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Victor L.

Louisville, KY

$45/hr

Effective former university instructor

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I offer clear explanations tailored to the learner. I enjoy demonstrating the process of building the concepts at hand, so that the learner is guided as if by an usher, shedding light to the path ahead through the aisles of a dark auditorium to swiftly arrive at the seat at the start of a performance.

As a private tutor, academic mentor, community outreach instructor, teaching assistant, college mathematics & foreign language instructor, and a parent, I have been a practicing student of effective teaching and learning for over 25 years. Post-tutorial and end-of-semester feedback by former students and parents have often included exuberant appreciation for having helped reach their goal of understanding. Several of my recent students have included partial or full scholarship recipients to major in quantitative fields at leading universities, including the Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky.

"Awesome Tutor"

- TANNER, Goshen, KY on 1/17/14

"Excellent tutor and mentor!"

- Lea Ann , Prospect, KY on 12/8/14

"Above and beyond expectations."

- Patti, Prospect, KY on 9/23/13

"Best tutor! "

- Haleh, Louisville, KY on 5/1/13

"Great Knowledgeable tutor!"

- SV, Louisville, KY on 2/18/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Biostatistics, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
German,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
German,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I have successfully taught Pre-Calculus and Calculus as a university teaching assistant for several academic terms. I also have taught Pre-Calculus and Calculus as an instructor at the University of Michigan while a graduate student.

Students in my discussion sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. My former students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in both differential and integral calculus.

Career Development

I have served as a mentor at the Mathematics & Science Student Center at Cabrillo College and provided academic and career guidance to students aspiring to enter a field of their choice. In my own search for an alternative career as a career changer, I pursued a 2nd graduate degree and had ample opportunities to engage in various career guidance literature and activities at the University of Michigan Career Center. What I took away from my experience can be summarized in a quote which I believe provides an anchor to career selection and pursuit: Where your talents meet the needs of the world, therein lies your vocation.

Differential Equations

I have taken a rigorous 1-year course sequence in linear algebra & differential equations for mathematics and science majors as an undergraduate at a liberal arts college recognized nationally for its academics. I received a solid A for my coursework in both semesters and have successfully assisted my peers in understanding the various concepts and methods used to prove theorems and/or solve problems.

German

I lived and went to school in Germany, including a college prep school (known as Gymnasium (as opposed to Realschule or Hauptschule)), for several years during my formative years. I continued to take German classes in high school in the U.S. (received a score of 5 on the AP German test) and have taken college courses in Advanced German & Translation as well as in German Literature. I also have taken a 1-year sequence of graduate courses in Business German Practices and earned a grade of A- on a formal test on Business German proficiency (Pruefung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International) offered by the Goethe Institute.

Microsoft Access

I have taken a formal college course in computer information systems which included an introduction to MS Access in its curriculum. After earning the grade of A upon completing the course, I have applied and further increased my knowledge of Access in a professional setting for a number of years in the context of actuarial analysis at leading insurance companies. Most recently, I transformed the way data for a monthly dashboard (for senior managers, showing actual to expected ratios of claims & premiums by state) was processed earlier this year. Originally, the dashboard had relied on data processed in Excel, but now it draws data processed in Access.

Precalculus

In addition to many years of private tutoring in Pre-calculus, I have successfully taught Pre-calculus (and Calculus) as a university teaching assistant for several academic terms. I also have taught Pre-Calculus (and Calculus) as an instructor at the University of Michigan while a graduate student.

Students in my discussion sections (of approximately 30 students per section) generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. My former students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experience.

Pomona College
Mathematics
University of California
Master's
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Pomona College (Mathematics)

University of California (Master's)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Awesome Tutor — Very patient with me. When I have a test he works in an extra session if I want it. Calculus would be hard to pass without him ...

— TANNER, Goshen, KY on 1/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Victor will travel within 12 miles of Louisville, KY 40241.


About Victor

I offer clear explanations tailored to the learner. I enjoy demonstrating the process of building the concepts at hand, so that the learner is guided as if by an usher, shedding light to the path ahead through the aisles of a dark auditorium to swiftly arrive at the seat at the start of a performance.

As a private tutor, academic mentor, community outreach instructor, teaching assistant, college mathematics & foreign language instructor, and a parent, I have been a practicing student of effective teaching and learning for over 25 years. Post-tutorial and end-of-semester feedback by former students and parents have often included exuberant appreciation for having helped reach their goal of understanding. Several of my recent students have included partial or full scholarship recipients to major in quantitative fields at leading universities, including the Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor"

- TANNER, Goshen, KY on 1/17/14

"Excellent tutor and mentor!"

- Lea Ann , Prospect, KY on 12/8/14

"Above and beyond expectations."

- Patti, Prospect, KY on 9/23/13

"Best tutor! "

- Haleh, Louisville, KY on 5/1/13

"Great Knowledgeable tutor!"

- SV, Louisville, KY on 2/18/13

Education

Pomona College
Mathematics
University of California
Master's
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Pomona College (Mathematics)

University of California (Master's)

University of Michigan (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Louisville, KY 40241

Victor’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Biostatistics, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
German,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
German,
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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