Subject Tutors

Subject Tutors for the 2020/21 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 2020 Subject Tutor Schedule is available here


Venelina Bozheva is a senior student majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minoring in Integrated Marketing and Communications.

“Financial Accounting unlocked my interest in the financial world and encouraged me to expand my knowledge in the field ever since.

I believe acquiring a better understanding of the subject will be beneficial for any of the further classes Business students will enroll in, but it can also give them a lot on a personal level.

This is why I would like to help those who may experience some difficulties with the subject or simply want to lay a better foundation for their further classes or career. I hope my teaching style can strike students’ curiosity and they can continue enriching their knowledge even when the class is over.”


Yana Veitsman is a sophomore from Kazakhstan, majoring in Computer Science. 

“I believe that any person who uses programming in their job (whether it’s their primary occupation or just a skill) should understand the very basics of the subject in order to design the best solutions. For that purpose, C++ language is a perfect tool that combines all the necessary fundamentals. As a Subject tutor, I hope that I would be able to make these fundamentals accessible to everyone.”


Mariia Chukhlantseva is a senior from Russia majoring in Political Science and International Relations and tutoring the Bulgarian language.

“I am truly passionate about learning more about languages and cultures.  As for the Bulgarian language, I have been learning it at AUBG for two semesters and I am still taking additional courses to improve my knowledge. As I went through the struggles of learning Bulgarian as a foreigner, I will be able to teach you the techniques I used and give some tips. I am looking forward to meeting you!”


Volodymyr  Lapytskyi is a senior from Ukraine majoring in Computer Science and Economics and tutoring Computer Science and Mathematics.

“I believe that C++ is a really powerful and neat programming language which is great for solving most of the problems, even though sometimes its logic is not easily understandable. I will try to dedicate the programming experience I have in order to help anyone to understand the language’s concepts and best practices.

As for Math, the knowledge in some of its disciplines is extremely helpful in many fields, especially Computer Science and Economics. I really enjoy helping others to understand Linear Algebra and Calculus well for practical reasons, and to appreciate the elegant ideas that form the bases for these subjects.“


Ivelina Markova is a sophomore from Bulgaria majoring in Political
Science and International Relations and tutoring German.

“I’ve always had a passion for German culture. I want to help other students experience it and let them see, hear and feel the charm of the German language.”


Ilana Gramatikova is a first-year student from Bulgaria tutoring Spanish.

Violetta’s musicals motivated me to spend the summers memorizing words from novels in Spanish. The passion grew. Over the last few years, I have been exploring Spanish culture, Spanish literature, and the Spanish language. If you want to immerse yourself in this world, I am here to help you.”


Nino Kutubidze is a junior from Georgia majoring in Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communications. She is tutoring Statistics.  

"Politics and Statistics have nothing in common, but that does not change the fact that Statistics can explain some phenomena, even in politics. Statistics, likelihoods and probabilities mean everything to me and I want to help students better understand and explore the subject."

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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