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Ellen S.

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Math and Writing Geek

$45/hour

  • 463 hours tutoring

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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About Ellen


Bio

Hi! My name is Ellen and I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance. Though dance is my passion, I have always loved academics of all sorts and am wholeheartedly a math geek. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and completed three International Baccalaureate certificates in high school, in the fields of Math, English and History. I am a member of the National Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an...

Hi! My name is Ellen and I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance. Though dance is my passion, I have always loved academics of all sorts and am wholeheartedly a math geek. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and completed three International Baccalaureate certificates in high school, in the fields of Math, English and History. I am a member of the National Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and I was a self-nominated James Scholar at the U of I every semester except my last. I love to teach and to share my knowledge with others, both in dance and in academics. I encourage discussion in my students to help further understanding, and I am able to adapt to a large number of teaching styles depending on the student's needs. I have a particular gift for proofreading papers and essays and for correcting and explaining the grammar and syntax of both English and mathematics. Shoot me an email; I'd love to work with you!


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dance
Alexander Technique Center Urbana
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/14/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

Literature,

Literature

I have been tutoring Literature/English with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students improve their understanding of various texts and ability to read deeply for theme and symbolism, and to respond to prompts in both short answer and essay format. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT reading prep, these are the things we talk about. We discuss how to disassemble an unknown word and guess at its meaning. We learn how to prevent the long comprehension passages from becoming a dangerous time-sink. And we practice using context clues to eliminate answer choices in the sentence completions. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT writing prep, these are the things we talk about. We discuss the core differences between writing a normal essay at home and writing a timed essay in a test situation. We hash out a basic formula for writing within a time frame. We practice making quick decisions and formulating thoughts decisively. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
Writing,

Writing

I have been tutoring Writing/Proofreading with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students improve their writing style and workflow. I have a particular knack for helping students tackle long essays and respond to complex prompts fully and efficiently. I prefer to teach not just the correction, but the reason behind it, so that students can re-create that same level of competence on their own in the future.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, inequalities, functions, polynomials, and exponents. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, functions, sequences and series, and systems of equations. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as area/surface area/volume, word problems, and geometric proofs. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT math prep, these are the things we talk about. We do timed drills and discuss how to best allocate your time within a section. We talk about when it's appropriate to use a calculator, and how to read a word problem. We talk about which pieces of knowledge you're likely to need, and how to quickly find out which one is being asked for. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT reading prep, these are the things we talk about. We discuss how to disassemble an unknown word and guess at its meaning. We learn how to prevent the long comprehension passages from becoming a dangerous time-sink. And we practice using context clues to eliminate answer choices in the sentence completions. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?
Writing,

Writing

I have been tutoring Writing/Proofreading with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students improve their writing style and workflow. I have a particular knack for helping students tackle long essays and respond to complex prompts fully and efficiently. I prefer to teach not just the correction, but the reason behind it, so that students can re-create that same level of competence on their own in the future.
English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, inequalities, functions, polynomials, and exponents. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, functions, sequences and series, and systems of equations. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as area/surface area/volume, word problems, and geometric proofs. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT math prep, these are the things we talk about. We do timed drills and discuss how to best allocate your time within a section. We talk about when it's appropriate to use a calculator, and how to read a word problem. We talk about which pieces of knowledge you're likely to need, and how to quickly find out which one is being asked for. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, inequalities, functions, polynomials, and exponents. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, functions, sequences and series, and systems of equations. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as area/surface area/volume, word problems, and geometric proofs. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?
Writing,

Writing

I have been tutoring Writing/Proofreading with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students improve their writing style and workflow. I have a particular knack for helping students tackle long essays and respond to complex prompts fully and efficiently. I prefer to teach not just the correction, but the reason behind it, so that students can re-create that same level of competence on their own in the future.
English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?

Sports/Recreation

Ballet

Ballet

I have been studying ballet since I was four years old. My training began with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, where I studied under many professional instructors including David Holladay, Janet Popeleski, Colleen Pratt and Patricia Wilde. While at PBT I learned from a variety of teachers who taught a combination of styles, including Cecchetti, Vaganova and quite a bit of Balanchine. I began working en pointe when I was 11 years old, and have continued to practice pointework for the past 13 years. I performed with PBT many times during my 14 years in their Student and Pre-Professional Divisions, including but not limited to 10 seasons in Balanchine's The Nutcracker (where I played just about every student role in the show). In the Dance Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I continued to hone my skills with four years of somatically-rich ballet emphasizing a deep understanding of how the body moves and functions. During the summers I attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, where I studied with dancers from Alonzo King's Lines Ballet and learned to reach a very real, true place of personal expression through the movement vocabulary of ballet. During my junior year at college, I tutored a friend in Petite Allegro when she expressed her desire to achieve a greater lightness and speed. When you meet with me for help in ballet, we will work one-on-one to address your individual strengths and weaknesses, both overall and in specific steps and aspects of class. I will work with you to encourage a greater sense of ease, joy, and freedom, and to help you become more comfortable working within the vocabulary of classical or contemporary ballet. I will also tutor in pointework, though only if I believe the student has developed the additional strength that pointework requires, and (preferably) has already begun working en pointe in class.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, inequalities, functions, polynomials, and exponents. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as linear algebra, functions, sequences and series, and systems of equations. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students sort out such topics as area/surface area/volume, word problems, and geometric proofs. I have a particular knack for helping students figure out precisely what they don't understand about a topic so that they can improve quickly and gain confidence.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT math prep, these are the things we talk about. We do timed drills and discuss how to best allocate your time within a section. We talk about when it's appropriate to use a calculator, and how to read a word problem. We talk about which pieces of knowledge you're likely to need, and how to quickly find out which one is being asked for. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of "free" time in which to do homework, I've become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I've learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I've discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we'll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?
Writing,

Writing

I have been tutoring Writing/Proofreading with WyzAnt for over 8 years, and have helped dozens of students improve their writing style and workflow. I have a particular knack for helping students tackle long essays and respond to complex prompts fully and efficiently. I prefer to teach not just the correction, but the reason behind it, so that students can re-create that same level of competence on their own in the future.
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT math prep, these are the things we talk about. We do timed drills and discuss how to best allocate your time within a section. We talk about when it's appropriate to use a calculator, and how to read a word problem. We talk about which pieces of knowledge you're likely to need, and how to quickly find out which one is being asked for. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT reading prep, these are the things we talk about. We discuss how to disassemble an unknown word and guess at its meaning. We learn how to prevent the long comprehension passages from becoming a dangerous time-sink. And we practice using context clues to eliminate answer choices in the sentence completions. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

If there's one thing I've learned in my years tutoring SAT prep, it's this: nine times out of ten, the questions students miss are not missed because of a lack of knowledge of subject but rather because of a lack of test-taking strategy. I say the same thing to each of my SAT prep students at our first lesson: "The SAT is not a test of your knowledge of math, or vocabulary, or essay writing. The SAT is a test of your test-taking skills. You already have all the subject knowledge you need to score as high as you want; you just need to know HOW to go about taking the test." Success in the SAT largely hinges on whether you finish the sections in time, how adept you are at finding shortcuts and using alternative methods to solve problems, and whether you have the stamina to complete a four-hour test without losing your concentration. When you meet with me for SAT writing prep, these are the things we talk about. We discuss the core differences between writing a normal essay at home and writing a timed essay in a test situation. We hash out a basic formula for writing within a time frame. We practice making quick decisions and formulating thoughts decisively. Learn the strategy, and the SAT suddenly becomes less of a daunting task.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GRE

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Patient, knowledgeable and professional tutor

My nephew is obtaining lessons from Ellen and he seems to enjoy it. Ellen reviews the subject and explains the details. This is one of our first lessons but he seems to be getting the hang of things and I'm glad we selected Ellen for a tutor. I can't wait to see how the lessons progress. Thanks Ellen.

Donya, 7 lessons with Ellen

Enjoyable to work with

My daughter enjoys working with Ellen. She is teaching her how to analysis questions and develop methods for solving math problems.

Talbert, 8 lessons with Ellen

Very Patient!

Ellen not only had to improve my math skills on what I already know, but also had to teach me many new things for the entrance exam I had to take. Although the amount of things I had to learn was overwhelming, Ellen was very patient with me throughout the time we were together, and made the work seem much more manageable. I'm very grateful to say that I now have passed the entrance exam and am now in the honors class. I can't thank Ellen enough!

Anna, 10 lessons with Ellen

Excellent tutor!

Ellen has been tutoring my daughter in English and writing since early December. Her grades are improving from C's to a B on her report card, and most recently an A- on her latest in-class essay. Ellen is very dependable, accommodating, professional, and is always prepared. My daughter, who is very shy, feels very comfortable with her. I highly recommend her.

Susan, 44 lessons with Ellen

Well Worth My Time!

Ellen is a great tutor. She provided my son with strategies on how to take the SAT. She broke down the SAT section by section and taught him strategies on how to take the test. He is much more confident now. Instead of dreading taking the SAT, he is looking forward to applying the new strategies she taught him to the test.

Jill, 24 lessons with Ellen

Great SAT math prep tutor.

Ellen helped my son prepare for the math section of the SAT exam. She helped him solve specific problems by patiently and thoroughly teaching the underlying method. In addition, and perhaps as importantly, Ellen offered practical and useful strategies and approaches to boost his overall confidence and understanding going into the exam. I highly recommend Ellen as a tutor.

Jan, 4 lessons with Ellen

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