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Victoria C.

Providence, RI

$65/hour

Essay and Research Writing|Financial Math|F-1 OPT|Johns Hopkins Grad

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/7/16
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Great with explaining math
— Ellen, Norton, MA on 11/5/16

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The Johns Hopkins University
Mathematics
University of Delaware
Master's

Education

The Johns Hopkins University (Mathematics)

University of Delaware (Master's)

About Victoria

Students of all Ages, Supportive Family Members and Sponsors,

What consistently sets me apart from other tutors is that I use deep mindful listening to truly hear your needs. Then together we swiftly clarify your priorities and I bridge your existing knowledge to the material ahead of you. I call this technique scaffolding and you'll love the confidence it creates as well as your grade results. What follows will help you make an informed decision about us working together. The right tutor-student match is crucial to your success.

I have a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. By improving writing and quantitative analysis, your academic achievement is guaranteed. I am a licensed secondary education math teacher and I taught as adjunct psychology faculty at Utah State University. I tutor full time and write for publications, consult and advise on issues of diversity and inclusion. I service domestic and international college-preparatory, bachelor's, master's, Ph.D/M.D./D.O./N.D./J.D. and professional continuing education students.

As a senior administrator in college admissions, I have read over 5,000 college essays and am fluent in all varieties of written composition. I am also fluent in French. Students and their families say they really appreciate having access to my 20+ years as an Academic Advisor, Career Counselor and Domestic and international Recruiter to Northeast Colleges; they benefit from my ongoing school counselor and accrediting organization relationships.

If you are studying Business, Communications, Marketing, Hospitality/Hotel Management and similar subjects, get the inside scoop on persuasive writing that includes statistical data and visuals from my professional work as a Public Relations Coordinator for Ben & Jerry's, Corporate Headquarter and as Property Manager for AO LLC Investment Properties. I make whatever subject you are studying relevant with real life examples which answer most "who cares" or "why should I care about this" questions. Writing for media relations, internal publications and stock holder audiences is very different from literature reviews and research methods. I show students how to properly use corporate writing and presentation platforms and collegiate formats such as APA and MLA. From the moment we start working together, they consistently score in the 90th percentile.

Are you an F-1 or J-1 Visa international student? My international students so far come from South America, Canada and recently, China. I use WeChat to teach English and tutor students in Wuhan, China. While Associate Director, Coordinator of Alumnae/i and International Recruitment at Simmons College, I drafted an international recruitment plan and oversaw the recruitment of international undergraduates including reading all applications, maintaining a communications plan with guidance counselors and prospective students and issuing F-1 status I-20s as a SEVIS Designated School Official. You'll receive tailored techniques to help you trans-culturally adapt to American colleges and faculty; these tools immediately improve your performance and will help you with the OPT job preparation process.

I am an Air Force veteran and single mother of a Yale undergraduate. My niche with non-traditional students includes single-parents and military/veterans. I offer a flexible online and in-person platform that lets me help you improve performance on a schedule that works for you. Ask me about applying the 80:20 rule of business to studying and test-taking skills--it really works!

Contact me immediately to experience the difference and succeed faster.

I look forward to working with you,

Victoria
Students of all Ages, Supportive Family Members and Sponsors,

What consistently sets me apart from other tutors is that I use deep mindful listening to truly hear your needs. Then together we swiftly clarify your priorities and I bridge your existing knowledge to the material ahead of you. I call this technique scaffolding and you'll
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Providence, RI 02906
Background Check: Passed

"Great with explaining math"

- Ellen, Norton, MA on 11/5/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Schemeker, Wallace, NC on 3/17/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Psychology
Music:
Voice (Music)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, College Counseling, Common Core, COOP/HSPT, GED, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, IELTS, Latin, TOEFL
History:
Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD, Dyslexia, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Project Management, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I teach Algebra I and work very well with deconstructing the concepts that challenge Algebra I students the most. My students have a 100% pass rate on the EOC Math I exam.

Algebra 2

I am an accelerated mathematics teacher at a private middle school and have taught an advanced Algebra I to 8th graders for two years. This includes in depth verbal, graphic, tabular and equation understanding of linear, quadratic and exponential functions. I cover a number of Algebra II topics that go beyond the NC Math I EOC Test. I have good success in helping students differentiate between the real number system properties and the complex. Inequalities, exponents, matrices and logarithms are areas students can stumble on and I help them navigate these by helping them see the "big" picture, focusing on problem deconstruction/proper "set up" and crafting simple formula sheets. I substitute taught Algebra II and Pre-Calculus at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, MA.

Bible Studies

I have Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Course Completion Certifications (CCD) from the Archdiocese of Raleigh, NC. I taught 7th grade Religion for two years at St. Mark Catholic School, Wilmington, NC and was offered a contract to teach Religion prior to having to relocate back to New England. References from the school Principal and Director of Religious Education are available.

I have in-depth Old and New Testament memorized scriptural knowledge spanning 20 years. This includes coursework and teaching in Vacation Bible School programs through Living Hope Christian Church, Williston Vermont (formerly Maranatha Christian Church) and Essex Alliance Church, Essex Junction, VT. I have fluency with both Protestant and Catholic religious formation and worship rituals. I have been a parish cantor for over two decades applying liturgical knowledge to the celebration of the mass.

Business

I have been a property investor and manager for over 15 years. Specifically 6 years for AO LLC, Milton, VT, I Implemented all aspects of commercial and residential property acquisition and management with zero vacancy rate from 2002-2008. After that time I oversee property management companies care for assets.

I also worked for Ben & Jerry's Corporate Headquarters in the Marketing Department as a Public Relations Coordinator during the Unilever merger and acquisition. I have the full range of branding, messaging/press releases and internal and external stakeholder communication background.

Along with the professional experience from my resume below which requires quantitative and qualitative business acumen, I have tutored college hotel management courses, casino gambling management courses, hotel financial accounting courses and research methods courses.

All of these coupled with the fact that I am a licensed secondary mathematics teacher allow me to effectively tutor business students.
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Resume Highlights:

EDUCATION

University of Delaware, Newark, DE: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, French Minor
Public Schools of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC: Professional Educator License, Endorsed in Mathematics (6-9)
Rich Dad Education Elite Business Builder Certificate of Completion

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Diversity Enrollment & Counselor Relations

Direct oversight and administrative leadership with respect to the enrollment of targeted emerging student populations namely: (1) U.S. citizen or permanent visa underrepresented ethnic/ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American), (2) Federal TRIO Program, and (3) Military-Active Duty, Reserve & Veteran
Exceeded ALANA enrollment of 10% target from 4.4% in 2007 to 13,3% in 2012

Initiative Development, Program Operations & Administration

Launched nationally recognized $1.9M initiative for underrepresented STEM students increasing talent from 4.4% to 8.8% in three years producing unprecedented minority student matriculation in science disciplines
Implemented all phases of multi-state Expanding Your Horizons in Math & Science Conference
Supervised counseling staff that resulted in half being promoted
Implemented all aspects of commercial and residential property acquisition and management; zero vacancy rate

Marketing Communications & Travel Territory Management

Oversaw alumnae volunteer initiatives to increase database and double the coverage to 100 college fairs
Fulfilled enrollment goals by collaborating with high school and independent college counselors as travel and territory manager for target populations in IL, FL, NJ, NY-5 boroughs and Hudson region, western MA, eastern PA and Puerto Rico

Curriculum Planning, Preparation, Instruction & Assessment

Taught University Survival & Study Skills Course Psychology 110 to first-year students
Taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra I (6-9); 100% Pass-rate End-Of-Course Math I Test June 2015; 91% June 2016

English

Distinguished in helping international (F-1 Visa), first-generation college, multicultural and continuing education students with increasing writing scores in courses and standardized tests.

I possess a Master's in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware. which requires over 24 credits of humanities and social studies courses within extensive writing. I also was a Public Relations Coordinator for Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream Corporate Headquarters. This position required writing copy for all media outlets and internal publications. I have worked in Admissions/Enrollment for select private colleges for over 6 years and read over 5,000 college application essays. I later performed and continue to offer independent consultant work to help college-bound students with this process. Lastly, I substitute taught 10th-12th grade English--regular and honors-- at Woburn Memorial Public High School in Woburn, MA.

Geometry

I teach accelerated mathematics in a private middle school which covers content from 7th-10th grade. This includes 1-,2- and 3-D geometry basics, extensive instruction in angle/line/polygon construction, proving lines parallel and perpendicular, ratios, proportions and similarities, coordinate geometry, perimeter/area/surface area and volume with 2-dimensional polygons and 3-dimensional solids. I also do enrichment with formal proofs (SAS, ASA, HL, etc.), Pythagorean Theorem, Heron's Formula and Trigonometry (Sohcahtoa) using TI-84s.

Grammar

I am fondly called "the grammar police" by family, friends and students. Grammar is at the heart of quality written expression. I specialized in helping student despite level of vocabulary, write well through proper use of grammar.

Prealgebra

I am an accelerated mathematics teacher at a private middle school and have taught Pre-Algebra to 7th graders for two years. I deliver a hybrid course that captures all required NC standards for 7th grade EOG test completion, Diocese of Raleigh standards for 8th grade on-level and prerequisite concepts for NC Math I that students take as 8th graders. Currently maintain 100% Math I EOC pass rate for my 8th graders. References available upon request.

SAT Writing

As a college admission administrator, I have read over 5,000 college applications and can look at an essay and correlate the SAT and ACT writing and reading scores of the applicant. I have taught and tutored students in writing from middle school through graduate level. I teach English online to international students. As a Public Relations Coordinator for Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., I wrote copy for all media outlets and internal publications.

Let me help you bridge your existing oral and written communication skills to your SAT verbal and writing performance. I call this technique scaffolding and student I tutor love the confidence it creates. They consistently score in the 90th percentile.

TOEFL

I teach and tutor English classes to students in China weekly. I also tutor weekly college students in writing papers and preparing presentations in APA and MLA format.

I grew up in a bilingual home and had my elementary formation education at the Washington International School, an IB school in Washington DC. I understand the challenges facing TOEFL takers and help them overcome and pass the test. I have a Master's in Liberal Studies, served as Associate Director, International Student Recruiter for Simmons College in Boston and provide my students with deeper understanding of American and European customs. There are often subtle differences between communicating with the "Queens" English and American English. The majority of the students I tutor are international or first-generation American: I help them through those English language nuances.

My corporate experience in Public Relations for Ben & Jerry's Homemade , Inc. and my writing for diverse audiences in university admissions allows me to help students succeed in a broad range of English communications. I so look forward to working with you.

Voice (Music)

I am a mezzo-soprano, with professional voice training and sand with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus from 1998-2001 under the direction of Robert DeCormier. I have cantored in the Catholic tradition for over 20 years including wedding and funeral masses. Tutoring voice to improve projection and pronunciation of foreign languages (Latin, French and German) is where I would be of greatest service.

Writing

I possess a Master's in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware which required extensive writing in humanities and social studies courses as well as a thesis: I am highly proficient in APA, MLA and Chicago citation formats. I have taught and tutored students in writing from middle school through graduate level. I teach English online to international students. As a Public Relations Coordinator, I wrote copy for all media outlets and internal publications. I bridge a person's existing oral and written communication to the writing assignments they are tackling. I call this technique scaffolding and they love the confidence it creates they consistently score in the 90th percentile.

The Johns Hopkins University
Mathematics
University of Delaware
Master's

Education

The Johns Hopkins University (Mathematics)

University of Delaware (Master's)

Great with explaining math

My daughter found Victoria's tutoring very helpful. Increased her grade in algebra/geometry a whole level. My daughter is not a math fan to say the least but Victoria explained it and had her understand concepts in a way she could relate to! No doubt excellent tutor , kind and very reliable. We will continue using Victoria. I can't say enough how well she worked with my teen!

— Ellen, Norton, MA on 11/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Victoria will travel within 20 miles of Providence, RI 02906.