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Ellen Z.

HCPS Math Teacher - Alg, Geom, Trig, Calc, SAT

HCPS Math Teacher - Alg, Geom, Trig, Calc, SAT

$65/hour

About Ellen


Bio

I am a Harford County Public Schools math teacher. I have been in mathematics education for over 20 years, and have taught every secondary math subject from 7th grade math to AP Calculus, including SAT Prep.

I have a Master's Degree in Secondary Math Education and worked for ten years in educational publishing, writing and editing math books, tests, and other materials. I have three teenage children of my own who keep me busy outside the classroom with sports and other activities.

What...

I am a Harford County Public Schools math teacher. I have been in mathematics education for over 20 years, and have taught every secondary math subject from 7th grade math to AP Calculus, including SAT Prep.

I have a Master's Degree in Secondary Math Education and worked for ten years in educational publishing, writing and editing math books, tests, and other materials. I have three teenage children of my own who keep me busy outside the classroom with sports and other activities.

What I love about tutoring is the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with students. I often find that simply hearing the same content from a different voice - maybe explained a little differently - is all it takes to uncover what a student already knows and to help put the pieces together to fill in any blanks the student has in their knowledge. I love the instant results of tutoring and the sense of confidence it gives a student when they walk back into class the next day.

I am very familiar with HCPS math curricula, common core math standards, and all secondary math content. My strength as a teacher lies in meeting a student where he/she is, building knowledge to bridge the gap between what is known and what still needs to be learned. My strength lies in clarity of explanations and in helping students understand "why" things work like they do in mathematics.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Forest Hill, MD 21050
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teachings Algebra 2 in Harford County for many years. I am thoroughly familiar with the standards and expectations for the course, as well as the assessments your child is likely to take and the teaching methods they have been presented with in class. I can help take the foundation they have from class and make things make sense!
Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teachings Algebra 2 in Harford County for many years. I am thoroughly familiar with the standards and expectations for the course, as well as the assessments your child is likely to take and the teaching methods they have been presented with in class. I can help take the foundation they have from class and make things make sense!
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teachings Algebra 2 in Harford County for many years. I am thoroughly familiar with the standards and expectations for the course, as well as the assessments your child is likely to take and the teaching methods they have been presented with in class. I can help take the foundation they have from class and make things make sense!
Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teachings Algebra 2 in Harford County for many years. I am thoroughly familiar with the standards and expectations for the course, as well as the assessments your child is likely to take and the teaching methods they have been presented with in class. I can help take the foundation they have from class and make things make sense!
Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Ellen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent with immediate impact

My son was struggling with high school Algebra II and Ellen was able to clarify concepts in one session. He went back to class with a high level of confidence and was able to catch up to the rest of his class after one week. All it took was one lesson to see marked improvement. I would highly recommend Ellen for anyone in search of a math tutor.

Miguel, 1 lesson with Ellen

Very knowledgeable tutor!

Ellen helped my daughter prepare for a test. She did much better than previous tests. She was able to help with content and test strategies. Ellen gave my daughter a great summary of the chapters.

Tara, 1 lesson with Ellen

Ellen was extremely knowledgeable

Ellen had all the information we needed to follow through with our college search and to prepare my daughter for the SAT test. She was a great resource. Ellen was able to give us everything we needed in our first visit. She also provided very helpful and useful tips.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Ellen

Excellent Help for my Son

Ellen is a superbly talented tutor. She helped my son create an approach that will help him immensely on his SAT’s. She walked him through multiple examples and provided helpful feedback on where he needs to focus.

Adam, 1 lesson with Ellen

Great Session

My daughter loved her. She is in no way looking forward to taking the SATs but I think she will feel more comfortable after sitting with Ellen.

Jessica, 1 lesson with Ellen

Great personality and connection

Ellen made our child feel at ease and comfortable, which made learning much easier. She was encouraging and complimentary helping confidence grow. We recommend Ellen for your student also!

Regina, 1 lesson with Ellen

Very Knowledgeable!

Ellen was very knowledgeable about high school math as well as the SAT. She was able to identify the areas my son needs help and also give him suggestions to simplify the SAT exam.

Sandi, 1 lesson with Ellen

$65/hour

Ellen Z.

$65/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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