University of Kentucky (Psychology)
First off, a bit about me: I was born in Bulgaria but have lived here in Lexington over a decade and a half now. I attended Julius Marks Elementary, Winburn Middle, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where I also graduated from MSTC (the Math, Science and Technology Center).
Currently a Comp Sci Major and Math Minor at the University of Kentucky's School of Engineering, expecting to graduate December 2018 with a 4.0 GPA. This is my second degree; I graduated from the Summa Cum Laude from UK with a B.A. in Psychology, with a focus on philosophy and literature.
I 've tutored for over three years now, and have worked with students on Math (prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2, precalculus, calculus, linear algebra), Stats, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Grammar, Writing, English, Spanish, ACT, SAT, GRE, ASVAB, and Chess. I've worked with students on the remedial, general, advanced, and AP/IB levels. I've worked with kindergarteners as well as grad students.
Of course, everyone and every situation is different, but the core of my approach is ensuring that the student is comfortable with the fundamentals of the subject matter, and then buliding from there. By starting with the simple and progressing gradually, even the most complex ideas can become clear.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you and helping you reach your potential. First off, a bit about me: I was born in Bulgaria but have lived here in Lexington over a decade and a half now. I attended Julius Marks Elementary, Winburn Middle, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where I also graduated from MSTC (the Math, Science and Technology Center).
Currently a Comp Sci Major and Math Minor at the
I have four children and over the years, we have had numerous tutors in many subjects. Atanas has been one of the best we have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable with Algebra (really all math) and chemistry. He is prompt and most importantly he relates to my son. My son attends the STEAM Academy and the curriculum in his Algebra 2 course was assigned at the beginning of the semester and the students must take responsibility for the majority of the learning. The teacher instructs but in a very non traditional manner. My son, PR has received tutoring for most of the semester from Atanas. PR was struggling to master concepts, thanks to Atanas, my son has gone from struggling to pass to completing the semester curriculum three weeks ahead of his class (with a high A). PR has spent the last three weeks helping his classmates learn the content and prepare for the EOC. Atanas has taken him from needing tutoring to being the tutor.
If your student struggles academically it is a real self esteem killer. It's heartbreaking. Watching my son flourish under Atanas' tutelage and mentoring has been well worth the expense. Honestly, we have paid as much as $60 an hour for tutors and Atanas's fees are probably lower than they should be for what he provides. You will not regret choosing Atanas!
My son had the pleasure of working with Atanas as his Algebra 2 tutor for the fall semester. Atanas is a fantastic tutor. His knowledge of the subject is outstanding, but more impressive is his ability to meet the student where he/she is and advance their mastery of the material. His ability to teach complex material is very good. Atanas also communicates well with parents and provides feedback after each session about the student's progress. I cannot say enough good things about working with Atanas. Atanas is flexible, knowledgeable and does everything in his power to rearrange is own schedule to work with the student before tests or quizzes. Overall, again, very, very impressive and a pleasant personality as well.
I needed someone to work with me to prepare for the quantitative reasoning part of the GRE and Atanas was extremely helpful. He is very knowledgeable about math concepts and great at explaining things, especially when I needed something explained more than once or in a different way. He was also great at coming up with new problems when I had trouble grasping certain concepts. Highly recommend!
My daughter is in her senior year and taking a dual credit course, Atanas has been invaluable in helping her succeed in the class. He is very patient and knowledgeable and encourages her to attempt to solve problems on her own, providing guidance when needed. We have seen significant improvements!
We tried many ACT Science tutors, Atanas is the best. My kids like his teaching style and the fact that he can explain the answers to them. We are so pleased with Atanas tutoring
Atanas was great. We reviewed concepts that I was having a hard time understanding and he made them very clear for me to comprehend. This was a very helpful session.
I am studying for the GRE and needed help in the quantitative area since I've not taken math since high school. For the first session Atanas determined my strengths and weakness. From there he tailors lessons specifically to both what is important to the test and what I need to work on. He is very knowledgeable and more importantly, knows how to explain math in a way that helps the student remember and understand concepts easily.
My daughter has difficulties with math. Atanas was very patient with her, constantly giving her words of encouragement. By the end of his one hour lesson, he gave her one-sheet summary of the key points of the session. My daughter felt very comfortable with him and confident about herself.
Atanas is extremely patient and knowledgeable in all topics. He was able to know exactly what I needed to work on, provide study help, and aid in raising GRE scores.
He reviewed basic concepts with me since it was our first session, and had study problems to help me prepare for our next session.
I scored 35 on ACT English, October 2009.
I scored 35 on ACT Math, October 2009. You can considerably improve your ACT Math score by having a solid grasp on the fundamental rules of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
I scored 34 on ACT Reading, October 2009.
I scored 35 on ACT Science, October 2009.
The goal of each and every algebra problem is to solve the variable by isolating it to one side of the equation. We achieve this by using the basic arithmetic while keeping in mind using the Golden Rule of Algebra: what you do to one side of the equation, you must do to the other side.
Have taken up to Calc 3 at UK.
5's on AP tests in Calc AB and Calc BC.
Two-time high school chess champion of Kentucky.
Focus on the fundamental rules of geometry as applied to triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, and the coordinate grid.
I scored a 168 Verbal Reasoning and a 164 Quantitative Reasoning on my GRE in June 2014.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Psychology in May 2014.
800 on SAT Math, December 2009.
I scored 740 on SAT Reading, December 2009.
I scored 780 on SAT Writing, December 2009.
Familiar with statistical analyses using both Excel and SPSS.