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Iulia K.

Wilmington, DE

$35/hour

Helping students build the skills they need to succeed!

300+ Hours
4.9 average from 128 ratings
Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
— Susan, Wilmington, DE on 1/28/16

$35/Hour


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University of Delaware
Spanish

Education

University of Delaware (Spanish)

About Iulia

Hello there,

I decided to become a Wyzant tutor because I love explaining things to people, anything that I have good knowledge of, especially academic material. While my favorite age group to work with is children, I have also had the joy of working with people of all different age groups, including teenagers, adults and senior citizens.

As a tutor, I work both with students who struggle to understand school material and students who want to get ahead or learn something out of personal enjoyment. I find that anytime someone is new to an idea or struggling academically, it's best to relate the material to them in a concrete terms to make the matter clear. As students become familiar with a topic, they are able to make connections to new ideas more easily and they start to feel more comfortable with material that was once difficult. This also enables them to move on to more challenging problems and even make connections on their own, without assistance. It is my goal is to help all of my students reach their intellectual potential and become self-directed learners.

Whenever I start to work with a student, first I find the current level of difficulty that he or she can work at, and I start by helping them at that point. If the student has a hard time understanding the material one way, I look for a different way to explain it to them so that he or she can understand the concepts in a way that is easy for them. I love to give students the tools to work through questions in a way that makes it simple for them to understand what they need to do, how to work through the curriculum and the reasoning behind every question. I would be happy to do the same for you!
Hello there,

I decided to become a Wyzant tutor because I love explaining things to people, anything that I have good knowledge of, especially academic material. While my favorite age group to work with is children, I have also had the joy of working with people of all different age groups, including teenagers, adults and senior
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Travels within 10 miles of Wilmington, DE 19808
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Susan, Wilmington, DE on 1/28/16
Iulia replied on 3/15/2016

Thank you for your feedback Ms. Susan! My goal is always to help students understand what they need to do and the logic of why those steps are needed.

Thank you again for your feedback!

"Excellent tutor"

- Joan, Newark, DE on 10/30/17

"Calm and patient"

- Melissa, West Chester, PA on 10/16/17

"First session went great!"

- David, Wilmington, DE on 5/31/17

"Absolutely fantastic dual-language elementary math tutor!"

- Yvonne, Wilmington, DE on 3/12/16
Iulia replied on 3/15/2016

Dear Mrs. Yvonne, thank you so much for your encouraging words. It has been great working with your son and I always try to provide enough examples to ensure students master and become comfortable with the subjects they learn.

Thank you again for your support!

"Helpful"

- Clay, Wilmington, DE on 3/12/16
Iulia replied on 3/15/2016

Clay, it's great to have your feedback!

"Great tutor"

- Dave, Wilmington, DE on 12/20/14
Iulia replied on 12/21/2014

I'm glad I could help Dave! It's great to hear your feedback!

"Patient"

- Robert, Newark, DE on 6/14/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Elementary Science, Praxis
English:
English, Grammar,
Reading,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, Praxis, SAT Math,
TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Reading,
Romanian,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Reading
Business:
GRE

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

When teaching Algebra I, it is important to follow 3 rules.
1) First I break down a topic to explain concepts to students at a level and a pace that they can understand and feel comfortable with.
2) Because Algebra I builds on pre-algebra, I always make sure to show students how what they are learning is connected to previously learned concepts. This allows students to see the new material in context of the big picture.
3) In addition to explaining the How of Algebra, I also explain the Why of why problems are done the way they are done.
Following these three steps allows me to teach holistically and build students' understanding of math, and once a student understands an idea, s/he will be able to remember it for the long term more easily. It is my goal to bring that understanding about.

Elementary Math

Since I’ve started tutoring, I’ve worked with all levels of students in elementary math, from teaching the most basic addition and subtraction number facts to first graders, to more complicated concepts of fractions, decimals and pre-algebra equations. I can move slow to provided students with explanations for the tiniest of steps, as well as fast to provide students with condensed explanations when they are ready to move quickly. I use different techniques to help students understand a problem, including numberlines, drawings, counting manipulatives and explanations. My mission is to help students understand math and I will do whatever it takes for students to reach that point.

Grammar

I teach English to adult English language learners and I would be happy to explain to you how different parts of speech are used and how they work together in literature, writing and conversation to convey meaning.

Handwriting

In instructing handwriting, I will show students how to form parts of letters first (based on the different types of lines and curves of letters and numbers), while showing them how to form those segments on paper. After showing them how to write those sections of letters and numbers, I will show them how to write whole letters and entire numbers, followed by letter combinations (if they are practicing cursive).
I will also provide letters and numbers for my students to trace, in case the need arises, including ones with numbered arrows, that show the directions in which to write said graphemes, because I learned in my education classes that they aid students in learning how to form letters and numbers.
For students who confuse how to write letters such as b d and p, (which is common), I will teach them left from right and top from bottom to help them differentiate between those letters, and if students are having trouble remembering how to write letters in general, I will provide them with an alphabet strip that has the letters with numbered arrows that shows students how to form those letters.
Last but not least, to contextualize the writing practice, I will dictate words and sentences for students to write, or ask them to answer questions to practice their handwriting fluency. Preparing students for this task also involves teaching them how to form punctuation marks and give them examples of how to space their words appropriately.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the middle ground where students begin to work with variables and find unknowns. It also involves learning how to balance an equation and can even include solving area problems. These are all things I show students how to solve with expanded examples, drawings, numberlines and even manipulatives to help students understand how to do the problems, even if they are given problems that are not cookie cutter examples that they solved in class.

Reading

In my Beginning Literacy Instruction class in college, I learned how to test for and distinguish between different levels of beginning readers as well as different activities and strategies I can use to help children develop reading, writing and comprehension skills.

This first class in literacy instruction has prepared me to work with students from the Kindergarten level to the second/third grade level.

Romanian

Romanian was my first language. I still speak it at home with my parents and on the phone or on Skype with my grandparents. I will teach you what I know.

SAT Math

Math has long been my favorite subject in school, and one of my strongest subjects as well. When my siblings and I were in high school, my parents bought SAT books for us and paid for tutors or tutoring programs for us so we could succeed on the SAT. I still have the books we used, and therefore have number of sources that I can use to teach the test strategy and how to solve problems on the SAT. I will use one book as the basis of instruction, and gather additional examples from the others to provide a thorough preparation for the SAT math test.

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at the University of Delaware and as someone who already speaks another Latin language (Romanian) I think of my self as being half a native Spanish speaker because there are many similarities between Spanish and Romanian in grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Also I find that there is a stronger connection between Spanish and Romanian than Spanish and English in how the languages create meaning and that is something I share with my students to help them understand the Spanish language.

University of Delaware
Spanish

Education

University of Delaware (Spanish)

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

We are sooo happy to have found Iulia! She is indeed patient and kind and has a zest for helping students find their inner detective so that they understand how math works together, not just about recitation of facts.

— Susan, Wilmington, DE on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Iulia will travel within 10 miles of Wilmington, DE 19808.