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Ovid M.

Los Angeles, CA

$45/hr

Efficient and effective tutor for Math and Social Sciences

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Efficient and effective tutor for Math and Social Sciences

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Hello, I am an experienced tutor of 4+ years for high school and middle school students in a variety of subjects. My specialties include math and social sciences. Subjects include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, US history, world history, European history, economics, finance, and business administration. Additionally, I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

I am currently a graduate student at Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California. I am getting my Masters of arts in teaching in Social Sciences. My undergraduate degree is from University of Arkansas with a dual major in Finance and Economics. I am also a veteran of the U. S. Army and during my service, I taught land navigation classes so in addition to being well versed in school subjects, I'm incredibly good at not getting lost.

I have always had a passion for teaching. When working with students, I want to teach them not just facts, but concepts, procedures, and good study habits. I also have a great deal of patience and can work at a student's own pace. Because every student is unique, my flexibility can accommodate each student's individuality. I am also very dedicated in tutoring and want to make sure that each student is given the opportunity to succeed. I hope to leave a positive impact on my students as I feel the world becomes a better place when more knowledge is learned.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Felicia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/12/14

"Passion for teaching."

- David, Walnut, CA on 1/20/14

"Great tutor."

- Jessie, Chino Hills, CA on 10/25/13

"Outstanding Tutor! Very Patient And Explains Very Clearly!"

- MARIA, Rowland Heights, CA on 10/2/13
Language:
Chinese
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Chinese, Economics,
Finance, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a subject that I have tutored a lot. It is a step up from basic arithmetic and some students enjoy having extra help in the subject to help them learn better. Algebra 1 is important as it is the gateway to more advance math courses.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 expands on algebra 1 and it usually involves learning logs, exponentials, imaginary numbers, etc. Algebra 2 is very important as a lot of it are used in trigonometry, calculus, and statistics.

Some students may feel the jump between Algebra 1 and 2 is quite large and I will help the student review the material already covered and show them how it relates to the new material in algebra 2.

American History

History tends to repeat itself. Learning American history is very important especially for Americans as it is part of our heritage. My tutoring experiences in American history include both remembering what happened and why it happened. The "why" is what is needed to succeed in AP history courses while the "what" can earn a lot of points in trivia tournaments.

Calculus

Calculus is the study of rates of change and may seem quite confusing. In high school, most calculus courses offered are AP level and can be a significant jump from previous math courses. I have taken multiple calculus classes and have a good understanding of the subject. Most importantly, my patience and teaching skills allows the student to get the most out of tutoring.

Econometrics

Econometrics is using statistics and applying it to economical situations. With a degree in finance and economics and 4 years of forecasting work, I am well versed in this subject and can help you understand it better. The significance of econometrics is how it is used in real world situations.

Economics

Economics is about analyzing how a society produces, distributes, and consumes goods and services. It is a very interesting subject to learn as the concept affects our daily lives. Supply and demand are explained in this subject and if your student has a demand for a tutor in this subject, I will be more than happy to supply the tutoring needed.

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject as it deals with different shapes. This is a subject that requires some knowledge of algebra. I am well versed in geometry and I can help explain the properties of circles, triangles, other shapes, and of course proofs.

Microsoft Excel

Excel spreadsheets are extremely important in today's corporate world. Learning it early will help a student prepare well for a future career as any job that uses a computer, even for short amounts of time, will probably use Excel. Additionally, it is a great tool to use at home to keep track of personal finances.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I was fortunate to work with PowerPoint presentations at a young age as making those helped my creativity and presenting slides have helped my public speaking abilities. Having the ability to create presentations is extremely useful in today's working world. I can help students learn to use a very handy tool that they will probably use many times in their careers.

Microsoft Word

Word processors are such an important tool for the modern world as few formal documents are fully handwritten. Word is useful in high school, college, and especially at work. Learning the full extents of a word processor will expand the opportunities for a student.

Statistics

Statistics is very useful in today's business world and I am quite experienced working with this subject. I took AP statistics in high school, statistics and econometrics in college, and have done 4+ years of sales forecasting at work.

Students who successfully learn and use the knowledge of statistics may get the feeling that they are a legitimate fortune teller (based off of real data, of course).

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is math based off the triangle and involves trigonometric functions such as Sine, Cosine, Tangent, etc. These can be quite confusing and require a good knowledge of algebra. Trig is a very important tool that is used in other math and science related subjects.

University of Arkansas
Finance Economics

Education

University of Arkansas (Finance Economics)

Great tutor! — My grandson enjoys his sessions with Ovid, and comes out of every session with a very positive, confident attitude. Ovid is very responsive and thorough, and makes good use of the time. I appreciate that he has really tried to accommodate the hours we've requested. ...

— Felicia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ovid will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90012.


About Ovid

Hello, I am an experienced tutor of 4+ years for high school and middle school students in a variety of subjects. My specialties include math and social sciences. Subjects include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, US history, world history, European history, economics, finance, and business administration. Additionally, I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

I am currently a graduate student at Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California. I am getting my Masters of arts in teaching in Social Sciences. My undergraduate degree is from University of Arkansas with a dual major in Finance and Economics. I am also a veteran of the U. S. Army and during my service, I taught land navigation classes so in addition to being well versed in school subjects, I'm incredibly good at not getting lost.

I have always had a passion for teaching. When working with students, I want to teach them not just facts, but concepts, procedures, and good study habits. I also have a great deal of patience and can work at a student's own pace. Because every student is unique, my flexibility can accommodate each student's individuality. I am also very dedicated in tutoring and want to make sure that each student is given the opportunity to succeed. I hope to leave a positive impact on my students as I feel the world becomes a better place when more knowledge is learned.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Felicia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/12/14

"Passion for teaching."

- David, Walnut, CA on 1/20/14

"Great tutor."

- Jessie, Chino Hills, CA on 10/25/13

"Outstanding Tutor! Very Patient And Explains Very Clearly!"

- MARIA, Rowland Heights, CA on 10/2/13
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Education

University of Arkansas
Finance Economics

Education

University of Arkansas (Finance Economics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ovid’s Subjects

Language:
Chinese
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Chinese, Economics,
Finance, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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