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Olga J.

Muscatine, IA

$35/hr

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21 Ratings
 
 
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Fabulous tutor!
— Erin, Huntington Beach, CA on 9/30/12

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Poltava State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
Master's

Education

Poltava State Pedagogical University, Ukraine (Master's)

About Olga

Hi! I have Master's Degree in teaching English as a Second Language, Ukrainian Language and Literature and Foreign Literature. I have been teaching since 2002. I am certificated to teach English and ESL in CA, and K-12 ESL, 5-12 Mildly Disabled in Iowa. I have taught English as a Second Language both in Ukraine and the United States. I worked with students of different ages and levels of English proficiency.

During my teaching career as ESL teacher I tutored students in Algebra 1, Geometry as well as team-taught Social Studies and English. I am also fluent in Russian and Ukrainian and can help you to learn one of these languages. I can provide homework support in Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry.
I love to teach and help others to succeed. My goal is to make a difference in every student. Looking forward to hear from you soon!
Hi! I have Master's Degree in teaching English as a Second Language, Ukrainian Language and Literature and Foreign Literature. I have been teaching since 2002. I am Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I require 4 hours cancellation notice. If the lesson was canceled, skipped, or rescheduled without a notice, I will have to charge half of the hour rate to your account.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Muscatine, IA 52761
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Erin, Huntington Beach, CA on 9/30/12

"Unprofessional!"

- Sam, Whittier, CA on 10/14/12
Olga replied on 10/17/2012

Sam,
I am sorry, that you suddenly have changed your opinion about me as a tutor.

As to somewhat a rebuttal to your dismal review, we should examine a few details surrounding your inaccurate recollection. I am assuming the review is based on one of the three lessons you failed to show for, but yet failed to notify me. Even with all the missed appointments and changes, I went out of my way to accommodate you ever changing schedule. As I recall, the night before our last scheduled lesson, you had removed your account from Wyzant. Then you were not able to notify me about cancellation. I assumed you did not want to take lessons anymore.
There was no communication between us for over a month, and your profile on Wyzant was inactive. So, I was taken by surprise when I read your review.
I take what I do very serious and strive hard to be the best teacher I can be. Tutoring you was a joy and I thought you were learning a lot. I had always received 5 stars from you. To be honest, I was disappointed when you stopped taking lessons.
Unsure what happened on the three days that you could not get a hold of me, maybe solar flares or some phone company glitch, but I am sure glad the rest of my clients did not have the same problem. Again, I enjoyed tutoring you, and sorry that you have a low opinion of me for something I had no control over. I wish you the best and hope you continue with your studies.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading,
Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Reading,
SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED,
SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian

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ACT Math

Prealgebra, Algebra questions based on using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value;properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations.

Algebra 1

1. Expressions, equations, and functions.
2. Properties of real numbers.
3. Solving linear equations.
4. Graphing linear equations and functions.
5. Writing linear equations.
6. Solving and graphing linear inequalities.
7. Systems of equations and inequalities.
8. Exponents and exponential functions.
9. Polynomials and factoring,
10. Quadratic equations and functions.

Algebra 2

1. Expressions, equations, and functions.
2. Properties of real numbers.
3. Solving linear equations.
4. Graphing linear equations and functions.
5. Writing linear equations.
6. Solving and graphing linear inequalities.
7. Systems of equations and inequalities.
8. Exponents and exponential functions.
9. Polynomials and factoring,
10. Quadratic equations and functions.

ASVAB

Arithmetic reasoning, mathematics knowledge

ESL/ESOL

English as a Second Language for those who would like to learn English. The main focus is on four domains: speaking, reading, writing, listening. Also includes grammar.

GED

I can help with the math part of the GED test.

Geometry

1. Essentials of geometry ( midpoint, distance, perimeter, area, angles, polygons)
2. Congruent triangles.
3. Right triangles and trigonometry ( Pythagorean theorem, tangent, sine, cosine ratios)
4. Quadrilaterals

Prealgebra

1. Algebraic expressions and integers.
2. Solving one-step equations and inequalities,
3. Decimals and equations.
4. Factors, fractions, and exponents.
5. Operations with fractions.
6. Ratios, proportions, and percents.
7. Solving equations and inequalities.
8. Linear functions and graphing.
9. Area and volume.
10. Right triangles in Algebra.

Reading

Reading using different reading strategies to improve reading comprehension.

Russian

Want to learn some Russian? Russian is my native language. I can teach you speak, read, write in Russian.

TOEFL

TOEFL for those who would like to learn English. The main focus is on four domains: speaking, reading, writing, listening. Also includes grammar. This is not TOEFL test preparation.

Trigonometry

1. Sine.
2. Cosine.
3. Tangent.
4. Cosecant.
5. Secant.
6. Cotangent.
7. Law of Sine.
8. Law of Cosine.
9. Law of Tangent.

Poltava State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
Master's

Education

Poltava State Pedagogical University, Ukraine (Master's)

Fabulous tutor! — Olga is tutoring my daughter in Algebra. She is very understanding of her needs and is extremely patient. I am so happy I was able to find a tutor at a reasonable price. She is punctual and very proficient. I would recommend her very highly. ...

— Erin, Huntington Beach, CA on 9/30/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I require 4 hours cancellation notice. If the lesson was canceled, skipped, or rescheduled without a notice, I will have to charge half of the hour rate to your account.

Travel policy

Olga will travel within 1 miles of Muscatine, IA 52761.

Background Check Status for Olga J.

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