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Ellen J.

Virginia Beach, VA

$40/hour

I'd like to be your partner in learning

$40/Hour


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About Ellen

Hello! My name is Ellen, and I taught English and other subjects in public school for 13 years. I've also done a lot of one-on-one tutoring in language arts, reading, math, history, and test preparation. Most of my work has been with kids in middle school and older, and with adults. I like making a subject come alive for my students and love working one-on-one.

I grew up in New York and now live in northwest Virginia Beach with my husband and our adorable dog. We moved here after many years in Southern California and five years in Philadelphia. I've written books, including a novel for middle-school kids, and lots of articles for magazines and newspapers. Some of my favorite things to do are reading, cooking, singing, watching TV (especially old movies and police shows), and learning just about anything.

It's been my pleasure to help students find things they love to read as they improve their reading skills and vocabulary. I've spent lots of time getting students to understand a lot of the confusing aspects of English grammar and spelling. I've also taught social studies and can help kids understand why things that happened long ago are important today. And although my classroom teaching was in language arts, I love numbers and, especially through my work in SAT and other test prep, I've learned a lot of techniques for making math concepts clear to students.

Please let me know how I can help you learn more easily and get over the rough spots!
Hello! My name is Ellen, and I taught English and other subjects in public school for 13 years. I've also done a lot of one-on-one tutoring in language arts, reading, math, history, and test preparation. Most of my work has been with kids in middle school and older, and with adults. I like making a subject come alive for my students and love Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Literature
History:
American History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23455.