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Evan W.

North Hollywood, CA


Fun, Knowledgeable and Effective LA Area Tutor

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Background check passed as of 2/14/11
4.8 Avg. Rating
186 Ratings
2hrs Response Time
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Tufts University
Child Development


Tufts University (Child Development)

About Evan

I am an experienced tutor certified in over 50 subjects. I'm a college graduate of Tufts University, Medford, MA and have passed my CBEST and worked with children for the past 15 years. I have taught in all environments in ratios of 1:1 to 8:1. For example, I have home-schooled a 12-year old, tutored part-time at Huntington Learning Center and for the past two summers, I have taught SAT Math and Geometry in a classroom environment (Top Learning Center and Perfect Score Academy). I actually just took an SAT where I got a perfect 800 in math and 760 in verbal.

I can tutor in such subjects as all types of standardized tests (ACT/SAT/GRE), math (algebra/geometry), reading, writing, and biology. In addition to traditional subjects, I can also teach your child to read, refine their study skills or even improve their athletic ability.

I have a car, a clean driving record and passed a recent background check.

How can I help your student?
I am an experienced tutor certified in over 50 subjects. I'm a college graduate of Tufts University, Medford, MA and have passed my CBEST and worked with children for the past 15 years. I have taught in all environments in ratios of 1:1 to 8:1. For example, I have home-schooled a 12-year old,… Read more

24 hours notice required

I try to round each lesson to the nearest 5 minutes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 21 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605
Background Check: Passed


- Ella, Burbank, CA on 1/21/14

"Very patient"

- Ann, Los Angeles, CA on 3/27/14

"Good Tutor"

- Scarlett, Simi Valley, CA on 1/30/14

"Terrific tutor -- great communicator and teacher!"

- Rachel, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 1/19/14

"Saved the Day!"

- Brittany, Burbank, CA on 12/19/13

"Great tutor"

- Iline, Chatsworth, CA on 11/20/13

"Recommended for Excel"

- Rashed, Reseda, CA on 11/12/13

"Patient and Reliable!"

- Colleen, Burbank, CA on 8/25/13

"Very Effective Tutor"

- Cara, Granada Hills, CA on 8/1/13


- Toni, Sheridan, OR on 7/1/13

"Great tutor."

- Vicki, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/19/13

"Excellent tutor skills!"

- Amanda, Valencia, CA on 2/2/13

"Wide Range & Very Patient"

- Steve / Lisa, Chatsworth, CA on 11/13/12

"Punctual and efficient"

- Farid, Los Angeles, CA on 11/12/12

"On time, Patient and easy to understand"

- Ameena, Howard Beach, NY on 12/19/11

"Great tutor....A real find"

- Arlene, North Hills, CA on 11/28/11

"Be Careful Not to Underestimate Evan"

- Gail, Studio City, CA on 11/16/11

"Two Thumbs Up!"

- Julie, Hartsdale, NY on 11/6/11

"Great tutor and flexible"

- Holly, Valencia, CA on 7/15/11

"The best math tutor we've ever found!"

- Stacy, Stevenson Ranch, CA on 8/23/10
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Nutrition, Philosophy
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
American History, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies
General Music, Guitar,
Music History, Songwriting,
Trombone, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Career Development,
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development,
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Baseball, Basketball,
Bodybuilding, Fitness, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have played since I was 10 and in various leagues through high school and college. I can teach shoot, pass, dribble and through various games. I know the professional game well if you are looking for specific plays too.

Career Development

I have been a human resources consultant for seven years having reviewed resumes and cover letters from tens of thousands of applicants. I know what grabs an employer's attention and what doesn't. I have also been sculpting cover letters and resumes myself for the past ten years and can customize them based on the job to which you're applying.


I have passed and tutored the cbest test. I go over the Reading section and how it assesses your ability to comprehend information presented in written passages, tables, and graphs. I teach the two major skill areas: critical analysis and evaluation, and comprehension and research skills. I am very strong on the Mathematics section and help students understand the problems and how most of the questions are presented as word problems. I am strong on writing as well and illustrate how one topic asks you to analyze a given situation or statement and the other asks you to write about a specified personal experience.=

College Counseling

I have experience writing college essays, completing college applications and advising students on what tests are recommended for what schools. I have experience in California submitting to state schools, the UC system and the common app. I have also been an alumni interviewer for my college for the past ten years and know what schools are looking for and am great at coaching interviews.


I have worked in film for the past ten years, mostly as an actor. I have starred in student films and webisodes, been a stand-in and background and photo double in major motion pictures and tv and have worked as a PA and edited film as well. I have also performed in live theater and comedy over the past 10 years. I'm a professional that can help you with the performance or promotion side.


I have played guitar for the past 10 years.


I have already tutored all sections of this in the past via Wyzant and did a great job. I am perfect at quantitative reasoning and help uncover confusions in verbal, reading comprehension and have even offered guidance on the essay. This applies to Lower, Middle and Upper versions.


I have and have used a MAC everyday for the past 5 years. I can operate a MAC, iPod and iPad. I am familiar with how to update hardware, software and get the best programs. I can also show someone how to get comfortable with any MAC/Apple product.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook for the past 10 years. I know how to make folders, sort mail and prioritize messages. I can navigate an address book and add/delete contacts. The program is core to what I use email for.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Windows for the last 15 years. I can show people how to run their computer faster, add/delete programs and navigate overall. This also translates into how to use Microsoft Office. I am comfortable with Windows 95 through 2010.

Public Speaking

I have ten years experience of public speaking from speaking in classrooms to auditoriums. I have addressed crowds on leadership, networking and business planning. I have also coached my students so they can get a better handle on how they communicate. My degrees are from Tufts University and NYU and I am confident in showing a person how to be natural yet commanding in front of an audience.

SAT Math

Of all the subjects I tutor, SAT math is my specialty. I have helped almost 100 students over the years raise their score, sometimes by 100s of points. Having gotten perfect scores of 800 on practice tests myself I can transfer that know-how to your child and uncover what words or concepts they don't understand which would block them from full certainty. I greatly enjoy seeing my students discover the solution for themselves rather than spoon-feeding them. I look forward to helping your student.

Social Studies

I have studied social studies for several years with concentration in geography, government and history. My experience from 4th grade through high school and have studied US and European governments and philosophers. I also can uncover the exact things that students don't understand and bring them up to full understanding. I'm a college graduate of Tufts University, Medford, MA and have passed my CBEST and worked with children for the past 15 years.


I am a touring comedian/singer/songwriter for the past 10 years. I have written almost 100 songs whether original, parody or spoken word. I also have info on the 7 components needed to write a hit song.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs children since I started tutoring. I completed the Exceptional Child course relating special needs while at Tufts University. I also worked 4 years with a non-profit for children with genetic disorders. From graduation the Student Hat Course I am able to cut through the label and accompanying anxiety and disability to cut to the bottom of what is not understood. The tools I use even raise IQ.

Study Skills

I am a graduate of the Student Hat course. This intensive course is a study of study. It showed how to study and what the 3 barriers are to learning. After taking this course, my IQ jumped dramatically, as did my verbal skills and reading comprehension. I have applied this to students whose skills I have improved over the past several years.


I have performed live on stage for the past 15 years. This includes scene study and musical theater. I have traveled throughout the country and been invited to conferences for my performances.

Video Production

I have been editing videos for the past 10 years. My main expertise is iMovie where I can edit demo reels for artists. Editing video is one of my favorite activities because I am very precise and everyone needs a promo video for something.

Voice (Music)

I have been singing professionally for the past eight years and tour nationally. I can both teach sight reading of music and teach it by ear. I teach warm up and cool down exercises as well.

Tufts University
Child Development


Tufts University (Child Development)

Awesome — Evan is awesome! Very patient and laid back. I am not a quick learner when it comes to math and Evan always takes his time explaining things and has no problem going over the same problem as man times he needs to, to make sure I understand the material. My skills have definitely improved in the short time we've been working together. ...

— Ella, Burbank, CA on 1/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I try to round each lesson to the nearest 5 minutes.

Travel policy

Evan will travel within 21 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605.

Background Check Status for Evan W.

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