Your Personal Professor
I’m Ellen Bluestone, the Mobile Professor—a supportive, experienced, one-of-a-kind professor with a digital platform that allows me to serve your academic needs without the constraints of institutional affiliation.
As the Mobile Professor, I offer you the guidance, support, knowledge, and skill-building I’ve been offering students in college classes for 30+ years, but on an individualized basis, tailored to your precise needs—along with a mix of humor, excitement, and dynamism that’s rarely found in higher education.
You can count on me for the kind of engaged and personalized teaching that you can’t always find at school, at a price that is considerably lower than tuition credits.
“Ellen has already helped me enormously by reframing the challenges I face in a way that encourages me to step up to the plate. She is a visionary instructor who is highly perceptive of her students. I encourage you to have a conversation with her and see for yourself.”
– Jaya, Student of The Mobile Professor
Ellen Understands Students
In my many years of teaching, I’ve developed the ability to read students, as well as their papers, and to figure out what they need and how to provide it as quickly, thoroughly, and effectively as possible.
I am very good at recognizing and addressing psychological issues that can hold writers back. These issues can include writer’s block, fear of expressing oneself, hesitance about being transparent, lack of confidence, or an ingrained belief in one’s lack of aptitude. Many people have struggled with writing throughout their lives because of a single comment made by an elementary or middle school teacher. I can help them get past this verdict and reach a new level of proficiency and comfort.
I am a dedicated educator who will focus on you, how you learn, and what you learn. I’m here to teach, mentor, and inspire you in a very special way. I’m here to help you find your own voice, develop your originality and creativity, and achieve your own success. I’m here to help you find satisfaction, delight, and confidence in your studies.
My teaching philosophy is that people learn best when they like what they’re doing, so I make sure that every session is enjoyable as well as informative. I find ways to make grammar and punctuation comfortable and painless, literature and art accessible and exciting, and writing of all types satisfying, challenging, and rewarding. I tailor classes around a person’s individual needs and interests. My teaching techniques are varied and never monotonous.
- I regard myself as your collaborator and coach, not an authority on high.
- I support both original thinking and respect for scholarship and accurate documentation of sources.
- I will make you laugh, deepen your thinking, empower you intellectually, heighten your communication skills, and increase your confidence.
- Using a combination of Skype and shared documents such as Google doc, I will work with you in real-time, user-friendly sessions that are as effective as private in-person classes.
“Ellen and I have collaborated on two occasions. After working with Ellen the first time on a personal statement, I knew I could not trust anyone else with such a vital project. Not only did Ellen help unlock my creative potential, she also served as a mentor, spiritual guide, and friend. Through her nonjudgmental and nurturing approach, we were able, together, to create a personal statement that eloquently explored the truth I was yearning to access. Without Ellen’s guidance, I would certainly not have succeeded on doing so alone. Thank you Ellen for creating a safe and encouraging environment for me to explore my strengths and talents.”
– Rebecca Cohn, Student of The Mobile Professor
The Mobile Professor can help if you are a:
High school or college student seeking help with a course or a paper
High school, college, or graduate student who needs help with writing
Graduate student writing a literature review, thesis, or dissertation
K-12 student who wants help with language arts, writing, or creative writing
College or graduate school applicant in need of a personal statement
Non-native speaker who wants to speak or write English at a higher level
Business person who wants to write better emails, letters, and/or reports
Fiction/Nonfiction writer seeking ongoing coaching/writing instruction
Retiree hoping to write a memoir or autobiography
Novice with dreams of becoming a writer
Self-learner seeking guided study
Someone who has always wanted to think, write, and speak better
The Mobile Professor is:
A professor-in-the wings who works backstage to ensure your best possible performance
A dedicated educator who will focus on you, how you learn, and what you learn
An original thinker who will open your mind and challenge your ways of thinking
A cheerleader who will help you navigate coursework, academic deadlines, and life
An advisor who will stay abreast of your work and research, helping you move forward
A motivator who will find ways to keep your skills and confidence level growing
A trainer who will continually seek out strategies to keep learning from getting stale
A mentor who will remain within your reach long after your current work is done
A writing coach who will teach you to say exactly what you want to say, in your own voice
A subject matter expert in Literature, Women’s Studies, and Art History
The Mobile Professor Provides:
High-level tutoring for courses in English, Art History, and Women’s Studies
Help with essay writing for students at all levels
Help with critical essay writing about literature, film, theater, and art
Help with the design, development, writing, editing, and revising of theses and dissertations
Feedback, insight, and advice to complement official faculty advisement
Ongoing supervision of writing projects, including
- Creation of outlines and thesis statements
- Guidance with research
- Detailed feedback
- Editing and Revising
Assistance with literature reviews, research questions, and other project components
Guided development of writing projects in all disciplines
Help with creative writing and poetry
Non-graded, credit-free online classes designed for purely educational purposes
Let’s Learn Together!
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach new heights in whatever you’re pursuing!