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Elena B.

Herndon, VA

$60/hour

Mathematics teacher with over 20 years of experience

Background check passed as of 10/22/15
4.7 average from 89 ratings
Dedicated to Student's Learning
— Michele, Great Falls, VA on 10/9/16

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D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Russia
Master's
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graduate Coursework

Education

D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Russia (Master's)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Graduate Coursework)

About Elena

I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering and I have completed graduate coursework in Mathematics Education. I have taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Math Analysis, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and chemistry. My experience includes large classes, small groups, individual lessons, as well as remedial, standard, honors, and Advanced Placement material.

My students all know that I am enthusiastic about the subject, and I have had great success in transferring this enthusiasm during my lessons, especially through the use of my unique sense of humor to create an engaging environment while maintaining a rigorous curriculum. Of the thousands of students I taught over the years, they have consistently said their favorite things about me as a teacher are how I help them not be scared of or confused by math, that I support them and make them feel comfortable learning, that they are able to retain information better, and that they feel prepared for the classes they take in the future. As a mother of two children who have gone through high school and college, I am aware of the stresses and challenges faced by students and parents, as well as the high pressure to perform well academically.

My teaching philosophy and experience with a variety of methods allows me to individualize instruction and modify my teaching strategies to reach each student. I have experience with a variety of educational software as well as electronic textbooks. As a tutor, I will work with you to strengthen your skills and build the confidence needed to succeed.
I have over 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering and I have completed graduate coursework in Mathematics Education. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates and special pricing for multiple hour lessons available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Herndon, VA 20171
Background Check: Passed

"Dedicated to Student's Learning"

- Michele, Great Falls, VA on 10/9/16

"Patient, warm and understanding"

- Caroline, Fairfax, VA on 8/22/16

"Great tutor! Pushes kids to excel"

- Sunit, Ashburn, VA on 6/16/16

"Patient, kind and very fast response"

- Vicki, Erie, PA on 4/26/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SOL, SSAT
Language:
Russian

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Chemistry

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, and worked in the field for three years before beginning my teaching career. I have over 10 years experience teaching and tutoring high school chemistry, and also tutoring college level chemistry. My experience includes remedial, standard placement, honors, and advanced placement chemistry.

Russian

I am a native speaker and completed all of my schooling in Moscow. I worked as a high school teacher in Russia for 7 years. I have lived in the United States for over 20 years so I have a good grasp of how to teach Russian to English speakers.

D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Russia
Master's
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graduate Coursework

Education

D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Russia (Master's)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Graduate Coursework)

Dedicated to Student's Learning — She is very personable and cares about making sure students understand the material. She has not problem explaining concepts more than once - she has a very cute, but heavy Russian accent. She made up a test review packet to help my son prepare for two tests. ...

— Michele, Great Falls, VA on 10/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates and special pricing for multiple hour lessons available.

Travel policy

Elena will travel within 7 miles of Herndon, VA 20171.