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Elias H.

Brooklyn, NY

$20/hr

Math Savvy 98th Percentile Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/19/14
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Math Savvy 98th Percentile Tutor

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I was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts, 2011, in mathematics from Bard College. In addition I also attended a prestigious graduate level research program at The University of Georgia and the New York Academy of Sciences Science and Research Training Program. My preliminary college work was at The University of California Santa Cruz.

I provide lessons that are concise, clear, and correct.

Students gain an analytic, conceptually rich understanding of all topics on the SAT. This includes the tried and true study oriented academic habits, or smart tricks and techniques such as process of elimination and back substitution.

My unique approach to the SAT involves very little memorization. It is not tedious or monotonous.

I deliver exceptional eloquence that provokes your interest. It’s not rare that students get custom, fun-filled learning tools that get them 100 points ahead.

I scored in the 98th percentile on the SAT. Using my techniques you will do the same.

Testimonials

"What a great tutor!"

- Christina, Brooklyn, NY on 12/20/13

"Very Patient"

- Mercy, Brooklyn, NY on 12/16/14

"All Around Great Math Tutor"

- Tanesha, Brooklyn, NY on 5/16/14
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED,
GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Having taken numerous classes in Algebra and Geometry, along with some other great classes such as Trigonometry, I can provide ample tutoring for this test. I have experience tutoring with a NYC company where we worked on the foundations of Algebra. In addition, I have problem solving experience from Mathematical Problem Solving (offered at U. of California Santa Cruz as a full-course) and Problem Solving Seminar (offered at Bard College as a half-course) which will be useful. I also have teaching experience through teaching Math Circles.

Algebra 1

My background in algebra includes breadth and depth. My education and experience covers the standard algebra 1 and 2 sequence, with relevant info taken from college level algebra classes. Graphing, "FOIL" and factoring are all made approachable. I have experience on computer algebra systems and graphing calculators to share.

Algebra 2

I took this class at the high school level where the enjoyment began. The trickier topics such as polynomial long division were then covered at the collegiate level algebra classes. There isn't any reason not to master the material...its very much applied.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary math on countless occasions (independent tutoring centers and volunteer work). Being a tutor with a smart, intelligible background, I easily create specific examples that solve young students' dilemmas. This is especially important in elementary math. Foundation concepts include equations, areas, volumes, divisions, sums, ratios, and subtractions. Students achieve success and greatness at myriad levels.

GED

Having studied GED prep texts, I use conventional challenges and examples to carry students towards an understanding of the content material. Students who have already purchased preparatory texts may receive specific customized prep relating to the texts. Familiar concepts such as My Plate are presented neatly. Students gain a full understanding of the material. Depth is added to prep using college level writing, literature, and math classes (Algebra).

Geometry

For my senior year project my adviser (Dr. Ethan Bloch) and I worked on a geometry project. This project brought me to a higher level of understanding of geometry, and also renewed my interest in teaching the subject. During college I tutored geometry to fellow classmates. I tutor using many visual aids.

Prealgebra

During prealgebra we stress foundations with attention to detail. Rigorous examples are given to help the students take on elementary topics. Later, factoring is introduced.

Precalculus

Precalculus involves the introduction of key concepts such as limits and logarithms. My preparation includes a full litany of classes. I have tutored this subject and its super subjects during college level classes. Students generally present the text they are using. We continue from there.

PSAT

PSAT practice is dynamic, useful and of value for Merit scholarships. Having achieved a high SAT and PSAT score, my qualification stems from real world results. Students may wish to locate a practice book for study. Concepts are used in measured and unmeasured elaborations on subject material.

SAT Math

I have extensive experience in this type of math and received a competitive score taking the test. My B.A. in Mathematics necessarily covers the language on the test. In addition, I have problem solving experience from Mathematical Problem Solving (offered at U. of California Santa Cruz as a full-course) and Problem Solving Seminar (offered at Bard College as a half-course) which will be useful. The SAT test is primarily a reasoning test; I have teaching experience in this avenue through Math Circles.

Trigonometry

Here the familiar functions of Sin, Cos, and Tan are analyzed. I provide an experience of trigonometry that is coherent and including many examples. I use texts from high school and college level classes. Students may expect rigor and non-arbitrary examples.

Elias’s Resources

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1. 12/8 +5/6 Consider the LCM of 6 and 8. This is the union, multiplied, of {2,3} and {2,2,2}. We get {2,3,2,2}. Multiplied together this is of course 24. That means, our two factors are: x/24 + y/24 From here we reason that we should include the 3 of 24/8 and the 4 of 24/6 need be included in the translation of 12/8 and 5/6. We get 12*3/8*3 and 5*4/6*4. We... read more

I am taking from The Official Hunter College High School Test: problem 76 on page 20. We read the following. In the expression below, each letter represents a one digit number. Where the same letter appears, it represents the same number in each case. Each distinct letter represents a different number. In order to make the equation true, what number must replace C?   ... read more

The answer is “Yes” you can learn Cryptography from these videos, but honestly you are going to need a real degree to do the real stuff. You can find out that number theory and probability theory are used. Their video says, “a lock is only as strong as its weakest point” and suggests that conceptually codes may be reduced to fingerprints. I learned its called Frequency Analysis when you... read more

Bard College
Mathematics

Education

Bard College (Mathematics)

What a great tutor! — Elias is an excellent tutor. He has a straight forward and clear way with the kids, creating an inquisitive model that allows the children to explore their mathematical thinking and discover solutions. The kids (my son and his buddy, both 11 years old) are very excited when he comes over to tutor. Elias really knows how to work with kids. Very happy mom. ...

— Christina, Brooklyn, NY on 12/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

I offer free SAT prep on Fridays at the local library. A 24 hour cancellation policy does apply.

Travel policy

Elias will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.


About Elias

I was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts, 2011, in mathematics from Bard College. In addition I also attended a prestigious graduate level research program at The University of Georgia and the New York Academy of Sciences Science and Research Training Program. My preliminary college work was at The University of California Santa Cruz.

I provide lessons that are concise, clear, and correct.

Students gain an analytic, conceptually rich understanding of all topics on the SAT. This includes the tried and true study oriented academic habits, or smart tricks and techniques such as process of elimination and back substitution.

My unique approach to the SAT involves very little memorization. It is not tedious or monotonous.

I deliver exceptional eloquence that provokes your interest. It’s not rare that students get custom, fun-filled learning tools that get them 100 points ahead.

I scored in the 98th percentile on the SAT. Using my techniques you will do the same.

Testimonials

"What a great tutor!"

- Christina, Brooklyn, NY on 12/20/13

"Very Patient"

- Mercy, Brooklyn, NY on 12/16/14

"All Around Great Math Tutor"

- Tanesha, Brooklyn, NY on 5/16/14
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Education

Bard College
Mathematics

Education

Bard College (Mathematics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

I offer free SAT prep on Fridays at the local library. A 24 hour cancellation policy does apply.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231

Elias’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED,
GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


Elias’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 Elias. View all of Elias’s resources

1. 12/8 +5/6 Consider the LCM of 6 and 8. This is the union, multiplied, of {2,3} and {2,2,2}. We get {2,3,2,2}. Multiplied together this is of course 24. That means, our two factors are: x/24 + y/24 From here we reason that we should include the 3 of 24/8 and the 4 of 24/6 need be included in the translation of 12/8 and 5/6. We get 12*3/8*3 and 5*4/6*4. We... read more

I am taking from The Official Hunter College High School Test: problem 76 on page 20. We read the following. In the expression below, each letter represents a one digit number. Where the same letter appears, it represents the same number in each case. Each distinct letter represents a different number. In order to make the equation true, what number must replace C?   ... read more

The answer is “Yes” you can learn Cryptography from these videos, but honestly you are going to need a real degree to do the real stuff. You can find out that number theory and probability theory are used. Their video says, “a lock is only as strong as its weakest point” and suggests that conceptually codes may be reduced to fingerprints. I learned its called Frequency Analysis when you... read more


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