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Ibrahim A.

A decade's worth of experience in making Math and Science click!

A decade's worth of experience in making Math and Science click!

$50/hour

  • 2,408 hours tutoring

  • Indianapolis, IN 46206

About Ibrahim


Bio

||Introduction||

Hello! I'm Ibrahim (you can just call me 'Al'), a Math & Science tutor. I'm a student at IUPUI, majoring in Computer Science. I've already completed minors in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. I have a focus on Science and a personal interest in technology, health, education, and psychology. I plan on developing games and educational software after graduation.

I'm a highly talented tutor who has been in the tutoring business as a private tutor, a volunteer, and an...

||Introduction||

Hello! I'm Ibrahim (you can just call me 'Al'), a Math & Science tutor. I'm a student at IUPUI, majoring in Computer Science. I've already completed minors in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. I have a focus on Science and a personal interest in technology, health, education, and psychology. I plan on developing games and educational software after graduation.

I'm a highly talented tutor who has been in the tutoring business as a private tutor, a volunteer, and an employee. I work well with children, adolescents, and adult learners. I'm a highly influential, enthusiastic tutor who always tries to go above and beyond while encouraging others to do the same. Tutoring is what I love to do, and I can't imagine that I'd ever stop doing it at any point in my life!

Feel free to look through the information I've provided below. I have structured it in a way that helps you quickly find what you need to know. If you like what I have to offer, send me a message. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

||Mission||

My mission as a tutor is to put myself out of business. I work hard to make sure that the benefits of my tutoring carry on long after the tutoring session. I will often leave students with notes or tasks that I want them to focus on while I'm gone; I expect them to become more independent and take ownership of their studies. I believe that no student should have to depend on a tutor forever.

||Tutoring Style||

My tutoring philosophy is based on a belief in human potential. If the right conditions are met, I believe anyone can learn any subject. I reinforce this philosophy by quickly recognizing a student's strengths and doing my best to play to those strengths. With more than a decade of tutoring experience, I've become quite adept at identifying the tutoring strategies that will work for each individual. Motivation is key.

I teach students to take control of their studies and understand their own learning processes. I have a contagious "Always exceed expectations!" attitude that brings out the best in people. As an efficiency nerd who tries to make use of whatever resources are within reach, I demonstrate to students that drive is the only thing they're missing from the success equation. I'm very patient, with a relaxed approach to working with students that still sets high expectations. Students love me because I'm genuine; they can be excellent judges of character when you give them the chance!

||Tutoring Strategies||

When tutoring, I like to use whatever resources are available. I don't believe in repeatedly using strategies that don't work. I carry a white board (about 15x21") and markers with me to most tutoring sessions because it has proven to be especially effective in keeping students engaged. For some subjects, it is an absolute necessity for getting results. I usually use at least 3 colors of dry erase markers, and I firmly believe that "color equals emphasis" when trying to keep a student's attention. I also like to make use of smartphone apps and the internet to help students become more independent. I will typically use these tools as a way to keep students moving forward during the time between tutoring sessions.

When it comes to simply explaining a lesson from the textbook, I am known to use analogies to improve understanding. I also like to help students develop mnemonics to help them remember important information. I also have a wide range of textbooks that cover most of the subjects I offer, and I use them for lesson preparation or as sources for practice problems.

||Subjects||

I specialize in Math and Science. In Math, I cover Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus AB/BC, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2. As far as Science is concerned, my focus is on Chemistry and Physics. For more details, check my subject qualifications.

||Policies||

Late Cancellations: I don't believe that it's fair to assess a late cancellation fee, but I do require a cancellation notice to be sent 24 hours in advance. Failure to comply will not result in a fee, but I will consider discontinuing my services to the client if this becomes an issue.

Communication: Tutors expect honesty and courtesy in communications with clients. Failure to communicate with honesty and courtesy may cause me to consider discontinuing services. For me, this means making sure I know about possible changes of tutoring plans ASAP, being straightforward about what you want from me, and being responsive to messages. I typically respond to messages within two hours during the day, and I think it's fair to expect the same from my clients, especially when the matter is urgent, such as trying to pick a meeting time during my busiest weeks.

Honesty: I've received requests from people who ask me to send answers, help with take-home exams, or take online exams on their behalf. I've also received requests from people who try to go around the rules of the site. If I see those kinds of requests, they will be rejected/reported immediately.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: My group rates are: $50/hr for 2 students, $60/hr for 3-6 students, $10/hr per student for 7-15 students
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46206
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach! Because of the wide range of its applications to science and other fields, it adds to the intrigue of nature and design. It opens a whole new world of possibilities for learners, and I love making sure that students develop a thorough understanding of it. It is probably the most crucial math subject for anyone who plans to major in one of the sciences. I typically don't teach beyond the level of Calculus 2 (also known as Calculus BC for high school students), but I may eventually change that if I manage to get in some more practice.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I focus on AP and early college-level chemistry. I know the AP Chemistry course well enough to teach it from start to finish and scored the maximum of 5 on the AP Chemistry exam when I was in high school. I've completed a minor in Chemistry and have been asked by my university's Chemistry department to accept a mentoring role. I declined, but it's still common for me to help college students with General Chemistry concepts. I don't teach college-level Organic Chemistry beyond the introductory concepts, but that may change if I find the time to review. I find that the most common problem in chemistry instruction is a lack of emphasis on math skills, so my chemistry tutoring focuses on mathematical reasoning and proving formulas as necessary.
Physics,

Physics

I focus on teaching AP Physics and 1st to 2nd year college physics. I specialize in Calculus-based Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and have taught the other areas of Physics at an Algebra-based level. Having scored the maximum of 5 on my AP Physics exam, I've proven to be especially helpful to AP Physics students. In addition to my own experience with the AP exam, I have plenty of practice materials for my students to use, including problems from previous AP Physics exams. I completed a minor in Physics and have taught my fair share of college physics students as well. Physics wasn't always the most comfortable subject for me, but through hard work and perseverance, I've come to believe that anyone can learn how to think like a physicist!
Precalculus

Precalculus

I like to think of precalculus as "intensive algebra with some geometry and trigonometry sprinkled here and there." I've worked with plenty of students in this subject before, and I'm always prepared to teach it again. Expect me to show you some helpful tricks that teachers don't always mention.

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach! Because of the wide range of its applications to science and other fields, it adds to the intrigue of nature and design. It opens a whole new world of possibilities for learners, and I love making sure that students develop a thorough understanding of it. It is probably the most crucial math subject for anyone who plans to major in one of the sciences. I typically don't teach beyond the level of Calculus 2 (also known as Calculus BC for high school students), but I may eventually change that if I manage to get in some more practice.
Physics,

Physics

I focus on teaching AP Physics and 1st to 2nd year college physics. I specialize in Calculus-based Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and have taught the other areas of Physics at an Algebra-based level. Having scored the maximum of 5 on my AP Physics exam, I've proven to be especially helpful to AP Physics students. In addition to my own experience with the AP exam, I have plenty of practice materials for my students to use, including problems from previous AP Physics exams. I completed a minor in Physics and have taught my fair share of college physics students as well. Physics wasn't always the most comfortable subject for me, but through hard work and perseverance, I've come to believe that anyone can learn how to think like a physicist!
Precalculus

Precalculus

I like to think of precalculus as "intensive algebra with some geometry and trigonometry sprinkled here and there." I've worked with plenty of students in this subject before, and I'm always prepared to teach it again. Expect me to show you some helpful tricks that teachers don't always mention.

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach! Because of the wide range of its applications to science and other fields, it adds to the intrigue of nature and design. It opens a whole new world of possibilities for learners, and I love making sure that students develop a thorough understanding of it. It is probably the most crucial math subject for anyone who plans to major in one of the sciences. I typically don't teach beyond the level of Calculus 2 (also known as Calculus BC for high school students), but I may eventually change that if I manage to get in some more practice.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I focus on AP and early college-level chemistry. I know the AP Chemistry course well enough to teach it from start to finish and scored the maximum of 5 on the AP Chemistry exam when I was in high school. I've completed a minor in Chemistry and have been asked by my university's Chemistry department to accept a mentoring role. I declined, but it's still common for me to help college students with General Chemistry concepts. I don't teach college-level Organic Chemistry beyond the introductory concepts, but that may change if I find the time to review. I find that the most common problem in chemistry instruction is a lack of emphasis on math skills, so my chemistry tutoring focuses on mathematical reasoning and proving formulas as necessary.
Physics,

Physics

I focus on teaching AP Physics and 1st to 2nd year college physics. I specialize in Calculus-based Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and have taught the other areas of Physics at an Algebra-based level. Having scored the maximum of 5 on my AP Physics exam, I've proven to be especially helpful to AP Physics students. In addition to my own experience with the AP exam, I have plenty of practice materials for my students to use, including problems from previous AP Physics exams. I completed a minor in Physics and have taught my fair share of college physics students as well. Physics wasn't always the most comfortable subject for me, but through hard work and perseverance, I've come to believe that anyone can learn how to think like a physicist!
Precalculus

Precalculus

I like to think of precalculus as "intensive algebra with some geometry and trigonometry sprinkled here and there." I've worked with plenty of students in this subject before, and I'm always prepared to teach it again. Expect me to show you some helpful tricks that teachers don't always mention.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I focus on AP and early college-level chemistry. I know the AP Chemistry course well enough to teach it from start to finish and scored the maximum of 5 on the AP Chemistry exam when I was in high school. I've completed a minor in Chemistry and have been asked by my university's Chemistry department to accept a mentoring role. I declined, but it's still common for me to help college students with General Chemistry concepts. I don't teach college-level Organic Chemistry beyond the introductory concepts, but that may change if I find the time to review. I find that the most common problem in chemistry instruction is a lack of emphasis on math skills, so my chemistry tutoring focuses on mathematical reasoning and proving formulas as necessary.
Physics

Physics

I focus on teaching AP Physics and 1st to 2nd year college physics. I specialize in Calculus-based Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and have taught the other areas of Physics at an Algebra-based level. Having scored the maximum of 5 on my AP Physics exam, I've proven to be especially helpful to AP Physics students. In addition to my own experience with the AP exam, I have plenty of practice materials for my students to use, including problems from previous AP Physics exams. I completed a minor in Physics and have taught my fair share of college physics students as well. Physics wasn't always the most comfortable subject for me, but through hard work and perseverance, I've come to believe that anyone can learn how to think like a physicist!

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach! Because of the wide range of its applications to science and other fields, it adds to the intrigue of nature and design. It opens a whole new world of possibilities for learners, and I love making sure that students develop a thorough understanding of it. It is probably the most crucial math subject for anyone who plans to major in one of the sciences. I typically don't teach beyond the level of Calculus 2 (also known as Calculus BC for high school students), but I may eventually change that if I manage to get in some more practice.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I focus on AP and early college-level chemistry. I know the AP Chemistry course well enough to teach it from start to finish and scored the maximum of 5 on the AP Chemistry exam when I was in high school. I've completed a minor in Chemistry and have been asked by my university's Chemistry department to accept a mentoring role. I declined, but it's still common for me to help college students with General Chemistry concepts. I don't teach college-level Organic Chemistry beyond the introductory concepts, but that may change if I find the time to review. I find that the most common problem in chemistry instruction is a lack of emphasis on math skills, so my chemistry tutoring focuses on mathematical reasoning and proving formulas as necessary.
Physics

Physics

I focus on teaching AP Physics and 1st to 2nd year college physics. I specialize in Calculus-based Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and have taught the other areas of Physics at an Algebra-based level. Having scored the maximum of 5 on my AP Physics exam, I've proven to be especially helpful to AP Physics students. In addition to my own experience with the AP exam, I have plenty of practice materials for my students to use, including problems from previous AP Physics exams. I completed a minor in Physics and have taught my fair share of college physics students as well. Physics wasn't always the most comfortable subject for me, but through hard work and perseverance, I've come to believe that anyone can learn how to think like a physicist!

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Very nice and caring and extremely intellectual

I had a test and Ibrahim helped me the night before on very short notice. Other tutors said they could not help and Ibrahim responded quickly with a time that worked for me. I Will definitely be seeking his help again.

Brendan, 1 lesson with Ibrahim

Great details and preparation

Ibrahim is a great teacher with a lot of detailed preparation before the class. His class is very engaging and interesting. We do appreciate his late night classes for my son with such a hard topic. My son is very happy to have a teacher to help him browsing through the content.

Catherine, 153 lessons with Ibrahim

AP Physic

My daughter, Kathleen, just took AP Physic and already has some questions. Ibrahim tutored her once for Honors Chem last school year and helped her got an A since her grade was on the borderline. So we reached out to Ibrahim again this time. She said the lesson was really helpful!! Will schedule more! Thanks!

Rima, 5 lessons with Ibrahim

Great Physics tutor

Sophia said the content was described in an understandable way. She felt comfortable asking questions. Very helpful. She was able to go over questions, and he was able to help her understand not just how to get the answer, but the background of why that was the right answer.

Beth, 1 lesson with Ibrahim

Great teacher

You will not regret for choosing Al to help your child. He can help at various grade levels . .

Raj, 5 lessons with Ibrahim

very responsible tutor

I am glad that we found him. He definitely has a lot of experience, knowing how to tutor teenagers! After each tutoring session, he gives us feedback on our daughter's progress, which is very helpful. Thank you, AL!

Lei , 17 lessons with Ibrahim

Very helpful

Ibrahim did a great job with my son. He explained several problems and gave him some study tools. My son really connected with Ibrahim. He got a 95 on his first AP Calculus test.

Gregory, 2 lessons with Ibrahim

Patient and Resourceful

Helped me brake down and understand my notes a lot better and understand how to work a problem step by step. Gave me ways to remember steps to problems and explained why think had to be changed or was written a certain way.

Tenneil, 1 lesson with Ibrahim

Knowledgeable and Patient

I've had lessons with Ibrahim in Calc and Physics and his knowledge is thirough in both. He's extremely patient and easy going. He'll assess where your strengths and weaknesses are and help you set an attainable plan to move forward.

Sloane, 2 lessons with Ibrahim
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