Holy Cross College (Program of Liberal S)
Hello! My name is Ellen and I have over 10 years of tutoring experience. I have a love for learning and have always enjoyed numerous subjects in school. In college I was invited to work as a peer tutor in the areas of math (remedial through Calculus), and English. Additionally, I tutored peers privately in courses I had taken in other disciplines. I use a variety of techniques and learning styles in my tutoring sessions and tailor them according to the needs and preferences of each student. I am willing to work with students of all ages, abilities and grade levels. I currently tutor math, science, and social science/history.
I have special interest in helping students overcome test anxiety and develop effective study skills. I also work with parents and other care takers to teach study skills so that these skills can be used effectively outside of tutoring sessions. I can create practice tests for you to increase your confidence in testing. I also enjoy working with students who have special needs including ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairments and vision impairments. I have over 10 years of experience supporting needs of the developmentally and intellectually disabled.
I have continued to tutor over the years because I love to see the progress of my students. I love to see students have aha moments and achieve their goals. I enjoy working with new students and currently have openings available. Contact me to schedule a complementary meet and greet session to further discuss you needs. Hello! My name is Ellen and I have over 10 years of tutoring experience. I have a love for learning and have always enjoyed numerous subjects in school. In college I was invited to work as a peer tutor in the areas of math (remedial through Calculus), and English. Additionally, I tutored peers privately in courses I had taken in other disciplines.
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I am a QIDP (qualified intellectual disabilities professional) in the state of Illinois. I have experience working with individuals who have the following disorders and syndromes: Downs, Autism and other autism related disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, ID/DD, and behavioral disorders. In working with these individuals I use a menu of techniques and learning styles (chaining, reverse chaining, first-then directives, visual aids and tactile discrimination) individually tailored to meet the needs of each student. I also offer training to parents and other care givers to allow for consistency and carry over in other areas of learning and environments.