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Elias Y.

Experienced Aerospace Engineer Specializing in Maths & Physics

Experienced Aerospace Engineer Specializing in Maths & Physics

$50/hour

  • Elkridge, MD 21075

About Elias


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Hello, my name is Elias! I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering in the Honors and Inventis programs. I have 4+ years of experience private tutoring high school students in physics, SAT Math, and various maths; 2 summers of experience teaching math at elementary school level at Kidventure summer camp; 1 year teaching the Bible in a homeschooling co-op; and 8+ years teaching Sunday school at my local church from Middle School to...

Hello, my name is Elias! I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering in the Honors and Inventis programs. I have 4+ years of experience private tutoring high school students in physics, SAT Math, and various maths; 2 summers of experience teaching math at elementary school level at Kidventure summer camp; 1 year teaching the Bible in a homeschooling co-op; and 8+ years teaching Sunday school at my local church from Middle School to adult-level.

As you can tell from my experience, I am very passionate about teaching! I believe God gifted me with a unique ability to teach difficult concepts clearly, and I take great satisfaction in seeing my students excel in school and overcome their fear of math and science.

My general approach when teaching math and science is to demonstrate to the students that mathematical expressions were made by people to be elegant, understandable ways of describing nature--they are not supposed to be confusing riddles! Then, I am careful to evaluate each individual student's needs, while trying to establish a clear line of communication, and go at a pace that is appropriate for them (Every student is different). I am sensitive to the fact that oftentimes, if a student is reaching out for extra help from a tutor, they are probably already feeling discouraged by their classes and so I try to not push too hard and I am careful to offer plenty of positive reinforcement.

How I usually like to structure sessions is I begin by asking the student to try their best to teach to me the lesson they are having trouble with. I consider this one of the best ways of evaluating a student's comprehension. Then I fill in their knowledge gaps by trying to explain the concept from a perspective that is different from their teacher's--hearing something explained by two different people is extremely helpful. And then the rest of our session would be spent looking over the student's homework, or if there is no homework, doing plenty of example problems to cement the concept. The cliche holds true: Practice makes perfect!

Depending on the student's age (and learning style), I would either give a little more time to conceptual understanding or more time to homework/example problems. I am also happy to work with the student/parents to structure the tutoring sessions in whatever way they think will work best. For example, we can just spend the entire session on direct homework help if that is what you are looking for.

Thank you for visiting my profile page, and above all, thank you considering entrusting me with your child's education. Please feel free to reach out to me via email if you have any additional questions or if you want to schedule a lesson!


Education

University of Maryland College Park
Aerospace Engineer

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Elkridge, MD 21075
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

Math

Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

Most Popular

Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

Summer

Calculus, Geometry
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Response time: 7 hours

$50/hour

Elias Y.

$50/hour

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Response time: 7 hours