There is a plethora of experienced tutors available to you, but here are some of the things that set me apart:
scores - In addition to a 2400 SAT, I have scored an 800 GRE
and a 780 GMAT
*Extraordinary track record - The vast majority of my students see unusually high results. My students frequently go from producing C
, D, or F material to B or A material within the first couple weeks. My long time SAT students average between 300 and 400 points improvement in their scores; The most improved student went from a 1480 to a 2160 (680 point improvement)
*Relate well to all types of students. - Some students don't respond well to tutoring because they can't relate to the tutor. A person of many interests, I have taught all ages and many different personalities and always get great results. In particular, I have had better success than most of my counterparts for many "jock" students who don't relate to a brains-only, "nerd" type of tutor.
*Easy going and positive. - Keeping a student motivated and positive is a huge part of getting good results for that student. I am able to keep a student's spirits up even when they're struggling so that they can continue to improve and get over any temporary obstacles.
A little about myself -
Tutoring has been by far the most enjoyable and rewarding job I've ever had. I began my tutoring experience at 15 when I was hired to teach in my High School's tutoring center and have continued teaching ever since.
I went to UCSB straight out of high school on a full scholarship but was forced to withdraw when I was diagnosed with cancer and decided to return to my home-town for treatment. I spent a few years doing other things (music
, web design
, MMA) but decided to return to college after getting married. My wife and I are both back in school and should be completing our respective bachelor's degrees in two years. I love music, sports, games, fitness
, and a billion other things. If you think I may be a fit as a tutor for you or your child, I'll look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your academic goals.
2 hours notice required
I do offer discounted rates for group sessions or certain special circumstances. Inquire for details.
Travels within 25 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93105