Hello! My name is Iulia (pronounced Yulia) and I am a tutor because I love to help people increase their understanding and proficiency in academic subjects, but also because in doing so I help people dissect problems and evaluate them, helping to build students' reasoning, problem solving and communication skills - abilities that are necessary in all areas of life. That said, tutoring is something I am passionate about because the basis of all work and communication involves logic and flexi... [more]

Algebra 1

In Algebra I, I explain to students topics such as: solving multi-step equations and inequalities working and changing between equations that have different forms solving for systems of equations (where you have to solve for a value when you have 2 equations to start with) and how to graph them how to work with scientific notation and laws of exponents proportional reasoning measures of central tendency and data displays factoring polynomials and simplifying them using basic operations and solving for and graphing absolute value equations and inequalities. I also provide students with examples, word problems and practice problems.

Algebra 2

In Algebra II, I explain to students topics such as: how to solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities and piece-wise functions, absolute value functions and logarithmic functions how to work with and solve for different aspects of a quadratic function using different methods of doing so how to graph square root and cube root functions how to work with roots, powers and complex numbers and the basics of working with trigonometric rations and functions. I also provide students with examples, word problems and practice problems. I love to show students the "why" of Algebra, to help students see the connections between the procedures they are doing and the reasons why those steps are necessary to build in students a stronger appreciation for this discipline.

Grammar

I teach English to adult English language learners, so I have experience breaking down the inner workings of English language. Be it mechanics or usage, I would be happy to explain to you how different the English language works in literature, writing and conversation.

Geometry

Phonics

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the area between arithmetic and Algebra I where students learn how to work with variables, balance equations and find the value of unknowns. It is based on just several core principles that I use with all of my Algebra and test-prep students.

Reading

Reading is a complex process that requires being able to decipher a text and using many different skills to comprehend what the text is saying. I can teach students how to read, as well as to understand what they read. Understanding a passage requires the reader to connect what the passage is saying to real life or to something else that was stated (or implied) in the text. The trouble is when students have trouble making those connections or miss what was said, or meant, earlier in the book. As a tutor, I ask students to put themselves in the situations depicted in their readings and consider what the text means by asking different questions and using what questions they have about the text to stimulate connections between ideas, and to draw conclusions and inferences from them. I do this to help students see there is more than one dimension (that is, more than meets the eye) about the matters addressed in the reading.

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at the University of Delaware and as someone who already speaks another Latin language (Romanian) I think of my self as being half a native Spanish speaker because there are many similarities between Spanish and Romanian in grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Also I find that there is a stronger connection between Spanish and Romanian than Spanish and English in how the languages create meaning and that is something I share with my students to help them understand the Spanish language.

Astronomy

English

In English I have worked with high school and college students as well as adults. When I work with students in English, my job is to help them understand passages that they have to read for class, help them write papers, figure out what to write about, and edit their papers. In my approach to tutoring writing, I help students generate questions they could write about that stem from their own interest, and I find that that way, students are able to pen out their ideas more easily. I also teach English classes to adults who are learning English as a Second Language, and I have also helped these students write and edit short pieces.

SAT Math

Math has long been my favorite subject in school, and one of my strongest subjects as well. When my siblings and I were in high school, my parents bought SAT books for us and paid for tutors or tutoring programs for us so we could succeed on the SAT. I still have the books we used, and therefore have number of sources that I can use to teach the test strategy and how to solve problems on the SAT. I will use one book as the basis of instruction, and gather additional examples from the others to provide a thorough preparation for the SAT math test.

GRE

GED

The focus of the GED is to make sure that students have the logical reasoning skills to succeed in the workplace or in a future educational setting. To help students pass the test, I work with them to build their reasoning skills in subjects tested on the exam: reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, social studies and science.

TOEFL

Romanian

Romanian was my first language. I still speak it at home with my parents and on the phone or on Skype with my grandparents. I will teach you what I know.

Elementary Math

If you are looking to help your student with their work, whether it?s focused on the common core, Singapore math or for homeschooling, I am here to explain the material to students and teach them how to reason through it to be able to solve problems on their own. I provide to the point explanations, examples and practice problems so that students will gain the experience necessary to do well in school.

Elementary Science

Handwriting

In instructing handwriting, I will show students how to form parts of letters first (based on the different types of lines and curves of letters and numbers), while showing them how to form those segments on paper. After showing them how to write those sections of letters and numbers, I will show them how to write whole letters and entire numbers, followed by letter combinations (if they are practicing cursive). I will also provide letters and numbers for my students to trace, in case the need arises, including ones with numbered arrows, that show the directions in which to write said graphemes, because I learned in my education classes that they aid students in learning how to form letters and numbers. For students who confuse how to write letters such as b d and p, (which is common), I will teach them left from right and top from bottom to help them differentiate between those letters, and if students are having trouble remembering how to write letters in general, I will provide them with an alphabet strip that has the letters with numbered arrows that shows students how to form those letters. Last but not least, to contextualize the writing practice, I will dictate words and sentences for students to write, or ask them to answer questions to practice their handwriting fluency. Preparing students for this task also involves teaching them how to form punctuation marks and give them examples of how to space their words appropriately.