While working full time and raising a family, Elizabeth Tallon completed her Master’s degree in General and Special Education at Touro College, graduating with honors. She specializes in working with students from grades PreK-6, and she is particularly skilled at differentiating her instruction and motivating students with learning differences and autism. Over the course of her career, Elizabeth has served in many roles, including consulting and coaching for Cooke School and Institute. Such broad ranging experience has allowed Elizabeth from early in her career to pull from multiple resources and disciplines to serve her students in an individualized and thoughtful manner.
Growing up with a cousin who was hearing impaired exposed Elizabeth to the challenges of language-based learning disabilities and provided opportunities to coach and teach verbal strategies. Elizabeth believes that teaching students with dyslexia, ADHD, speech delays, specific learning disabilities, and autism are opportunities to instill confidence and awareness of strengths. As shared by a previous client, “Elizabeth made my son feel confident, and that is what helped him improve his writing, which now, even he can read!”
Elizabeth is trained in Orton-Gillingham methodology, including PAF and Wilson Fundations. As a private tutor, Elizabeth has the opportunity to use her wealth of experience to personalize and facilitate literacy instruction specifically in writing, reading comprehension, and grammar. Elizabeth is an expert at teaching and coaching students to write with enthusiasm, detail, and clarity. She is convinced that when students can take ownership of their work, they can become principled and inquisitive learners. Elizabeth maintains that teaching is not solely academic, and values the importance of instilling perseverance and integrity. Thus, teaching students to make connections from the classroom to the real world.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys hiking with her family, photography, cooking, and traveling. She also enjoys Film class and the New York Film Festival.