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Elena B.

GMAT/GRE , SAT/ACT, Advanced Math and Expert in Top Colleges Admission

GMAT/GRE , SAT/ACT, Advanced Math and Expert in Top Colleges Admission

$95/hour

  • 2,712 hours tutoring

About Elena


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I am available for online sessions due to the COVID-19 threat. I have been conducting online sessions for years now so I guarantee the quality of the learning experience. I am a highly qualified and dedicated teacher with more than 15 years of experience in tutoring students of all ages and levels of education, including undergraduate and graduate students. My strengths lie in my ability to understand how students learn and I have decided to dedicate my time towards educating the upcoming...

I am available for online sessions due to the COVID-19 threat. I have been conducting online sessions for years now so I guarantee the quality of the learning experience. I am a highly qualified and dedicated teacher with more than 15 years of experience in tutoring students of all ages and levels of education, including undergraduate and graduate students. My strengths lie in my ability to understand how students learn and I have decided to dedicate my time towards educating the upcoming generation. I am most interested in changing the way my students perceive themselves when approaching math. I really care about my students, as their success is one of the main joys of teaching math. Throughout the years, I have had the most rewarding experience when my students, besides turning their grades around, feel empowered to the point they become a math resource to their classmates. I take my classes very personally and work together with parents to identify my students' areas of weakness. I am a strong believer that by bringing a holistic approach to tutoring, tutors are successful in changing students' views of life in the most important aspects, preparing them to face the future with more confidence to achieve excellence in everything they do in life.

To me every student is born as an artist; the problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. If there is a difficulty for students in doing something, it is because the fundamentals were not learned properly. Math is like a set of building blocks. No new concept is totally independent; rather it is an extension of a previous one. Students shouldn’t simply memorize formulas; they should understand where formulas are coming from. In this process, the brain gets trained for future problem-solving situations. When I work with Freshman and Sophomore students, I am conscious that I am actually preparing them for the SAT/CAT and postgraduate tests such as the GMAT and GRE.

As an expert in U.S standardized test, I offer web-based and in-person preparation tutoring servi


Education

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Civil Engineering
USC Marshall School of Business
MBA
UCLA
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $95
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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT is such an interesting and challenging test. Time is highly restricted and since it is a computer adaptive test, the test taker cannot move on to the next question until an answer has not been submitted. It is a matter of time management and a strategic approach to questions. Math knowledge for the quantitative section, in which I can help, is not expected to be no higher than High School level. Reasoning and logic will help you get to the other side. I successfully completed this test when applying to a top Business School, USC.
Marketing,

Marketing

I feel passionate about Marketing for its impact in organization's positioning in the marketplace at a global scale. Being an Engineer, I was hired by a technology company to direct their International Marketing operations. I executed this function with great success, managing an internal group of 13 people as well as public relations agencies in Mexico, Brasil, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New York and Los Angeles. The results, high profile press coverage in publications such as The LA Times, The Economist as well as foreign main newspapers and trade publications. Brand recognition and product positioning was also acquired in the various territories where the company operates. I attended UCLA Extension and obtained a Professional Designation in Marketing certification. I just graduated from USC Marshall School of Business with an MBA degree with concentration in Marketing.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My International Marketing career took me to attend several conferences around the world. Speaking engagements were very important for my event strategy so I am used to speak to audiences coming from three main vertical markets: Government (Education, Local, State and Federal Government), Financial Services and Healthcare. Within these main verticals I had to tailor my message according to government agencies and organizations in different countries. I delivered the speeches, either in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT is such an interesting and challenging test. Time is highly restricted and since it is a computer adaptive test, the test taker cannot move on to the next question until an answer has not been submitted. It is a matter of time management and a strategic approach to questions. Math knowledge for the quantitative section, in which I can help, is not expected to be no higher than High School level. Reasoning and logic will help you get to the other side. I successfully completed this test when applying to a top Business School, USC.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My International Marketing career took me to attend several conferences around the world. Speaking engagements were very important for my event strategy so I am used to speak to audiences coming from three main vertical markets: Government (Education, Local, State and Federal Government), Financial Services and Healthcare. Within these main verticals I had to tailor my message according to government agencies and organizations in different countries. I delivered the speeches, either in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Spanish,

Spanish

Teaching Spanish requires a methodology as any other subject. I also use correlation with the English language. I have vast experience helping students understand conjugation of verbs as well as the application of Spanish grammar rules. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker proud of commanding a superior level of proficiency in this language, Castillian, as it is called in South America, where I am originally from.
Statistics

Statistics

Statistics can be a puzzle to many students; however, when understood, it becomes fascinating. I have had the rewarding experience of tutoring college students in this subject who have been able to get through the semester with good grades. During my MBA studies, the Statistics courses I took were interesting, as we applied them to real-world situations, having worked on complex projects.

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!
Elementary Math

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My International Marketing career took me to attend several conferences around the world. Speaking engagements were very important for my event strategy so I am used to speak to audiences coming from three main vertical markets: Government (Education, Local, State and Federal Government), Financial Services and Healthcare. Within these main verticals I had to tailor my message according to government agencies and organizations in different countries. I delivered the speeches, either in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The approach I give to this subject doesn't differ too much with that for other Algebra levels. Making sure students have the fundamentals of Algebra when assessment takes place during first lesson is my major concern. From there on is a matter of building up on new concepts. Building blocks is what Algebra is about.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

If the student does not have the fundamentals of Algebra, this is the moment to reinforce concepts before moving on with the Algebra 2 syllabus. Important concepts such as quadratic functions and their applications in real world problems are covered in Algebra 2. Introduction to probabilities and statistics are also covered here. Concepts and Algebra properties learned in Algebra 1 are continuously applied in solving Algebra 2 problems. Algebra 2 is also a gateway to Pre-Calculus which makes this subject an interesting bridge to higher level math subjects.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a subject that can be learned very easily. Being that PreCalc is a pre-requisite for Calculus, following our intuition and understanding the geometry and algebra behind the Calculus concepts as well as learning a few properties, makes Calculus a fun subject to learn and apply to real world situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects. I teach my students where formulas come from instead of just drilling them in memorization. Application of Algebra concepts to solve Geometry problems are reviewed.
Physics,

Physics

As a civil engineer, I have taken various levels of Physics in college. I have helped HS students improve their grades in Physics, but more importantly, I have helped them understand how Physics principles work in real-world situations. Formulas and graph interpretation become familiar and easy to understand in terms of deriving them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is probably the most fundamental subject in Math. Students taking Algebra 2 will have to use properties learned in pre-algebra. I enjoy teaching this subject to make sure the basics are well learned. In addition, I have vast experience working with Middle and Elementary School students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a building block on Algebra 2, and prior to Calculus, this is an important subject for students who want to pursue a career in a technology or science field. I have vast experience tutoring Algebra 2 not only because I have hundreds of hours with this subject but because of my engineering background.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking admission tests requires not only mastering the subject but also the test taking process. Setting a test taking strategy is crucial for success. In a test taking environment in which time is pressuring, being precise and fast at the same time requires training. SAT Math is one of my favorites.
Spanish,

Spanish

Teaching Spanish requires a methodology as any other subject. I also use correlation with the English language. I have vast experience helping students understand conjugation of verbs as well as the application of Spanish grammar rules. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker proud of commanding a superior level of proficiency in this language, Castillian, as it is called in South America, where I am originally from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics can be a puzzle to many students; however, when understood, it becomes fascinating. I have had the rewarding experience of tutoring college students in this subject who have been able to get through the semester with good grades. During my MBA studies, the Statistics courses I took were interesting, as we applied them to real-world situations, having worked on complex projects.
Study Skills

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!

Language

Spanish

Spanish

Teaching Spanish requires a methodology as any other subject. I also use correlation with the English language. I have vast experience helping students understand conjugation of verbs as well as the application of Spanish grammar rules. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker proud of commanding a superior level of proficiency in this language, Castillian, as it is called in South America, where I am originally from.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The approach I give to this subject doesn't differ too much with that for other Algebra levels. Making sure students have the fundamentals of Algebra when assessment takes place during first lesson is my major concern. From there on is a matter of building up on new concepts. Building blocks is what Algebra is about.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

If the student does not have the fundamentals of Algebra, this is the moment to reinforce concepts before moving on with the Algebra 2 syllabus. Important concepts such as quadratic functions and their applications in real world problems are covered in Algebra 2. Introduction to probabilities and statistics are also covered here. Concepts and Algebra properties learned in Algebra 1 are continuously applied in solving Algebra 2 problems. Algebra 2 is also a gateway to Pre-Calculus which makes this subject an interesting bridge to higher level math subjects.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a subject that can be learned very easily. Being that PreCalc is a pre-requisite for Calculus, following our intuition and understanding the geometry and algebra behind the Calculus concepts as well as learning a few properties, makes Calculus a fun subject to learn and apply to real world situations.
Civil Engineering,

Civil Engineering

My bachelor's degree is in Civil Engineering. I am currently tutoring Statics which is one of the most important courses in this career. For students to understand Dynamics and other advanced courses, a solid base in Statics is certainly needed.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects. I teach my students where formulas come from instead of just drilling them in memorization. Application of Algebra concepts to solve Geometry problems are reviewed.
Physics,

Physics

As a civil engineer, I have taken various levels of Physics in college. I have helped HS students improve their grades in Physics, but more importantly, I have helped them understand how Physics principles work in real-world situations. Formulas and graph interpretation become familiar and easy to understand in terms of deriving them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is probably the most fundamental subject in Math. Students taking Algebra 2 will have to use properties learned in pre-algebra. I enjoy teaching this subject to make sure the basics are well learned. In addition, I have vast experience working with Middle and Elementary School students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a building block on Algebra 2, and prior to Calculus, this is an important subject for students who want to pursue a career in a technology or science field. I have vast experience tutoring Algebra 2 not only because I have hundreds of hours with this subject but because of my engineering background.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking admission tests requires not only mastering the subject but also the test taking process. Setting a test taking strategy is crucial for success. In a test taking environment in which time is pressuring, being precise and fast at the same time requires training. SAT Math is one of my favorites.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics can be a puzzle to many students; however, when understood, it becomes fascinating. I have had the rewarding experience of tutoring college students in this subject who have been able to get through the semester with good grades. During my MBA studies, the Statistics courses I took were interesting, as we applied them to real-world situations, having worked on complex projects.
ACT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The approach I give to this subject doesn't differ too much with that for other Algebra levels. Making sure students have the fundamentals of Algebra when assessment takes place during first lesson is my major concern. From there on is a matter of building up on new concepts. Building blocks is what Algebra is about.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

If the student does not have the fundamentals of Algebra, this is the moment to reinforce concepts before moving on with the Algebra 2 syllabus. Important concepts such as quadratic functions and their applications in real world problems are covered in Algebra 2. Introduction to probabilities and statistics are also covered here. Concepts and Algebra properties learned in Algebra 1 are continuously applied in solving Algebra 2 problems. Algebra 2 is also a gateway to Pre-Calculus which makes this subject an interesting bridge to higher level math subjects.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a subject that can be learned very easily. Being that PreCalc is a pre-requisite for Calculus, following our intuition and understanding the geometry and algebra behind the Calculus concepts as well as learning a few properties, makes Calculus a fun subject to learn and apply to real world situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects. I teach my students where formulas come from instead of just drilling them in memorization. Application of Algebra concepts to solve Geometry problems are reviewed.
Physics,

Physics

As a civil engineer, I have taken various levels of Physics in college. I have helped HS students improve their grades in Physics, but more importantly, I have helped them understand how Physics principles work in real-world situations. Formulas and graph interpretation become familiar and easy to understand in terms of deriving them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is probably the most fundamental subject in Math. Students taking Algebra 2 will have to use properties learned in pre-algebra. I enjoy teaching this subject to make sure the basics are well learned. In addition, I have vast experience working with Middle and Elementary School students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a building block on Algebra 2, and prior to Calculus, this is an important subject for students who want to pursue a career in a technology or science field. I have vast experience tutoring Algebra 2 not only because I have hundreds of hours with this subject but because of my engineering background.
Spanish,

Spanish

Teaching Spanish requires a methodology as any other subject. I also use correlation with the English language. I have vast experience helping students understand conjugation of verbs as well as the application of Spanish grammar rules. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker proud of commanding a superior level of proficiency in this language, Castillian, as it is called in South America, where I am originally from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics can be a puzzle to many students; however, when understood, it becomes fascinating. I have had the rewarding experience of tutoring college students in this subject who have been able to get through the semester with good grades. During my MBA studies, the Statistics courses I took were interesting, as we applied them to real-world situations, having worked on complex projects.
Study Skills

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

I feel passionate about Marketing for its impact in organization's positioning in the marketplace at a global scale. Being an Engineer, I was hired by a technology company to direct their International Marketing operations. I executed this function with great success, managing an internal group of 13 people as well as public relations agencies in Mexico, Brasil, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New York and Los Angeles. The results, high profile press coverage in publications such as The LA Times, The Economist as well as foreign main newspapers and trade publications. Brand recognition and product positioning was also acquired in the various territories where the company operates. I attended UCLA Extension and obtained a Professional Designation in Marketing certification. I just graduated from USC Marshall School of Business with an MBA degree with concentration in Marketing.
Study Skills

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!

Science

Civil Engineering,

Civil Engineering

My bachelor's degree is in Civil Engineering. I am currently tutoring Statics which is one of the most important courses in this career. For students to understand Dynamics and other advanced courses, a solid base in Statics is certainly needed.
Physics

Physics

As a civil engineer, I have taken various levels of Physics in college. I have helped HS students improve their grades in Physics, but more importantly, I have helped them understand how Physics principles work in real-world situations. Formulas and graph interpretation become familiar and easy to understand in terms of deriving them.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The approach I give to this subject doesn't differ too much with that for other Algebra levels. Making sure students have the fundamentals of Algebra when assessment takes place during first lesson is my major concern. From there on is a matter of building up on new concepts. Building blocks is what Algebra is about.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

If the student does not have the fundamentals of Algebra, this is the moment to reinforce concepts before moving on with the Algebra 2 syllabus. Important concepts such as quadratic functions and their applications in real world problems are covered in Algebra 2. Introduction to probabilities and statistics are also covered here. Concepts and Algebra properties learned in Algebra 1 are continuously applied in solving Algebra 2 problems. Algebra 2 is also a gateway to Pre-Calculus which makes this subject an interesting bridge to higher level math subjects.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a subject that can be learned very easily. Being that PreCalc is a pre-requisite for Calculus, following our intuition and understanding the geometry and algebra behind the Calculus concepts as well as learning a few properties, makes Calculus a fun subject to learn and apply to real world situations.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite subjects. I teach my students where formulas come from instead of just drilling them in memorization. Application of Algebra concepts to solve Geometry problems are reviewed.
Physics,

Physics

As a civil engineer, I have taken various levels of Physics in college. I have helped HS students improve their grades in Physics, but more importantly, I have helped them understand how Physics principles work in real-world situations. Formulas and graph interpretation become familiar and easy to understand in terms of deriving them.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking admission tests requires not only mastering the subject but also the test taking process. Setting a test taking strategy is crucial for success. In a test taking environment in which time is pressuring, being precise and fast at the same time requires training. SAT Math is one of my favorites.
Spanish,

Spanish

Teaching Spanish requires a methodology as any other subject. I also use correlation with the English language. I have vast experience helping students understand conjugation of verbs as well as the application of Spanish grammar rules. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker proud of commanding a superior level of proficiency in this language, Castillian, as it is called in South America, where I am originally from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics can be a puzzle to many students; however, when understood, it becomes fascinating. I have had the rewarding experience of tutoring college students in this subject who have been able to get through the semester with good grades. During my MBA studies, the Statistics courses I took were interesting, as we applied them to real-world situations, having worked on complex projects.
Study Skills

Study Skills

It is from my own student experience in undergrad and grad school that I learned what I teach my students in terms of study skills. Time Management, organization and learning methodologies are essential elements in my tutoring experience. I am a Civil Engineer, a background that helps with mental organization and analytic skills. My MBA studies certainly is recent example of mastering effective study skills!

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT is such an interesting and challenging test. Time is highly restricted and since it is a computer adaptive test, the test taker cannot move on to the next question until an answer has not been submitted. It is a matter of time management and a strategic approach to questions. Math knowledge for the quantitative section, in which I can help, is not expected to be no higher than High School level. Reasoning and logic will help you get to the other side. I successfully completed this test when applying to a top Business School, USC.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking admission tests requires not only mastering the subject but also the test taking process. Setting a test taking strategy is crucial for success. In a test taking environment in which time is pressuring, being precise and fast at the same time requires training. SAT Math is one of my favorites.
ACT Math, ASVAB, GRE

Examples of Expertise


Elena has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable tutor! Highly recommended

My session with Elena was great, I had tutoring sessions before but this one's been my favorite so far in preparation for the GMAT. I sent her a list of questions that I was struggling with, and she walked me through them, providing general and specific topics, and also shared with me the notes, so I could review them later. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend taking a tutoring session with her!

Carlos, 3 lessons with Elena

Awesome Tutor

Elena is a very professional GRE tutor, we practice several sessions, she tough me important strategies and skills to response to the questions. I got my desired score to apply for good business schools. I highly recommend Elena for the people who wants to get best results in the shortest time.

Ardavan, 6 lessons with Elena

Elena is the best!

Elena is an amazing tutor. I am preparing for the GMAT with her. She is very knowledgeable and caring. Highly recommend!!

Paulina, 16 lessons with Elena

Excellent business calculus tutor. Patient and extremely knowledgable

Elena has been my tutor this semester for college level business calculus. As a returning student, I hadn’t seen Algebra in many years and had virtually forgotten most of it. As algebra is required in many steps of business calculus, Elena has been EXTREMELY patient with me. She is able to identify where my weaknesses are and puts together a road map for me to improve. I was hesitant to seek tutoring as I’ve never required it before, but Elena put me at ease instantly. She is well versed in all areas of math. While I came to her for business calculus, she has really helped improve my overall math skills. I’m now grasping concepts and visualizing solutions before even starting to write. I highly recommend Elena if you’re in need of a tutor. She has truly been a life saver!!

Dan, 4 lessons with Elena

Great brainstorming session

Worked with Elena few times - great to work with and very helpful tutor. Will reach out again if I would need help.

Oksana , 2 lessons with Elena

Very Helpful!

Elena helped me to grasp the concepts behind the questions being asked and helped explain things in a way for me to better understand. I will definitely seek out her services if/when I have further questions.

Rodric, 1 lesson with Elena

Highly Experienced and Patient Tutor

Elena is the hands down best tutor that I have ever had. She has a great way of making you understand numbers and the lesson for the day. I wish I had a teacher like her growing up. Thank you Elena.

Alicia , 7 lessons with Elena

Excellent GRE Tutor

Elena's tutoring on the GRE quantitative section gave me the confidence to know I was going into the test as best prepared as I could be. Despite math being a significant weak point for me, she worked diligently and patiently to address the gaps in my knowledge, and never wavered in her belief that I could succeed. Her methods helped me learn not only the mathematical concepts, but also the invaluable test-taking strategies that can truly make all the difference. With her help, I was able to improve my score and gain acceptance to a masters program at Harvard University. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to improve their score.

Cody, 12 lessons with Elena

Top Tutor

My son Cole has worked with several tutors over the years and without doubt says Elena is the best. He met with her 4 times to help him improve his Math SAT score and took the SAT for the second time yesterday. He left the test confident he improvised his score by at least 100 points if not 200.

Aaron, 4 lessons with Elena
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