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Elaine D.

Newtonville, MA

$50/hr

Private Tutor--Math & English

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Private Tutor--Math & English

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My name is Elaine, and I'm a sophomore at Harvard College. I have extensive experience in math, reading, and writing and have tutored for the past five years. I'm a National Merit Scholarship Finalist (2013) and graduated magna cum laude from Buckingham Browne & Nichols. At Harvard, I'm involved with the Institute of Politics, Harvard Financial Analysts Club, and Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business.

Credentials aside, I enjoy tutoring, because it's incredibly rewarding. I love that "Eureka!" moment--when it just clicks for my student. I have different methods of teaching the same material and will adjust my approach to best fit your learning style.

Fun facts: I'm a rhythmic gymnast and love traveling, dancing, and froyo.

Business:
Economics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I have extensive experience in mathematics. Over the past 5 years, I have taken Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, and AP Calculus BC (AP Score: 5), receiving A's in all those classes. In high school I peer-tutored for 3 years in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Precalculus.

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra II students for the past three years. This past year I helped a student raise his grade from a C to a B- and another student score a 94 on his spring final.

I've helped students understand inverses, transformations of graphs, inequalities, graphing systems of equations, imaginary numbers, factoring, absolute value, quadratics with complex roots, polynomials, exponential growth and decay, logarithms, and long division.

I have different approaches to explaining each concept and will adjust my teaching style to best fit your child.

Calculus

I've tutored AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC students this past year. I took AP Calculus BC and scored a 5. I've helped students understand limits, derivatives, integrals, related rates, Chain Rule, techniques of differentiation (Power Rule, Quotient Rule, etc.), implicit functions, inverse functions, second derivatives, L'Hopital's Rule, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, the First Derivative Test, the Second Derivative Test, antidifferentiation, Riemann sums, Taylor Series, and the Ratio Test.

I have different methods of teaching these concepts and will tailor my teaching style to best fit your child's needs.

Economics

I took AP Macroeconomics this year and received a 5 on the exam. I have three years of tutoring experience, and I can help you learn basic economics concepts; e.g. opportunity costs, PPC (production possibilities curve), comparative v. absolute advantage, specialization, exchange rates, supply & demand, equilibrium, the business cycle, unemployment, inflation, growth, GDP, nominal v. real GDP/inflation, the loanable funds market, monetary v. fiscal policy, the Philips Curve, balance of payments accounts, imports, exports, currency appreciation & depreciation, and the foreign exchange market.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as a Teacher's Assistant (TA) for 1st graders for a year. I know how to communicate with young children and keep them engaged in the material. I'm patient and encouraging, and I can help them learn a range of material, including but not limited to math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages), English (reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary), science, and social studies.

Elementary Math

I worked as a math Teacher's Assistant (TA) for 1st graders for a year. I know how to communicate with young children and keep them engaged in the material. I'm patient and encouraging, and have taught elementary schoolers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and negative numbers.

English

English was my favorite subject in high school. I have a passion for literature--I've read Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, and Moby-Dick, to name a few.

Literature

I was our school newspaper's Managing Editor, meaning I was in charge of our Writer's Manual and for teaching new writers the art of journalism. I love grammar, reading, and writing, and I have multiple approaches to learning vocabulary and writing.

Precalculus

I have tutored Precalculus for the past two years. I've helped students understand horizontal and vertical asymptotes, parametric equations, complex numbers, conics, domain and range, inverse functions, trigonometry, vectors, graphing polynomials, absolute value, factoring, exponents, and logarithms.

I have different approaches to these concepts and will tailor my teaching to best fit your child's learning style.

Reading

Reading Comprehension is difficult but not impossible to learn. Over the years I've been honing my reading skills, so now I know how to approach standardized test questions, from identifying cause and effect to main ideas.

SAT Math

I received an 800 on the Math II Subject Test and a 760 on the Math section of the SATs.

SAT Reading

I received an 800 on the Reading Section of the SATs, taken in January 2012.

SAT Writing

I received a 790 on the Writing Section of the SATs.

Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is always challenging, but there are ways to learn it quickly and effectively. Having studied countless vocab words myself in preparation for the SAT, I have different methods to memorizing words and a large collection of vocab books. With patience and practice, you'll be stunned by our progress.

Harvard College

Education

Harvard College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 5 miles of Newtonville, MA 02460.


About Elaine

My name is Elaine, and I'm a sophomore at Harvard College. I have extensive experience in math, reading, and writing and have tutored for the past five years. I'm a National Merit Scholarship Finalist (2013) and graduated magna cum laude from Buckingham Browne & Nichols. At Harvard, I'm involved with the Institute of Politics, Harvard Financial Analysts Club, and Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business.

Credentials aside, I enjoy tutoring, because it's incredibly rewarding. I love that "Eureka!" moment--when it just clicks for my student. I have different methods of teaching the same material and will adjust my approach to best fit your learning style.

Fun facts: I'm a rhythmic gymnast and love traveling, dancing, and froyo.

Education

Harvard College

Education

Harvard College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Newtonville, MA 02460

Elaine’s Subjects

Business:
Economics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics

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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