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Upen S.

Arlington, VA

$45/hour

Math, Science, Music, Dance (Student-based teaching)

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/17/14

$45/Hour


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Fairmont State University
Economics-Math
West Virginia University
Master's

Education

Fairmont State University (Economics-Math)

West Virginia University (Master's)

About Upen

Being able to change people’s lives by helping them realize their own potential for understanding concepts, and for solving problems through creative methods is why I find teaching so rewarding.

For the last 14 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages in various subjects where I have had the opportunity to help changes lives, and further refine my teaching methods. I have taught in universities, public charter schools, private learning centers, and have also done in-home tutoring.

I use a dynamic student-based teaching method, where I take a thorough evaluation of the students’ skills and interests, understand their goals, and create a learning strategy that will work and also keep them inspired.

The way I see it, they are all connected - Math, Science, Music, Dance. Being able to solve challenging problems requires creative thinking, and proper discipline. My teaching method aims at getting the desired results though dynamic understanding and creative thinking.

I take notes and report all my tutoring sessions to the parents/guardians and students. I also ask for feedback to make sure both the student and the parent are completely satisfied. If not, I will not charge for any classes.

While I do have a 24-hr cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes as I understand there can be last minute emergency situations.

I am able to tutor at my location in Arlington, VA or also at a location more convenient for the student.

I wish you success, and look forward to hearing from you!
Being able to change people’s lives by helping them realize their own potential for understanding concepts, and for solving problems through creative methods is why I find teaching so rewarding.

For the last 14 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages in various subjects where I have had the opportunity to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Arlington, VA 22204
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Econometrics, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Guitar,
Piano, Salsa Dancing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing,
Salsa Dancing,
Tango

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.

Ballroom Dancing

I am a professional Ballroom and Latin dance instructor. I have been teaching for the last 8 years.

I have been certified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and have also worked at various dance studios in the Washington, DC Metro area.

I teach all Ballroom and Latin dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Swing, Jive) and also teach Wedding dances.

Differential Equations

I have a Masters in Economics. I have taken Econometrics, Calculus 3 and taught them as well. I currently teach Differential Equations at a tutoring center.

Thank you,
Upen S.

Guitar

I have been teaching guitar for the last 7 years. I have been playing the instrument for 20 years.

I studied music until college, and have played in numerous bands. I play rock n roll, blues, classical, folk and country. The high point of my experience was playing with the late Johnnie Johnson (pianist for Chuck Berry) in West Virginia.

I work with people of all ages, and all levels. I use the student-based teaching method where I do a thorough analysis of the student's skills, capability, knowledge, interests, and design the lessons accordingly.

Salsa Dancing

I am a professional Salsa dance instructor. I have been teaching for the last 8 years.

I have been certified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and have also worked at various dance studios in the Washington, DC Metro area.

In addition, I teach all Ballroom and Latin dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Bachata, Swing, Jive) and also teach Wedding dances.

Statistics

I took advanced Statistics for PhD coursework in Economics, and also taught high school and college level students.

Fairmont State University
Economics-Math
West Virginia University
Master's

Education

Fairmont State University (Economics-Math)

West Virginia University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Upen will travel within 10 miles of Arlington, VA 22204.