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Eleanor D.

MA English. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. 18 Years Taught Rdg/Wrtg

MA English. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. 18 Years Taught Rdg/Wrtg

$35/hour

  • 1,777 hours tutoring

  • Huntington Beach, CA 92647

About Eleanor


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My name is Eleanor. I specialize in writing, reading and study skills for students from elementary school through college. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I can cure the homework BLAHS. I can change a student's "I don't want to" or "I can't do this" to "I've already got it done. It was easy." I can make homework both fun and exacting. I can teach students study skills to use all the way from pre-school to the last period on the last page of their college thesis! I am a friendly person who...

My name is Eleanor. I specialize in writing, reading and study skills for students from elementary school through college. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I can cure the homework BLAHS. I can change a student's "I don't want to" or "I can't do this" to "I've already got it done. It was easy." I can make homework both fun and exacting. I can teach students study skills to use all the way from pre-school to the last period on the last page of their college thesis! I am a friendly person who actually enjoyed college, was a perfectionist in business and teaching, and have taught my own 3 children how much fun reading, writing, and good study skills can be.

I have extensive academic and real world experience with the written word. I have a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature, and a Bachelor's Degree in English. These degrees entailed years of reading, analyzing and writing about literature. My master's thesis won an award in the thesis of the year category at my university. I graduated with a B.A. Magna cum Laude and an M.A. Summa cum Laude.

Thereafter, I spent nearly 25 years writing legal documents as a paralegal, and I have spent the past 11 years as a teaching assistant at our local elementary schools, building students' reading and writing skills one-to-one. I know what teachers want. I know what state guidelines require. I also have years of experience utilizing homework study skill techniques with my own 3 children, now in elementary and high school. I have taken numerous studies skills classes, and I am qualified to train others in this field.

I can teach your child to write clear, concise research-based papers, personal opinion essays, and creative narrative, all within MLA guidelines. Reading comprehension is a particular specialty. I have coached my own three children through school, and my eldest through our local gifted student program. He is now an honors student headed for law school. I have truly enjoyed teaching children to read and write, both at school and at home. I teach them to think critically and to express themselves on paper, using sophisticated writing techniques and their own unique personalities as tools. I am confident that I can teach your child to read thoughtfully and to write well.

Children always respond well to me. I know how to speak their language, and to keep them interested in what they need to accomplish. I make sure that they learn to do all of this by themselves, with a firm foundation in spelling, grammar, vocabulary, organized ideas, research citations and proofreading. I know how to make work fun and precise at the same time, creating a lifelong positive attitude toward classwork and homework.

I have also worked extensively with students who have A.D.D., with substantial study skill and focus problems. I can easily teach both students and parents the simple but consistent steps to overcome this homework roadblock, to get the work done efficiently and stress-free, to allow for more relaxing family time in the evenings, which is so important for these families.

I also have a great deal of experience with high school and college homework "overload", and the simple efficiency tricks to master time management, a skill which will follow a student into the workplace.

Email me so that we can begin today! Thank you!


Education

CSU - Magna Cum Laude
Bachelors
CSU - Summa Cum Laude
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/8/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 11 years experience as a teaching assistant at our local elementary schools.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught phonics for 11 years as a teaching assistant in local Orange County elementary schools. I also taught phonics to my own 3 kids from age 1-5.
Reading,

Reading

M.A. English, Summa cum Laude Award for M.A. Thesis of the Year Teaching for many years, with great results, obtained quickly
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

M.A. English, Summa cum Laude Award for M.A. Thesis of the Year Teaching for many years, with great results, obtained quickly
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Specialize in high school and college Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus. Many years tutoring afterschool groups and individuals.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 11 years experience as a teaching assistant at our local elementary schools.
Reading,

Reading

M.A. English, Summa cum Laude Award for M.A. Thesis of the Year Teaching for many years, with great results, obtained quickly
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Specialize in high school and college Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus. Many years tutoring afterschool groups and individuals.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Specialize in high school and college Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus. Many years tutoring afterschool groups and individuals.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 11 years experience as a teaching assistant at our local elementary schools.
Reading,

Reading

M.A. English, Summa cum Laude Award for M.A. Thesis of the Year Teaching for many years, with great results, obtained quickly
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I received a degree in child development several years ago, which included training in ADD/ADHD education. Approximately 50% of my 29 students have learning disabilities. One example: Three years ago I was hired as a tutor for a child diagnosed with ADHD, who had gone through public and private schools for K through 2nd, and had learned almost nothing, due to his severe disability. I have worked with him now for 3 years, successfully getting him caught up. He is now functioning above grade level, making great use of his savant memory, which no one knew he had, previously. The family has asked me to stay on, throughout his entire education through high school. This is just one example of many.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught phonics for 11 years as a teaching assistant in local Orange County elementary schools. I also taught phonics to my own 3 kids from age 1-5.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a degree in child development, in addition to my M.A. in humanities. For many years, I have utilized my knowledge from classes in ADHD, Asperger's, and Autism education, and also abnormal psychology, in order to tutor my many special needs students. Using visual aides, such as time clocks, reward points, and short breaks, I have had success with special needs students of all ages, and in fact a large percentage of my full-time 29 tutoring students are special needs learners. I have been hired and retained for the long-term, in fact continue for multiple years, working with these students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Specialize in high school and college Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus. Many years tutoring afterschool groups and individuals.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 11 years experience as a teaching assistant at our local elementary schools.
Reading,

Reading

M.A. English, Summa cum Laude Award for M.A. Thesis of the Year Teaching for many years, with great results, obtained quickly
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully taught study skills to ADD, ADHD, and homework overloaded GATE and college kids. The use of wall calendars to monitor long-term assignments, white boards for current assignments, daily backpack organization, and time management techniques have proven to be of great value to my students. Also, a plan for breaking homework tasks into small do-able units with intermittent rewards chosen by the student, have proven to be very successful for pupils who tend to procrastinate with homework. Further, there are modern memorization techniques which are very helpful in studying for tests. Students from elementary through college age can develop lifelong study skills which will later help them in the work world. I can quickly and inexpensively help students and parents to implement these efficiency techniques right away, before grades are adversely affected by procrastination.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (293 ratings)
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Reviews


Lesson is always great.

It's always a pleasure to see her. My girl likes her a lot. Eleanor makes learning fun and has a lot of patience with kids.

Beatriz, 16 lessons with Eleanor

Very patient and never fails to respond to texting.

Ms. Eleanor, within just less than 2 months, has helped my nephew to gain so much confidence and self-esteem and improve his reading skill significantly.

Ngoc, 35 lessons with Eleanor

Great tutor

Eleanor has a great personality. She is really nice and helpful. She does her best to help her student in anyway she can. I really appreciate her kind attitude to my daughter. I hope the best for her and her family.

Vahid, 14 lessons with Eleanor

Excellent

Eleanor, I appreciate all your efforts with my son. You provided assistance and guidance effort all facets of helping him. Thanks for your help.

Jonathan, 22 lessons with Eleanor
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