Ellen M. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Ellen, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.
I have taught for 15 years, in the classroom, and one-on-one. My students have ranged in age from 18 - 80 plus, and come from all over the world: Japan, Mexico, Korea, Russia, France, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, and many other countries. At the present time, I lead a Conversation Club of advanced students once a week. I enjoy helping my students with their compositions and grammar, and find it very rewarding to work with them on a variety of interests and topics. This semester, the class has been reading and studying Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" in order to get ready for the story adaptation and "Big River." I have also been able to help scientists and technical writers as they prepare for presentations.
I continue to work as a writer/editor for such publications as the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages: "The Language Educator." My articles have focused on global English, language for specific purposes, and the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
In addition, I have also taught social dancing (ballroom and Latin dancing) to thousands of students through Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education.
I have tutored students in the Quest Scholar program at Stanford and assisted with their essay writing. They were accepted into top-tier schools (Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, Sarah Lawrence).
I am currently tutoring two PSAT/SAT high school students, helping them with essay writing. I am also tutoring a GRE student applying for a PhD program in economics.
I have a B.A. in Literature from Bennington College, an M.A. in English from Cal State - San Jose, and a California teaching credential.
I have taught ESL for many years and worked in the classroom and individually with students.
My method includes texts and supporting literature geared to each student's needs and learning abilities. I determine the students' strengths and areas that need work, and adjust my tutoring to meet their abilities and goals.
Your first hour with any tutor is protected by our Good Fit Guarantee: You don’t pay for tutoring unless you find a good fit!
Usually responds in about 3 hours
Send Ellen a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Ellen or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.