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University of Oklahoma
As a tutor, I strive to teach a lasting understanding and knowledge that can be built upon so that my students can find the confidence and the tools that will be continually useful.
I believe that communication is key. I do my best to teach by using my student's viewpoint as the starting point then traveling to the point of understanding in a way that will facilitate future learning.
In addition to my tutoring experience, I have extensive experience helping friends and family with a variety of coursework, and so I feel that the tutoring experience should be fun, while still staying on task. I see learning as a journey that requires work but that is also very rewarding.
I have experience helping students prepare for the SAT, the GED, and NYS regents exams (Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, Geometry, and Chemistry).
I have experience as a high school math tutor. My degree and experience in Engineering help me to demonstrate the usefulness of math in real world applications.
I am knowledgeable in Elementary Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
I am knowledgeable in Introductory Chemistry and Trigonometry-Based Physics (High school level and college levels).
I have experience helping with English and Writing courses. This includes using correct grammar and sentence structure; reconstructing a sentence, a paragraph, or an essay to better express an idea; and general proof-reading and editing.
I grew up in a bilingual household (English and Spanish), and I developed an ability to see beyond the actual words used to what a person is actually trying to say. I learned French in college so, I know what it's like to learn an entirely new language. I have also lived in France as a student taking coursework in French, and I understand that learning a language is also largely cultural. As a tutor, I strive to teach a lasting understanding and knowledge that can be built upon so that my students can find the confidence and the tools that will be continually useful.
I believe that communication is key. I do my best to teach by using my student's viewpoint as the starting point then traveling to the point of
Ms. Elaine has been very patient and consistent explain challenging content for my daughter. Striving for understanding has been the primary focus. My daughter and Ms. Elaine have established a good, professional comfortable working relationship. Ms. Elaine has been extremely reliable. Thank you Elaine for your support. We are extremely appreciative.
Elaine is very helpful. She is flexible, accessible and patient. We would recommend her to anyone who needs to prepare for the SAT or just needs some content-specific help.
Elaine is a very good tutor! She's very patient and understanding. She makes sure I understand the concepts. Great tutor!
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