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Asher S.

Experienced Educator, helping Math and Chemistry seem relatable, fun

Experienced Educator, helping Math and Chemistry seem relatable, fun

$60/hour

  • 606 hours tutoring

About Asher


Bio

I'm Asher, a Math and Chemistry educator with over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, dad of two kids, and senior food scientist.

I bring focus, energy and care to each session, always finding the unlocked potential in my students. I help turn math and chemistry problems into fun, solvable puzzles.

I'm invested in my students' success: academic performance, future goals, self-confidence and perspective on learning. I adapt my tutoring style to suit each course, helping see the...

I'm Asher, a Math and Chemistry educator with over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, dad of two kids, and senior food scientist.

I bring focus, energy and care to each session, always finding the unlocked potential in my students. I help turn math and chemistry problems into fun, solvable puzzles.

I'm invested in my students' success: academic performance, future goals, self-confidence and perspective on learning. I adapt my tutoring style to suit each course, helping see the broader picture with practical examples, relatable conversation and crisp drawings.

I work with students of all abilities, and have expertise instructing those with: IB/AP/Accelerated Programs, Dysgraphia/Dyscalcula, Autism, Asbergers, Anxiety/Depression/Introversion, and Gender Dysphoria/LGBTQ.

Credentials:
* 20 years teaching and tutoring (public and private middle, high school and college)
* 20 years food science research and development experience (math and chemistry in action)
* TX math education certification grades 8-12 (Scored top 2% for Certification and Praxis tests)
* Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering (2002), Bachelor of Music Composition (1997) - University of WI - Madison

My schedule is flexible around current weekly students.

What to Bring:
*Current Assignments: to have a direct impact on immediate areas of concern.
*Reference Materials: Whether virtual or tangible, I help students identify and utilize the right reference materials
*Notebook & Writing Utensil: Writing solidifies a concept, by processing, understanding and documenting.
*Calculator: an iPhone is OK, but a graphing calculator is best. I encourage liberal calculator use, sometimes Excel
[Graph paper or graphing notebook: advanced topics, as needed.]


Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Chemical Engineering, Music Composition

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Standard rate $75; Currently offering discounted online rates, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/20/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

English, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in Food Process Engineering, which has a heavy math emphasis. I've completed all coursework for Alternative Certification in Texas and passed the state TEXES exam for Math certification 8-12. I've tutored this subject for over 10 years.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an engineering degree, which was primarily chemical engineering coursework (with food engineering).
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

When I was at the Sylvan Learning Center, I assisted with ACT, SAT & PSAT math preparation. I've been helping students with these preparations over the past 2 years, as well.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in Food Process Engineering, which has a heavy math emphasis. I've completed all coursework for Alternative Certification in Texas and passed the state TEXES exam for Math certification 8-12. I've tutored this subject for over 10 years.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in Food Process Engineering, which has a heavy math emphasis. I've completed all coursework for Alternative Certification in Texas and passed the state TEXES exam for Math certification 8-12. I've tutored this subject for over 10 years.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an engineering degree, which was primarily chemical engineering coursework (with food engineering).
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have an engineering degree, which was primarily chemical engineering coursework (with food engineering).

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in Food Process Engineering, which has a heavy math emphasis. I've completed all coursework for Alternative Certification in Texas and passed the state TEXES exam for Math certification 8-12. I've tutored this subject for over 10 years.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have an engineering degree, which was primarily chemical engineering coursework (with food engineering).
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

When I was at the Sylvan Learning Center, I assisted with ACT, SAT & PSAT math preparation. I've been helping students with these preparations over the past 2 years, as well.
PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Asher has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Fantastic Tutor!

Asher continues to do a wonderful job tutoring my son in Algebra 2. He is a fantastic resource, explains things clearly and is very personable. Highly Recommended!!

Lara, 20 lessons with Asher

Great!

Asher helps my son with Algebra 2. My son is a sophomore in HS and really connects with Asher. He finds his teaching style to be very clear. His grade is going up, as well as his confidence. I highly recommend this tutor.

Judi, 8 lessons with Asher

Fantastic Tutor!

Asher continues to do a wonderful job tutoring my son in Algebra 2. He is a fantastic resource, explains things clearly and is very personable. Highly Recommended!!

Lara, 20 lessons with Asher

Fantastic Tutor!

Asher continues to do a wonderful job tutoring my son in Algebra 2. He is a fantastic resource, explains things clearly and is very personable. Highly Recommended!!

Lara, 20 lessons with Asher

Bright (but never intimidating), very kind, dependable tutor

I didn't expect my weekly sessions with Asher to symbolize a safe 'remote' learning space in the midst of Covid-19 but that's what has happened; he's always very understanding and kind in a way that I can tell runs deeper than politeness, so, if I'm struggling with material (which is often the case) I don't feel ashamed of it . That has helped me do well in the class. I'd recommend Asher to anyone of any level but especially to people who might be apprehensive about tutoring because (just speaking from my own experience) I've encountered less sensitive tutors who might just be super good at the subject but explain it in a way that goes beyond me. Asher's good at explaining but is not patronizing which is great. Lucky to be working with Asher on a pre calc class as a returning student who felt extremely out of practice but actually has fun with math these days!!

Morgan, 6 lessons with Asher

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor

My son was very happy with Asher! He explained the lesson clearly specially now when everything is online learning (not all teachers can do that) and my son couldn't be more happy with his results. Thank you Asher!

MONIKA, 41 lessons with Asher

Very good math and science tutor

Asher is helping my son navigate online high school courses in both algebra and chemistry. He is very patient with my very quiet boy and he is very good at communicating with me. In these days of online learning for almost everyone, we feel very fortunate to have found such a good tutor.

Kim, 164 lessons with Asher

Mr. Asher's amazing instruction

He did well! He was very friendly and patient, and awesome! I had to come here because my college puts a limit on how much math tutoring you can get. I already feel prepared to take finals this week!

Josif, 3 lessons with Asher

Knowledge and extremely patient tutor

Asher helped my son with Algebra 2 homework. My son left the lesson with a better understanding. He was patient and thoroughly explained each step. Now my youngest son wants him to be his tutor after hearing my oldest brag about his lesson!

Tamara, 9 lessons with Asher
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