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Connor R.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Thorough and patient tutor: SAT, Math, Science, Spanish & Writing

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Smart and relaxed
— Amy, Cave Creek, AZ on 3/26/17

$40/Hour


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Grinnell College
Philosophy, Neuroscience and Linguistics

Education

Grinnell College (Philosophy, Neuroscience and Linguistics)

About Connor

I discovered my passion for teaching at Grinnell College, where I learned huge difference having committed and engaging instructors able to explain complicated material simply makes to students' learning. I had the opportunity to work as a student mentor for several classes there before graduating with degrees in philosophy, neuroscience, and linguistics, and try to model my teaching style after that of my best professors.

Nothing is more satisfying than helping someone make a break through where they've been struggling, and I hope to help your student make great strides in whatever subject they need assistance with. With enough patience and persistence, any subject can be mastered by anyone, and the process should be fun!

I help students take the quickest and most reliable route towards grasping the material they're studying by asking questions to identify the gaps in their knowledge, and then working with them to develop a deep conceptual understanding of the material built up through simple examples and analogies.

This style of teaching helps students learn quickly and retain what they've learned for longer. I used these techniques in high school to bump my SAT score up to a 2370/2400 in a week of study, and would be happy to help with test preparation, homework in math and science, Spanish, and with revising writing. Please don't hesitate to contact me, and let's get to work!
I discovered my passion for teaching at Grinnell College, where I learned huge difference having committed and engaging instructors able to explain complicated material simply makes to students' learning. I had the opportunity to work as a student mentor for several classes there before graduating with degrees in philosophy, neuroscience, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97220

"Smart and relaxed"

- Amy, Cave Creek, AZ on 3/26/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Chemistry,
Philosophy, Psychology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

Even though I've been tutoring Math for several years, I've never felt like I was a natural. Math at this level can become abstract and difficult. I work hard with students to give them an intuitive sense of what's going through a variety of explanation in simple language so that they understand what to do on test day.

Chemistry

I received A's in general and organic chemistry in college, and since I was chosen to be the student mentor for a general chemistry class, I have experience tutoring the subject.

Spanish

I was a Spanish tutor for the National Spanish Honor Society, and can help you understand the finer points of Spanish grammar (I received top scores on the AP Spanish test and National Spanish Exam), or with building conversational skills (I lived and worked in Mexico for a summer).

As a native English speaker myself, I know why Spanish can be tricky, and how to teach it to someone coming from an English-speaking background.

Grinnell College
Philosophy, Neuroscience and Linguistics

Education

Grinnell College (Philosophy, Neuroscience and Linguistics)

Smart and relaxed

Connor really helped explain the concepts in depth so I could do the homework and improve my test scores. I went from a D to a B on my last exam. Connor is very patient and relatable to high school students and I intend to continue studying with him for the rest of the year.

— Amy, Cave Creek, AZ on 3/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Connor will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97220.