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Elinor L.

Iowa City, IA

$50/hour

Certified Teacher-Tutor with Energy!

1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/10/15
5.0 average from 301 ratings
Excellent English Tutor
— Nandini, Mountain View, CA on 5/13/17

$50/Hour


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Cornell College
Education, English

Education

Cornell College (Education, English)

About Elinor

I am a 100% 5-STAR rated full-time tutor, specializing in Writing Education, including Persuasive, Narrative, and Expository Writing. Due to my commitment to each individual student, I have never had a negative experience with a student.

I accept students of all ages, and I work with students on assignments for classes and also create assignments to capture my students' interests and capitalize on their skills. I also work with students in Editing, Reading, Study Skills, and Math through Algebra II.

I am highly flexible in meeting location, and work with both single-meeting and long-term clients,

I received my degrees in English and Education in 2009. In 2012, I took on a post in North Carolina teaching 8th Grade English Language Arts full time, where I stayed until I moved to California, and now here, to Minnesota! Prior to NC, I substitute taught in Iowa for everything from Kindergarten to High School Autism self-contained classes for three years, spending 3 months long-term substituting in a mixed-age transitional classroom (7-15), 3 months long-term subbing in a mixed-age high school classroom, and 4 months long-term subbing for a mixed-age middle school classroom.

I have experience in theater and music, sports, and many different educational strategies and situations. If you're struggling, I know that we can work together to find an approach to the topic that will work for you!
I am a 100% 5-STAR rated full-time tutor, specializing in Writing Education, including Persuasive, Narrative, and Expository Writing. Due to my commitment to each individual student, I have never had a negative experience with a student.

I accept students of all ages, and I work with students on assignments for classes and also create
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

A cancellation rate of 50% will apply to any lessons cancelled within 12 hours of start time. This includes lessons cancelled due to illness or forgetfulness.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent English Tutor"

- Nandini, Mountain View, CA on 5/13/17

"Knowledgeable, kind and personable"

- Ellen, Chatham, NJ on 5/18/17

"Great AP Literature Tutor"

- CM, Raleigh, NC on 5/13/17

"Wonderful editing!!"

- Hamad, Pittsburgh, PA on 4/5/17

"Good Teacher"

- Adam, Henderson, NV on 2/5/17

"very knowledgeable tutor!"

- Violaine, Madison, NJ on 1/19/17

"great writing coach"

- Duval, Jamestown, RI on 1/9/17

"skilled and patient teacher"

- Diana, Carmichael, CA on 11/12/16

"Excellent!"

- Lisa, Carlsbad, CA on 7/31/16

"Wonderful tutor and overall experience"

- Gary, Booneville, KY on 7/1/16

"Writing Tutor"

- Cheirse, Carlsbad, CA on 6/22/16

"Exceptional tutor"

- Courtne, Carlsbad, CA on 6/10/16

"Patient and fun"

- Maria, San Marcos, CA on 5/24/16

"Great teacher and very nice"

- Teresa, Oceanside, CA on 5/19/16

"Patient teacher"

- Carmen, Oceanside, CA on 3/10/16

"No "words" to describe just how AWESOME Elinor is! Seriously."

- Gina, Rancho Santa Fe, CA on 3/7/16

"Great tutor!"

- Jo, San Marcos, CA on 1/17/16

"Reliable and knowledgeable"

- Rosey, Chicago, IL on 11/27/15
Art:
Theater
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I substitute taught Pre-K through 6 for three years in Iowa. Several schools, such as Twain Elementary in Iowa City, specifically requested that I return and added me to their preferred subs list. I get along incredibly well with young children, and find it very easy to help them tell me where they are getting stuck in their thinking.

English

I've been an English teacher for more than five years, serving students from elementary through high school. I have a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell College. I focus learning by approaching topics from the student's areas of interest.

Grammar

My degrees in English and Education allowed me to learn a great deal about English Grammar, particularly a course I completed on Grammar and the Politics of English.

Literature

I've been an English teacher for more than five years, serving students from elementary through high school. I have a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell College. During college, I studied a wide pool of genres, from Middle English early publications through Post-Modernism, to the intersection of literature and film.

Proofreading

I worked for over three years as a Writing Tutor for the Cornell College Writing Studio, helping students from all disciplines through all aspects of writing; brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing. I have taught Writing as part of teaching Language Arts for over four years to ages from elementary through high school.

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina.

Theater

I completed a minor in Theater Studies at Cornell College. Since then, I have participated in community theater as a Board Member as well as an actor. I also focused on presentation skills in my time as a teacher in North Carolina.

Writing

I worked for over three years as a Writing Tutor for the Cornell College Writing Studio, helping students from all disciplines through all aspects of writing; brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing. I have taught Writing as part of teaching Language Arts for over four years to ages from elementary through high school. I also serve as a freelance editor to self-publishing authors of both Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Cornell College
Education, English

Education

Cornell College (Education, English)

Excellent English Tutor

Elinor has been teaching English writing for my 5th child for 5 months. She was able to get the attention, eliminate the reluctance of writing and kept the lessons very pleasant and effective. She is flexible and willing to accommodate my feedback to make the learning experience a great one. Highly recommend her.

— Nandini, Mountain View, CA on 5/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

A cancellation rate of 50% will apply to any lessons cancelled within 12 hours of start time. This includes lessons cancelled due to illness or forgetfulness.

Travel policy

Elinor will travel within 15 miles of Iowa City, IA 52240.