Understanding-based Math tutoring
My name s Yelena. I can tutor you or your child in various areas of math from elementary to Calculus. I love what I do and am very good at it. I have a MS degree from San Diego State University in Civil and Environmental Engineering and valid California Emergency Teaching Credentials. Previously, I have coached a math competition team in a middle school and also taught pre-algebra at a private school. I have worked and am working with many elementary/ middle/ high school students, as well as...
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Featured review
Very honest and conscientious tutor
Yelena is a very experienced and hard-working tutor. She is true to her profession and visibly enjoys helping children to understand and love mathematics. Yelena assessed our child’s needs very thoroughly. Yelena did not invent problems and needs in order to get more tutoring hours but rather thoughtfully assessed our child’s high and low areas. She patiently approaches every problem our child faces and reassures her in her success. As parents, we have timely updates on our child’s progress. Yelena is always on time and ready to help. Her soft voice and patient manners will calm any anxious child. I believe that Yelena has a systemic approach to math and teaches mathematics as intertwined concepts instead of how to mindlessly repeat several steps. Your child will understand the subject on a new and much higher level. I am a very demanding parent and it is not easy to find a teacher whom I would consider a great professional. I hold teachers to a very high standard and it is not easy to satisfy my demands. Yelena has exceeded all my expectations. If you wish that your child enjoys the process of studying again, consider Yelena as your tutor. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Julia, 7 lessons with Yelena
A great help!
Yelena continues to do great work with my nieces. I hear from their mother that both girls are improving in their fundamentals, and moving their math education forward. I'm thrilled to know they are making gains in math, which I understand had been a struggle til now. Updated six months in: my nieces continue to improve their math skills. One very nearly decided to advance to the next year's course this year. The other has a learning disability, but she is also making gains in what she understands and can do, with lots of patient help and practice.
Renee, 110 lessons with Yelena
Encouraging, Engaging, and Patient!
Yelena has had 3 sessions with my daughter and I am already starting to see the change in how my daughter approaches her pre-calculus homework. Yelena has a lot of patience and encourages her while showing her how to breakdown the problems. I highly recommend her.
Julie, 12 lessons with YelenaTutor responded:Hi Julie, Thank you so much for leaving a feedback ony WyzAnt page. I really appreciate it ! Lena
Excellent
Yelena has a lot of patience and is clear and concise when explaining. I am very happy with her rapport with my granddaughter.
Diane, 14 lessons with Yelena
My decades of math phobia are over.
Yelena is working with me on a very difficult subject... math. She is patient and she "gets it" --what is needed to teach and and how. Today, (09/03/2013), I showed good signs of learning past my decades of error. Yelena is teaching me, not showing me, how to do math correctly. The difference is this is working. I of course need to do my home work and have the commitment to follow through. This is no easy task, but WyzAnt strikes again another good tutor.
Greg, 20 lessons with Yelena
Very supportive.
My daughter feels much more confidence after her lesson and it has helped her also feel more confident on her other subjects as well.
Beth, 7 lessons with YelenaTutor responded:Thank you, Beth, for your nice review. I do hope that she will find that inner confidence that she needs to succeed. She is a joy to work with.