Hiro from Torrance, CA on 10/2/13
Elena is the 2nd tutor we've used for physics and the results have been marvelous compared to the 1st tutor. The grades earned really tell the story of whether a tutor is effective or not and so far we have no complaints. Elena seems to be accurate in her anticipation of what should be emphasized and not emphasized in preparation for exams. The results of her efforts have been very positive and it shows in the grades earned in the class.
Elena replied on 10/6/2013:
I am very grateful for having students like this, who is not only smart, organized in his thinking processes but also eager to learn!
Hailee from San Pedro, CA on 5/11/14
Extremely disappointed. Was taught via YOUTUBE. could have done this at home. Thankfully WyzAnt has the one hour guarantee and immediately refunded me one hour back to my total payment.
Elena replied on 5/12/2014:
Rachel and you hired me to help with a Modeling and Forecasting exercise. When I arrived and read your assignment instructions, these were clear as to your college professor's requirements that you should do the work on your own. On that moment, I told you that I could help you with specific questions pertaining the process but not in doing the assignment.
Jeremy from Redondo Beach, CA on 5/3/14
I haven't take a math class in over two years, it is my least favorite subject and a source of extreme anxiety for me. That being said Elena has helped me SO much! I'm in a difficult course right now with a professor who is less than extraordinary but Elena has really helped to fill in all of the gaps plus more! She explains things in a simple, concrete manner which makes them easy to understand, and caters to my learning sensibilities well! I got an 80% on my first midterm; that is the HIGHEST grade I have gotten in a math class since maybe the 5th or 6th grade. She is so kind, and has stayed over her paid time with me more than once to make sure I grasp the concepts. It is so comforting to have a tutor who makes me feel like she genuinely wants me to succeed! Thank you Elena!
"Great Tutor with a Lot of Patience! "
Alexis from Hawthorne, CA on 4/19/14
I have always struggled with math, and most tutors lose their patience with my lack of comprehension in the field. I have to say this has been my BEST experience with a tutor in all my years of school. I struggled to understand Statistics, and felt like I was learning a whole new language. Thanks to Elena I was able to comprehend the material and pass the class at UCLA. The many hours of hard work and dedication on both ends, made the class so much easier and tolerable. Her easy going demeanor helped when trying to reach out to her and ask questions without the feeling of judgment. Hands down best tutor I have worked with!
"Smart, Excellent, Helpful Tutor"
Alice from Torrance, CA on 1/31/14
Elena brings in her expertise from her Engineering and USC MBA background. I'm so glad to have Elena as my daughter's Algebra 2 Honors tutor. She's a patient, great person! She is a well qualified Math tutor with her vast knowledge, patience, and great communication skills to simplify complicated questions to where they are easy to grasp. My daughter's grade improved from B to A. Elena is a good match for my daughter. Thank you Elena. Give her a try and you will be glad!
"Great tutor, very patient"
Gina from Lomita, CA on 10/7/13
Elena is a great math tutor. My nephew went from an F in algebra to a B+ in two short weeks. He says he cant believe how easy she makes math seem. His confidence in math has really soared since he started his lesson with her.
"Wants to make sure you understand."
Jennifer from Torrance, CA on 10/7/13
Elena is very patient with me. I'm 30+ and headed back to school, re-entering the math world yet again. It's never been my strong point, nor my favorite. It's one of those necessary things though. I knew I needed a tutor prior to class to help refresh my brain on some basic algebra skills and she really helped with that. She got me back up to speed on some of the solid basic concepts needed to get into a Int Algebra class without being too lost! Now that the semester is underway I'm still working with her when I get myself into an area I'm uncomfortable with and need a better explanation on how to do the problems. She'll explain it to you, demonstrate the steps needed to solve the problem, then have you work multiple problems so she can make sure you understand what you're doing. She's a wonderful compliment to a fast paced class where it's hard to catch your breath!
"Patient & Pleasant"
Michelle from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 4/29/13
Elena has tutored my son in Algebra 1 for several months now. He can be easily distracted and Elena has been very patient with him and very good at getting him to focus again. Thanks to Elena he understands his homework better and has shown improvement in his grade. Plus she's a really nice person.
Denise from Torrance, CA on 4/29/13
My daughter and I have found Elena to be patient and understanding in explaining the most difficult concepts. Her grade in Physics improved a grade and we are happy with the tutoring experience we have received. She cares about her students and it shows!!
"Very knowledgeable and patient"
Angelica from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 11/28/12
Elena has been a great tutor for my daughter. She is very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter is improving in her math skills and she is now starting with her Spanish sessions as well. Very happy we found Elena, I highly recommend her.
Caroline from Torrance, CA on 11/6/12
Elena is the sweetest! I contacted her last minute to help me on a collage exam I was not prepared for and she made room for me not only one, but TWO days to ensure I was prepared for my exam! She has a very clear understanding of math and a beautiful way of explaining it that makes math seem easy! I can't wait to continue our tutoring sessions from this point on!
Elena replied on 11/23/2012:
What makes a teacher a good tutor is a great student. Caroline not only is committed to learn but is an intelligent girl who grabs concepts very quickly.
Maria from Marina Del Rey, CA on 11/3/12
Elena was very knowledgeable and helpful when we were working on my Marketing project. Also, she has a great personality, and it makes it easier to communicate with her. Highly recommend!!!!
"Explain concepts clearly ! Exellant tutor"
Linda from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 6/15/11
My son took his first tutorial lesson with Elena yesterday and he loved it. He said that when he asked questions, Elena could explained them clearly and easy for him to understand. We are very lucky to have Elena as my son's math tutor!
Elena replied on 7/27/2011:
Austin is a smart boy and with such a strong desire to learn new math topics. It was a pleasure to tutor him during his summer vacation. I am looking forward to seeing him again next year!
"Very caring and responsive"
Barbara from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 4/27/11
Elena has been working with my daughter for many months now and I have seen a major improvment in her grades. She takes a personal interest in her success and has a very positive attitude which has had an impact on how my daughter is performing. I recommend her highly.
Elena replied on 7/27/2011:
Alexandra was one my first students and tutoring her was a very rewarding experience. She is not only a sweet girl but also very smart and showed a strong desire to learn to change her academic grades which she definitely did!
Stephanie from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 4/6/11
Elena makes it very easy to understand any subject. The way she goes about teaching and explaining topics is very methodical. She explains things in a way that makes it very easy to comprehend.
For example, in my Spanish class, I was having trouble remembering how to conjugate verb tenses. Elena came up with a step by step process that I can easily remember which made it extremely simple for me to conjugate any verb.