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Colin D.

Patient, Experienced Multi-Subject Tutor (Harvard Grad & J.D.)

Los Angeles, CA (90026)

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Colin's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
College Counseling more »
Criminal Justice
GMAT
Grammar
Latin
Law
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball
Basketball more »
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track & Field more »
Volleyball
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ASVAB
Bar Exam more »
College Counseling more »
GMAT
GRE more »
LSAT
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Elementary (K-6th)
English
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Study Skills
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Phonics
Business:
GMAT
GRE more »
Law
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Elementary Math
Grammar
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills
Vocabulary
History:
American History
Classics
Criminal Justice
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Religion
Social Studies
World History
Language:
Latin
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science
Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
Bible Studies
English
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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Bar Exam

I took and passed the CA Bar Exam in February 2011, my first and only attempt. What's more, I passed the exam without taking a standard prep course (e.g., BarBri, Kaplan, etc.), but utilizing certain BarBri prep materials. I devised and fastidiously followed a rigorous study plan that canvassed all material and contoured my mastery of the subject matter to the precise dimensions of the test. In my test simulations prior to the test, I routinely scored in the 90-95% range in multiple choice questions (sets of 100), and exceeded the maximum number of issues provided in the sample essays/outlines as provided in the BarBri essay workbook. I have assisted several friends/colleagues/students of mine in passing the July 2011 & 2012 and February 2012 bar exams, and am eager to lend my assistance and expertise to anyone in need of getting by this massive hurdle in their burgeoning legal careers!

Basketball

I played club and school basketball from age 5 through high school. I was a point guard at each level, with a premium on defense, fundamentals, and passing. I have coached youth leagues and grew up in a basketball household, where my father played collegiately in Worcester, Massachusetts at Holy Cross, shortly after the time of the legendary Celtics: Bob Cousy, Tommy Heinsohn, Togo Palazzi, and Jack Foley.

College Counseling

I have counseled hundreds of students -- including high school, college, and graduate school -- regarding the application procedure to numerous competitive colleges and graduate (e.g., PhD, J.D., and M.A.) programs. I am especially adept at extracting important experiences and adapting them to the contours of a professional, yet truly personal "personal statement." I myself have developed personal statements and application materials sufficient to receive acceptance and full-scholarships to PhD programs at, among other schools, Yale, University of Chicago, Duke, and Boston College. I have additionally assisted students in gaining acceptance to a host of other elite colleges and graduate programs, including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Columbia, UPenn, and Brown. I am confident that my thoroughgoing efforts and unwavering patience will allow any applicant to present him/herself in the most memorable and effective way possible.

GRE

I have achieved a perfect score on the official GRE, in each the quantitative, verbal, and writing sections. What's more, I have taught numerous classes and individual students in the subject for over 8 years, imparting my methodology, strategy, and substantive knowledge in each of the sub-disciplines. I have helped students improve scores from the lower quartile to the second and third quartiles; likewise, I have helped students from the middle quartiles reach the top quartile, including a handful of students who obtained perfect scores in one of the three subsets!

Track & Field

I have competed in track and cross-country, among other sports, since the age of 5. I have posted nationally leading times and won national championship competitions as an age-group runner, and I have been a decorated high school and collegiate runner, winning several San Diego area championships and competing as a member of the Harvard University track and cross-country teams.

In the time since college, I have coached for eight consecutive seasons, while also competing as a professional middle-distance runner. I have coached elite runners to sub-4 minute miles and coached collegians to all-American status and high schoolers to CA State Championships.

In my own competitions, I have registered personal bests of 1:49.4 in the 800m and 4:00.38 in the Mile. In the name of good fun, I have won two trail marathons, while setting course records in each: Buzz Marathon (San Miguel, CA -- 2010); Run the River Marathon (Folson-Sacramento, CA -- 2009).

I love working with enthusiastic runners, helping them reach their personal goals, and imparting my experiences and strategies (born from years of effort and study) to help them in their self-improvement!

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