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Elena C.

Kansas City, MO

$45/hour

Master's in Mathematics with over 10 years of tutoring experience

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4.8 average from 40 ratings
Great tutor and super smart and patient.
— Sally, Leawood, KS on 6/22/13

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Missouri Western State University
Mathematics
Missouri State University
Master's

Education

Missouri Western State University (Mathematics)

Missouri State University (Master's)

About Elena

Since July 2013, I have been working as an Actuary in the insurance field. This allows me to keep studying and to use my mathematical skills on a daily basis. I have passed exams P (Probability), FM (Financial Mathematics), MFE (Models of Financial Economics), and C (Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models). Currently, I am studying for my next exam MLC (Models for Life Contingencies).

From June 2013 to September 2014, I instructed College Mathematics I and II at a local college here in the Kansas City area part time. This included basic math, Algebra, Trigonometry, and other topics including polar coordinates, matrices, and conic sections. Previously from March 2013 to July 2013, I instructed math at a local Mathnasium in the Kansas City area; here I gained experience working with students ranging from 2nd grade through college beginners.

On December 14th 2012, I graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science degree in Mathematics; earning a high GPA of 3.84. The thesis work I did was in Statistics. While at Missouri State University, I gained two and a half years of teaching experience as a Graduate Assistant and as a Per Course Instructor; covering classes over Algebra I and II.

In the Spring of 2010, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a Minor in Physics from Missouri Western State University. While at MWSU, I earned a high GPA of 3.64 and was also honored with the Georg Friedrich Riemann award for outstanding work in Mathematics. While at MWSU, I gained 4 years of tutoring experience as a Developmental Math Tutor; covering concepts from basic math through Algebra.

I enjoy teaching and learning very much! Currently, I have more than ten years of teaching and tutoring experience in math alone! This has included everything from basic math to graduate level courses to students ranging from 2nd grade all the way up to graduate degree seeking students.

It is gratifying for me to make a difference in the students' lives by helping them understand these interesting (and beautiful) mathematical concepts. I have had students share with me that I was able to explain math to them in such a way that they could now understand concepts that had been previously too difficult for them.

I look forward to learning more about tutoring mathematics positions. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss whether my skills would be a good fit to benefit your path of education and if the tutoring position is a good fit for my career.

Thanks for your consideration; I look forward to hearing from you!

Respectfully yours,
Elena
Since July 2013, I have been working as an Actuary in the insurance field. This allows me to keep studying and to use my mathematical skills on a daily basis. I have passed exams P (Probability), FM (Financial Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Kansas City, MO 64117
In-person lessons

"Great tutor and super smart and patient."

- Sally, Leawood, KS on 6/22/13

"Great Tutor"

- Chris, Kansas City, MO on 3/16/15

"Patient; easy to reach by phone."

- Beverly, Kansas City, MO on 4/8/13
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SQL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Differential Equations

I have taken Differential Equations once as an undergrad and received an A at Missouri Western State University and twice as a graduate student in Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations I and II and received a B and a B+ respectively each at Missouri State University.

Description:
Graduate Differential Equations I: Theory and application of boundary value problems; periodic solutions; linear systems with periodic coefficients (Floquet theory); two dimensional (autonomous) systems limit cycles. Differential equations under Caratheodory conditions; and theory of differential and integral inequalities.

Graduate Differential Equations II: Existence and uniqueness theorems for first order differential equations; stability of systems of linear and nonlinear differential equations; continuous dependence of solutions on initial conditions and parameters; linearization, stable manifold and Hartman-Grobman theorems.

Missouri Western State University
Mathematics
Missouri State University
Master's

Education

Missouri Western State University (Mathematics)

Missouri State University (Master's)

Great tutor and super smart and patient. — Elana was a very polite, dependable and helpful tutor. She was very knowledgeable of Biostatistics! It's a very challenging course but she helped me to get up to speed quick and I received an A for my final grade at a Masters level for my Healthcare Administration degree. I would highly recommend her! ...

— Sally, Leawood, KS on 6/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elena will travel within 20 miles of Kansas City, MO 64117.