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My favorite quote is from one of my favorite children's book, Anne of Green Gables. "Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it." Every day as teachers we have the chance to enhance the lives of our students. They may not have gotten a concept one day- but suddenly, you can see the light bulb go off, and there is no better feeling. I currently teach 3rd grade at a school in Cleveland. My favorite unit in reading is an author study on Mo Willems( the author of Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) We are getting ready for our unit end puppet show. Math is fun when we do our fraction unit! Cutting pizza and candy bars into halves/thirds or whatever and then getting to eat it! My favorite subject to teach is writing!
When I am not teaching, I am the day camp director for a country club in our area. We spend our days golfing, swimming, having martial arts, and my personal favorite, Iron Chef.
I am so excited to be working with you!

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Elana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Social Work

Graduate Degree: University of Toronto - Masters, Elementary Education


golf, reading, drawing,

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing



ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning





STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I like for my students to be a part of the process. Whether this involves choices as to what subject to do first, or what color note cards to use. Students know what works for them. Having them actually cut apart their essays and move ideas around is a great way for them to see what works in different areas of the essay.

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