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Tristain H.

Seattle, WA

$75/hr

Exam Prep Tutor for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and GRE

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Exam Prep Tutor for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and GRE

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Tutoring should reach further than teaching a subject. The goal of a tutor is not to simply fill the void that a teacher has not been able to breech, but to go beyond that space and erect platforms of success and understanding. My methods teach students to understand their subject matter and to assess their exam for its strength and weaknesses.

This year I was honored with being selected as part of the All-Washington 2013-14 Academic team, and was accepted to Columbia University in New York. I tutor part-time, paying my way through college. I have worked with over 250 students in the past two years and have seen amazing score increases in my student's work.

I've always excelled at taking standardized testing, and I really love helping others improve their scores. I specialize in helping students with the GRE, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB. I scored perfect on my first ASVAB exam, and I've been able to score perfect on repeat exams of the GRE, ACT, and SAT.

I meet with students from all over the world. I use online tutoring software that makes tutoring efficient, current, and convenient. The software allows us to talk in real time (just like we're on Skype or on the phone), and we see and work the same problems together. I've taught in classrooms, over the kitchen table, and online. In my experience the online platform is by far the best. We cover more material faster, it's much more convenient for our schedules, and I can email you PDFs of all of the problems that we did. We also video record our session so you can watch them again and again for free.

My lessons are structured and thorough. I issue pre-lesson homework, follow-up homework, and I offer unlimited email support at no additional cost. Be prepared to work hard and score high!

Testimonials

"Exceptional tutor"

- Susan, Canfield, OH on 9/18/13
Tristain replied on 9/24/2013

Very lofty acclamation. Thank you for your kind words.

"Awesome Tutor"

- Carla, Keller, TX on 10/23/14

"Like the Online Tutoring with Tristain"

- Jamie, Issaquah, WA on 9/12/14
Tristain replied on 10/28/2014

Hi Jamie, It was great to hear about the scores today! A great score will take your son to places he has never thought of going. Congratulations and good luck in the future.

"Helped Improve ACT Math Score!"

- Teri, Ankeny, IA on 8/10/14

"Very Thorough"

- Sipriano, Virginia Beach, VA on 5/28/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Sandy (Levy), Seattle, WA on 4/18/14

"Amazing tutor!"

- Richard, Ashville, OH on 1/23/14

"Great experience for my son"

- Teryle, Glenville, NC on 1/21/14

"Extremely positive experience"

- Nicole, Spring, TX on 1/21/14

"Beyond expectations"

- Melinda, Liberty Hill, TX on 1/9/14
Tristain replied on 1/11/2014

Thank you so much Melinda. Your efforts were exceptional. Congratulations and good luck.

"A Great Tutor"

- Mia, Swarthmore, PA on 1/3/14

"Great tutor."

- Carrie, Ocala, FL on 12/29/13

"Great tutor."

- Martie, Cashiers, NC on 12/17/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Julie, Manteca, CA on 11/26/13

"Great Tutor"

- Ted, Fayetteville, NC on 9/15/13

"Tristain is the Best Tutor!"

- Linda, Orlando, FL on 8/15/13

"Interesting lesson."

- Nick, Akron, OH on 8/13/13

"Looking for a great tutor?"

- Cory, Hemet, CA on 7/21/13

"Great Tutor"

- Gail, Atherton, CA on 4/19/13

"Highly Recommended, Awesome-ness Tutor!"

- Anna, Savannah, GA on 1/10/13

"Very patient and enthusiastic."

- Rachel, Santa Rosa, CA on 12/31/12

"Patient, thorough and wonderfully helpful!"

- Kelly, Lunenburg, MA on 12/31/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jessica, Indianola, WA on 10/17/12

"Great tutor and very accommodating! "

- Nathan, Bellingham, WA on 8/30/12

"I am so excited about taking my ACT"

- Meagan, Grenada, MS on 8/25/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

You make tutoring easy by being positive and ready to learn.

"Very encouraging "

- Michael, Edinburg, TX on 8/25/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

A 15 point Quantitative gain in 9 days, while you had to go out of town for a wedding proves that through hard work and diligence you can achieve. Thank you Michael for being a great student.

"Best Tutor EVER"

- ANDREA, Indianapolis, IN on 7/31/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

Every tutoring session with you is a blast. Thank you for the fun we have.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.

Study Skills

I have been a tutor for exam prep for over 2 years. In the past 2 years I have tutored over 200 students, most of them through WyzAnt. I teach students how to master a subject. I used recognition formats to instruct students in how to correctly determine what a problem needs and how to answer it.

Tristain’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Tristain. View all of Tristain’s resources

what is y=x-3 (answer)

Hi Deborah,   If this is a question of slope then remembering the formula can help. y = mx + b Where "m" is the slope of the line, and "b" is the y-intercept (where the line crosses the y-axis). So your problem is: y = x - 3. If there is...

Exceptional tutor — There are some teachers who just have an interesting way of explaining and approaching material. There are some teachers who have fun, energetic engaging personalities that make you want to learn more. They are rare, but we all know when we are in their presence. Tristain has that magic. So grateful for this smart, talented tutor. My son looks forward to his sessions with Tristain and has improved ...

— Susan, Canfield, OH on 9/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Group Rates Available. Need and Merit Based Scholarships Available.

Travel policy

Tristain will travel within 40 miles of Seattle, WA 98102.


About Tristain

Tutoring should reach further than teaching a subject. The goal of a tutor is not to simply fill the void that a teacher has not been able to breech, but to go beyond that space and erect platforms of success and understanding. My methods teach students to understand their subject matter and to assess their exam for its strength and weaknesses.

This year I was honored with being selected as part of the All-Washington 2013-14 Academic team, and was accepted to Columbia University in New York. I tutor part-time, paying my way through college. I have worked with over 250 students in the past two years and have seen amazing score increases in my student's work.

I've always excelled at taking standardized testing, and I really love helping others improve their scores. I specialize in helping students with the GRE, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB. I scored perfect on my first ASVAB exam, and I've been able to score perfect on repeat exams of the GRE, ACT, and SAT.

I meet with students from all over the world. I use online tutoring software that makes tutoring efficient, current, and convenient. The software allows us to talk in real time (just like we're on Skype or on the phone), and we see and work the same problems together. I've taught in classrooms, over the kitchen table, and online. In my experience the online platform is by far the best. We cover more material faster, it's much more convenient for our schedules, and I can email you PDFs of all of the problems that we did. We also video record our session so you can watch them again and again for free.

My lessons are structured and thorough. I issue pre-lesson homework, follow-up homework, and I offer unlimited email support at no additional cost. Be prepared to work hard and score high!

Testimonials

"Exceptional tutor"

- Susan, Canfield, OH on 9/18/13
Tristain replied on 9/24/2013

Very lofty acclamation. Thank you for your kind words.

"Awesome Tutor"

- Carla, Keller, TX on 10/23/14

"Like the Online Tutoring with Tristain"

- Jamie, Issaquah, WA on 9/12/14
Tristain replied on 10/28/2014

Hi Jamie, It was great to hear about the scores today! A great score will take your son to places he has never thought of going. Congratulations and good luck in the future.

"Helped Improve ACT Math Score!"

- Teri, Ankeny, IA on 8/10/14

"Very Thorough"

- Sipriano, Virginia Beach, VA on 5/28/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Sandy (Levy), Seattle, WA on 4/18/14

"Amazing tutor!"

- Richard, Ashville, OH on 1/23/14

"Great experience for my son"

- Teryle, Glenville, NC on 1/21/14

"Extremely positive experience"

- Nicole, Spring, TX on 1/21/14

"Beyond expectations"

- Melinda, Liberty Hill, TX on 1/9/14
Tristain replied on 1/11/2014

Thank you so much Melinda. Your efforts were exceptional. Congratulations and good luck.

"A Great Tutor"

- Mia, Swarthmore, PA on 1/3/14

"Great tutor."

- Carrie, Ocala, FL on 12/29/13

"Great tutor."

- Martie, Cashiers, NC on 12/17/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Julie, Manteca, CA on 11/26/13

"Great Tutor"

- Ted, Fayetteville, NC on 9/15/13

"Tristain is the Best Tutor!"

- Linda, Orlando, FL on 8/15/13

"Interesting lesson."

- Nick, Akron, OH on 8/13/13

"Looking for a great tutor?"

- Cory, Hemet, CA on 7/21/13

"Great Tutor"

- Gail, Atherton, CA on 4/19/13

"Highly Recommended, Awesome-ness Tutor!"

- Anna, Savannah, GA on 1/10/13

"Very patient and enthusiastic."

- Rachel, Santa Rosa, CA on 12/31/12

"Patient, thorough and wonderfully helpful!"

- Kelly, Lunenburg, MA on 12/31/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jessica, Indianola, WA on 10/17/12

"Great tutor and very accommodating! "

- Nathan, Bellingham, WA on 8/30/12

"I am so excited about taking my ACT"

- Meagan, Grenada, MS on 8/25/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

You make tutoring easy by being positive and ready to learn.

"Very encouraging "

- Michael, Edinburg, TX on 8/25/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

A 15 point Quantitative gain in 9 days, while you had to go out of town for a wedding proves that through hard work and diligence you can achieve. Thank you Michael for being a great student.

"Best Tutor EVER"

- ANDREA, Indianapolis, IN on 7/31/12
Tristain replied on 8/30/2012

Every tutoring session with you is a blast. Thank you for the fun we have.


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Group Rates Available. Need and Merit Based Scholarships Available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Seattle, WA 98102

Tristain’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.


Tristain’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Tristain. View all of Tristain’s resources

what is y=x-3 (answer)

Hi Deborah,   If this is a question of slope then remembering the formula can help. y = mx + b Where "m" is the slope of the line, and "b" is the y-intercept (where the line crosses the y-axis). So your problem is: y = x - 3. If there is...


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