I recognize and work with the needs of each individual student
I recognize and work with the needs of each individual student
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...
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.
Lessons with Ellen were very productive and gave my son a better understanding of math and English concepts that will be part of the ISEE test. The tutoring sessions put my son at ease and gave him confidence to take the exam. Ellen is very kind, organized and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her for a tutor.Colette, 8 lessons with EllenTutor responded:
Thank you very much for your heartfelt comments regarding my tutoring for your son. It was a pleasure to work with him and to meet your lovely family. I wish him and your family much luck in the future.
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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
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 EllenTutor 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
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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