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Kourosh A.

Experienced Tutor for all ages, specializing in Math and English

Experienced Tutor for all ages, specializing in Math and English

$45/hour

About Kourosh


Bio

I am a formally trained and practiced educator with experience teaching for over 5 years. I have tutored students individually in subjects as diverse as mathematics, economics, history, and creative writing. In addition to tutoring, I have taught philosophy and related courses at a number of Universities. I personally hold a PhD in Philosophy, which means I have spent a lot of time breaking down complex ideas and presenting them clearly.

In my teaching, I employ precisely those skills. I...

I am a formally trained and practiced educator with experience teaching for over 5 years. I have tutored students individually in subjects as diverse as mathematics, economics, history, and creative writing. In addition to tutoring, I have taught philosophy and related courses at a number of Universities. I personally hold a PhD in Philosophy, which means I have spent a lot of time breaking down complex ideas and presenting them clearly.

In my teaching, I employ precisely those skills. I break down the relevant concepts, and try to give helpful analogies that will tie them to the real world. This helps my students get a handle on complex ideas by seeing their relationship to everyday objects and scenarios. Although I am new to Wyzant, I have taught over many students over the years, and all have responded well, often improving their performance in a single lesson, and always reporting greater confidence and excitement for learning.

I have extensive experience teaching math for over 5 years, and to students of all ages. My practice is to break down the concepts carefully, make them vivid with real-world examples, and then put it all together again so that student are not only able to do the problems, but also understand the issues and have a foundation to build on for future classes. This has brought my students improved scores and mathematical confidence. As for special recommendations, I can report that I scored in the 88th percentile for Mathematics on the GRE, and had high Math scores in all other standardized tests as well.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to set up a lesson.


Education

University of Colorado, Denver
Philosophy, Economic
University of California, Irvine
Masters
University of California, Irvine
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Denver, CO 80228
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been a certified substitute teacher in the YLPUSD in California, which required me to meet state standards for teaching Common Core. I have also have successfully helped students understand the material of Common Core for over 5 years. My students have all shown improved performance and mathematical confidence.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified teacher and have tutored elementary math to students for over 5 years. My students have universally had improved performance and confidence after working with me.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

In addition to years of experience training students in writing, I have also been a professional writer myself. I wrote marketing materials and internal memos for the UCI Libraries, as well as authoring a short book for children and a doctoral dissertation. I am thus well-versed in English grammar, the organization of ideas, and different writing styles.
ACT English, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Having been raised Christian, I had Bible stories read to me every night growing up. When I got older, I attended Sunday School and, upon graduation, I assisted in teaching at the same school. I have read the Bible many times and can quote it, point to passages, and interpret the text as a whole.
Art History, Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 successfully to many students over the past 5 years. As proof of my mathematical ability, I scored in the 88th percentile on the GRE, and studied the foundations of mathematics in the course of receiving my PhD.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 for over 5 years and am highly competent in the subject. My approach combines a conceptual understanding of the material with mnemonic devices and exercises to improve my student's confidence and performance.
English,

English

In addition to years of experience training students in writing, I have also been a professional writer myself. I wrote marketing materials and internal memos for the UCI Libraries, as well as authoring a short book for children and a doctoral dissertation. I am thus well-versed in English grammar, the organization of ideas, and different writing styles.
Handwriting, Prealgebra, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

Farsi

Farsi

I learned Farsi as a first language and have spoken it fluently since. I am conversational, though I must admit I cannot discuss abstract concepts. I am able to watch TV in Farsi with full comprehension, and can explain Persian culture since I am Persian myself.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've taught ACT Math for over 5 years. All of my students have demonstrated improved scores and test-taking confidence.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 successfully to many students over the past 5 years. As proof of my mathematical ability, I scored in the 88th percentile on the GRE, and studied the foundations of mathematics in the course of receiving my PhD.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 for over 5 years and am highly competent in the subject. My approach combines a conceptual understanding of the material with mnemonic devices and exercises to improve my student's confidence and performance.
Logic,

Logic

In the course of acquiring a PhD in Philosophy, I took many courses on logic, including both formal and informal logic. I understand modal logic and quantified symbolic logic, as well as logical fallacies, propositional logic, and dialectical logic. My dissertation dealt with the metaphysical implications of various logical theories.
Prealgebra

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 successfully to many students over the past 5 years. As proof of my mathematical ability, I scored in the 88th percentile on the GRE, and studied the foundations of mathematics in the course of receiving my PhD.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 for over 5 years and am highly competent in the subject. My approach combines a conceptual understanding of the material with mnemonic devices and exercises to improve my student's confidence and performance.
English,

English

In addition to years of experience training students in writing, I have also been a professional writer myself. I wrote marketing materials and internal memos for the UCI Libraries, as well as authoring a short book for children and a doctoral dissertation. I am thus well-versed in English grammar, the organization of ideas, and different writing styles.
Prealgebra, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Having been raised Christian, I had Bible stories read to me every night growing up. When I got older, I attended Sunday School and, upon graduation, I assisted in teaching at the same school. I have read the Bible many times and can quote it, point to passages, and interpret the text as a whole.
Philosophy, Study Skills

Science

Philosophy

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 successfully to many students over the past 5 years. As proof of my mathematical ability, I scored in the 88th percentile on the GRE, and studied the foundations of mathematics in the course of receiving my PhD.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 for over 5 years and am highly competent in the subject. My approach combines a conceptual understanding of the material with mnemonic devices and exercises to improve my student's confidence and performance.
Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've taught ACT Math for over 5 years. All of my students have demonstrated improved scores and test-taking confidence.
Common Core,

Common Core

I have been a certified substitute teacher in the YLPUSD in California, which required me to meet state standards for teaching Common Core. I have also have successfully helped students understand the material of Common Core for over 5 years. My students have all shown improved performance and mathematical confidence.
ACT English

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Knowledgable and great tutor

Kourosh was great! He started out by asking what was giving me problems and then explain why we need to do what needs to be done rather than just tell me that's how it's done. Was patient when I didn't get it the first time and explaned it until I got it. I'll be using Kourosh again!

Lorna, 1 lesson with Kourosh

$45/hour

Kourosh A.

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