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Ernesto A.

Dallas, TX

$45/hr

Summer School Math and Science

Background check passed as of 7/15/14
Usually responds in about 22 hours

Summer School Math and Science

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I am Ernesto, a graduate student with degrees from MIT and the University of Texas at Austin. I love tutoring because every student is unique and therefore has a unique set of skills and challenges. Showing them that they have the power to achieve their potential is incredibly rewarding. I have taught and tutored students for more than a decade. As a high school student, I tutored fellow high school students in geometry, precalculus, Algebra 2 and Spanish. In college, I tutored middle school children in algebra and science through a program started by my university. During summer breaks, I designed and taught a curriculum of algebra and geometry for struggling middle school students in my hometown.

As a graduate student, I have focused my energy on helping undergrads learn introductory physical anthropology and cultural anthropology. This includes a lot of one-on-one help with essays, projects and problem sets, and understanding behavioral ecology, primate morphology, and evolution, among many other subjects in anthropology. For academic material reviews, I try to avoid teaching towards any particular test because this approach leads students to depend on a certain format for problems. I focus on problem solving rather than rote memorization, because by building up a student's ability to think critically, he or she will be able to approach new problems with confidence and efficiency.

I have a lot of experience with test prep for the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and GRE. I have myself taken the PSAT to become a National Merit Scholar, scoring in the top 1% of all high school students, and scored above the 90th percentile on my SAT, ACT, and SAT IIs. I have organized GRE study groups for fellow undergrads. As a result, all of the students in our study groups were accepted into graduate school, and I personally scored in the 86th percentile in math and 94th percentile in verbal.

In preparing for an academic entrance exam, I start by assessing the individual student's aptitude for the content of the exam. I then focus on building up the student's knowledge of the fundamental kinds of problems they will be expected to know, followed by improving their accuracy and quickness at answering the kinds of questions they are weakest with. Finally, it is imperative for students to practice exams under the same conditions as they will have when they take the real exam.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology,
Ecology, Physical Science, Sociology
Language:
IELTS, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
Anthropology
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I have a master's degree from UT Austin in anthropology. I have taken and aced all graduate level introductory courses to the four traditional fields of anthropology: archaeology, physical anthropology, social anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. I have successfully completed many additional graduate level courses in various topics in physical anthropology and social anthropology.

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
University of Texas at Austin
Master's

Education

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

University of Texas at Austin (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

$40/hr rate for two 2-hr sessions per week $40 rate for SAT or ACT Prep

Travel policy

Ernesto will travel within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75209.


About Ernesto

I am Ernesto, a graduate student with degrees from MIT and the University of Texas at Austin. I love tutoring because every student is unique and therefore has a unique set of skills and challenges. Showing them that they have the power to achieve their potential is incredibly rewarding. I have taught and tutored students for more than a decade. As a high school student, I tutored fellow high school students in geometry, precalculus, Algebra 2 and Spanish. In college, I tutored middle school children in algebra and science through a program started by my university. During summer breaks, I designed and taught a curriculum of algebra and geometry for struggling middle school students in my hometown.

As a graduate student, I have focused my energy on helping undergrads learn introductory physical anthropology and cultural anthropology. This includes a lot of one-on-one help with essays, projects and problem sets, and understanding behavioral ecology, primate morphology, and evolution, among many other subjects in anthropology. For academic material reviews, I try to avoid teaching towards any particular test because this approach leads students to depend on a certain format for problems. I focus on problem solving rather than rote memorization, because by building up a student's ability to think critically, he or she will be able to approach new problems with confidence and efficiency.

I have a lot of experience with test prep for the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and GRE. I have myself taken the PSAT to become a National Merit Scholar, scoring in the top 1% of all high school students, and scored above the 90th percentile on my SAT, ACT, and SAT IIs. I have organized GRE study groups for fellow undergrads. As a result, all of the students in our study groups were accepted into graduate school, and I personally scored in the 86th percentile in math and 94th percentile in verbal.

In preparing for an academic entrance exam, I start by assessing the individual student's aptitude for the content of the exam. I then focus on building up the student's knowledge of the fundamental kinds of problems they will be expected to know, followed by improving their accuracy and quickness at answering the kinds of questions they are weakest with. Finally, it is imperative for students to practice exams under the same conditions as they will have when they take the real exam.

Education

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
University of Texas at Austin
Master's

Education

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

University of Texas at Austin (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

$40/hr rate for two 2-hr sessions per week $40 rate for SAT or ACT Prep

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75209

Ernesto’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology,
Ecology, Physical Science, Sociology
Language:
IELTS, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
Anthropology
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Spanish, 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.


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