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Math and Statistics Tutor

Ira S.
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## The Right Tutor. Great Effort. Great Results.

Scott, 43 lessons with IraThe job of a tutor is not simply to present the material; rather it is to ensure that the pupil understands and can apply the lesson learned. This requires that the tutor be able to match his method of teaching and explanation to match the individual student's needs. I'm thrilled to say that Ira was able to do this with great skill. Though our daughter had fairly good mastery of many concepts on the SAT Math, she was often missing the "tricks." Ira was able to cut through her basic level...

I am a highly qualified tutor for all ages and levels of Math.

Here are my credentials:

I have earned an M.B.A. (graduating with honors) from Drexel University. I have recent experience as an Adjunct Professor of Statistics and Intermediate Algebra. I have specific experience of tutoring and preparing students (prospective teachers) to pass both the Praxis I and Praxis II math standardized test. I currently conduct SAT math preparation classes (group sessions) as well as SAT...

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GMAT,
GRE

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I know the following concepts (as examples, not an all-inclusive list):
1. Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics
2. Frequency Distribution
3. Measures of Center
4. Z-Score calculation
5. Student-t distribution
6. Hypothesis Testing full procedure (test of proportion, population mean and standard deviation (Chi-Square).
7. Probability including Bayes' Theorem, Venn Diagram and Sample Space
8. Binomial Probability Distribution
9. Permutations vs. Combinations
10. Confidence Interval
11. alpha vs. beta error
12. Minimum quantity and error
13. Simple Linear Regression Analysis
14. Correlation Coefficient
15. ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
I recently taught Introduction to Statistics at Burlington (NJ) County College (8 semesters from 2004 to 2006) and have successfully tutored statistics and biostatistics up through the PhD level. You will find numerous statistics and biostatistics student testimonials on my WyzAnt profile.
I am not an expert in entering data into statistical software (SPSS, MS EXCEL STAT, TI-84, etc), but I can properly analyze most of the results.

GMAT,
Grammar
Elementary Math,
Grammar

Grammar

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I taught Algebra 2 at the Community College level. I taught a high school student Algebra 2 (from scratch) who then passed his final exam and entered Honors Pre-Calculus with a strong math background.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

Examples of students SAT math score results (515 is an average SAT math score)
400 before tutoring; 590 after working with me
460 before tutoring; 680 after working with me
640 before tutoring; 790 after working with me

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I know the following concepts (as examples, not an all-inclusive list):
1. Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics
2. Frequency Distribution
3. Measures of Center
4. Z-Score calculation
5. Student-t distribution
6. Hypothesis Testing full procedure (test of proportion, population mean and standard deviation (Chi-Square).
7. Probability including Bayes' Theorem, Venn Diagram and Sample Space
8. Binomial Probability Distribution
9. Permutations vs. Combinations
10. Confidence Interval
11. alpha vs. beta error
12. Minimum quantity and error
13. Simple Linear Regression Analysis
14. Correlation Coefficient
15. ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
I recently taught Introduction to Statistics at Burlington (NJ) County College (8 semesters from 2004 to 2006) and have successfully tutored statistics and biostatistics up through the PhD level. You will find numerous statistics and biostatistics student testimonials on my WyzAnt profile.
I am not an expert in entering data into statistical software (SPSS, MS EXCEL STAT, TI-84, etc), but I can properly analyze most of the results.

Algebra 1,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I taught Algebra 2 at the Community College level. I taught a high school student Algebra 2 (from scratch) who then passed his final exam and entered Honors Pre-Calculus with a strong math background.

Biostatistics,
#### Biostatistics

I recently was Adjunct Professor at a local community college having taught Introduction to Statistics for two years.
I recently tutored a very worried graduate (Masters Program) student (in a nursing program) to success in an on-line Bio-Statistics course project. She earned a "A" for the course.
Also, earlier this year, I helped an Anesthesiology Nursing Graduate Student in her on-line Biostatistics course and the result was that she scored the highest overall average of any student in her class and earned an "A" for her final grade.
I can help you to understand and apply statistical concepts through proven ways that I have refined for explaining these concepts in simple, understandable terms.

Discrete Math,
#### Discrete Math

I have experience in teaching and tutoring the following concepts in discrete mathematics:
Set Theory
Number Theory including prime numbers and prime factoring
Combinations and Permutations
Binary code and hexidecimal conversion
Game theory.
Linear algebra. (Cramer's Rule)
Sample space (decision tree)

Probability,
#### Probability

I have taught Introduction to Statistics which includes Probability for two years at the community college level. Through hundreds of hours of teaching and tutoring this subject, I have developed ways of communicating these concepts in easy-to-understand methods. Concepts I am especially adept at communicating include the following: sample space (decision tree), "AND" (intersection) versus "OR" (union), Venn Diagram and conditional probability.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

Examples of students SAT math score results (515 is an average SAT math score)
400 before tutoring; 590 after working with me
460 before tutoring; 680 after working with me
640 before tutoring; 790 after working with me

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I know the following concepts (as examples, not an all-inclusive list):
1. Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics
2. Frequency Distribution
3. Measures of Center
4. Z-Score calculation
5. Student-t distribution
6. Hypothesis Testing full procedure (test of proportion, population mean and standard deviation (Chi-Square).
7. Probability including Bayes' Theorem, Venn Diagram and Sample Space
8. Binomial Probability Distribution
9. Permutations vs. Combinations
10. Confidence Interval
11. alpha vs. beta error
12. Minimum quantity and error
13. Simple Linear Regression Analysis
14. Correlation Coefficient
15. ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
I recently taught Introduction to Statistics at Burlington (NJ) County College (8 semesters from 2004 to 2006) and have successfully tutored statistics and biostatistics up through the PhD level. You will find numerous statistics and biostatistics student testimonials on my WyzAnt profile.
I am not an expert in entering data into statistical software (SPSS, MS EXCEL STAT, TI-84, etc), but I can properly analyze most of the results.

ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I taught Algebra 2 at the Community College level. I taught a high school student Algebra 2 (from scratch) who then passed his final exam and entered Honors Pre-Calculus with a strong math background.

Biostatistics
#### Biostatistics

I recently was Adjunct Professor at a local community college having taught Introduction to Statistics for two years.
I recently tutored a very worried graduate (Masters Program) student (in a nursing program) to success in an on-line Bio-Statistics course project. She earned a "A" for the course.
Also, earlier this year, I helped an Anesthesiology Nursing Graduate Student in her on-line Biostatistics course and the result was that she scored the highest overall average of any student in her class and earned an "A" for her final grade.
I can help you to understand and apply statistical concepts through proven ways that I have refined for explaining these concepts in simple, understandable terms.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

Examples of students SAT math score results (515 is an average SAT math score)
400 before tutoring; 590 after working with me
460 before tutoring; 680 after working with me
640 before tutoring; 790 after working with me

ASVAB,
#### ASVAB

The following four sections are the only sections that contribute to your AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score, and your AFQT score determines if you are eligible to enlist in the Armed Forces.
1, Arithmetic Reasoning
2. Mathematics Knowledge
3. Word Knowledge
4. Paragraph Comprehension
I am currently tutoring others who are preparing to pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. I am a math specialist who is adept at breaking down arithmetic reasoning problems and mathematics knowledge-related problems for those math-averse students.
I can also help with word knowledge and paragraph comprehension.

Praxis,
#### Praxis

I have recently tutored students for the math portion of Praxis I and Praxis II in elementary, middle school and high school test versions. I have techniques of breaking down concepts in very simple, easy-to-understand terms for those "math-averse" students. In one situation, I helped a student pass after failing four times prior to working with me. I successfully tutored to Praxis Math 5161 Test.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

I currently tutor groups of students to prepare them for taking the math portion of the SAT test. I have techniques of breaking down concepts in very simple, easy-to-understand terms for those "math-averse" students. I can translate that skill set to the preliminary SAT test (PSAT).

Ira has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **21 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Very thorough

Ira was extremely thorough. He checked for my daughter’s understanding often. He is amazing and really good at how he tutors’

Rannai, 1 lesson with Ira

## Helpful and Hillarious

Mr.Ira definitely helped me understand statistics at a very good level. In high school, I failed my Statistics AP exam and I had to take it in college. Ira, actually helped me get an understanding of statistics without letting all the calculator functions distract me. He is a very funny tutor and loves to make people laugh. His stories and ways of illustrating key concepts were the main way that I was able to pass Statistics at a high level.

Nalin, 9 lessons with Ira

## Taught me strategies that made solving problems way easier!

Ira has helped me to increase my projected SAT score! He’s teaching me subjects I previously knew, and am learning for the first time in a way that works for me. I am very glad to have Ira as my tutor!

Amanda, 19 lessons with Ira

## Very knowledgable and patient

He takes the time to break things down and really explain it. Always checks for true understanding. I highly recommend him for tutoring. Algebra has always been a challenge and I feel like there is starting to be a deeper understanding.

Jamie, 43 lessons with Ira

## Taught me strategies that made solving problems way easier!

Ira has helped me to increase my projected SAT score! He’s teaching me subjects I previously knew, and am learning for the first time in a way that works for me. I am very glad to have Ira as my tutor!

Amanda, 19 lessons with Ira

## Great tutor!

Full of tips and secrets to the succeeding on the SAT. He really knows the material and is always prepared for our lessons. He is very interested in his students doing well and works hard to help them achieve their goals.

Kristen, 11 lessons with Ira

## Extremely Knowledgeable, professional, and Courteous

Ira is one of the most excellent tutors on Wyzant. He knows his materials and presents them effortlessly too. His first session with my daughter was remarkable, as he pinpointed her challenges and immediately went to work with her. He is exceptionally knowledgable and very professional, and his courtesy is awe-inspiring. Before the first meeting, he provided a comprehensive plan to help identify my daughter's SAT Math struggles and a follow-up customized curriculum to address and correct them. We made a great choice, and he will look forward to our future sessions with him. Oh! He is super kind too. Thank you, Ira, for this great partnership.

Sonia, 4 lessons with Ira

## High energy, engaging tutor

Great first impression. My son needs to improve his math SAT score in less than a month. So far, there was only one class with Ira, however, my son is very interested in continuing tutoring sessions. The class was very fun and engaging. Ira identified the student's flaws in a rather straightforward way. He seems to have a lot of tricks in his sleeves that help him finding a proper approach to a student.

Elena, 8 lessons with Ira

## Passed My 5161 / 5165 Praxis!

I have struggled with the Praxis for over 2 years now. In the beginning I didn't really study as much but when I was given an ultimatum of: pass the Praxis or lose your job, I realized I needed to focus... which then lead me to realise I also needed some SERIOUS help. I had danced on the idea of getting a tutor for a while and I am happy to say that me realizing I needed help was the best thing I did for myself. I scheduled 2 sessions with Mr Ira about a week before my 5161 exam and (being the most realistic man possible) was told miracles might not happen in 2 sessions. Lord and behold, I increased my score by over 10 points, but was 5 points off! I took a mental break for about a week and Ira got right back on me to prepare for the 5165 which we both worked together to understand since it was a new exam. I struggled with proofs, geometry theorems, functions, and overall test taking skills. I was always a person who... if I didn't understand the material right away felt like I was stupid, but his constant reassurance really made me not want to give up. He is definitely a funny and kind but really pushed me out of my comfort zone almost every time we met. When I was uncomfortable he always reassured me that he was doing this because he wanted me to pass and knew I was capable, because he probably knew I didn't think I was capable... He was extremely flexible, met with me on his days off, skipped his meals, and even one time when I was really frustrated and wanted to give up, gave me an extra hour of his time to help me feel more at ease with the session. I ended up scoring 173 on the 5165 when I only needed a 159. I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about him and truly owe him more than a thank you, I owe him saving my job and helping me finally obtain my teachers license! If you are like me, and failed this Praxis before, please do yourself a favor and schedule a session with Mr Ira :) Thank you for everything you gave me and everything you have done for me, and I hope I will be infamous for the girl who said sorry over 8x a session!!!

Elisa, 6 lessons with Ira