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Hector M.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Experienced and Knowledgeable Ivy-League Tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/27/15
5.0 average from 31 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Jazmin, Houston, TX on 3/13/17

$50/Hour


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Harvard College, Cambridge MA

Education

Harvard College, Cambridge MA

About Hector

I am determined to help students to succeed in the classroom! I graduated from Harvard College 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
I am determined to help students to succeed in the classroom! I graduated from Harvard College 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

$50 hourly base rate. $45/hour pricing for 6 or more hours per week. Group tutoring rates are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77002
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Jazmin, Houston, TX on 3/13/17

"Great 2nd lesson"

- Laura, Marietta, OH on 5/15/17

"Professional"

- Tiffaney, Houston, TX on 5/7/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Glymiss, Houston, TX on 4/11/17

"Great Tutor"

- Crystal, Humble, TX on 11/1/16
Science:
Chemistry
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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)

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

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.

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

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

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.

Harvard College, Cambridge MA

Education

Harvard College, Cambridge MA

Knowledgeable and patient

Hector is awesome. We met with Hector for a consultation before his initial tutoring session with our seven year old son. We were impressed with his knowledge and his confidence in his skill set. After our son's first session we are very happy about the decision we made in choosing Hector. We are looking forward to growth in reading with our son.

— Jazmin, Houston, TX on 3/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

$50 hourly base rate. $45/hour pricing for 6 or more hours per week. Group tutoring rates are negotiable.

Travel policy

Hector will travel within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77002.