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Stephen B.

San Diego, CA

$60/hr

All Spanish levels, all English reading and writing

Background check passed as of 12/10/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

All Spanish levels, all English reading and writing

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I graduated from UCSD last June with a BA in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish Literature. I have tutored students in all areas of both the SAT and ACT for a little over two years, as well as all levels of Spanish. Test prep is no fun for students, and I strive to make it at least not a horrible experience. (I do assign homework, however.) I also remember what it is like to learn Spanish as a non-native speaker, and have a lot of strategies to make my students' work less tedious and their conversation more fluid.

Favorite terrible grammar joke: "Past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense."
Favorite math fact: You can create irrational numbers out of real-world measurements. For example, you can make the square root of 2 by drawing the diagonal of a square. Or, you can derive pie by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter.
Favorite Spanish translation: "I eat like I eat." ("Como como como.")
Favorite teaching moments: Ones that sound like "Oooohh, I get it now."

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I applied to and got into UCSD in high school, and helped friends write essays that were part of successful applications to prestigious schools such as Penn State, NYU, Stanford, and USC. In addition to WyzAnt tutoring, I've been tutoring SAT and ACT prep for the last year and a half, and provided assistance to dozens of high school seniors in all parts of their applications. As part of my standardized test prep experience, I've had to stay on top of trends and developments in the college application process, and am very well qualified to help students craft essays, decide which tests to take when, and set up timelines for finishing applications.

University of California, San Diego
Lit and Writing

Education

University of California, San Diego (Lit and Writing)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Groups up to 4 students: $20/hr more for each additional student after the first. Groups of more than 5 students: $100/hr

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 35 miles of San Diego, CA 92104.


About Stephen

I graduated from UCSD last June with a BA in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish Literature. I have tutored students in all areas of both the SAT and ACT for a little over two years, as well as all levels of Spanish. Test prep is no fun for students, and I strive to make it at least not a horrible experience. (I do assign homework, however.) I also remember what it is like to learn Spanish as a non-native speaker, and have a lot of strategies to make my students' work less tedious and their conversation more fluid.

Favorite terrible grammar joke: "Past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense."
Favorite math fact: You can create irrational numbers out of real-world measurements. For example, you can make the square root of 2 by drawing the diagonal of a square. Or, you can derive pie by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter.
Favorite Spanish translation: "I eat like I eat." ("Como como como.")
Favorite teaching moments: Ones that sound like "Oooohh, I get it now."

Education

University of California, San Diego
Lit and Writing

Education

University of California, San Diego (Lit and Writing)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Groups up to 4 students: $20/hr more for each additional student after the first. Groups of more than 5 students: $100/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of San Diego, CA 92104

Stephen’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

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.


Background Check Status for Stephen B.

Stephen B. passed a background check on 12/10/13. The check was ordered by Stephen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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