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Engineer and Math Teacher in One!
Irene R.

1,240 hours tutoring

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Irene R.'s Photo

Engineer and Math Teacher in One!
Engineer and Math Teacher in One!
Irene R.

1,240 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,240 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Irene


Bio

My name is Irene R. and I come to you with many different experiences that allow me to help you develop a true understanding for how math is used in the real world! I graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working in a vehicle design company for many years, I pursued my Masters degree (MBA). After working several years as a design engineer, I decided to try tutoring as a personal business. This business was quite successful and I had...

My name is Irene R. and I come to you with many different experiences that allow me to help you develop a true understanding for how math is used in the real world! I graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working in a vehicle design company for many years, I pursued my Masters degree (MBA). After working several years as a design engineer, I decided to try tutoring as a personal business. This business was quite successful and I had a variety of elementary thru high school students I tutored for about 10 years. I truly enjoyed helping students develop their understanding of math concepts and their applications. As a result, I decided to work to become a certified math teacher. Once I completed the certification process, I worked as a middle school math teacher in 6th grade for 13 years. At this point, I am reaching out to help students once again as a personal tutor so that they can be more successful in middle school and beyond.

I develop lesson plans and teaching tools based on each student’s needs. These may include hands on approaches, practice in a variety of forms, math games, and individual support in your own school’s curriculum.

I have extensive exposure to math to on both academic and real-world platforms. I am able to tutor elementary thru high school students because of my own school and work experiences.

I would love to help you become a more successful math student and hopefully give you real world insight along the way. We need more engineers and you are on your way!

Please contact me for any help you may need and we'll work together to help you meet your goals, schedule lessons, or work on assignments.


Education

BS Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineer
Lewis University
MBA

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Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois teaching certificate for teaching Kindergarten through 9th grade with endorsements in middle school teaching, math, and science. My bacelor’s degree is in engineering and I have an MBA. i worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years in transmission design. I have been a classroom 6th grade math teacher (Honors and Regular education) for 13 years. I also student taught in 2nd grade. I tutored elementary thru high school students for 10 years in math as well.
Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I taught 6th grade math for 13 years and am very familiar with 5th grade state standards.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 students for many years. My middle school Honors classes were comprised of students who were in 6th grade but were working on 7th grade curriculum.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois teaching certificate for teaching Kindergarten through 9th grade with endorsements in middle school teaching, math, and science. My bacelor’s degree is in engineering and I have an MBA. i worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years in transmission design. I have been a classroom 6th grade math teacher (Honors and Regular education) for 13 years. I also student taught in 2nd grade. I tutored elementary thru high school students for 10 years in math as well.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

As a design engineer, I used algebra on a regular basis to create mechanical parts. Then, as a teacher, I was able to help students make connections between algebra in the classroom and real-world applications. Providing opportunities for students to Seeing how math is used their own lives uses was also a goal for me as a teacher.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 students for many years. My middle school Honors classes were comprised of students who were in 6th grade but were working on 7th grade curriculum.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a design engineer, I used algebra on a regular basis to create mechanical parts. Then, as a teacher, I was able to help students make connections between algebra in the classroom and real-world applications. Providing opportunities for students to Seeing how math is used their own lives uses was also a goal for me as a teacher.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have an engineering degree and used trig and algebra extensively in that program.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 students for many years. My middle school Honors classes were comprised of students who were in 6th grade but were working on 7th grade curriculum.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois teaching certificate for teaching Kindergarten through 9th grade with endorsements in middle school teaching, math, and science. My bacelor’s degree is in engineering and I have an MBA. i worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years in transmission design. I have been a classroom 6th grade math teacher (Honors and Regular education) for 13 years. I also student taught in 2nd grade. I tutored elementary thru high school students for 10 years in math as well.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

As a design engineer, I used algebra on a regular basis to create mechanical parts. Then, as a teacher, I was able to help students make connections between algebra in the classroom and real-world applications. Providing opportunities for students to Seeing how math is used their own lives uses was also a goal for me as a teacher.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 students for many years. My middle school Honors classes were comprised of students who were in 6th grade but were working on 7th grade curriculum.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois teaching certificate for teaching Kindergarten through 9th grade with endorsements in middle school teaching, math, and science. My bacelor’s degree is in engineering and I have an MBA. i worked as a mechanical engineer for 15 years in transmission design. I have been a classroom 6th grade math teacher (Honors and Regular education) for 13 years. I also student taught in 2nd grade. I tutored elementary thru high school students for 10 years in math as well.
GED

GED

I have tutored many different age groups from elementary to college level over a 10 year period. I was also a classroom teacher for 13 years (taught math). I am able to schedule tutoring time at many different hours of the day.

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I have tutored many different age groups from elementary to college level over a 10 year period. I was also a classroom teacher for 13 years (taught math). I am able to schedule tutoring time at many different hours of the day.

Examples of Expertise


Irene has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 909 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Teacher

Irene is so patient and great at making the sessions enjoyable. My daughter looks forward to her sessions. When her lessons end, she is excited to tell me what she’s learned.

Lisa, 5 lessons with Irene

Patient and knowledgeable tutor.

My daughter had her first lesson with Irene recently and really took to Irene and her style of tutoring. Irene is clearly knowledgeable in the type of math that my daughter is learning (Common Core), made it relatable and went at a good pace for my daughter too have some concepts emphasized. We look forward to future sessions with Irene!

Wendy, 9 lessons with Irene

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

We did cover slope today because didn't really know what the concept meant.  We covered the definition of slope in real-world terms first so that she could identify positive and negative sloping lines and then decide what number is needed to show the slope.  We used rise and run and the coordinates of 2 points on a line to determine the numerical value of slope. 

Anita, 9 lessons with Irene

Knows how to teach math AND knows how to work with kids. Rare and wonderful combination!

Irene identified my student's stage of learning, zeroed in on the area she needed some review, and gave her materials to work on for the next session. But the most awesome observation has become apparent through repeated sessions. Everything Irene presents is the logical step following last week's session. For example, Irene motivates the need for a formula during the weeks before presenting the formula. Irene's many years of teaching are so evident and truly helpful for my child. She is getting A's in math because Irene is able to fill the gaps left during my kid's class; I would wholeheartedly select Irene as the only Math teacher my kid needs this year.

Anya, 3 lessons with Irene

Awesome teacher!!!

Irene is wonderful. We’ve had two sessions already and our daughter asked for more. She is kind, fun and VERY patient. We are very grateful we found her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help.

Tara, 49 lessons with Irene

Very knowledgeable and able to understand what students need help with.

Irene taught my daughter multiplication blocks and was able to challenge her by using 3 digit numbers instead of 2 digits that my daughter is learning in class! She is very excited for every class and finishes her homework assignments more confidently.

Yasmin, 45 lessons with Irene

6th grade advanced math

My daughter enjoys her lessons with Irene! They go over homework and prep for quizzes. I also like that Irene is always one step ahead especially if she feels that my daughter has a good understanding of the current lesson!

Rania, 45 lessons with Irene

Patient and engaging teacher

I am 10 years old and needed math help. I like miss Irene because she was taught me how to do the box method for multiplication. I understood this very fast. I also liked how she explained things, she was very patient and made sure I got it. We also played games at the end which was fun. I want to stay with miss Irene because I am comfortable learning with her.

Racquel, 37 lessons with Irene

Patient and engaging teacher

I am 10 years old and needed math help. I like miss Irene because she was taught me how to do the box method for multiplication. I understood this very fast. I also liked how she explained things, she was very patient and made sure I got it. We also played games at the end which was fun. I want to stay with miss Irene because I am comfortable learning with her.

Racquel, 37 lessons with Irene
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