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Elle A.

Boston, MA

$80/hr

Harvard Grad Specializing in Math, Science and English/Writing

Usually responds after +3 days

Harvard Grad Specializing in Math, Science and English/Writing

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I have tutored extensively, in a range of subjects. I work well with students with learning disabilities, and I have yet to work with a student that didn't tell me he/she felt a vast improvement in performance, confidence, and understanding of the subject. I always go above and beyond. My goal is first and foremost to find out why the student is not grasping the subject, then to adapt my teaching methods to the individual. I am an Ivy League graduate, and graduated in the top of my class. I don't feel this means I am a good teacher--however I am able to handle more advanced material, if necessary. I again have worked with a range of students, issues, and in a range of subjects. I had one family block out all my available hours for several years so that I could work exclusively for that one family---I think this speaks to my effectiveness as a tutor.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
Language:
TOEFL
History:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History, Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, College Counseling,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar

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.

Anthropology

My undergraduate degree from Harvard was in Biological Anthropology and Fine Arts. I completed all the required coursed in biological and social anthropology, with a straight A average. I am more than qualified to tutor and teach Anthropology, and I have done so with students in the CA area. My tutoring method in Anthropology mirrors my method in math and sciences----I try to look at where the student is having issues and problem solve from there. For some it relates to poor handle on the content and it requires teaching the material back. I find some learners who are not auditory will not absorb lectures well. With others it relates to a fundamental issue with how the individual approaches the discipline and a concept that he/she cannot excel. Whatever the reason, I will shift the way I teach back the subject and try to make it dynamic, fun and something the student can absorb. I will work on specific assignments, correct tests, summarize reading material, and look for any area where the student is not performing well and try to advance his/her work.

College Counseling

I have experience with college counseling when I tutored on the west coast; mainly students came to me who wanted to apply to Ivy League schools and needed help with their essays. As someone who was admitted to Harvard early action, I know I put together a strong application. I had excellent feedback on my editing and working with student's on their college applications. I am able to help with everything from the essay to planning out the number of applications and how to meet deadlines. I know how to help students achieve results, and many of the students I worked with credited me with helping them get in to the college of their choice, despite being told they had weaker test scores. Many students overlook the importance of short essays and telling their story, they rely instead on extra curriculars and test scores. I encourage honesty and modesty, and I love to help the individual represent his/her strong points. I am confident I am able to help students with a range of different kinds of applications and again meet the necessary deadlines. I love helping people achieve their goals, so helping with college counseling is a great experience.

Dyslexia

I started tutoring students with ADHD, dyslexia and medical illnesses that affected their performance (brain tumors) when I was at Harvard. I tutored for an agency in CA that sent me to all the special needs students. I have worked with special needs students in the Brookline public schools and LA private and public schools. My method is variable student to student, it's very individualized, but it is of great importance to focus on self esteem and be encouraging so that these students don't anticipate under performing or feel incapable of succeeding. I will employ a range of different techniques---index cards, speaking out each step of problem solving, fact checking, estimation, et al. I try to figure out if the student is a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner and adapt my cues accordingly. If a student has problems with memory and consistency, then repetition is key.

Harvard Univ.

Education

Harvard Univ.

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elle will travel within 40 miles of Boston, MA 02116.


About Elle

I have tutored extensively, in a range of subjects. I work well with students with learning disabilities, and I have yet to work with a student that didn't tell me he/she felt a vast improvement in performance, confidence, and understanding of the subject. I always go above and beyond. My goal is first and foremost to find out why the student is not grasping the subject, then to adapt my teaching methods to the individual. I am an Ivy League graduate, and graduated in the top of my class. I don't feel this means I am a good teacher--however I am able to handle more advanced material, if necessary. I again have worked with a range of students, issues, and in a range of subjects. I had one family block out all my available hours for several years so that I could work exclusively for that one family---I think this speaks to my effectiveness as a tutor.

Education

Harvard Univ.

Education

Harvard Univ.


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Boston, MA 02116

Elle’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
Language:
TOEFL
History:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History, Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, College Counseling,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar

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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