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Les V.

European languages and math specialist

European languages and math specialist

$50/hour

  • 84 hours tutoring

  • Petaluma, CA 94954

About Les


Bio

I grew up speaking Hungarian and German and graduated with a Master's degree in French, taught French at Cal State L.A, math and languages at high schools in the San Francisco area, and Survival French and Italian at various colleges. I love foreign languages and know how to teach them in such a way that the student learns quickly and speaks with a credible accent.

My career has been in sales and management and inevitably it would turn to training. I have trained sales forces,...

I grew up speaking Hungarian and German and graduated with a Master's degree in French, taught French at Cal State L.A, math and languages at high schools in the San Francisco area, and Survival French and Italian at various colleges. I love foreign languages and know how to teach them in such a way that the student learns quickly and speaks with a credible accent.

My career has been in sales and management and inevitably it would turn to training. I have trained sales forces, distributors, and end users on all sorts of products at all levels. I greatly enjoy teaching people how to learn, whether it is mathematics or foreign languages. My goal is that at the end of the session the student knows more than at the beginning.

Algebra 1 is probably the most entertaining and easiest branch of mathematics besides arithmetic. It is a series of puzzles and puzzles can be learned.

The most important tool in learning a foreign language is understanding how grammar works. Grammar has patterns that can be applied throughout a language. Once you learn some patterns you can start speaking, writing, and understanding.

I greatly enjoy helping people learn and really enjoy having fun doing it. I find out what you are doing, both right and wrong, what your goals are, and then help you reach them. Please let me know how I can help you!


Education

cal state los angeles
French
cal state los angeles
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have worked as a business professional for over 30 years as a district manager, regional manager, operations manager, and national sales manager working with business to business and business to consumer companies. I additionally took courses towards an MBA in finance, accounting, human resources, sales, and marketing. Finally I have owned 2 startups, a real estate relocation company and complementary medicine distribution company.
Marketing

Marketing

In my career, I have been a Marketing Manager for a line of software books as well as Director of Sales and Marketing for a 2 dental companies with sales in the millions. I have created sales forces nationally and internationally and trained them on how to market the great variety of high tech products. I have also taken various marketing classes in pursuit of an MBA.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have worked as a business professional for over 30 years as a district manager, regional manager, operations manager, and national sales manager working with business to business and business to consumer companies. I additionally took courses towards an MBA in finance, accounting, human resources, sales, and marketing. Finally I have owned 2 startups, a real estate relocation company and complementary medicine distribution company.
French,

French

I have a BA and an MA in French, specializing in 17th and 20th Century literature. I have been a lecturer in French at California State University at Los Angeles. I was the developer of Survival French classes taught in the San Francisco Bay Area at colleges and adult schools.
Grammar,

Grammar

I speak English, French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish and have had to learn advanced grammar in college in all of these languages as compared to the minimal high school levels. I have also written over 100 term papers, edited 5 computer manuals, and written 2 cook books. I know grammar well!
Hungarian,

Hungarian

I grew up speaking Hungarian even before learning English. I have tutored travelers going to Budapest 3 times. I read, write, and speak Hungarian. A nevem Villányi László és még mindig beszélek magyarúl a növéremmel. Van több Magyar barátom, de a legtöbb sokkal idösebb mint én.
Italian,

Italian

I have taken four years of Italian in college, taught Survival Italian at a number of San Francisco Bay Area junior colleges, tutored private students, and direct an Italian chorus. I belong to several Italian affinity groups where Italian-only is the rule.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I speak English, French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish and have had to learn advanced grammar in college in all of these languages as compared to the minimal high school levels. I have also written over 100 term papers, edited 5 computer manuals, and written 2 cook books. I know grammar well!
Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I speak English, French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish and have had to learn advanced grammar in college in all of these languages as compared to the minimal high school levels. I have also written over 100 term papers, edited 5 computer manuals, and written 2 cook books. I know grammar well!
Writing,

Writing

I used to be so afraid of giving speeches, forgetting what I wanted to say as well as turning bright red! Then I was forced to give a sales presentation to a group of peers and found that it is all very easy to learn and easy to perform. I have given speeches at company functions, at trade show break-out sessions, to large group gatherings, as well as run seminars and teach classes. I can teach interested individuals how to stand, how to speak, and above all how to write a compelling speech.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an extensive background in mathematics having successfully learned Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Differential and Integral Calculus, Engineering Calculus. In addition, I have taught algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and trigonometry at the high school level. I am currently an SAT/ACT tutor in English and mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to having taught French and Italian at the college levels, I currently teach algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, and precalculus at the high school level. My time as an SAT/ACT tutor has opened up new ways of quickly solving problems.
French,

French

I have a BA and an MA in French, specializing in 17th and 20th Century literature. I have been a lecturer in French at California State University at Los Angeles. I was the developer of Survival French classes taught in the San Francisco Bay Area at colleges and adult schools.
Writing,

Writing

I used to be so afraid of giving speeches, forgetting what I wanted to say as well as turning bright red! Then I was forced to give a sales presentation to a group of peers and found that it is all very easy to learn and easy to perform. I have given speeches at company functions, at trade show break-out sessions, to large group gatherings, as well as run seminars and teach classes. I can teach interested individuals how to stand, how to speak, and above all how to write a compelling speech.
English, Geometry, Precalculus

Language

French,

French

I have a BA and an MA in French, specializing in 17th and 20th Century literature. I have been a lecturer in French at California State University at Los Angeles. I was the developer of Survival French classes taught in the San Francisco Bay Area at colleges and adult schools.
Hungarian,

Hungarian

I grew up speaking Hungarian even before learning English. I have tutored travelers going to Budapest 3 times. I read, write, and speak Hungarian. A nevem Villányi László és még mindig beszélek magyarúl a növéremmel. Van több Magyar barátom, de a legtöbb sokkal idösebb mint én.
Italian

Italian

I have taken four years of Italian in college, taught Survival Italian at a number of San Francisco Bay Area junior colleges, tutored private students, and direct an Italian chorus. I belong to several Italian affinity groups where Italian-only is the rule.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an extensive background in mathematics having successfully learned Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Differential and Integral Calculus, Engineering Calculus. In addition, I have taught algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and trigonometry at the high school level. I am currently an SAT/ACT tutor in English and mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to having taught French and Italian at the college levels, I currently teach algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, and precalculus at the high school level. My time as an SAT/ACT tutor has opened up new ways of quickly solving problems.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I teach all levels of math from Algebra 1 through Precalculus. I especially enjoy teaching trigonometry and Algebra 2. Whether you are learning Common Core or traditional, I can help.
Geometry, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an extensive background in mathematics having successfully learned Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Differential and Integral Calculus, Engineering Calculus. In addition, I have taught algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and trigonometry at the high school level. I am currently an SAT/ACT tutor in English and mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to having taught French and Italian at the college levels, I currently teach algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, and precalculus at the high school level. My time as an SAT/ACT tutor has opened up new ways of quickly solving problems.
French,

French

I have a BA and an MA in French, specializing in 17th and 20th Century literature. I have been a lecturer in French at California State University at Los Angeles. I was the developer of Survival French classes taught in the San Francisco Bay Area at colleges and adult schools.
Writing,

Writing

I used to be so afraid of giving speeches, forgetting what I wanted to say as well as turning bright red! Then I was forced to give a sales presentation to a group of peers and found that it is all very easy to learn and easy to perform. I have given speeches at company functions, at trade show break-out sessions, to large group gatherings, as well as run seminars and teach classes. I can teach interested individuals how to stand, how to speak, and above all how to write a compelling speech.
English, Geometry, Precalculus

Other

Marketing

Marketing

In my career, I have been a Marketing Manager for a line of software books as well as Director of Sales and Marketing for a 2 dental companies with sales in the millions. I have created sales forces nationally and internationally and trained them on how to market the great variety of high tech products. I have also taken various marketing classes in pursuit of an MBA.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an extensive background in mathematics having successfully learned Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Differential and Integral Calculus, Engineering Calculus. In addition, I have taught algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and trigonometry at the high school level. I am currently an SAT/ACT tutor in English and mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to having taught French and Italian at the college levels, I currently teach algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, and precalculus at the high school level. My time as an SAT/ACT tutor has opened up new ways of quickly solving problems.
French,

French

I have a BA and an MA in French, specializing in 17th and 20th Century literature. I have been a lecturer in French at California State University at Los Angeles. I was the developer of Survival French classes taught in the San Francisco Bay Area at colleges and adult schools.
Italian,

Italian

I have taken four years of Italian in college, taught Survival Italian at a number of San Francisco Bay Area junior colleges, tutored private students, and direct an Italian chorus. I belong to several Italian affinity groups where Italian-only is the rule.
Writing,

Writing

I used to be so afraid of giving speeches, forgetting what I wanted to say as well as turning bright red! Then I was forced to give a sales presentation to a group of peers and found that it is all very easy to learn and easy to perform. I have given speeches at company functions, at trade show break-out sessions, to large group gatherings, as well as run seminars and teach classes. I can teach interested individuals how to stand, how to speak, and above all how to write a compelling speech.
Geometry

Test Preparation

Hungarian

Hungarian

I grew up speaking Hungarian even before learning English. I have tutored travelers going to Budapest 3 times. I read, write, and speak Hungarian. A nevem Villányi László és még mindig beszélek magyarúl a növéremmel. Van több Magyar barátom, de a legtöbb sokkal idösebb mint én.

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Reviews

Hungarian Lesson

Les was excellent in the first phase of our journey. He jumped right in and began teaching me like he has been doing it all his life. I felt extremely comfortable and that I was going to succeed in my goals. I can't wait until the next lesson.

Dean, 39 lessons with Les
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Les V.

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Response time: 11 hours