Erica Anthony-Benavides

Erica A.

Austin, TX
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About

Erica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2009

I am a former science teacher and currently a multi-subject tutor; I tutor arithmetic, Algebra I and II, calculus, chemistry, college algebra, pre-calculus, physics, and beginning Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. My favorite part about working with students is getting to the point where they understand concepts and have a resulting confidence boost.

I firmly believe in working on something until the student understands it very well or masters it; we work on that one thing "until" rather than focus on the completion rate, though both are important. I've tutored mathematics for the past six years and have expanded my repertoire to include various elementary, middle school, high school, and even college level subjects.

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Experience

Director/Tutor
Dec 2012 - Present
Private Tutoring Company

I began private tutoring in algebra as a side job and grew it to be a multi-subject endevor and my main source of income.

High-Dosage Algebra Tutor
Oct 2013 - Jul 2015
Sylvan Learning of Austin

I began as a temporary High-Dosage Algebra tutor and earned a full-time position after less than semester of working there.

Science Teacher
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Southwest Preparatory School

I started at Southwest Preparatory School as a Math Lab Instructor and Substitute Teacher and later became a chemistry, physics, and environmental systems teacher.

Learning Center Instructor
Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
Mathnasium San Antonio

I worked with students from ages three to high school aged in mathematics ranging from basic counting and arithmetic to algebra.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics
Aug 2002 - Aug 2006
Trinity University
Summer Classes
Jun 2003 - Aug 2003
University of Texas

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

SafeGuarding God's Children - Training
May 2016
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Safe Church Record of Training:
3 hour Safeguarding God's Children Training
Acknowledge/Code signed

Affiliations

National Tutoring Association
Jun 2017

The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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Photos & Videos

A sample of factoring perfect square binomials using the WizIQ platform.
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2 Reviews

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Fred Jun 13, 2016
Basic Math · In home

I could select many adjectives or adverbs to describe the quality of Erica's pedagogy, but here are some that come to mind quickly: knowledgeable, patient, professional, dedicated and attentive. She comes to work prepared, and works with your child where he or she is. Whether your goal is after school tutoring for your public or private school student or supplemental tutoring for your home schooler, Erica is without question one of the best tutors in Austin.

She tutors my two home school students, ages 7 and 9 in basic math, and reading and writing skills. My kids like her.

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Grace May 21, 2016
Pre Calculus · In studio

Erika is great at giving me approaches to understand how to work my physics problems. It helps to have a different explanation than my teacher's in class, and to have her point out the mistakes I am making. She has really helped improve my grade and test scores, especially on my AP test.

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