Miss Lisa truly has a gift for teaching. Her passion for teaching and mentorship really shines through. I’m so happy we found her to help tutor my little girl. She has already learned so much in so little time. She really is the best. She is so kind and sweet to these children, it really helps them get comfortable quickly with her. I would highly recommend her for tutoring. We appreciate the time she makes and patience she has for us. Thank you for all you do Lisa!
Oct 17, 2022
Lisa has been tutoring my oldest daughter in reading and we couldn't be happier! She takes the time to personalize her lesson plans to help my daughter learn in a manner that is best suited for her. Lisa also includes games in her lessons so my daughter has fun while she learns. We tried a few different tutors in the past, but none have helped my daughter like Lisa has. After the first few lessons we had already seen significant improvement in my daughter's reading skills. More importantly, my daughter's attitude towards reading has also greatly improved so we no longer have to fight her to complete her reading each night. Our family would highly recommend Lisa to anyone in need of private tutoring.
Mar 30, 2022
We noticed early on that my son's least favorite subject was reading. Two weeks before he was going to start kindergarten there was concern with regard to his entrance testing. My husband and I determined it would be best if we waited one more year to start true Kinder. Then in 1st grade covid hit and he lost so many foundational skills during that time frame. He struggled and disliked reading throughout 2nd grade often refusing to even try. That year he started out at a kinder level of reading which was concerning. The summer before 3rd grade we knew he would need some extra assistance. Lisa was referred to us by a friend who said that in 6 months she did more for her son than the reading specialist at school did for several years. We started with Lisa and my son could barely read. He started the school year out w/ Cs in reading, writing, and comprehension. His self-esteem was low regarding this, and he had anxiety about being called on in class to read out loud. Lisa has been amazing for him. He has received straight As on his last 2 semester report cards and beams with pride! His confidence has increased, and he's progressed tremendously! At the start of year, he said "Mom I hope I don't have to do 3rd grade over again because I can't read". Now he's a different boy! We will continue to work with Lisa to build on his skills and confidence in this subject! Our son has a ton of energy and lacks a certain level of focus, but Lisa keeps him engaged and he's happy to share what he's learned. I highly recommend Lisa for tutoring and if you are considering the need for your child, I would start the earlier the better. I wish we would have started with Lisa sooner!
Mar 03, 2022
Mrs. Lisa has been amazing with our 7 year old son. He is currently in the 1st grade and with remote learning for most of his year while in kindergarten reading started to become a little challenging for him. We did some research and we were referred to Mrs. Lisa and we are SO happy that we found her! Our son has increased significantly with his confidence, ability to master his sight words, and improved his scores on the Dibels state testing. His teacher has even noticed a change in his confidence and his level of reading with only coming to Mrs. Lisa for 4 months. She is great with the kids and has the ability to get them to listen, understand, and build confidence. She also makes it fun for the kids but you also get the results. We look forward to seeing our kiddo grow even more and continue the LOVE of reading. If your little one needs a little extra help with his/her reading and you are on the fence on what to do please reach out to Mrs. Lisa, you will not be disappointed.
Jan 23, 2022
We are so lucky to have Ms Lisa tutoring our son. With our son being diagnosed with a speech delay, we knew we wanted our son to have extra help in the reading department. We looked at several different tutoring options, and was lucky that Ms Lisa had openings to tutor our son. She is very professional, communicates well, and fairly priced. My son looks forward to their tutoring sessions every week. We couldn’t be more happier with his progress. As a parent you want to give your child whatever they need to succeed. And with Ms Lisa’s help, my child has gained more confidence then ever. We would highly recommend Ms Lisa for any of your tutoring needs. She is a truly a pleasure to work with.
Oct 30, 2021
Mrs. Lisa is fantastic. We started bringing our 6 year old daughter to Mrs Lisa just 3 months ago in preparation for 1st grade and to give her just a little extra throughout this school year. Our little munchkin was slightly behind when they started. Mrs Lisa’s patient and consistent approach now has our girl exceeding in all skill sets. We are very appreciative of Mrs. Lisa. We will be bringing our son to her as well, when he is old enough. We highly recommend her!!
Oct 16, 2021
Mrs. Zerarka was my daughter tutor for three years, I could go on and on about the wonderful experience we had with her! Mrs. Zerarka is timely, professional and affordable. My daughter was struggling with spelling/reading and math. Mrs. Zerarka was able personalize the information given to help my daughter with her specific needs; simplifying the subject. She is honest, gives realistic feedback and goals, as well as activities to work on at home. Almost immediately my daughters teachers and I saw she has a better understanding of content and improved test scores. Mrs. Zerarka is always kind, encouraging, patient!
Oct 06, 2021
My experience with Lisa Zerarka as a private tutor has been absolutely incredible! And that's honestly an understatement. I wish she could be my child's elementary school teacher for every grade! :D I had come to the realization that my 9 y/o son was still struggling quite a bit with his reading and I didn't know where to turn. I was referred to Lisa by school friends that raved about her and holy cow am I SO happy I reached out to her. She knew exactly where he was falling short and what he needed to improve. My son has only had 4 sessions with her so far and I have already seen such a dramatic difference when he reads to me!! His confidence in himself has soared, he is reading bigger words by himself, his fluency has improved, etc. As a parent feeling hopeless, Lisa has truly worked her magic and made this mama so overjoyed and relieved. I feel so at peace knowing he is in such good hands. Lisa is a master at her craft, very professional and communicates with you every step of the way. I can't say enough wonderful things. If you are in the North Phoenix area and have an elementary aged child who needs extra help, Lisa Zerarka is your gal!! She is amazing and worth every penny.