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Ira S.

Hendersonville, NC


Bilingual math tutor and much more

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5.0 average from 198 ratings
Knowledgeable, fun to work with, and explains everything to a T!
— Shannon, Greenville, SC on 7/30/14

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Brooklyn College


suny@fredonia (mathematics)

Brooklyn College (Master's)

About Ira

I have been a mathematics teacher, mostly in the New York City public school system at the high school level. I am also bilingual and taught HS mathematics in Honduras, Central America for 2 years. I recently moved down to the Hendersonville area and have been debating whether to get my North Carolina teaching certificate. I currently have a certificate from New York State but was thinking about college level teaching instead of high school. I have worked for a tutoring service in New York for the 4 years prior to moving here. I have tutored all levels of high school mathematics as well as SAT and ACT and other standardized tests. Although I have a Bachelor's degree majoring in mathematics and minoring in Spanish and a Master's degree in mathematics, I also have tutoring experience in Spanish, English, Science, and Elementary education. If you're interested in a tutor who is professional and full of integrity, consider me as your man. I have been a mathematics teacher, mostly in the New York City public school system at the high school level. I am also bilingual and taught HS mathematics in Honduras, Central America for 2 years. I recently moved down to the Hendersonville area and have been debating whether to Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Hendersonville, NC 28739
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In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, fun to work with, and explains everything to a T!"

- Shannon, Greenville, SC on 7/30/14

"Fixing the Unfixable!"

- Michael, Taylors, SC on 5/17/16
Ira replied on 6/12/2016

And as a result of many hours of cramming with Michaels, son, he ended up making up all of his missing work and passing his third and fourth quarters, and graduating from high school, ready to enter the Citadel.

"Very helpful and knowledgeable"

- Kate, Greenville, SC on 4/15/16

"Easy going and encouraging mathematics instructor"

- Phil, Asheville, NC on 3/19/16

"Best tutor out there!"

- Angela, Travelers Rest, SC on 9/29/15
Ira replied on 9/30/2015

Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate it and will use this as my reference on any applications for new students who are interested in preparing for the SAT.

"Very very knowledgeable!! Awesome Tutor"

- Aly, Greenville, SC on 7/9/15

"Knows his stuff!"

- Cynthia, Fairview, NC on 6/3/15

"Always helpful and adaptive to my daughter's learning style. would recommend to everyone."

- Nicole, Hendersonville, NC on 6/3/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Judy, Boiling Springs, SC on 11/7/14

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

- David, Rutherfordton, NC on 10/9/14

"First lesson went great!"

- Lisa, Rutherfordton, NC on 10/2/14

"Easy to Get along With"

- Luke, Asheville, NC on 8/29/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Susan, Fletcher, NC on 7/16/14
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Ecology, Physical Science
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, ISEE,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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Discrete Math

I have a bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics and have studied various discrete topics, including, set theory, logic, probability and combinatorics, topology, group theory, and number theory.


I have been tutoring Languages, both English and Spanish, for the past 7 years. Although I am a native English speaker, I have been studying Spanish in school since I was 11 and I lived in Honduras for 2 years. So I can help you with the technicalities of reading and writing plus I understand how uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing it is living in a country and not fully understanding what people are saying and not being able to communicate your thoughts effectively.

Finite Math

Finite math usually covers the same topics as discrete math in most colleges....statistics, probability, set theory, linear algebra, and maybe some other small, business related topics. I've studied them all and have tutored them all.


I have already taught several students through WyzAnt for the ISEE exam....and they have both passed and been accepted into private school.

Linear Algebra

I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics and had to take linear algebra as part of my undergraduate studies. In fact, early in my career in teaching, I wrote up a curriculum for 12th year mathematics as an alternative to calculus which included a semester of geometric transformations followed by a semester of linear algebra.


I have taught truth tables to the laws of logic to direct and indirect logic proofs and the universal and existential quantifiers as is part of the New York State curriculum. I have also taken a class in it at the undergraduate level and later on, it pops up in set theory, probability, geometry and any other subjects requiring proofs like modern algebra and linear algebra. It is also a major component of computer programming which I've also studied and taught.


I have already helped 2 middle school teachers study for the mathematics part of the praxis test since they wanted to become high school teachers. I have a permanent professional mathematics teaching license from New York State and had to go through similar tests. I received my mathematics master's in 1990. I have tutored for your company, Calc I,II and III, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete math and other higher level mathematics.

SAT Math

I have a Bachelor's and a masters degree in mathematics which makes the material very easy. I have 22 years of teaching mathematics at the high school level where I often included SAT type questions in my everyday lessons. I have been tutoring privately and as part of an independent school that concentrated on standardized test preparation in both mathematics and English.


I have a minor degree in Spanish and have been taking classes from age 11 to age 22. This makes me very educated in grammar and vocabulary...reading and writing. I also lived in Honduras, Central America, which makes me very proficient in verbal communication. I have tutored several students in Spanish and have even taught one student from scratch.

Brooklyn College


suny@fredonia (mathematics)

Brooklyn College (Master's)

Knowledgeable, fun to work with, and explains everything to a T! — Ira has consistently been a very helpful tutor throughout the sessions I have had with him. He is very knowledgeable about the material, and always knows how to best explain a problem in terms that I will quickly be able to grasp. He is very good at breaking down the problem, and walking me through each step. When I struggle to understand something, he is very patient with me and helps me understa ...

— Shannon, Greenville, SC on 7/30/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ira will travel within 40 miles of Hendersonville, NC 28739.