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Zahir R.

College Counseling Support From Application to Admission

South Pasadena, CA (91030)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I have spent over ten years working with students as they enter all stages of the college admissions process. From building a college list to submitting applications, I approach each student with the care and effort they deserve. After years of college campus visits, meetings with admissions advisors and witnessing first-hand what does and does not work in college admissions, I can work with students to identify the schools that will be a good fit for their individual personalities, goals and choice of major. Whether in the 9th or 12th grade, programs can be tailored to meet the specific student.

I currently possess a MA, Ed., with a BA in History and earned my teaching credential in secondary social sciences and a preliminary administrative services credential. I regularly attend conferences to learn the newest information about college admissions and testing. As a member of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors, I am involved in networking with local admissions officers, gaining insight as to how individual schools will review applicants. I am not a general tutor, this is my area of focus and clients will receive support from someone who has a solid working knowledge of how to prepare for and eventually apply for college.

Students can start as early as ninth grade, receiving support in course selection, how to set themselves apart from other applicants, and in planning meaningful and interesting activities that will prepare them for the next level. Furthermore, my work involves the financial side of the admissions process making sure parents are aware of specific deadlines, forms to file and how to look for additional aid.

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Zahir’s subjects

American History

I have been teaching all levels of history for over a decade. In recent years I have focused my study in areas of US History, with particular emphasis on Honors and AP Us History sections. As a history major in college, I am well versed in all areas of the social sciences. I have years of classroom and tutoring experience with students of all ages.

Career Development

In my role as a school administrator I have worked with incoming applicants and outgoing staff with their career development. As a college counselor, I have helped my clients build their resume and find careers that match their particular interests and skill sets. Furthermore, I have taken graduate level coursework in human resources.

College Counseling

I have spent over ten years within a college counseling office, supporting students in their pursuit of gaining admission to top universities. In addition, I have worked as an independent college counselor and am a frequent attendee at college conferences, admissions events and visit approximately 10-15 campuses per year. Furthermore, I am a member of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors.

World History

In the area of World History, I have experience teaching modern world history (10th grade), as well as 6th and 7th grade history (ancient-medieval). I have been teaching all levels of history for over a decade. As a history major in college, I am well versed in all areas of the social sciences. I have years of classroom and tutoring experience with students of all ages.

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Education

San Diego State University (History)

California State University-Northridge (MEd)

California State University-Los Angeles (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

College counseling rates are 80.00/hr.

Travel policy

Zahir will travel within 30 miles of South Pasadena, CA 91030.

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