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Eleanora D.

Boston, MA

$50/hr

Experienced Teacher and Attorney, Math Tutor, GED/SAT/LSAT/GMAT Prep

Background check passed as of 7/19/11
Usually responds in about 17 hours

Experienced Teacher and Attorney, Math Tutor, GED/SAT/LSAT/GMAT Prep

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Math Tutoring; Test Prep for GED, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, and Real Estate Sales Agent exam; Writing; Editing; Learning Software.

I have a BA in Economics from U of Chicago, am a certified Math teacher (grades 5-8, 9-12), with 10 years of classroom experience teaching Math, Science (Biology and Chemistry) and Computers (MS Office) in a variety of settings including private schools, Boston Public Schools, and the Department of Youth Services working with at-risk urban youth.

I also have a Juris Doctorate (U of Miami School of Law) and a Masters of Laws in Taxation (New York University School of Law); am a licensed attorney and a member of the bar; worked as a professional editor and published chapters of legal treatises with prestigious publishers as a free-lance author and editor, on topics of Tax Law, Estate Planning, and Charitable Trusts.

I can communicate with people from all walks of life and students on all learning levels and styles. I am patient and precise, careful to find and fill gaps in knowledge, and encourage independence based on operational and critical thinking skills.

My greatest asset is an infectious love of learning. I see exam prep as an opportunity for learning content not only scoring strategy and time management, although these are more important as the exam approaches. The best tutor is the one who brings out the best in the particular student, and the process is key.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Vanessa, Winthrop, MA on 11/11/14

"Great Listener"

- Laurine, Everett, MA on 11/27/12

"Very Helpful"

- Anthony, Allston, MA on 1/12/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Organic Chemistry, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Business:
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Bar Exam,
GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Latin, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 includes using variables, solving equations for unknown variables, representing relationships between quantities as equalities (or inequalities) in graphs, symbols, and meaningful word problems, recognizing and describing relationships and patterns such as ratios and proportions, direct and inverse variation, and introduction to functions, slope/intercept formulas of linear functions (y = mx + b), standard form for linear functions (Ax + By = C), distinguishing between linear and exponential relationships, representing exponents symbolically, including negative and fractional exponents, and solving problems involving exponents such as compound interest calculations. I utilize multiple representations such as graphic, symbolic, and verbal, even rhythmic and spatial, to unify an understanding of geomtry with algebra and real world applications.

Bar Exam

I passed three bar exams on my first try: NY, MA, and FL, including the multi-state exam, shortly -- about 4 months -- after graduating from law school, in 1985. I took a bar review course which helped to emphasize testable topics, and to engage a support network of fellow students and instructors. My hard, honest work during law school nurtured my scholarly development, so I can spot issues, identify operative facts, and apply analogous logic with ease. To prep a student today, I would need access to recent publications tracking frequently tested topics over time and recently.

English

English can be taught on all levels; language is an art.

Beginners, including young people and those learning it as a second language, would focus on vocabulary and grammar. Fundamentals include the parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, writing paragraphs, short essays and reports, and simple poetry.

Advanced work includes longer reports and essays, with more organization including contents and bibliographies. High school students could also read and write plays and songs or lyrics, and more poetry. On the adult level, I would put published works, and interoffice communications, legal and business documents.

All students practice reading, writing, and speaking with increasing sophistication.

Genetics

I teach genetics on the high school level as part of a year long biology sequence. We cover molecular structure of DNA and RNA, chromosomes, chromatids, cell duplication, genotype, phenotype, Punnett Squares, Mendelein genetics, laws of dominance, genetic expression such as switching genes on and off, sources of mutations, codons, base pairs. We cover everything that might be on the BIOLOGY MCAS about genetics, and some material that might be on AP BIOLOGY exam, but not college level or higher. I have been teaching this for more than 5 years.

Tax Preparation

I have a Masters of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, or an "Ll.M". I took courses in income taxation for individuals, for corporations, estates and trusts. I worked for a large bank in NY a tax legal research assistant, and I worked in publishing editing tax textbooks. I have represented clients in tax court. I can show a person to make sense of incomes, deductions, credits, various schedules, and the policy reasons for the rules, sometimes just be reading the free publications put out by the IRS or state.

University of Chicago
Economics
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
New York University School of Law
Master's

Education

University of Chicago (Economics)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)

New York University School of Law (Master's)

Very Patient — She took her time to explain the basics of math because I was so lost and I couldn't remember anything. I liked the way she explained the problems, and I know for sure that if I keep up with her, I will pass my test! ...

— Vanessa, Winthrop, MA on 11/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is two hours. Travel expenses to be agreed upon. Rates negotiable for younger/older students & level of difficulty. One hour cancellation fee if no 12 hour notice.

Travel policy

Eleanora will travel within 25 miles of Boston, MA 02128.


About Eleanora

Math Tutoring; Test Prep for GED, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, and Real Estate Sales Agent exam; Writing; Editing; Learning Software.

I have a BA in Economics from U of Chicago, am a certified Math teacher (grades 5-8, 9-12), with 10 years of classroom experience teaching Math, Science (Biology and Chemistry) and Computers (MS Office) in a variety of settings including private schools, Boston Public Schools, and the Department of Youth Services working with at-risk urban youth.

I also have a Juris Doctorate (U of Miami School of Law) and a Masters of Laws in Taxation (New York University School of Law); am a licensed attorney and a member of the bar; worked as a professional editor and published chapters of legal treatises with prestigious publishers as a free-lance author and editor, on topics of Tax Law, Estate Planning, and Charitable Trusts.

I can communicate with people from all walks of life and students on all learning levels and styles. I am patient and precise, careful to find and fill gaps in knowledge, and encourage independence based on operational and critical thinking skills.

My greatest asset is an infectious love of learning. I see exam prep as an opportunity for learning content not only scoring strategy and time management, although these are more important as the exam approaches. The best tutor is the one who brings out the best in the particular student, and the process is key.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Vanessa, Winthrop, MA on 11/11/14

"Great Listener"

- Laurine, Everett, MA on 11/27/12

"Very Helpful"

- Anthony, Allston, MA on 1/12/12
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Education

University of Chicago
Economics
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
New York University School of Law
Master's

Education

University of Chicago (Economics)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)

New York University School of Law (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is two hours. Travel expenses to be agreed upon. Rates negotiable for younger/older students & level of difficulty. One hour cancellation fee if no 12 hour notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Boston, MA 02128

Eleanora’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Organic Chemistry, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Business:
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Bar Exam,
GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Latin, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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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