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Hello!

Nice to meet you! Things you need to know about me: I have a passion for learning about the world around me, and I absolutely love to help others gain a similar understanding and fan that spark which lives in all of us. I have a B.S. in mathematics from UH-Clear Lake, and after six years at a government agency and the last three

*$60/hour nominal rate. All cancellations must be in writing. Half rate charged if less than 24 hrs notice. Full rate charged if less than 6 hrs or no notice is given. Ellen travels only during summer.*

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Ellen has helped my daughter grow not only her math skills, but also her confidence. Her patient and competent approach has allowed my daughter to increase her independence and her grades. Very pleased.

Ellen was terrific in working with our son and trying different approaches so he could better understand or make sense of pre cal. She could see that he has been struggling and has asked to be in touch with his school's math teacher so that they might be able to work on a plan together to help our son feel more confidant in building a foundation for this course. She is very patient and open to thoughts and suggestions.

We didn't have a long visit. She assisted him and mostly reassured him that he was on right track. He was able to do the work with her being there.

I let my calculus homework pile up due to not understanding the basics of the chapter. I had a test right around the corner and things still hadn't "clicked" for me. I reached out to Ellen to help me with my homework and prepare for my test. Going into my first hour of tutoring my confidence level was very low. By the time of the test I was confident and prepared. Not only did I pass the test, but I made a fabulous grade. I'm looking forward to more tutoring sessions. Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen helped me review and practice kinematics. I liked that she really knows what she's talking about and encourages you to speak up when something is confusing so she can better explain it. Ellen prepared me to retake a quiz that I had previously failed (I went from a 67 on the first quiz to a 91 on the retake).

Ellen has an exceptional grasp of math in general and explains it very well. I only wish I had received help from her years ago.

I have one pleased 11th grader... I stayed while they reviewed for his final; it was outstanding. She has the experience and the personality for the one on one instruction. If he needs her again next year she will be the first called.

She was able to find out what my girls needed to learn and formulate a strategy to help them learn. Some tutors simply ask the kids what do you need help with? Often the kids don't really know what they need help with. They need an experienced teacher or tutor who can look at their work and figure out what hey know, what need to know and help them to learn. Ellen definitely knows how to help. My girls grades really have improved !

Ellen has not only helped my child with the week-to-week homework and test prep, but she has increased his Math confidence by ensuring he has a better grasp of the concepts involved. An overall great experience.

Ellen is very professional and knowledgeable. My daughter was really struggling in her second semester pre-cal class. She had a hard time understanding her teacher at school. Ellen can explain the material step by step in a way my daughter can understand. My daughter just made a 90 on a major test after not doing so well on most major tests this semester. I would highly recommend Ellen to anyone who needs a private tutor.

Ellen is like a magician. She can get my 17 year old excited about Math. She is always timely and she has a very flexible schedule.

Once again a great lesson, after doing poorly on my first test a 68 I made a 93 on my second. I have one more and then my final, thanks to Ellen I am facing these with full confidence in the work I am doing. I look forward to continuing to work with Ellen as I continue with school.

Ellen was very patient with my son and my son has ADD so he has difficult time paying attention so it takes a real patient person to work with my child! I would recommend Ellen to anyone! She was very knowledgeable in his grade level studies and I look forward to working with her again!!

Ellen helped my daughter prepare for a test. Most important, Ellen was able to get her in at the last minute. We will probably start going on a regular basis now, and not wait. Thanks Ellen!

My daughter just started coming to Ellen for some AP Physics help - her high school teacher is less than impressive. I wanted my daughter to not only pass her physics class (which she easily can without a tutor), but to really understand and hopefully even enjoy it as she has her sights set on engineering degree. After 2 sessions (the first Ellen didn't charge because Ellen wasn't satisfied in that session), my daughter is feeling much better about herself and her abilities, so off to a great start with Ellen. There really is nothing like a one on one coach experience!

Clearly very smart and good at learning the level you need to be taught at. Booking more sessions for sure.

Our daughter has enjoyed working with Ms. Ellen so much thanks me everyday for finding her. She has helped our 16 year old daughter ,Mikala, by bringing her grade up 3 points in AP Physics & Algebra II! She has very a professional attitude and goes out of her way to make sure she understands the subject matter. She has completely impressed our daughter. Ms. Ellen has motivated her ,a Junior in High School, to get excited about complex topics such as AP Physics and Alegbra II. She even takes the time to stay late with her when she does not get it and encourages her to not give up. She really likes and respects her knowledge and caring approach to education. As her parents, we cant tell you how grateful we are to have Mr. Ellen as our daughters tutor would not want anyone else.

Our daughter made a 58 on her first College Algebra test. We hired Ellen to tutor her and her next test she made a 98 and her third test 100. The results speak for themselves.

I needed some help with more advanced probability concepts and she was able to help me sort out my questions! Very helpful and super nice!

We worked on programming in MATLAB and Abstract Algebra. Wonderful tutor. Very perceptive and realizes when you don't understand something, even if you don't say anything. She also never makes you feel stupid or like you should know something already. I would highly recommend.

Ellen's instructions are clear and Jovonne is able to grasp and understand concepts and meanings. Because of Ellen, Jovonne got an A on her first AP Calculus test, and continues to make improvements with lessons taught by Ellen. I'll definitely continue seeking Ellen's services.

Ellen is an excellent tutor. Last year she helped me with Algebra 2 and this year with Pre-Calc, she explains everything very well and makes you feel very comfortable. No question is a stupid question.

Ellen is able to further explain the lesson in a way my child understands. She enhances what

was learned in class.

I was struggling with Calculus 3. I ended up making a high grade in a summer class thanks to her help. Thanks.

I was struggling with Integrals but Ellen simplified the subject so well I even understood where the actual integration by parts formula was derived. I'm definitely going back to Ellen for Calculus 3

At one point, my daughter was flunking both Pre-Cal and AP Physics. With Ellen's help, she passed both easily. She really enjoyed their sessions. We plan to start things right next year and use Ellen for Calculus too.

This session was a big help in preparations for finals. It really made a difference!

I've never had to get a tutor for one of my children. They normally do great in school but my daughter has been struggling in Algebra II. Ellen has been so great with explaining the content to her and not just feeding her formulas. My daughter walks out feeling happy and excited that she "gets it!" I'm glad we made the choice to find a tutor and that we found Ellen!!

Ellen was fantastic. She knew right away what my daughter needed and was able to zero in on each particular point that was a problem. My daughter felt so much more confident that she would be able to succeed on her test after meeting with Ellen. We will be calling her again!

Ellen was extremely patient and took great care to thoroughly explain needed concepts. My daughter absolutely loved working with her. After a single session, I can already see an increased understanding and confidence. I could not be happier. We are definitely planning follow up sessions with Ellen!

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I have been programming computers since I was 11 years old; my mother majored in computer science and taught a class at my elementary school in basic programming in addition to giving me extensive one-on-one tutoring. I then went on to major in mathematics, focusing heavily on computer science, and utilized my skills at both NASA and KPMG. I taught myself MATLAB in three weeks for a project at NASA, have programmed extensively in Excel VBA as well as utilizing Pascal, C++, Oracle, SAS, etc., and can learn new languages with relative ease.

I spent 3 years as an actuary for KPMG before deciding that I would prefer to come back to the NASA community, serving both in the Life office and in Data Analytics/Predictive Modeling under Property and Casualty and making it through four exams. I have traveled extensively as an actuarial consultant, working with many large, household clients, and have considerable tutoring experience in the math fields required even outside of actuarial science, so it is relatively simple to combine the two. I am still in contact with many of my colleagues as well, so while I suspect the bulk of WyzAnt students will just be requesting assistance with the preliminary exams, any advanced questions I receive I can answer by pulling in additional expert help.

Tutored for two years at San Jac. Math Lab, tutored privately for fifteen years since. Also spent six years at Nasa and three at KPMG where I used math extensively.

I have been programming computers since I was 11 years old; my mother majored in comp sci and taught a class at my elementary school in basic programming in addition to giving me extensive one-on-one tutoring. I then went on to major in mathematics, focusing heavily on computer science, and utilized my skills at both NASA and KPMG. I taught myself Matlab in three weeks for a project at NASA, have programmed extensively in Excel VBA as well as utilizing Pascal, C++, Oracle, SAS, etc., and can learn new languages with relative ease. I enjoy helping students learn how to interact with computers.

I have been a student of computer science since I was 11. As a teenager I read extensively about Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, ENIAC and UNIVAC, and first started studying programming on an Atari. I have also taken comp sci classes at the college level covering programming, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the rise of the internet, etc. I can program in several languages and have enjoyed for some time studying the history as well as the mechanics of convincing computers to help humans.

I majored in mathematics and have actually published original undergraduate research, utilizing skills learned in differential equations. I have taken multiple differential equations or differential-equation-related courses, both lower level and upper level undergraduate, and I have tutored the topic extensively, both at San Jacinto Junior College and privately.

I have been programming computers since I was 11 years old; my mother majored in comp sci and taught a class at my elementary school in basic programming in addition to giving me extensive one-on-one tutoring. I then went on to major in mathematics, focusing heavily on computer science, and utilized my skills at both NASA and KPMG. I taught myself Matlab in three weeks for a project at NASA, have programmed extensively in Excel VBA as well as utilizing Pascal, C++, Oracle, SAS, etc., and can learn new languages with relative ease. I enjoy helping students learn how to interact with computers.

I majored in mathematics and actually published original undergraduate research in abstract algebra. I have taken multiple linear algebra or linear-algebra related courses, both lower level and upper level undergraduate, and I have tutored the topic extensively, both at San Jacinto Junior College and privately.

I have enjoyed logic puzzles since I was eight years old; the highest grade I have ever received in a college class was 107 in logic, having not missed a single point all semester. On the debate team I won every debate I was on. I then went on to major in math, winning a scholarship from the National Science Foundation and publishing undergraduate research in the Journal of Algebra focused on the logical connections between upper triangular matrices and lattice-ordered algebras. I then went on to spend six years at NASA, singlehandedly designing software to consolidate and automate the tracking and manifesting of consumables for the crew of the International Space Station, winning multiple awards. Logic was obviously heavily involved in every one of these activities.

I started playing piano when I was five, and have given many public performances, both through school and at a hotel where I also worked for two years as a bartender/waitress. I am very rigorous and precise with my playing, much as with my mathematics, and understand how to cater both the theory and mathematics behind the music as well as the physical and temporal discipline required to master an instrument to my students. Most of all, though, as in all subjects, I do my best to make it fun, because at the end of the day creative pursuits are there to allow humans to express themselves and connect with the universe around them.

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