Ellen F.


Ellen F.

Tutor

Peoria, AZ 85383

Will travel 15 miles

$70 per hour.

4.91 260 ratings

Passionate & Patient English Tutor Specializing in Reading Skills

I love language and history. Therefore, I pursued my BA in English/History & Theology at a small, intimate college on Long Island. While a student at this college and for a year after graduating Magna Cum Laude, I had a wonderful opportunity to work with a diverse population of students writing papers as well as helping them prepare oral presentations. Then too, working at Molloy College I worked with a wide range of the Hispanic population in the evening helping them become proficient in E... [more]


American History

As a student in college, I minored in history, was inducted into national history honor society and competed in a history writing competition where I placed second. I also tutored students on campus.


Vocabulary

I work with children in elementary school through college into adulthood who struggle with vocabulary skills which in turn impedes their writing. I approach learning vocabulary words by including various word games as well as helping them research prefixes, suffixes and root words which which enables them to dissect unfamiliar words and easily identify their meanings.


Grammar

I worked with a diverse student population while attending college and taught classes in English grammar and writing for a community college as well as vocational trade schools.


Microsoft Excel

Travelled throughout the country for 3+ years as an independent trainer for AT&T training ad, sales, and account execs on MicroSoft Office--Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also certified by Microsoft.


European History

In college I minored in history, mentored other students challenged by their history courses, placed second in the Harry S. Truman History Essay Contest and am a member of the international History Honor Society.


Microsoft Word

I traveled throughout the United States as an independent trainer for AT&T teaching Word, Excel and PowerPoint for close to two years. My "students" gave me rave reviews and my "classes" were always filled to capacity.


Microsoft PowerPoint

For 3 plus years I travelled around the country for AT&T training employees in Word, Excel & PowerPoint.


Reading

While in Florida, I was an Associate Director for a tutoring center, Score At the Top. Worked with elementary school students, especially those in need of reading and writing skills.


Geography

While an Associate Director at a Florida tutoring center, I worked with students enrolled in the public school system, private schools and students being home schooled. I engaged them in their study of geography with good results.


English

As an English major in College, I tutored students honing their written and oral skills. I feel comfortable working with your child and can assist him/her with grammar, spelling, reading (comprehension included) and writing.


ESL/ESOL

I worked with students from the Foreign Language Dept at Molloy College and helped students with their reading, writing, and oral skills.


Anatomy

I was a Front Office Instructor for 3 different post-secondary schools where I taught medical terminology, and Anatomy.


Literature

While an Associate Director at Score At the Top, I helped students prepare for the AP Literature course. I also worked with students and provided guidance with writing any essays or papers for this course.


World History

I minored in history in college and am a member of the international history society. Additionally, I have tutored students in elementary school as well as on a high school and college level.


Proofreading

I worked for 3 years at Random House. I started in the Contracts department and began doing proofreading of manuscripts after taking a Proofreading course in the evenings at NYU.


SAT Reading


Spelling

I work with elementary school children on spelling sheets they receive in class in each week. We review the words so they are well prepared for their spelling test on Friday. I also help them by showing them word patterns to make learning the words easier.


Elementary Science

I work with many students who attend elementary school and we work on subjects such as reading, reading comprehension, science, math, spelling, penmanship, etc. and both my students and their parents are pleased with their progress and improvement in school subjects. We work hard but we ALWAYS have fun!


Elementary (K-6th)

As an Associate Director of a tutoring facility, I tutored students (elementary grades and home schooling) in Language Arts, Social Studies and General science. I also served as liaison between elementary schools, parents and students. Currently I am tutoring 8-year-old twin in Language Arts, handwriting, and Phonics; and a sixth-grader in English.


Phonics

As an Associate Director of a tutoring facility, I tutored students (elementary grades and home-schooling) in phonics using public school texts and Spectrum and Harcourt Brace for students being home-schooled. I also served as a liaison between schools, teachers and students. Currently I am tutoring 8-year-old twins in phonics. They are home-schooled and we use Spectrum texts.


ADHD

I work with students being home schooled and many are diagnosed as having ADD and AD/HD. I appreciate the need to introduce training skills and incorporate visual and audio techniques. I use LIPS and Orton-Gillingham. I also work with course materials parents may choose to provide Parents are pleased with the steady progress of their youngsters but more importantly, students gain confidence in using their new - found skills.


Microsoft Windows

While an independent contractor/instructor for AT&T, traveled across the United States training ad execs, account execs, and sales execs MicroSoft Suite. The suite was over a three-day period and the first day focused on Windows. I was tested by AT&T before I could actually train AT&T employees. Additionally, I trained clients in Windows--from Beginner Level through Advanced at Gateway Country Stores.


Speech

While a student at Molloy College I worked with students from the Foreign Language Dept. We would first use a tape recorder to hear what speech patterns needed to be addressed. Then we would work from textbooks. I read a section; they read a section. They would work on various exercises with me during the week until everyone was satisfied with the results!


Social Studies

While a student in college, as a History minor, I tutored other students preparing to work with elementary and intermediate school students in social studies. Additionally, I assisted them in preparing for teacher certification exams that enabled them to receive their licenses as school teachers. As a tutor, I have tutored home schooled students in Social Studies and they have done very well.


Medical Coding

While living in Florida, I was a medical billing and coding instructor at Florida Career College, Keiser Career College and Everest Institute. I am also a certified biller and coder with NCICS. I have also been a coder and biller for a variety of medical practices.


Handwriting

I tutored elementary school children in penmanship/handwriting. Some parents chose home-schooling and used materials provided through K12. I used one of their publications (beginner through advanced) entitled "Handwriting Without Tears." I was responsible for proper sitting posture, practicing in the air, then putting pencil or pen to specially lined paper. I feel very comfortable in preparing youngsters to progress from printing to script.


Homeschool

As a tutor for WyzAnt for almost three years, I have parents of children being home schooled reach out to me because of my expertise in English and History. Home schooled youngsters are excellent students but may need TLC if they have difficulty grasping certain concepts and I provide extra time and encouragement to help them work through some rough patches. I work with students who use online programs as well as using curriculum chosen by parents. I use many different, unique models with which to teach such as LIPS, Orton-Gillingham methods. I truly enjoy working with home schoolers.