University of Kentucky (Psychology)
Born in Bulgaria; raised in Lexington.
My family moved here fifteen years ago, and I was enrolled in Julius Marks starting in the 2nd grade. I was accepted into the Magnet program at JR Ewan in the 5th grade, and continued through the Magnet program at Winburn Middle School. In 2010, I graduated from the Math, Science, and Technology Center at Dunbar in the top 1% of over 500 students.
In 2014, I graduated from the University of Kentucky Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology, with a focus on philosophy and literature. I'm currently back at UK's School of Engineering for a degree in Computer Science; I expect to graduate Fall 2018.
I'm proud and very, very lucky to say that I love my job, so much so that I've been tutoring professionally for almost 3 years. But my passion for teaching actually started long before that... I've been helping friends and classmates with school for so long it's probably been since before CentreHole.
I 've tutored Math (prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2, precalc, calc, calc 2), 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 taught kindergarteners as well as grad students.
I'm uniquely qualified to help students reach their potential in a wide number of fields because of my academic successes, and more importantly, failures, in fields from Classics to Calc 3 to Creative Writing. And due to my extensive experience teaching concepts of all types and difficulties to students of all ages and personalities, I'm confident in my ability to effectively teach anyone willing to learn.
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 of ideas can become clear and engaging.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you. Born in Bulgaria; raised in Lexington.
My family moved here fifteen years ago, and I was enrolled in Julius Marks starting in the 2nd grade. I was accepted into the Magnet program at JR Ewan in the 5th grade, and continued through the Magnet program at Winburn Middle School. In 2010, I graduated from the Math, Science, and Technology
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 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.
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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.