GMAT/GRE, SAT/ACT and Advanced Math Expert
GMAT/GRE, SAT/ACT and Advanced Math Expert
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...
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 services for SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE as well Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Business Calculus, and Spanish. As I instill my methodology in my students' study habits, they find themselves able to develop concentration skills to a level of solving the problems without writing.
Being a native of Peru, South America, my command of the Spanish language is impeccable. This is because not only am I native but I have always paid special attention to learning the correct grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, excelling at all touching points where Spanish is used. I make learning Spanish a fun experience by connecting with my students in an effective way after evaluating their needs.
I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and recently with an MBA degree from the University of Southern California (USC Marshall School of Business). I started tutoring when I was 15. My students have stayed in touch after more than 20 years, with most of them now successful professionals in various technical fields such as Engineering. My resume comprises my career accomplishments as International Marketing Director for a software company in the US, which provides me with strong analytic skills in order to approach my students' individual situation and craft the most effective plan of study that will help them reach levels of performance they didn't think capable of. This is my best reward. As teaching is one of my strongest passions, I would be delighted to make a difference in my students' professional careers. I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy my Yoga practice, which is one of my hobbies.
Elena has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
A Great First Experience
Elena is wonderful! All the reviews are right. My high school daughter was super confused on some Calc BC concepts and Elena was able to figure out the root of the problems in the first 10 minutes and guide her to the areas of trouble and help her sort it out. She was prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. My daughter loved her! What a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend her!Kevin, 4 lessons with ElenaTutor responded:
Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback Kevin. Series and sequences is the hardest section of Calculus BC in my opinion and Ashley understood the underlying concepts very well!
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 help overcome the gaps in my knowledge, and never wavered in her belief that I could improve and succeed. Her insight and methods helped me learn not only the math concepts, but also the invaluable test-taking strategies that can truly make all the difference. I would absolutely recommend her.Cody, 12 lessons with Elena
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
Intelligent and Patient Tutor
Elena showed incredible patients with me through my difficult quantitative statistics project. I was near the end of the class and she was able to help me through to the very end. Thank you!Melissa, 3 lessons with Elena
Amazing GRE tutor!
I worked with Elena to increase my GRE score and I can comfortably say that she was one of the best tutors I've ever studied with! Thanks to her unwavering support I was able to significantly increase both my quant and verbal scores and gain entrance into a masters program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I would absolutely recommend Elena for anyone looking to better their standardized test scores and enter a top institution.Nelson, 5 lessons with Elena
We have been working with Elena for about 6 months now. My daughter’s confidence and commitment to her school work increases with every week. She looks forward to her tutoring sessions, which says a lot about Elena. I recommend her highly.Maddy, 29 lessons with Elena
Elena was very knowledgeable and helpful when we were working on my GMAT doubts. Also she has a great person, very detail oriented, patient and it easy to communicate with her. Highly recommended.Lucas, 1 lesson with Elena
Second to None!
I had multiple sessions with Elena for my final collegiate mathematics course. Math is certainly not my strong suit, which is why I was in dire need of a tutor. I began my sessions with her midway through my semester and I had a failing grade in the class after a series of poor assignments. With a series of daunting tests upcoming, I began working with Elena and remarkably finished the class with an A. I credit almost all of my success in the class to her methods. Her teaching style is very compassionate and her way of describing/relating the material into understanding is second to none. I highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling or wanting to get a better understanding of the material taught in their class.Michael, 2 lessons with ElenaTutor responded:
Thanks for your feedback Michael! I feel so rewarded when students who are so committed like you achieves an outstanding final grade in class. I am so glad I was able to help you!
GRE Tutoring- Quantitative
Elena has been able to bring ease to my studying timeline. She is great in breaking down the GRE into pieces and allowing me to see step by step versus leaving me in an open sea feeling as if I'm drowning. So thankful for finding Elena and giving me hope and peace to this GRE.Jennifer , 3 lessons with ElenaTutor responded:
Thanks for your thoughtful feedback, Jennifer. I am impressed by your character and your drive in embarking on your MBA adventure. I will be pleased to help you get there!
Really, really helpful
Elena helped me with a survey project and statistics. I had no idea what I was doing, but she was very patient and tried to explain the concepts with real-life scenarios I could understand. Thank you, Elena!Emily, 1 lesson with ElenaTutor responded:
Emily, it was a pleasure to help you with your project. It was actually fun! Thanks for your feedback!
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