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Rael M. C.

Ridgewood, NY

$45/hr

PACE Grad Math Teacher and Tutor

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Background check passed as of 1/26/15
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— Tanya, Brooklyn, NY on 1/26/15

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NYU Polytechnic University
Mathematics
Pace University - New York, NY
Master's

Education

NYU Polytechnic University (Mathematics)

Pace University - New York, NY (Master's)

About Rael M.

Hi, my name is Rael! I received my bachelors in math from NYU POLY, and my masters in education at PACE U. I currently teach at a private high school in Astoria, N.Y. I attended both public and private schools, and I realize that teaching styles can be confusing to some students in both situations. I therefore take a more personalized approach to problem solving and solution finding. It is first based on careful interpretation of a problem. Then I examine the likelihood of a particular answer or set of answers. For example, the square root of 70 is most likely between 8 and 9. Then I attempt to explain the problem graphically, analytically, and finally computationally where applicable. I do this because, for example, while one student may comprehend the behavior of a graph visually, another may require a table. I conclude by checking the validity of the solution(s). "Plug and Chug" as it is referred to by my past students. It is my tested and proven method of understanding what is being taught. I found that memorization of certain formulas may save time on tests, but is less beneficial to the students' understanding of a topic than the aforementioned logical approach.

I specialize in college and high school level mathematics. Single variable and multivariable calculus and differential equations are my strong suit, followed by statistics, probability, and real/complex analysis, as well as all high school maths. I also teach piano. I was a teacher at NYU for high school students on weekends and was part of the TeachNYC program.
Hi, my name is Rael! I received my bachelors in math from NYU POLY, and my masters in education at PACE U. I currently teach at a private high school in Astoria, N.Y. I attended both public and private schools, and I realize that teaching styles can be confusing to some students in both Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required

My flat rate is $45 for individual tutoring, $35 per student for group tutoring, up to 5 at a time. If an individual student is in need of remedial tutoring, I will add on a free hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ridgewood, NY 11385
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Instant connection. Easy flow."

- Tanya, Brooklyn, NY on 1/26/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
TOEFL
Science:
Physics, Psychology
Computer:
C++, MATLAB, Maya,
Microsoft Excel
Language:
TOEFL
Music:
Composition (Music), Piano
Art:
Composition (Music)
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Physics, Piano,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
C++, Microsoft Excel

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Algebra 1

I have developed curriculum for Algebra 1 that covers number theory, identities, balancing equations, interpreting word problems, building relations and functions, and solving for multiple variables.

Algebra 2

I have developed unit, lesson, and curriculum plans for algebra 2 for New York City public high schools.

Calculus

I was a Math Major, so to pass Real Analysis, I had to literally prove the rules in calculus, using only arithmetic.

Maya

I have worked with maya for 7 years. I'm an expert at texture mapping, uv coordinate mapping, nCloth simulation mapping, inverse kinematics for animation, occlusion mapping for baked texture sets, persistence of vision raytracing and live object blend shapes. I earned the PDME polytechnic digital media expo animator of the year for a scene featuring a tornado tearing through an industrial park.

Piano

I have been playing the piano for most of my life. I can teach you to read sheet music and to use proper fingering. My favorite piece to play is F. Chopin Ballad # 4 in F Minor.

Precalculus

Precalculus involves graphing, solving systems of equations, and evaluating distributions, variances, and deviations of large sets of numbers. These reviews of statistics and probability are usually taught, as well as linear algebra, vector, and matrix math. I am comfortable with all of these topics and have helped several students to understand these concepts.

Trigonometry

Excellent with angles and polygons, wave/converse/inverse sets: sine/cosecant/arcsin, cosine/secant/arccosine, tangent/cotangent/arctangent. Familiar with law of sin, law of cos, law of squared waves. Proficient in unit circle proof, arc length proof, Fourier transforms for sawtooth, square, and round waves.

NYU Polytechnic University
Mathematics
Pace University - New York, NY
Master's

Education

NYU Polytechnic University (Mathematics)

Pace University - New York, NY (Master's)

Instant connection. Easy flow. — He was punctual. He was very patient with my son. My son clearly understands trigonometry. Mr. Rael's trigonometry instruction gave my son the boost he needed to succeed. I will definitely request Mr. Rael's services again. ...

— Tanya, Brooklyn, NY on 1/26/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

My flat rate is $45 for individual tutoring, $35 per student for group tutoring, up to 5 at a time. If an individual student is in need of remedial tutoring, I will add on a free hour.

Travel policy

Rael M. will travel within 20 miles of Ridgewood, NY 11385.

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