Subject Tutors

Subject Tutors for the 2022/23 Academic Year

During the academic year, the Subject Tutors have office hours in the Learning Center in America for Bulgaria Student Center. Make an appointment here

The Fall '22 Subject Tutor Schedule will be available in September.


Bozhana Karadzhova is a junior from Bulgaria majoring in Computer Science and tutoring Statistics.

"The subject of statistics is a very peculiar one. On its own, it is not much more than regular mathematics but when applied to other fields of science it can solve mysteries. This is why I find the need to understand it to be crucial, even when mathematics is not a field I want to work in."


Dobrinka Gocheva is a junior from Bulgaria, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics and tutoring Discrete Structures.

“If a student has trouble understanding the basics of Mathematics and Computer Science, they should ask for help. As a tutor, I try to explain things plainly and clearly.  I have a passion for solving problems, which grew as I took the Discrete Structures and Calculus courses in AUBG. Now, I see they have a lot in common.”


Stanislava Pashkulova is a junior from Bulgaria majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and Psychology.  She is tutoring French. 

“When I first started learning French six years ago, I was swept away by its complexity and depth, but I was equally mesmerized by its charm and elegance. It would be my pleasure to help anyone who seeks to experience this beautiful language like I have.”

Simona Gyuzleva is a junior from Bulgaria majoring in Business Administration and Economics. She is tutoring Management Information Systems. 

"Being up-to-date with the technology around us, the newest trends, and information systems is crucial for our well-being in this digital era. As a Subject Tutor in this fast-changing field, I believe teaching should be bilateral! So, do not hesitate to contact me and voice all your concerns and questions!"


Vasilena Kostova is a junior from Bulgaria, majoring in Business Administration and Psychology, and minoring in Spanish language. She is tutoring Bulgarian language.

"My biggest passion is to collaborate with other people and to help them as much as I could. I am really into the Bulgarian culture and I have crossed almost all parts of Bulgaria. I love to write different things and to express my feelings on the paper. The Bulgarian culture is full of exciting mysteries and the Bulgarian language brings with it the long stunning history of the country. It would be my pleasure to support all students, who want to experience the uniqueness of both Bulgarian language and culture."


AUBG Subject Tutor Program Policy

Goals
  • To offer a quality resource of peer support
  • To offer student tutors an opportunity for skill development and resume building
  • To facilitate collaboration between our faculty, students and student affairs staff
Tutoring Types/Location 

The subject tutoring fields include (but are not limited to) accounting, business law, finance, languages, computer science, economics, math, etc.  Two types of tutoring exist on campus: 

  • One-on-one tutoring – offered by the tutors in the ABF Center
  • Classroom group tutorials - offered by tutors working for faculty members
Funding

The Learning Center’s Subject Tutors are compensated through the Advising Center’s budget. The Faculty Departments’ Tutors’ compensation and the textbooks they use are charged to the Instruction budget supervised by the Dean of Faculty.

Scheduling/Advertising

The Subject Tutor Program starts at the beginning of the third week each semester and closes at the start of the last week of classes. The tutoring subjects and hours are announced at the beginning of the 3rd week on the Advising Center’s web site. Appointments with Tutors In order to receive quality tutoring service students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with a tutor (and mention the topic(s) for discussion) at least one day in advance at http://aubg.mywconline.com/.    

Tutoring Sessions’ Duration

Normally a tutoring session (one-on-one or group) lasts up to one astronomic hour.  In group tutoring sessions, the tutor is welcome to leave for the day if nobody shows up within the first 15 minutes.

Textbooks

The Learning Center is trying to provide at least one copy of the textbooks in all tutored disciplines. Donations of textbooks from departments are always appreciated. 

Tutors’ Selection

Selection Criteria: The prospective tutor is an A student in the subject and whose academic integrity has not been questioned.

Selection Time: Professors recommend students to work as tutors in the Learning Center at the end of the school year (for the next academic year) or during the first two weeks of classes.  Professors who employ tutors for group tutorials are encouraged to inform the Advising Center Coordinator about the tutor’s name, discipline, hours, and location during the first two weeks of classes so that the information is included in the Subject Tutor Schedule. 

Tutors’ Training

The Learning Center’s tutors undergo training outlining specific responsibilities and customer service. 

Tutors’ Recognition

All Subject Tutors can be nominated (by peers, students, professors, staff) for the Outstanding Tutor Award. The award is given on a yearly basis to a tutor with an exceptional performance at the Honors Convocation. The award reflects the tutor’s knowledge, accessibility, and helpfulness as seen by other students and peer tutors. 

Evaluation

Tutors collect evaluation forms from visitors and maintain a visitor log for evaluation purposes.

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