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Elena E.

Teaching Math for Understanding and Then Some

Teaching Math for Understanding and Then Some

$50/hour

  • 76 hours tutoring

  • Williams Bay, WI 53191

About Elena


Bio

As a Mathematics teacher for 9 years, I am the kind of teacher who actually teaches so students learn. For me, it wasn't about getting the right answer but it was more about understanding the material. Even though I taught Math, I would give short answer and essay questions on homework, quizzes and tests. This was to ensure understanding. Was it harder for me to grade? Absolutely. Did it take me longer than it could have? Yes. Why did I do it? Because I cared.

Although I can teach...

As a Mathematics teacher for 9 years, I am the kind of teacher who actually teaches so students learn. For me, it wasn't about getting the right answer but it was more about understanding the material. Even though I taught Math, I would give short answer and essay questions on homework, quizzes and tests. This was to ensure understanding. Was it harder for me to grade? Absolutely. Did it take me longer than it could have? Yes. Why did I do it? Because I cared.

Although I can teach most subjects, teaching Math for Understanding is where my talent lies. In most cases, I clarify the foreign language that is Math. I utilize proper terminology but support it with a common sense approach that makes it understandable and allows the student to apply these topics more easily in the future. Many of my students loves how I break things down - not so they get the right answer but so they understand. Last, I make it fun. I have been told I have a contagious enthusiasm for Math and that comes across in the lessons which makes kids relax and enjoy the tutoring session which also helps lead them to true understanding.


Education

DePaul University
DePaul University
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Rate details: Group rates add $10 more per student. I can tutor many grades at one time.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Williams Bay, WI 53191
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

As a 17 year Project Manager and AVP at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and AVP at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, IL, I was a mentor and coach. I worked with all levels of staff to ensure they received appropriate training and redevelopment. As a 17 year veteran at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, a teacher for 7 years in the educational system in Chicago and now as a Sales Person, I have stood in front of crowds for years attempting to engage and educate. I have an easy-going spirit about me and that shines through in my teaching style. I know public speaking can be very intimidating for some, so my tactics and easy-going attitude makes this subject much more fun to approach but the student will still learn how to shake the nerves of public speaking under my watch.
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, I worked directly with IT staff on IT projects. I have used basic, general computers since 1987. Also, I am a natural teacher and can really "break it down" so the student truly understands - not just learns how to pass a test.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

As a 17 year Project Manager and AVP at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and AVP at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, IL, I was a mentor and coach. I worked with all levels of staff to ensure they received appropriate training and redevelopment. As a 17 year veteran at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
General Computer,

General Computer

As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, I worked directly with IT staff on IT projects. I have used basic, general computers since 1987. Also, I am a natural teacher and can really "break it down" so the student truly understands - not just learns how to pass a test.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, a teacher for 7 years in the educational system in Chicago and now as a Sales Person, I have stood in front of crowds for years attempting to engage and educate. I have an easy-going spirit about me and that shines through in my teaching style. I know public speaking can be very intimidating for some, so my tactics and easy-going attitude makes this subject much more fun to approach but the student will still learn how to shake the nerves of public speaking under my watch.
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have taught for 12 years. I am currently an Instructional Coach - Math. I have many years with CCSS in both lesson planning, data mining and identifying students' weaknesses. I have done professional development for teachers to help support their conceptual understanding of CCSS. I have coached in grades K-11 but feel most comfortable tutoring in grade K-9 (aka, Elementary through Algebra 1)
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in K-9 for all subjects. While my specialty is math and science, I can engage students of any level in most subjects. I have an innate way to "break it down" for the student and can relate to the student in the way they learn.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, a teacher for 7 years in the educational system in Chicago and now as a Sales Person, I have stood in front of crowds for years attempting to engage and educate. I have an easy-going spirit about me and that shines through in my teaching style. I know public speaking can be very intimidating for some, so my tactics and easy-going attitude makes this subject much more fun to approach but the student will still learn how to shake the nerves of public speaking under my watch.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been a math coach for over 12 years. I have tutored middle school, college and adult students in Algebra I. I have a great conceptual base for the subject. I can find anyone's struggles, gaps or misconceptions and fix them.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in K-9 for all subjects. While my specialty is math and science, I can engage students of any level in most subjects. I have an innate way to "break it down" for the student and can relate to the student in the way they learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a very solid foundation for all things Math. I have a tremendous way of identifying students gaps and misconceptions. I can help motivate students to greatness. I can also help students gain additional confidence that will reflect in their effort in the classroom and classroom grades.
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been a math coach for over 12 years. I have tutored middle school, college and adult students in Algebra I. I have a great conceptual base for the subject. I can find anyone's struggles, gaps or misconceptions and fix them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a very solid foundation for all things Math. I have a tremendous way of identifying students gaps and misconceptions. I can help motivate students to greatness. I can also help students gain additional confidence that will reflect in their effort in the classroom and classroom grades.
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been a math coach for over 12 years. I have tutored middle school, college and adult students in Algebra I. I have a great conceptual base for the subject. I can find anyone's struggles, gaps or misconceptions and fix them.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in K-9 for all subjects. While my specialty is math and science, I can engage students of any level in most subjects. I have an innate way to "break it down" for the student and can relate to the student in the way they learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a very solid foundation for all things Math. I have a tremendous way of identifying students gaps and misconceptions. I can help motivate students to greatness. I can also help students gain additional confidence that will reflect in their effort in the classroom and classroom grades.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been a math coach for over 12 years. I have tutored middle school, college and adult students in Algebra I. I have a great conceptual base for the subject. I can find anyone's struggles, gaps or misconceptions and fix them.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in K-9 for all subjects. While my specialty is math and science, I can engage students of any level in most subjects. I have an innate way to "break it down" for the student and can relate to the student in the way they learn.
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and AVP at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, IL, I was a mentor and coach. I worked with all levels of staff to ensure they received appropriate training and redevelopment. As a 17 year veteran at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
Common Core,

Common Core

I have taught for 12 years. I am currently an Instructional Coach - Math. I have many years with CCSS in both lesson planning, data mining and identifying students' weaknesses. I have done professional development for teachers to help support their conceptual understanding of CCSS. I have coached in grades K-11 but feel most comfortable tutoring in grade K-9 (aka, Elementary through Algebra 1)
ASVAB, GMAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.7 (26 ratings)
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Reviews

Excellent teacher.

Elena has been great as a tutor with my grandson, Christopher. She is very patient and demonstrates a great deal of knowledge and skill in working with him. She easily brings out his strengths, addresses his weaknesses in a consciously positive manner, and reinforces his self esteem and self worth. She has all the qualities of care, knowledge and understanding that all teachers should have. As a result, he is already feeling more positive and confident in his math competency and performance. Ms. E. should be cloned for placement in all classrooms.

Nan , 16 lessons with Elena

$50/hour

Elena E.

$50/hour

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