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Valentina B.

Wyzant Tutor since 2014, with solid technical and science background

Wyzant Tutor since 2014, with solid technical and science background

$40/hour

  • 730 hours tutoring

About Valentina


Bio

Dear students and parents!

Whether someone in the family needs just a little push in the right direction or a longer term guidance, I am offering my help. School can be overwhelming - I know by experience! Among my credentials are MS and PhD degrees in Physics and Civil Engineering. While in college, I have had teaching responsibilities, as well. With so many technical and language exams behind me, I have the confidence to believe that we can work together and overcome any temporary...

Dear students and parents!

Whether someone in the family needs just a little push in the right direction or a longer term guidance, I am offering my help. School can be overwhelming - I know by experience! Among my credentials are MS and PhD degrees in Physics and Civil Engineering. While in college, I have had teaching responsibilities, as well. With so many technical and language exams behind me, I have the confidence to believe that we can work together and overcome any temporary obstacles standing between you and your goals. The student's age is no problem for me - I have tutored school children and adults alike.

While technical topics are my specialty, I can also help younger students build general reading, writing and study skills. As a mother of two children, I know how to find a common language with younger generations.

Are you an adult who wants to re-enter the workforce or change careers? Then let's work together and make sure you take that GED, SAT, or GRE test!

My tutoring system is based on these pillars:
1. I will sit and listen to the goals you have in mind;
2. We will put together a plan - it is crucial that everybody agrees on what is important and how to achieve it;
3. I will be very thorough making sure we follow the plan;
4. Life happens - if the plan needs revision, we will modify it and then stick to the new plan.

And let me finish with my credo: In school and after school, only systematic efforts will bring good results. Believing otherwise is wishful thinking.

Notes to my first time students (especially Python): if you need urgent assistance with homework or quiz prep, please provide detailed information and attach files. The more information you give me upfront, the better and faster I can help you.


Education

Sofia State University, Bulgaria
Physics
University of Florida
Masters
University of Florida
PhD

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Subjects

Computer

Python,

Python

I am a professional programmer and Python is one of the languages I use quite often in my job. While my scripts are geared toward Geographic Information System applications (backend programming), a considerable part of my code includes input/output operations, flow control, data structures, error handling, functions, classes, etc. All these programming practices are generic enough and I feel I can incorporate them in the study program of any beginner programmer, regardless of his/her specialization.
Visual Basic

Visual Basic

I am a professional software developer, employed by a thriving private company, writing in Visual Basic (among many other programming languages) since 1994. My VB programs are designed to work as desktop applications, Access/Excel/Word addins, web services. In the past few years I've been focusing more on web development, but VB is still my preferred language.

Corporate Training

Russian,

Russian

I am from Bulgaria, my native language is Bulgarian. However, being a child of a teacher in Russian language, I qualified to be a student in a Russian language elementary and middle school. The teachers, all Russian citizens, taught the whole curriculum in Russian. After graduating from middle school, I transferred to a French language high school, where in turn all subjects were taught in French. Though my career now is in engineering, I am still fluent in Russian (reading, writing, and speaking) and French (mostly reading and writing). In the past I have given lessons in Russian language to adult students.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Engineering background plus years of experience tutoring Math on Wyzant
Reading,

Reading

Several years of private tutoring Math on Wyzant.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Engineering and physics degrees, tutoring Math on Wyzant since 2014
English,

English

Qualifications for Geometry: Engineering degrees from US university. Private tutoring for Algebra and Geometry for several years on Wyzant and outside.
Reading,

Reading

Several years of private tutoring Math on Wyzant.
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Several years of private tutoring.
English,

English

Qualifications for Geometry: Engineering degrees from US university. Private tutoring for Algebra and Geometry for several years on Wyzant and outside.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have dual Physics and Engineering degrees. Over the past few years I have provided Math and Geometry tutoring services on Wyzant for middle and high school students, as well as for college-level tests PSAT, SAT, and ACT. My methods adapt to the student's preferred ways of learning but I do require serious efforts from the student. For younger students, I like to invite the parents to be part of the learning process. Regardless of the school grade, my students always see improvement in their grades.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Teaching pre-algebra, algebra 1/2, and geometry to students from middle to high school, including test prep, since 2014.
Reading,

Reading

Several years of private tutoring Math on Wyzant.
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

Bulgarian,

Bulgarian

I was born in Bulgaria, English is my 4th language. After moving to the USA, I made it my goal to keep my children bilingual and my whole family kept speaking Bulgarian at home. My interests span a wide range of topics - culture, traditions, politics. If you are interested in learning spoken Bulgarian, I can provide the learning environment.
Russian,

Russian

I am from Bulgaria, my native language is Bulgarian. However, being a child of a teacher in Russian language, I qualified to be a student in a Russian language elementary and middle school. The teachers, all Russian citizens, taught the whole curriculum in Russian. After graduating from middle school, I transferred to a French language high school, where in turn all subjects were taught in French. Though my career now is in engineering, I am still fluent in Russian (reading, writing, and speaking) and French (mostly reading and writing). In the past I have given lessons in Russian language to adult students.
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored successfully both individual students and groups for SAT and ACT exams.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Several years of private tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have dual Physics and Engineering degrees. Over the past few years I have provided Math and Geometry tutoring services on Wyzant for middle and high school students, as well as for college-level tests PSAT, SAT, and ACT. My methods adapt to the student's preferred ways of learning but I do require serious efforts from the student. For younger students, I like to invite the parents to be part of the learning process. Regardless of the school grade, my students always see improvement in their grades.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Teaching pre-algebra, algebra 1/2, and geometry to students from middle to high school, including test prep, since 2014.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Several years of private tutoring.
English,

English

Qualifications for Geometry: Engineering degrees from US university. Private tutoring for Algebra and Geometry for several years on Wyzant and outside.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have dual Physics and Engineering degrees. Over the past few years I have provided Math and Geometry tutoring services on Wyzant for middle and high school students, as well as for college-level tests PSAT, SAT, and ACT. My methods adapt to the student's preferred ways of learning but I do require serious efforts from the student. For younger students, I like to invite the parents to be part of the learning process. Regardless of the school grade, my students always see improvement in their grades.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Teaching pre-algebra, algebra 1/2, and geometry to students from middle to high school, including test prep, since 2014.
Reading,

Reading

Several years of private tutoring Math on Wyzant.
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Several years of private tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have dual Physics and Engineering degrees. Over the past few years I have provided Math and Geometry tutoring services on Wyzant for middle and high school students, as well as for college-level tests PSAT, SAT, and ACT. My methods adapt to the student's preferred ways of learning but I do require serious efforts from the student. For younger students, I like to invite the parents to be part of the learning process. Regardless of the school grade, my students always see improvement in their grades.
Reading,

Reading

Several years of private tutoring Math on Wyzant.
Russian,

Russian

I am from Bulgaria, my native language is Bulgarian. However, being a child of a teacher in Russian language, I qualified to be a student in a Russian language elementary and middle school. The teachers, all Russian citizens, taught the whole curriculum in Russian. After graduating from middle school, I transferred to a French language high school, where in turn all subjects were taught in French. Though my career now is in engineering, I am still fluent in Russian (reading, writing, and speaking) and French (mostly reading and writing). In the past I have given lessons in Russian language to adult students.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Engineering and physics degrees, tutoring Math on Wyzant since 2014
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored successfully both individual students and groups for SAT and ACT exams.
ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (223 ratings)
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Reviews


Experienced teacher who prepares tailored curriculum of each individual student.

After months of searching for right tutor my 12 yr old daughter, Valentina was a god sent. Valentina quickly evaluated my daughters skill and planned lessons with a goals. She constantly updates me on the each lesson progress to make sure the homework is done. My daughter now is more intrigued to learn how codes are put together in python. According to her, Valentina makes coding fun and easy to understand, Highly recommended for any parents who thinks coding is a must for kids.

Jerry, 4 lessons with Valentina

Great Python Tutor!!

Valentina is such a wonderful tutor! She assisted me in surviving my first Python class. She remained flexible and patient throughout each session. She was always attentive and allowed me opportunities to ask questions. There was never a time she didn't understand the material we discussed and she came to each session well prepared. I will forever be grateful for professional but caring spirit.

Shea, 10 lessons with Valentina

Very good and patient tutor with kids

I will strongly recommend Valentina as tutor she is very good with kids and explain the material very well for them to understand she will take the time to go over the material as much time needed

Deyan, 5 lessons with Valentina

Great communicator, very knowledgeable, patient and kind.

Amazing tutor, highly recommend! Valentina came to the session well prepared to jump right in to my problem, was extremely helpful with my inquiry and provided the guidance I needed for my project. I will certainly reach out to Valentina again for future assistance.

Elyse, 1 lesson with Valentina

Valentina is amazing!

Valentina is a knowledgeable, calm, and patient tutor. This was my second meeting with her and I am planning for every week over some months. She is helping me learn Python without being super stressed out.

Rebecca, 1 lesson with Valentina

She was absolutely fantastic!

She helped me with a project for school that required considerable knowledge of visual basic and did an outstanding job. She was patient and understanding, and helped me beyond what I expected.

Brandon, 4 lessons with Valentina

Patient, Knowledgeable, Reliable, & Helpful

I can't say enough how much I would recommend Valentina if you are looking for a good tutor. Valentina was very patient with me, and helped me learn at my own pace. She was quick to reply back to me for scheduling a session, was reliable, very friendly and kind. She also sent me resources that I am bookmarking for future reference. I appreciate the extra mile she went for me. Thank you Valentina!

Trish, 9 lessons with Valentina

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful

Valentina helped with assignments for an advanced visual basic course where the teacher unfortunately provided little to no resources (no textbook or anything). She was patient, good at explaining concepts, and always made sure I had the tools needed for a working project. I would not hesitate to reach out to Valentina again for future classes!

Natasha, 8 lessons with Valentina

Great tutor

Valentina virtually tutored me an introduction course in Python. She helped me understand generic Python programming such as functions, lists, dictionaries and classes and objects. I recommend Valentina for her expertise.

MICHAEL, 34 lessons with Valentina
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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 40 minutes