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Student Success Center:

Meet some of our tutors...


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

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

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


Alex

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

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
A.A. from IVC; B.A. in progress at CSU-Fullerton.


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 Bernadino


Alvin

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

Fluent Languages
English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


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.


Amin

About Amin
I tutor chemistry, physics, mathematics, economics, writing, and ESL. I enjoy helping my colleagues achieve their goals.

Fluent Languages
English and Farsi

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Andy

About Andy
I tutor chemistry, math, physics, ESL and writing. I enjoy helping students learn concepts for their classes.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Irvine.


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.


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.


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

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

Fluent Languages
English, Mandarin, and Malay

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC


Furat

About Furat
I tutor in the computer lab.

Fluent Languages
English and Arabic

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Gita

About Gita
I tutor math and computer programming languages.

Fluent Languages
English and Farsi

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Hala

About Hala
I am a faculty member of the Student Success Center and have taught several education courses at UCI and other universities across the USA. I enjoy tutoring English, ESL and Writing, as well as Political Science and other general education courses.

Fluent Languages
English and Arabic

Education & Experience
Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning from University of Minnesota Duluth; MPA in Political Science from University of Manitoba, Canada.


Harold

About Harold
I am a College Reading instructor at several colleges in the area. I enjoy writing books, running and eating healthy food, and learning new languages. Established an ESL institute on the island of Guam which served students from all over Asia.

Fluent Languages
English and some Korean

Education & Experience
M.S. in Education with a Major in Reading; some coursework towards an Ed.D in Adult Continuing education.


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

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

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Jason

About Jason
I tutor accounting and economics. I love to get involved, as I'm an avid member of the Association Student Government and the president of the Accounting Society. I'm all about business

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Joon

About Joon
I tutor Computer Science.

Fluent Languages
English and Korean

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Joseph

About Joseph
I tutor all levels of math, physics and chemistry, as well as Matlab, Solidworks, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Fluent Languages
English and Indonesian

Education & Experience
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine.


Juliana

About Juliana
I tutor writing, ESL, math and economics.

Fluent Languages
English and Spanish

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Kevin

About Kevin
I tutor math as well as other subjects. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, playing guitar, and exercising.

Fluent Languages
English and Spanish

Education & Experience
A.S. in Engineering from OCC; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in-progress at UCI.


Kilan

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

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Lexi

About Lexi
I tutor Communication, ESL and Writing.

Fluent Languages
English and Spanish

Education & Experience
B.A. in-progress at CSU-Fullerton in Communications; A.A. from IVC.


Liz

About Liz
I tutor math, economics, and several computer languages.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-process at IVC


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

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

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

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

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.


Sarah

About Sarah
I tutor over at CAANAPI now in B353, IVC's new Asian American Learning Resource Center, so come visit me there! I tutor ESL, writing, statistics and anthropology. I enjoy singing and music.

Fluent Languages
Urdu, Hindi, English and Spanish

Education & Experience
In-progress at IVC.


Ms. Johnson

About Ms. Johnson
I am an reading and English instructor at several schools in the area.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
M.S. in Reading and B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU-Fullerton.


Sophie

About Sophie
I am an Economics instructor. I also enjoy tutoring French, math, writing, and other additional subjects.

Fluent Languages
English and proficient in French.

Education & Experience
M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of British Columbia - Vancouver; M.A. in French from George Mason University; B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College.


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

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.


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

About Youlin
I am a Computer Information Management and Computer Science instructor at IVC and also assist students in math, psychology, ESL, C programming, MS Office and Windows programs. 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 of Liberal Arts

Alice Griffin, MA
Senior Lab Technician

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

Business Science Technology & Innovation Center 
Room BST 110: Library Resource Center

 

Department Hours

Mon:​   9:00 am - 7:00 pm ​
​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 - 3:00 pm 
​Sat: ​10:00 am - 3:00pm
 
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