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Ira S.

Math and Statistics Tutor

Math and Statistics Tutor

$60/hour

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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...

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 math prep on a one-to-one basis.
I am adept in teaching NJCCCS including:
1. Number and numerical operations;
2. Geometry and measurement;
3. Patterns and algebra;
4. Data analysis, probability and discrete mathematics;
5. Mathematical processes;

I am a provider of experienced, professional one-on-one attention. I have the ability to present math concepts in a simple, step-by-step approach that those who are "math averse" can understand. I am patient with students and have tutored students ranging from elementary school age through PhD candidates. I am flexible and will work around the student's schedule. I have successfully tutored statistics over the telephone with no visual stimulus.


Education

Drexel University
Commerce Engineering
Drexel University
MBA

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

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 Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

Grammar

Homeschool

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

Math

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)
Logic,

Logic

Mathematical logic is a subfield of mathematics. This includes, but is not limited to, set theory, proofs (such as in geometry) and model theory. Much of the SAT test includes testing the students' reasoning and logic skills. Over the past 7 years, I have tutored many hundreds of students in developing these skills. I incorporate many math "tricks" and test taking techniques that I have developed through my extensive tutoring experience.
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

Most Popular

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.
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

Science

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.

Summer

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, GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

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).
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
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, SSAT

Examples of Expertise


Ira has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (978 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, and believe will be helpful to increase math score

Went over 8 problems and how to come to the best way to answer those problems. Not to first guess answers but how to get to those Answers efficiently! Tried to find things Sean likes to help see what type of learner he is!

Lisa, 1 lesson with Ira

Very patient and explained everything well

I have a big test coming up this week and Ira helped me understand concepts I haven’t understood in a long time. I have one more lesson before the test and can’t wait to get my final session in. Really good.

Andrew, 2 lessons with Ira

Great tutor

Very patient and knowledgeable, uses real world examples to explain difficult concepts. Takes you step by step to make sure you understand the material well. Definitely recommend!!

Samantha, 1 lesson with Ira

Terrific Precal Tutor

Ira has a nice sense of humor and very patient and knowledgeable. Tutored my daughter and she got an A after one time. He also takes time to ask how he could have done things better.

Ann, 4 lessons with Ira

statistics

My son said he took time to explain things and made sure he really understood it at end of the lesson. When he came home he was able to finish his homework on his own. Looking forward to future sessions for my son.

Andreas, 9 lessons with Ira

Great First SAT Math Lesson!

We found Ira through Wyzant to tutor our son for the math section of the SAT. We couldn't be more pleased after the first lesson. As we observed Ira with our son, we saw a scene from the original "Rocky" movie unfold. We watched as Ira "trained" our son to bring out the best in his math skills and get out of the "quick sand" of his old, bad habits. Ira is knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and dedicated to his craft. Looking forward to the next lessons with the ultimate goal of having our son prepared for the next "fight."

Andrew, 3 lessons with Ira

SSAT

He really interacted with my kids. We are looking forward for the next lesson and the kids are excited to meet him again. My son said he really likes him. I know the kids will do better next month when they take the test

Vivian, 3 lessons with Ira

Knowledgeable and humorous teacher

Ira taught my kid geometry. His humor style helps my son to understand the subject and encourage him to do better. Also his knowledge of other subjects makes him more approachable by the students.

Mona, 4 lessons with Ira

Helpful and understanding

Ira accepted my request on short notice. Although given no time to review my needs, he was able to properly assess the challenges my daughter faces with comprehending Algebra. Should we need additional sessions that require his level of expertise, I will not hesitate to reach out.

Elisha, 1 lesson with Ira
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