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Elyse G.

Yale Grad Tutoring English, Law, Study Skills and More

Davis, CA (95618)

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I'm a friendly and approachable Ivy-League graduate with 20 years of writing experience and a gift for teaching all levels in English vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and writing. I'm a semi-retired lawyer with a distinguished career in law and business behind me, including several years in entertainment law and real estate.

I have a love for language and literature and aim to impart a passion for discovering new skills and abilities to all my students by igniting their intellectual curiosity.

I've successfully tutored all types of clients, including junior high school, high school, university-level and law and graduate students in English, law, and study skills/exam writing. Most dramatically, I recently tutored an international private high school student for an entire school year in test-taking, Social Studies, English reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing, raising his GPA by over a full point. He is currently applying for admission to some of the top colleges in the U.S.!

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Elyse’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Law, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam, College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History
ESL/ESOL, French, Speech, TOEFL
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Bar Exam

I'm a licensed attorney (active member of CA Bar but not currently practicing) and have passed both the California and New York State bar exams, generally considered among the most difficult in the country. I'm a graduate of Yale University and Cardozo School of Law, and worked for 7 years at top Wall Street law firms and then as a Vice President of Legal Affairs for a major international media conglomerate. I'm a gifted tutor and am able to adapt my methods to each student's abilities and needs. Building confidence and reducing anxiety go a long way with the LSAT, which to a certain extent intimidates many students who have not had to think in the way required by the LSAT before and thus lack the skills necessary to successfully navigate the lengthy exam and logic games, in particular. I try to outline an exam prep strategy for each student, in order to give them a clear measure of their progress, enabling them to accumulate momentum and enthusiasm for "sticking out" and eventually conquering the study and exam process.


Successful writing coach for all levels of English reading and comprehension.

Ivy-League graduate with B.A. in humanities and law degree (J.D.)

Former international corporate attorney, specializing in multi-party contract negotiation and drafting of complex agreements.

Experience with academic coaching of international high school and university students.

Experience with coaching of college applicants, specializing in counseling and advising regarding college and graduate level application essays.


I love handwriting and am happy to ensure it is a skill that continues to be passed on to all students.

Since Elementary School, where I won the Best Handwriting Award, people have commented on my "perfect" handwriting. I acquired this skill almost entirely by practicing recommended techniques on the traditional specially-lined paper. Now. people occasionally ask me to handwrite notes for them.

I also have studied handwriting analysis with a professional handwriting analysis expert and understand the variations that individual personalities tend to make when writing in what used to be called "cursive," as well as the special approach required for left-handed students.

As you may have noticed, I have perfect reviews from my students. I'm a great tutor of all of the subjects in which I've qualified, and my students seem to really appreciate my approach to teaching and learning.

I'm also especially talented at teaching subjects such as handwriting in a way that ensures a good foundation in each component of a particular skill. In handwriting, it is important to take this approach, as learning how to write each part of a letter before learning the entire letter is required for most letters in the alphabet.


Ivy League graduate and former attorney with 20 years professional experience.
Expertise in legal analysis, writing, study skills and strategies for essay exams.
Admitted to California State Bar (1989) (Current Member) and New York State Bar (1987).


In my former career I proofread thousands of pages of printed material in academic, legal and business contexts.

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Yale (Special Divisional)

Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)

Pretty Good English is not my first language. I had 2 college papers due and did not want my grammar and usage mistakes to hurt my grades. Elyse showed me how to improve my writing and explained the necessary corrections. She also took the time to understand my thoughts and helped me to express them more clearly by showing me ways to improve the structure and organization of my paragraphs. I recommend her hig ...

— Yanan from Davis, CA on 5/2/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am open to discounting hourly rate when series of sessions paid for in advance. Also am open to discounts for elementary school students. Thank you.

Travel policy

Elyse will travel within 25 miles of Davis, CA 95618.

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