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My tutoring strategies are tailored to what works best for you; I believe learning is collaborative. My education has been broad and I consider myself a lifelong learner. Intrinsic motivation is critical to learning; I help my students get excited about developing mastery over key concepts that will help them be successful in a variety of contexts.

Formal Education and Training:
I have a PhD in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. I was trained and educated at the Yale School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Case Western Reserve University, and Hampshire College. My bachelor's degree is in liberal arts, specifically, Spanish language and literature and cognitive science. I also earned a graduate certificate in undergraduate education, which allowed me to get hands on practice and critiques of my teaching, as well as background in educational theory and the developmental psychology of learning. Finally, I have a background in adolescent development, and have worked with children and adolescents with autism; I am happy to accommodate and work with learners on the spectrum.

Tutoring Experience:
In the past, I have tutored adult English Language Learners in conversational English, as well as school-aged children in math and reading. I have taught undergraduate psychology and neuroscience, as well as scientific writing for English Language Learners at a local medical school. My favorite subjects to tutor are writing, psychology, and biology.

Tutoring Services:
I am comfortable teaching at the K-12 level in a wide array of topics, and can also provide tutoring for undergraduate and graduate level science courses, writing skill building, and psychology. I am conversational in Spanish and would enjoy teaching early to intermediate Spanish learners. If you are in need of test prep, I can provide tutoring for many standardized tests as well, with an emphasis on specific test-taking strategies to help you reach your score goals. I have extensive experience in expository writing, including technical scientific writing, and am happy to tutor anyone who could need some additional help writing at the high school, undergraduate, or graduate level.

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Elliot’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Hampshire College - Bachelor in Arts, Cognitive Science

Graduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 36

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 800

GRE Quantitative: 150

GRE Verbal: 165


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Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Writing



American Literature

AP Psychology

AP Research

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Basic Computer Literacy




Business Statistics


Clinical Psychiatry

Clinical Psychology

College Application Essays

College Biology

College English

College Level American Literature


Conversational Spanish

Elementary School

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

Expository Writing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

Graduate Level Biology

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Subject Test in Psychology

GRE Subject Tests

High School Biology

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Human Development


Life Sciences

Mac Basic Computer Skills



Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing







PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior


Public Health

Public Speaking

Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language


Social Sciences

Social Studies


Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Special Education


Statistics Graduate Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technical Writing

Technology and Coding

Test Prep



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