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Vikki W.

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From struggling students to AP/Honors/Gifted...

$80/hour

  • 1,989 hours tutoring

  • Naperville, IL 60540

"Terrific and superb!"

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About Vikki


Bio

...I love to help.

Math is my specialty - including calculus, geometry, precalculus, and statistics!

I have a Bachelor's of Science from California Institute of Technology (CIT), an incredibly challenging university.

My teaching style is one of:
* LISTENING to see what your student is doing; to learn how he or she thinks.
* ENCOURAGING students to push a little farther; to show them what they're really capable of.
* EXPLAINING to teach what students need, in ways they can understand and...

...I love to help.

Math is my specialty - including calculus, geometry, precalculus, and statistics!

I have a Bachelor's of Science from California Institute of Technology (CIT), an incredibly challenging university.

My teaching style is one of:
* LISTENING to see what your student is doing; to learn how he or she thinks.
* ENCOURAGING students to push a little farther; to show them what they're really capable of.
* EXPLAINING to teach what students need, in ways they can understand and remember!

I have over eight years of experience tutoring math. My students have ranged from middle school to college.

I pride myself on being able to push past any difficulty a student is faced with.


Education

California Institute of Technology (CIT)
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of Naperville, IL 60540
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/16/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Vikki hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer, Statistics

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.
Calculus,

Calculus

I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it. I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers. I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.
Algebra 2, Chemistry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.
Calculus,

Calculus

I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it. I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I completed a semester course on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE's) at Caltech. My course textbook was Elementary Differential Equations, by Boyce & DiPrima My recent tutoring experience has been in working with the Wronskian, the method of Variation of Parameters
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I completed a Discrete math course (included formal logic, graph theory, etc.) in college, and computer science courses that handled automata theory, finite state machine, etc.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers. I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I covered higher-dimensional Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory in these courses: Vector Calculus / Calculus III at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and Math 1b and Math 2a at Caltech (California Institute of Technology), Pasadena, CA.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.
Calculus,

Calculus

I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it. I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers. I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.
Algebra 2, Chemistry, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.

Science

Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.
Calculus,

Calculus

I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it. I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
Geometry,

Geometry

I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers. I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.
Algebra 2, Chemistry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (394 ratings)
5 star
(353)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Appreciate her flexibility

My daughter scored a letter grade higher on her test after two sessions with Vicki. The first lesson was more of getting to know each other and reviewing math problems she already knew, but then the second lesson was right before the test, and she learned a few new things that were very helpful. Thank you. It was especially nice when she charged us only for the time they were together. They finished 5 minutes early, so the charge was adjusted.

Marlyn, 2 lessons with Vikki

Knowledgeable and Reliable

Vikki tutored my daughter in high school geometry, algebra, and advanced algebra. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She broke difficult concepts down into smaller steps, which my daughter found very helpful. She is also flexible in terms of meeting times and places. We highly recommend her!

Denise, 66 lessons with Vikki

Professional, patient.

Vikki responded quickly and met my son the same day for a precalculus tutoring session. My son has a specific learning style, and the first hour was not beneficial to him. He explained to Vikki his learning style and she thanked him for his input and changed her delivery, which was more suited to his mode of learning. The second hour was much better. He really appreciated her professionalism and started to understand the material much better.

Stephanie, 1 lesson with Vikki
Tutor responded:

I actually drove away from that session impressed with your son's negotiating ability & self-awareness. He spoke positively, told me what change he wanted, gave clear reasons, and then we got down to work. I can think of few people who would handle a tense negotiation (where they have that much at stake - he really wanted to do well on the trigonometry quiz) as effectively he did - props to him!

Great tutor!

I needed to study for the ASVAB (military intelligence test), and I only had about a week to do it. I went from a score on the practice test issued by my recruiter of 35 (low) to 67 (very high) in three hour-long sessions with Vikki. She is an amazing tutor - easy to understand, and very patient. Thanks to her, I am going to be able to have any job I want in the Navy, instead of being limited by my poor math scores. Highly recommended! Thanks very much, Vikki! Update: I just took the ASVAB, and I got an 82 - one of the biggest jumps in scores my recruiter had ever seen. I was able to get the job I wanted that is only available to people who score highly - cannot recommend Vikki enough!

Hali, 4 lessons with Vikki

Very accommodating and quiet, patient teaching style

My teens have only had one session (AP Calc) with Vikki, but our initial impressions are very positive. First, she was very good about trying to find a rate that would work for us as well as her - two kids tutored at once-same subject-similar ability, etc. The girls felt very good about their first session and felt that what made her good was not just telling them what to do, but letting them struggle a bit and giving them some guidance as they tried to understand. Then also 'testing' them on a similar problem to see if they 'got it'. Update 12/30/12. Vikki has now been tutoring my senior girls for several months and we continue to be very pleased. She has a very quiet, thoughtful approach to trying to determine what each of them need to work on and has done a great job helping us to figure out where the 'holes' were for one who had suffered a concussion. Lovely, smart and caring.

Carolyn, 41 lessons with Vikki

Fantastic tutor!

Vikki is doing a great job with my daughter. She is definitely starting to understand the material and it is showing in her work at school. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for someone who knows the material and is patient and skilled in tutoring!

Kathy, 13 lessons with Vikki

Excellent Tutor

Vikki was very patient and my daughter found her a very clear and concise tutor. I wish we had found her sooner and we would recommend her highly.

Giulia, 1 lesson with Vikki

Must have Tutor

Vikki is wonderful and a must have tutor. With just to two tutoring sessions, my daughter received an A on her recent Geometry test. My daughter already is showing more confidence in her math abilities. I highly recommend Vikki as a tutor.

Laura, 19 lessons with Vikki

Responsive and thorough tutor!

My son's feedback -- I had questions on a specific math subject matter and Vicki did a great job of explaining the concepts and helping my understand how to apply them to problems. I felt comfortable with those problems on my exam.

Melissa, 12 lessons with Vikki

$80/hour

Vikki W.

$80/hour

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