Good (H.S. or College Math, Physics, Chem, EE Engineering) Cheap Tutor
Good (H.S. or College Math, Physics, Chem, EE Engineering) Cheap Tutor
Jayne, 1 lesson with Isaak
Response time: 1 hour
I strive to provide tutoring with a patient, courteous and professional demeanor. I encourage students to develop their knowledge and to take a step back and look at how much they have already learned. I would say working with students who transform in the course of a few short weeks from feeling intimidated and helpless to empowered and capable has been the most rewarding aspect of this job -- my favorite activity. As an inquisitive, creative person and a lifelong learner, another favorite...
I strive to provide tutoring with a patient, courteous and professional demeanor. I encourage students to develop their knowledge and to take a step back and look at how much they have already learned. I would say working with students who transform in the course of a few short weeks from feeling intimidated and helpless to empowered and capable has been the most rewarding aspect of this job -- my favorite activity. As an inquisitive, creative person and a lifelong learner, another favorite is taking courses online and as a middle-aged man, I find that playing competitive sports frequently is helpful for keeping up my energy and outlook on life.
My tutoring experience includes six years of tutoring. Many students local to the Pittsburgh area, both in public and private high schools and at several excellent colleges and universities, and hundreds of students online have chosen to work with me. I have met many great and inspiring students through Wyzant.
I am well qualified to tutor virtually all of the math and physics courses available to high school students. I tutor test-prep for SAT|ACT|GRE quantitative sections and can help students who wish to prepare themselves for the SAT Physics, Math I or Math II subject tests. My general and inorganic chemistry knowledge is adequate to help most struggling high school students. I consider tutoring for other situations on a case-by-case basis. I recommend high-school students to take as much math as they feel like they can handle. There are a lot of great opportunities for a student with linear algebra, calculus or other advanced skills to gain an distinct advantage in a lot of different college, technical school, or specialized post-secondary courses. So many of the courses in certain programs have certain math courses as a pre-requisite, each time you master a new math skill you are opening doors of opportunities for yourself. Give each math course a chance, you might like it.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta. The U of A is one of Canada's largest universities and a top engineering school. I developed skills in various types of math, physics, and other common general engineering courses. I relish opportunities to tutor math, physics and engineering courses to mostly freshman and sophomores, or to junior and seniors taking EE courses from other disciplines. At the college-level, I have tutored some of the earlier math courses I took, all the usual ones that most students, including science and engineering majors, take up to and including ordinary differential equations and introductory linear algebra.
When students meet or exceed their goals, I am extremely pleased. For the advancement of peace and prosperity, it is important that everyone give their best effort throughout life, and school is a great place to start. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and going forward, I really want there to continue to be strong leaders in all walks of life.
A typical tutoring session naturally cycles through question, explanation, demonstration, and application stages. A student should use a tutor to augment rather than replace their study efforts. Students who rely on help from a tutor for every problem short-circuit their own success. While I sometimes work through a problem with a student, I avoid providing answers to problems. My goal is to work with the student to ensure they understand the raw concepts and learn to apply those concepts. I am also willing to work with students who already mostly understand the concepts but want to strive for better marks. These students sometimes have questions that reach beyond the core material or habits they might not be aware of that contribute to preventing them from reaching their peak performance. I am flexible to work with the student and adapt the session to the student's needs.
A student should maintain the momentum reached during the session by practicing on their own. While taking a break from a tough problem sometimes helps, I would recommend returning to study the problem until the entirety of the correct solution makes sense. You can assert that the solution makes enough sense to you once you are able to explain the solution to someone else. You should be able to answer frequently asked questions about the problem without your text or notes. You are welcome to send me a text, email or phone call about a problem when a question comes up; I will be glad to help.
The ideal tutoring environment differs from student to student. If the noise level in a coffee shop or cafeteria does not bother the student, such places could be ideal for that student. The white noise of a crowd of random conversations can sometimes be comforting, familiar, and invigorating. If the student prefers a quiet environment, meeting online might be ideal. A library's tutoring room might be ideal for sensitive students. Noise-canceling headphones can make online meeting rather conducive for concentration and offers the convenience of meeting from nearly anywhere on the globe, including home, with a sufficient internet connection (minimum 300kbps download and upload recommended for video calling, or 1.5Mbps for HD video calling). A student's home is where some students work best.
I am generally willing to tutor in the environment that is most conducive to learning for my students. The only rules I have are : for minors, we either meet in public or in the presence of a responsible adult, or online. 2) No smoking in the same building (including incense). Pets are fine as long as they don't bite (kittens get a free pass) or sting. Quiet background noise is better than loud background noise, obviously. Adequate lighting is very helpful. A table is preferable, but a desk may be adequate. Chairs are better than sofas. No TV in view is preferable. No TV in audible range is ideal.
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Isaak went above and beyond today. Helping me get up and running with the technology, identifying our needs and provided incredibly detailed feedback! My son thought this was an effective way to learn and liked Isaak. Will definitely schedule more sessions!!Jayne, 1 lesson with Isaak
Tutor for Microsoft Excel on a Mac
I was very impressed with Isaak. He was patient with me and clearly has a great deal of knowledge on the subject matter. I recommend Isaak for any tutoring you may need.Ed, 1 lesson with Isaak
Isaak was and extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor. I was fortunate he was available. I will book in the future. He explained and helped overall understanding and had an abundance of knowledge and experience. Great TutorOctavian, 1 lesson with Isaak
Isaak is very patient and helpful, explaining useful methods to accomplish my needs
Isaak is very clear with instructions. I am learning Excel and do not have any knowledge of the subject. Isaak is helping me through very difficult concepts with knowledge and insight.Doris, 18 lessons with Isaak
Isaak helped me with the calculus BC Challenging chapters for me and clearing the concepts He was knowledgeable,polite and patient He was great !!! I may get his help when needed in future and I highly recommend himSamina, 2 lessons with Isaak
Extremely detailed and thorough Tutor
Isaac ensures that you make the most out of your time and is efficient is helping to to clear hurdles in test taking and learning the formulas to be successful in learning each type of math problem. My daughter has thanked me numerous times for finding Isaak but I must thank Isaak for finding us when I reached out when I was seeking someone to meet our needs. You will not be sorry.Mikaila, 14 lessons with Isaak
Isaak has been working with my son weekly, he is very knowledgeable and patient. Would highly recommend. We will continue with him as long as needed, my son actually enjoys his math sessions.Darrin, 4 lessons with Isaak
Very Concerned Tutor
Isaak is a very concerned Tutor and strategic in his initial introduction with my daughter. I can't wait to see how her future sessions improve her skills in several areas.Roslyn, 2 lessons with Isaak
tutoring 7th and 11th grade science
Excellent job helping all three kids understand the material. And I appreciate Isaak's flexibility in scheduling. He is a tutor that we have used before in the past and we'll be using again in the very near future!Anna, 3 lessons with Isaak
Smart and patient tutor
Isaak did a great job breaking down the basics of my calculus worksheet and helping me to truly understand the problems. It was easy doing an online session with him -- easier than I thought it would be. I appreciate that this option is available.Jen, 1 lesson with Isaak
Response time: 1 hour