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Ellen S.

I recognize and work with the needs of each individual student

I recognize and work with the needs of each individual student

$45/hour

  • 785 hours tutoring

  • Sharon, MA 02067

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I have been tutoring for over 10 years, both in an academic setting and privately in students homes. I enjoy working individually with students because I can see an ongoing increase in their understanding of and proficiency in a particular subject. Initially I assess a student's learning style, strong points, and weak points, and from there I determine the best way to approach any subject that the student wishes to focus on. It's a wonderful feeling for both the students and me when the "ligh...

I have been tutoring for over 10 years, both in an academic setting and privately in students homes. I enjoy working individually with students because I can see an ongoing increase in their understanding of and proficiency in a particular subject. Initially I assess a student's learning style, strong points, and weak points, and from there I determine the best way to approach any subject that the student wishes to focus on. It's a wonderful feeling for both the students and me when the "light goes on" and they have a better understanding of a language concept that had been puzzling them. Many students and their parents have referred me to other students. Also, upon graduation from University of Massachusetts Boston, where I tutored English, ESL, history, and German, I was presented with the Tutor of the Year Award. This distinction came as a total, but pleasant, surprise to me.

In addition to tutoring, I also teach English as a Second Language - ESL, Basic English, First Year English Literature and Composition, Public Speaking, and other literature classes at a small college in Boston. During the summer I teach ESL to high school students who come to the Boston area to improve their English skills and enjoy the summer in this area. My skills in all levels of English, including grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing are well-developed and constantly being strengthened and reinforced. Therefore, I can pass on my knowledge to my students and be helpful to them!be of great assistance to degree in a foreign language. I have also taught English as a Second Language to both adults and international students.

Personally, I love reading, traveling, theater, art, music, film, and animals. When I tutor, I find out the student's interests and relate them to what he or she is working with. I hope all of this information has been helpful. I'm sure that you will be pleased with my tutoring skills.


Education

University of Massachusetts Bostonn
undergrad
Tufts University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Sharon, MA 02067
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been teaching Public Speaking on the college level for five years. The course includes teacher's instruction and student participation in all types of speeches including personal statement, informative, persuasive, demonstrative and ceremonial speeches.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a college English instructor, I specialize in both Basic English and First Year English Composition. Both of these classes stress the fact that proper grammar is a vital component of all aspects of English writing. In my classes I focus on the grammar topics that present the most obvious problem, such as noun/verb/pronoun agreement, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. Then I see what other problems seem to be evident in my students' writing assignments, or what problems seem to be troubling them the most. When I tutor, I focus on the individual student's grammar issues and work closely with the student to explain and clarify those issues.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been teaching Public Speaking on the college level for five years. The course includes teacher's instruction and student participation in all types of speeches including personal statement, informative, persuasive, demonstrative and ceremonial speeches.
German, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a college English instructor, I specialize in both Basic English and First Year English Composition. Both of these classes stress the fact that proper grammar is a vital component of all aspects of English writing. In my classes I focus on the grammar topics that present the most obvious problem, such as noun/verb/pronoun agreement, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. Then I see what other problems seem to be evident in my students' writing assignments, or what problems seem to be troubling them the most. When I tutor, I focus on the individual student's grammar issues and work closely with the student to explain and clarify those issues.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

As a college English instructor who teaches literature, writing technique and grammar, I use these classroom skills when I tutor students individually. The student benefits because I can focus on his or her personal strengths and struggles with the language, or with any particular assignment he or she needs to work on.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a college English instructor, I specialize in both Basic English and First Year English Composition. Both of these classes stress the fact that proper grammar is a vital component of all aspects of English writing. In my classes I focus on the grammar topics that present the most obvious problem, such as noun/verb/pronoun agreement, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. Then I see what other problems seem to be evident in my students' writing assignments, or what problems seem to be troubling them the most. When I tutor, I focus on the individual student's grammar issues and work closely with the student to explain and clarify those issues.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been teaching Public Speaking on the college level for five years. The course includes teacher's instruction and student participation in all types of speeches including personal statement, informative, persuasive, demonstrative and ceremonial speeches.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT verbal section consists of essay writing, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and grammar. I have been working with high school students on all of these portions of the SAT for over ten years. I can help students with strategies that are specifically focused on the SAT. Also, as a college English instructor, I constantly work with my students to improve the skills needed to do well in English, and as a private tutor I in address each of my student's individual needs.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have worked with many non-native speakers of English who are preparing to take the TOEFL exam. I understand and can explain all of the different sections, including reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.
Writing,

Writing

As an English instructor for first year college students, I focus on teaching the basics of English writing and beyond. Starting with simple sentence and paragraph structure to essays and longer papers. I can work with students on all aspects of grammar, reading, and writing style. I work with students ages 10 to adult.
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

As a college English instructor who teaches literature, writing technique and grammar, I use these classroom skills when I tutor students individually. The student benefits because I can focus on his or her personal strengths and struggles with the language, or with any particular assignment he or she needs to work on.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT verbal section consists of essay writing, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and grammar. I have been working with high school students on all of these portions of the SAT for over ten years. I can help students with strategies that are specifically focused on the SAT. Also, as a college English instructor, I constantly work with my students to improve the skills needed to do well in English, and as a private tutor I in address each of my student's individual needs.
Writing,

Writing

As an English instructor for first year college students, I focus on teaching the basics of English writing and beyond. Starting with simple sentence and paragraph structure to essays and longer papers. I can work with students on all aspects of grammar, reading, and writing style. I work with students ages 10 to adult.
Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have worked with many non-native speakers of English who are preparing to take the TOEFL exam. I understand and can explain all of the different sections, including reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.
German

Most Popular

English,

English

As a college English instructor who teaches literature, writing technique and grammar, I use these classroom skills when I tutor students individually. The student benefits because I can focus on his or her personal strengths and struggles with the language, or with any particular assignment he or she needs to work on.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Writing,

Writing

As an English instructor for first year college students, I focus on teaching the basics of English writing and beyond. Starting with simple sentence and paragraph structure to essays and longer papers. I can work with students on all aspects of grammar, reading, and writing style. I work with students ages 10 to adult.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have had many years' experience teaching English as a second language. For the past five years, I have been I teaching English as a Second Language at Mount Ida College in Newton , Massachusetts. I have taught all aspects of English writing and speaking to Japanese university students at Showa Boston International Campus for women and to international students at Northeastern University. While I was a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, I was a teaching assistant in an English class specifically for non-native speakers of English, and I tutored the students in these classes individually as well. Currently I also tutor students in ESOL at my home in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Writing,

Writing

As an English instructor for first year college students, I focus on teaching the basics of English writing and beyond. Starting with simple sentence and paragraph structure to essays and longer papers. I can work with students on all aspects of grammar, reading, and writing style. I work with students ages 10 to adult.
German, Reading

Test Preparation

ISEE,

ISEE

I have had many years' experience working with students to prepare for both the SSAT and the ISEE. The students feel more confident about the test after we have discussed and reviewed the vocabulary, reading, and math sections together. They learn more about the strategies needed to improve their scores.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT verbal section consists of essay writing, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and grammar. I have been working with high school students on all of these portions of the SAT for over ten years. I can help students with strategies that are specifically focused on the SAT. Also, as a college English instructor, I constantly work with my students to improve the skills needed to do well in English, and as a private tutor I in address each of my student's individual needs.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have had over 15 years' experience working with students to prepare for both the SSAT and the ISEE. The students feel more confident about the test after we have discussed and reviewed the vocabulary, reading, and math sections together. They learn more about the strategies needed to improve their scores.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have worked with many non-native speakers of English who are preparing to take the TOEFL exam. I understand and can explain all of the different sections, including reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.
SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Help for Grad school statement of purpose

Ellen was great! She helped me with grammar, sentence structure and the use of proper words. She was able to understand my purpose and helped me deliver my ideas in an organized manner. I highly recommend Ellen for her English knowledge and ability to connect with students. Thank you Ellen for helping me write this important paper.

Zena, 1 lesson with Ellen

Outstanding expert teacher on Reading/writing

I have been looking for an expert teacher on reading comprehension/writing for my daughter for a while after she was engaged for a few years in a different program that helped her to some extent, bu we need more specific and individual tailored help for my daughter, so recently I found WyzAnt and there are huge resource to find great tutors. After reading and comparing different teachers expertise, I contacted Ellen and she was very enthusiastic to help my daughter. Based on these two classes teaching (two weeks, each on Sunday), I can tell from my experience and knowledge, Ellen has vast talent and is a true expert teacher on reading and writing. She is able to quickly assess a student's weakness and gear her teaching to more specifically to benefit the student. There are a few things I am very impressed by Ellen: first, when she is going through the article with my daughter, she would ask many questions from different angle and that are relevant to the sentence to stimulate the student into active thinking to help better understand the sentence and help to enforce the memory; second, she would also explain some of the historical background or common knowledge around certain vocabulary/sentence, or used some visual guide to help the student to catch the idea clearly and efficiently; and finally most importantly, Ellen is very patient and would use different techniques to guide the student to come to the understanding of the words, sentence and articles. In brief, Ellen is a great tutor/teacher in that she has the substantial/huge talent/experience, and she knows how to use different techniques to help the student more efficiently, and she is very enthusiastic/responsible to her tutoring and helping the kids.

Min, 5 lessons with Ellen

Knowledgeable and well-organized tutor

We started studying German grammar, and Ellen provided an excellent guidance and overview of several grammar topics. We look forward to continuing our lessons with Ellen.

Michael, 10 lessons with Ellen

Knowledgable, understanding and patient tutor!

Ellen did an excellent job working with my son to fine tune his writing skills. She is kind, patient and gave him the confidence he needs for his upcoming Writing class this semester. I highly recommend Ellen and cannot thank her enough!

Beth, 3 lessons with Ellen

The grades are heading North

Thank you for your patience and tailoring sessions to my son's needs. I am very excited about his growing vocabulary, ability to communicate on the topic AND grades he began to bring home. He tells me after each session, that lesson helped him.

Irene, 31 lessons with Ellen

Great and helpful!

Ellen helped me with TOEFL exam, resume, and graduate school application; it has been a great experience for me. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and very easy to work with. Moreover, she is very responsive and always tries her best to help her students. I enjoyed having lessons with her, and I would highly recommend her.

Yalei, 7 lessons with Ellen

Great Tutor!

Extremely responsive. Feedback is great - I know exactly what my son has reviewed and what he has been assigned. Ellen is very flexible and works with my son's schedule.

Katherine, 13 lessons with Ellen
Tutor responded:

Hello Kit, Thank you very much for your feedback. It will be a great reference for other potential students and their parents. I'm glad you are pleased with the work we have been doing together. Sincerely, Ellen

Great tutor!

Ellen S. helped me to get prepared for the TOEFL test in only 9 weeks. We met once a week on a day which pleased us the best. My day plan is very busy, so I was very thankful that Ellen always tried to squeeze 1.5 h in her day plan! As a tutor Ellen was always very friendly, calm and patient! In our 1.5 hours we did many exercises together. We corrected my homework and talked a lot about important things I had to pay attention to! I really appreciate her effort and enjoyed our meetings a lot! I'm glad I have chosen her as my tutor and in the end I even passed my TOEFl! Thank you very much Ellen!

Anna-Maria, 8 lessons with Ellen

Enjoyable and great educational courses

These lessons with Ellen are the perfect fit for me. Currently, we work with texts and this method totally meets my expectations in the sense that I learn a lot of vocabulary & I can improve my pronunciation by reading out loud, so in the end I will speak more fluently English. An extra advantage with these individual tutor lessons, is that Ellen and I can talk and discuss about what recently happened on the news or other typical things and habits in the USA which are different in my country. In that way I definitely learn a lot with Ellens' teaching method.

Ann, 14 lessons with Ellen

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