Elisha Odegard

Elisha O.

Alexandria, VA

About Elisha O.

Background check: Last verified 09/01/2016
Elisha passed a background check on 09/01/2016 that included the following:
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Elisha teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2012
Last sign in: Today


First of all, congratulations on having the courage and self-discipline to do what most others do not: learn a new language. The hard part is over! You've already begun the learning process and now all you need is someone to give you the guidance, support, and tools to help you along the way.

I hold my students to high standards, believing that setting consistent and high expectations is the key to success and improvement. I encourage students to reach these standards by providing honest feedback about their strengths and weaknesses, actively listening, and individualizing every lesson. Though I set high standards for students, I expect and even encourage them to make mistakes. Making mistakes is the best way to begin getting better and lets me know what areas we should work on together.

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ESL Instructor

Jan 2016 - Present

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Feb 2015 - May 2016
YBM Language Institute

ESL Teacher

Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education


Psychology & Spanish

Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Western Washington University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


DV Network Tier 1

Sep 2016
Fairfax County


Jul 2013
Bridge TEFL


eLearning Guild

Sep 2016

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

TESOL International Association

Feb 2014

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

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13 Reviews on Elisha O.

sandhya Oct 20, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
Dongmei L. Oct 11, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
Elisa is a friendly, patient, supportive teacher. I will continue to take her class.
Dhru Oct 3, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
Elisha is Awesome in working with my children!! She know's their strengths and weeness. My children love's to work with her...thank you Elisha!
Jacob Sep 25, 2016
English · Online
Elisha is a patient and kind teacher who plans thought-provoking lessons. She really understands my child and what works for him. I have seen noticeable improvement in my son’s ability to analyze and summarize literature since starting lessons with Elisha. We are very happy with the work Elisha does and would highly recommend her!
Nuri Sep 20, 2016
ESL · In studio
Elisha is an excellent teacher! Patient, engaging, and kind. I was not comfortable speaking English, but she always makes me feel comfortable and encouraged.
Lawrence Sep 4, 2016
Essay Writing · Online
I have taken lessons from Elisha on a number of topics over the years. She communicates clearly and has a friendly, supportive style that makes learning easy. She has also reviewed a number of papers I’ve written and provided invaluable insight and suggestions. Despite her you age, she has wisdom and maturity beyond her years. Anyone would be lucky to have the opportunity to work with her.
Stefani Sep 3, 2016
ESL · In studio
Knowledgeable and caring teacher, will continue to take her classes.
Jin Kyung Sep 3, 2016
Essay Writing · In studio
I first met Elisha in Seoul, Korea where she was a teacher at same middle school as me. As a M.Ed student, I relied on her to proofread grad school essays and even my final thesis. She was always patient, clear, and detailed. She always explain to me what mistakes I made and how to fix them. My essays and English improved very quickly. Once Elisha started helping me, my grades began to go up. Thank you for your help!
Marie Sep 3, 2016
ESL · Online
My daughter has been taking English lessons from Elisha for 6 months and I've already seen a huge improvement in her pronunciation, fluency, and confidence. My daughter is doing better in her schoolwork overall and actually looks forward to her English classes with Elisha, where she gets the individual attention and help that she doesn't get from her ESL classes at school.
Elisha tailors her lessons to the level and needs of her students and always incorporates a little fun into class. If you are considering ESL lessons for your child, I would highly recommend trying a class with Elisha.
Andy Sep 3, 2016
ESL · Online
I began taking classes with Elisha in 2014 to improve my conversational English. Elisha is an encouraging, supportive, and friendly teacher that always makes me feel comfortable to speak. She chose topics for class that she knew I was interested in and seemed to really care about my progress. She was even willing to answer extra questions I had outside of class. I look forward to our weekly lessons and not only has my English improved greatly, but I am now more confident in my ability to speak with native English speakers.
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