Over 800 tutoring hours

Victoria C.

Monterey, CA

$39/hour

I teach Math, Russian, and ESL, fluent in English, native of Russia

Background check passed as of 2/24/14
5.0 average from 384 ratings
Best Russian teacher I have ever had!
— Titus, Fresno, CA on 4/27/15

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Graduated from Language School
languages and maths
Oil and Chemistry state Academy
Master's
TKTCambridge ESOL Exam- band4: Europian School - Advanced English
Other

Education

Graduated from Language School (languages and maths)

Oil and Chemistry state Academy (Master's)

TKTCambridge ESOL Exam- band4: Europian School - Advanced English (Other)

About Victoria

I am a patient, dedicated, and experienced teacher. My main goal and great pride is the success of my students. My educational background is Master's in Engineering from Russia, Certificate of proficiency in languages from Higher Courses of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, and Certificate of Teaching Knowledge from Cambridge University. My professional experience includes: teaching Mathematics, Russian and ESL for about 20 years in Russia and since 2011 in the USA. In 2007 I also started teaching online in Skype and later in my own virtual classroom.
Being native of Russia and speaking fluent English allows me to deliver lessons for English and Russian speakers in their first language. It also allows me easily identify and prevent the difficulties that my students may encounter when they study new language.
As a math teacher I know Russian and American schools of mathematics and help my students with understanding core concepts based on their individual experience and with the pace which is comfortable for them.
I work with students from 5 to 75 years old, got teaching awards from EF school, and appreciation from my students and colleagues from Russian school and from Monterey Peninsula college. But my best reward is the success of my students. I apply individual approach, implement modern technologies and create trustful atmosphere with serious fun to make my lessons involving and memorable. My online virtual classroom has interactive boards, video and audio communication and I employ special techniques for memorizing with fun. My Power Point presentations are famous all over the world and I can teach you how to create your own masterpieces. You are welcome to try the first free 30 min lesson live or online, and I am ready to do my best for your success.
I am a patient, dedicated, and experienced teacher. My main goal and great pride is the success of my students. My educational background is Master's in Engineering from Russia, Certificate of proficiency in languages from Higher Courses of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required

Rates can vary $35-50 / hour Group rates depend on number of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Monterey, CA 93940
Background Check: Passed

"Best Russian teacher I have ever had!"

- Titus, Fresno, CA on 4/27/15

"Accommodating!"

- Jennifer, Carmel, CA on 12/18/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Giovanna, Monterey, CA on 12/8/15

"Victoria is excellent tutor for math in session and outside session help."

- Zlata, San Jose, CA on 11/12/15

"Victoria is everything we were looking for in a Tutor of Russian!"

- Tatiana, Watertown, NY on 10/26/15

"Engaging and knowledgeable tutor."

- Olga, Woodland Hills, CA on 5/30/15

"Great tutor"

- Sasha, Seaside, CA on 4/28/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Laney, Seaside, CA on 12/13/14

"Very patient and professional"

- Olesya, Novato, CA on 12/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Marcia, San Francisco, CA on 8/6/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Siri, San Francisco, CA on 5/19/14

"Victoria is a Wonderful Teacher!"

- Tré, Ventura, CA on 4/3/14
Victoria replied on 4/4/2014

Thank you very much! It is my pleasure to have a student like you. Your success in studies and your feedback is a great reward for the job and a great inspiration for our future classes.

"Can't Go Wrong - Highly Recommend Victoria"

- Imran, Niles, IL on 3/22/14

"Patient, effective, and easily reachable!"

- Jayna, Fremont, CA on 3/21/14

"Fantastic and patient instructor!!!"

- Shanda, Herndon, VA on 4/11/13

"Outstanding on line learning experience."

- Barbara, Hayward, CA on 3/24/13
Victoria replied on 3/30/2013

Thank you very much! I do enjoy our classes and always look forward to the next one. I am very proud with your success in studies and happy to have a student like you!

"Language and Culture"

- John, Pacific Grove, CA on 3/3/13
Victoria replied on 3/12/2013

Thank you, John!
You are my very special student, because you study Russian at school and your success is evaluated by school teachers. I am happy that you appreciate my help and that you decided on lessons in Skype and Virtual Classroom though we live very close to each other. Hope to see you sometimes in my Sunday Russian Club.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling

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Algebra 1

I have been teaching and tutoring Algebra 1 and other concepts of mathematics in two languages and three countries for many years. I started as a winner of maths Olympiads at school, completed my master's degree in engineering and worked as an engineer-designer at Institute of Mathematics at Academy of Science before I switched to the career of teaching. It developed my deep understanding of all the aspects of Algebra as a part of modern mathematics and its applications in a real world. Switching my career to teaching and working with all age groups including adult students developed my teaching abilities of customizing the Math content to the specific needs of my students. All this background and comprehension of differences between Russian, European and American schools of Maths, together with patience and clear understanding of the goals of my students make me an outstanding and creative teacher. Individual approach and patience with a spoonful of fun implemented in my lessons move my students to become experts in algebra and other fields of Mathematics. I love mathematics and always do my best to help my students achieve their goals! You are very welcome to ask for a free trial lesson to see how it will work for you or your kids.

Elementary Math

My experience in teaching Elementary Mathematics started in 1985, it includes teaching and tutoring children and adult students in three countries and two languages. I love mathematics since my childhood. I started as a winner of maths Olympiads at school and completed my master's degree in engineering before I switched to the career of teaching.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified teacher who passed Cambridge ESOL Exam and have been teaching English to the speakers of other languages, using Language Immersion and Communicative approach for 18 years.

General Computer

Computers are like people. First you see just the screen, but then your learn its language and it becomes your friend. The more you use your computer, the better assistant and friend you have. As soon as you learn how to use it you will have the whole world on your lap.

Phonics

I am a certified teacher who passed the Cambridge ESOL Exam and have been using phonics as a method of teaching people to read in which they are taught to recognize the sounds that letters represent.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the key to understanding all the concepts of Mathematics. The role of a teacher in acquisition of this subject can influence the life of the students immensely. I have been teaching it in two languages and three countries for many years. I was lucky with my math teachers who taught me to be confident, love mathematics, win all my math contests and Olympiads at school, and enter the University. I completed my master's degree in engineering and worked as an engineer-designer at Institute of Mathematics at Academy of Science before I switched to the career of teaching. It developed my deep understanding of all the aspects of Mathematics and its applications in a real world. Switching my career to teaching and working with various age groups developed my teaching abilities of customizing Math content to the specific needs of my students. All this background and comprehension of differences between Russian, European and American schools of Maths, together with patience and clear understanding of the goals of my students make me an outstanding and creative teacher. Individual approach and patience with a spoonful of fun implemented in my lessons move my students to become experts in all the aspects of Prealgebra and Algebra together with other fields of Mathematics. Many of them grew and chose their careers in business and engineering. I am proud with the success of my students, and always do my best to help them achieve their goals! You are very welcome to ask for a free trial lesson to see how it will work for you or your kids.

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker and a second generation teacher.

I have been teaching Russian for speakers of other languages for 5 years and English for 18 years. I develop exclusive programs for the specific content needs of my students, who have been between 3-68 years old. All my programs are based on authentic materials adjusted to the language level of my students and the range of their interests. I like to use modern technologies and create interactive games to make the process of learning easy and enjoyable for both student and teacher. I know and use different methods of teaching depending on the abilities and interests of my students, but the basic and the most efficient methods which I like to use are Language Immersion and Communicative Approach.

My diplomas and certifications include: a Master’s degree in Russian Language 160 credits from the Oil and Chemistry State Academy in Azerbaijan, post-Soviet Republic, Teaching Knowledge Test band 4, from Cambridge University and Advanced Level of English from Russian Branch of the European School of Education by Correspondence. I also gained a certificate of Higher Language Courses at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation.

Graduated from Language School
languages and maths
Oil and Chemistry state Academy
Master's
TKTCambridge ESOL Exam- band4: Europian School - Advanced English
Other

Education

Graduated from Language School (languages and maths)

Oil and Chemistry state Academy (Master's)

TKTCambridge ESOL Exam- band4: Europian School - Advanced English (Other)

Best Russian teacher I have ever had! — I have been taking lessons from Victoria since last year. I've never had any type of online class like this before. You are in a virtual classroom filled with lesson plans that she has prepared and, in addition, the classroom is very user-friendly. In the past, I used to go to a language school (learning to speak Russian) for several months before starting with Victoria but I was never exposed to ...

— Titus, Fresno, CA on 4/27/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Rates can vary $35-50 / hour Group rates depend on number of students.

Travel policy

Victoria will travel within 40 miles of Monterey, CA 93940.