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Ovid M.

West Covina, CA

$50/hour

Effective tutor for Math, English, History, & Test Prep from USC

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5.0 average from 88 ratings
Patient and knowledgeable!
— Ronnah, Hacienda Heights, CA on 9/2/16

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University of Arkansas
Finance Economics
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Arkansas (Finance Economics)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Ovid

Hello, I am an experienced tutor of 5+ years for high school and middle school students in a variety of subjects. My specialties include math, English, social sciences, and test prep. I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Career and education wise, I recently competed a teaching assignment at an international school in Xi'An, China. Prior to that, I was a student-teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District. I have an M. A. in Teaching from the University of Southern California. My undergraduate degree is from University of Arkansas in Finance and Economics. I am also a veteran of the U. S. Army and during my service, I taught land navigation courses. So in addition to being well versed in school subjects, I'm excellent at not getting lost!

I have always had a passion for teaching. As a teacher, I want to teach more than just facts, but concepts, procedures, and good study habits. I also have a great deal of patience and can work at a student's preferred pace. Because every student is unique, my flexibility can accommodate each student's individuality.
Hello, I am an experienced tutor of 5+ years for high school and middle school students in a variety of subjects. My specialties include math, English, social sciences, and test prep. I am also fluent in Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of West Covina, CA 91790
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and knowledgeable!"

- Ronnah, Hacienda Heights, CA on 9/2/16

"Great tutor!"

- Felicia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/12/14

"Passion for teaching."

- David, Walnut, CA on 1/20/14

"Great tutor."

- Jessie, Chino Hills, CA on 10/26/13

"Outstanding Tutor! Very Patient And Explains Very Clearly!"

- MARIA, Rowland Heights, CA on 10/2/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Econometrics,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
English:
English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Chinese
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a subject that I have tutored a lot. It is a step up from basic arithmetic and some students enjoy having extra help in the subject to help them learn better. Algebra 1 is important as it is the gateway to more advance math courses.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 expands on algebra 1 and it usually involves learning logs, exponentials, imaginary numbers, etc. Algebra 2 is very important as a lot of it are used in trigonometry, calculus, and statistics.

Some students may feel the jump between Algebra 1 and 2 is quite large and I will help the student review the material already covered and show them how it relates to the new material in algebra 2.

American History

History tends to repeat itself. Learning American history is very important especially for Americans as it is part of our heritage. My tutoring experiences in American history include both remembering what happened and why it happened. The "why" is what is needed to succeed in AP history courses while the "what" can earn a lot of points in trivia tournaments.

Calculus

Calculus is the study of rates of change and may seem quite confusing. In high school, most calculus courses offered are AP level and can be a significant jump from previous math courses. I have taken multiple calculus classes and have a good understanding of the subject. Most importantly, my patience and teaching skills allows the student to get the most out of tutoring.

Econometrics

Econometrics is using statistics and applying it to economical situations. With a degree in finance and economics and 4 years of forecasting work, I am well versed in this subject and can help you understand it better. The significance of econometrics is how it is used in real world situations.

Economics

Economics is about analyzing how a society produces, distributes, and consumes goods and services. It is a very interesting subject to learn as the concept affects our daily lives. Supply and demand are explained in this subject and if your student has a demand for a tutor in this subject, I will be more than happy to supply the tutoring needed.

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject as it deals with different shapes. This is a subject that requires some knowledge of algebra. I am well versed in geometry and I can help explain the properties of circles, triangles, other shapes, and of course proofs.

Microsoft Excel

Excel spreadsheets are extremely important in today's corporate world. Learning it early will help a student prepare well for a future career as any job that uses a computer, even for short amounts of time, will probably use Excel. Additionally, it is a great tool to use at home to keep track of personal finances.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I was fortunate to work with PowerPoint presentations at a young age as making those helped my creativity and presenting slides have helped my public speaking abilities. Having the ability to create presentations is extremely useful in today's working world. I can help students learn to use a very handy tool that they will probably use many times in their careers.

Microsoft Word

Word processors are such an important tool for the modern world as few formal documents are fully handwritten. Word is useful in high school, college, and especially at work. Learning the full extents of a word processor will expand the opportunities for a student.

Statistics

Statistics is very useful in today's business world and I am quite experienced working with this subject. I took AP statistics in high school, statistics and econometrics in college, and have done 4+ years of sales forecasting at work.

Students who successfully learn and use the knowledge of statistics may get the feeling that they are a legitimate fortune teller (based off of real data, of course).

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is math based off the triangle and involves trigonometric functions such as Sine, Cosine, Tangent, etc. These can be quite confusing and require a good knowledge of algebra. Trig is a very important tool that is used in other math and science related subjects.

University of Arkansas
Finance Economics
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Arkansas (Finance Economics)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Patient and knowledgeable! — Helped my son with Integrated math 2 class for an up coming test. I was looking for someone to tutor him the last minute,called few people and he was the first available to respond right away.He took time to really explained everything that my son was having hard time and went over every single lessons that he's having problems. We will definitely hire him again for a regular tutoring schedule t ...

— Ronnah, Hacienda Heights, CA on 9/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ovid will travel within 18 miles of West Covina, CA 91790.