Ellie’s tutoring background is full of diverse experiences. She began working with
students through a refugee tutoring program in Idaho and from there continued to
hone her math and standardized test prep skills. She attended Boise State University
and graduated with a degree in Psychology. Ellie developed a special interest in the
psychology of learning and diversified her education with natural science electives,
including physics, anatomy, physiology, and math coursework through the calculus
series. During college, Ellie worked for a math and ACT tutoring company and
volunteered for the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Visions program, teaching study skills and health education to at-risk youth. She found this work extremely rewarding and carried her passion for mentoring to Seattle, Washington, where she began working for ESM.
Ellie worked with students in the Pacific Northwest and then the Bay Area, teaching a
wide range of subjects including statistics, English literature, pre-calculus, calculus,
social studies, US history, English, introductory biology, chemistry, physics,
environmental science, and standardized test prep. She has worked with students from
Seattle, to Venezuela, to London, and many places in between. Ellie enjoys not only
helping students achieve their dream scores and grades, but more importantly,
building strong relationships and working toward meaningful goals. Ellie believes that
every student’s dream is attainable through hard work and a strong support system.
After years of helping students pursue their passions, Ellie made the decision to
continue her own academic journey in the field of public and eco-health. She is now an
MSc candidate in One Health (Infectious Diseases) at the London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College. She remains a part of the ESM
family and continues to work with students. Outside of work and school, Ellie enjoys
creating art, rehabilitating wildlife, and exploring Europe!