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Ellen R.

Boulder, CO

$45/hr

Chemistry and Biology Tutor - CU Grad Applying to Medical School

Background check passed as of 2/17/13
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Chemistry and Biology Tutor - CU Grad Applying to Medical School

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Hi, my name is Ellen and I graduated from CU - Boulder a semester early, in December 2012. I currently work full-time at a hospital, and will apply to medical school in 2016. My most experienced subjects are Organic Chemistry, Biology, General Chemistry, and Psychology. I work with students of all ages- high school, community college, undergraduate, and adults returning to school. I am an experienced standardized test-taker and study enthusiast who would love to help others exceed in their academic goals, whether that be subject material, test preparation and test taking strategies, or general study skills.

At CU I majored in Psychology and additionally took all required Pre-med college courses, which include Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In my time at University of Colorado I participated on the Women's Division 1 volleyball team, and after injury moved to a student assistant role. Through my volleyball career, I have gained the opportunity to work with kids of all ages. I look forward to sharing my passion for learning and help you reach your academic goals!

Testimonials

"Amazing!!!!"

- Kathryn, Denver, CO on 10/14/13

"Dedicated Tutor"

- Elizabeth, Greeley, CO on 8/27/13

"Very thorough and patient"

- Diana, Lafayette, CO on 7/24/13

"Great tutor! "

- Kendall, Arvada, CO on 6/14/13

"EXCELLENT TUTOR!"

- Becky, Arvada, CO on 3/5/13

"Good chemistry"

- John, Louisville, CO on 2/27/13
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar,
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physiology, Psychology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
English, Spanish, Statistics,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I scored in the 95th percentile on the ACT, and have recent standardized test taking experience succeeding on the MCAT. I am experienced in many methods of studying and preparing for standardized tests and would love the opportunity to help you succeed on your exams as well.

ACT Math

I scored in the 95th percentile on the ACT, and have recent standardized test taking experience succeeding on the MCAT. I am experienced in many methods of studying and preparing for standardized tests and would love the opportunity to help you succeed on your exams as well.

ACT Reading

I scored in the 95th percentile on the ACT, and have recent standardized test taking experience succeeding on the MCAT. I am experienced in many methods of studying and preparing for standardized tests and would love the opportunity to help you succeed on your exams as well.

ACT Science

I scored in the 95th percentile on the ACT, and have recent standardized test taking experience succeeding on the MCAT. I am experienced in many methods of studying and preparing for standardized tests and would love the opportunity to help you succeed on your exams as well.

Biology

As an applicant to medical school I have vast experience with all fields of biology at many levels. In high school I took AP Biology and received a 5 on the exam. In college I have taken Molecular/Cellular Biology and Lab, Genetics and Genetics Lab, and Biochemistry. I also have studied for and taken the MCAT which includes a comprehensive Biological Sciences section.

Chemistry

As an applicant to medical school I am very experienced with many areas of Chemistry. I have taken General Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab. I also have taken and done well on the MCAT which includes a Chemistry and Organic Chemistry portion on the test.

Government & Politics

Almost all of my college electives were taken in Government and Politics, I was one class short of receiving a minor, and I received a grade of A/A- in all Political Science courses. I took the AP Government and Politics class in high school and received a 5 on the test, and in college I have taken Comparative Politics, State Government, American Congress, and Political Psychology.

Grammar

I took honors English and grammar classes throughout my secondary education, as well as grew up learning English from a woman who had learned English in school (as a second language) in a foreign country and therefore heavily emphasized grammar. I have experience with most forms of writing, persuasive, informational (expository), and scientific writing/research papers. I received an A in every english and writing class I took in college. In high school I took the Language and Composition AP exam and received a 5. On the ACT I received a 12/12 for the essay section, and received a score of R on a scale of J-T on the MCAT writing section.

Organic Chemistry

As a medical school applicant I have a significant background in Chemistry. Specifically in Organic Chemistry I have taken Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab, plus an additional Organic Chemistry course to ensure mastery of the subject for the MCAT, in which I received a top score for the Organic Chemistry portion.

Psychology

As a Psychology major in college, I have extensive knowledge of most fields of Psychology- Introductory, Statistics, Biological/Neuroscience, Psychopathology, Social, Cognitive, Personality, and History of Psychology.

Statistics

My background is in Psychological Statistics. In particular, the University of Colorado offers a Psychological Statistics class which I took and excelled in, as well as I gained further experience working in a Psychological Research Lab. I have significant experience successfully tutoring many students for this class, regardless of the professor.

Study Skills

I have constantly balanced being an excellent student with being an athlete. In my senior year of high school I took 6 AP classes while playing varsity volleyball and playing for a volleyball club requiring 20 hrs/week.

In college I was a psychology major, taking pre-med courses, and playing/working for the women's D1 volleyball team 30 hrs/week.

I also successfully spent the last summer studying for and taking the MCAT.

These experiences have necessitated that I develop excellent study skills in order to accomplish all of my academic goals.

Volleyball

I played Division 1 volleyball for the University of Colorado Boulder for my freshman year, until injury shifted me to a student assistant role; I stayed with the team, attending all practices and matches (home and away) through my college career.

In the summers throughout college I coached at the University of Colorado Women's volleyball camp, coaching ages 10-18.

In high school I played for my school's varsity team as well as playing for the Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, IL.

Writing

I have experience in most forms of writing, with most of my experience in persuasive, informational (expository), and scientific writing/research papers. I received an A in every english and writing class I took in college. In high school I took the Language and Composition AP exam and received a 5. On the ACT I received a 12/12 for the essay section, and received a score of R on a scale of J-T on the MCAT writing section.

University of Colorado, Boulder
Psychology

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Psychology)

Amazing!!!! — Ellen was absolutely the most patient and wonderful person I know. She literally taught me Organic Chemistry I and II in eight weeks and I was able to pass my class (which I never would have been able to do if it weren't for her). She is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to figure out how I learned and tutored based on that. You can't go wrong with her. She was AMAZING!!! ...

— Kathryn, Denver, CO on 10/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Group Rate: $60 for 2 students ($30 each).

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 25 miles of Boulder, CO 80305.


About Ellen

Hi, my name is Ellen and I graduated from CU - Boulder a semester early, in December 2012. I currently work full-time at a hospital, and will apply to medical school in 2016. My most experienced subjects are Organic Chemistry, Biology, General Chemistry, and Psychology. I work with students of all ages- high school, community college, undergraduate, and adults returning to school. I am an experienced standardized test-taker and study enthusiast who would love to help others exceed in their academic goals, whether that be subject material, test preparation and test taking strategies, or general study skills.

At CU I majored in Psychology and additionally took all required Pre-med college courses, which include Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In my time at University of Colorado I participated on the Women's Division 1 volleyball team, and after injury moved to a student assistant role. Through my volleyball career, I have gained the opportunity to work with kids of all ages. I look forward to sharing my passion for learning and help you reach your academic goals!

Testimonials

"Amazing!!!!"

- Kathryn, Denver, CO on 10/14/13

"Dedicated Tutor"

- Elizabeth, Greeley, CO on 8/27/13

"Very thorough and patient"

- Diana, Lafayette, CO on 7/24/13

"Great tutor! "

- Kendall, Arvada, CO on 6/14/13

"EXCELLENT TUTOR!"

- Becky, Arvada, CO on 3/5/13

"Good chemistry"

- John, Louisville, CO on 2/27/13
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Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Psychology

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Psychology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Group Rate: $60 for 2 students ($30 each).

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Boulder, CO 80305

Ellen’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar,
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physiology, Psychology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
English, Spanish, Statistics,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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