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Zeph C.

Campbell, CA

$50/hr

SAT & ACT / College Admission / High School Subject Expert

Background check passed as of 1/30/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

SAT & ACT / College Admission / High School Subject Expert

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There are not many things in life you can look for shortcuts to results, but luckily test preparation is one of them! I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Engineering in 2005, and is currently working on my Masters degree at Berkeley in Integrated Circuits. I had a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math, SAT Physics and was in the 99th percentile in ACT Math, ACT Writing and ACT Science. I just took the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) earlier this year and was placed >90th percentile in both Math and Verbal. I have passed 8 AP Exams including 5's in AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Art History. In 2005, I started a tutoring start-up in San Francisco focusing on SAT/ACT test prep and was the manager there from 2005 to 2008. I have developed SAT/AP level material and trained numerous instructors and students. Students are definitely under tremendous stress these days and it takes nothing but persistence, consistency and strategy to succeed. While the first two require discipline, I’d be glad to share my experience in test-taking skills that lead to results in the shortest amount of time possible.

SAT/ACT Tutoring:

Succeeding in SAT/ACT is like training for a marathon (which I’ve done many!), no one should expect an overnight transformation. But with proper strategy and preparation, everyone can do it, and do it well! I had developed an intensive training plan that was used by more than 200 students. On average, students can expect to see their SAT score raised by at least 25% from their baseline (e.g., 1600 to 2000). Contrary to what many believe, there are no secrets to my training: practice, strategies, and practice more. My training plan is flexible and can be modularized and integrated into every student’s schedule. It comes in the form of initial evaluation, and iterations of strategy session and actual practice. I received my college training in Engineering/Mathematics but I also developed test prep material for SAT Writing.

In addition, I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physics
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, German, Italian, Japanese, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Japanese, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Italian, Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

UC Berkeley

Education

UC Berkeley

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Group Rates available

Travel policy

Zeph will travel within 40 miles of Campbell, CA 95008.


About Zeph

There are not many things in life you can look for shortcuts to results, but luckily test preparation is one of them! I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Engineering in 2005, and is currently working on my Masters degree at Berkeley in Integrated Circuits. I had a perfect score of 800 in SAT Math, SAT Physics and was in the 99th percentile in ACT Math, ACT Writing and ACT Science. I just took the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) earlier this year and was placed >90th percentile in both Math and Verbal. I have passed 8 AP Exams including 5's in AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Art History. In 2005, I started a tutoring start-up in San Francisco focusing on SAT/ACT test prep and was the manager there from 2005 to 2008. I have developed SAT/AP level material and trained numerous instructors and students. Students are definitely under tremendous stress these days and it takes nothing but persistence, consistency and strategy to succeed. While the first two require discipline, I’d be glad to share my experience in test-taking skills that lead to results in the shortest amount of time possible.

SAT/ACT Tutoring:

Succeeding in SAT/ACT is like training for a marathon (which I’ve done many!), no one should expect an overnight transformation. But with proper strategy and preparation, everyone can do it, and do it well! I had developed an intensive training plan that was used by more than 200 students. On average, students can expect to see their SAT score raised by at least 25% from their baseline (e.g., 1600 to 2000). Contrary to what many believe, there are no secrets to my training: practice, strategies, and practice more. My training plan is flexible and can be modularized and integrated into every student’s schedule. It comes in the form of initial evaluation, and iterations of strategy session and actual practice. I received my college training in Engineering/Mathematics but I also developed test prep material for SAT Writing.

In addition, I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese.

Education

UC Berkeley

Education

UC Berkeley


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Group Rates available

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Campbell, CA 95008

Zeph’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physics
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, German, Italian, Japanese, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Japanese, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Italian, Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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