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Shiraz D.

Brandon, VT

$50/hour

A seasoned Electrical Engineer now teaching Physics in High School

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/1/10
5.0 average from 24 ratings
Gives it his all and then some!
— Kate, Seekonk, MA on 2/29/12

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BSEE Electrical Eng.
UMass Boston
MEd

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BSEE Electrical Eng.)

UMass Boston (MEd)

About Shiraz

I am trained as an electrical engineer and was fortunate enough to spend a rewarding career in that field. I recently decided to change careers in order to teach science and math in high school. I have completed my teaching license program at UMass Boston and earned my M.Ed degree and a MA license to teach Physics and Math.

My involvement in education has been prevalent throughout my engineering career through volunteering at local, regional and state level science fairs as a judge.

My teaching style closely resembles a coaching relationship with my students. It is intended to teach them enough facts and application techniques in order for them to not only be able to figure out the solution to an assigned problem but also to be able to see how that knowledge and ability applies in some real-life situations.

My personal goal as a teacher is to help students see the benefits and challenge in science and engineering careers so that some of them will consider that as a potential vocation later in their lives. This was my primary reason for making a career change.

I have recently moved to Brandon, VT and still getting to know the area.
I am trained as an electrical engineer and was fortunate enough to spend a rewarding career in that field. I recently decided to change careers in order to teach science and math in high school. I have completed my teaching license program Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Will consider lower hourly rate for longer-term multiple lesson arrangement.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brandon, VT 05733
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Gives it his all and then some!"

- Kate, Seekonk, MA on 2/29/12
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math
Computer:
SAS,
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I currently coach students in all areas of Math including Algebra - that covers concepts both in Algebra 1 and 2. I am fully conversant in all material covered in Algebra 2.

Calculus

I have used Calculus all during my engineering career and am tutoring some students in Precalculus and Calculus.
I am very comfortable with the content material in this subject.

Electrical Engineering

I am an Electrical Engineer - got my BSEE at MIT, and practiced in the high tech industry for 30+ years. While I have recently switched career to train to teach Science and Math in high school, I can tutor anyone in any area of Electrical Engineering.

SAS

I have reviewed SAS (Side, Angle, Side) tests and problems, and the material covered is use of Geometry and Algebra and Trigonometry.

I am quite comfortable with all those math subjects in even more detail than used in SAS and do not see any problem coaching anyone in this area of math.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BSEE Electrical Eng.
UMass Boston
MEd

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BSEE Electrical Eng.)

UMass Boston (MEd)

Gives it his all and then some! — Shiraz was instrumental in helping my son prepare for his college freshman year in mechanical engineering. My son decided to pursue this major at the end of his junior year and was quite behind in both calculus and physics. Shiraz patiently tutored my son throughout the summer in both calculus and physics, and my son successully completed college calculas with a B, and is now taking physics and en ...

— Kate, Seekonk, MA on 2/29/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Will consider lower hourly rate for longer-term multiple lesson arrangement.

Travel policy

Shiraz will travel within 20 miles of Brandon, VT 05733.