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
    • Literature
    • 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

Literature List

I have taught each of these at least once since founding Edeo.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Odyssey
  • Hamlet
  • Beowulf
  • Shane
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Hobbit
  • A Separate Peace
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Case of the Baker Street Irregular

Teaching Background

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 am passionate about meeting students where they are academically and helping them achieve more, learn more, and ultimately grow more in wisdom and virtue.

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.