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Cyrus J.

Pasadena, CA

$55/hr

Former math teacher sharing his expertise with new students!

Background check passed as of 10/3/13
Usually responds in about 14 hours

Former math teacher sharing his expertise with new students!

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Through all my years of teaching middle school, high school, college, and tutoring all three groups I found one single common denominator, and that is math-phobia. Most of my past students lacked the confidence, not the ability to learn math, or even to shine in math.
After a few sessions, and a test or two where they achieved a passing score and went on to higher scores, they realized their potential and no longer feared math.
Once the fear disappeared, math aptitude appeared and the rest is history.

Testimonials

"Great tutor, very helpful and makes sure the student understands "

- Mary, Los Angeles, CA on 6/24/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
TOEFL
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
Farsi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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.

Farsi

I was born and raised in Iran and finished high school there. Farsi is my mother tongue.

Martial Arts

I am not sure what the criteria would be to certify one in martial arts, as there are many styles of such arts.
I have a 2nd degree brown belt in Kenpo Karate and have practiced a variety of other arts with varying degrees. I have been a practitioner of Kenpo Karate for over 20 years. I also designed and taught an integrated unit of martial arts & math to middle school students during a summer program, while I was a teacher.
My qualification and certification would depend on the student's level and goals.

Study Skills

As a former classroom teacher I have extensive experience with students who struggle with focusing and self motivating.
I have had great results with helping students realize the resources that are available to them and utilizing them properly. My specialty is in math topics, though the skill can easily be applied to all subjects. Many students never look at the actual text book for anything other than homework assignments. However, most text books have ample instructions and information to clearly explain the subject matter. I have helped many students learn how to utilize this valuable tool and how to decode the information in easy to understand material.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Philosophy - Math
Cal State Los Angeles MA in Educational Admin
Master's

Education

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (Philosophy - Math)

Cal State Los Angeles MA in Educational Admin (Master's)

Great tutor, very helpful and makes sure the student understands — He is very clear, very patient, and he takes time to help the student to understand the subject. I recommend him. ...

— Mary, Los Angeles, CA on 6/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Discount available for group lessons or multiple hours or days. Please discuss with instructor.

Travel policy

Cyrus will travel within 25 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101.


About Cyrus

Through all my years of teaching middle school, high school, college, and tutoring all three groups I found one single common denominator, and that is math-phobia. Most of my past students lacked the confidence, not the ability to learn math, or even to shine in math.
After a few sessions, and a test or two where they achieved a passing score and went on to higher scores, they realized their potential and no longer feared math.
Once the fear disappeared, math aptitude appeared and the rest is history.

Testimonials

"Great tutor, very helpful and makes sure the student understands "

- Mary, Los Angeles, CA on 6/24/14

Education

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Philosophy - Math
Cal State Los Angeles MA in Educational Admin
Master's

Education

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (Philosophy - Math)

Cal State Los Angeles MA in Educational Admin (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Discount available for group lessons or multiple hours or days. Please discuss with instructor.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101

Cyrus’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
TOEFL
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
Farsi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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.


Background Check Status for Cyrus J.

Cyrus J. passed a background check on 10/3/13. The check was ordered by Cyrus through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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