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Dr. Grigory Portnov
Wayne, NJ; Early_logic_35, pre-school; Math, 1, 1-2, 2, 3, 4 grade, 5, 6, 7, high school

Summary: Experienced educator with a demonstrated ability to teach, inspire, and encourage students.

Education: Odessa State University Bachelor and Master Degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics. Ph.D. in Formal Logic


  • In Ukraine worked 14 years as a Math Professor and Research Fellow for Odessa State University
  • In USA worked as a Senior Computer Specialist, Mathematician Consultant for Brokerage House and Central Computer Center of New-York
  • Teaching Experience in USA: 18 years as an Adjunct in Math for different colleges: Globe Institute of Technology, Berkeley College, Essex Community College, ASA Institute, etc. Developed courses: "College Algebra and Geometry", "Advanced Mathematics ", various programs for distance learning using different online providers.

I have experience with students of all school grades.

Developed special programs Exploring Mathematics for Early Math and Logic, Fun with Math for Children. Created course for elementary school to develop creative and logical way of thinking.

Teaching Philosophy is based on the Singapore Primary Mathematics Package that use the Concrete ->Pictorial-> Abstract approach. I'm using a lot of logic and math games and team forms. After discussion based concepts, I prepare a list of challenge problems. Each session I'm starting from Q and A, and helping in current tests and assignments from regular school program. I try to convey the beauty and power of Mathematics from ancient to modern time to all of my students.

Tutoring Experience: 12 years of tutoring for different schools: Huntington Learning Center, Essex Tutoring, ClubZ, etc. Experienced online tutor. Prepared students for PSAT, SAT1,2, ACT, GMAT, AP Exam, Word Problems, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. Prepared privately school students for state tests and advanced programs.