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Experienced AP English Teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing
Ellen T.

795 hours tutoring

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Experienced AP English Teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing
Experienced AP English Teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing
Ellen T.

795 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

795 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Ellen


Bio

Greetings!

I have always been able to "reach" people. I guess that's why I became a teacher; that, and my love of language, literature and writing! I have spent the best years of my life in the classroom turning my students on to the beauty of language and literature. Serving as an AP reader every June
was an exciting opportunity to see what the best high school writers in the nation were capable of!

For a teacher of writing, the goal must always be to help students find their...

Greetings!

I have always been able to "reach" people. I guess that's why I became a teacher; that, and my love of language, literature and writing! I have spent the best years of my life in the classroom turning my students on to the beauty of language and literature. Serving as an AP reader every June
was an exciting opportunity to see what the best high school writers in the nation were capable of!

For a teacher of writing, the goal must always be to help students find their "personal voice," and to use that voice to change the world.

A strong advocate for high expectations in the classroom and the power of AP courses in preparing students for college, I decided after thirty years to accept a position with the College Board. In my role as an Educational Manager, I had the privilege of introducing school districts to strategies for raising the SAT and AP scores of their students. This brought me such joy!

As a former AP English teacher, AP reader and workshop presenter for the College Board, I can provide valuable instruction in preparation for both the multiple choice and free response sections of the AP English Literature and Language exams, as well as the verbal and writing sections of the SAT.

For me, this will always be a labor of love!


Education

Mount Senario College
English
Lehigh University (Bethlehem Pa)
MEd

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English, grammar and composition for over 30 years, specializing in an analytical model of assessment that emphasizes appropriate sentence structure, word choice and grammar and usage. I have also worked closely with the writing section of the SAT while working as an Educational Manager for the College Board.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English, grammar and composition for over 30 years, specializing in an analytical model of assessment that emphasizes appropriate sentence structure, word choice and grammar and usage. I have also worked closely with the writing section of the SAT while working as an Educational Manager for the College Board.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English, grammar and composition for over 30 years, specializing in an analytical model of assessment that emphasizes appropriate sentence structure, word choice and grammar and usage. I have also worked closely with the writing section of the SAT while working as an Educational Manager for the College Board.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a former Educational Manager for the College Board and an AP Language and Composition teacher of twenty-five years, I have counseled school districts throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware as to how they can raise SAT and AP scores for all students. Many of my former students have been published in multiple editions of the popular writing textbook, Creating Writers, by Vicki Spandel.
Writing,

Writing

I have devoted my entire teaching career to teaching college-level writing, preparing seniors for college. Many of my former students have had their work published professionally.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.
Writing,

Writing

I have devoted my entire teaching career to teaching college-level writing, preparing seniors for college. Many of my former students have had their work published professionally.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.
Writing,

Writing

I have devoted my entire teaching career to teaching college-level writing, preparing seniors for college. Many of my former students have had their work published professionally.
English, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Reading Specialist certified K-12, I have taught reading/study skills to college-bound students, grades 7-12, for thirty years. Note-taking, study/retention strategies, time-management, critical reading and questioning strategies of all genres of literary texts are some of the skills that will be emphasized. Based on the results of an age-appropriate Needs Assessment, a personalized program of goals and assessments will be designed.
Writing,

Writing

I have devoted my entire teaching career to teaching college-level writing, preparing seniors for college. Many of my former students have had their work published professionally.
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a former Educational Manager for the College Board and an AP Language and Composition teacher of twenty-five years, I have counseled school districts throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware as to how they can raise SAT and AP scores for all students. Many of my former students have been published in multiple editions of the popular writing textbook, Creating Writers, by Vicki Spandel.
SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great teacher

Ellen was super helpful, nice, and understood the issues. She gave good feedback with how to improve my writing and essays. Thank you for tutoring her and for some extra time!

Anne, 6 lessons with Ellen

Great teacher

Ellen was super helpful, nice, and understood the issues. She gave good feedback with how to improve my writing and essays. Thank you for tutoring her and for some extra time!

Anne, 6 lessons with Ellen

Great teacher

Ellen was super helpful, nice, and understood the issues. She gave good feedback with how to improve my writing and essays.

Anne, 6 lessons with Ellen

Excellent writing tutor

Ellen has been very helpful to my daughter, a first year college student, in helping her organize and write her papers. She is very patient and provides excellent feedback.

Susan, 10 lessons with Ellen

Ellen is A1 teacher!

Amazing teacher! Ellen is very kind and very patient! Thank God we found her. She is very honest and I appreciate it very much.

Ruchi, 3 lessons with Ellen

Ellen is A1 teacher!

Amazing teacher! Ellen is very kind and very patient! Thank God we found her. She is very honest and I appreciate it very much.

Ruchi, 3 lessons with Ellen

Knowledgeable, experienced tutor

Ellen T was very helpful in AP Lang reading/writing sections for my son. He was struggling with identifying deficiencies in his work and keeping up with school expectations. Ellen was able to explain clearly and help my son improve his work. He felt he understood the intricacies better and felt more confident and happy with the final product. We wish we had started sooner with Ellen.

Bhargavi, 7 lessons with Ellen

Ellen is patient, passionate, very nice

Ellen helped Leo on English literature and language arts, making him better when he felt a lot challenge in school. Not long time, but we already noticed his improvement. Ellen is pretty good at teaching.

Leo , 11 lessons with Ellen

Great teacher

Ms. Ellen helped my son to improve his essay writing for AP English Language and Composition class. She helped my son in essay structure and word choice. She is very skilled in teaching children; even of children who do not naturally excel in English. I highly recommend her.

Georgeta, 46 lessons with Ellen
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