I have four years of experience tutoring children of all academic levels from Pre-K through Graduate School and formerly served as the director of a tutoring center, a position that I left earlier this year to return to the teaching that I love. I hold BA degrees in both Physics
from Grinnell College, have authored solutions manuals for Differential Equations
textbooks, edited published academic work and literary journals, and been nominated for a teaching award by my students for a university course on the relationship between science
Additionally, I have developed curricula and individualized programs for SAT
, SAT-II, GRE
, and HSPT students. My students show an average score increase of 3.4 points on the ACT and 310 points on the SAT, and I have achieved perfect scores on all sections of the ACT, Math
on the SAT (720 in Critical Reading
), an 800 on the Math lv. B SAT-II, a 750 on the Chemistry
SAT-II, and an 800 on the Physics SAT-II. I have also served as a college adviser for dozens of students and can assist with applications and essays as well as offer general advice with the college application
I default to an informal style of teaching in all areas and prefer to work with talented, hard-working, ambitious students, although I have extensive experience serving as an academic adviser and IEP advocate in the California public school system as well (as a private entity). All of my students receive academic advising at no additional cost when they are enrolled in any content-based program with me, and this includes meetings with teachers, administrators, or counselors as necessary.
I believe quite strongly that education works best when relationships are built upon trust. As such, I encourage any prospective students and their families to contact me before beginning instruction in order to ensure that everyone is on the same page with respect to goals, expectations, and preferences.
Finally, I'm not nearly as formal in person as the above makes me seem, honest! I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve academic success in whatever area you desire!
24 hours notice required
Rates vary with subject matter and level of instruction.
Please contact me for group instructional rates.
Travels within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90043