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Ellen M.

Certified Educator: French, ESL,TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, SEL, Essay Coach

Certified Educator: French, ESL,TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, SEL, Essay Coach

$50/hour

  • 9 hours tutoring

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Hi! I love teaching and learning! I'm a KY-Certified Educator (ESL, French, Literacy) and ex-Parisian with 18+ years experience as a classroom instructor and tutor. Let me support you in essay writing, creative writing/coaching, Ivy League test prep, GRE/SAT/ACT Verbal Test Prep, ESL, French, and Test Taking Strategies! I am also a former KY Governor's Scholar and KY Governor's School for the Arts acceptee.

A KY-native and 14-year resident of Paris, France, my personal super-powers are: Love...

Hi! I love teaching and learning! I'm a KY-Certified Educator (ESL, French, Literacy) and ex-Parisian with 18+ years experience as a classroom instructor and tutor. Let me support you in essay writing, creative writing/coaching, Ivy League test prep, GRE/SAT/ACT Verbal Test Prep, ESL, French, and Test Taking Strategies! I am also a former KY Governor's Scholar and KY Governor's School for the Arts acceptee.

A KY-native and 14-year resident of Paris, France, my personal super-powers are: Love of Learning, Curiosity, Kindness, Gratitude, and Hope. Teaching and learning are my absolute favorite activities, and I love connecting with students and empowering them to succeed. I am calm, patient, good-humored, and professional. While in France, I taught students ages 12-18 and worked as a corporate memo writer and project manager in several publishing houses and a large international law firm. Since returning to KY in 2013, I serve Fayette County Public Schools as Teacher of French, Literacy Interventionist, and Certified Substitute Teacher.

I am fully state-certified in ESL, French, and Literacy by the KY Education Practices and Standards Board (EPSB). I hold a graduate certificate in Behavioral Mental Health and am currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing.

I offer custom-tailored learning strategies to suit your needs and am both a trauma-informed educator and emotional literacy coach (SEL Social Emotional Learning). I love words, writing, and reading, and adore sharing my love of learning with my students. I look forward to supporting you!


Education

University of Washington, Seattle
InternationalStudies
IEP de Paris (Sciences Po)
MBA
Eastern Kentucky University
Masters

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Business

GRE

GRE

GRE Verbal 168/170

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
French

French

I completed my senior year abroad at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques & Sociales de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as an honors student in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (1999-2000), followed by a post-Bac year in Political Science at Universite de Paris X Nanterre. I completed a Masters in Political Science at Sciences Po (2002), followed by a 2-year certificate in French Contract Law (2011) at the Sorbonne. I tutored private students in ESL, Test Prep, and Ivy League Admissions after 2 years as Professor of Applied English at l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. I am an experienced bilingual project manager and corporate ghost writer, as well as a KY-certified Teacher of P-12 French, including Advanced Placement teacher training.

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I am a state-certified Rank 1 Literacy Specialist and experienced middle-grades teacher with experience in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, as well as language acquisition (French and ESL certified).

English

English,

English

Certified ESL teacher, 168/170 GRE verbal.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
Reading,

Reading

I am a state-certified Rank 1 Literacy Specialist and experienced middle-grades teacher with experience in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, as well as language acquisition (French and ESL certified).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Language, reading, and writing are my superpowers. I recently scored 168/170 on the GRE Verbal and am fully Wyzant-approved to tutor SAT Reading & Writing.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

State-certified ESL teacher, with 20 years' experience teaching adult ESL. 168/170 GRE Verbal score. Skilled in best practices, kind and enthusiastic, excellent communication skills.
ACT English, SAT Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

Certified ESL teacher, 168/170 GRE verbal.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
French,

French

I completed my senior year abroad at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques & Sociales de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as an honors student in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (1999-2000), followed by a post-Bac year in Political Science at Universite de Paris X Nanterre. I completed a Masters in Political Science at Sciences Po (2002), followed by a 2-year certificate in French Contract Law (2011) at the Sorbonne. I tutored private students in ESL, Test Prep, and Ivy League Admissions after 2 years as Professor of Applied English at l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. I am an experienced bilingual project manager and corporate ghost writer, as well as a KY-certified Teacher of P-12 French, including Advanced Placement teacher training.
Reading,

Reading

I am a state-certified Rank 1 Literacy Specialist and experienced middle-grades teacher with experience in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, as well as language acquisition (French and ESL certified).
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

Language, reading, and writing are my superpowers. I recently scored 168/170 on the GRE Verbal and am fully Wyzant-approved to tutor SAT Reading & Writing.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
French,

French

I completed my senior year abroad at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques & Sociales de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as an honors student in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (1999-2000), followed by a post-Bac year in Political Science at Universite de Paris X Nanterre. I completed a Masters in Political Science at Sciences Po (2002), followed by a 2-year certificate in French Contract Law (2011) at the Sorbonne. I tutored private students in ESL, Test Prep, and Ivy League Admissions after 2 years as Professor of Applied English at l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. I am an experienced bilingual project manager and corporate ghost writer, as well as a KY-certified Teacher of P-12 French, including Advanced Placement teacher training.
TOEFL

TOEFL

State-certified ESL teacher, with 20 years' experience teaching adult ESL. 168/170 GRE Verbal score. Skilled in best practices, kind and enthusiastic, excellent communication skills.

Most Popular

English,

English

Certified ESL teacher, 168/170 GRE verbal.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
French,

French

I completed my senior year abroad at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques & Sociales de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as an honors student in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (1999-2000), followed by a post-Bac year in Political Science at Universite de Paris X Nanterre. I completed a Masters in Political Science at Sciences Po (2002), followed by a 2-year certificate in French Contract Law (2011) at the Sorbonne. I tutored private students in ESL, Test Prep, and Ivy League Admissions after 2 years as Professor of Applied English at l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. I am an experienced bilingual project manager and corporate ghost writer, as well as a KY-certified Teacher of P-12 French, including Advanced Placement teacher training.
Reading

Reading

I am a state-certified Rank 1 Literacy Specialist and experienced middle-grades teacher with experience in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, as well as language acquisition (French and ESL certified).

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

KY-certified teacher of ESL, college-level ESL teaching experience, corporate communications and corporate ESL training experience.
French,

French

I completed my senior year abroad at l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques & Sociales de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as an honors student in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (1999-2000), followed by a post-Bac year in Political Science at Universite de Paris X Nanterre. I completed a Masters in Political Science at Sciences Po (2002), followed by a 2-year certificate in French Contract Law (2011) at the Sorbonne. I tutored private students in ESL, Test Prep, and Ivy League Admissions after 2 years as Professor of Applied English at l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. I am an experienced bilingual project manager and corporate ghost writer, as well as a KY-certified Teacher of P-12 French, including Advanced Placement teacher training.
Reading

Reading

I am a state-certified Rank 1 Literacy Specialist and experienced middle-grades teacher with experience in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, as well as language acquisition (French and ESL certified).

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

GRE Verbal 168/170
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Language, reading, and writing are my superpowers. I recently scored 168/170 on the GRE Verbal and am fully Wyzant-approved to tutor SAT Reading & Writing.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

State-certified ESL teacher, with 20 years' experience teaching adult ESL. 168/170 GRE Verbal score. Skilled in best practices, kind and enthusiastic, excellent communication skills.
ACT English, SAT Writing

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Customized approach, extremely knowledgeable

I love the mixed methods Ellen uses to teach, the laughter that pervades our discussion and the rich cultural context she provides as she instructs in langauge.

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