Rafid H.

East Elmhurst, NY


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University at Buffalo


University at Buffalo (Economics)

About Rafid

My name is Rafid. I am a senior at the University At Buffalo finishing up to get my Bachelors degree in Economics. I intern as a financial advisor in wall street. I like playing basketball and watching football. I also enjoy playing chess. I have been tutoring students for about 5 years now and I have great experience with teaching students. My goal is not for the student to just do well in an exam/class, but to also understand why and how the concept is done. I usually teach with stories so the students get an easier understanding of each lesson.

Three years ago, students from grades 3-8 were given the common core exam. This exam was much harder than the state wide exam and parents were infuriated at the state for giving such a hard exam. Many students didn't understand how to take the test, but fortunately, I was able to make a syllabus for the test for my students and helped them get a 4 on the exam. I love watching a students reaction when they do well on a test, especially one where they have been studying for a while.

Scored 90+ on all my regents
600 on SAT math
B+ and over in every math class in college (Pre calc, Calc I, Calc II, Econometrics.)

Tutored over 20 kids for the common core test and helped each of them obtain a 4. The hardest thing which students have to go through for the common core test is understanding how to do the question in the common core method. This get's confusing and frustrating for students but I try to make it easier through paradigms and stories so they can understand the concept.

Honestly, with someone that has many years of tutoring and being at an age where I'm an adult, but still close to a child's age, I can make a bond with my students. I tend to talk about their interests and talk about their hobbies, lifestories, etc. I am willing to drive to the student's choice of location and I am guaranteed to have them do well.
My name is Rafid. I am a senior at the University At Buffalo finishing up to get my Bachelors degree in Economics. I intern as a financial advisor in wall street. I like playing basketball and watching Read more

3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of East Elmhurst, NY 11370
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
Public Speaking, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Career Development, Common Core,
Series 63, Series 7
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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Common Core

Since the summer of 2013 when the common core test was introduced, I have helped kids face the frustration for the common core test. I helped make a syllabus for them to follow and to understand how to answer the questions in accordance with the way the test wants to have it done. I have helped students get 4's on the exams and helped them cope with the frustration of the difficulty of the exam.

Elementary Math

I tutored Common Core math for two years. I usually create a syllabus with my students with math and every day comprise a different lesson to them with 5-10 math problems that we work on together. This is followed by another practice sheet which I have the student do by themselves and then I go over the work, revise any mistakes and then assign homework.

University at Buffalo


University at Buffalo (Economics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rafid will travel within 10 miles of East Elmhurst, NY 11370.