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Elias H.

Brooklyn, NY

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Patient and Knowledgeable Liberal Arts Math Tutor

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Bard College
Mathematics
The University of Georgia
Graduate Coursework
Baruch College - Continuing & Professional Studies
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bard College (Mathematics)

The University of Georgia (Graduate Coursework)

Baruch College - Continuing & Professional Studies (Graduate Coursework)

About Elias

I was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts, 2011, in mathematics from Bard College and I am an alumni of the Bard High School Early College Manhattan. I studied at The University of California Santa Cruz to start and then Bard College.

I have a mathematical publication in origami design. The work has been cited by different STEM researchers: Texas A&M and The University of Cambridge. I enjoy recreational math in the context of problem solving.

I've taught many students how to transition between equations and graphs and can work out the details of student's confusion.

Students of mine can get into high ranking schools in liberal places, Bard College, City Colleges, and are encouraged to be creative and successful. My degree is very difficult to get. I look forward to your academic progress and you getting the grades that merit one just like it.
I was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts, 2011, in mathematics from Bard College and I am an alumni of the Bard High School Early College Manhattan. I studied at The University of California Santa Cruz to start and then Bard College.

I have a mathematical publication in
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231
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In-person lessons

"All Around Great Math Tutor"

- Tanesha, Brooklyn, NY on 5/17/14

"Patient and goes above and beyond math tutor"

- Jacquelyne, Brooklyn, NY on 2/18/16

"Very Patient"

- Mercy, Brooklyn, NY on 12/17/14

"What a great tutor!"

- Christina, Brooklyn, NY on 12/21/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

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

Having taken numerous classes in Algebra and Geometry, along with some other great classes such as Trigonometry, I can provide ample tutoring for this test. I have experience tutoring with a NYC company where we worked on the foundations of Algebra. In addition, I have problem solving experience from Mathematical Problem Solving (offered at U. of California Santa Cruz as a full-course) and Problem Solving Seminar (offered at Bard College as a half-course) which will be useful. I also have teaching experience through teaching Math Circles.

Algebra 1

My background in algebra includes breadth and depth. My education and experience covers the standard algebra 1 and 2 sequence, with relevant info taken from college level algebra classes. Graphing, "FOIL" and factoring are all made approachable. I have experience on computer algebra systems and graphing calculators to share.

Algebra 2

I took this class at the high school level where the enjoyment began. The trickier topics such as polynomial long division were then covered at the collegiate level algebra classes. There isn't any reason not to master the material...its very much applied.

Calculus

I have an extensive background in Calculus that includes 3 years worth of calculus courses, and an advanced proof based course on the subject. This absolutely includes calculus 1 (differential calculus), calculus 2 (integral calculus) and calculus 3 (multi-variable calculus).

During my junior and senior years in college I was a calculus tutor and explained some of the most difficult calculus problems to undergrads achieving great success with students. I explained easy problems and paradoxes such as Gabriel's Horn and The Painter's Paradox, as well as hard problems: for example, integration problems from the Putnam, which is widely regarded most prestigious university-level mathematics examination in the world. I specifically enjoy teaching the calculus of Putnam problem B-2 from 2007.

My teaching is based on proofs and computations. Proof-wise this might include Epsilon-Delta proofs and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and computationally this might include the learning of rules such as the Chain, Product, and Quotient rules. It sometimes includes the use of a computer algebra system (CAS). For teaching computation I currently use a Ti-nSpire CX made by Texas Instruments. I encourage the student to check his or her work using a CAS.

Since proofs may sometimes be an area of difficulty to a calculus student I may provide extra assistance in this area, where I have significant experience. Notably, I have worked as a research assistant, finding errata in Dr. Ethan Bloch's The Real Numbers and Real Analysis (2011). Having done this type of work it sometimes helpful for me to derive the familiar power rule of for differentiating polynomials. I present limits in a similar way to what is found in this book.

Geometry

For my senior year project my adviser (Dr. Ethan Bloch) and I worked on a geometry project. This project brought me to a higher level of understanding of geometry, and also renewed my interest in teaching the subject. During college I tutored geometry to fellow classmates. I tutor using many visual aids.

Microsoft Word

I successfully completed a short two week course at the Queens Library in New York City on Microsoft Word and a few other programs. I was taught the methods for making layouts, using spell check and doing all basics protocols for the program. I later demonstrated what I had learned at the library and can tutor as such.

Prealgebra

During prealgebra we stress foundations with attention to detail. Rigorous examples are given to help the students take on elementary topics. Later, factoring is introduced.

Precalculus

Precalculus involves the introduction of key concepts such as limits and logarithms. My preparation includes a full litany of classes. I have tutored this subject and its super subjects during college level classes. Students generally present the text they are using. We continue from there.

PSAT

PSAT practice is dynamic, useful and of value for Merit scholarships. Having achieved a high SAT and PSAT score, my qualification stems from real world results. Students may wish to locate a practice book for study. Concepts are used in measured and unmeasured elaborations on subject material.

SAT Math

I have extensive experience in this type of math and received a competitive score taking the test. My B.A. in Mathematics necessarily covers the language on the test. In addition, I have problem solving experience from Mathematical Problem Solving (offered at U. of California Santa Cruz as a full-course) and Problem Solving Seminar (offered at Bard College as a half-course) which will be useful. The SAT test is primarily a reasoning test; I have teaching experience in this avenue through Math Circles.

Trigonometry

Here the familiar functions of Sin, Cos, and Tan are analyzed. I provide an experience of trigonometry that is coherent and including many examples. I use texts from high school and college level classes. Students may expect rigor and non-arbitrary examples.

Bard College
Mathematics
The University of Georgia
Graduate Coursework
Baruch College - Continuing & Professional Studies
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bard College (Mathematics)

The University of Georgia (Graduate Coursework)

Baruch College - Continuing & Professional Studies (Graduate Coursework)

All Around Great Math Tutor — If you’re looking for a Math tutor for your child or yourself, Elias is the perfect candidate. Elias has been tutoring me (College Geometry--- Yes he helps with college Math too) and my son (7th Grade Math & Algebra) and we both love his work ethics. He makes it seem so easy and enjoyable. Since we have been working with Elias our grades have drastically improved and our interest in Math has retur ...

— Tanesha, Brooklyn, NY on 5/17/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elias will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.