Faith Ellen Tutors
Faith Ellen Lam has over a decade of experience working with students of all backgrounds to help them achieve their goals. She believes that every student has unique talents and needs, and that the best teachers are those who match their teaching method to their student's learning style.
Over the years, she has tutored English, Math, Science, Music Theory, and SAT Verbal Prep. Her favorite subject is Creative Writing.
I love watching my students grow more confident in the subjects they used to think of themselves as weak in. I also enjoy the unique challenge each student presents, as I strive to meet their individual needs in the best way I can.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to informally assess their areas of strength and weakness, identify areas for improvement, and gently guide them through practice to mastering the information independently.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I began my undergraduate career as an English major, and although I switched to Piano Performance, I have a strong love for and grasp of the English language.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25 - half hour lessons
$40 - hour lessons
Scholarship rates may apply for students who require financial assistance.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching at my family's homegrown academic summer camps, where I tutored the younger grades in math and English. These academic summer camps, run from my house, cemented my love for education and instilling the joy of learning.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of various ages and backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for a teacher who is both knowledgeable in the subject area and willing to meet you exactly where you are. Your tutor should understand what you are hoping to gain and work with you towards that goal.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What skills am I confident I understand? Where exactly is the learning gap?