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Ellen Z.

Writing Teacher and Editor with 7+ Years of Experience

Writing Teacher and Editor with 7+ Years of Experience

$45/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

  • Saint Paul, MN 55117

About Ellen


Bio

Hello! My name is Ellen and I am a teacher, a proofreader/reviewer, and a lover of learning. I developed a passion for education at a young age, which prompted me to work for and earn a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature , and a Master of Arts in English Studies. I have seven years of teaching and tutoring experience, and my specialties are proofreading or reviewing student writing, and teaching literature and writing skills, including composition, grammar, syntax, mechanics, and style...

Hello! My name is Ellen and I am a teacher, a proofreader/reviewer, and a lover of learning. I developed a passion for education at a young age, which prompted me to work for and earn a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature , and a Master of Arts in English Studies. I have seven years of teaching and tutoring experience, and my specialties are proofreading or reviewing student writing, and teaching literature and writing skills, including composition, grammar, syntax, mechanics, and style and format. I have worked with high school and college students, and I currently work with doctoral students as a Writing Instructor at a university writing center.

My teaching philosophy evolves as my experiences and my students evolve, but I continue to stand by the idea that writing skills are essential to one's success in many facets of life. I strive to prepare my students to write for school assignments, but also to write within the workplace. My goal is for my students to succeed, not only in the educational environment, but also in their jobs or extracurricular activities, all of which likely involve the utilization of writing skills.

In order to help my students progress, I do my best to motivate and challenge them by using activities that address the issues with which they struggle. I also create lesson plans for each tutoring session based on the student's individual needs. For my students who need my help proofreading or reviewing their written work, I address problematic as well as positive patterns throughout their papers that they can work to improve with me as their tutor, or on their own. My hope is to help my students address and remedy their writing challenges, but also to help them improve the writing skills they already possess.

I very much look forward to hearing from you and helping you or your child with their writing or proofreading/reviewing needs!


Education

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
English Literature
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55117
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/23/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

In my current position as a Writing Instructor at an online university, I work with students from across the globe. In this position, I have the opportunity to work with both native English speakers, as well as English Language Learners, which is an experience that has allowed me to refine my knowledge of grammar and how to teach others to develop and refine their own grammar skills. Whether one struggles with the basics, such as subject-verb disagreements, or the advanced, such as anthropomorphism, I am here to help!
Proofreading

Proofreading

In my current position as an online Writing Instructor, I review student papers every day. In my reviews, I not only proofread for sentence-level errors, but I also help my students organize their ideas, create and maintain thesis statements, and format their papers per APA rules (I am also familiar with MLA style). Whether you would like a document proofread, or you would like me to review your work and provide you with educated suggestions for improvement, I'm here to help!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

In my current position as a Writing Instructor at an online university, I work with students from across the globe. In this position, I have the opportunity to work with both native English speakers, as well as English Language Learners, which is an experience that has allowed me to refine my knowledge of grammar and how to teach others to develop and refine their own grammar skills. Whether one struggles with the basics, such as subject-verb disagreements, or the advanced, such as anthropomorphism, I am here to help!
Reading

Reading

I have experience teaching elementary school-aged children basic reading skills, as well as experience teaching high school and college students critical reading skills. Because reading and writing skills are so connected, I often require my students to incorporate both reading and writing into their assignments. I encourage my students to practice these fundamental skills on a daily basis as away to help them develop as readers and writers.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

The English portion of the ACT involves reading comprehension and knowledge of writing basics such as grammar, syntax, and paragraph structure. I have had the pleasure of teaching both reading and writing skills to students in grade school, to students in graduate school over the course of my academic and professional careers. I also took the ACT myself, though that was quite a few years back!
English,

English

The term "English" is often used as a blanket term in academia to represent subjects such as "grammar," "composition," "literature," and even "reading." I have experience teaching each of these subjects, but perhaps my most applicable experience to this category is my tutoring experience in in both academic skills centers and multicultural centers, my four semesters as a teacher for a college composition course, and my two years as a Writing Instructor at a university writing center. In these positions, I wrote lesson plans, created curriculum, delivered lectures, reviewed course papers, and assigned and graded homework. In these positions I had the opportunity to work with students one-on-one,in the classroom setting, and in virtual environments. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, has been a thrill!
Grammar,

Grammar

In my current position as a Writing Instructor at an online university, I work with students from across the globe. In this position, I have the opportunity to work with both native English speakers, as well as English Language Learners, which is an experience that has allowed me to refine my knowledge of grammar and how to teach others to develop and refine their own grammar skills. Whether one struggles with the basics, such as subject-verb disagreements, or the advanced, such as anthropomorphism, I am here to help!
Literature,

Literature

Teaching writing is such a thrill for me. Over the course of my college, graduate school, and professional careers, I accumulated six years of experience teaching writing. Working with students one-on-one as a writing teacher was one of my favorite parts of my job because it gave me the chance to specialize my teaching for each individual student's needs.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In my current position as an online Writing Instructor, I review student papers every day. In my reviews, I not only proofread for sentence-level errors, but I also help my students organize their ideas, create and maintain thesis statements, and format their papers per APA rules (I am also familiar with MLA style). Whether you would like a document proofread, or you would like me to review your work and provide you with educated suggestions for improvement, I'm here to help!
Reading,

Reading

I have experience teaching elementary school-aged children basic reading skills, as well as experience teaching high school and college students critical reading skills. Because reading and writing skills are so connected, I often require my students to incorporate both reading and writing into their assignments. I encourage my students to practice these fundamental skills on a daily basis as away to help them develop as readers and writers.
Writing

Writing

Teaching writing is such a thrill for me. Over the course of my college and graduate school, and professional careers, I have accumulated six years of experience teaching writing. Currently, I teach writing skills to undergraduate and graduate students in the Writing Center at an online university. I love working with students one-on-one because it gives me the chance to specialize my teaching for each individual student's needs.

Homeschool

English,

English

The term "English" is often used as a blanket term in academia to represent subjects such as "grammar," "composition," "literature," and even "reading." I have experience teaching each of these subjects, but perhaps my most applicable experience to this category is my tutoring experience in in both academic skills centers and multicultural centers, my four semesters as a teacher for a college composition course, and my two years as a Writing Instructor at a university writing center. In these positions, I wrote lesson plans, created curriculum, delivered lectures, reviewed course papers, and assigned and graded homework. In these positions I had the opportunity to work with students one-on-one,in the classroom setting, and in virtual environments. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, has been a thrill!
Reading,

Reading

I have experience teaching elementary school-aged children basic reading skills, as well as experience teaching high school and college students critical reading skills. Because reading and writing skills are so connected, I often require my students to incorporate both reading and writing into their assignments. I encourage my students to practice these fundamental skills on a daily basis as away to help them develop as readers and writers.
Writing

Writing

Teaching writing is such a thrill for me. Over the course of my college and graduate school, and professional careers, I have accumulated six years of experience teaching writing. Currently, I teach writing skills to undergraduate and graduate students in the Writing Center at an online university. I love working with students one-on-one because it gives me the chance to specialize my teaching for each individual student's needs.

Most Popular

English,

English

The term "English" is often used as a blanket term in academia to represent subjects such as "grammar," "composition," "literature," and even "reading." I have experience teaching each of these subjects, but perhaps my most applicable experience to this category is my tutoring experience in in both academic skills centers and multicultural centers, my four semesters as a teacher for a college composition course, and my two years as a Writing Instructor at a university writing center. In these positions, I wrote lesson plans, created curriculum, delivered lectures, reviewed course papers, and assigned and graded homework. In these positions I had the opportunity to work with students one-on-one,in the classroom setting, and in virtual environments. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, has been a thrill!
Reading,

Reading

I have experience teaching elementary school-aged children basic reading skills, as well as experience teaching high school and college students critical reading skills. Because reading and writing skills are so connected, I often require my students to incorporate both reading and writing into their assignments. I encourage my students to practice these fundamental skills on a daily basis as away to help them develop as readers and writers.
Writing

Writing

Teaching writing is such a thrill for me. Over the course of my college and graduate school, and professional careers, I have accumulated six years of experience teaching writing. Currently, I teach writing skills to undergraduate and graduate students in the Writing Center at an online university. I love working with students one-on-one because it gives me the chance to specialize my teaching for each individual student's needs.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have experience teaching elementary school-aged children basic reading skills, as well as experience teaching high school and college students critical reading skills. Because reading and writing skills are so connected, I often require my students to incorporate both reading and writing into their assignments. I encourage my students to practice these fundamental skills on a daily basis as away to help them develop as readers and writers.
Writing

Writing

Teaching writing is such a thrill for me. Over the course of my college and graduate school, and professional careers, I have accumulated six years of experience teaching writing. Currently, I teach writing skills to undergraduate and graduate students in the Writing Center at an online university. I love working with students one-on-one because it gives me the chance to specialize my teaching for each individual student's needs.

Test Preparation

ACT English

ACT English

The English portion of the ACT involves reading comprehension and knowledge of writing basics such as grammar, syntax, and paragraph structure. I have had the pleasure of teaching both reading and writing skills to students in grade school, to students in graduate school over the course of my academic and professional careers. I also took the ACT myself, though that was quite a few years back!

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