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Victor L.

Effective former university instructor

Effective former university instructor

$60/hour

  • 2,030 hours tutoring

  • Frisco, TX 75035

About Victor


Bio

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 9 miles of Frisco, TX 75035
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/6/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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.
GRE,

GRE

I achieved a perfect score of 800 on GRE Math while applying for Ph.D. programs in Mathematics Education. Since then, I have guided many students to improving their performance on the mathematics portion of the GRE as well as GMAT.
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.
German,

German

I lived in Germany for 5 years during my formative years. In addition to elementary school, I attended Beethoven Gymnasium, a leading college prep school in Bonn, and earned very good grades. I continued to take German classes in high school in the U.S. and received a score of 5 on the AP German exam. I have since taken college courses in Advanced German & Translation as well as in German Literature. I also completed a 1-year sequence of graduate courses in Business German Practices and passed a formal certification test in Business German (Pruefung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International) offered by the Goethe Institute.
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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I enjoyed the opportunity to develop rigorous academic writing skills while enrolled in advanced graduate programs including Ph.D. programs in Education, including for the SAT. I also served as a professional translator of official documents and formal letters of correspondence during military service.
Grammar

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, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests also.
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.

Language

German

German

I lived in Germany for 5 years during my formative years. In addition to elementary school, I attended Beethoven Gymnasium, a leading college prep school in Bonn, and earned very good grades. I continued to take German classes in high school in the U.S. and received a score of 5 on the AP German exam. I have since taken college courses in Advanced German & Translation as well as in German Literature. I also completed a 1-year sequence of graduate courses in Business German Practices and passed a formal certification test in Business German (Pruefung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International) offered by the Goethe Institute.

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.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taken a rigorous 1-year course sequence in linear algebra & differential equations for mathematics and science majors as an undergraduate at a liberal arts college recognized nationally for its academics. I received a solid A for my coursework in both semesters and have successfully assisted my peers in understanding the various concepts and methods used to prove theorems and/or solve problems.
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.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken a rigorous 1-year college course sequence in linear algebra & differential equations for mathematics and science majors. I received a solid A in both semesters and have successfully assisted my peers in understanding the various concepts and methods used to prove theorems and/or solve problems.
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, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests also.
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.

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.
German,

German

I lived in Germany for 5 years during my formative years. In addition to elementary school, I attended Beethoven Gymnasium, a leading college prep school in Bonn, and earned very good grades. I continued to take German classes in high school in the U.S. and received a score of 5 on the AP German exam. I have since taken college courses in Advanced German & Translation as well as in German Literature. I also completed a 1-year sequence of graduate courses in Business German Practices and passed a formal certification test in Business German (Pruefung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International) offered by the Goethe Institute.
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, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests also.
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.

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.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

After completing basic military training, I served abroad as an air force officer for three years, earning several outstanding service awards from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Since then, I have successfully guided many students in improving their ASVAB scores by significant margins in a relatively short period of time, thereby increasing their likelihood of entering the military service 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.
GRE,

GRE

I achieved a perfect score of 800 on GRE Math while applying for Ph.D. programs in Mathematics Education. Since then, I have guided many students to improving their performance on the mathematics portion of the GRE as well as GMAT.
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, thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining admission to a college of their choice. Many of my former students have attained a perfect score on the SAT Math Level I and Level II Subject Tests also.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I enjoyed the opportunity to develop rigorous academic writing skills while enrolled in advanced graduate programs including Ph.D. programs in Education, including for the SAT. I also served as a professional translator of official documents and formal letters of correspondence during military service.

Ratings and Reviews


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4 star
(25)
3 star
(3)
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Reviews


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

Personable

Victor is a very personable enthusiastic teacher! He is really helping me prepare for the ACT by explaining math problems so they make sense to me. He also provides a lot of visual break down of math problems which helps me so much since I'm more of a visual learner.

Zach, 3 lessons with Victor

Very Knowledgeable

Victor has made learning Statistics easy and fun. He explained it in a way I could understand. He is so knowledgeable when it comes to math. He showed me ways to use Excel that saved me so much time! I was failing my class and after getting his help I passed with a 96%. Thank you so much Victor!

Michelle, 3 lessons with Victor

Knowledgable and patient tutor

He was very knowledgeable on the subject matter which was proved by telling me how the various formulas were founded .This information was factual very interesting and helped me to tie the formula to how they arrived at making it.This helps one to remember when you have this background information.I liked the fact that he was not only knowledgeable in this respect,but also listened to me and will plan our sessions to ensure test success.

Leigh, 16 lessons with Victor

Excellent tutor and mentor!

Victor is an excellent tutor and he's also a great mentor for my son. He tells it like it is and explains to my son that he must practice, practice, practice! He cares enough to tell my son that he needs to practice at least x amount of problems to increase his understanding of a particular concept. As a parent, I appreciate Victor taking on the role of mentor in addition to tutor!

Lea Ann, 43 lessons with Victor
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