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Ellen B.

Experienced Math, Chemistry and Exam Preparation Tutor

Experienced Math, Chemistry and Exam Preparation Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,439 hours tutoring

  • Powhatan, VA 23139

"Great communicator!"

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About Ellen


Bio

Would you like to better understand and be current on your assignments?

Be better organized? Be better prepared for tests and quizzes?

I can help! I have 12 years of experience teaching high school in Virginia and Pennsylvania and nine years of experience as a private tutor. I have taught or tutored Elementary Math, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus and Chemistry. I've assisted students to get ready for these tests: SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED and SOL.

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Would you like to better understand and be current on your assignments?

Be better organized? Be better prepared for tests and quizzes?

I can help! I have 12 years of experience teaching high school in Virginia and Pennsylvania and nine years of experience as a private tutor. I have taught or tutored Elementary Math, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus and Chemistry. I've assisted students to get ready for these tests: SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED and SOL.

I tailor my tutoring style to your learning style. I am here for you!

If you email me between 2pm and 8pm, please understand that I am tutoring and won't be able to respond to your request right away. I will be in touch as soon as I am able.


Education

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
undergrad
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Masters
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Discounts available for small group lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Powhatan, VA 23139
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/17/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary students in Mathematics for several years. I can tailor my tutoring to the specific needs and learning style of the student.
Elementary Science

Elementary Science

As a child, I loved science. For me, the world was like a giant puzzle where science gave me one piece at a time. I can help your child learn about the world around him/her--and start his/her own puzzle.

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I can help the student understand the types of questions in the reading section of the SAT and develop strategies for answering those questions. Together, the student and I will build vocabulary needed to improve performance.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I can help the student understand the types of questions in the writing section of the SAT. Together, the student and I will review grammar, practice proofreading and editing questions. We will also practice writing essays.
ACT English, ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both taught and tutored Algebra I for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra I. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have both taught and tutored Algebra II for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks used in this area and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra II. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. Together, the student and I can work to get ready for the SOL exam. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra II.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an undergraduate minor in chemistry. I completed the general and organic chemistry undergraduate course sequence. I've also completed classes in quantitative analysis, biochemistry and physical chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

A student often fears Geometry, when all he or she needs to be successful is a little extra help provided in a way that is compatible with that student's learning style. I provide that individualized instruction. I have taught and tutored Geometry for many years. I am familiar with the curriculum and am comfortable tutoring all aspects of the course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important class. I have tutored a variety of students in Prealgebra and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in the course. I can individualize instruction, based on the student's learning style. I can also provide remediation if the students needs to work on basic skills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Precalculus. I can also provide review if the student needs to improve prerequisite skills.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help the student understand the structure of the test, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I can help the student understand the types of questions in the reading section of the SAT and develop strategies for answering those questions. Together, the student and I will build vocabulary needed to improve performance.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The Math section on the ACT is different from SAT Math sections. The student and I can review the structure of the ACT Math test and work toward achieving the student's goals.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both taught and tutored Algebra I for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra I. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have both taught and tutored Algebra II for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks used in this area and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra II. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. Together, the student and I can work to get ready for the SOL exam. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra II.
Geometry,

Geometry

A student often fears Geometry, when all he or she needs to be successful is a little extra help provided in a way that is compatible with that student's learning style. I provide that individualized instruction. I have taught and tutored Geometry for many years. I am familiar with the curriculum and am comfortable tutoring all aspects of the course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important class. I have tutored a variety of students in Prealgebra and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in the course. I can individualize instruction, based on the student's learning style. I can also provide remediation if the students needs to work on basic skills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Precalculus. I can also provide review if the student needs to improve prerequisite skills.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help the student understand the structure of the test, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have both taught and tutored Trigonometry. It is my favorite high school math class. I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Trigonometry. I can also provide review if the student needs to improve prerequisite skills.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both taught and tutored Algebra I for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra I. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have both taught and tutored Algebra II for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks used in this area and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra II. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. Together, the student and I can work to get ready for the SOL exam. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra II.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an undergraduate minor in chemistry. I completed the general and organic chemistry undergraduate course sequence. I've also completed classes in quantitative analysis, biochemistry and physical chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

A student often fears Geometry, when all he or she needs to be successful is a little extra help provided in a way that is compatible with that student's learning style. I provide that individualized instruction. I have taught and tutored Geometry for many years. I am familiar with the curriculum and am comfortable tutoring all aspects of the course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is such an important class. I have tutored a variety of students in Prealgebra and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in the course. I can individualize instruction, based on the student's learning style. I can also provide remediation if the students needs to work on basic skills.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Precalculus. I can also provide review if the student needs to improve prerequisite skills.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an undergraduate minor in chemistry. I completed the general and organic chemistry undergraduate course sequence. I've also completed classes in quantitative analysis, biochemistry and physical chemistry.
ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both taught and tutored Algebra I for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra I. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have both taught and tutored Algebra II for many years. I am familiar with many Algebra textbooks used in this area and I am comfortable tutoring all topics in Algebra II. I especially enjoy helping students get the most from their calculators. Together, the student and I can work to get ready for the SOL exam. I can also provide remediation if the student needs to improve basic skills needed to be successful in Algebra II.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an undergraduate minor in chemistry. I completed the general and organic chemistry undergraduate course sequence. I've also completed classes in quantitative analysis, biochemistry and physical chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

A student often fears Geometry, when all he or she needs to be successful is a little extra help provided in a way that is compatible with that student's learning style. I provide that individualized instruction. I have taught and tutored Geometry for many years. I am familiar with the curriculum and am comfortable tutoring all aspects of the course.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I can help the student understand the structure of the test, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The Math section on the ACT is different from SAT Math sections. The student and I can review the structure of the ACT Math test and work toward achieving the student's goals.
PSAT,

PSAT

For many students, the PSAT is the first major exam they take. I can help students understand the structure of the PSAT, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help the student understand the structure of the test, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I can help the student understand the types of questions in the reading section of the SAT and develop strategies for answering those questions. Together, the student and I will build vocabulary needed to improve performance.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I can help the student understand the types of questions in the writing section of the SAT. Together, the student and I will review grammar, practice proofreading and editing questions. We will also practice writing essays.
SOL,

SOL

As an experienced classroom teacher and tutor, I have helped students to prepare for math SOL exams since the inception of these exams. To impart general SOL test-taking strategies, I've used worksheet review materials, on-line reviews and previously released exams to help students prepare. I design a strategy based on the specific needs of the student.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Helpful ACT Review

Ellen continues to encourage my daughter as she prepares for the ACT. She is able to explain the math concepts and strands so that it is understood.

Jill, 3 lessons with Ellen

First meeting big help

My daughter was overjoyed with her lesson. The first one gave her the confidence to understand she can catch up with this type of one on one help

Nettie, 27 lessons with Ellen

Awesome tutor

My son passed his Algebra II SOL after a few lessons with Ellen! He had struggled in this class. Wish I had set this up earlier in the year since Ellen has helped him so much!.

Sharon , 8 lessons with Ellen

Very Effective

This was my third time taking the SAT test. Ellen and I met many times in the month prior to the test. Her style and pace of teaching were perfect for me. She gave me test day tips that were very helpful. I left the test feeling confident that my score will be much higher this time. I would highly recommend Ellen!

Erin, 3 lessons with Ellen

Excellent Rapport with my daughter

She made understanding the ACT grading system and Math section much easier. We really liked her and our daughter looks forward to continuing with her.

Sara, 8 lessons with Ellen

So much more than a math tutor!

Both of my girls have benefited so much from meeting with Ellen. We first went to her for math, but she has also given the girls lots of good advice like strategies for taking the SAT and ACT, and they both improved after lessons with her. She is patient and kind and fun to talk to. We will miss her!

Judith, 29 lessons with Ellen

Helped my child figure out what to emphasize in her studying time for SAT

Some tricks when taking SATs- She was specific with what needed to be worked on when studying for the test. Very nice teacher

Susan, 2 lessons with Ellen

Great feed back

I really appreciate Ellen taking the time to talk with me, as well as her very complete and detailed lesson summaries. I feel that I know what is going on and what my daughter is working on and understanding in the tutoring session. Thank you!

Gayle, 22 lessons with Ellen

Excellent Tutor!

Both my daughter and I feel very lucky to have found Ellen! Her teaching skills are excellent and her kind, supportive manner make her the perfect tutor for my daughter.

Ann Tyler, 35 lessons with Ellen

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