Ellen Norris – Tutor, Workshop Teacher, Curriculum Writer
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with my husband, Richard. I love talking with people, playing games, writing, organizing events, and singing.
Edeo Academy Resume
I have taught the following since founding Edeo in 2019.
- Individualized homeschool classes
- Creative writing
- Academic writing
- A small group class at a school
- Tutoring for high schoolers taking college-level courses
- College/Careers Webinar
- Tutoring for students behind grade-level
- Writing contest instruction
- Curriculum development for a private school
- Tutoring for a student with ASD
- Feedback on application essays
- Summer Workshops
- Creative writing
- Reading and discussion
- College application essays
I have taught each of these at least once since founding Edeo.
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Great Gatsby
- The Odyssey
- The Scarlet Pimpernel
- The Hobbit
- A Separate Peace
- Jane Eyre
- The Case of the Baker Street Irregular
I became a teacher long before I ever entered the profession. Even in elementary school, I would explain math to my friends; in high school, I started a volunteer student tutoring program.
In college, I co-founded and co-led an intellectual discussion group with friends and wrote my senior thesis on teaching The Great Gatsby.
Right out of college, I became a teacher and knew that I loved it when, after battling mono for a large portion of my first year, I still couldn’t wait to return the following year.
I value a balance between high standards and flexibility, hard work and rest, and accountability and generosity. I would love to work with your student!
Qualifications and Experience
B.A., English, Hillsdale College, 2014
Classroom English Teacher – 5 years
Substitute Teacher – 1 year
English and Writing Tutor – since 2019
I am grateful to my dad for many excellent conversations about history, human nature, and wisdom. To my mom I owe my initial love for English and composition, and she continues to help me edit and improve my writing. I am likewise indebted to my sister for all her help with this website.