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E.L. A.

Grade-Boosting in Reading, Writing & Test Prep

Grade-Boosting in Reading, Writing & Test Prep

$65/hour

  • 962 hours tutoring

  • Suffern, NY 10901

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

David, 46 lessons with E.L.

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About E.L.


Bio

The students I've tutored are showing remarkable improvement in their English Language Arts scores. Most recently, an SAT student upped his grade by 190 points; a student slated for Special Ed is getting Bs, and a Common Core student is receiving As in reading comprehension. I am an experienced tutor and a professional writer with 20 years of experience. My resume spans awards for corporate communications, two published novels and articles for The New York Post, The Litchfield County Times an...

The students I've tutored are showing remarkable improvement in their English Language Arts scores. Most recently, an SAT student upped his grade by 190 points; a student slated for Special Ed is getting Bs, and a Common Core student is receiving As in reading comprehension. I am an experienced tutor and a professional writer with 20 years of experience. My resume spans awards for corporate communications, two published novels and articles for The New York Post, The Litchfield County Times and multiple magazines. The atmosphere I establish with my students is supportive and fun. I don't want my sessions to become a chore. The results of this teaching style are obvious--my kids learn.


Education

New York University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: My rate is negotiable for long-term students who need help with writing and reading comprehension. Ten sessions is the minimum number required to receive this reduced fee.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Suffern, NY 10901
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/16/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

For many students, grammar and punctuation are confusing, but because I'm a professional writer in addition to being a tutor, I'm able to demystify these subjects. My students, as a result, are confident in their skills and don't fear essay, report, or creative writing assignments.
Proofreading

Proofreading

In addition to being a tutor specializing in grammar, punctuation, and reading comprehension, I am a professional writer who spent 13 years on the staff of a newspaper both writing and editing articles. My experience as a journalist has translated into something more than a standard set of editing skills: I know how to recognize a statement that needs supporting data, a sentence that reads flat, and an ending that lacks punch. These are skills that can turn a B paper into an A+ paper.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

For many students, grammar and punctuation are confusing, but because I'm a professional writer in addition to being a tutor, I'm able to demystify these subjects. My students, as a result, are confident in their skills and don't fear essay, report, or creative writing assignments.
Reading,

Reading

For 13 years I was a journalist and editor for an award-winning newspaper. What I learned from that experience is the structure of writing. When a student is trying to comprehend a passage, I point him or her toward the areas where most writers summarize the topic of an essay, article, research paper, or paragraph in a novel. By demystifying text, my students have shown sizable increases in reading comprehension.
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

For the ACT, I've created a series of worksheets that address the most frequently asked grammar and punctuation questions. As a result, my students know what to expect on the English section of the test, and that has improved their scores significantly.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Both speed and comprehension play significant roles in the reading portion of the ACT. By teaching a few tricks for improving comprehension as well as methods for eliminating incorrect answers, I have vastly improved scores for test takers. The ACT is never easy, but my patient, light-hearted style has resulted in confident students who consistently achieve strong results in reading.
English,

English

Remember the teachers who inspired you most? They loved the subject they taught and they adored working with kids. I've been tutoring English and reading comprehension for 8 years, and I've truly delighted in every minute of it. But I don't just tutor, I teach at the prestigious Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, I am an author with two published novels, and I freelance for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishers in the world. Every one of my English students has garnered better grades.
Grammar,

Grammar

For many students, grammar and punctuation are confusing, but because I'm a professional writer in addition to being a tutor, I'm able to demystify these subjects. My students, as a result, are confident in their skills and don't fear essay, report, or creative writing assignments.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to being a tutor specializing in grammar, punctuation, and reading comprehension, I am a professional writer who spent 13 years on the staff of a newspaper both writing and editing articles. My experience as a journalist has translated into something more than a standard set of editing skills: I know how to recognize a statement that needs supporting data, a sentence that reads flat, and an ending that lacks punch. These are skills that can turn a B paper into an A+ paper.
Reading,

Reading

For 13 years I was a journalist and editor for an award-winning newspaper. What I learned from that experience is the structure of writing. When a student is trying to comprehend a passage, I point him or her toward the areas where most writers summarize the topic of an essay, article, research paper, or paragraph in a novel. By demystifying text, my students have shown sizable increases in reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Both speed and comprehension play significant roles in the reading portion of the SAT. By teaching a few tricks for improving comprehension as well as methods for eliminating incorrect answers, I have vastly improved scores for test takers. The SAT is never easy, but my patient, light-hearted style has resulted in confident students who consistently achieve strong results.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Questions in the writing portion of the SAT exam are designed deliberately so students can't depend on their ear to correctly answer grammar problems. To help bring my students up to speed I've designed worksheets that address the majority of the tricks the test employs. Additionally, my 20 years of experience as a professional writer has given me a deeper understanding of the specific criteria graders seek in the essay portion of the test. The result is students who score higher and who use the lessons I taught them in their everyday lives.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer currently freelancing for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. In addition, I have two published novels, 13 years of experience as a journalist/editor, and I've written for the New York Post, Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and many other publications. I have a few simple rules I teach kids about writing, and once they've learned and understand them, they've consistently improved their school assignments.
Literature, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

Remember the teachers who inspired you most? They loved the subject they taught and they adored working with kids. I've been tutoring English and reading comprehension for 8 years, and I've truly delighted in every minute of it. But I don't just tutor, I teach at the prestigious Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, I am an author with two published novels, and I freelance for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishers in the world. Every one of my English students has garnered better grades.
Reading,

Reading

For 13 years I was a journalist and editor for an award-winning newspaper. What I learned from that experience is the structure of writing. When a student is trying to comprehend a passage, I point him or her toward the areas where most writers summarize the topic of an essay, article, research paper, or paragraph in a novel. By demystifying text, my students have shown sizable increases in reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Both speed and comprehension play significant roles in the reading portion of the SAT. By teaching a few tricks for improving comprehension as well as methods for eliminating incorrect answers, I have vastly improved scores for test takers. The SAT is never easy, but my patient, light-hearted style has resulted in confident students who consistently achieve strong results.
Writing

Writing

I am a professional writer currently freelancing for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. In addition, I have two published novels, 13 years of experience as a journalist/editor, and I've written for the New York Post, Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and many other publications. I have a few simple rules I teach kids about writing, and once they've learned and understand them, they've consistently improved their school assignments.

Most Popular

English,

English

Remember the teachers who inspired you most? They loved the subject they taught and they adored working with kids. I've been tutoring English and reading comprehension for 8 years, and I've truly delighted in every minute of it. But I don't just tutor, I teach at the prestigious Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, I am an author with two published novels, and I freelance for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishers in the world. Every one of my English students has garnered better grades.
Reading,

Reading

For 13 years I was a journalist and editor for an award-winning newspaper. What I learned from that experience is the structure of writing. When a student is trying to comprehend a passage, I point him or her toward the areas where most writers summarize the topic of an essay, article, research paper, or paragraph in a novel. By demystifying text, my students have shown sizable increases in reading comprehension.
Writing

Writing

I am a professional writer currently freelancing for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. In addition, I have two published novels, 13 years of experience as a journalist/editor, and I've written for the New York Post, Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and many other publications. I have a few simple rules I teach kids about writing, and once they've learned and understand them, they've consistently improved their school assignments.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

For 13 years I was a journalist and editor for an award-winning newspaper. What I learned from that experience is the structure of writing. When a student is trying to comprehend a passage, I point him or her toward the areas where most writers summarize the topic of an essay, article, research paper, or paragraph in a novel. By demystifying text, my students have shown sizable increases in reading comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer currently freelancing for Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. In addition, I have two published novels, 13 years of experience as a journalist/editor, and I've written for the New York Post, Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and many other publications. I have a few simple rules I teach kids about writing, and once they've learned and understand them, they've consistently improved their school assignments.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

For the ACT, I've created a series of worksheets that address the most frequently asked grammar and punctuation questions. As a result, my students know what to expect on the English section of the test, and that has improved their scores significantly.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Both speed and comprehension play significant roles in the reading portion of the ACT. By teaching a few tricks for improving comprehension as well as methods for eliminating incorrect answers, I have vastly improved scores for test takers. The ACT is never easy, but my patient, light-hearted style has resulted in confident students who consistently achieve strong results in reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Both speed and comprehension play significant roles in the reading portion of the SAT. By teaching a few tricks for improving comprehension as well as methods for eliminating incorrect answers, I have vastly improved scores for test takers. The SAT is never easy, but my patient, light-hearted style has resulted in confident students who consistently achieve strong results.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Questions in the writing portion of the SAT exam are designed deliberately so students can't depend on their ear to correctly answer grammar problems. To help bring my students up to speed I've designed worksheets that address the majority of the tricks the test employs. Additionally, my 20 years of experience as a professional writer has given me a deeper understanding of the specific criteria graders seek in the essay portion of the test. The result is students who score higher and who use the lessons I taught them in their everyday lives.
GED

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (171 ratings)
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Reviews


E.L. was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and patient

E.L. taught me techniques in reading comp and essay writing and my scores have improved with each session. She also showed me how to manage my times and how to approach each section.

Chris, 5 lessons with E.L.

A well start!!

It will be too early to give an honest review but Amel really think it was a great start ....He really feels comfortable with your style of teaching!

Cherian, 4 lessons with E.L.

Super fun and very patient with my 7 year old

We have only met twice, but my son is going beyond the literature he is doing in class. E. L. comes with classical literature such as the Japanese folk story, The Crane Wife, and for him to be able to read it all the way through is amazing! I can't wait to see what he'll be reading next week.

Crystal, 3 lessons with E.L.

Stress free!

EL made my session stress free. That was my first tutoring session and I loved it! I had such a great experience! Thank you EL.

Lisa, 1 lesson with E.L.

Outstanding Tutor!

E.L.A. has been a wonderful tutor for my son. His SAT scores increased over 200 points since we began working with E.L. She is very patient and very accommodating with my sons busy school schedule. My son is now more relaxed and more confident. I highly recommend her as a tutor! We are using her again as he prepares for the ACT exam

Donna, 10 lessons with E.L.

Great Tutor

EL is a very warm and personable tutor who helps to motivate our son. She is a joy to welcome into our home to help our son gain greater testing skills. Thank you.

Rick, 7 lessons with E.L.

Fabulous and extremely knowledgeable!

Working with E.L. A. has been such a wonderful experience! She's very patient, non-judgmental, and answers all my questions, including ones outside of the vocabulary lessons. Whether it's current affairs, history, politics, science - you name it. I'm so happy we were able to connect and create a great relationship and learning environment together, which was a huge part of what I was looking for in a tutor. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!

Cindy, 8 lessons with E.L.

Best tutor

E.L. is very patient. She is flexible in her instruction. I am very satisfied with my experience with her. My son absolutely loves her. We are so glad we are working with her. I highly recommend her!

Xander, 27 lessons with E.L.

Warm, kind and connects quickly

My son loved her. She had my son reading and writing and she made learning fun! She is patient, attentive and funny. I would highly recommend her.

Venus, 1 lesson with E.L.

$65/hour

E.L. A.

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