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Victor S.

Torrance, CA

$120/hr

Guiding Students to Academic Excellence Since 2007

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Victor is an experienced educator who has taught full SAT classes and has privately tutored over 100 students, including those with diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD and cognitive processing disorder. He has authored his own SAT and ACT curricula based on test-taking best practices and psychological strategies. Since 2007, Victor and his professional tutors have helped hundreds of students boost their scores and become motivated, independent learners. He provides services online and in-home.

Since every student is unique, Victor has found the most success in adjusting his teaching methods to best fit each student's distinctive way of learning. Victor's approaches also focus on improving students' confidence, time management, and studying skills.

Since 2009, Victor has specialized in teaching test prep for the following: SAT, ACT, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT-II Subjects. He enjoys guiding students in science, math, and English, drawing from his degrees from UCLA, El Camino College, and achievement as a life sciences scholar and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. A published writer and film producer of award-winning projects, he also coaches students on essays and creative writing.

Victor's prior students now attend universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Boston College, USC, and Yeshiva University, New York. He is also happy to refer his partners to help you with college application and financial aid planning.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Microbiology
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, English,
Geometry, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT,
ISEE, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.

Biology

I'm proficient with biology through the bio AP level. I've taken numerous lower- and upper-division biology courses in college and received an Academic Achievement award in 2009 for my straight A's in general biology.

COOP/HSPT

Since 2010, I have helped numerous middle school students prepare for the HSPT and ISEE high school placement tests. I am proficient in teaching the effective test-taking strategies found in the most popular prep books. Those strategies are similar to the SAT strategies that I've taught since 2009. I assign students full practice tests to determine their areas of strength and weakness. These test results help determine our study plan.

English

B.A. in English from UCLA. I've proofread and edited essays, college application essays, and fiction for many students from grades 8 through college. I'm also a published short story writer and have written fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays since 1995.

Film

I have 12 years of film production experience, including writing and producing completed and distributed projects. My produced works include: a 10-episode narrative series, 21-part and 32-part educational series, commercials, music videos, and corporate videos. My recent production credits include: producer, line producer, writer. I have also taught workshops, educating aspiring filmmakers in pre-production and production techniques. At industry events, I have moderated discussion panels and have led panels about film techniques, distribution, and story development.

Photography

I have over seven years of experience shooting photography with the following film and digital cameras: 35mm SLRs and DSLRs including Canon and Nikon; Hasselblad medium format (film). I worked as assistant photographer and freelance photographer in the South Bay region of Los Angeles county; my client work included portraits, weddings, special events, and products. In the entertainment industry, I have shot stills for a feature film and applied my photography background as a cinematographer where I oversaw grip, lighting, and camera departments on several short films. I am also highly experienced with Photoshop and have recently done portrait retouching for business clients.

PSAT

I've been trained in effective SAT strategies (which apply to the PSAT) through my years of experience with a major test prep company. I enjoy guiding 9th and 10th graders in these test-taking methods which also improve their vocabularies, fundamental math skills, reading speed, and English grammar.

SAT Math

I have coached students with test prep since 2008 and began teaching full SAT classes in 2009. To provide the most accurate problems available, I always use the Official College Board SAT Study Guide. Every problem type has a specific method and once students understand those methods, I often see a great boost in their confidence.

Video Production

I have been an experienced film production crew member since 1997. I have taught filmmakers pre-production, screenwriting, and production methods through CreatorUp.com workshops, seminars, and courses since 2012. I am the producer of award-winning film and video projects including documentaries, narratives, music videos, educational series, and commercials.

University of California, Los Angeles
English

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Special rates available for students grades 6-8. Discounts available for siblings, small groups, and special circumstances.

Travel policy

Victor will travel within 15 miles of Torrance, CA 90501.


About Victor

Victor is an experienced educator who has taught full SAT classes and has privately tutored over 100 students, including those with diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD and cognitive processing disorder. He has authored his own SAT and ACT curricula based on test-taking best practices and psychological strategies. Since 2007, Victor and his professional tutors have helped hundreds of students boost their scores and become motivated, independent learners. He provides services online and in-home.

Since every student is unique, Victor has found the most success in adjusting his teaching methods to best fit each student's distinctive way of learning. Victor's approaches also focus on improving students' confidence, time management, and studying skills.

Since 2009, Victor has specialized in teaching test prep for the following: SAT, ACT, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT-II Subjects. He enjoys guiding students in science, math, and English, drawing from his degrees from UCLA, El Camino College, and achievement as a life sciences scholar and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. A published writer and film producer of award-winning projects, he also coaches students on essays and creative writing.

Victor's prior students now attend universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Boston College, USC, and Yeshiva University, New York. He is also happy to refer his partners to help you with college application and financial aid planning.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
English

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Special rates available for students grades 6-8. Discounts available for siblings, small groups, and special circumstances.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Torrance, CA 90501

Victor’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Microbiology
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, English,
Geometry, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT,
ISEE, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.


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