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Gaston M.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hr

Mathematics, English and Literature tutor, high school thru college

Background check passed as of 11/9/11
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Mathematics, English and Literature tutor, high school thru college

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Greetings:

I am currently tutoring mathematics for grades 7 through college, having scored 796 on the SAT. I have a B.A. in English from NYU and I teach English grammar and literature as well as essay writing, which is very important for the SAT and ACT. On weekends I teach an SAT prep course, which is currently on hiatus.

I am a mature, responsible, attentive, patient and caring individual. I see no more than two students a day and I tutor no one past 7 pm during the week. That is just money wasted.

I expect my pupils to pay attention to what I tell them, to follow the steps to advance themselves, and to do the homework assigned to them. I use flashcards, study tips, handouts when necessary, posters and email. I also distribute important news about cultural events in the city and about what to watch on television. I even create and distribute DVDs of important shows that can contribute to my students' knowledge and increase their awareness of the world.

Everyone is different and I believe that everyone can do math.

Thank you.

Testimonials

"Really understanding and patient."

- Denise, New York, NY on 2/19/14

"Good Job"

- Larry, New York, NY on 5/25/12

"detail oriented- math for my eighth grader"

- Kasmira, Brooklyn, NY on 11/3/11

"very understanding and warm hearted"

- Karen, Kissimmee, FL on 3/5/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra is a simple proportion on a two dimensional level. The student must be able to look at any line on a graph and be able to recognize slopes and displacement immediately. I have taught this approach in classes at Baruch College and the students easily grasp the concepts once the simplicity of the material is explained. However, strong basic math skills are essential to succeed in this easy subject.

Regents

I have taught the following Regents exams (geometry, trigonometry and algebra 1 and 2) based upon both the Baron's test books and the subject tests released by the Regents board itself. While the questions are challenging in those areas, they are really not any more difficult than any good test on the subject. If you know the material cold, and that includes the geometry theorems and various formulas, the trigonometry concepts and identities, and the quadratic equation, then you should not have a problem with taking the Regents test.

Sewing

I have been sewing for 42 years. I own an industrial machine, two sergers and more than 500 yards of fabric in my workroom. I have been hired to sew clothes, dresses, curtains and I have upholstered 30 banquettes/couches of one entire nightclub including 20 foot high velvet drapes.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a stunningly simple set of concepts developed into an intense set of constructs. A basic foundation of the linear grid and the Pythagorean theorem is necessary to be able to build up to the sophisticated formulas that must be memorized. A good strong memory is essential and a thorough knowledge of the graphing calculator is indispensable.

Gaston’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Gaston. View all of Gaston’s resources

I was fortunate this summer to teach a 6 week SAT prep course to a really fine group of hardworking students. It was an eye-opening experience and a little disturbing. The math portion of the teaching went smoothly. All of the students were so well versed in their times tables, fractions and basic math that new concepts were easily absorbed. Certain tricky concepts like negative fractional... read more

It's very important that students rest over the summer after agonies of Final Exams, Regents, test prep and all the anxieties that attach to the end of the school year. But it is more important to attend to end of the year duties. Deciding what to do with note books, left over term papers, exams, etc. It's good to set up some time with your child to review the year: to review mishaps, remember... read more

Recently, I had my students create their own posters with important data for their upcoming math exams. Memorizing formulas and theorems, remembering which quadrant has a negative tangent, etc., can be a serious chore for most students. But if the student's bedroom can host a few posters (11 x 14 inches) with the pertinent data, memorization is greatly enhanced. Large (2 inch high) letters... read more

Washington Square College, NYU
English
Baruch College
Other

Education

Washington Square College, NYU (English)

Baruch College (Other)

Really understanding and patient. — Gaston helped our daughter understand geometry! He provided the foundation for her to move forward. He did a great job and was always available! ...

— Denise, New York, NY on 2/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gaston will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.


About Gaston

Greetings:

I am currently tutoring mathematics for grades 7 through college, having scored 796 on the SAT. I have a B.A. in English from NYU and I teach English grammar and literature as well as essay writing, which is very important for the SAT and ACT. On weekends I teach an SAT prep course, which is currently on hiatus.

I am a mature, responsible, attentive, patient and caring individual. I see no more than two students a day and I tutor no one past 7 pm during the week. That is just money wasted.

I expect my pupils to pay attention to what I tell them, to follow the steps to advance themselves, and to do the homework assigned to them. I use flashcards, study tips, handouts when necessary, posters and email. I also distribute important news about cultural events in the city and about what to watch on television. I even create and distribute DVDs of important shows that can contribute to my students' knowledge and increase their awareness of the world.

Everyone is different and I believe that everyone can do math.

Thank you.

Testimonials

"Really understanding and patient."

- Denise, New York, NY on 2/19/14

"Good Job"

- Larry, New York, NY on 5/25/12

"detail oriented- math for my eighth grader"

- Kasmira, Brooklyn, NY on 11/3/11

"very understanding and warm hearted"

- Karen, Kissimmee, FL on 3/5/11
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Education

Washington Square College, NYU
English
Baruch College
Other

Education

Washington Square College, NYU (English)

Baruch College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231

Gaston’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Gaston’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Gaston. View all of Gaston’s resources

I was fortunate this summer to teach a 6 week SAT prep course to a really fine group of hardworking students. It was an eye-opening experience and a little disturbing. The math portion of the teaching went smoothly. All of the students were so well versed in their times tables, fractions and basic math that new concepts were easily absorbed. Certain tricky concepts like negative fractional... read more

It's very important that students rest over the summer after agonies of Final Exams, Regents, test prep and all the anxieties that attach to the end of the school year. But it is more important to attend to end of the year duties. Deciding what to do with note books, left over term papers, exams, etc. It's good to set up some time with your child to review the year: to review mishaps, remember... read more

Recently, I had my students create their own posters with important data for their upcoming math exams. Memorizing formulas and theorems, remembering which quadrant has a negative tangent, etc., can be a serious chore for most students. But if the student's bedroom can host a few posters (11 x 14 inches) with the pertinent data, memorization is greatly enhanced. Large (2 inch high) letters... read more


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