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Elle A.

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"I have been told many times I have changed someone's life in a short period of time. If I set my mind to helping someone, I will do whatever it takes, even if it means reviewing past work and creating study aids. I have yet to work with a student who has not met his/her goals and said I was an outstanding teacher. I graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, was admitted early action, and was a Rhodes more...

"I have been told many times I have changed someone's life in a short period of time. If I set my mind to helping someone, I will do whatever it takes, even if it means reviewing past work and creating study aids. I have yet to work with a student who has not met his/her goals and said I was an outstanding teacher. I graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, was admitted early action, and was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. I graduated in the top 5% of my class, so I have a strong academic background.

I completed two majors at Harvard, one in science, another in the arts. I also completed my pre-med requirements and placed into graduate level classics as a freshman (Ancient Greek). I have excellent writing/editing skills and numerous times have taught students how to write--this is often poorly taught in school and hinders students immensely at the college level. But a good teacher can bring students light years ahead in their writing, and it is important to focus on this as early as possible.

One thing I do well is to understand the individual and what the problems are with a given subject matter and/or learning. I am the tutor who is called in to help someone turn around academic performance. When I started tutoring, I was often given the students no other tutor wanted, because it was said they could not succeed. But they did. I have helped those with learning disabilities, medical issues (brain tumors with subsequent cognitive issues), and those who are merely under-performing or not performing at the level they wish. I love a challenge and believe deeply in the ability to change, academically and across all areas.

I often give additional time at no cost, if the student has financial constraints or asks me to work within a budget. My goal is to make the student self sufficient and not allow money to compromise progress. Many times I have found I need less time than other tutors by problem solving core issues at the outset. I read and study from the same material the student is given, so I can see what the te" less...

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fee: $90 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Elle A. is a certified tutor

Harvard Univ., undergrad

Boston, MA 02116

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Chemistry - Grammar - Geometry - Precalculus - Reading - Writing - English - SAT Math - GRE - TOEFL - Art History - PSAT - ACT Math - Elementary Math - College Counseling - Anthropology - Dyslexia