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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.

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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 returned. I truly recommend him as a tutor for your child if you’re looking for quality and results.

My son struggled with fractions and elementary math but Elias is very patient and tries many methods to try to get through to him. I can see it working and my son absolutely loves when he comes for lessons, which is surprising because my son used to hate doing homework or studying. Elias is always on time and prompt. I highly recommend him!

Elias has been very patient and polite with my daughter. He is on time, and my daughter seems very comfortable with him. I look forward to scheduling more lessons and seeing the improving. Thanks.

Elias is an excellent tutor. He has a straight forward and clear way with the kids, creating an inquisitive model that allows the children to explore their mathematical thinking and discover solutions. The kids (my son and his buddy, both 11 years old) are very excited when he comes over to tutor. Elias really knows how to work with kids. Very happy mom.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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