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Elaine S.

Ivy League Mathematics Grad Student

Ivy League Mathematics Grad Student

$75/hour

  • 205 hours tutoring

  • University City Philadelphia, PA 19104

About Elaine


Bio

I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. During the course of my studies I have run recitations and workshops for mathematics courses from the pre-freshman to the postgraduate level, and have planned, designed, and taught two full-credit summer courses from scratch. I have been privately tutoring students for over a decade, and have experience in tutoring subjects from Algebra I to Calculus and beyond.

I believe strongly that...

I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. During the course of my studies I have run recitations and workshops for mathematics courses from the pre-freshman to the postgraduate level, and have planned, designed, and taught two full-credit summer courses from scratch. I have been privately tutoring students for over a decade, and have experience in tutoring subjects from Algebra I to Calculus and beyond.

I believe strongly that mathematics is a skill that anybody can learn, and that it is just the way mathematics is taught in traditional settings that may not suit everyone perfectly. As such, I try to bring flexibility, empathy, and patience to my approach to tutoring. I also try to build in mathematical intuition and connections to more abstract ideas whenever possible, as I believe this helps students retain concepts and feel more comfortable with the techniques and tools they are expected to know.


Education

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Masters
University of Pennsylvania
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Advanced subjects (Linear Algebra or above) are billed at premium. Special pricing available for scheduled weekly meetings.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/26/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I have tutored for the courses STAT 430 and STAT 512 at the University of Pennsylvania, covering the standard advanced undergraduate probability curriculum (normal, binomial, chi-squared, exponential, Poisson, Beta distributions, etc.; conditional probability, joint probability, variance, expectation, moments) as well as statistics curriculum (minimal variance unbiased estimators, Cramer-Rao, Rao-Blackwell, likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing).

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have been the sole instructor for a full course of Introductory Calculus at the University of Pennsylvania, and have also been the teaching assistant at all levels of Calculus. I have been tutoring this subject for more than five years and have experience with dozens of students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored for the courses STAT 430 and STAT 512 at the University of Pennsylvania, covering the standard advanced undergraduate probability curriculum (normal, binomial, chi-squared, exponential, Poisson, Beta distributions, etc.; conditional probability, joint probability, variance, expectation, moments) as well as statistics curriculum (minimal variance unbiased estimators, Cramer-Rao, Rao-Blackwell, likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I have been the sole instructor for a full course of Introductory Calculus at the University of Pennsylvania, and have also been the teaching assistant at all levels of Calculus. I have been tutoring this subject for more than five years and have experience with dozens of students.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have been a teaching assistant for the Partial Differential Equations course in the spring of 2015, and was the sole instructor for that course in the summer of 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have tutored in the U. of Penn version of this course, Math 240, for many students and have designed and conducted interviews for prospective tutors in the subject for the Tutoring Center. I also have a graduate-level knowledge of the subject.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored for the courses STAT 430 and STAT 512 at the University of Pennsylvania, covering the standard advanced undergraduate probability curriculum (normal, binomial, chi-squared, exponential, Poisson, Beta distributions, etc.; conditional probability, joint probability, variance, expectation, moments) as well as statistics curriculum (minimal variance unbiased estimators, Cramer-Rao, Rao-Blackwell, likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing).
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have been the sole instructor for a full course of Introductory Calculus at the University of Pennsylvania, and have also been the teaching assistant at all levels of Calculus. I have been tutoring this subject for more than five years and have experience with dozens of students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored for the courses STAT 430 and STAT 512 at the University of Pennsylvania, covering the standard advanced undergraduate probability curriculum (normal, binomial, chi-squared, exponential, Poisson, Beta distributions, etc.; conditional probability, joint probability, variance, expectation, moments) as well as statistics curriculum (minimal variance unbiased estimators, Cramer-Rao, Rao-Blackwell, likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have been the sole instructor for a full course of Introductory Calculus at the University of Pennsylvania, and have also been the teaching assistant at all levels of Calculus. I have been tutoring this subject for more than five years and have experience with dozens of students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored for the courses STAT 430 and STAT 512 at the University of Pennsylvania, covering the standard advanced undergraduate probability curriculum (normal, binomial, chi-squared, exponential, Poisson, Beta distributions, etc.; conditional probability, joint probability, variance, expectation, moments) as well as statistics curriculum (minimal variance unbiased estimators, Cramer-Rao, Rao-Blackwell, likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (57 ratings)
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Reviews


Elaine continues to impress!

Elaine does a great job at tailoring her approach to the needs of the student. I enjoy discussing the significance and real-world applications of formulas, as opposed to simple memorization or "plug & chug" approaches. Elaine and I spend more time talking about formulas or mathematical concepts, as opposed to simply solving problems. She not only possesses a great understanding of everything, but she's good at communicating in a clear/concise way and its also obvious she genuinely enjoys math/numbers. Working with Elaine has really helped me understand more of the "why" so I can be even better at the "how" when it comes to solving problems. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services!

Alexis, 6 lessons with Elaine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Elaine was excellent!! Very knowledgeable, patient, with great teaching methods!! I was taught how to do math in simple steps, which helped me to understand all of which I didn't know. The session was surprising enjoyable! I never thought I would enjoy doing Math! Thank you WyzAnt for providing such great tutors!!!

Boagye, 2 lessons with Elaine

Helpful tutor

Our session ran three hours working on problems. Elaine gave me a good foundation to build on to finish the rest afterwards.

Justin, 1 lesson with Elaine

Knowledgeable, efficient, and great teacher

Elaine met for me over two consecutive days. I had a pretty specific assignment, and Elaine sensed what I wanted to accomplish quickly. She took the time to look over material before we met, found a great, convenient meeting location, and we were able to dive right in. She took time to bring together the material and the overall concepts while making progress through my worksheet. She knew where we had to stop and look at concepts, and when to push through a problem. She also helped with tips for just writing my equations so I don't confuse myself. I've worked with a number of tutors in the past year, and the tutor can make all the difference. I would go back to her anytime.

Alex, 5 lessons with Elaine
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$75/hour

Elaine S.

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