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Yelena H.

Ramona, CA

$40/hr

Understanding-based Math tutoring

Background check passed as of 12/16/12
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Understanding-based Math tutoring

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My name s Yelena. I can tutor you or your child in various areas of math from elementary to Calculus. I love what I do and am very good at it. I have a MS degree from San Diego State University in Civil and Environmental Engineering and valid California Emergency Teaching Credentials. Previously, I have coached a math competition team in a middle school and also taught pre-algebra at a private school. I have worked and am working with many elementary/ middle/ high school students, as well as adults. I enjoy working with students of all abilities and helping them achieve a better understanding of both, the subjects and their applications.

Testimonials

"Very honest and conscientious tutor "

- Julia, San Diego, CA on 4/4/14

"Encouraging, Engaging, and Patient!"

- Julie, Ramona, CA on 3/21/14
Yelena replied on 3/21/2014

Hi Julie,
Thank you so much for leaving a feedback ony WyzAnt page. I really appreciate it !
Lena

"Excellent"

- Diane, Ramona, CA on 1/22/14

"My decades of math phobia are over."

- Greg, Ramona, CA on 12/18/13

"Very supportive."

- Beth, Ramona, CA on 11/6/13
Yelena replied on 11/6/2013

Thank you, Beth, for your nice review. I do hope that she will find that inner confidence that she needs to succeed. She is a joy to work with.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can be quite tricky for many students. It is so very different from the math they are used to up to this point. But that is also what makes it such a great subject to teach. My favorite part of tutoring students in math and specifically in algebra is seeing that little light in their eyes that announces: "I get it now!"

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 can be increasingly and sometimes frustratingly more difficult that Algebra 1. Even the students that breezed through Algebra 1 can get stumbled in Algebra 2 concepts just because there are so many things that have to come together in their brains before they can master it. I enjoy the challenge of "getting all their ducks in the row" so to speak, so that they can then proceed to glide through the concepts rather than stumble and get frustrated.

Elementary Math

I love math. I love it's perfect logic. I love that it does not allow for any loose ends. I especially love that math is used in every day things, be it carpentry or engineering, cooking or sewing, playing strategy games or building legos. But most of all I love seeing children's faces light up with understanding that math is not some useless and boring "thing" they have to endure, but a useful tool that they can use any time they want to.

Geometry

Geometry is a breeze for some students and a headache for others. Just because you did great in algebra, does not at all guarantee that will do well in geometry. True, you still use concepts you learned in algebra, but there is so much new terminology to learn and things to visualize. And then there are those pesky proofs! But here is the good news: geometry is not as scary as it sounds. With a little extra reinforcement and review it can be very manageable and even fun!

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra in a classroom and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the point when the kids can really start sinking their teeth into some pretty complex math problems and seeing how you can use their skills to do some important things. They also get introduced to the very basic concepts of algebra and that is where they can get a bit frustrated. However, I found that with a little patience, creativity, and humor, even the students that deemed themselves "prealgebra hopeless" can be turned into the ones that enjoy the challenge.

Precalculus

I think of precalculus as advanced algebra with little snippets of baby-calculus tucked here and there plus trigonometry. By this time the students are expected to be very comfortable with their algebra concepts and that is where it can get difficult if one or more of those concepts are not understood completely. This is where a tutor can be of help. I enjoy the challenge of finding these shortcomings and correcting them. Usually students find that once these are taken care of, they are free to soar.

Trigonometry

Oh the wonderfully weird trig! So mind boggling and tricky. What makes it challenging is the fact that it is so different from algebra and geometry and yet the students have to use all of their knowledge they have from those subjects to succeed in trigonometry. Students sometimes can have a hard time recognizing algebra in trig and therefore get confused. My job as a tutor is to get them to recognize that relationship, to be able to understand the similarities and differences, and to see the great scope of applications that trigonometry offers

Volgograd Academy of architecture and civil engineering, Volgograd, Russia
Civil engineering
San Diego State University
Master's

Education

Volgograd Academy of architecture and civil engineering, Volgograd, Russia (Civil engineering)

San Diego State University (Master's)

Very honest and conscientious tutor — Yelena is a very experienced and hard-working tutor. She is true to her profession and visibly enjoys helping children to understand and love mathematics. Yelena assessed our child’s needs very thoroughly. Yelena did not invent problems and needs in order to get more tutoring hours but rather thoughtfully assessed our child’s high and low areas. She patiently approaches every problem our child fac ...

— Julia, San Diego, CA on 4/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yelena will travel within 25 miles of Ramona, CA 92065.


About Yelena

My name s Yelena. I can tutor you or your child in various areas of math from elementary to Calculus. I love what I do and am very good at it. I have a MS degree from San Diego State University in Civil and Environmental Engineering and valid California Emergency Teaching Credentials. Previously, I have coached a math competition team in a middle school and also taught pre-algebra at a private school. I have worked and am working with many elementary/ middle/ high school students, as well as adults. I enjoy working with students of all abilities and helping them achieve a better understanding of both, the subjects and their applications.

Testimonials

"Very honest and conscientious tutor "

- Julia, San Diego, CA on 4/4/14

"Encouraging, Engaging, and Patient!"

- Julie, Ramona, CA on 3/21/14
Yelena replied on 3/21/2014

Hi Julie,
Thank you so much for leaving a feedback ony WyzAnt page. I really appreciate it !
Lena

"Excellent"

- Diane, Ramona, CA on 1/22/14

"My decades of math phobia are over."

- Greg, Ramona, CA on 12/18/13

"Very supportive."

- Beth, Ramona, CA on 11/6/13
Yelena replied on 11/6/2013

Thank you, Beth, for your nice review. I do hope that she will find that inner confidence that she needs to succeed. She is a joy to work with.


Education

Volgograd Academy of architecture and civil engineering, Volgograd, Russia
Civil engineering
San Diego State University
Master's

Education

Volgograd Academy of architecture and civil engineering, Volgograd, Russia (Civil engineering)

San Diego State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Ramona, CA 92065

Yelena’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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