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Elinor L.

Certified Teacher-Tutor with Energy!

Certified Teacher-Tutor with Energy!

$60/hour

About Elinor


Bio

I am a 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 occasionally Math...

I am a 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 occasionally 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 back to Iowa! 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!


Education

Cornell College
Education, English

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: A cancellation rate of 50% will apply to any lessons cancelled within 24 hours of start time without rescheduling. This includes lessons cancelled due to illness or forgetfulness.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/10/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

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.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Proofreading

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.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Grammar,

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.
Reading,

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina. I have worked with primary and secondary students, both English Language Learners and English First Language.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been teaching and tutoring in language growth for over 10 years, and work with students to improve their understanding of the underlying rules and patterns of spelling to improve their spelling as an independent writer.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I've been an English teacher for ten 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,

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,

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,

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,

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina. I have worked with primary and secondary students, both English Language Learners and English First Language.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been teaching and tutoring in language growth for over 10 years, and work with students to improve their understanding of the underlying rules and patterns of spelling to improve their spelling as an independent writer.
Writing,

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.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

English

I've been an English teacher for ten 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.
Reading,

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina. I have worked with primary and secondary students, both English Language Learners and English First Language.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been teaching and tutoring in language growth for over 10 years, and work with students to improve their understanding of the underlying rules and patterns of spelling to improve their spelling as an independent writer.
Writing

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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

English

I've been an English teacher for ten 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.
Reading,

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina. I have worked with primary and secondary students, both English Language Learners and English First Language.
Writing

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

Reading

I have degrees in English and Education and have taught Language Arts in Iowa and North Carolina. I have worked with primary and secondary students, both English Language Learners and English First Language.
Writing

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (784 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, Patient, and Helpful

We're very happy to have Elinor as our son's Writing teacher. She is very patient with my son's overall understanding of writing in general and she's fully aware of his strengths and weaknesses as a writer early on. With Elinor's continued help, we're looking forward to see our son succeed in writing. Thank you, Elinor!!

Paul, 9 lessons with Elinor

Very patient and intuitive

She was able to hone in on the writing gaps in the first lesson itself. She was very patient, positive and made some great suggestions. We have only had one lesson so far but I can see the value already.

Deepti, 48 lessons with Elinor

First lesson was great

Brainstorm for a narrative writing, asked my daughter a few questions that gave her a new way to think before writing. My daughter is looking forward to next lesson.

Anonymous, 8 lessons with Elinor

great and my boy love it

I am so glad I found you. My boy loves your class. He loves taking lessons on computer and it is a great experience for him.

Anna, 25 lessons with Elinor

Very friendly

Today was 1st lesson, and it went really well. Kids were a little shy at first but then tutor's friendly conversation gave them confidence. Wishing our kids best of luck.

Khan, 40 lessons with Elinor

Great teacher; very productive

Elinor was extremely helpful in her feedback and patience to teach grammar and proper essay structure. Writing and grammar doesn’t come easy, but Elinor made it clear and and easy to understand. Highly recommend.

Cheryl, 23 lessons with Elinor

Knowledgeable and pleasant

Elinor is a very knowledgeable educator and has a pleasant way of communicating and conveying her ideas clearly to my 8th-grader. She thoroughly enjoys the teaching and discussions through the class. Merry X'mas Elinor!

Hui, 33 lessons with Elinor

Amazing experience with Elinor!

Elinor helped me revise my college essays. She gave me some great ideas and definitely boosted the quality of my writing in just a one hour lesson! She was super nice and patient with me, I can't wait to work with her again.

Natalia , 3 lessons with Elinor

English

Elinor has worked diligently and patiently to help my daughter to overcome her fear of pen to paper and start to develop her written voice! Excellent tutor! Highly recommend!

Meryl, 11 lessons with Elinor
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$60/hour

Elinor L.

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