Ms. Elena A.
specializes in Tutor and Mentor of Writing, Public Speaking, and Humanities · female
"I specialize in the fields of critical and creative writing, public speaking, editing, research, English and Literature, techniques to improve concentration, memory, confidence, and mood, Psychology, study skills, and World Religions. I have taught professionally at the elementary, high school, and university level (most recently Palmer Trinity School 2011-2013 and Florida International University more...
"I specialize in the fields of critical and creative writing, public speaking, editing, research, English and Literature, techniques to improve concentration, memory, confidence, and mood, Psychology, study skills, and World Religions. I have taught professionally at the elementary, high school, and university level (most recently Palmer Trinity School 2011-2013 and Florida International University 2009-2014) and over the past 20 years, have tutored students privately in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, California, and Florida.
Concurrent with my work as a tutor, I've been a teacher of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation for 11 years (E-RYT 500 certified), hold office hours at the Gedroic Medical Institute as a healing arts therapist, and have worked for C-suite executives as speech writer and public speaking coach since 2015.
My intention for every lesson is to enable the student to feel like the experience is personal, relevant, and empowering and to offer guidance to discovery by training the mind to be open, flexible, and sharp.
Some more background:
As an 8th grader, Johns Hopkins University invited me to take the SAT early for exceptional verbal scores on standardized testing. In high school, I continued to score in the highest PSAT and SAT percentiles in critical reading, writing, and literature. When it was time to apply to graduate school, my GRE verbal and writing scores were again at the top of the field. As an undergraduate at Juniata College, I earned my place on the National Dean's List, was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, appointed as a Visual Art Director with the Theater Department, and competed as a NCAA Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete. While a graduate student at Florida International University completing a Master's degree in Religious Studies, I was 'Student of the Year', served as a student ambassador to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's fundraising visit to my department, and received highest honors for my thesis on Buddhist metaphysics. Between 2014 and 2015, I completed over" less...
|fee:||$75 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||15 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
Education and Qualifications
Juniata College, Cultural Analysis
Florida International University, Masters
Meridian University, Graduate Coursework
Asheville, NC 28801
|Algebra 1 - Biology - Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Word - Microsoft PowerPoint - Reading - Writing - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - Psychology - Anatomy - SAT Math - Literature - World History - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - TOEFL - PSAT - SSAT - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Special Needs - ADHD - Anthropology - Fitness - Classics|