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Les V.

European languages and math specialist

European languages and math specialist

$50/hour

  • 104 hours tutoring

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, English, writing, 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.

Algebra 1 is probably the most entertaining and easiest branch of mathematics besides arithmetic. It is a...

I grew up speaking Hungarian and German and graduated with a Master's degree in French, taught French at Cal State L.A, English, writing, 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.

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

BA, Cal State Los Angeles
French
cal state los angeles
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

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.
Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a high school math and English teacher. I teach algebra-calculus and believe in learning how to do a problem generically. Once you see a pattern, everything is easier. As far as SAT and ACT prep, I teach students to understand how these tests are constructed and then to maximize their scores by quickly recognizing patterns in the questions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a test prep tutor for SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT in math, English, grammar, and reading for the past 4 years. I specialize in teaching strategy and short cuts. These tests are not like what students take in class but are structured similarly and designed to confuse the student. I help remove the confusion.
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

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 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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a high school math and English teacher. I teach algebra-calculus and believe in learning how to do a problem generically. Once you see a pattern, everything is easier. As far as SAT and ACT prep, I teach students to understand how these tests are constructed and then to maximize their scores by quickly recognizing patterns in the questions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a test prep tutor for SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT in math, English, grammar, and reading for the past 4 years. I specialize in teaching strategy and short cuts. These tests are not like what students take in class but are structured similarly and designed to confuse the student. I help remove the confusion.
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

Most Popular

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a high school math and English teacher. I teach algebra-calculus and believe in learning how to do a problem generically. Once you see a pattern, everything is easier. As far as SAT and ACT prep, I teach students to understand how these tests are constructed and then to maximize their scores by quickly recognizing patterns in the questions.
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

Summer

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a test prep tutor for SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT in math, English, grammar, and reading for the past 4 years. I specialize in teaching strategy and short cuts. These tests are not like what students take in class but are structured similarly and designed to confuse the student. I help remove the confusion.
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

COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have been teaching test prep for 4 years. I am a credentialed secondary teacher and specialize in all levels of math, reading, writing, grammar, literature, and foreign languages (French, German, Hungarian, and Italian). I have been teaching on Wyzant for over 3 years and have an excellent rating.
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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a test prep tutor for SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT in math, English, grammar, and reading for the past 4 years. I specialize in teaching strategy and short cuts. These tests are not like what students take in class but are structured similarly and designed to confuse the student. I help remove the confusion.
SSAT

SSAT

4 years of coaching SSAT/ISEE/ACT/SAT students in not only how to do the test but also in teaching the students any content they have not yet had or have forgotten. This content includes algebra, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry as well as reading skills and vocabulary.

Examples of Expertise


Les has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


The right tutor!

Les has been a great help to my son! He's punctual, efficient & professional. I'm grateful for his geometry tutoring so far & I also anticipate him helping with English & Spanish in the future. Les is the guy we needed for academic support & intellectual motivation.

Leah, 13 lessons with Les

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

$50/hour

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Les V.

$50/hour

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