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Eleanor W.

Sarasota, FL

$60/hour

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Hunter College
English Language Art
City College of CUNY
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Hunter College (English Language Art)

City College of CUNY (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

About Eleanor

I have helped many students just like you! Let me help you tackle those English assignments that cause you stress and worry. Using a combination of techniques I have developed over my decades of teaching, I can help you be a more confident writer, a stronger critical thinker and critical reader.

I know what you face when it comes to getting your writing assignment done. I know how you might struggle, figuring out what a novel or poem means so you can do your homework. I know those assignments because I have written so many of them as an English high school teacher and college instructor.

I am qualified to help you. Is it that AP essay that is bugging you? An IA in IB? What about that extended essay you have to write for the IB diploma? Or are you getting wrong answers on those reading passages in the SAT/ACT practice books? What about that essay on the revised SAT? Do you know what you need to do?

Together, we can focus in on your individual issues with reading and writing and help you feel and be successful.

If my students could speak with you, they would say that I am patient, kind, funny, and know how to teach. (I wish you could see my outstanding student reviews!) Currently, I teach writing to college students on a part-time basis. Consequently, I have time to tutor and have a flexible schedule. We can meet at a coffee shop, a public library, or in your home. Or, we can work online. My current rate is $60 and $50 for a group of three or more students limited to five students.

Why would you want to work with me?
*Friendly, patience, and compassionate approach to you and your issues with reading and writing.
*Years of experience explaining the material in a way you can understand.
*Flexible schedule and can meet you in a convenient place, including sitting at your computer.
*Present and practice mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety over test-taking.

You probably are concerned about your grades, the SAT or the ACT and college admission. You are very busy and over scheduled with courses, homework and projects, community service, sports, friends and family. Take an hour or two out of your busy schedule and get those grades and scores up! I can help you do that because I have worked with many students just like you.
I have helped many students just like you! Let me help you tackle those English assignments that cause you stress and worry. Using a combination of techniques I have developed over my decades of teaching, I can help you be a more confident writer, a stronger critical thinker and critical reader.

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates are $50. A group has three to five students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sarasota, FL 34233
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
PSAT,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
Anthropology

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.

ACT Reading

For the past year I have been tutoring students for both the ACT and the SAT exams. We review the sample questions in a Princeton or Kaplan preparation book. Also we discuss how the SAT changed in the past year and what they can expect on the exam. In addition I teach my students about time management and how to reduce the jitters for the test.

So since I know these exams, I am really surprised that I failed the ACT English exam presented here. It must have been because the phone was ringing, my dog was barking, and I just raced through it. Oh well. Its up to you if you think I am qualified for tutoring ACT English.b

Anthropology

I have a doctorate in Folklore, American Studies, and English Education. Folklore, the study of oral tradition, is a discipline akin to Anthropology. I have also taught Anthropology at MIT and Bridgewater State College. Like an anthropologist, I have conducted fieldwork in many different ethnic communities, have led students on fieldwork projects, and have published in the field of Folklore. I am on the board of the state folklore society whose members are both public sector folklorists and anthropologists. When I taught Anthropology I used a basic text, used current scholarship and discussed fieldwork projects.

English

I have taught English-Language Arts for 12 years at a local high school. At that school, I taught English to 9, 10th and 11th graders. The courses that I taught included AP Language and Composition, pre-IB English for 9th and 10th graders. I also taught the Language and Literature course for 11th grade IB students. In addition, I worked in the after-school tutoring program where student were ESOL students and struggling to learn English. (I have certification in ESL.) Furthermore, in the lat few years of teaching at the high school, we worked on getting the Core Curriculum into our lessons. Though I retired teaching full time, currently, I teach a writing course at a local, private college.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis for over 12 years in several situations. First, teachers used Microsoft Outlook for several functions, but, most specifically for mail and booking meetings on the calendar. I also use Microsoft Outlook at home, in tech writing jobs that I have had and other business situations. As a teacher, I taught students how to use this program so they could work quickly and efficiently. It beats Snapchat!

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is the program I use to present information to high school students and college students. Students like to see not only text but also photographs, animations, and links to other programs. Since students these days are more visually astute because of their constant use of technology, I find that PowerPoint presentations are the best way to get across information to them. I also use PowerPoint presentations when I am asked to speak to community groups. The presentations are easy to ".pdf" and upload to programs, such as Canvas or Blackboard.

Microsoft Windows

In addition to teaching for many decades, I also earned a degree in technical writing and worked in the software field writing manuals while also teaching at night. During my time as a technical writer, I used Microsoft Windows and became highly proficient. When teaching or tutoring in English, I teach students how to use some advanced techniques in Windows so they can work efficiently. I am comfortable with the Widows platform and the Apple platform.

Microsoft Word

I have used MIcrosoft Word since the Microsoft Company sold it to consumers, and so I have used this program for decades. I use this program on a daily basis for my own writing. The program was also used in our school system. Consequently, when teaching I would teach students how to set up essays according to MLA standards and use the most popular features of the program, such as setting margins and using templates and tracking changes. Most students jump into the program and start typing. Many are unaware that they can use many features that will save them both time and energy.

PSAT

The PSAT exam is familiar to both 9th and 10th graders; and, since I have taught those grades for many years, I understand how to prepare students for the test and how to explain their results to them and their parents.

Public Speaking

Most Americans fear public speaking and I bet some would rather go to the dentist instead. But unlike the majority of Americans, I love public speaking and have been a public speaker for more than 25 years. For example, I have an interest in folklore and genealogy. As a result, community organizations have asked me many times to present information on that topic. Moreover, I have formally presented research papers at academic meetings a number of times. In addition, I have helped my students prepare their presentations for public speaking contests and class presentations.

SAT Reading

For the past year, I have been helping high school students prepare for the SAT Reading test. Because I am an avid reader, I impart to my students the importance of reading. I have found that reviewing the practice tests have helped student improve their scores. I have been using the book, "Notice and Note" to make my students more aware of the critical thinking skills these need to become better readers. In addition, we review class reading assignments, journals, and specific aspects of a novel to improve their critical thinking and reading skills. These techniques have been quite successful.

SAT Writing

Teaching writing is one of my favorite aspects of tutoring. As a writer myself, I have showed students the process of writing: brainstorming, writing, re-writing, editing, proofreading and creating a final copy. Since the SAT writing component is a timed test, I work with students on how to focus on content and meaning and to answer the posed question. In addition, I find in tutoring sessions that many students have common weaknesses in their writing. such as lack of coherence, lack of structure and basic grammar flaws, such as writing run-on or fragment sentences.

Hunter College
English Language Art
City College of CUNY
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Hunter College (English Language Art)

City College of CUNY (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates are $50. A group has three to five students.

Travel policy

Eleanor will travel within 15 miles of Sarasota, FL 34233.