PDX Remote Tutors Co-founder, Hector Ferran and his daughter Beatrice ended the 2019/2020 school year feeling successful. Despite Portland schools switching to distance learning, Beatrice met all academic requirements– and then some! Hector’s job had been furloughed in March 2020 allowing him to devote full time support to his daughter’s online education through the end of the school year.
Realizing a tremendous amount of time and skill is needed to support a student from home successfully, Hector teamed up with Andy Harmsen to form PDX Remote Tutors. Andy’s experience as a tutor makes him uniquely qualified to assist students through challenging educational experiences.
Like families all over the US, Portland Parents are being forced to pick between their children and their income. Hector, Andy, and the Team at PDX Remote Tutors are here to support their community through these difficult decisions now, and into the future.
As parents, educators and creatives, We bring our four philosophies to every student we tutor.
A quality education should be accessible to every student regardless of race, gender, orientation, religious/spiritual beliefs, legal status, or family income. We work with community partners to ensure our Tutors offer education to all students in a safe, unbiased environment.
Confidence building through self learning
When students independently achieve educational goals, they gain confidence in both personal and academic life. We teach self learning skills to help students develop a true passion for their long-term education.
Creative Skills Empowerment
Every student has a unique skill, talent, or interest. We help students identify what they already do well, and empower them with the support they need to continue developing their unique talent.
Emotional Health = Academic Success
Students who struggle with academic success can experience difficulty in maintaining emotional health. We help students find achievable academic goals that make them truly feel successful and happy.