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Master Mathematics and Science Teacher, ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutor
Gabriel V.

4,745 hours tutoring

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Master Mathematics and Science Teacher, ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutor
Master Mathematics and Science Teacher, ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutor
Gabriel V.

4,745 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4,745 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Gabriel


Bio

As a teacher of mathematics and science for twenty years, tutoring has helped me to keep grounded in what I really enjoy, teaching. I have tutored K-8 math and science, from PreAlgebra to Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. I am uniquely qualified for ACT/SAT college entrance exam prep and work for a popular tutoring company who has won awards. I am an experienced upper-level Kumon math instructor and foster strong performance from students on selective enrollment test prep (SSAT, ISEE) and...

As a teacher of mathematics and science for twenty years, tutoring has helped me to keep grounded in what I really enjoy, teaching. I have tutored K-8 math and science, from PreAlgebra to Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. I am uniquely qualified for ACT/SAT college entrance exam prep and work for a popular tutoring company who has won awards. I am an experienced upper-level Kumon math instructor and foster strong performance from students on selective enrollment test prep (SSAT, ISEE) and curricula such as AOPS and math/science contests like Kangaroo Math, Math Counts, and Science Olympiad. In addition, I have helped students on ELA curriculum including reading, writing, grammar, and spelling.

I understand the importance of teaching content, but more important are the good habits that are acquired through tutoring like order, practice, and hard work to develop deep understanding and thirst for knowledge 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 them.

Most importantly though, my success is rooted in planning together with parents and communicating. I typically begin tutoring with the student's curriculum but am armed with a wide range of educational resources. I also believe that good questioning and listening are key pedagogical tools to build meaning. Understanding involves skills that allow students to be able to use a variety of strategies and actively show what they know by use of concrete objects, drawing and writing, therefore promoting many opportunities for making connections, problem solving, and higher-order thinking.

I am humbled by the trust placed in me in the important task of educating your child and will communicate with you throughout and work to the best of my ability to help your child succeed.


Education

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Mathematics Educatio
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Masters
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught Spanish language to students as a class and also tutoring. I have taught it as a language and in the content area (taught math in Spanish). Spanish is my first language and I am proud to share it with others. I also enjoy having conversations with my nieces and nephews in Spanish, even though they do not know Spanish fluently.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students in reading and writing (3rd-5th grades) and am a firm believer that students learn reading and writing organically when they have opportunities to read what they like, can share what they know by writing, drawing, expression. The students I have worked with were eager to learn because they were sharing what the learned with others. They also became good readers and shared books and stories they enjoyed with one another. Reading and writing is easier when it is meaningful and about shared meanings.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

As an elementary math teacher and tutor I teach students conceptually, which means they do not have to relearn each year. I feel algorithms are important in learning math but learning how mathematics is developed is equally important for a good, solid understanding. These skills transfer to advanced mathematics. As you can see, I am a teacher and tutor of middle school and high school mathematics as well. In teaching and tutoring elementary math I feel that representations (pictures, drawing, manipulatives) are important as well as writing and proof in mathematics. I am a constructivist/Vygostky philosophically and believe that all students can achieve deep understandings of math as long as the learning environment promotes it.
Elementary Science

English

English

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 1 and believe the best way to learn is by developing the concepts being learned. I also feel it is important to follow where students are, because they know a lot already, and build from there. My style is Socratic/Vygotskian and stresses practice built on understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 2 and enjoy helping students understand math. I am a constructivist building on what students know and helping them discover and self-regulate. I am a firm believer on solid conceptual understanding and feel this is so important in math. In other words simple memorization is not the best method to learn.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored in Chemistry and enjoy the subject. I teach science and mathematics conceptually and feel that when you understand what and why you are doing something, simply memorizing is not helpful and unnecessary. I have always been drawn to Chemistry because of its' discrepant events (you don't always understand right away what you observe). I also can provide resources to help.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students in reading and writing (3rd-5th grades) and am a firm believer that students learn reading and writing organically when they have opportunities to read what they like, can share what they know by writing, drawing, expression. The students I have worked with were eager to learn because they were sharing what the learned with others. They also became good readers and shared books and stories they enjoyed with one another. Reading and writing is easier when it is meaningful and about shared meanings.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored students in Physics and am skilled in helping students understand how the laws of motion work. These include kinematics, energy, simple harmonic motion, momentum, gravitation, circular motion, waves, and electrostatics. I am able to apply the mathematics (calculus) involved in physics to show how the concepts and laws of motion are derived.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced Prealgebra teacher and have tutored students in the subject. I believe that it is important to develop math concepts by using manipulatives, drawing, proof, etc. Mathematics is knowledge under construction and once developed is always there.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught Spanish language to students as a class and also tutoring. I have taught it as a language and in the content area (taught math in Spanish). Spanish is my first language and I am proud to share it with others. I also enjoy having conversations with my nieces and nephews in Spanish, even though they do not know Spanish fluently.
Calculus, English, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught Spanish language to students as a class and also tutoring. I have taught it as a language and in the content area (taught math in Spanish). Spanish is my first language and I am proud to share it with others. I also enjoy having conversations with my nieces and nephews in Spanish, even though they do not know Spanish fluently.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught ACT Math courses and also high school math. I build on strong conceptual understanding (Socratic and Vygotskian) to instill retention and know-how. I believe when students understand well they won't forget. I also stress mathematical proof, drawing (show what you know) and mathematical argument. A solid foundational in mathematics is fundamental for further work in mathematics and sciences.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 1 and believe the best way to learn is by developing the concepts being learned. I also feel it is important to follow where students are, because they know a lot already, and build from there. My style is Socratic/Vygotskian and stresses practice built on understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 2 and enjoy helping students understand math. I am a constructivist building on what students know and helping them discover and self-regulate. I am a firm believer on solid conceptual understanding and feel this is so important in math. In other words simple memorization is not the best method to learn.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored students in Physics and am skilled in helping students understand how the laws of motion work. These include kinematics, energy, simple harmonic motion, momentum, gravitation, circular motion, waves, and electrostatics. I am able to apply the mathematics (calculus) involved in physics to show how the concepts and laws of motion are derived.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced Prealgebra teacher and have tutored students in the subject. I believe that it is important to develop math concepts by using manipulatives, drawing, proof, etc. Mathematics is knowledge under construction and once developed is always there.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I enjoy teaching and tutoring in Trigonometry as well as other mathematics classes. Trigonometry is more easily understood when one understands how the definition are derived. I always emphasize the unit circle and everything else pretty falls into place. I am a conceptual learner and therefore I promote deep conceptual understanding in my teaching/tutoring. I believe in a Socratic method of learning which involves instructional conversation that enables the learner to learn within proximity of their understanding (Vygotstky). Trigonometry has always been one of the math classes I have enjoyed teaching/tutoring the most.
Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 1 and believe the best way to learn is by developing the concepts being learned. I also feel it is important to follow where students are, because they know a lot already, and build from there. My style is Socratic/Vygotskian and stresses practice built on understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 2 and enjoy helping students understand math. I am a constructivist building on what students know and helping them discover and self-regulate. I am a firm believer on solid conceptual understanding and feel this is so important in math. In other words simple memorization is not the best method to learn.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored in Chemistry and enjoy the subject. I teach science and mathematics conceptually and feel that when you understand what and why you are doing something, simply memorizing is not helpful and unnecessary. I have always been drawn to Chemistry because of its' discrepant events (you don't always understand right away what you observe). I also can provide resources to help.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students in reading and writing (3rd-5th grades) and am a firm believer that students learn reading and writing organically when they have opportunities to read what they like, can share what they know by writing, drawing, expression. The students I have worked with were eager to learn because they were sharing what the learned with others. They also became good readers and shared books and stories they enjoyed with one another. Reading and writing is easier when it is meaningful and about shared meanings.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored students in Physics and am skilled in helping students understand how the laws of motion work. These include kinematics, energy, simple harmonic motion, momentum, gravitation, circular motion, waves, and electrostatics. I am able to apply the mathematics (calculus) involved in physics to show how the concepts and laws of motion are derived.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced Prealgebra teacher and have tutored students in the subject. I believe that it is important to develop math concepts by using manipulatives, drawing, proof, etc. Mathematics is knowledge under construction and once developed is always there.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught Spanish language to students as a class and also tutoring. I have taught it as a language and in the content area (taught math in Spanish). Spanish is my first language and I am proud to share it with others. I also enjoy having conversations with my nieces and nephews in Spanish, even though they do not know Spanish fluently.
Calculus, English, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored in Chemistry and enjoy the subject. I teach science and mathematics conceptually and feel that when you understand what and why you are doing something, simply memorizing is not helpful and unnecessary. I have always been drawn to Chemistry because of its' discrepant events (you don't always understand right away what you observe). I also can provide resources to help.
Physics

Physics

I have tutored students in Physics and am skilled in helping students understand how the laws of motion work. These include kinematics, energy, simple harmonic motion, momentum, gravitation, circular motion, waves, and electrostatics. I am able to apply the mathematics (calculus) involved in physics to show how the concepts and laws of motion are derived.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 1 and believe the best way to learn is by developing the concepts being learned. I also feel it is important to follow where students are, because they know a lot already, and build from there. My style is Socratic/Vygotskian and stresses practice built on understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in Algebra 2 and enjoy helping students understand math. I am a constructivist building on what students know and helping them discover and self-regulate. I am a firm believer on solid conceptual understanding and feel this is so important in math. In other words simple memorization is not the best method to learn.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored in Chemistry and enjoy the subject. I teach science and mathematics conceptually and feel that when you understand what and why you are doing something, simply memorizing is not helpful and unnecessary. I have always been drawn to Chemistry because of its' discrepant events (you don't always understand right away what you observe). I also can provide resources to help.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students in reading and writing (3rd-5th grades) and am a firm believer that students learn reading and writing organically when they have opportunities to read what they like, can share what they know by writing, drawing, expression. The students I have worked with were eager to learn because they were sharing what the learned with others. They also became good readers and shared books and stories they enjoyed with one another. Reading and writing is easier when it is meaningful and about shared meanings.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored students in Physics and am skilled in helping students understand how the laws of motion work. These include kinematics, energy, simple harmonic motion, momentum, gravitation, circular motion, waves, and electrostatics. I am able to apply the mathematics (calculus) involved in physics to show how the concepts and laws of motion are derived.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught Spanish language to students as a class and also tutoring. I have taught it as a language and in the content area (taught math in Spanish). Spanish is my first language and I am proud to share it with others. I also enjoy having conversations with my nieces and nephews in Spanish, even though they do not know Spanish fluently.
Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught ACT Math courses and also high school math. I build on strong conceptual understanding (Socratic and Vygotskian) to instill retention and know-how. I believe when students understand well they won't forget. I also stress mathematical proof, drawing (show what you know) and mathematical argument. A solid foundational in mathematics is fundamental for further work in mathematics and sciences.
SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Gabriel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Works well with resistant teenagers!

Gabriel has been working with both of my sons, 14 & 16 years old, in algebra 1 & 2, respectively. He is incredibly patient and effective and communicating the material and has really helped both of them to understand the concepts, which has, in turn, improved their grades and attitudes toward the subjects. I highly recommend Gabriel!

Shannon, 21 lessons with Gabriel

Professional

He is very nice and cool. Knows how to drag my son’s attention into the subject and teaches Math, which my son hates, with funny stuff. I think he has lots of experience that worked for my son to put some time of doing Math problems. Thanks for your help.

Saeed, 14 lessons with Gabriel

Incredibly helpful!

My 11year old daughter really enjoyed her time with Gabriel! She came out of the session telling me how much better she felt about her math and the issues she’s been having. She’s very shy and often struggles to articulate her needs. She said she felt like Gabriel was very patient and took time to understand her. So grateful!

Carrie, 11 lessons with Gabriel

Friendly and knowledgeable teacher.

Some technical issues but we worked through them. Gabriel tried very hard to figure out what my son needed to make the lesson the most impactful.

Jacqui, 1 lesson with Gabriel

great teacher and patient

He’s great with my daughter and would recommend for anyone who wants to push their kids a little more in school.

Niv, 8 lessons with Gabriel

Excellent material delivery.

Gabriel is teaching Geometry, and he is an excellent tutor. Patient and fantastic, highly professional. I would recommend him. My son has weekly sessions with Gabriel; his progress is impressive.

Angelica , 9 lessons with Gabriel

Excellence!!

Always offering great examples and pointing my daughter to relevant resources for every situation. Assisting my daughters with Pre-Calc and SAT preparation.

Abdulrazzaq, 17 lessons with Gabriel

Knowledge!

My 9th grade daughter was struggling with her chemistry class and needed a tutor to help her get ready for a quiz. With just 1 lesson Gabriel review her class work making it easier for my daughter to understand. Will deff be using Gabriel again.

Nydia, 1 lesson with Gabriel

patient teacher

My daughter had a real good experience so far with SAT . She just started and She will definitely continue the class

Vipuli, 3 lessons with Gabriel
Hourly Rate: $60
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