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Irene P.

Brooklyn, NY

$90/hour

Enthusiastic astronomy, physics, math tutor

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100+ Hours
4.8 average from 43 ratings
Smart, relatable and helpful tutor
— Talia, New York, NY on 12/21/16

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University of Arizona
Physics
University of Arizona
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Arizona (Physics)

University of Arizona (Graduate Coursework)

About Irene

I've always enjoyed one-on-one work with students, since this best allows me to pinpoint and address the student's areas of confusion. Every learner is different and I believe it's important for tutors to identify and adapt to the learning styles of their students. I aim to be flexible and creative; since we live in a physical world, I like to use familiar phenomena as examples to discuss physics and astronomy concepts.

I have 13 years of experience teaching in both formal and informal education, and have frequently tutored math and physics for high school and college students. I've taught pre-K through graduate level courses and workshops, primarily physics, astronomy, and math. For over four years I worked at a world-renowned institution, sharing my passion for astronomy with self-selected middle and high school students from all over NYC.


I've always enjoyed one-on-one work with students, since this best allows me to pinpoint and address the student's areas of confusion. Every learner is different and I believe it's important for tutors to identify and adapt to the learning styles of their students. I aim to be flexible and creative; since we live in a physical world, I like to use Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Smart, relatable and helpful tutor"

- Talia, New York, NY on 12/21/16

"Hire her!"

- Michael, Brooklyn, NY on 8/3/15

"Excellent!"

- Sean, New York, NY on 11/7/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy,
Elementary Science,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
Grammar
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, with a minor in mathematics, and have taught Algebra II to small groups of students in a formal setting. I also created and rated Algebra II content for a company, in the form of short video tutorials on specific topics.

Astronomy

I've been working in astronomy education and public outreach for 15 years. I have worked for seven years, in New York and Arizona, as an amateur astronomer, showing the night sky to public and private groups through telescopes, binoculars, and with the unaided eye. I've operated and printed in multiple planetariums, and currently am a presenter at a Planetarium at a Museum of Natural History. I was also an Astrophysics Educator for 4.5 years, teaching astronomy to students, pre-K through high school. I currently am an active sidewalk astronomer, lead viewing sessions in local parks, and continue to teach astronomy for after-school programs.

Elementary Science

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, and have taught physics and astronomy to people of all ages in informal settings. In my work with the Physics Factory, I demonstrated and explained physics concepts to group of elementary students. At Vega-Bray Observatory and multiple planetaria, I've taught astronomy to families with young children. As an Astrophysics Educator at the American Museum of Natural History I taught interactive, activity-based workshops in astrophysics and planetary science for elementary students and their parents.

Physics

I've taught physics for high school and middle school students, as well as college. For 5 years I was an Adjunct Physics Instructor at Pima Community College, and currently am Adjunct Lecturer at York College. I also have extensive informal experience: working with a mobile physics demonstration show, in which I explained concepts to the general public using both ordinary objects and exciting demonstrations; and instructing high school students, in groups of 1-40, through hands-on activities at American Museum of Natural History.

Trigonometry

I have a minor in Mathematics, and have taught and tutored middle and high school math topics. While working for Guaranteach Inc. (now owned by Sophia) , I created short video tutorials on specific topics in mathematics, including several on trigonometry topics.

University of Arizona
Physics
University of Arizona
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Arizona (Physics)

University of Arizona (Graduate Coursework)

Smart, relatable and helpful tutor

Irene was great. We sent her some general information about the specific areas that needed to be addressed before our first session, and it was clear that Irene understood the material and was ready to help. In a very short time, she brought my daughter up to speed on the material she needed. Highly recommend.

— Talia, New York, NY on 12/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irene will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225.