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ELVIS F.

Saint Paul, MN

$25/hour

MATH and PHYSICS tutor (Grad Math and Physics Double Major)

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/11/15
4.9 average from 71 ratings
Elvis is amazing.
— Jack, Hudson, WI on 3/22/16

$25/Hour


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University Of Buea
MATH AND PHYSICS
Century College
Enrolled

Education

University Of Buea (MATH AND PHYSICS)

Century College (Enrolled)

About ELVIS

I love being a tutor, a one on one teacher. I like to focus on an individual and identify their areas of weakness, as well as what motivates them to study. I have come across students who had bad grades, not because they were not smart enough, 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 the way we are taught, and in order for our educational system to be more effective we have to develop a student specific approach, in which every student has a teacher whose methods are specific to the way the student learns. This is why my first order of business when tutoring is to get to know my student's strengths and weaknesses. I try to understand how he/she understands so I can identify the difficulty in his/her method of understanding. I don't believe saying the same thing over and over is an efficient 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 flaws like this has helped me develop a diligent and meticulous method of 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 from feeling that I did the best I could, but from vicariously experiencing success through the 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.
I love being a tutor, a one on one teacher. I like to focus on an individual and identify their areas of weakness, as well as what motivates them to study. I have come across students who had bad grades, not because they were not smart enough, but because they were victims of a poor teaching technique. I once read a book titled "Disruptive Class" Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

I'm willing to travel up to 50 miles from St Paul with mileage compensation (negotiable)

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55127
Background Check: Passed

"Elvis is amazing."

- Jack, Hudson, WI on 3/22/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Angela, Minneapolis, MN on 2/3/17

"Great Tutor"

- Joel, Saint Paul, MN on 1/13/17

"Very patient and nice tutor."

- Jamie Lyn, Saint Paul, MN on 11/13/16
ELVIS replied on 11/16/2016

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Danny is a really smart kid. I feel honored working with him

"Very good"

- Yemi, Savage, MN on 10/10/16
ELVIS replied on 10/12/2016

Thanks Yemi. I'll continue to assist your daughter in the best way I can. She is very hard working and intelligent.

"Understands how to teach effectively!"

- Taweh, Saint Paul, MN on 3/21/16

"He explains things well"

- Stacy, Lakeland, MN on 3/19/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Nikki, Richmond, VA on 3/10/16

"very patient and helpful!!!"

- Alesha, Stratford, CT on 3/5/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

I am an engineering student in century college. I have a solid background in math. I passed my high school math class with honors. I had a 650 score in SAT math and I love math.

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

I graduated from high school with honors in Math and AP Math. I studied Math and Physics in college as a double major. I'm not only 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 4 years plus 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 enjoy math better when my students understand.

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.

University Of Buea
MATH AND PHYSICS
Century College
Enrolled

Education

University Of Buea (MATH AND PHYSICS)

Century College (Enrolled)

Elvis is amazing.

Elvis does such a good job explaining the concepts. He understands the course work so well and is able to impart that information to my son. We are so happy to have found such an intelligent, thoughtful, and capable tutor.

— Jack, Hudson, WI on 3/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

I'm willing to travel up to 50 miles from St Paul with mileage compensation (negotiable)

Travel policy

ELVIS will travel within 40 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55127.