GMAT/GRE, SAT/ACT and Advanced Math Expert
"Professional, exceptional and kind tutor"
Alberto, 16 lessons with Elena
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Professional, exceptional and kind tutor
Elena has really helped me accomplish a greater understanding of Math topics, especially in our SAT practice sessions. She refers to that practice as "critical thinking", which I now know is very important to grasp when learning about difficult subjects. She uses different exceptional approaches to connect with me as a student: targeting my strengths and weaknesses, creating a flow plan for my development, and adjusting to my pace. I'll solve a problem while she is watching me and then we will review the most practical way to actually go around the problem while also managing time wisely. Elena has really helped me with time management for my upcoming standardized tests by giving tips and smart ways to remember basic concepts, and she is an excellent tutor for SAT and math topics in general. We are able to engage during our lessons even when they run long, and accommodate to a good teaching/learning pace for me. Elena approaches book problems in ways that outsmart the explanations in the answer sections. That's how I know she is an invaluable teacher- she brings outside knowledge from her engineering career to teach me strategies not found in books or online. I see myself learning more from her in the future, whether it be for school classes or SAT/ACT. My family and I looked for a tutor with previous experience for weeks, and I tried sitting with several tutors before finding Elena. I believe any students who appreciate a kind teacher with professional knowledge and background experience will find an excellent fit with her too.
Alberto, 16 lessons with Elena
An Outstanding Tutor In Every Sense
I didn’t consider getting tutored for the GMAT until I received my second GMAT score, which left me very disappointed and frustrated at myself for not studying smarter. Two weeks prior to a job which requires me to work 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week (family business), I decided to get as much tutoring as I can — specifically for GMAT’s quantitative section. I’ve only been to group tutoring sessions during my college years so I felt intimidated to sign up for one-on-one’s. But I realized I was running out of time to prepare for the GMAT so to maximize the two weeks that I have before starting work, I decided to find a tutor who can help me hone the fundamentals of GMAT’s quantitative section. What drew me to Elena was her engineering background (strong quantitative skills), her familiarity with GMAT problems (she has taken the GMAT), and her extremely flexible tutoring hours. The cherries on top: her endearing personality, patience, professionalism and love for math and puzzles! Elena has a methodical approach to attack different types of problems and always took the time to make sure I understood each problem before moving onto the next. Overall, I really appreciate our efficient use of time together, and I always came out of each session feeling more and more confident in my ability to get a higher score on the GMAT.
Susie, 6 lessons with Elena
Terrific and Knowledgeable!
Elena was exactly what my daughter needed. Her AP Statistics knowledge was invaluable. Elena helped my daughter learn material she missed in school due to a concussion. My daughter is now confident she will do well on the exams she missed. Elena will help also with H. Spanish V and Calculus. My son will use Elena for Spanish and Geometry. We will continue to use Elena's services for finals and the remainder of the school year. It is a blessing to have one tutor who can help both of my kids online and in our home with a verity of subjects.
Susan, 9 lessons with Elena
Very knowledgable on AP Stats
Communicates ideas in a way your student can understand. Our daughter went from struggling to get a B to a solid A. We have a standing tutoring session with her every week.
Holly, 18 lessons with Elena
Knowledgeable and Effective
Elena has been helping me prepare for the GRE in order to achieve my dreams of getting an MBA. When studying on your own, you get comfortable and settle, yet Elena pushes me out of my comfort zone with the intentions of making me a better more efficient GRE test taker. At first we started with reviewing the topics that will be on the GRE (verbal and quantitative) and from there we have started working on problem sets. Getting the problem correct is important but being able to do that with limited time is key to doing well on the exam. Elena begins to time you which begins putting you in the setting of the exam. Quick yet efficient is key with Elena’s tutoring style but she works her way up with you until she feels your ready for the next step. I have gone from being confused and closed minded to GRE problem sets, to now being able to come up with a plan of attack and the point is to get into the test writers mind set. Elena is extremely helpful, kind, and friendly but overall she is effective. She wants all her students to do well and be successful. I do not regret finding Elena to assist me with my future goals.
Marissa, 29 lessons with Elena
Professional Tutor
Elena is a great tutor, who is organized, efficient, and understands the challenges of being a working professional. I entailed Elena to help me study for the GRE, while working my professional job, on a full time status. She is a pleasure to work with and has brought me up to speed, since my High school/ college years. I have not received test scores yet, but my experience with Elena has been positive and I would recommend her to other students.
Spencer , 22 lessons with Elena
Great Teacher
She has an excellent way of approaching and problem solving. She is also very good at making me feel comfortable when doing the work. I am slowly learning and I hope it goes well.
Sehrish, 2 lessons with Elena
Helpful
I like that she takes her time in showing me different ways to slice a problem! She also teaches me very helpful tips and tricks to finish problems faster, and ways to understand a problem once I'm done reading it!
Grace, 10 lessons with Elena
EXCEPTIONAL Math Tutor
I have previously taken the Kaplan Test Prep course and did not do well on my first attempt at the GMAT. When I decided to go back to studying I felt I needed guidance in specific areas. Knowing math was my weakest subject, I reached out to Elena for help on the Quantitative GMAT section. Elena is very helpful as she has exceptional math skills and has taken the GMAT test. It is valuable to receive guidance from someone who knows the format and timing of the GMAT. In particular, Elena patiently teaches strategies that can be applied to multiple problems. Since I have began working with her I have made an improvement and am even doing some math in my head! Scheduling is easy and she is always on time and prepared for our sessions. While I am still meeting with Elena, I am already more confident with solving math problems on the GMAT.
Michelle, 12 lessons with Elena
Very Patient and knowledgable
Elena is helping prepare for the GMAT exam. She is incredibly bright and disciplined in her approach. If you are looking for someone to help you improve your understanding around the quantitative section, she is for you!
Marisol, 15 lessons with Elena
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