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Avishan S.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

K-12 Tutor in Reading, Math & Sciences, Exercise

10+ Hours
4.0 average from 2 ratings
Perfect tutor!!!
— Mimi, Portland, OR on 2/28/13

$40/Hour


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Portland State University
Organismal Biology
National College of Natural Medicine
Master's

Education

Portland State University (Organismal Biology)

National College of Natural Medicine (Master's)

About Avishan

I enjoy working with a variety of students with different learning styles and dispositions. Students will be challenged to expand the way they approach class work. Through fun and focus we will find creative ways to solve problems. They are encouraged with patience and a positive attitude. I believe all students have a huge potential to grow and expand and gain a positive relationship with their work and health.

"Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.” -Edison

I have experience working with children and adults of all ages and abilities in the life sciences, health and fitness. I currently teach swimming lessons to kids with ADHD and Asperger's in the water and have taught swimming leasons, group and private, for the past 10 years.

I have received my Bachelor's of Science in Biology and have completed my Master's of Oriental Medicine from NCNM in the Classical Chinese Medicine program. I have a background of 4 years of experimental biology and neuroscience research through Portland State University and Legacy Laboratories. I enjoy all the sciences, but I have a deep passion for biology, the organ systems, anatomy and physiology.
I enjoy working with a variety of students with different learning styles and dispositions. Students will be challenged to expand the way they approach class work. Through fun and focus we will find creative ways to solve problems. They are encouraged with patience and a positive attitude. I believe all students have a huge potential to grow and Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97219
Background Check: Passed

"Perfect tutor!!!"

- Mimi, Portland, OR on 2/28/13

"Mixed Results"

- Andrea, Troutdale, OR on 3/8/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition,
Physiology, Psychology
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Farsi
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor algebra 1 because I have an educational background in math and science. I have completed course work at college level through Calculus II. I have learned tutoring methods from my teacher at Valley Catholic High School Kipp Johnson who graduated from Princeton with his Ph.D. in Mathematics. I have tutored prealgebra and algebra since 2006.

Farsi

As a native Farsi speaker, I can read and write and speak Farsi. I have also studied the language in further depth and have taught Level 1 and Level 2 Farsi to students looking to learn more of the culture and become conversational. The Farsi alphabet is the first place to start when learning Farsi along with the number system. After learning the alphabet students will learn to put the characters together to learn vocabulary and write and say sentences.

Nutrition

I am a current graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine. I am qualified to tutor nutrition due to the coursework I have taken over the last 5 years at NCNM. I have taken many courses about Nutrition and Chinese Nutritional Therapy. As an intern in the clinic I have advised patients with protocols for improving their diets and nutritional deficiencies.

Special Needs

I have an extensive background creating individual development programs for children with special needs such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through the five years at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon I extensively researched and took coursework relating to working with individuals with special needs. Working as a swim coach for the Special Olympics for two years, I have coached children and adults to prepare for swimming competitions, achieve their goals, and overcome their challenges. I design individual educational programs and plans specific for the needs of each student. I help children achieve his or her full potential and overcome the special challenges he or she may face.

Swimming

Swimming is an activity that takes effort and patience. The willingness to try is the way to improve in swimming. I began teaching swimming in 2005. I have worked and continue to work with children and adults who have been blind, deaf, epileptic, and severely challenged developmentally, and with no prior water exposure. Working with developmentally challenged students has provided me with techniques to communicate and help my students learn how to be comfortable in the water and learn how to swim. In 2007, I received my Water-Safety Instructor Certification, which focuses on swim technique and development for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. I have taught adults in their mid 40's who have had no prior swimming experience to reach a place where they can confidently join other swimmers in lap swimming. It is incredibly satisfying as a swim instructor to see students learn to swim and build their confidence in the water, this is a skill that will last them for a lifetime. I have a deep joy in teaching swimming and look forward to sharing my passion with you.

Portland State University
Organismal Biology
National College of Natural Medicine
Master's

Education

Portland State University (Organismal Biology)

National College of Natural Medicine (Master's)

Perfect tutor!!!

She did an amazing job with my project and I will definitely contact her in the future for more information and help that I need. She takes pride in her work and it definitely shows! Ten star rating.

— Mimi, Portland, OR on 2/28/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Avishan will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97219.