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Edris S.

Hicksville, NY

$60/hour

Patient, Knowledgeable and Effective Math Tutor

5.0 average from 12 ratings

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Boston College
Economics, Math

Education

Boston College (Economics, Math)

About Edris

I am a dedicated teacher because I am a dedicated learner and I strive to instill in my students that same passion for knowledge and mental exercise, all while improving the student's grades. My tutoring experience stretches back to when I was a high school student tutoring students younger than me in various math and science classes including SAT prep, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics. My students have been as young as high school freshmen, and some have even established their careers but sought tutoring to advance their personal knowledge or to prepare for exams required for promotion. I have helped raise my students SAT scores by over 150 points per section, on average, and I have helped many students who were failing their classes receive high 90's on their remaining exams. I believe that every student has potential and that some students simply need help unlocking that potential. Now, as a graduate of Boston College, a member of the honors program, and with a degree in mathematics and economics who has completed the premedical prerequisite courses, I hope to continue my journey as a tutor.

I employ a teaching strategy of explaining important concepts, practicing problems, and reviewing mistakes. My method is to begin by finding the student's weaknesses and explaining those difficult concepts to the students. I then guide the student through practice problems and finally discuss with the student his or her mistakes and show the student how to avoid those mistakes in the future. My teaching strategy relies heavily on practice because I believe through practice, the student can fully synthesize the concepts learned in class and in the tutoring session. Guided practice also allows the student to work through problems and receive help getting past parts of problems that give them difficulty. Through this method, the student will feel more comfortable working through homework problems and answering difficult test questions.

I believe that learning is about understanding important concepts, not memorizing a bunch of formulas, and that obtaining the right answer is less important than trying to understand a problem and devising a method to solve it. The ability to think critically is applicable to all facets of a student's life and academic career. I, as a tutor, hope to help the student hone that ability and apply it towards a successful academic career.

I am available any day of the week and can meet at the student's home, at the library, a coffee shop, at a park, or even online! I'm flexible and hope to make learning fun for the student. I assign optional homework assignments to provide extra practice. I go over the homework assignments if the student chooses to do them. I also offer written progress reports for parents upon request.

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I am a dedicated teacher because I am a dedicated learner and I strive to instill in my students that same passion for knowledge and mental exercise, all while improving the student's grades. My tutoring experience stretches back to when I was a high school student tutoring students younger than me in various Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Hicksville, NY 11801
Science:
Physiology
Test Preparation:
Regents, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have tutored a large number of students in Algebra 1 for many years now. My students have been primarily high school students who wanted to pass their regents exams but struggled to do so. Using my method of teach, practice, review, I have helped my students pass their classes and do so with incredible success.

Algebra 2

I have always scored very high on all of my math exams, I have a degree in mathematics, and I have helped many students in the past.

Calculus

I personally receieved an A in calculus II when I took it as part of my math major at Boston College. I have helped many students receive high 90's on their exams and I hope to do the same here.

General Computer

I have expansive experience teaching how to use a computer. I have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Furthermore, I can teach how to program computers and the basics of how computer hardware works.

Prealgebra

I majored in math at Boston College, a university that focuses on passing along pedagogical techniques onto its students. I have helped many students receive high 90's in their prealgebra courses through my review, practice, revise method and have made tremendous impact on students' views on mathematics as a whole.

Precalculus

I have received a degree in mathematics from Boston College and I have always excelled in math. I consistently scored high 90's on all of my regents exams and I have been able to pass on that expertise to my students.

SAT Math

I tutored multiple students on the SAT math section and have increased their scores by almost 200 points on average! I personally scored a 790 on my SAT math section.

Boston College
Economics, Math

Education

Boston College (Economics, Math)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edris will travel within 8 miles of Hicksville, NY 11801.