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Virak K.

Falls Church, VA

$50/hr

Reliable, Experienced Tutor from Johns Hopkins

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Reliable, Experienced Tutor from Johns Hopkins

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Hello! My name is Virak. I received a Bachelors from Virginia Tech and Masters from Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy. I have a solid background in the sciences and math, but have a personal interest in learning history. I was awarded recognition for the "Faces of Conservation" by the Wilderness Society in 2010 for being an environmental steward. That year I was also awarded Student Athlete of the Year by the Virginia Asian Soccer Organization.

I believe the key to teaching is patience and communication.
These two principles are important for to allow a student to really learn and build upon the information being taught. My tutoring style is to first assess a students purpose and goals and then see where the student is having trouble in performing. Next, I plan around those objectives to devise a plan to achieve those desired goals. Learning is more than simply just memorizing formulas and data. Teaching a student the understanding of the material involves knowing how things work and why they are important. Once you make that relevant connection, learning becomes much more interesting.


Sports and fitness was also an important aspect of my life to becoming a better, well rounded person in addition to higher education. Playing sports and training taught me great values in teamwork, leadership, dedication, and responsibility. I received 1st Team, All District Honors for tennis my senior year of high school. I have played soccer all my life and played in highly competitive tournaments. Also I have coached a Division 3 Youth boys soccer team for 4 seasons. I currently play in a competitive flag football league with highly skilled players. My understanding of nutrition and fitness has allowed me to help a number of friends lose weight and get in shape.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Nutrition
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Fitness,
Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.

Chinese

I am a native speaker of Chinese being born and raised in a Chinese family all my life. I have been speaking for 27 years. I have tutored Chinese to school age children at temple for 4 years on weekends. I even took a few Chinese classes while attending university and passed with flying colors.

Fitness

I have a long standing history for fitness. I have been weight training for the past 10 years of my life. I have been trained by certified gym trainers at Virginia Tech and at Gold Gym. I have vast knowledge about health and diet needs for weight loss. Being active for the past 20 years in my life has allowed me to maintain a high fitness level and understanding of what it takes. I am able to apply this knowledge to others and have helped a number of people lose weight. I have clients that I can reference for helping them lose weight and maintain muscular strength.

Virginia Tech
Environmental Scienc
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Virginia Tech (Environmental Scienc)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Virak will travel within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041.


About Virak

Hello! My name is Virak. I received a Bachelors from Virginia Tech and Masters from Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy. I have a solid background in the sciences and math, but have a personal interest in learning history. I was awarded recognition for the "Faces of Conservation" by the Wilderness Society in 2010 for being an environmental steward. That year I was also awarded Student Athlete of the Year by the Virginia Asian Soccer Organization.

I believe the key to teaching is patience and communication.
These two principles are important for to allow a student to really learn and build upon the information being taught. My tutoring style is to first assess a students purpose and goals and then see where the student is having trouble in performing. Next, I plan around those objectives to devise a plan to achieve those desired goals. Learning is more than simply just memorizing formulas and data. Teaching a student the understanding of the material involves knowing how things work and why they are important. Once you make that relevant connection, learning becomes much more interesting.


Sports and fitness was also an important aspect of my life to becoming a better, well rounded person in addition to higher education. Playing sports and training taught me great values in teamwork, leadership, dedication, and responsibility. I received 1st Team, All District Honors for tennis my senior year of high school. I have played soccer all my life and played in highly competitive tournaments. Also I have coached a Division 3 Youth boys soccer team for 4 seasons. I currently play in a competitive flag football league with highly skilled players. My understanding of nutrition and fitness has allowed me to help a number of friends lose weight and get in shape.

Education

Virginia Tech
Environmental Scienc
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Virginia Tech (Environmental Scienc)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041

Virak’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Nutrition
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Fitness,
Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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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