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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.


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

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

Fluent Languages
English

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


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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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.


Jin

About Jin
I am a biology tutor and currently working on entry to nursing school.

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
M.S. in Print Management and Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.


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.


Kilan

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

Fluent Languages
English

Education & Experience
In-progress 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.


Ms. Johnson

About Ms. Johnson
I am a 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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 - 2:00 pm 
​Sat: ​10:00 am - 3:00pm
 
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