Ellen Kolstee,  BA, BS, MAed

Certificate - College Counseling

California Credentialed Teacher


Ellen is an experienced teacher and college counselor who holds a California multiple subject teaching credential, a single subject teaching credential in Science, and a UCLA Certificate in College Counseling. She has a BA, graduating magna cum laude, in Biology and Chemistry from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and a BS, also graduating magna cum laude, in Computer Science from City University of New York, and an MA, graduating summa cum laude, in Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University. Over the last seventeen years Ellen has taught at the fifth, sixth, eighth grade and college levels; she began Learning Enterprises ten years ago, specializing in tutoring and college counseling.  She enjoys making learning meaningful for each student, and helping students discover their strengths and interests. She was a software engineer for IBM for eight years prior to her career as an educator. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing, singing, gardening and baking.

About College  Counseling:

“It is a joy and a privilege to assist students and their parents with the College Applications process.”

“The secret of teaching and learning is caring about what you are doing. Being interested, curious, and compassionate is the beginning of making sense of words, concepts and processes.”

About Tutoring and Test Prep: