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Hector M.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Ivy-League Tutor

Experienced and Knowledgeable Ivy-League Tutor

$50/hour

  • 2,986 hours tutoring

About Hector


Bio

I am determined to help students to succeed in the classroom! I graduated from Harvard University in 2008 and am looking to provide intensive and personalized academic tutoring to students from all backgrounds. Education serves as a critical tool to facilitate the development of future leaders that will revolutionize the world! As an experienced tutor, I work diligently with my students to nurture their gifts so that their educational experience is fun, engaging, and rewarding.

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I am determined to help students to succeed in the classroom! I graduated from Harvard University in 2008 and am looking to provide intensive and personalized academic tutoring to students from all backgrounds. Education serves as a critical tool to facilitate the development of future leaders that will revolutionize the world! As an experienced tutor, I work diligently with my students to nurture their gifts so that their educational experience is fun, engaging, and rewarding.

I have valuable experience tutoring students in critical subject areas such as mathematics, science, English, and reading comprehension. Additionally, I help students to prepare for required standardized tests such as the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). I inculcate my students on effective critical thinking and problem solving strategies to improve their academic performance. Consistent practice and repetition tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students; therefore, I always provide them with additional opportunities to engage with their academic subjects outside the classroom. Furthermore, I believe in a collaborative and hands-on approach and will work with my students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to help them improve their studying habits, test-taking skills, and time-management.

I look forward to connecting with students and helping them to improve their performance. Please contact me directly if you have any additional questions. Thank you!

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can!” –Nikos Kazantzakis


Education

Harvard University, Cambridge MA
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: $50 hourly base rate. $45/hour pricing for 6 or more hours per week. Group tutoring rates are negotiable.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/27/2015

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I believe that I am qualified tutor Elementary (K-6th) students due to the fact that I have more than 10 years of working with students in this area. I accrued a multitude of skills and strategies and educate my students on critical areas such as reading and pronouncing words correctly, making inferences and drawing conclusions, and helping my students to identify the main idea and themes within the texts that they read. Additionally, I work with students in elementary mathematics and help them to master the fundamental skills to excel in this subject area such as, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing single digit and multiple digit numbers, and working with fractions. Furthermore, I instruct my students on taking great notes and critical test taking strategies to help them to pass required state examinations such as the STAAR test and MCAS, respectively. I believe that it is imperative to build and to cultivate the basic skills, which creates a solid foundation for the students as they continue to grow as learners.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

As an elementary math tutor, I work with students to build a solid foundation in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. I strive to make sure that my lesson plans complement what the student is currently learning in school and focus on his/her problem areas as well. My tutoring experience includes preparing students to complete required state exams such as the STAAR exam.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.
Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I believe that I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1 due to my significant tutoring experience while teaching this subject. I have experience tutoring students to complete their end of course examination in Algebra along with preparing students to complete Algebra problems that were on standardized tests such as the STAAR examination. My experience in Algebra includes assisting students in the classroom and completing in-home tutorials as well. I am a believer in practice and repetition, therefore I encourage my students to work additional problems outside of their coursework to help them to gain a better understanding of the material.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I believe that I am qualified tutor Elementary (K-6th) students due to the fact that I have more than 10 years of working with students in this area. I accrued a multitude of skills and strategies and educate my students on critical areas such as reading and pronouncing words correctly, making inferences and drawing conclusions, and helping my students to identify the main idea and themes within the texts that they read. Additionally, I work with students in elementary mathematics and help them to master the fundamental skills to excel in this subject area such as, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing single digit and multiple digit numbers, and working with fractions. Furthermore, I instruct my students on taking great notes and critical test taking strategies to help them to pass required state examinations such as the STAAR test and MCAS, respectively. I believe that it is imperative to build and to cultivate the basic skills, which creates a solid foundation for the students as they continue to grow as learners.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am qualified to tutor in Geometry as I have significant experience tutoring in this subject. In college, I worked as a tutor extensively in Algebra and Geometry, and prepared students to perform well on their final examinations and state mandated performance assessments. I prepared students to complete the mathematics portion of the MCAS and STAAR exam, and this included Algebra and Geometry. My tutoring methods involve explaining the critical concepts and providing my students with opportunities to work practice problems to increase their understanding and to increase their confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A strong foundation in PreAlgebra helps to lay the foundation to learn higher mathematics such as Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, etc. I work diligently with students in PreAlgebra to help them to understand and master the critical skills in this area. Learning effective strategies and having extensive opportunities to work problems are essential to succeed in PreAlgebra!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.
Chemistry, Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I believe that I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1 due to my significant tutoring experience while teaching this subject. I have experience tutoring students to complete their end of course examination in Algebra along with preparing students to complete Algebra problems that were on standardized tests such as the STAAR examination. My experience in Algebra includes assisting students in the classroom and completing in-home tutorials as well. I am a believer in practice and repetition, therefore I encourage my students to work additional problems outside of their coursework to help them to gain a better understanding of the material.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am qualified to tutor in Geometry as I have significant experience tutoring in this subject. In college, I worked as a tutor extensively in Algebra and Geometry, and prepared students to perform well on their final examinations and state mandated performance assessments. I prepared students to complete the mathematics portion of the MCAS and STAAR exam, and this included Algebra and Geometry. My tutoring methods involve explaining the critical concepts and providing my students with opportunities to work practice problems to increase their understanding and to increase their confidence.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

A strong foundation in PreAlgebra helps to lay the foundation to learn higher mathematics such as Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, etc. I work diligently with students in PreAlgebra to help them to understand and master the critical skills in this area. Learning effective strategies and having extensive opportunities to work problems are essential to succeed in PreAlgebra!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I believe that I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1 due to my significant tutoring experience while teaching this subject. I have experience tutoring students to complete their end of course examination in Algebra along with preparing students to complete Algebra problems that were on standardized tests such as the STAAR examination. My experience in Algebra includes assisting students in the classroom and completing in-home tutorials as well. I am a believer in practice and repetition, therefore I encourage my students to work additional problems outside of their coursework to help them to gain a better understanding of the material.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I believe that I am qualified tutor Elementary (K-6th) students due to the fact that I have more than 10 years of working with students in this area. I accrued a multitude of skills and strategies and educate my students on critical areas such as reading and pronouncing words correctly, making inferences and drawing conclusions, and helping my students to identify the main idea and themes within the texts that they read. Additionally, I work with students in elementary mathematics and help them to master the fundamental skills to excel in this subject area such as, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing single digit and multiple digit numbers, and working with fractions. Furthermore, I instruct my students on taking great notes and critical test taking strategies to help them to pass required state examinations such as the STAAR test and MCAS, respectively. I believe that it is imperative to build and to cultivate the basic skills, which creates a solid foundation for the students as they continue to grow as learners.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am qualified to tutor in Geometry as I have significant experience tutoring in this subject. In college, I worked as a tutor extensively in Algebra and Geometry, and prepared students to perform well on their final examinations and state mandated performance assessments. I prepared students to complete the mathematics portion of the MCAS and STAAR exam, and this included Algebra and Geometry. My tutoring methods involve explaining the critical concepts and providing my students with opportunities to work practice problems to increase their understanding and to increase their confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A strong foundation in PreAlgebra helps to lay the foundation to learn higher mathematics such as Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, etc. I work diligently with students in PreAlgebra to help them to understand and master the critical skills in this area. Learning effective strategies and having extensive opportunities to work problems are essential to succeed in PreAlgebra!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.
Chemistry, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.

Science

Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I believe that I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1 due to my significant tutoring experience while teaching this subject. I have experience tutoring students to complete their end of course examination in Algebra along with preparing students to complete Algebra problems that were on standardized tests such as the STAAR examination. My experience in Algebra includes assisting students in the classroom and completing in-home tutorials as well. I am a believer in practice and repetition, therefore I encourage my students to work additional problems outside of their coursework to help them to gain a better understanding of the material.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I believe that I am qualified tutor Elementary (K-6th) students due to the fact that I have more than 10 years of working with students in this area. I accrued a multitude of skills and strategies and educate my students on critical areas such as reading and pronouncing words correctly, making inferences and drawing conclusions, and helping my students to identify the main idea and themes within the texts that they read. Additionally, I work with students in elementary mathematics and help them to master the fundamental skills to excel in this subject area such as, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing single digit and multiple digit numbers, and working with fractions. Furthermore, I instruct my students on taking great notes and critical test taking strategies to help them to pass required state examinations such as the STAAR test and MCAS, respectively. I believe that it is imperative to build and to cultivate the basic skills, which creates a solid foundation for the students as they continue to grow as learners.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am qualified to tutor in Geometry as I have significant experience tutoring in this subject. In college, I worked as a tutor extensively in Algebra and Geometry, and prepared students to perform well on their final examinations and state mandated performance assessments. I prepared students to complete the mathematics portion of the MCAS and STAAR exam, and this included Algebra and Geometry. My tutoring methods involve explaining the critical concepts and providing my students with opportunities to work practice problems to increase their understanding and to increase their confidence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With over ten years of experience in tutoring students in a wide variety of subjects, I believe that my biggest strengths as a tutor are my ability to improve my student's problem solving, critical thinking, and studying skills. I am a proponent of active studying techniques, meaning that I will work diligently with my students to continually improve their ability to absorb and to readily recall important concepts to help them to improve within their subject area. Rather than passively engaging with the material, I help my students to make study flash cards, to take better notes when reading the text, to make create mnemonic devices to remember specific concepts, and to create practice questions to continually test whether they understand the material. When studying, I want my students to focus on the bigger picture and to analyze how the parts of the text or problem contribute to the larger main idea or concept that is being tested. Lastly, I encourage my students to be become more efficient with their studying time. I believe in breaking their studying time in to smaller portions, which allows them to concentrate solely at the task at hand and to maximize their ability to learn. These techniques tend to facilitate the biggest improvements observed in my students.
Chemistry, Reading

Test Preparation

STAAR

STAAR

I have significant experience working with students to help them to prepare for this critical test, which includes one to one tutoring, group tutoring, and online tutoring as well. I work diligently with my students to educate them on successful studying and test taking strategies to maximize their scores . Additionally, I reinforce my students' understanding of the essential concepts that they will be tested on by providing them with supplemental activities such as practice problems, quizzes, and tests. I encourage my students to actively engage with the subject matter that will be presented on the test and try to simulate the testing conditions that they will experience during our tutoring sessions. As a result, my students tend to be more comfortable with the test and to effectively apply the strategies learned to perform well.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (812 ratings)
5 star
(772)
4 star
(38)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and easy to understand

Hector has been amazing at helping my son understand Algebra 1 concepts. Specifically quadratic equations. My son was failing and is now passing thanks to Hector's help. He is very knowledgeable and explains the concepts well

Olivia, 8 lessons with Hector

Excellent tutor

Hector was great. He was encouraging, but most of all very knowledgeable. My son was very hesitant at first, but ended up very comfortable with Hector and asked if we could use him again in the future.

Lyndsey, 7 lessons with Hector

Patient and motivational tutor

I was in desperate need of assistance with finals prep, and Hector was very patient in walking me through the concepts reviewed, step by step, and was very motivational. He was uplifting but not patronizing, and I appreciated it

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Hector

Hector inspires results

Sometimes a kid just needs another person to inspire them to do better. Hector is relatable, kind and firm. My son has already implemented the organizational instructions Hector gave.

Melissa, 12 lessons with Hector

Great to be back with Hector

My daughter worked with Hector last year but took a tutoring break through the first part of the school year. She was extremely excited to meet with him again for the first time this past week. He's a great teacher, very encouraging, and can easily establish a rapport with the kids he works with. Thanks, Hector!

Kevin, 103 lessons with Hector

Hector is worth your time

My son said he never would have learned any of the necessary background knowledge without Hector's help. And, we're only on lesson two. Seems like warp speed. Hector has determined my child's gaps quickly and has worked to remedy these gaps within just two lessons.

Tara, 12 lessons with Hector

Excellent Math Tutor

Hector is a great math tutor. My 11 year old son was having trouble in multiplication division and fractions.. After working with Hector his confidence level boosted and he was able to solve problems. The one thing that stood out is how happy my son was with the way Hector is able to break down a problem and explain how to solve it in a way that is helpful for him.

Yolanda , 12 lessons with Hector

Responsive, engaging tutor

Hector has been teaching my homeschooled 1st and 7th-grade sons since September. Both children have grown academically and look forward to their twice-weekly classes. Hector keeps my boys on and above grade level and is both engaging and relaxed. My children are comfortable with him, he is great at making conversation and having them work hard and learn a lot during their sessions. He is also wonderful to work with as a parent, he is receptive to feedback and employs new ideas very quickly! He also keeps me up to date on what he is working on with them and how they are doing. We are lucky to have him as an integral part of our homeschooling community.

Azure, 30 lessons with Hector

Hector inspires results

Sometimes a kid just needs another person to inspire them to do better. Hector is relatable, kind and firm. My son has already implemented the organizational instructions Hector gave.

Melissa, 12 lessons with Hector
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