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Ellen W.

Tutor Math, Writing, SOLs, SAT Prep, Special Needs

Tutor Math, Writing, SOLs, SAT Prep, Special Needs

$65/hour

  • 71 hours tutoring

  • Staunton, VA 24401

About Ellen


Bio

I work with students who are not thriving in the public, private, or home-school environment, either due to learning disabilities or because their learning style differs from that being offered in the classroom. Because not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace, I use an individualized approach--often incorporating art and games--to help build confidence and improve grades.

As a private tutor I am able to assess my students to determine where they are struggling. I work...

I work with students who are not thriving in the public, private, or home-school environment, either due to learning disabilities or because their learning style differs from that being offered in the classroom. Because not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace, I use an individualized approach--often incorporating art and games--to help build confidence and improve grades.

As a private tutor I am able to assess my students to determine where they are struggling. I work with the student, adapting the curriculum to fit his or her learning style. When appropriate, I observe the student in the classroom and work with the teacher to coordinate a plan of action.

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching, with an Endorsement in Special Education. I am licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to teach Special Education (K-12).


Education

Pratt Institute
undergrad
Mary Baldwin College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Rates begin at $65 per hour with discounts given for multiple hours per week. This rate includes my travel fee. Save money by coming to my location in Staunton or taking a lesson on line.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Staunton, VA 24401
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Painting

Painting

I earned a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. I am a member of Co-Art Gallery in Staunton, VA and was a co-founder of a gallery in Strasburg, VA. I am now showing at Blue Mountain Coffee and have had numerous other shows.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am endorsed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to teach Special Education K-12. As a tutor, I have worked with my elementary and middle school students to help reinforce and/or reteach what they are learning in the classroom. Currently, I am working with a fourth grader who struggles in writing. I am also working with a fifth grader with specific learning disabilities and low cognitive ability and another fifth grader with attention deficit disorder. Recently, I worked with a sixth grader who was reading below grade level. I have just been hired to tutor another sixth grader who is failing all his classes. I will be reteaching all his academic subjects over the summer. I have taught small groups of elementary school students in after school programs. I use a wide range of methods to reach these students, depending on their personal learning styles and needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught math at all grade levels, including Algebra I and Algebra II. For example, I recently taught Algebra II to a student who was accepted into a prestigious private school in Northern Virgina. I am now working with a home school student; we have just completed Algebra I and will begin Algebra II in September. I incorporate videos and on-line programs in my instruction but veer away from traditional text books. As with all the subjects I teach, I adapt my instruction to fit the learning style of the student.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am endorsed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to teach Special Education K-12. As a tutor, I have worked with my elementary and middle school students to help reinforce and/or reteach what they are learning in the classroom. Currently, I am working with a fourth grader who struggles in writing. I am also working with a fifth grader with specific learning disabilities and low cognitive ability and another fifth grader with attention deficit disorder. Recently, I worked with a sixth grader who was reading below grade level. I have just been hired to tutor another sixth grader who is failing all his classes. I will be reteaching all his academic subjects over the summer. I have taught small groups of elementary school students in after school programs. I use a wide range of methods to reach these students, depending on their personal learning styles and needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught math at all grade levels, including Algebra I and Algebra II. For example, I recently taught Algebra II to a student who was accepted into a prestigious private school in Northern Virgina. I am now working with a home school student; we have just completed Algebra I and will begin Algebra II in September. I incorporate videos and on-line programs in my instruction but veer away from traditional text books. As with all the subjects I teach, I adapt my instruction to fit the learning style of the student.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught math at all grade levels, including Algebra I and Algebra II. For example, I recently taught Algebra II to a student who was accepted into a prestigious private school in Northern Virgina. I am now working with a home school student; we have just completed Algebra I and will begin Algebra II in September. I incorporate videos and on-line programs in my instruction but veer away from traditional text books. As with all the subjects I teach, I adapt my instruction to fit the learning style of the student.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am endorsed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to teach Special Education K-12. As a tutor, I have worked with my elementary and middle school students to help reinforce and/or reteach what they are learning in the classroom. Currently, I am working with a fourth grader who struggles in writing. I am also working with a fifth grader with specific learning disabilities and low cognitive ability and another fifth grader with attention deficit disorder. Recently, I worked with a sixth grader who was reading below grade level. I have just been hired to tutor another sixth grader who is failing all his classes. I will be reteaching all his academic subjects over the summer. I have taught small groups of elementary school students in after school programs. I use a wide range of methods to reach these students, depending on their personal learning styles and needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a master's in teaching with an endorsement in special education. I have worked with many students with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, and other disabilities.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have a masters in teaching with an endorsement in special education. I have worked with many students with Dyslexia and other disabilities. I am now working with a student with Dyslexia and mild mental retardation. We are using Reading Horizons and other tools. His reading level has gone from 1.3 to 2.7 in a few months.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a master's degree in teaching with an endorsement in special education. I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Virgina's Department of Education to teach SPED K-12.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught math at all grade levels, including Algebra I and Algebra II. For example, I recently taught Algebra II to a student who was accepted into a prestigious private school in Northern Virgina. I am now working with a home school student; we have just completed Algebra I and will begin Algebra II in September. I incorporate videos and on-line programs in my instruction but veer away from traditional text books. As with all the subjects I teach, I adapt my instruction to fit the learning style of the student.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am endorsed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to teach Special Education K-12. As a tutor, I have worked with my elementary and middle school students to help reinforce and/or reteach what they are learning in the classroom. Currently, I am working with a fourth grader who struggles in writing. I am also working with a fifth grader with specific learning disabilities and low cognitive ability and another fifth grader with attention deficit disorder. Recently, I worked with a sixth grader who was reading below grade level. I have just been hired to tutor another sixth grader who is failing all his classes. I will be reteaching all his academic subjects over the summer. I have taught small groups of elementary school students in after school programs. I use a wide range of methods to reach these students, depending on their personal learning styles and needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher and a tutor I have worked with dozens of students to help them learn and strengthen organization and study skills. In most cases, when working with all students--but especially those with ADHD and specific learning disabilities--study and organization skills must be taught along with (or even before) proper instruction in the subject matter.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

I have a master's degree in education. When I took the Praxis I earned scores of 185 in Reading; 185 in Writing; and 181 in Math, all of which are in the upper tier. I tutored my classmates who were studying for the test at the same time. Since then I have tutored many students in the SATs and other standardized tests.
SOL,

SOL

I have been tutoring students, at all grade levels, for more than a decade. During that time, I have worked with these students to overcome obstacles to learning. I have retaught material covered in the classroom so that it is more compatible with each student's individual learning style. Students' SOL test scores have improved as a result--direct or indirect--of my teaching. Licensed to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I am well acquainted with the SOLs and the SOL pacing guides.
SAT Reading

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Ratings and Reviews


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Great Tutor

I would recommend Ellen to anyone who is seeking a knowledgeable tutor with a flexible schedule. She helped me achieved better results in a short time frame.

Fatima, 9 lessons with Ellen
Tutor responded:

Thank you Fatima. It was great working with you. You are on the road to success. Keep it up! Ellen

Really on the ball

Ellen is really on the ball with my twins. Each has their own way of learning and Ellen has the ability to make it a positive and productive hour for each of them. It shows on their grades. No better evidence. Thank you Ellen!!

Pamela, 4 lessons with Ellen
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the great feedback, Pam. Both daughters are a delight to work with. I am so glad their grades have improved. Thank you again. Ellen

Excellent tutor!

Ellen has been a complete delight to have for a tutor for the summer for our daughter. Our daughter has special needs and Ellen has taught us and her new coping skills to deal with the needs. She is a delight with our daughter and a delight to talk to and to work with. I would suggest anyone seeking out a tutor to contact Ellen. I wish we could have more time together, but school shall begin soon. Thank you for posting her and I give her four out of four stars.

Kelly, 5 lessons with Ellen
Tutor responded:

Thank you Kelly. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your daughter this summer. I only regret the summer is coming to an end.

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