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Ellen S.

Waltham, MA

$85/hour

Need better grades? Ellen - Certified: Math, English, Test prep.

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1000+ Hours
4.9 average from 319 ratings
Ellen S. is an exceptional tutor.
— Adina, Lexington, MA on 6/28/17

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University of Michigan
Math

Education

University of Michigan (Math)

About Ellen

Do you want better grades and test scores? Do you want to get the most from your classes? Is something holding you back from doing your best? Would you like to ace that entrance exam? Do you want feel comfortable asking questions and get answers that you understand?

I can help you tackle these issues by providing excellent one-to-one tutoring designed specifically to assist you, the individual student. I will review your proficiency, needs, objectives, study habits, test preparation, homework and test-taking skills, put together a plan and work with you to achieve your specific goals.

I have tutored students at all levels for over a decade from Lexington, Newton, Lincoln, Weston, Belmont, Bedford, Wellesley and many other communities.

I tutor both during the summer and the school year.

I am Mass. certified; I tutor for the Lexington Public School System and have passed all the required CORI and background checks to do so. I tutor all levels up through AP courses.

I would love to help you succeed!
Do you want better grades and test scores? Do you want to get the most from your classes? Is something holding you back from doing your best? Would you like to ace that entrance exam? Do you want feel comfortable asking questions and get answers that you understand?

I can help you tackle these issues by providing excellent one-to-one
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Waltham, MA 02451
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Ellen S. is an exceptional tutor."

- Adina, Lexington, MA on 6/28/17

"Ellen is very helpful"

- Kelly, Lincoln, MA on 5/4/17

"Best Tutor Ever!"

- Billi, Weston, MA on 2/26/17

"Great tutor!"

- Lauren, Weston, MA on 9/10/16

"Very Talented"

- Lynn, Waban, MA on 6/9/16

"Wonderful tutor for our daughter"

- Maria, Wellesley, MA on 2/5/16

"Great tutor"

- Degang, Weston, MA on 2/2/16

"Inspiring Tutor"

- Lisa, Weston, MA on 2/1/16

"Ellen is an awesome tutor!"

- Mike, Auburndale, MA on 9/8/15

"Thorough"

- Maria, Lincoln, MA on 8/20/15

"Cheerful, patient and reliable"

- Elissa, Tacoma, WA on 5/20/15

"Ellen is a great tutor"

- Julie, Weston, MA on 4/6/15

"We love Ellen"

- Brenda, Belmont, MA on 2/9/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Judy, Auburndale, MA on 2/7/15

"Simply superb"

- Jeff, Belmont, MA on 10/27/14

"Knows her stuff and is very helpful"

- Katie, Lexington, MA on 10/8/14
Science:
ACT Science,
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
College Counseling, COOP/HSPT, GED, ISEE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading,
Special Needs, Study Skills
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, such as ACT, for over 15 years. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the ACT, improve their English section and composite scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few

ACT Math

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, such as ACT, for over 15 years. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the ACT, improve their math section and composite scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

ACT Reading

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, such as ACT, for over 15 years. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the ACT, improve their reading section and composite scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

ACT Science

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, such as ACT, for over 15 years. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the ACT, improve their science section and composite scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

ADHD

I have worked with students with ADD & ADHD extensively in my private tutoring. Some have been on meds.; others not, some have been on school IEPs, some not, some have been high school students, others middle and elementary students. My tutoring work for the Lexington public school system, run for most of the years by the Special Education department, also dealt with many students with ADD/ADHD issues.

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra 1 for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Algebra 1, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Algebra 2

I have tutored students in Algebra 2 for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Algebra 2, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Calculus

I have tutored students in Calculus for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Calculus, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through AP and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Discrete Math

I have tutored students in Discrete Math for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Discrete Math, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Dyslexia

My tutoring work for the Lexington public school system for 14 years was run, for most of those years, by the Special Education department. As result, I have worked with students with all sorts of special circumstances: Dyslexia, ADD/ADHS, Hearing loss, various forms of judgmental and function disorders, mental and emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, concussion effects, etc. I have also worked with students with similar issues in my private tutoring.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students in Reading, Writing and Math for 15 years, both privately and for Commonwealth Learning Centers. Privately, I have worked with students who needed basic support, as well as those doing very well looking for enrichment. For Commonwealth Learning Center, I worked with students with severe learning issues in Reading and Writing using specialized programs such as Nanci Bell VV.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary school students in Math as well as Reading and Writing for over 15 years, both privately and for Commonwealth Learning Centers. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence and increase their Math skills. I have worked with students who needed basic support, as well as those doing very well looking for enrichment.

English

I have tutored students in English skills for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in reading and comprehension, as well as expressing their thoughts and ideas in clear, well organized, correctly written English, allowing them to improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Geometry

I have tutored students in Geometry for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Geometry, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Grammar

I have tutored students in grammar and writing skills for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be able to express their thoughts and ideas in clear, well organized, correctly written English, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

ISEE

I have successfully helped many students taking the ISEE to get scores required for their choice of private schools in my 15 years as an independent tutor. I am qualified in SSAT, a similar test. I am certified in Math in Mass., and am qualified for SAT & ACT Math, English and Writing, all similar or higher level to the ISEE.

Linear Algebra

I have tutored students in Linear Algebra for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Linear Algebra, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Literature

I have tutored students in Literature for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in reading, comprehension and analysis of all types of Literature, including novels, short stories, plays and poetry, allowing them to improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Prealgebra

I have tutored students in Prealgebra for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Prealgebra, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Precalculus

I have tutored students in Precalculus for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Precalculus, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

PSAT

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, including SAT and PSAT, for over 15 years, both privately and for the Princeton Review. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the PSAT, improve their scores, and in doing so prepare for the SAT, potentially qualify for National Merit awards and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

Reading

I have tutored students in Reading for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in reading, comprehension and analysis, as well as the related skills of phonics and vocabulary, allowing them to improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

SAT Math

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, including SAT and PSAT, for over 15 years, both privately and for the Princeton Review. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the SAT, improve their math section and total scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

SAT Reading

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, including SAT and ACT, for over 15 years, both privately and for the Princeton Review. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, get into a school of their choice, improve their scores and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

SAT Writing

I have tutored students individually and taught classes to prepare them for college entrance exams, including SAT and PSAT, for over 15 years, both privately and for the Princeton Review. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in taking the SAT, improve their writing section and total scores, get into the school of their choice and meet their goals. I have tutored students at all levels and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs. I have worked with students accepted to MIT, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, BC, BU, Northeastern, UMass and UNH, to name a few.

Study Skills

I have tutored middle and high school students for 14 years overwhelmed by or uninterested in homework and/or studying for and taking tests and provided them with methods, strategies, and skills to address issues of time management, organization, studying habits, note taking, effective reading and test taking.

Trigonometry

I have tutored students in Trigonometry for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be successful learning Trigonometry, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified; my degree is in math. I have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Vocabulary

I have tutored students in Vocabulary for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence in reading comprehension and writing clear, correct English, due to an increased vocabulary, allowing them to improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

Writing

I have tutored students in writing for over 15 years, both privately and for the Lexington Public school system as a Home/Hospital tutor. I truly enjoy and have been fortunate to have helped each student gain confidence, be able to express their thoughts and ideas in clear, well organized, correctly written English, improve their grades and meet their goals. I am certified and have tutored students at all levels up through accelerated and all abilities, from struggling to gifted, as well as those with special needs.

University of Michigan
Math

Education

University of Michigan (Math)

Ellen S. is an exceptional tutor.

Ellen helped my 9th grader come back from struggling during 8th grade to getting all As. Incredible progress since last year. Ellen helps students build confidence, and I am trilled to have her work with my daughter. She recognizes students ability and provides a balance of challenge to advance their progress. I recommend Ellen for every level.

— Adina, Lexington, MA on 6/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 15 miles of Waltham, MA 02451.