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Elvis F.

MATH and PHYSICS tutor with 5+ years of tutoring experience

MATH and PHYSICS tutor with 5+ years of tutoring experience

$25/hour

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I love being a tutor, a one-on-one teacher. I like to focus on an individual and identify their strengths and challenges, as well as what motivates them to keep going. I have come across students who struggled with math and physics, not because they were unable to comprehend the concepts, but because they were victims of a poor teaching technique. I once read a book titled "Disruptive Class" which asserts that the way we learn is not necessarily the way we are taught, and in order for our...

I love being a tutor, a one-on-one teacher. I like to focus on an individual and identify their strengths and challenges, as well as what motivates them to keep going. I have come across students who struggled with math and physics, not because they were unable to comprehend the concepts, but because they were victims of a poor teaching technique. I once read a book titled "Disruptive Class" which asserts that the way we learn is not necessarily the way we are taught, and in order for our educational system to become more effective we have to develop a student specific approach, where every student has a teacher whose methods are specific to the way the student learns. I believe this approach is vital especially for tutors in my field. That is why my first priority is always getting to know my student, especially their approach to dealing with real and abstract concepts. I try to understand how he/she understands so I can identify the challenges in his/her method of understanding. I don't believe saying the same thing over and over is an effective method of teaching. It works sometimes, but I believe it is better to identify what is preventing the student from understanding the first time. Dealing with challenges like this has helped me develop a diligent and meticulous method of tutoring.

An important area of growth and improvement I have benefited from in the last few years of tutoring is the ability to relate to students of all categories, including those for whom math and physics might seem foreign, or those who just want to pass an exam, those who haven't done any math in a while and those who are bored and inattentive because they are not challenged enough. A good example of this skill at work, is how I use technology in teaching. We are in the age of computers, where a lot of the mundane everyday tasks are gradually being handed over to computers to give our brains space and time to be more creative. Nevertheless it makes some of us wonder whether we are encouraging our brains to become lazy. Maybe we're right. However, we cannot afford to under-prepare our kids for the reality that a technical know-how is fast becoming a necessary requirement in every job description. So we owe it to these young boys and girls to find a way to teach them the technical skills they need in a rapidly advancing industrial economy, while helping them avoid the dangers of over-dependency on technology. In my opinion it comes down to student specific instruction. Each student is different and we must become more diversified and flexible in our approach to teaching. As challenging as it sounds, this is why tutoring is very exciting for me, this is why I love tutoring.

I believe my job is done when a student successfully demonstrates equal confidence and knowledge in a given area of study. My satisfaction comes, not just from feeling that I did the best I could, but from vicariously experiencing success through my student's achievements. I believe effective communication is the first step to these achievements. For this reason I am always readily available, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, until the student achieves his/her goal. I look forward to being your partner in this journey of success.

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Education

The College of St Scholastica
Math - Secondary Education
The university of Buea, Cameroon
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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra for more than 4 years in two different parts of the world. I have a multilateral and analytical mastery of the concepts. I have a Simplistic and surgical method of approaching the problems. I don't assume my students have prerequisite knowledge unless they demonstrate full comprehension of Prealgebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from high school with honors in Algebra 3 and AP Calculus and went on to do a double major in Math and Physics in college. So I'm not just good at this, I enjoy it. I yearn to share that joy and enthusiasm with my students, and help them see how math is connected to every aspect of their lives. I have over 4 years of tutoring experience, and this helps me look at algebra from many different perspectives. I like to see what my student sees in the numbers, so that I can identify their shortcomings if there are any. I am dedicated to the learning process because I've come to realize that the only thing more fascinating than understanding complex concepts is teaching or simplifying complex concepts. To me that's the ultimate test of knowledge; how much can you pass on? So whenever my students gain understanding, I feel like my joy is more complete. I hope to make you feel the same.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus for over 3 years. I have a double A in calculus because I studied Calculus out of the country but my grades won't transfer, so I had to take calculus again in the US. I had an A grade both times. Before Calculus I tutored Algebra and the combination of both gives me more than 4 years of tutoring math. I know how to observe my students well enough to identify what area they need help with. I know how to approach calculus when dealing with students who struggle with algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a math and physics teacher, including Geometry. I have a solid background in the sciences. Before teaching, I was a volunteer physical science tutor for 2 years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have 5+ years of teaching math from Algebra to Calc 3, including for the SAT. I pride myself in translating the mathematical language into more familiar expressions. I emphasize techniques in approaching problems with time management skills.
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have 3 years of teaching experience in ACT Math Prep. My approach is teaching concepts in the areas where a student has gaps in prerequisite knowledge and teaching techniques to approach complex problems with familiar concepts.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra for more than 4 years in two different parts of the world. I have a multilateral and analytical mastery of the concepts. I have a Simplistic and surgical method of approaching the problems. I don't assume my students have prerequisite knowledge unless they demonstrate full comprehension of Prealgebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from high school with honors in Algebra 3 and AP Calculus and went on to do a double major in Math and Physics in college. So I'm not just good at this, I enjoy it. I yearn to share that joy and enthusiasm with my students, and help them see how math is connected to every aspect of their lives. I have over 4 years of tutoring experience, and this helps me look at algebra from many different perspectives. I like to see what my student sees in the numbers, so that I can identify their shortcomings if there are any. I am dedicated to the learning process because I've come to realize that the only thing more fascinating than understanding complex concepts is teaching or simplifying complex concepts. To me that's the ultimate test of knowledge; how much can you pass on? So whenever my students gain understanding, I feel like my joy is more complete. I hope to make you feel the same.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus for over 3 years. I have a double A in calculus because I studied Calculus out of the country but my grades won't transfer, so I had to take calculus again in the US. I had an A grade both times. Before Calculus I tutored Algebra and the combination of both gives me more than 4 years of tutoring math. I know how to observe my students well enough to identify what area they need help with. I know how to approach calculus when dealing with students who struggle with algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a math and physics teacher, including Geometry. I have a solid background in the sciences. Before teaching, I was a volunteer physical science tutor for 2 years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have 5+ years of teaching math from Algebra to Calc 3, including for the SAT. I pride myself in translating the mathematical language into more familiar expressions. I emphasize techniques in approaching problems with time management skills.
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra for more than 4 years in two different parts of the world. I have a multilateral and analytical mastery of the concepts. I have a Simplistic and surgical method of approaching the problems. I don't assume my students have prerequisite knowledge unless they demonstrate full comprehension of Prealgebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from high school with honors in Algebra 3 and AP Calculus and went on to do a double major in Math and Physics in college. So I'm not just good at this, I enjoy it. I yearn to share that joy and enthusiasm with my students, and help them see how math is connected to every aspect of their lives. I have over 4 years of tutoring experience, and this helps me look at algebra from many different perspectives. I like to see what my student sees in the numbers, so that I can identify their shortcomings if there are any. I am dedicated to the learning process because I've come to realize that the only thing more fascinating than understanding complex concepts is teaching or simplifying complex concepts. To me that's the ultimate test of knowledge; how much can you pass on? So whenever my students gain understanding, I feel like my joy is more complete. I hope to make you feel the same.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus for over 3 years. I have a double A in calculus because I studied Calculus out of the country but my grades won't transfer, so I had to take calculus again in the US. I had an A grade both times. Before Calculus I tutored Algebra and the combination of both gives me more than 4 years of tutoring math. I know how to observe my students well enough to identify what area they need help with. I know how to approach calculus when dealing with students who struggle with algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a math and physics teacher, including Geometry. I have a solid background in the sciences. Before teaching, I was a volunteer physical science tutor for 2 years.
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Physical Science,

Physical Science

I tutor Math and Physics to high school and college kids. I have a solid educational background in the sciences. Before I became a teacher, I was a volunteer tutor for physical science for 2 years.
Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra for more than 4 years in two different parts of the world. I have a multilateral and analytical mastery of the concepts. I have a Simplistic and surgical method of approaching the problems. I don't assume my students have prerequisite knowledge unless they demonstrate full comprehension of Prealgebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from high school with honors in Algebra 3 and AP Calculus and went on to do a double major in Math and Physics in college. So I'm not just good at this, I enjoy it. I yearn to share that joy and enthusiasm with my students, and help them see how math is connected to every aspect of their lives. I have over 4 years of tutoring experience, and this helps me look at algebra from many different perspectives. I like to see what my student sees in the numbers, so that I can identify their shortcomings if there are any. I am dedicated to the learning process because I've come to realize that the only thing more fascinating than understanding complex concepts is teaching or simplifying complex concepts. To me that's the ultimate test of knowledge; how much can you pass on? So whenever my students gain understanding, I feel like my joy is more complete. I hope to make you feel the same.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus for over 3 years. I have a double A in calculus because I studied Calculus out of the country but my grades won't transfer, so I had to take calculus again in the US. I had an A grade both times. Before Calculus I tutored Algebra and the combination of both gives me more than 4 years of tutoring math. I know how to observe my students well enough to identify what area they need help with. I know how to approach calculus when dealing with students who struggle with algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a math and physics teacher, including Geometry. I have a solid background in the sciences. Before teaching, I was a volunteer physical science tutor for 2 years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have 5+ years of teaching math from Algebra to Calc 3, including for the SAT. I pride myself in translating the mathematical language into more familiar expressions. I emphasize techniques in approaching problems with time management skills.
Physics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have 3 years of teaching experience in ACT Math Prep. My approach is teaching concepts in the areas where a student has gaps in prerequisite knowledge and teaching techniques to approach complex problems with familiar concepts.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have 5+ years of teaching math from Algebra to Calc 3, including for the SAT. I pride myself in translating the mathematical language into more familiar expressions. I emphasize techniques in approaching problems with time management skills.

Examples of Expertise


Elvis has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (136 ratings)
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Reviews


Amazing session for my son

This was a great session that helped my son prepare for a quiz the very next day. Couldn’t be more impressed with Elvis and this service Thank you for all of your help

Josh, 1 lesson with Elvis

Knowledgeable

He taught SAT math problems in the SAT prep test. The ones I had trouble with. He is knowledgeable and patient. A good tutor. Will get more lessons from him then I will give another update review in the future.

Catherine, 2 lessons with Elvis

Excellent

Elvis was great explaining everything to me and very patient. I am an adult learner and going back to school to finish my degree. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor.

Carl, 1 lesson with Elvis

Great tutor.

Elvis was the best tutor. He helped me understand precalculus. Very calm, patient, polite and thorough. I defeated the math obstacles that had been bothering me all year long. Thanks.

Jama, 2 lessons with Elvis

Very good at making concepts clear

Elvis helped my daughter with Algebra 2. He checked to be sure that she knew each step before moving forward. He encouraged her when she felt frustrated, and his friendly manner and patience were very helpful in putting her at ease.

Liliana, 1 lesson with Elvis

very helpful

Very good teacher who helps you understand problems He is also kind and a respectful teacher that’s willing to help anybody

Abdirashid, 1 lesson with Elvis

Organized and knowleagable

Elvis did a great job of assessing what needed to be taught, and while being very organized with his teaching, gave my son room to talk through the concepts as they solved problems together.

Steve, 1 lesson with Elvis

Knowledgeable

Elvis was patient with my son, he explained the steps in Algebra where my son understood them. My son said he learned alot and math came together with his explanation, even better than how the teacher explains things!

Angela, 1 lesson with Elvis

Great Tutor

Elvis has made a great connection with Chris and approach to Calculus. His smile has come back when he talks about math. We are looking forward to continuing with Elvis this next semester. Thank You Elvis!

Joel, 18 lessons with Elvis
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