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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. 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,
Discounts available for small group lessons.
My daughter hit a math wall at pre-calculus. Ellen has systematically helped her chip away at that wall which has increasingly raised her confidence. Highly recommend!!
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.
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
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!.
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!
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.
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!
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She was specific with what needed to be worked on when studying for the test.
Very nice teacher
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!
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.
My daughter is having a wonderful math experience with Ellen. She received the highest GPA in math. Thank you, Ellen.
Finding the right math tutor has been challenging. They either go too slow or too fast for my son. With once a week tutoring from Ellen he has gone from a C student in Geometry to an A/B student. Ellen is very thorough and makes SURE he understands the material. Thank you so much Ellen!
Ellen clearly explains the concepts and understands what is needed. We are thankful for her time and math expertise.
My son told me he was able to benefit from the first tutoring session; the one on one attention was very helpful. We would like to continue with your assistance. Thank you.
Ellen really helped my son with his math. For the first time in three years of middle school he passed his SOL exam.
Thank you for your kind words. Let's not forget that with your encouragement your son worked hard to get ready for the SOL test! I'm glad he did well.
Very patient and excellent figuring out what the weaknesses are so that the student can focus on those areas. She is very thorough. In just three tutoring sessions we have seen a tremendous amount of self confidence develop in our son when working through Algebra. He knows that he can do the work and get it right. I can't say enough about how pleased that we have been with Ms. Ellen. For the first time ever, our son doesn't complain about having to do math and he looks forward to his tutoring sessions.
She is a wonderful tutor, and she's always willing to approach problems in different ways in order for the student to understand.
As usual, Ellen is very patient and thorough with our daughter. She also provides good feedback to us which I have found quite helpful in understanding their progress. Ellen shared perceptive insights regarding study skills and distractions that we will incorporate into a request for testing accommodations.
I loved working with Mrs. Ellen, only wish she tutored Calculus because I would definitely use her again. Ellen is very patient and easy to understand. I would highly recommend her to any student especially someone like me who has not done college math in over 13 years. You will not be disappointed.
Ellen continues to be an excellent tutor. Our child loves working with her and appreciates her help tremendously. Can't imagine using anyone else besides Ellen!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
I can help the student understand the structure of the test, develop goals and strategies to work toward achieving those goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.