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Victor L.

Effective former university instructor

Effective former university instructor

$50/hour

  • 2,676 hours tutoring

About Victor


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I offer clear explanations tailored to the learner. I enjoy demonstrating the process of building the relevant concepts at hand, so that the learner is guided as if by an usher, shedding light to the path ahead through the aisles of a dark auditorium to swiftly arrive at the seat at the start of a performance.

As a private tutor, academic mentor, community outreach instructor, university teaching assistant/instructor in mathematics & foreign language, as well as a parent, I have been a...

I offer clear explanations tailored to the learner. I enjoy demonstrating the process of building the relevant concepts at hand, so that the learner is guided as if by an usher, shedding light to the path ahead through the aisles of a dark auditorium to swiftly arrive at the seat at the start of a performance.

As a private tutor, academic mentor, community outreach instructor, university teaching assistant/instructor in mathematics & foreign language, as well as a parent, I have been a practicing student of effective teaching and learning for over 25 years. Post-tutorial and end-of-semester feedback by former students and parents have often included exuberant appreciation for having helped reach their goal of understanding.

A few of my students have distinguished themselves by reaching the top 10 in the state at open mathematics competitions. Many have progressed to pursue studies (often with scholarships) in demanding technical disciplines at leading institutions including aerospace engineering at U of Illinois, actuarial science and computer science at Purdue, cyber security at Carnegie Mellon, and pre-med at Case Western Reserve. Many have also been admitted to UC Berkeley, UCLA, Emory, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Imperial College of London, and Yale.


Education

Pomona College
Mathematics
University of California
Masters
University of Michigan
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have served as a mentor at the Mathematics & Science Student Center at Cabrillo College and provided academic and career guidance to students aspiring to enter a field of their choice. In my own search for an alternative career as a career changer, I pursued a 2nd graduate degree and had ample opportunities to engage in various career guidance literature and activities at the University of Michigan Career Center. What I took away from my experience can be summarized in a quote which I believe provides an anchor to career selection and pursuit: Where your talents meet the needs of the world, therein lies your vocation.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel professionally almost daily over the past 10 years to perform detailed analysis of complex and voluminous data, and also to present summary findings in various reports at a leading consulting firm and at top insurance companies. I enjoy sharing my knowledge to assist others to become more efficiently productive.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel professionally almost daily over the past 10 years to perform detailed analysis of complex and voluminous data, and also to present summary findings in various reports at a leading consulting firm and at top insurance companies. I enjoy sharing my knowledge to assist others to become more efficiently productive.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have served as a mentor at the Mathematics & Science Student Center at Cabrillo College and provided academic and career guidance to students aspiring to enter a field of their choice. In my own search for an alternative career as a career changer, I pursued a 2nd graduate degree and had ample opportunities to engage in various career guidance literature and activities at the University of Michigan Career Center. What I took away from my experience can be summarized in a quote which I believe provides an anchor to career selection and pursuit: Where your talents meet the needs of the world, therein lies your vocation.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel professionally almost daily over the past 10 years to perform detailed analysis of complex and voluminous data, and also to present summary findings in various reports at a leading consulting firm and at top insurance companies. I enjoy sharing my knowledge to assist others to become more efficiently productive.
Statistics

Statistics

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in statistics topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in both differential and integral calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I received a grade of A+ in high school geometry offered through a local university extension course in the summer between 9th and 10th grade. Since then, I have successfully guided dozens of students in deeply understanding geometric concepts and mastering the techniques of rigorous two-column as well as indirect counter-positive proofs, often supplementing the standard or honors-level curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Physics,

Physics

After receiving a score of 5 on the AP Physics B Exam as a junior in high school, I had majored in physics at UCLA for two years, taking honors courses with laboratory components (using the same textbook as was used at the California Institute of Technology). I have guided many students to success in learning physics since then.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully guided dozens of young and old students in building and sufficiently completing the arithmetic foundation leading to deeper understanding of algebraic concepts and later mastery of algebraic problem solving.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in advanced algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully guided many students in improving their SAT Math scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time. One of my students has recently achieved a score of 1560. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests.
Statistics,

Statistics

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in statistics topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.
Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

For five years, I have successfully tutored in a region where, traditionally, the ACT was the main college admissions test accepted by universities. I have guided many students to improving their scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in both differential and integral calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I received a grade of A+ in high school geometry offered through a local university extension course in the summer between 9th and 10th grade. Since then, I have successfully guided dozens of students in deeply understanding geometric concepts and mastering the techniques of rigorous two-column as well as indirect counter-positive proofs, often supplementing the standard or honors-level curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Physics,

Physics

After receiving a score of 5 on the AP Physics B Exam as a junior in high school, I had majored in physics at UCLA for two years, taking honors courses with laboratory components (using the same textbook as was used at the California Institute of Technology). I have guided many students to success in learning physics since then.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully guided dozens of young and old students in building and sufficiently completing the arithmetic foundation leading to deeper understanding of algebraic concepts and later mastery of algebraic problem solving.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in advanced algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus.
Probability,

Probability

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in probability topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully guided many students in improving their SAT Math scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time. One of my students has recently achieved a score of 1560. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests.
Statistics,

Statistics

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in statistics topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding trigonometric concepts and mastering the techniques of trigonometric problem solving, often supplementing the standard or honors-level curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in both differential and integral calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I received a grade of A+ in high school geometry offered through a local university extension course in the summer between 9th and 10th grade. Since then, I have successfully guided dozens of students in deeply understanding geometric concepts and mastering the techniques of rigorous two-column as well as indirect counter-positive proofs, often supplementing the standard or honors-level curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Physics,

Physics

After receiving a score of 5 on the AP Physics B Exam as a junior in high school, I had majored in physics at UCLA for two years, taking honors courses with laboratory components (using the same textbook as was used at the California Institute of Technology). I have guided many students to success in learning physics since then.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have successfully guided dozens of young and old students in building and sufficiently completing the arithmetic foundation leading to deeper understanding of algebraic concepts and later mastery of algebraic problem solving.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in advanced algebra and trigonometry in preparation for calculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in statistics topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.
Reading

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

For four years, I have successfully tutored in a region where, traditionally, the ACT was the main college admissions test accepted by universities. I have guided many students to improving their scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice.
Physics

Physics

After receiving a score of 5 on the AP Physics B Exam as a junior in high school, I had majored in physics at UCLA for two years, taking honors courses with laboratory components (using the same textbook as was used at the California Institute of Technology). I have guided many students to success in learning physics since then.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have successfully guided hundreds of students in deeply understanding algebraic concepts and mastering the techniques of algebraic problem solving, often supplementing the curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I was an instructor at the Department of Mathematics for 5 academic terms. Students in my sections of approximately 30 students generally performed well above average on uniform mid-term and final exams administered course-wide in lecture courses with enrollment exceeding 500 students. Students have provided very positive end-of-semester feedback on their learning experiences in both differential and integral calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I received a grade of A+ in high school geometry offered through a local university extension course in the summer between 9th and 10th grade. Since then, I have successfully guided dozens of students in deeply understanding geometric concepts and mastering the techniques of rigorous two-column as well as indirect counter-positive proofs, often supplementing the standard or honors-level curriculum with related alternative perspectives where relevant.
Physics,

Physics

After receiving a score of 5 on the AP Physics B Exam as a junior in high school, I had majored in physics at UCLA for two years, taking honors courses with laboratory components (using the same textbook as was used at the California Institute of Technology). I have guided many students to success in learning physics since then.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully guided many students in improving their SAT Math scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time. One of my students has recently achieved a score of 1560. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests.
Statistics,

Statistics

After completing a second master's degree in mathematics focusing on actuarial science (applied mathematics related to finance and insurance), I passed a series of rigorous professional exams on probability, financial mathematics, and financial economic models offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam MFE). Since then, I have guided many students to success in statistics topics in the context of AP or college statistics courses as well as admissions tests.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

For five years, I have successfully tutored in a region where, traditionally, the ACT was the main college admissions test accepted by universities. I have guided many students to improving their scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

For four years, I have successfully tutored in a region where, traditionally, the ACT was the main college admissions test accepted by universities. I have guided many students to improving their scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have served as a mentor at the Mathematics & Science Student Center at Cabrillo College and provided academic and career guidance to students aspiring to enter a field of their choice. In my own search for an alternative career as a career changer, I pursued a 2nd graduate degree and had ample opportunities to engage in various career guidance literature and activities at the University of Michigan Career Center. What I took away from my experience can be summarized in a quote which I believe provides an anchor to career selection and pursuit: Where your talents meet the needs of the world, therein lies your vocation.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have successfully guided many students in improving their PSAT scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing their likelihood of reaching the finals of the National Merit scholarship Program.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully guided many students in improving their SAT Math scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time. One of my students has recently achieved a score of 1560. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,265 ratings)
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Reviews


Great teacher!

Victor helped me understand a math topic that I had no idea how to solve, and answered any questions that I had.

Erin, 3 lessons with Victor

Very flexible and smart tutor, great help!

Victor has a great ability to match his teaching speed with the knowledge level of the student he is dealing with, which makes it very easy to follow and understand his lessons. I'll definitely be using him again

Case, 2 lessons with Victor

Excellent Tutor

Mr. Victor is unlike any other tutor! He explains the concepts in-depth and approaches them from multiple angles to gear towards a student's full understanding! He's extremely passionate about the subject, and you can feel his love for it. We highly recommend Mr. Victor.

Weeda, 17 lessons with Victor

Top of the line quality tutor! Highly recommend!

Victor has basically been the light at the end of a dark tunnel known as calculus for myself. He has gone the lengths of explaining math in a way that is highly relatable to someone not experienced in math whatsoever. He definitely goes the extra mile to make sure the concepts are fully understood, and will notice your weak points and focus on helping you alleviate them. I would have most likely failed the class, but Victor has helped me get a high B on my midterm and an overall A in the class! Couldn't have done it without his expertise! 11/10!

Taylor, 4 lessons with Victor

Very knowledgeable, patient, and able to explain difficult concepts.

I’m just 2 sessions, my daughter’s grade has gone from an F to a B! We are thrilled. He is very calm and patient. He uses analogies to explain complex concepts in real life situations so that my daughter can finally understand them. He is not only very knowledgeable but a great teacher as well, a rare combination!

Charette, 27 lessons with Victor

Excellent, Knowledgeable Tutor

He was excellent and very knowledgeable on the material . He was very helpful to accommodate right before and exam and had received the exact topics before by taking pictures of the material .

Marie claire, 4 lessons with Victor

Knowledgeable, Flexible, Extremely Nice and Experienced

The first session went very well, and my daughter is very thankful to have found such a knowledgeable Calculus tutor. He was prompt, got right to work, and she felt a lot more confident after just one session with Victor.

Leese, 2 lessons with Victor

Great teacher

Victor is a great teacher. He knows the art of explaining the math concepts to the kids. He is very accommodating and easy to work with. We have always had nothing but the best experience with him.

Jaleel, 19 lessons with Victor

Best Tutor Ever!

Our Tutor is Victor He has been helping my high school senior prepare and study for the SAT and ACT tests. Not only has his tutoring helped my son attain higher scores each time he takes these tests, he has inspired my son too! Drake, has changed and matured as they have worked together. Victor's enthusiasm and depth of knowledge have impressed Drake. Victor's excitement about learning and his base of knowledge has made Drake want to be smarter as a young man. For the sake of his future!! He wants what Victor has and respects him so much! Victor has made a long term change in my son that will continue his passion for his education through life!! Thank you Victor!!

Lisa, 25 lessons with Victor
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$50/hour

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Response time: 2 hours