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Irwin Y.

Portland, OR

$48/hour

High school Math and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.8 average from 4 ratings
Good Skills and Patience
— Robert, Lake Oswego, OR on 11/20/15

$48/Hour


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Purdue
Chemical Engineering

Education

Purdue (Chemical Engineering)

About Irwin

I'm a retired Engineer who has transitioned to a new career as a tutor. My specialties area math, chemistry and physics 6-12th grade. I enjoy the challenge of helping students figure out the material and problems themselves by asking the right question at the right time. I tailor my style to the specific students learning style. I guide them through the material rather than doing it for them.


I've been a homework helper volunteer at the Beaverton Library for the past year and have coached my 2 daughters through high school in math and science. Both have graduated college with STEM related degrees and have started their careers. Prior to tutoring, I was an engineering manager for over 20 years during which time I learned the value of active listening. I employ the Covey approach of seek first to understand... which has worked well in both Engineering career and as a tutor.

I invite you to try one or two sessions with me to determine so I can demonstrate that I'm the right tutor for you.
I'm a retired Engineer who has transitioned to a new career as a tutor. My specialties area math, chemistry and physics 6-12th grade. I enjoy the challenge of helping students figure out the material and problems themselves by asking the right question at the right time. I tailor my style to the specific students learning style. I guide them Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97229
In-person lessons

"Good Skills and Patience"

- Robert, Lake Oswego, OR on 11/20/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, PSAT, Psychology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Career Development, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am an experienced math tutor for any level from middle school through high school, from pre algebra through calculus. I've been a homework helper volunteer at the Beaverton Library for the past year and have coached my daughters through high school in math and science.

Algebra 2

I'm an experienced Algebra 2 tutor.

Elementary Math

Experienced with tutoring or coaching elementary math including arithmetic, fractions and pre algebra.

Geometry

Geometry can be difficult for very good math students. I found it much more difficult then trig or calculus. I help identify the specific points misunderstood by each student and construct examples and problems to turn confusion to understanding. So far my approach has succeeded with multiple students.

Statistics

I have used statistics throughout my career as an engineer.

Purdue
Chemical Engineering

Education

Purdue (Chemical Engineering)

Good Skills and Patience

Irwin, did a great job working with my son. He took the time to make sure he understood key terms and properties with the Geometry assignment. My son found him to be knowledgeable and likeable.

— Robert, Lake Oswego, OR on 11/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irwin will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97229.