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Elliott L.

New York, NY


Ph.D. Math Tutor, High School and Early College Subjects

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Background check passed as of 12/18/13
4.9 average from 262 ratings
Best Calculus Tutor!
— Daneliya, New York, NY on 9/16/12

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Brandeis University
Brooklyn College/CUNY
CUNY Graduate School


Brandeis University

Brooklyn College/CUNY (Master's)

CUNY Graduate School (PhD)

About Elliott

I have 15 years experience teaching Mathematics at the High School and early College level. In High School, I have taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. In College, I have taught Precalculus and Calculus. During this time, I have extensive experience working with my students in conference hours on an individual and small group basis, as well as individual outside tutoring.

It is important, when tutoring, to have a thorough knowledge of the subjects being reviewed. I have a B.A. in Mathematics, with honors, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with specialization in applications of Mathematics. However, it is equally important to reach students at their level of understanding. I always focus on finding, and then improving, my students' understanding of the basic concepts of their course. I try to illuminate what is essential, and what should be more readily grasped once the essential material is mastered.
I have 15 years experience teaching Mathematics at the High School and early College level. In High School, I have taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Read more

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Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10025
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"Best Calculus Tutor!"

- Daneliya, New York, NY on 9/16/12

"Patient, thorough and organized!"

- Bouchra, New York, NY on 3/2/15

"So flexible and always reliable!"

- Pauline, New York, NY on 12/10/14

"Great Experienced Teacher!!!"

- Marie, New York, NY on 11/21/14

"Excellent Tutor!!"

- Amy, New York, NY on 10/7/14

"Excellent calculus tutor."

- Lenna, New York, NY on 10/24/13

"Dedicated to student success."

- Patience, Bronx, NY on 12/16/12

"Most prepared on the subject and dedicated tutor"

- Alex, New York, NY on 1/16/12
Algebra 2,

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Algebra 2

The quadratic formula is presented, along with an introduction to complex numbers.
The laws of exponents are extended to the cases of zero, negative and fractional exponents.
The idea of a function and its inverse is introduced.
Extensive use is made of exponential and logarithmic functions, including graphing and solving equations. Applications include compound interest problems and radioactive decay.
Additional topics include the geometric series and the binomial theorem.


The derivative is presented in terms of the instantaneous rate of change and as the slope of the tangent to a curve. The integral is presented as an area function. The fundamental theorem of Calculus, relating derivatives and integrals, is demonstrated by analyzing the rate of change (derivative) of the area function (integral).

Techniques of differentiation are introduced, with applications to maximum/minimum problems and curve sketching. Integrals are applied to calculating volume as well as area. Derivatives and integrals of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions are studied, with an introduction to differential equations.

Special integration techniques, including substitution, integration by parts and partial fractions are studied.


The trigonometry of the right triangle is introduced, including the basic functions sine, cosine and tangent and their cofunctions. Radian measure of angles is presented, and the trigonometric functions are defined for arbitrary angles. The trigonometric functions are graphed, with a discussion of their amplitude, period and phase shift. Inverse trigonometric functions are introduced.
The laws of cosine and sine are proved and applied to solving triangles.
Basic trigonometric identities are proved, including half angle and double angle identities.

Brandeis University
Brooklyn College/CUNY
CUNY Graduate School


Brandeis University

Brooklyn College/CUNY (Master's)

CUNY Graduate School (PhD)

Best Calculus Tutor! — Elliott is a truly exceptional tutor! He is nice, polite, and funny. He was very patient with me and had the ability to explain hard concepts well. The homework Elliott gave me was always appropriate. He would answer any questions that I had, whether they were about the hw, my Calculus class, or something we were going over together. He always arrived on time and it was easy to schedule appointmen ...

— Daneliya, New York, NY on 9/16/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elliott will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10025.

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