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University of Colorado, Boulder (Psychology)
Hi, my name is Ellen and I am a highly experienced Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Biology tutor. I additionally tutor other subjects such as Psychology, and general Study Skills, but all of my subjects and descriptions are listed on my Subjects tab. I work with students of all ages- high school, community college, undergraduate, and adults returning to school. I am a seasoned standardized test-taker and study enthusiast who would love to help others succeed, whether that be subject material, test preparation and test taking strategies, or general study skills. I look forward to sharing my passion for learning and helping you reach your academic goals!
I graduated from CU - Boulder a semester early, in December 2012. At CU, I majored in Psychology and additionally took Pre-med courses, which included 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 am currently in the process of getting a second Bachelor's Degree in Biology, from University of Colorado - Denver, to strengthen my science knowledge for medical school applications. I also work full-time at a hospital, and will apply to medical school in 2016. Hi, my name is Ellen and I am a highly experienced Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Biology tutor. I additionally tutor other subjects such as
Group Rate: $60 for 2 students ($30 each).
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!!!
I hired Ellen R. to be my tutor for Organic Chemistry II after my first exam showed less than desirable results. I thought I was a lost cause until she showed me extreme patience and care. Not only was she able to explain concepts in an easy to understand manner, but she provided study tips, and also encouraged me that I could pass the class. Also, Ellen told me that I could text her any time if I had a question. Additionally, Ellen genuinely wanted to know how I performed on the exams and what she could do to make me feel more comfortable solving problems. It is safe to say that I could not have passed Organic Chemistry II without her. I would definitely recommend her skills to a friend who is struggling with Organic Chemistry because I actually looked forward to our sessions instead of dreading the thought of Organic Chemistry.
Ellen tutored me through Organic Chemistry in five weeks this summer! She dedicated at least 8 hours a week to me, purely educating me on organic. She is a very knowledgeable in all areas of science and also has many test taking tips too! Without Ellen I would not have passes my Organic Chemistry class, she is very caring and invested to every student individual grade. I would recommend her to anyone to thinks they might need help, sever help or just reassurance in their work!
Thank You Ellen.
Ellen does a great job a walking through each step of the analysis to answer the question whether its algebra or English ACT prep work.
Ellen helped me through senior year chemistry in which I never thought I would be able to survive! My grade easily went up after meeting with her weekly. She is extremely confident in all that she teaches & always there to answer questions, even if the question is over a text after a session! Loved working with her!
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Ellen formed an immediate rapport with my daughter. She identified where my daughter had weak spots in her understanding and was able to reconstruct the necessary concepts and connections in an effective way. I believe with a few more sessions her foundation and problem solving will be much improved.
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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.
I am currently getting a second Bachelor's degree in Biology at CU-Denver, and have taken classes such as Anatomy and Physiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.