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Janet W.
129/hour

Portland, OR

Experienced and Effective LSAT Tutor & Law Admissions Coach

I have been helping students prepare for and get excellent scores on the LSAT (also the very similar sections of GMAT Critical Reasoning and MCAT Verbal Reasoning/CARS) for more than twelve years. During that time, I have helped hundreds of... read more

129/hour
5.0 (384)
1,800 hours tutoring
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I have been helping students prepare for and get excellent scores on the LSAT (also the very similar sections of GMAT Critical Reasoning and MCAT Verbal Reasoning/CARS) for more than twelve years. During that time, I have helped hundreds of... read more

Jesse E.
40/hour

Portland, OR

Math and Science tutoring for all

Hi, I am a longtime university teacher and expert in math and the social sciences. I earned Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Cognitive Science at the University of California. I have taught university classes for four years and have privately... read more

40/hour
4.8 (83)
261 hours tutoring
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Hi, I am a longtime university teacher and expert in math and the social sciences. I earned Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Cognitive Science at the University of California. I have taught university classes for four years and have privately... read more

Sean F.
40/hour

Portland, OR

Experienced High School Tutor Specializing in Physics

Hello! I'm Sean, a certified high school physics teacher looking to help students who seek to better themselves. As an undergraduate, I earned a dual degree in both Astronomy and Physics, while also working as a substitute teacher for a K-8 middle... read more

40/hour
5.0 (16)
41 hours tutoring
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Hello! I'm Sean, a certified high school physics teacher looking to help students who seek to better themselves. As an undergraduate, I earned a dual degree in both Astronomy and Physics, while also working as a substitute teacher for a K-8 middle... read more

David K.
40/hour

Portland, OR

Experienced Music Teacher specializing in Classical Guitar

I have been playing music my whole life, performing and teaching professionally since my early twenties. I began as a classic-rock inspired singer/songwriter, but I have studied many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues,... read more

40/hour
5.0 (9)
25 hours tutoring
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I have been playing music my whole life, performing and teaching professionally since my early twenties. I began as a classic-rock inspired singer/songwriter, but I have studied many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues,... read more

Drew F.
40/hour

Portland, OR

Composer, electronic musician, programmer, and music theorist

My name is Drew. I graduated with a BM and MUA from Eastman School of Music in Composition, and am currently pursuing an MA from UCSB. I have found that learning a creative discipline, such as composition, is best when conducted one-on-one with a... read more

40/hour
1 hours tutoring
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My name is Drew. I graduated with a BM and MUA from Eastman School of Music in Composition, and am currently pursuing an MA from UCSB. I have found that learning a creative discipline, such as composition, is best when conducted one-on-one with a... read more

David G.
120/hour

Portland, OR

Board-certified Cardiologist for EKG, USMLE, and Science Tutoring

I am a physician with practice experience in Oregon and California, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. I am trained in the interpretation of EKG/ECGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac CT imaging, and in the... read more

120/hour
13 hours tutoring
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I am a physician with practice experience in Oregon and California, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. I am trained in the interpretation of EKG/ECGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac CT imaging, and in the... read more

Paul L.
35/hour

Portland, OR

Exceptional English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep

I've been teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years and to me the most important aspect of teaching is that the student learns how to think for him or herself. Without that, there is no real learning. This begins with the relationship between... read more

35/hour
4.8 (6)
78 hours tutoring
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I've been teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years and to me the most important aspect of teaching is that the student learns how to think for him or herself. Without that, there is no real learning. This begins with the relationship between... read more

William S.
45/hour

Portland, OR

Historian and Writing Tutor

I'm Will. I graduated from Portland State University with a master's degree in history. I have worked as a college teaching assistant, a high school tutor, and volunteered in an after school homework club. I value taking complex ideas and... read more

45/hour
4.9 (38)
160 hours tutoring
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I'm Will. I graduated from Portland State University with a master's degree in history. I have worked as a college teaching assistant, a high school tutor, and volunteered in an after school homework club. I value taking complex ideas and... read more

Sid A.
100/hour

Portland, OR

Let me help you achieve your target score.

I tutored math, chemistry, and physics during my college career. I also taught chemistry labs for 2 years with 24 students per class. I was a TA for math, chemistry, and chemical engineering courses. I have a bachelor's in Chemistry and a... read more

100/hour
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I tutored math, chemistry, and physics during my college career. I also taught chemistry labs for 2 years with 24 students per class. I was a TA for math, chemistry, and chemical engineering courses. I have a bachelor's in Chemistry and a... read more

Kristi P.
45/hour

Portland, OR

College Professor Specializing in Reading, Writing, & English

My name is Kristi and I am a college English and Writing professor. I graduated with my Master's in 2017 and have been teaching at a diverse amount of universities and colleges since. I have been tutoring longer than I have been teaching and have... read more

45/hour
5.0 (2)
6 hours tutoring
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My name is Kristi and I am a college English and Writing professor. I graduated with my Master's in 2017 and have been teaching at a diverse amount of universities and colleges since. I have been tutoring longer than I have been teaching and have... read more

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Jayden F.
I have been playing violin for almost 20 years. I am trained in Suzuki Method, Classical music, and Fiddle. I started playing violin when I was 10 years old. I excelled very quickly and was soon put into the advanced orchestra at my school. In middle school I became concert mistress of the orchestra, and in high school I played with a college orchestra. I always got into the Districts orchestra every year, and I attended summer music camps every summer of my childhood.In high school, I taught violin lessons to 15 students each week after school. I also taught a group class each weekend and I arranged music for the group to play at local nursing homes (to satisfy my community service requirement for graduation). I also prepared my students to play for recitals and auditions of their own.Though I didn't go to college for music, I did play in the regional professional symphony orchestra in the town I went to college. The strings program at my college was poor, so I auditioned for the professional orchestra and was the only student from my college to get in for 3 years. I started a string quartet group and was the student group leader for our rehearsals. I brought the group up to a level where we were asked to play for the President's Reception Speech on Parent's Weekend at the college.I still enjoy playing now, and I have been branching out to the local fiddle and Irish Seisun music scene. I started teaching again in 2008 and have been steadily growing my own studio of students.
Sharon K.
I am from China, and a native Chinese (fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese) speaker. I finished most education in China and continue my undergraduate/graduate in USA. I have taught my relatives in Mandarin and co-workers in Cantonese. I travel to China several times in a year. So besides the language, I can share the Chinese cultures.
Xiao Qing H.
I am currently certified to teach up to 9th grade math. I am an 8th grade math teacher who teaches pre-algebra, so I know what is expected from the students at this level. I am passionate about teaching students math skills that will allow them to be successful in the future.
Danielle L.
I have worked with Apple Macintosh computer systems for over 18 years. I began with the operating system 7.0, and have worked through each upgrade through OSX (10.10 so far). I learned graphic design on the Macintosh computer as an undergrad, and worked as a lab monitor providing content support for 6 years to graphic design students. When I was accepted into the graduate program for graphic design in 2000, I started teaching on Macs and continued for a total of 10 years. If you just bought your first Mac or just upgraded to a new operating system, I can help you learn how to navigate and optimize working with a Macintosh computer. Let me make you comfortable with your Mac.
Lark P.
I have a k-12 credential to teach for life from the state of California. I have taught for 37 years and I taught elementary subjects in math, reading and English most of those years.
Dan C.
I minored in music composition at JMU. I have written countless four part choral pieces, and a minuet. I studied improvisational performance jazz piano at JMU also. I am an active guitarist. I am a songwriter and a composer on the guitar. I have material available for viewing on youtube, as well.
LISA L.
I have played tennis on/off for more than 25 years. I played on Jr. High and High School tennis teams. I coached Jr. Varsity High School Tennis one season.
Cathleen A.
I use a variety of different activities to teach spelling in an enjoyable fashion. I've found that when a student finds the subject enjoyable, they learn faster!
Daren E.
I have my own production company and have a show currently on TV, channel 25, Book Case TV. I can do everything from conceptualization to editing.
Frederic C.

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