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Victor W.

New Orleans, LA

$120/hour

JHU Engineering Graduate and Experienced Physics/Chemistry/Math Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/11/14
5.0 average from 203 ratings
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— Shayla, Rahway, NJ on 10/9/13

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Johns Hopkins University
Chemical Engineering
Georgetown University
Master's

Education

Johns Hopkins University (Chemical Engineering)

Georgetown University (Master's)

About Victor

Experienced tutor with four years of experience teaching organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, biology, physiology & anatomy, and all math subjects up to calculus II. High yield sessions for quick fixes or exam prep are offered if necessary.

MOTTO:
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

MISSION :
To transform students into independent learners.

METHOD:
I am a results-based individual with high standards. One client has described me as “hell bent” in maximizing my students' potential. My approach is highly individualized and takes into consideration other factors that affect student performance (anxiety, poor foundation, discouragement). I look to do more than improve a single test performance by motivating a student to work more independently and eventually be able to succeed without outside help. I also work closely with parents to ensure the best learning environment is created for the student and to receive feedback to make sure our goals are aligned.

Examples:
Physics --> Greater focus on vectors and calculus concepts even for those not taking calculus-based physics. Allows students to began thinking in a more abstract fashion before they approach the core laws in physics.

Inorganic Chemistry --> Emphasize dimensional analysis (understanding units) over equation memorization. Describe the molecular basis for macroscopic concepts (ex. Titration curves).

Organic Chemistry --> Significant time spent on rebuilding the inorganic chemistry foundation. Being able to utilize acid-base chemistry and equilibrium concepts help students with the intimidation factor of organic chemistry and with learning

GROUP RATES OFFERED AT DISCOUNT:

Although one-on-one instruction is optimal for most applications there are few exceptions where I would suggest working with a partner (maximum group of 3), particularly when learning biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physics for the first time. Group rates can be offered for most situations, but if you are interested in learning any of the above subjects for the first time, it may be helpful to consider the small group dynamic!

CREDENTIALS:
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University

M.D. Candidate (2019)
Tulane University School of Medicine

MCAT Physical Science: 14 Biological Science: 14 Verbal: 11 --> Total 39 (99 percentile)
SAT: 800 Math (First attempt) 750 Verbal 740 Writing --> Total: 2290
GRE Math: 800 (First attempt)
SAT II Bio-M: 800
SAT Math Level 2: 800

STANDARDIZED EXAM TUTORING EXPERIENCE:

PCAT
MCAT (Physical Science and Biological Science)
PRAXIS Math
AP Subject Exams (Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB/BC, Biology)
SAT Subject Exams (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math Level 2)
SSAT
SAT (Math and Verbal)
ACT (Math, Science, and Verbal)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
-Mannina-Richard Honorarium (2015): Fellowship awarded for two exceptional students in anatomy
-George A. Adrouny Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry (2016): Awarded to top score in medical biochemistry
-Member of the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning in the Anatomical Sciences (ATLAS)

OTHER:
-Medical School Teaching Assistant for Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience
-Medical School Notetaker at Georgetown and Tulane
-Industry experience in pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, and petrochemical companies
-Worked in various medical research labs in basic research and applied research
-Former Intern at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certified in NJ and VA
-Former AHA BLS Instructor
-Former Personal Trainer/Tennis Coach
-County tennis champion
-Community Emergency Response Team for Washington, DC
-Planned and hosted 200+ attendee conference for American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Please contact me for more information!
Experienced tutor with four years of experience teaching organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rate negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of New Orleans, LA 70118
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome"

- Shayla, Rahway, NJ on 10/9/13

"Love that I feel involved with my daughter's sessions"

- Jennifer, New Orleans, LA on 1/10/15

"Excellent"

- Andrea, Glen Cove, NY on 9/23/14

"Friendly but knowledgeable math tutor"

- Martin, Woodbridge, NJ on 4/1/13

"Great tutor"

- Paulina, Chatham, NJ on 11/16/12

"Efficient and Precise"

- Damien, Potomac, MD on 4/27/12

"Excellent and very accomodating"

- Wilma, Roselle Park, NJ on 9/4/11

"Great Teacher"

- Darlin, Edison, NJ on 7/22/11

"MCAT"

- Mrs. Gail, Englishtown, NJ on 7/20/11

"Great tutor all around"

- Kyle, South Plainfield, NJ on 2/19/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience tutoring at a local elementary school in all subjects when I was in high school and did so weekly.

Organic Chemistry

I have taught a course in Organic Chemistry I as well as scoring well over the 90th percentile for the biological sciences on the MCAT that includes Orgo concepts.

Johns Hopkins University
Chemical Engineering
Georgetown University
Master's

Education

Johns Hopkins University (Chemical Engineering)

Georgetown University (Master's)

Awesome — Update: Victor is truly an excellent tutor. We are now into the new school year (2013-2014) and my daughter as well as the family is confident that she will do excellent in her courses because of Victor's teaching and mentor-ship. The value you receive that makes Victor a stand out is, for example, when my daughter gets a 95 or 100 on her quizzes and tests he doesn't let her feel that's it. Thi ...

— Shayla, Rahway, NJ on 10/9/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rate negotiable.

Travel policy

Victor will travel within 15 miles of New Orleans, LA 70118.