Hi! My name is Ellen and I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance. Though dance is my passion, I have always loved academics of all sorts and am wholeheartedly a math geek. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and completed three International Baccalaureate certificates in high school, in the fields of Math, English and History. I am a member of the National Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and I was a self-nominated James Scholar at the U of I every semester except my last.

I love to teach and to share my knowledge with others, both in dance and in academics. I encourage discussion in my students to help further understanding, and I am able to adapt to a large number of teaching styles depending on the student’s needs. I have a particular gift for proofreading papers and essays and for correcting and explaining the grammar and syntax of both English and mathematics.

I am a part of the WyzAnt tutor networking site, which requires all of their tutors to pass certification exams before being allowed to tutor each subject.  In the sidebar to the right you’ll find a list of all the subjects I have been certified to tutor by WyzAnt.  You’ll find the same list on the Subjects page; click on “Subjects” in the top menu to view them, or click on a page in the drop-down menu for details on a particular subject. I am generally pretty adept with all high school levels of Math, English, and Writing, so if you’re looking for a related subject that does not appear on the list, send me an email!

You’ll find my contact info in the sidebar to the right of each page on this site.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!