Successful Mathematics, Science and Test Prep Tutor
Successful Mathematics, Science and Test Prep Tutor
As a teacher of mathematics and science for over fifteen years and pursuing a doctorate in mathematics education, tutoring has helped me to keep grounded in what I really enjoy doing, and that is teaching. I have tutored K-8 math and science, SSAT and selective enrollment test prep, General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. I have also helped high school students prepare for ACT and SAT college entrance exams...
As a teacher of mathematics and science for over fifteen years and pursuing a doctorate in mathematics education, tutoring has helped me to keep grounded in what I really enjoy doing, and that is teaching. I have tutored K-8 math and science, SSAT and selective enrollment test prep, General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. I have also helped high school students prepare for ACT and SAT college entrance exams as well as adults for GED. In addition, I have helped students improve their writing as well as become better readers. I am currently an upper-level mathematics instructor for Kumon.
I understand the importance of teaching content, but more important are the human virtues that are instilled through tutoring like a sense of pride for good work, a certain order and discipline to complete tasks, a thirst for knowledge and understanding instead of simply trying to complete tasks.
In tutoring I first create a comfortable environment by establishing a genuine repartee. Tutoring should always be light and fun, and when good humor and a genuine interest in the learner are present, it facilitates engagement. I also instill good work and study habits by modeling such and by insisting students work carefully and thoroughly, check the reasonableness of their answers, show their reasoning, think about problems in more than one way, etc.
Most importantly though, my success is rooted in planning together with parents and communicating each step of the way. I am a learner first and recognize that the needs of the parents in meeting the goals you have set for your child are of paramount importance and a good working relationship is essential in order to meet the goals set as well as update and revise them as needed.
In addition, I generally begin with the student’s curriculum but am armed with a plethora of educational resources to support deep conceptual understanding. I also believe that good questioning is critical to help student
Gabriel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Exceptional Math Tutor
We are a North Shore Chicago family who engaged Gabriel to work with our child who was in the last semester of an honors algebra I class and earning a low D. To make a long story short, my child finished the class with a B+ and was recommended for honors geometry in fairly a competitive program. That was accomplished in two months. But the grades are secondary. My child was floundering and losing his interest in math, though completely capable of doing the work. In a very short time Gabriel was able to get him back on track and develop fundamental understanding of mathematical concepts that go beyond the book and tests. Gabriel is exceptional at communicating with and teaching young adults. His knowledge of mathematics is complete. And he is able develop within his students a similar knowledge, confidence and facility with math. Gabriel is also an educator and so he has been immensely helpful in our understanding of where our child is academically and how that fits with his current school. We are greatly appreciative of the time Gabriel provided, he was very generous and flexible. We highly recommend Gabriel for bright, young students struggling with math concepts. You cannot do better.Jim, 14 lessons with Gabriel
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
After 3 sessions, our son is already understanding Algebra 2 so much better with Gabriel. He has a big test next week and I have no doubt that Gabriel will help him with any confusion he has in preparation. So thankful to have found him!Jen, 3 lessons with Gabriel
Gabriel is helping my daughter with ISEE prep and we focused on quantitative reasoning for the math section. He helped guide her through the questions and she came up with the answers. I like his style in he’s kind but direct and that he gets right to the point and helps them understand what they need to work on in the lesson and after the lesson. I highly recommend. Thank you!Michelle, 2 lessons with Gabriel
Gabriel is a pro at math tutoring. My daughter is enjoying Algebra sessions with Gabriel and says it really helps with the instructions at school. Some tutors are really smart at the subject matter on Wyzant but do not know how to convey the materials. Gabriel knows how to present the materials in an orderly fashion. He also know how to answer questions. He is a teacher by trade and this is very valuable. We are now signed up with G regularly so our daughter can have a great resource at hand for Algebra.Dana, 4 lessons with Gabriel
Katie had a good, productive lesson with Gabriel yesterday. He prepared her for a test, in which she scored 100% todayNadya, 2 lessons with Gabriel
My daughter really enjoyed working with Mr. Gabriel. He was very patient and knowledgeable. He really helped her understand algebra at a slower pace and my daughter is looking forward to her next tutoring lesson.Mahwish, 7 lessons with Gabriel
We had a great first lesson with Gabriel and he helped my daughter make a lot of progress. I liked his approach on teaching and I’m looking forward to the next lesson!Nadya, 2 lessons with Gabriel
Great rapport. Very intelligent and skilled with delivery!
Exceeded expectations by far. My son is actually looking forwarded to his next session! We were very ill prepared but Gabriel didn't seem to miss a beat. As parents we are feeling a sense of relief that we have never had before!Suzanne, 8 lessons with Gabriel
My 7th grader loved working with Gabriel. Gabriel was very friendly, patient and encouraging. My son learned a lot just from one lesson. We are looking forward to working with Gabriel every week.Nini, 9 lessons with Gabriel
Gabriel was able to help Malcolm with physics. He was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Malcolm was able to learn what he needed to to finish his assignment.April, 1 lesson with Gabriel
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