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Ellen B.

Experienced Math and Exam Preparation Tutor

Experienced Math and Exam Preparation Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,620 hours tutoring

  • Powhatan, VA 23139

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 14 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 14 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

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Discounts available for small group lessons.
  • 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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (516 ratings)
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Reviews


Invaluable

Because we were unable to access school records, Ellen assessed my teen's needs in order to move forward. She also adjusted her style of teaching for my HS senior in a way that made it much easier for him to learn and a real boost to his self-esteem. This is a very experienced and seasoned teacher. At this time I would have to recommend her without reservation, though we'll know more over the next few teaching sessions. I'm confident that this review will not change, however.

Sandy, 6 lessons with Ellen

Patient and knowledgeable!

Ellen has helped my daughter tremendously with what has been a challenging year for her in Algebra 2. Ellen makes her feel comfortable and has a lot of patience while teaching, as well as a sense of humor my daughter enjoys! She gives practice work to strengthen the concepts she teaches in their sessions also. We are very happy we found her!

Ashley, 4 lessons with Ellen

Knowledgeable and patient

Ellen did a great job helping my daughter Leah understand High School Geometry! Ellen is organized and has a great understanding of the school’s requirements. I am confident that this will help Leah improve her grades!

Sharon, 17 lessons with Ellen

Excellent Tutor!

Ellen has been helping our son with his precalculus course work. He likes her style of teaching and has seen a big difference in the classroom (he now helps fellow students). Happy we found her!

Jessica, 18 lessons with Ellen

Excellent tutor

ACT math review. Good communication and flexibility. Good rapport with student. Thanks for helping him get ready for Saturday exam. We’ll let you know how he does.

Geoffrey, 2 lessons with Ellen

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
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