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Harvard University
Biology

Education

Harvard University (Biology)

About Gilmore

I went to Harvard (Biology major, graduated cum laude). My day job is in investment banking/consulting, but I've always been passionate about education. So I started teaching and tutoring students on the side. Parents love what I do because I am laser focused on results and helping students achieve their very best academic work. Students love working with me because I take the time to listen and understand where they're coming from and I explain difficult concepts in a simple way.

WHAT DO I TEACH?

Standardized Test Prep
- SAT exam
- ACT exam
- SSAT exam
- SAT IIs (Math and Science related exams)
- AP exams (Math and Science related)
- MCAT

Academic Tutoring (High School & College Levels)
- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry
- All Math subjects: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Math Analysis, Calculus

College Advising
- Putting together applications
- College essays
- College interview prep

FEEDBACK FROM PAST STUDENTS

SAT & ACT

"Hi Gil -I hope you had a happy holidays and New Years! I wanted to let you know that I got my ACT scores back from December and got a composite score of 31. I improved my science section greatly and had better scores overall in the different categories, which I am very glad about. Thank you again for all your help with preparing for the SAT/ACT and with my college essays!" - L. (Student)

"Hi, Gil. We got the ACT score today and he got at 35!!!!! The breakdown is English 34, Math 33, Reading 36, Science 35. His score before tutoring was Composite 31...Thanks so much for all of your help. I will let you know what the writing score is in a few weeks when we get it back." - Drew G. (Parent)

"Hi Gil. Thank you so much for your talented, persistent, and competent tutoring. We will definitely be hoping you are available for our son, Mason. We plan on beginning tutoring for the SAT/ACT in August." -S.C (Parent)

"Hi Gil - I have been meaning to email you, but have been so busy with tennis. Anyway I just wanted to let you know I received a 29 composite score on ACT which I am surprised about. My scores increased one point on each test and two on science. I went from a 29-30 on English, 26-27 math, 31-32 reading, and 26-28 science. Originally I think my target score was about a 29-30, so thank you so much for helping me reach it! Thanks for all your help!!" - JK (Student)
I went to Harvard (Biology major, graduated cum laude). My day job is in investment banking/consulting, but I've always been passionate about education. So I started teaching and tutoring students on the side. Parents love what I do because I am laser focused on results and helping students achieve their very best academic work. Students love Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Results!"

- Shari, Fontana, CA on 7/5/14

"Very knowledgeable and likable."

- Shula, Irvine, CA on 4/4/17

"Terrific"

- Chris, Monroe, LA on 2/22/17

"Very patient and knowledgable"

- Armando, Cerritos, CA on 2/10/17

"College Counseling"

- Lin, Pasadena, CA on 11/5/16

"Friendly organized and motivational"

- Ivonne, San Juan, PR on 8/30/16

"Wonderful tutor who is knowledgeable, patient, and thorough"

- Renee, Fountain Valley, CA on 7/25/16

"Good First session"

- Sarah, Aliso Viejo, CA on 7/19/16

"Attentive and data driven"

- Johnny, Cerritos, CA on 7/3/16

"Knowledgeable, patient and helpful!"

- Chris, Costa Mesa, CA on 7/2/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Damir, Laguna Beach, CA on 6/23/16

"I wish we had found him sooner"

- Carol, Newport Beach, CA on 5/29/16

"Helpful and Adaptable tutor."

- Jackson, Newport Beach, CA on 5/20/16

"Great tutor!"

- David, Anaheim, CA on 3/1/16

"Great Tutor"

- Caroline, Corona Del Mar, CA on 2/21/16

"Enthusiastic and Professional"

- Mary Ann, Santa Ana, CA on 2/19/16
Gilmore replied on 2/20/2016

Thanks Mary Ann! It's such a pleasure helping your daughter succeed in Chemistry. Now we just need to keep pushing forward for that A!

"Great Tutor"

- Omaima, Irvine, CA on 1/8/16

"Patient and caring tutor"

- Mackenzie, Santa Ana, CA on 1/6/16

"Gilmore has helped out immensely"

- Jesse, Costa Mesa, CA on 12/18/15

"Very helpful and easy to schedule"

- Nicole, Laguna Niguel, CA on 11/18/15
Gilmore replied on 11/20/2015

Thanks Nicole! It was so great working with you and looking forward to being able to help again. =)

"Thoughtful, Conscientious Teacher"

- Christy, Irvine, CA on 8/15/15
Gilmore replied on 8/18/2015

Thanks for the feedback, Christy! We're going to push ahead and work hard to help lift her SAT score!!!

"Great tutor!!"

- Cyndi, Orange, CA on 12/16/14

"Awesome!"

- Hira, Corona, CA on 10/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Melanie, Costa Mesa, CA on 10/9/14

"Good Tutor And Very Thorough. Love His In Person Tutoring"

- Smita, Cerritos, CA on 7/27/14

"Great tutor!"

- Hailey, Newport Beach, CA on 6/26/14

"Great, Responsive Tutor"

- Karen, Newport Beach, CA on 6/20/14

"Very helpful!"

- Rachel, Newport Beach, CA on 6/18/14

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Rhonda, Costa Mesa, CA on 6/13/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physics
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling,
GRE, ISEE, MCAT,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Business, Career Development, Finance, Financial Accounting, GRE, Managerial Accounting

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.

ACT English

"Hi Gil -I hope you had a happy holidays and New Years! I wanted to let you know that I got my ACT scores back from December and got a composite score of 31. I improved my science section greatly and had better scores overall in the different categories, which I am very glad about. Thank you again for all your help with preparing for the SAT/ACT and with my college essays!" - L. (Student)

"Hi, Gil. We got the ACT score today and he got at 35!!!!! The breakdown is English 34, Math 33, Reading 36, Science 35. His score before tutoring was Composite 31...Thanks so much for all of your help. I will let you know what the writing score is in a few weeks when we get it back." - Drew G. (Parent)

“Hi Gil, This is HOT off the press (see attached)! So awesome!!!!!!! He couldn’t have done it without your help! You Rock!!!!!! Thank you sooooooooooooo much! Composite Score: 31 (English 35, Math 28, Reading 32 Science 27 Combined Eng/Wri 32 ERssay 9)” - GJ

"She did great on the ACT's. Her composite score improved 4 points from a 24 to a 28. Her English improved by 7 points, Reading by 5, and Math even increased by 3. Cristina feels it was all the hard work and preparation, thanks to you. My husband and I are very pleased. Thank you so much, we are very happy with her results." - Lisa D. (Parent)

"Hi Gilmore, You tutored my son last summer for the ACT test...he will be going to USC in the fall and was awarded several 4-year scholarships there!- DS" (Parent)

“Hi! So, where do i begin! I am so appreciative for all the time, support, patience, and dedication you offered A.. As you probably know by now he scored a 32 from a 27. This is amazing!!!! Thanks to all ur wisdom and hard-work with him. Thank you, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I hope that u continue doing what u do with kids. We will continue working with u as u r helping him for now with reviewing his essay and will need ur help” - FG (Parent)

"Hi Gil! Just wanted to let you know I got my scores back. With a 34 in reading and English, a 32 in math and a 26 in science I am at a 32. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am not planning on retaking the test as I got the score I had needed. Also, my writing score was a 33. Thanks again for everything!" - Naomi (Student)

"Hi Gil, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for all the wonderful work you did with Sonya. She really seemed to respond very well to your coaching and had nothing but high praise for your efforts. My husband and I were also very appreciative of your weekly progress updates." - Kim M (Parent)

ACT Math

"Hi Gil -I hope you had a happy holidays and New Years! I wanted to let you know that I got my ACT scores back from December and got a composite score of 31. I improved my science section greatly and had better scores overall in the different categories, which I am very glad about. Thank you again for all your help with preparing for the SAT/ACT and with my college essays!" - L. (Student)

"Hi, Gil. We got the ACT score today and he got at 35!!!!! The breakdown is English 34, Math 33, Reading 36, Science 35. His score before tutoring was Composite 31...Thanks so much for all of your help. I will let you know what the writing score is in a few weeks when we get it back." - Drew G. (Parent)

"Hi Gil. Thank you so much for your talented, persistent, and competent tutoring. We will definitely be hoping you are available for our son, Mason. We plan on beginning tutoring for the SAT/ACT in August." -S.C (Parent)

"Hi Gil - I have been meaning to email you, but have been so busy with tennis. Anyway I just wanted to let you know I received a 29 composite score on ACT which I am surprised about. My scores increased one point on each test and two on science. I went from a 29-30 on English, 26-27 math, 31-32 reading, and 26-28 science. Originally I think my target score was about a 29-30, so thank you so much for helping me reach it! Thanks for all your help!!" - JK (Student)

"She did great on the ACT's. Her composite score improved 4 points from a 24 to a 28. Her English improved by 7 points, Reading by 5, and Math even increased by 3. Cristina feels it was all the hard work and preparation, thanks to you. My husband and I are very pleased. Thank you so much, we are very happy with her results." - Lisa D. (Parent)

"Hi Gilmore, You tutored my son last summer for the ACT test...he will be going to USC in the fall and was awarded several 4-year scholarships there!- DS" (Parent)

"Hi Gil! Just wanted to let you know I got my scores back. With a 34 in reading and English, a 32 in math and a 26 in science I am at a 32. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am not planning on retaking the test as I got the score I had needed. Also, my writing score was a 33. Thanks again for everything!" - Naomi (Student)

Algebra 1

"Dear Gil, We cannot thank you enough for the help and great support you gave Yousef during the last few months. Yousef enjoyed your tutoring, he learned a lot academically and picked up good learning skills and valuable test taking tips that will help him and stay with for the rest of his life. He was prepared for the test and can't wait for the results. Of course we will keep you updated on the test results. Please stay in touch and I am sure Yousef would love to hear from you as well." - Paul and Mejda L (Parents)

"Hi Gil, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for all the wonderful work you did with Sonya. She really seemed to respond very well to your coaching and had nothing but high praise for your efforts. My husband and I were also very appreciative of your weekly progress updates." - Kim M (Parent)

"Hi Gil, The last test we took was Chp11.8-11.10 which we went over and I got a 90%. Thanks!" - SB (Student)

Algebra 2

"Hi Gil, As a teacher myself, I was ecstatic to hear you pushing Wyatt, asking him higher level thinking questions. I think you set up a good rapport with Wyatt. He is very smart (IQ of 152) but his strengths lie in the English/Social Science and Art realms. He is a gifted musician who has always struggled with math, especially Algebra, just like I did. With that struggle & the feeling of not doing well in subject, the idea of just giving up on it naturally has come. I appreciate you taking the time to know him and I like your encouraging, yet challenging approach! Thank you!" - Brenda (Parent)

College Counseling

Recent review:
"Gilmore is an excellent tutor in everything college prep. He gave me great tips for my SAT and has also helped me craft and perfect my common app college essay. He gives valuable insight from a critical point of view in order to maximize improvement. He does more than correct simple grammar mistakes; he suggests different ideas, concepts, and details in order to perfect each and every essay. Overall, he is an amazing tutor."

Also, I've been on the Harvard admissions committee as as an alumni interviewer for 12 years.

MCAT

As a Harvard undergrad and Biology concentration (Class of '03), I took a broad range of classes in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. In college, I tutored fellow classmates and organized study groups.

I scored a 36 on my MCAT (95.7-97.2% percentile range), including a 12 in the Physical Sciences section, a 12 on the Biological Sciences Section, and a 12 on the Verbal Section.

Subsequently have taught the MCAT in a class setting for a boutique tutoring company and independently as a private tutor (students from Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Colgate, UCI Irvine).

Organic Chemistry

As a Harvard undergrad and Biology concentrator (Class of '03), I took Principles of Organic Chemistry (Chem 17) and Organic Chemistry of Life (Chem 27). In college, I tutored fellow classmates and organized study groups.

I scored a 36 on my MCAT (95.7-97.2% percentile range), including a 12 in the Physical Sciences section and a 12 on the Biological Sciences Section.

Subsequently have taught organic chemistry in an MCAT class setting for a boutique tutoring company and independently as a private tutor (students from Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Colgate, UCI Irvine).

SAT Math

"Hi Gil, we received the SAT scores today and increased his overall score by 130 points! [Math 690 (prior 620), Reading 730 (same), Writing 720 (prior 660), Total 2140 (prior 2010)] Great increases in the Math and Writing sections that you helped him in. We are really happy with this score and appreciate the guidance you gave him!!" - DK (Parent)

SAT Reading

I went to Harvard (Biology major, graduated cum laude). My day job is in investment banking/consulting, but I've always been passionate about education. So I started teaching and tutoring students on the side.

Parents love what I do because I am laser focused on results and helping students achieve their very best academic work. Students love working with me because I take the time to listen and understand where they're coming from and I explain difficult concepts in a simple way.

Harvard University
Biology

Education

Harvard University (Biology)

Excellent Results!

My son's SAT score increased by almost 500 points to a 2240! The help Gilmore provided was invaluable. From the very first lesson, we could see results. His knowledge of the subjects and his approach were excellent. I especially appreciated that although Gil is obviously very intelligent, he neither talked down to or over the head of my son. It was a great experience and I would highly recomm

— Shari, Fontana, CA on 7/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $180.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gilmore will travel within 40 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626.