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The Best SAT Tutors in Portola Valley, CA

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SungSoo C.
85/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

MIT grad and SAT prep expert

I help my students master the SAT Writing including the optional Essay. read more

85/hour
5.0 (11)
46 hours tutoring
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I help my students master the SAT Writing including the optional Essay. read more

Kevin F.
80/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Yale Student | 1570 SAT | Veteran SAT Tutor

I received a PERFECT score on the SAT Math Section. The SAT Math section is actually the easiest to improve. Many of my students report learning things "they never knew" about the fundamentals of Geometry and Precalculus, where the test is based from, and find their performance and confidence... read more

80/hour
5.0 (32)
72 hours tutoring
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I received a PERFECT score on the SAT Math Section. The SAT Math section is actually the easiest to improve. Many of my students report learning things "they never knew" about the fundamentals of Geometry and Precalculus, where the test is based from, and find their performance and confidence... read more

Katherine C.
95/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Stanford Law student specializing in math, reading, and LSAT prep

Besides hard work, I also believe that learning should be fun to help motivate and encourage students and to make success feel attainable. I've always really enjoyed math and studied it in college. I also scored 720 on the math portion of the SAT and 35 on the math section of the ACT. I scored 800 on... read more

95/hour
5.0 (60)
201 hours tutoring
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Besides hard work, I also believe that learning should be fun to help motivate and encourage students and to make success feel attainable. I've always really enjoyed math and studied it in college. I also scored 720 on the math portion of the SAT and 35 on the math section of the ACT. I scored 800 on... read more

Vivek V.
65/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Sciences, Test Prep, English & Math, Literature, and Biology

I use techniques such as seeing through author and questioner intent, all of which helped me to score an 800/800 on this section when I took the exam. These same techniques are as useful and effective for the new SAT and will improve consistency and performance on the SAT. read more

65/hour
5.0 (153)
640 hours tutoring
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I use techniques such as seeing through author and questioner intent, all of which helped me to score an 800/800 on this section when I took the exam. These same techniques are as useful and effective for the new SAT and will improve consistency and performance on the SAT. read more

Amy W.
100/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

ACT, SAT, Math, Biology Tutor, Stanford University & UCLA Graduate

I have also worked as an advisor for the past 8 years, for a cohort of students throughout their high school career. I supported my advisees in getting ready for college - from SAT prep and the college research process, to college applications, scholarships, and financial aid. When I was at UCLA, I worked for UCLA... read more

100/hour
5.0 (17)
43 hours tutoring
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I have also worked as an advisor for the past 8 years, for a cohort of students throughout their high school career. I supported my advisees in getting ready for college - from SAT prep and the college research process, to college applications, scholarships, and financial aid. When I was at UCLA, I worked for UCLA... read more

Hannah T.
300/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Castilleja & Stanford alum; admissions, math/algebra/ISEE/SAT

These experiences have culminated in my mentality for admissions consulting and student enrichment. I have had six years of experience tutoring for K-12 students in the ISEE, SAT, AP English; math (pre-algebra, algebra, algebra 2, end-of-year honors placement tests), AP U.S. and AP European History, and math... read more

300/hour
5.0 (52)
299 hours tutoring
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These experiences have culminated in my mentality for admissions consulting and student enrichment. I have had six years of experience tutoring for K-12 students in the ISEE, SAT, AP English; math (pre-algebra, algebra, algebra 2, end-of-year honors placement tests), AP U.S. and AP European History, and math... read more

Jeffrey M.
79/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Effective Ph.D. Tutor of Mathematics and Physics

The key to studying for the SAT Math section is to get an SAT practice book and work on as many problems as possible. Those practice books contain the right mix of geometry, algebra, probability, etc. I usually work through such books with my SAT math students, giving them supplemental information... read more

79/hour
4.9 (953)
3,501 hours tutoring
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The key to studying for the SAT Math section is to get an SAT practice book and work on as many problems as possible. Those practice books contain the right mix of geometry, algebra, probability, etc. I usually work through such books with my SAT math students, giving them supplemental information... read more

David B.
50/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Patient and interactive retired professional for English, literature

Hello! Education has always been a high priority. My formal education includes a B.A. in history and a PhD in ethics. Each year of my adult life I have taken courses to keep my mind alert and my knowledge growing. I have done much writing for newspapers and periodicals. Currently I am researching and writing toward... read more

50/hour
4.8 (133)
535 hours tutoring
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Hello! Education has always been a high priority. My formal education includes a B.A. in history and a PhD in ethics. Each year of my adult life I have taken courses to keep my mind alert and my knowledge growing. I have done much writing for newspapers and periodicals. Currently I am researching and writing toward... read more

Karim M.
69/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Ivy League Grad for Math, Science, Writing, & Design

SAT Subject Test Scores: Math Level 2: 800 Biology: 770 Chemistry: 770 AP Scores: Physics C, Mechanics: 4 Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism: 5 read more

69/hour
5.0 (3)
11 hours tutoring
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SAT Subject Test Scores: Math Level 2: 800 Biology: 770 Chemistry: 770 AP Scores: Physics C, Mechanics: 4 Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism: 5 read more

John K.
65/hour

Near Portola Valley, CA

Stanford Engineering PhD student with 180+ hours of chemistry tutoring

I have worked with clients in honors, AP, and college general chemistry for 4+ years. Over the course of my education, I have taken AP Chemistry (5), the Chemistry SAT Subject exam, two semesters of advanced college general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, and two semesters of physical/quantum... read more

65/hour
5.0 (117)
280 hours tutoring
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I have worked with clients in honors, AP, and college general chemistry for 4+ years. Over the course of my education, I have taken AP Chemistry (5), the Chemistry SAT Subject exam, two semesters of advanced college general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, and two semesters of physical/quantum... read more

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