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Ellen Z.

Writing Teacher, Editor, and APA Expert with 10+ Years of Experience

Writing Teacher, Editor, and APA Expert with 10+ Years of Experience

$50/hour

  • 27 hours tutoring

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Hello! My name is Ellen and I am a teacher, a proofreader/reviewer, an APA expert, 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. Additionally, I am currently in a doctoral program and I intend to write my dissertation about writing pedagogy. I have more than a decade of teaching and tutoring experience, and my specialties are proofreading or...

Hello! My name is Ellen and I am a teacher, a proofreader/reviewer, an APA expert, 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. Additionally, I am currently in a doctoral program and I intend to write my dissertation about writing pedagogy. I have more than a decade of teaching and tutoring experience, and my specialties are proofreading or reviewing student writing, and teaching literature, writing skills, and APA 7th Edition format. I have worked with high school and college students, and I currently work with doctoral students in 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 your/their writing, APA, or proofreading/reviewing needs!


Education

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
English Literature
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Masters
The University of Saint Thomas
Graduate Coursework

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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 Writing Department faculty at a local university, I review student writing almost 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. Whether you would like a document edited, or you would like me to review your work and provide you with educated suggestions for revision, 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.
Vocabulary

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, as well as my decade of experience teaching college composition courses and working in a university writing center. In these positions, I write lesson plans, create curriculum, deliver lectures, review course papers, and assign and grade homework. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, is 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 literature is one of my passions. Whether you're working on a paper or project about classic literature or modern literature, I am happy to provide you with guidance regarding deep analysis, organization of ideas, production of argument, and APA format.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In my current position Writing Department faculty at a local university, I review student writing almost 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. Whether you would like a document edited, or you would like me to review your work and provide you with educated suggestions for revision, 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. For nearly a decade, I have worked in an online writing center teaching graduate students scholarly writing skills and APA format. I also adjunct at a local university where I teach composition to undergraduates. Whether you'd like to work together synchronously via a scheduled tutoring session, or asynchronously where I review your writing and send it back to you with my edits and guidance, I'm here to help!
Vocabulary

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, as well as my decade of experience teaching college composition courses and working in a university writing center. In these positions, I write lesson plans, create curriculum, deliver lectures, review course papers, and assign and grade homework. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, is 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. For nearly a decade, I have worked in an online writing center teaching graduate students scholarly writing skills and APA format. I also adjunct at a local university where I teach composition to undergraduates. Whether you'd like to work together synchronously via a scheduled tutoring session, or asynchronously where I review your writing and send it back to you with my edits and guidance, I'm here to help!

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, as well as my decade of experience teaching college composition courses and working in a university writing center. In these positions, I write lesson plans, create curriculum, deliver lectures, review course papers, and assign and grade homework. Working with students to help them improve their "English" skills, in whatever sense the word "English" is being used, is 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. For nearly a decade, I have worked in an online writing center teaching graduate students scholarly writing skills and APA format. I also adjunct at a local university where I teach composition to undergraduates. Whether you'd like to work together synchronously via a scheduled tutoring session, or asynchronously where I review your writing and send it back to you with my edits and guidance, I'm here to help!

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. For nearly a decade, I have worked in an online writing center teaching graduate students scholarly writing skills and APA format. I also adjunct at a local university where I teach composition to undergraduates. Whether you'd like to work together synchronously via a scheduled tutoring session, or asynchronously where I review your writing and send it back to you with my edits and guidance, I'm here to help!

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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Very Knowledgeable Tutor

Ellen helped with my APA styling at the graduate studies level. She is very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and provides great directions and comments. I truly loved working with her!

Christelle, 2 lessons with Ellen
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