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Ms. Elizabeth McCready ~ Making Academics Stress-Free & Fun, Since 2001!

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Levels:Adult Education, College / University, Elementary, High School

Subjects:ACT, ADD, AP, Algebra, Anatomy, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Canadian History, Career Development, Chemistry, Composition, Computer, Dyslexia, ESL, Editing, English, European History, Finite, GED, GMAT, GRE, Geography, Geology, Geometry, Grammar, Handwriting, Health, History, IB, Internet, Learning Disability, Literature, Marketing, Math, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Phonics, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Proofreading, Psychology, Public Speaking, Quick Books, Reading, SAT, SPSS, Science, Sewing, Sociology, Special Needs, Spelling, Statistics, Study Skills, Technology, Test Preparation, Trigonometry, Vocabulary, Web Design, World History, Writing

Description: 14+ Years of Specializing in Students with AD/HD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilites, Depression, & Giftedness (including Student Athletes)
BA Social Anthropology, Minor Geography 
BSc Natural Sciences - including advanced spatial statistics, 
Harvard University Graduate Studies 2016-2021 MLA Psychology
Montessori Elementary Language Arts & Math Courses
20+ B.Ed University Teacher Education Courses (More than a B.Ed) 
*curriculum and instruction in mathematics and sciences. 
*teaching exceptional students (special education) 
*experiential education 
*Children's literature. 
*Theater for young audiences

GRADES K-12, and post-secondary 

Office & Reception: 
2 St. Clair Avenue West (NW corner of Yonge & St. Clair), 18th Floor 

Specializing in Students with Test & Math Anxiety, AD/HD, Anxiety*, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, Depression and Poor Organization & Study Skills,


*Former tutor for a member of Canada's Junior National Rowing Team (SAT prep, & IB Program). 
*Tutored an international level tennis player in AP courses and SAT & ACT prep for US Ivy League college admissions (pre-vet programs) 
Former students include: provincial/regional/national level water polo, volleyball, tennis, hockey, basketball, and rugby players. I've also had a student who sails the Tall Ships around the Great Lakes, and dedicated performing arts students (dance, drama, music). 
**SKYPE tutoring available for student athletes.

IB PROGRAM: Private & Public Schools- Exam prep, school year support, academic coaching, study & organizational skills.

AP COURSES: Exam prep, school year support, academic coaching, study & organizational skills.

Reviews: "My daughter [with AD/HD, & dyslexia] got her first A in English this week. Thank you Elizabeth. You're doing a spectacular job and I'm a very happy client!" "She really connected with my son. "[My daughter's] confidence inner academic abilities is improving and we are noticing better study habits at home."


Levels:Childhood Education, Elementary

Subjects:Cooking, English, Grammar, Learning Disability, Math, Phonics, Reading, Sewing, Special Needs

Description: WORK EXPERIENCE Sushi Maker Bento Nouveau, Alliston, ON 2008 - 2008 Special Education Tutor Angus, Ontario 2006 – 2011 Roads & Grounds 90 Day Casual CFB Borden, Ontario 2006 summer Special Ed/Home Economics Teacher Stein Valley School, Lytton, BC 2002 – 2005 Home Economics Teacher Stein Valley School, Lytton, BC 1996 – 2002 Supply Teacher Gold Trail District # 74, BC 1994 – 2002 Supply Teacher Kamloops District, BC 1991 – 1992 Family and Household Manager Lytton, BC 1981 – 2005 Home Economics Teacher Gold Trail District # 74, BC 1981 – 1982 CERTIFICATION Special Education, Part 1 Ontario Ontario College of Teachers 2006 Special Education Graduate Diploma Simon Fraser University, BC 2005 Certificate of Qualification (Teaching) Ontario 2006 Bachelors Degree in Education University of Toronto 1979 Bachelors Degree in Home Economics Ryerson University 1978

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Sewing involves stitching two pieces of material, such as fabric, leather, plastic and more, together using a needle and thread.  Sewing can also be used to attach different embellishments, including buttons, zippers, snaps, ribbons and more.  It can either be done by hand or on a sewing machine.

Before the sewing machine was invented in the nineteenth century, all sewing was done by hand.  Since then, the sewing machine has greatly increased the speed at which sewing can take place and allows a variety of goods from clothes to window treatments to be mass produced.


Whether sewing by hand or using a machine, the process involves using stitches to sew different pieces of material together.  A variety of stitches can be used.  The type of stitch that is appropriate for a particular project depends on the purpose of the stitch as well as the type of material being used.

Sewing with a Pattern vs. No Pattern

For smaller, less complicated projects such as attaching a button or zipper, or repairing an existing article of clothing or window covering, a pattern is probably not necessary.  But when it comes to starting a project from scratch, whether it’s sewing a skirt, making a toy or creating a window treatment, deciding whether or not to use a pattern is a choice that must be made based on the project, the sewer’s level of experience, expertise and comfort level. 

Some people are comfortable using patterns, while others find them to be difficult to work with and more trouble than they’re worth.  However, for those who choose to use a pattern when they are sewing, there are a few things to keep in mind, including:

  • It is important to follow the instructions carefully
  • Before you begin, make sure you’ve gathered all of the items necessary to complete the project, including the fabric, zippers, buttons, snaps, etc.
  • After you’ve gathered all of your materials, cut out each of the pieces necessary for the project you are completing
  • After you have cut out all of the pattern pieces, place them as they should be according to the pattern and begin sewing

Get Sewing Help

Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been sewing for years and you’re interested in learning some of the latest trends and techniques, there are a variety of resources available to help you refine your sewing skills.  Below is a list of some of the options for your consideration:

  • Craft Stores.  Many local craft stores offer sewing classes.  Call a store in your area to find out about availability.
  • Online Training.  For a fee, individuals can register for online training courses and learn how to sew in the convenience of their own homes.
  • Studios.  Specialty sewing studios offer a wide range of courses to meet a variety of interests and skill/experience levels, so applicants can choose the one that’s right for them.
  • Sewing Tutors.  Tutors provide individualized instruction that is customized to meet the needs of each student.