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Meet some of our tutors...

Abe

Abe

About Abe
I have been an ESL instructor for 24 years. I was also a tour guide managing tours in 20 different countries in Asia and Europe before immigrating to the US in 2013. I love nature, camping, hiking, jogging and a lot more.

Fluent Languages
English, Farsi and Azerbaijani

Education & Experience
M.A. English Language and Literature, Iran

Aida

Aida

About Aida
I tutor math and chemistry. My hobbies include hiking, cooking, traveling, and learning.

Fluent Languages
Farsi and English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Alan

Alan

About Alan
I tutor computer science, mathematics, biology, psychology, writing and ESL. I love to think about AI (artificial intelligence), philosophy, computer science, and game design. My hobbies include table tennis, drawing, playing the violin, and reading.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Alara

Alara

About Alara
I tutor biology, psychology, math, and writing. I enjoy helping students learn concepts so that they may thrive in their classes and achieve their academic goals.

Fluent Languages
English and Turkish

Education & Experience
In-Progress at IVC.

Alex

Alex

About Alex
I tutor psychology, speech/communication, ESL and writing.

Fluent Languages
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Education & Experience
A.A. from IVC; B.A. in progress at UCI.

Alice

Alice

About Alice
I assist in coordinating the Student Success Center. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about our services.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
M.A. Rhetoric & Composition, California State University, San Bernardino

Alvin

Alvin

About Alvin
I tutor accounting. I was born in the US but attended school in Hong Kong and England. I am in IVC's Accounting Society and VP of Budget and Finance of IVC's Associated Student Government. I serve on IVC's Budget Development & Resource Planning Committee.

Fluent Languages
English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Amber

Amber

About Amber
I am an English instructor at several colleges in the area and a Learning Disabilities Specialist. My hobbies include: hiking, photography, scrapbooking, and yoga.

Fluent Languages
English and Vietnamese

Education & Experience
B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. English, California State University, Fullerton.

Angela

Angela

About Angela
I tutor Maya, Photoshop, TV Paint, and Interactive Media Arts. I love art and animation and enjoy helping creative students thrive.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Science and in-progress certifications for 3D and 2D animation from IVC.

Beatrice

Beatrice

About Beatrice
I tutor American Sign Language and Spanish. I want to pursue a teaching license in Spanish and English and someday create a linguistic program in elementary schools. I love learning new languages and being involved in the community.

Fluent Languages
English, Spanish and conversational American Sign Language.

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Bobby

Bobby

About Bobby
I tutor Maya, 3D printing, electrical technology, HTML, Web Design, and Interactive Media Arts.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Carmen

Carmen

About Carmen
I tutor biology, French and Spanish. I enjoy helping others understand their classes, and my hobbies include reading, exercising, and watching movies.

Fluent Languages
English and Spanish.

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Czarina

Czarina

About Czarina
I am a faculty member in the SSC and in Adult Education at a local college. I tutor a variety of subjects including English and math. Helping students meet their goals is my passion! In my free time, I love to paddle board, do yoga, and bake.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
B.A. in Psychology with a History minor, UC Santa Barbara; M.A. Education with a specialization in Student Affairs, San Diego State University.

Doreen

Doreen

About Doreen
I tutor computer science, math, and statistics.

Fluent Languages
English, Mandarin, and Malay

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC

Helen

Helen

About Helen
I am aiming to obtain a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. My hobbies include singing, songwriting, and watercolor painting.

Fluent Languages
English and Vietnamese

Education & Experience
B.S. in Cell and Developmental Biology, UC - Santa Barbara

Ian

Ian

About Ian
I tutor psychology, sociology, writing and ESL.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Katrina

Katrina

About Katrina
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Fluent Languages
N/A

Education & Experience
N/A

Kilan

Kilan

About Kilan
I tutor 3D printing and computer programming languages.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Margaret

Margaret

About Margaret
I am a faculty member in the Student Success Center and tutor a variety of subjects. It is so rewarding to work with students.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University; M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University; B.F.A. from Chapman University.

Mark

Mark

About Mark
I'm one of the Senators of the Associated Student Government. I enjoy meeting different people and getting involved on campus. I tutor Japanese, Accounting, Economics, Math, and ESL.

Fluent Languages
Mandarin, English, and Burmese

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Morteza

Morteza

About Morteza
I tutor in the computer lab. I made movies for 23 years prior to coming to IVC.

Fluent Languages
English and Farsi

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Navid

Navid

About Navid
I am a biology tutor. Outside of school, I am a huge car enthusiast and love working on cars and taking my car to the track for some competitive, friendly racing. I also play soccer on the weekends and have been playing since I was 5.

Fluent Languages
English and Farsi

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC. My major is Nursing and I'm hoping to eventually accomplish my goal of becoming a CRNA.

Nick

Nick

About Nick
I tutor English, ESL, math, computer programming and a variety of general education classes.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
A.A. from IVC; B.A. in progress at UCI.

Shirley

Shirley

About Shirley
I tutor accounting and astronomy lab. When I am not tutoring, I spend my time hiking, reading, fishing, and snowboarding. On weekends I do tax preparation for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (V.I.T.A.).

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC in Accounting and Business Administration.

Tannaz

Tannaz

About Tannaz
I tutor a variety of courses. My favorite subject is science and I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends/family.

Fluent Languages
English and Farsi

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.

Tanya

Tanya

About Tanya
I am at faculty member at the Student Success Center and tutor ESL, writing skills, history, psychology, basic math and statistics. I enjoy tutoring various subjects because I think it is important to always continue learning.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in History from Cal State Fullerton. I am currently working on becoming certified in Postsecondary Reading and Learning.

Trina

Trina

About Trina
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Fluent Languages
N/A

Education & Experience
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Ves

Ves

About Ves
I help students with Economics, Accounting, and other subjects at the Student Success Center. My hobbies include learning new skills, riding my motorcycle, and reading.

Fluent Languages
English, Spanish, Farsi

Education & Experience
I work in the field of accounting and am currently getting my degree at UCI.

Youlin

Youlin

About Youlin
I am a Computer Information Management and Computer Science instructor at IVC. I enjoy outdoor activities and learning about human and natural sciences.

Fluent Languages
English and Chinese (Mandarin)

Education & Experience
M.S. Applied Statistics, Ohio State University; B.S. Statistics, Feng Chia University (Taiwan)

Contact

Brooke Choo, PhD
Interim Dean, Liberal Arts

Alice Griffin
Senior Lab Technician

T: 949-451-5471
E: IVCSuccessCenter@ivc.edu

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Room BST 110: Library Resource Center

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​Tue: ​  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Wed: ​  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Thu:   ​9:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Fri:   9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
​Sat: ​10:00 am - 3:00pm
 
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