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Elle D

Elle D

More About Me

Hi, my name is Elle Defensor, and I’m so excited to join the My Private Professor team! I’ve been tutoring writing and math for over four years, and I can’t wait to continue tutoring with My Private Professor so I can meet, help, and connect with unique students just like yourself! I’m a first-year studying sustainable engineering and writing at UC Davis. When I’m not tutoring or studying for myself, I love spending the day on-campus with friends, outdoors at the beach, playing music in a duet, and traveling the world.

Looking forward to connecting with you soon!

What to Expect in a Session:

Education

University of California, Davis - 2025

Major in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering | Minor in Professional Writing and Sustainability in the Built Environment

Academic Accolades:

AP United States History Exam Score: 5; AP Computer Science A Exam Score: 5; AP English Language Exam Score: 4; AP Human Geography Exam Score: 4; Environmental Project Member ~ Competitive water treatment design team (2021-PRESENT); Full Circle Manufacturing Member ~ Metal recycling and scrap manufacturing club (2022-PRESENT); C Davis Student Alumni Association Junior Board Member ~ Student Engagement Committee (2021-PRESENT); CCS (regional) Short Story Contest: Honorable Mention (2018); National Honors Society Member (2017-2021); Girls' State Delegate (2020); STAR Scholarship Winner (2021); Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula Scholarship Winner (2021); UC Davis Student Alumni Association Scholarship Winner (2021)

Tutoring Experience

Independent, Voluntary Tutoring: Math 8 to Pre-Calculus: Small Group and 1-on-1 tutoring (1-2 hour sessions) ~ in-person (2017-2020), Writing and English 1: 1-on-1 tutoring (1-2 hour sessions) ~ in-person (2017-2018), Essay and short story editing ~ in-person and online (on-call); Classroom Assistance: Music: Organizing music sets, copying music, inventorying equipment, Assistant Drum Major, Music Council Member (2014-2021); Fifth-Grade: Paper grading, classroom set-up (on-call); Other Teaching Positions: Science Camp Counselor ~ Fifth Grade (2018); Karate Instructor ~ K-12 (2014-2018); Short Story Writing Workshop ~ Third Grade (2020-2021); Fifth Grade Music Director (2017-2018); Fourth Grade Music Teacher (2020-2021).

Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience

Interact Club ~ President and Student Advisor (2017-2021): Community service club in association with local Rotary International chapter, Habitat restoration project. Crayon recycle and art supply drive for Nepalese school girls, Culture celebration posters at local senior care community, Food and electronics drive, Salvation Army holiday gift purchasing; Senior Storybook Club ~ Chapter Founder and Chapter President (2020-2021): Journalism oriented towards stories from senior citizens, Interviewed senior citizens globally, Wrote articles about their life stories; Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula ~ Auxiliary Volunteer (2017-2020); Worked at the food court to serve patients and visitors, Delivered menus to long-term patients, Conversed with, listened to, and comforted patients; Library Volunteer ~ Book Shelver (2017-2019); Math, English Tutoring ~ Independent, voluntary tutor (2017-2020); Music Director and Teacher ~ Fifth-grade Band Director, Fourth-grade music teacher (2017-2018, 2020-2021).

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