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Valentina B.

Tutor with solid technical and science background

Tutor with solid technical and science background

$40/hour

  • 67 hours tutoring

  • Gainesville, FL 32641

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

Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I am a software engineer and my line of work involves managing various databases. Access was one of my first databases. I have used it to create manually or through code tables, queries, forms, reports, etc. In the past years my interest has shifted from personal to enterprise databases, but Access is still an active tool in my daily activities.
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.
SQL

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, SQL

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

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.
Piano,

Piano

I have taken lessons in classical piano from the age of 6 till the age of 18 in a public musical school. During this time I participated in multiple group recitals and one solo concert. While I am not a professional musician, I have a solid knowledge of theory, good practical skills, and i can easily convey the principles of playing piano to both children and adults.
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

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

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.
ACT Math, Prealgebra

Most Popular

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.
Piano,

Piano

I have taken lessons in classical piano from the age of 6 till the age of 18 in a public musical school. During this time I participated in multiple group recitals and one solo concert. While I am not a professional musician, I have a solid knowledge of theory, good practical skills, and i can easily convey the principles of playing piano to both children and adults.
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading

Music

Piano

Piano

I have taken lessons in classical piano from the age of 6 till the age of 18 in a public musical school. During this time I participated in multiple group recitals and one solo concert. While I am not a professional musician, I have a solid knowledge of theory, good practical skills, and i can easily convey the principles of playing piano to both children and adults.

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.
Piano,

Piano

I have taken lessons in classical piano from the age of 6 till the age of 18 in a public musical school. During this time I participated in multiple group recitals and one solo concert. While I am not a professional musician, I have a solid knowledge of theory, good practical skills, and i can easily convey the principles of playing piano to both children and adults.
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, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent piano instructor

Valentina is very knowledgeable as a piano instructor, as well as, patient with her students. I have learned so much from her in just an hour.

Bernardine, 3 lessons with Valentina

Fast response and really helped with Access.

She responded quickly and helped with the complex lesson of Microsoft Access. We will use her again for other Office assignments.

Scott, 3 lessons with Valentina

$40/hour

Valentina B.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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