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Ira S.

Bilingual math tutor and much more

Bilingual math tutor and much more

$44/hour

About Ira


Bio

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...

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.


Education

suny@fredonia
mathematics
Brooklyn College
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $44
  • Travel policy: Within 34 miles of Hendersonville, NC 28739
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/6/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

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.
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Statistics, Writing

Language

Spanish

Spanish

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.

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's in mathematics. I have studied differential equations as part of both of those degrees. I have already tutored some of differential equations that appear in Calculus 2 and 3 and pretty familiar with the material.
Discrete Math,

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.
Finite Math,

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.
Linear Algebra,

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.
Logic,

Logic

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.
SAT Math,

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.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

English,

English

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Science

ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Ecology, Physical Science

Summer

SAT Math,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ISEE,

ISEE

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

Praxis

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,

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.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Ira has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 563 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Skilled and able tutor for my 4th grader

My son really enjoyed his session and felt positive about being able to learn the math that's been frustrating him.

Nate, 10 lessons with Ira

Our tutor is patient and enjoys what he does

Ira was willing to do an hour-long hybrid lesson for my daughter (5) and me. We thought she would use the first 15 minutes, then we could transition to more advanced work with me. Before we knew it, Ira and my daughter had spoken for 30 minutes! She is already repeating the new words he taught her. He has a flexible approach to different types of learning, so we are both supported. I recommend him for students of any level.

Katy, 26 lessons with Ira

Very helpful tutor

I was struggling in ODE and was in bad need of a personal tutor. I found Ira last minute and he really saved my life and my grade. I in particular was grateful for having the explaination of eigenvalues and eigenvectors as it was the majority of my exam. Thanks Ira for helping me to reach my goal in becoming an engineer.

Miguel, 1 lesson with Ira

great teacher

Patient and very helpful. Took the time to ensure material was understood and reviewed. We look forward to the next lesson.

Tom, 6 lessons with Ira

Great lesson!

Ira was very helpful and understanding when tutoring me for my teacher exam. He is very knowledgeable with mathematics theories and he helped me to understand theories not taught in your regular mathematics classroom. I recommend him to anyone.

Erika, 4 lessons with Ira

Fixing the Unfixable!

Our son was a dedicated hockey player with a history of injuries & skipping math. When pre-calculus came to a head Ira stepped in and did as much damage control as humanly possible. Ira is more like a personal math teacher than a tutor. He fully reflects his years of teaching experience in the way he handles our nearly hopeless math situation with our son.

Michael, 6 lessons with Ira
Tutor responded:

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

Ira has helped both my children improve their grades. He goes above beyond to ensure my children understand the concepts.

Kate, 49 lessons with Ira

Easy going and encouraging mathematics instructor

We went over trigonometry and calculus gaps and misunderstandings that I had to move forward in my calculus based Physics course.

Phil, 2 lessons with Ira

Best tutor out there!

I really can't say enough about Ira! I am so glad we chose him over all of the rest! Math is a struggle for my son, has always been, and I'm no help because it was for me as well. Ira was able to help my son learn and understand the SAT math that his teachers, including an SAT prep class instructor, didn't take the time or effort to help him understand. My son takes the SAT in 4 days, and he is confident that he will score very high. Thanks to Ira, my son will get a great score, and this will make it possible for my son to go to college. This was so worth the money spent, and I HIGHLY recommend Ira!

Angela, 13 lessons with Ira
Tutor responded:

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.

$44/hour

Ira S.

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