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Lead STEM Instructor

“A truly gifted educator, Pasha is not content with just pointing his students to the answer. Instead, he takes great care and pride in making sure his students understand the material and its concepts to their core.”

Ryan StackpoleRCDS -> Clairmont McKenna

Teaching philosophy

Improvement takes concrete steps, hard work, and happens in defined stages. This process, however, can be significantly accelerated and optimized with the right coach.

I teach in a highly visual manner, emphasizing strategic problem solving – and solving them in multiple ways where advisable. I am able to explain very difficult concepts in simple terms and can immediately identify any shortcomings in understanding and how to overcome them. I emphasize organization, a step-by-step approach, detailing every step of a calculation, and creative ways to execute the math.

Wherever possible, I quickly rebuild shaky foundations in short order.

I have repeatedly and successfully helped students skip an entire year of high school subject matter in less than month or part-time study, routinely teaching students who have missed days or weeks of study subject matter in a fraction of the classroom time it would otherwise take.

Finally, I emphasize hard work, personal responsibility, and do not take kindly to excuses or nonsense. I’m open and – where appropriate, purposefully honest – about what realistically can and needs to be done. We may have fun learning – and that’s how I prefer it – but I’m always clear about what it takes to improve and what I expect in order to maximize our time together.