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Believe it or not, algebra can be fun! It is very applicable in daily life - I promise you. Together, we will improve your algebra comprehension and skills.
I love helping students reach their full potential, and I do that by listening to your needs and challenges and facing them head on. Working together, we will not only improve your comfort and knowledge in your subject area, but I can also help ease test anxiety with research based study skills. I am a CA credentialed teacher with first hand knowledge of and practice with, various methods of learning - so we will find what works best for your success!
I earned my BA in Psychology at University of Maryland, College Park, and earned my MAT in Secondary Education at Towson University, in Baltimore, MD. I have experience as a high school classroom teacher and have also worked with students from grades 3 and up in multiple subj
I am friendly and very patient. I will set clear and reasonable expectations for you, which if followed, will lead to improvement in your independent learning. I look forward to meeting you.
· Surfing · In studio
· Math · In home
algebra can be fun!
I like to work with my students in a learning partnership, letting them work at their own pace with my encouragement and support.
I love to teach, and
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are usually 30 or 60 minutes, once a week.
I can be flexible, if your needs differ.
I can also arrange more evening times at 5:00 or later,
if the times on my availability list don't work for you.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with
Yamaha Clavinova CVP-65
adjustable touch-sensitive electronic piano:
Advanced Wave Memory tone generator with 53 voices,
32-note polyphony, Dual and Split play modes,
24 styles of orchestrated rhythm, bass,
and chord accompaniments, 10-track performance memory, Disk Orchestra playback capability,
MIDI compatibility and functions,
Fender Squier Bullet electric guitar
customized by Smooth Creations,
with a Line 6 amp,
a Keith Urban acoustic guitar,
an Epiphone Les Paul Special bass guitar,
a tone drum, and assorted percussion instruments,
SoundTech 4150 four-channel mixer,
with recording capability for all instruments
using ACID Music Studio,
and comfortable seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano students should have a touch-sensitive piano/keyboard in their home.
All other music students should either own or rent their instrument.
Everyone should bring their assignment notebook and their lesson books to lessons.
*** Specialties ***
I play Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical styles.
The Faber method books are my favorite for piano,
Hal Leonard for guitar.
I have the most tutoring experience with Math and Statistics.
· Piano · In home
I would have given 5 stars if she had got a real piano, not an electronic one.
· Piano · In studio
· Piano · In home
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I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. I teach violin and viola from beginning to advanced levels. My students have ranged in age from 3 to 65 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age.
If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a teacher. Thank you. Elisa
New England Conservatory
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, May 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2010
West Linn High School
High school diploma, May of 2005
Roger Tapping, Edward Gazouleas, Martha Katz, Peter Slowik, Hankus Netsky, Janz Castelo, and Peter Row
Roberto Diaz, Steven Dann, Kirsten Docter, Kim Kashkashean, Barbara Hamilton, Hillary Herndon, and George Taylor
Awards: Musical and Academic
2013: Master of Music with academic honors
2010: Principle of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in 2010
2009: Winner of the “Best of Chamber Music”
2007: Conservatory Dean's Talent Award Scholarship
2006: SUNY Buffalo Concerto Competition Winner
2005: Oregon Scholar
2018-Present: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
2013-Present: Santa Barbara Symphony
2015-2016: Canton Symphony
2013: Banff Festival Orchestra 2012: Banff Master Classes for Strings and Winds
2011-12: American Institute of Musical Studies Opera Orchestra Graz, Austria
2012: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
2010-13: New England Conservatory Philharmonia
2007-10: Oberlin Opera, Chamber, Symphony Orchestra and LA tour
2009: Round Top Music Festival
2008: Oberlin in Italy, Arezzo, Italy
2007: Rocky Ridge Music Center
2002-2005: The Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Portland Oregon
2004-5: Oregon All State Orchestra on violin and viola
2003-4: Mel Brown Jazz Workshop
2018-Present: Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestra String Teaching Artist
2016-2018: Music and English Teacher in Taiwan
2015-2016: Substitute Teacher in Ohio
2014-2015: Oxnard Music Specialist
2013-2015: Lead String Teaching Artist for Ventura Harmony Project
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher at Kwong Kow Chinese School, Boston, MA
2011-2013: Violin and Viola teacher for the Winnie Ip Piano School, Boston, MA
2002-2013: Private Teacher for violin and viola
2009: String Pedagogy course at Oberlin Conservatory
2002: Assistant teacher of violin class at Cedar Oak Elementary, School West Linn, OR
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a car.
· Violin · In studio
· Violin · In studio
· Viola ·
Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching.
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Algebra 1 topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations. In addition, students will explore operations on algebraic expressions, apply mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will solve problems using equations, graphs and tables to investigate linear relationships. Technology will be used to introduce and expand upon the areas of study listed above.
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I have taught at UCLA (TA), and have 10+ years of private tutoring experience working with tutoring companies in addition to test prep companies.
Now for the 2018-2019 school year, I stand as one of the top tutors on Wyzant in the U.S. and Bay Area (hours-per-month & rating wise) and have tutored thousands of hours at Princeton Review and over 15,000+ hours at other private tutoring companies, including my own. I tutor thousands of hours every year and am usually in very high demand for both in-person and online sessions.
I currently tutor students from schools a
I am a test prep MASTER and a full-time tutor for the SAT/ACT/AP, MCAT, TEAS, ISEE/SSAT, TOEFL, GMAT, DAT, OAT, GRE exams (and more!). I have scored in the 99th percentile on many of these exams and my students have all achieved excellent results from my tutoring. I also specialize in tutoring ALL subjects, math, science (chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy/physiology), English/reading/writing.
I have had great success tutoring students in multiple subjects for overall grade and study skills improvement + academic achievement. I currently tutor students of all grade levels, including college students, grad students, and adults.
**LIMITED SPOTS/TIMES AVAILABLE! ** I receive over 50+ teaching/tutoring inquires a day from many sources so I currently only accept students on an application basis depending on availability and other factors. I tutor about 20-30% in-person and 70-80% online at any given time. **
References are available upon request.
~~~ My Education & Credentials ~~~
Growing up in the Bay Area, I lived Cupertino & Fremont and attended Stevens Creek Elementary School and Hopkins Junior High School. I am a UCLA graduate in science and math with the second highest honors (Magna Cum Laude, 10-time Dean's Honors List). I had a cumulative GPA of 3.838 with 265.5 completed units at graduation and was a 10-time Dean's Honors List Recipient. I also was a member of the UCLA Regents Scholar Society, the Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies, the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society, and Christian Students at UCLA. I worked as a TA for several undergraduate classes at UCLA, including Education 92F and Life Sciences 2-3. I also have gone through some UCLA and Stanford University graduate-level coursework in science, math, English, educational strategies, and curriculum & instruction.
I have scored at the 98th percentile on the SAT I/II tests and received the highest score of 5 on multiple AP exams (see below for more details) as a high school student, achieving the AP Scholar with Distinction award by the end of my junior year. I have been the recipient of over $350,000 worth of many university merit-based invitational and scholarship honors and awards. Some of the most notable scholarships I have been awarded are the Regents Scholarship from both UCLA and UCSB. Both provided me with a large monetary award (full-ride), priority enrollment, 4 years of room and board, and many other privileges, honors, and incentives.
The SAT examinations that I have scored at 98th percentile or higher are as follows: SAT I; SAT II - Math 2; and SAT II - Biology (M). I also took many AP exams during high school, achieving the AP Scholar with Distinction award by the end of my junior year. Some of the exams that I have taken (with scores) include: AP Physics B (5); AP Chemistry (5); AP Biology (5); AP Calculus AB (5); AP Statistics (5); AP US Government & Politics (5). I continuously study and retake the SAT, ACT, and AP Exams to stay on par with both the big and small changes each year to the exams.
~~~ My Personal Message to You ~~~
One of the wisest teachers once said that poor grades, study habits, and test scores are not life-threatening, but they are college-, job- , career-, and quality-of-life threatening. The most competitive students take a pro-active approaching to academics and tutoring while the least competitive take a reactive approach. All you need to do is watching the documentary 'Two Million Minutes' by Bob Compton to realize why students in other countries such as India and China surpass American peers in almost every subject, especially language (writing, grammar, etc.), math, science, and engineering-related subjects. They attend extra classes and tutoring from 6-7 AM in the morning to almost midnight.
In today's fast-paced and competitive job market, there is simply too much to lose by not investing now in your child's or your education. If a student is struggling, it makes sense to get him/her the help needed so that the time spent in school is worthwhile. Great grades and test scores can open doors that may have been previously closed and are also significant factors when determining scholarships, so investing time and effort now can pay off substantially in the future. Finally, let's not forget the most important part in all of this: the student. The confidence, knowledge, and skills that a student gains through effective tutoring can last a lifetime.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch. Every day spent waiting is another class or lecture's worth of material that you might potentially fall behind or another low quiz/test/exam score that will only make it harder to recover from. I have had too many students who could have received the grade(s) they wanted had they contacted me from the beginning.
· AP Exam Prep · Online
I like to approach math topics in different ways so the student can not only understand the topic but also start to develop their own methods to approach new topics with confidence.
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Available to teach all levels of algebra.
I teach grade school through college and the approach I use has been very helpful for students who have had trouble in math. I have students write the steps with words instead of just working examples.
A student recently wrote:
Mr. Diss took my hardest subject and broke it down so it was easier to understand. He shows clear examples of how to the problems and if I didn’t understand something he was quick to respond to my emails. I hones
If you're stuck on concepts or just feeling totally overwhelmed by math in general, let's work together to find a way for these concepts to make sense and feel relevant for YOU. Once they click, they click, and I think you'll find that understanding and solidifying some foundational concepts will make the rest of your coursework much more manageable.
SINGING AND MUSIC LESSONS: In addition to providing technical training, I believe that singing is about liberation and expression, and have had successes in helping students to find their unique voices through overcoming vocal anxieties. I both work with students who are preparing for auditions and who play in professional bands, and also with students who have only ev
For those in bands: I specialize in harmony and can do consultation sessions with you and/or your band to help with blending, finding harmonies that work for your respective vocal ranges and for the flow of the song, and teaching skills for finding and building harmonies.
MATH: As a middle and high school student, I didn't believe I was "good" at math. It wasn't until I was an adult and was hired as a math tutor - and later promoted to Assistant Director - of a tutoring company that I realized that was a belief that had held me back. Many kids and young adults struggle with confidence around math, and having had experience with that myself I use tools that help meet students where they're at and support them in building enthusiasm for math and confidence in themselves. In addition to providing tangible math skills (I have not only been tutoring Algebra, Geometry, SAT prep, elementary and middle school math for 5 years, but have also helped run a math tutoring company in which I built year-long curricula for grades K-12), I help students feel that math is within their grasp and can be approached with curiosity rather than fear and low self-esteem.
· Singing · In home
· SAT · Online
· Singing · In studio
I worked as a tutor for college students and taught all levels of math; beginning algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, advanced algebra, pre-calculus, calculus.
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