discussed before the lessons started. I was very pleased with the lessons, and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for someone to work with their child!
I will be getting in touch with Elizabeth again next year when we are back in the area!
Lema A. from Pebble Beach, CA
"Exceptional Elementary Teacher Tutor!"
I can help teach your child to read by help them learn how sounds correlate with letters or groups of letters in our alphabetic writing system. I have taught many students how to read through phonics instruction! My creative method of teaching phonics will have your child excited about reading. ... More
"Christine R. - Aldie/South Riding, VA 20105"
Need help in AP World History, AP Psychology, or History courses in general? I am a qualified Middle and High School History teacher, and a certified AP World History instructor with 15 years of classroom experience. I have taught a wide variety of Middle and High School social studies courses in the past, including US, Ancient and Modern World History, AP World History, American History, Comparative Government, Economics, Psychology, African Studies, and many elective courses. I was also a M... ... More
"All levels math tutor"
I'm a math student at George Mason University. I have great passion for teaching. I'm currently working for a tutoring company and doing volunteer tutoring for Fairfax county volunteer learning program. I have been tutoring different math level Algebra I and II, Geometry, Thomas Jefferson review. If there's a confusion part, I usually break them apart to make them easy to understand. I have successfully helping student achieve goal, building back the basic. I like to change math formulas into... ... More
Alex was fabulous. After completing my MBA 15 years ago, I decided to pursue a PhD in Business Management. I needed to rewrite the GMAT (17 years since I last wrote it!). I had forgotten far more than I remembered. After a couple of frustrating months of trying to teach myself, I started working with Alex. He was so much help. I wrote the GMAT and got a GREAT score! Thank you Alex.
Sylvie T. from Leesburg, VA
"4.0 GPA and Math Competition Winner"
I have a Masters degree in pure Mathematics. I have taught, tutored, graded students homework, and taken several classes in discrete math (several combinatorics as well as several graph theory classes). ... More
Every once in a while my daughter says school is not her thing. I know staying on task and accepting feedback also are not necessarily her thing. But Ms. Mary is her thing. We had several lessons in August (and I wish we had begun earlier in the summer) and not once did my daughter complain or resist going to tutoring. Ms Mary was able to keep her engaged and learning. She has a nice positive style that draws my daughter in rather than being resistant. ms Mary selects materials individual to her interests. She adds in new concepts outside of her written material as they arise. For example my daughter referred to something incorrectly -off the top of her head ms Mary explained the proper usage and gave her a concrete tool to use. Even if my daughter does not remember each and every rule taught I know if she hears these concepts in school next year she will feel prepared.
Nancy J. from Fairfax, VA
As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas (Listening,Reading, Oral & Writing (LROW) according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' weaknesses are grammar and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider grammar to be one of the most important components of the English language! ... More