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Ellen S.

Waukesha, WI

$45/hr

Ellen the Biologist, life science and English tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/13/14
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21 Ratings
 
 
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Great Suggestions And Time Well Spent
— Jeff, Sussex, WI on 3/9/14

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Northern Michigan University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Master's

Education

Northern Michigan University

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

About Ellen

My name is Ellen and I hold a B.A. in Biology with an Ecology emphasis from Northern Michigan University, minors in English and Anthropology, and I completed my M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2011. I love to learn; it is an adventure. As a teacher, I try to use my space, my voice, and my body language to convey this excitement to my students, using examples to illustrate the point I am trying to make. Teaching is really just another way for scholars to continue on their own educational journey by staying abreast of the field, and the act of recapitulating core knowledge is probably the best way to fix it in one’s mind. Helping students grow and unlock their own potential makes me essentially happy. I have taught students as young as nine years old to college sophomores a variety of subjects in the life sciences, I have mentored undergraduate lab assistants, and I have tutored students in both a tutoring lab setting and a personal one-on-one environment. I would love to be a part of your academic success story. My name is Ellen and I hold a B.A. in Biology with an Ecology emphasis from Northern Michigan University, minors in English and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Waukesha, WI 53188
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Suggestions And Time Well Spent"

- Jeff, Sussex, WI on 3/9/14
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Literature,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

When I took the ACT in high school I received a high score in reading. Reading is a personal passion of mine. I even minored in English during my undergraduate degree because I firmly believe English is important in every professional field. I am confident that I can help your child master reading comprehension using the techniques that helped me succeed so that they can do well on the ACT and achieve their goals.

American History

American History is a long time interest and hobby of mine. In high school I studied for and took the A.P. U.S. history exam independently for fun, the class wouldn't fit in my schedule. I passed with a five. I can help you learn our nation's history to reach your academic goals too.

Anthropology

My enthusiasm for science and learning led me to minor in anthropology as part of my undergraduate degree. I had to complete 20 credit hours of anthropology courses including introductions to socio-cultural anthropology, physical anthropology and archaeology, as well as several elective courses in anthropology. It is a fascinating discipline and I can help you as you study it.

Biology

This is my field. I have both a B.A. and an M.S. in Biology. My specialties are herpetology and genetics but I have taken multiple courses in evolution, ecology, animal behavior, and microbiology in addition to basic biology. I can help you learn to understand and appreciate the biological sciences.

Ecology

Ecology is vital. Our world is an interconnected web of energies, each piece relying upon every other in numerous ways that we, as scientists, are continually learning more about. Ecology was my focus in undergrad as well as an essential part of my graduate studies. Ecology is also a subject that personally interests me and I read about for fun, even after graduating from school. I think I could help you or your child discover the wonders of Ecology and achieve their educational goals.

English

During my undergraduate degree I minored in English. I am also a member of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. I love the study of English, the grammar, the words, all of it. Having a strong command of English, both reading and writing, is essential to all walks of life. I feel confident that I could help your child find their own reason to be interested in English and achieve their goals as scholars.

Genetics

Genetics is my specialty as a graduate student. My M.S. thesis actually focused on the population genetics of a species. This is a subject I am passionate about and I can help you learn it well. I hold a B.A. in Biology with an Ecology emphasis from Northern Michigan University, and I completed my M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

Literature

The study of literature is a longtime passion of mine. I minored in English as part of my undergraduate degree. I am very well read in the classics and world folklore. I've taken multiple creative writing courses and have written numerous academic papers. My comprehension skills are excellent and if there is one thing I love to do for fun it is talk books. I can help you learn how to understand literature and write about it well.

Microbiology

I have taken classes in Microbiology and I also had the privilege of teaching a Microbiology lab at the college level.

Public Speaking

During high school I had a lead role in two dramatic productions, I received fourth place in the county storytelling forensics competition, I am a member of the international thespian society, I have taught several classes, and given numerous presentations.

Reading

Reading is a personal passion of mine. I love to "take books apart," to learn all of the nuances of a text. I minored in English as part of my undergraduate degree, I have excellent reading comprehension, I am well-read, and I can help you learn how to improve your reading comprehension.

Study Skills

Study skills are essential to learn if one is to be an academic success. Over my years of being a student and a university teaching assistant I have developed resources and strategies to help my students learn how take notes, use their notes, use their text, manage their time, and generally make the most of their education. I would love to help you too.

Vocabulary

The ability to make your point clearly with the best vocabulary is an important skill both in terms of passing exams and in terms of communicating in real life professional situations. I have an excellent vocabulary and I would be happy to work with you using tried and true study strategies that helped me so you can maximize your vocabulary.

Writing

Writing is one of my dearest passions. I have been writing stories ever since I was a child. During my undergraduate degree I took multiple creative writing courses and did very well in them. I have always gotten excellent grades on my essays for school. I write a blog and my writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published. I feel confident that I could help your student find their own voice as a writer and learn the discipline of revision to make their words the best they can be.

Zoology

As a biologist I have taken several classes related to the study of zoology including mammalogy, herpetology, evolution, and evolutionary ecology.

Northern Michigan University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Master's

Education

Northern Michigan University

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

Great Suggestions And Time Well Spent — Ellen is patient with finding new ways and methods for learning and test taking that will go along way and cross over to other subjects. Worthwhile and would recommend to anyone! ...

— Jeff, Sussex, WI on 3/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 10 miles of Waukesha, WI 53188.

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