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Vivek V.

Saratoga, CA

$44/hour

Sciences, Test Prep, English & Literature, and Biology

5.0 average from 2 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Brandon, San Jose, CA on 7/16/16

$44/Hour


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University of Rochester
Neuroscience

Education

University of Rochester (Neuroscience)

About Vivek

My passion for teaching was founded by my own experience as a student. Throughout my academic career, the challenges I encountered refined my own approach to understanding subjects, and the ensuing success after overcoming such obstacles brought me further love for learning and those subjects. I want to transmit that feeling of accomplishment to students as they master their own subjects, and hopefully foster a passion for further learning and success in any of their other endeavors.

As a top student in both high school, and a scholarship recipient in college, I know the effort and dedication required to be successful, and the impact a good teacher and support system can have on a student.

Having taken these courses in a university setting and performed well in them, I understand the difficulties students face when grappling with the concepts and problems presented in such courses. I used my own experience to work as a T.A for the department of biology as well as to assist students with help in organic chemistry. Ultimately, the skills I acquired throughout this process of teaching and learning have improved my own personal study habits and abilities, greatly benefiting me as I currently endeavor to complete my degree in Neuroscience.

My approach to studying for and acing the ACT is designed to make the process and end results not only achievable, but expected for the student. I personally was able to score perfect scores on these sections through my approach, and students using this approach and process saw improvements in scores as well.

I tutor primarily online and will vary times to suit a student's needs. Please feel free to contact me for more details.

I look forward to hearing from you. All the best!
My passion for teaching was founded by my own experience as a student. Throughout my academic career, the challenges I encountered refined my own approach to understanding subjects, and the ensuing success after overcoming such obstacles brought me further love for learning and those subjects. I want to transmit that feeling of accomplishment to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saratoga, CA 95070

"Great Tutor!"

- Brandon, San Jose, CA on 7/16/16
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

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.

ACT English

I have experience tutoring high school students in ACT English both in person and online. Having scored a 36 on this section myself, I use my tried and tested experience to help students understand and approach the section better, in turn boosting their score.

Biology

I currently work as an undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Biology at my university, creating lesson plans, leading students through comprehensive workshops to develop and teach conceptual understanding and problem solving, and preparing them for examinations. I am a Neuroscience major with experience in biochemistry and genetics as well.

SAT Reading

I'm experienced in tutoring students in the reading section of the SAT. I consider reading comprehension and passage analysis a forte of sorts and transfer that understanding to the student. I use techniques such as seeing through author and questioner intent, all of which helped me to score an 800/800 on this section when I took the exam. These same techniques are as useful and effective for the new SAT and will improve consistency and performance on the SAT.

University of Rochester
Neuroscience

Education

University of Rochester (Neuroscience)

Great Tutor!

Vivek is very knowledgeable in the ACT content and is very effective, and I can see this right from our first lesson. He provides you with many of his own strategies into tackling each problem. Although I struggle a lot with ACT Reading, he is very patient and explains each question thoroughly. Not to mention, he has given me the confidence to take the ACT!

— Brandon, San Jose, CA on 7/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vivek will travel within 20 miles of Saratoga, CA 95070.