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Ms. Elena B.

specializes in Advanced Math Expert and GMAT/GRE, SAT/ACT, Ongoing Online sessions · female

"I am available for online sessions due to the COVID-19 threat. I have been conducting online sessions for years now so I guarantee the quality of the learning experience. I am a highly qualified and dedicated teacher with more than 15 years of experience in tutoring students of all ages and levels of education, including undergraduate and graduate students. My strengths lie in my ability to understand how more...

"I am available for online sessions due to the COVID-19 threat. I have been conducting online sessions for years now so I guarantee the quality of the learning experience. I am a highly qualified and dedicated teacher with more than 15 years of experience in tutoring students of all ages and levels of education, including undergraduate and graduate students. My strengths lie in my ability to understand how students learn and I have decided to dedicate my time towards educating the upcoming generation. I am most interested in changing the way my students perceive themselves when approaching math. I really care about my students, as their success is one of the main joys of teaching math. Throughout the years, I have had the most rewarding experience when my students, besides turning their grades around, feel empowered to the point they become a math resource to their classmates. I take my classes very personally and work together with parents to identify my students' areas of weakness. I am a strong believer that by bringing a holistic approach to tutoring, tutors are successful in changing students' views of life in the most important aspects, preparing them to face the future with more confidence to achieve excellence in everything they do in life.

To me every student is born as an artist; the problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. If there is a difficulty for students in doing something, it is because the fundamentals were not learned properly. Math is like a set of building blocks. No new concept is totally independent; rather it is an extension of a previous one. Students shouldn’t simply memorize formulas; they should understand where formulas are coming from. In this process, the brain gets trained for future problem-solving situations. When I work with Freshman and Sophomore students, I am conscious that I am actually preparing them for the SAT/CAT and postgraduate tests such as the GMAT and GRE.

As an expert in U.S standardized test, I offer web-based and in-person preparation tutoring services for SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE as well Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Business Calculus, and Spanish. As I instill my methodology in my students' study habits, they find themselves able to develop concentration skills to a level of solving the problems without writing.

Being a native of Peru, South America, my command of the Spanish language is impeccable. This is because not only am I native but I have always paid special attention to learning the correct grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, excelling at all touching points where Spanish is used. I make learning Spanish a fun experience by connecting with my students in an effective way after evaluating their needs.

I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and recently with an MBA degree from the University of Southern California (USC Marshall School of Business). I started tutoring when I was 15. My students have stayed in touch after more than 20 years, with most of them now successful professionals in various technical fields such as Engineering. My resume comprises my career accomplishments as International Marketing Director for a software company in the US, which provides me with strong analytic skills in order to approach my students' individual situation and craft the most effective plan of study that will help them reach levels of performance they didn't think capable of. This is my best reward. As teaching is one of my strongest passions, I would be delighted to make a difference in my students' professional careers. I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy my Yoga practice, which is one of my hobbies." less...

Details

fee: $95 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Elena B. is a certified tutor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Civil Engineering

USC Marshall School of Business, MBA

UCLA, Other

Irvine, CA 92618

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Geometry - Physics - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Spanish - Trigonometry - Statistics - SAT Math - GRE - GMAT - ASVAB - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Study Skills - Marketing - Civil Engineering