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Elyse G.

Yale Grad Tutoring English, Law, Study Skills and More

Yale Grad Tutoring English, Law, Study Skills and More

$50/hour

  • 193 hours tutoring

About Elyse


Bio

I'm a friendly and approachable Ivy-League graduate with a love for language, 20 years of writing experience, and a gift for teaching all levels in English vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and writing. I'm also a former Yale alumni network interviewer with expertise in application essays and college admission interviews.

My aim is always to draw out the strengths of each of my students, to elevate their thinking, and, by helping them develop new skills, to increase their...

I'm a friendly and approachable Ivy-League graduate with a love for language, 20 years of writing experience, and a gift for teaching all levels in English vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and writing. I'm also a former Yale alumni network interviewer with expertise in application essays and college admission interviews.

My aim is always to draw out the strengths of each of my students, to elevate their thinking, and, by helping them develop new skills, to increase their confidence in their abilities. My approach to counseling is similar in that I assist students in identifying what it is they want in a college, and from the colleges to which they apply in particular. In helping students with application essays and interviews I assist them in authentically and effectively conveying their talents, strengths, and interest in pursuing their goals at the schools of their choice,

Additional references and testimonials available upon request.


Education

Yale
Special Divisional Major
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: The rate for College Application Counseling (including application essay review, comment, and suggested edits) is $65 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/28/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Law

Law

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).

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
French,

French

My interest in French language and culture has been life-long: I studied French from the First Grade, through college, including in a semester at University of Paris through UC Berkeley. I have several French friends with whom I communicate in French, have used my language skills in my past career in business, and frequently am complemented on my accent, which, thanks to my early training and residency in Paris, is very authentic. In addition I participate in courses and events at the Alliance Francaise, and recently took a 3rd year French course at UC Davis that emphasized speaking, writing and grammar skills. It was a great "refresher," and I could not have enjoyed it more. I especially enjoyed watching the younger and less experienced students gain competence and confidence. It was also a great reminder that in this interconnected world, the ability to speak and understand any foreign language is a great asset.
Law,

Law

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).
Proofreading,

Proofreading

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

Elementary Education

Handwriting,

Handwriting

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.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Successful English writing coach for students of all skill levels and aptitude. Ivy-League graduate with B.A. in humanities and law degree (J.D.) Former international corporate attorney, specializing in contract drafting and negotiation. Experience with academic coaching of U.S. and international high school, university undergraduates and graduate students. Experience coaching college applicants, and in counseling and advising students regarding their college and graduate level applications and application essays. Experience tutoring ESL for international students of all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
Literature,

Literature

I'm a Yale graduate with a love of language and literature of all kinds. I grew up reading all I could at my various age-levels and at Yale I pursued courses in each of the most recent three centuries of English novels, the 20th century American novel, Shakespeare (comedies and tragedies), Modern American Poetry, French Literature, Russian Literature, and Literary Theory. When it comes to my middle-school and high school level students, I've seen what happens when the progress from a state of not "understanding the point of" English class to a first-time appreciation of great literary works; watching the "light bulb" go on, the improvements in their language skills and grades, as well as their increased confidence, is incredibly satisfying for me as their tutor. In addition, the many SAT and AP students I work with have thanked me for giving them the tools they needed to improve their SAT English scores, as well as their AP English performance in class and on the AP Exam. Because of my understanding of great literature, I'm able to help students of all levels learn how to approach literary works in a way that helps each student to identify what those works are attempting to communicate. For fiction, this requires students to not only comprehend what they are reading, but also to understand what the author wishes to express. The means by which authors express themselves in turn is often the topic of required essays and frequently the key to multiple choice and short-answer quizzes and exams. Consequently, I assist my students in improving their grades, scores, and appreciation of literature by aiding them to become more adept at identifying the means by which authors use language and form to express their observations, beliefs, and ideas, or perhaps render an exploration of a topic or concept through their written work. Being able to identify how literary devices and basic elements of fiction such as character, plot, and setting accomplish this is crucial to any student's success in an Eng
Proofreading,

Proofreading

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

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension skills are the key to success in the study of any subject, as well as an essential skill for functioning effectively in life. For students at all levels, they are a prerequisite to successful studying for, and performance on, exams of all kinds, including standardized tests such as the SAT, any AP exam or graduate-level exam such as the GRE, MCAT, or LSAT. I have had tremendous success with improving the grades and scores of my students at all levels by providing them with strategies and techniques for reading with greater comprehension and confidence. By practicing these methods, they all improve their test scores and overall confidence, and achieve greater satisfaction and understanding when reading in any subject or context.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am experienced in tutoring all skills tested in the Language Arts section of the SAT, Study Skills (including test-taking), Reading, critical thinking, and Writing (including essays and personal statements for college and graduate school applications).
Writing,

Writing

Specialty in tutoring writing and English for all levels, as well as in advising high school students writing college application essays. Skilled in helping students discover new ways to acquire and practice the skills they need to improve their grades and advance in school, using a mix of worksheets, exercises and their school texts and assignments.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

World History,

World History

College-level history courses (including as a Yale undergraduate). Experience in successful college-level world history tutoring for high school and college students). Specialist in English reading and writing (including all aspects of Language Arts and essay writing for the SAT), test-taking (including for law school exams) and study skills (all levels). Lifelong student of world history, current events and other cultures.
American History, Art History

Homeschool

English,

English

Successful English writing coach for students of all skill levels and aptitude. Ivy-League graduate with B.A. in humanities and law degree (J.D.) Former international corporate attorney, specializing in contract drafting and negotiation. Experience with academic coaching of U.S. and international high school, university undergraduates and graduate students. Experience coaching college applicants, and in counseling and advising students regarding their college and graduate level applications and application essays. Experience tutoring ESL for international students of all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
French,

French

My interest in French language and culture has been life-long: I studied French from the First Grade, through college, including in a semester at University of Paris through UC Berkeley. I have several French friends with whom I communicate in French, have used my language skills in my past career in business, and frequently am complemented on my accent, which, thanks to my early training and residency in Paris, is very authentic. In addition I participate in courses and events at the Alliance Francaise, and recently took a 3rd year French course at UC Davis that emphasized speaking, writing and grammar skills. It was a great "refresher," and I could not have enjoyed it more. I especially enjoyed watching the younger and less experienced students gain competence and confidence. It was also a great reminder that in this interconnected world, the ability to speak and understand any foreign language is a great asset.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

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.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension skills are the key to success in the study of any subject, as well as an essential skill for functioning effectively in life. For students at all levels, they are a prerequisite to successful studying for, and performance on, exams of all kinds, including standardized tests such as the SAT, any AP exam or graduate-level exam such as the GRE, MCAT, or LSAT. I have had tremendous success with improving the grades and scores of my students at all levels by providing them with strategies and techniques for reading with greater comprehension and confidence. By practicing these methods, they all improve their test scores and overall confidence, and achieve greater satisfaction and understanding when reading in any subject or context.
Writing,

Writing

Specialty in tutoring writing and English for all levels, as well as in advising high school students writing college application essays. Skilled in helping students discover new ways to acquire and practice the skills they need to improve their grades and advance in school, using a mix of worksheets, exercises and their school texts and assignments.
Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
French,

French

My interest in French language and culture has been life-long: I studied French from the First Grade, through college, including in a semester at University of Paris through UC Berkeley. I have several French friends with whom I communicate in French, have used my language skills in my past career in business, and frequently am complemented on my accent, which, thanks to my early training and residency in Paris, is very authentic. In addition I participate in courses and events at the Alliance Francaise, and recently took a 3rd year French course at UC Davis that emphasized speaking, writing and grammar skills. It was a great "refresher," and I could not have enjoyed it more. I especially enjoyed watching the younger and less experienced students gain competence and confidence. It was also a great reminder that in this interconnected world, the ability to speak and understand any foreign language is a great asset.
TOEFL

Most Popular

English,

English

Successful English writing coach for students of all skill levels and aptitude. Ivy-League graduate with B.A. in humanities and law degree (J.D.) Former international corporate attorney, specializing in contract drafting and negotiation. Experience with academic coaching of U.S. and international high school, university undergraduates and graduate students. Experience coaching college applicants, and in counseling and advising students regarding their college and graduate level applications and application essays. Experience tutoring ESL for international students of all levels.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
French,

French

My interest in French language and culture has been life-long: I studied French from the First Grade, through college, including in a semester at University of Paris through UC Berkeley. I have several French friends with whom I communicate in French, have used my language skills in my past career in business, and frequently am complemented on my accent, which, thanks to my early training and residency in Paris, is very authentic. In addition I participate in courses and events at the Alliance Francaise, and recently took a 3rd year French course at UC Davis that emphasized speaking, writing and grammar skills. It was a great "refresher," and I could not have enjoyed it more. I especially enjoyed watching the younger and less experienced students gain competence and confidence. It was also a great reminder that in this interconnected world, the ability to speak and understand any foreign language is a great asset.
Writing,

Writing

Specialty in tutoring writing and English for all levels, as well as in advising high school students writing college application essays. Skilled in helping students discover new ways to acquire and practice the skills they need to improve their grades and advance in school, using a mix of worksheets, exercises and their school texts and assignments.
Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I work with students both here in the U.S and abroad by guiding them through the application process, including the required application essays, and by helping them prepare for success in their admission interviews. I am a former Yale applicant interviewer, and have completed college counseling courses at both UCLA and UC Berkeley. Consequently, I'm quite familiar with the full array of qualities and skills admissions officers look for in applicant essays and interviews. My students receive the benefit of that knowledge, my expertise in written English, and my practical understanding of how they can best increase their chances of admission.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
Law

Law

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).

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working students of all nationalities on improving their written and spoken English. More importantly, they have all viewed our sessions as successful and productive! I especially enjoy comparing and contrasting the characteristics of English with my students' respective native languages. This technique provides my students with an additional level of understanding as they gain competence and confidence in their desired areas of improvement.
French,

French

My interest in French language and culture has been life-long: I studied French from the First Grade, through college, including in a semester at University of Paris through UC Berkeley. I have several French friends with whom I communicate in French, have used my language skills in my past career in business, and frequently am complemented on my accent, which, thanks to my early training and residency in Paris, is very authentic. In addition I participate in courses and events at the Alliance Francaise, and recently took a 3rd year French course at UC Davis that emphasized speaking, writing and grammar skills. It was a great "refresher," and I could not have enjoyed it more. I especially enjoyed watching the younger and less experienced students gain competence and confidence. It was also a great reminder that in this interconnected world, the ability to speak and understand any foreign language is a great asset.
Writing,

Writing

Specialty in tutoring writing and English for all levels, as well as in advising high school students writing college application essays. Skilled in helping students discover new ways to acquire and practice the skills they need to improve their grades and advance in school, using a mix of worksheets, exercises and their school texts and assignments.
Reading

Test Preparation

Bar Exam,

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.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I work with students both here in the U.S and abroad by guiding them through the application process, including the required application essays, and by helping them prepare for success in their admission interviews. I am a former Yale applicant interviewer, and have completed college counseling courses at both UCLA and UC Berkeley. Consequently, I'm quite familiar with the full array of qualities and skills admissions officers look for in applicant essays and interviews. My students receive the benefit of that knowledge, my expertise in written English, and my practical understanding of how they can best increase their chances of admission.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension skills are the key to success in the study of any subject, as well as an essential skill for functioning effectively in life. For students at all levels, they are a prerequisite to successful studying for, and performance on, exams of all kinds, including standardized tests such as the SAT, any AP exam or graduate-level exam such as the GRE, MCAT, or LSAT. I have had tremendous success with improving the grades and scores of my students at all levels by providing them with strategies and techniques for reading with greater comprehension and confidence. By practicing these methods, they all improve their test scores and overall confidence, and achieve greater satisfaction and understanding when reading in any subject or context.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am experienced in tutoring all skills tested in the Language Arts section of the SAT, Study Skills (including test-taking), Reading, critical thinking, and Writing (including essays and personal statements for college and graduate school applications).
TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Insightful advice

Elyse not only gave me great tips on my personal statement for law school, but made me feel like she was truly invested in my story and asked me questions to get to the bottom of my “why.” Elyse is passionate about what she does and has incredible life experience. I am so glad I found Elyse and I can’t wait to continue working with her!

Shannon, 2 lessons with Elyse

Insightful advice

Elyse not only gave me great tips on my personal statement for law school, but made me feel like she was truly invested in my story and asked me questions to get to the bottom of my “why.” Elyse is passionate about what she does and has incredible life experience. I am so glad I found Elyse and I can’t wait to continue working with her!

Shannon, 2 lessons with Elyse

Upfront and Effective

I needed help for my law school admissions essay. Not only did Elyse correct it, but also really helped me dissect the message of my paper. I ended up redoing my paper because she helped me see my goal more clearly! I recommend!

Dani, 2 lessons with Elyse

Excellent help and focused ideas

Elyse has been a reliable and knowledgeable tutor, helping to walk me through the college admissions process. Since college is a little new to me, Elyse helped guide me towards good-fit schools. She asked pointed questions about what I want from my education and then offered some focused ways to go about getting it. Very insightful.

Isaac, 3 lessons with Elyse

Great Tutor

Elyse gave me A LOT of information to work with. I’m now really well prepared to begin my first draft for my essay. Overall, she was extremely helpful!

Jake, 5 lessons with Elyse

Excellent Editor

Elyse was a great help! She took the time to assist me in editing my personal statement for law school. If you are looking for someone to help edit your resume, personal statements and essays, I would highly recommend Elyse, she was helpful, kind and patient!

Erica, 1 lesson with Elyse

Insightful and helpful

I am very glad I had the opportunity to work with Elyse, she was very thorough and efficient with her advice and I got a lot to work with even with 1.5 hours. I got a new perspective on the whole process, seeing more from the eyes of an admissions officer. I also enjoyed that she guided me in the right directions through asking questions and helping me dive deeper into each prompt. Overall it was very productive and she was encouraging as well as kind throughout the whole process.

Yumi, 1 lesson with Elyse

Great handwriting instructions

Elyse is great at sparking interest and use any situation to help student make improvements. My son has much better coordination and control with pencil, writes in more relaxed state, improved on printing. We'll keep practicing following her instructions.

Haihong, 1 lesson with Elyse

Very helpful college interview prep session with Elyse

My daughter had a very productive interview prep session with Elyse this past weekend. Elyse was very knowledgeable on the subject and has a no-nonsense, to the point style of teaching. She is very good at identifying and pointing out the key issues for my daughter to work on, and also very proactive in follow up after the session. The lesson review was very well done, too! I appreciate all the help!

Sara, 1 lesson with Elyse
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