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Albert K.

Danville, CA

$65/hour

Award-Winning UCLA Teacher (K-14) Math/Science/Test Prep/+All Subjects

2250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/27/15
5.0 average from 659 ratings
Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor!
— Nikki, Oakley, CA on 3/31/15

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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dean's Honor List, Magna Cum Laude
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework
UC Regents Scholar (Full-Ride)
Other

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Dean's Honor List, Magna Cum Laude)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

UC Regents Scholar (Full-Ride) (Other)

About Albert

I am currently a tutor for the Princeton Review, have taught at UCLA (TA), and have 10+ years of private tutoring experience working with tutoring companies in addition to test prep companies. I specialize in tutoring high school, middle, elementary, and college students to prepare them for matriculation to the best universities/colleges/graduate programs and private middle/high schools possible.

Now for the 2017-2018 school year, I stand as one of the top tutors on Wyzant in the Bay Area (hours-per-month & rating wise) and have tutored 820+ hours at Princeton Review and 3500+ hours at other private tutoring companies, including his own. I am currently in very high demand for both in-person and online sessions.

I currently tutor students from schools all over the Bay Area and United States (both in-person & online), including Monte Vista, Dougherty Valley, Foothill, Pleasanton, Heritage, De La Salle, Holy Rosary Catholic School, and more.

List of all schools I currently tutor and have tutored students from: www.wyzant.com/resources/blogs/467949/0705542376

I specialize in tutoring math, science (chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy/physiology), English/reading/writing, and SAT/ACT/AP exam preparation. I have had great success tutoring elementary, middle-, and high-school students in multiple subjects (reading, social studies, etc.) for overall grade and study skills improvement + academic achievement. I have tutored many college students & adults.

I also offer private tutoring for the health profession (MCAT, DAT, & OAT) exams & many other exams including, but not limited to, the ISEE/SSAT, TOEFL, GED and the CLEP exams.

**NOTE: LIMITED SPOTS/TIMES AVAILABLE! I currently only accept students on an APPLICATION basis depending on availability and other factors. I may not be able to accept you/your student at a given time. **ONLINE TUTORING SESSION SLOTS ALSO LIMITED**

- I also offer piano lessons (11+ years experience) and computer/tech assistance.

References are available upon request.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Education & Credentials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I graduated with a degree from UCLA with high honors (Dean's Honors List, Magna Cum Laude) in Integrative Biology & Physiology. I also took many classes at UCLA in education, linguistics, history, and English. I had a cumulative GPA of 3.838 with 265.5 completed units at graduation and was a 10-time Dean's Honors List Recipient. I also was a member of the UCLA Regents Scholar Society, the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies, the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society, and Christian Students at UCLA. I worked as a TA for several undergraduate classes at UCLA, including Education 92F and Life Sciences 2-3. I am currently taking graduate- level classes at Stanford University; my career lies in both teaching (including tutoring) and medicine (oncology/anesthesiology).

I have scored at the 98th percentile on the SAT I/II tests and received the highest score of 5 on multiple AP exams (see below for more details) as a high school student, achieving the AP Scholar with Distinction award by the end of my junior year. I have been the recipient of over $350,000 worth of many university merit-based invitational and scholarship honors and awards. Some of the most notable scholarships I have been awarded are the Regents Scholarship from both UCLA and UCSB. Both provided me with a large monetary award (full-ride), priority enrollment, 4 years of room and board, and many other privileges, honors, and incentives.

The SAT examinations that I have scored at 98th percentile or higher are as follows: SAT I; SAT II - Math 2; and SAT II - Biology (M). I also took many AP exams during high school, achieving the AP Scholar with Distinction award by the end of my junior year. Some of the exams that I have taken include: AP Physics B (Score = 5); AP Chemistry (Score = 5); AP Biology (Score = 5); AP Calculus AB (Score = 5); AP Statistics (Score = 5); AP US Government & Politics (Score = 5). I continuously study and retake the SAT, ACT, and AP Exams to stay on par with both the big and small changes each year to the exams.

~~~~~~~~~~~ My Personal Message to You ~~~~~~~~~~~

One of the wisest teachers once said that poor grades, study habits, and test scores are not life-threatening, but they are college-, job- , career-, and quality-of-life threatening. The most competitive students take a pro-active approaching to academics and tutoring while the least competitive take a reactive approach. All you need to do is watching the documentary 'Two Million Minutes' by Bob Compton to realize why students in other countries such as India and China surpass American peers in almost every subject, especially language (writing, grammar, etc.), math, science, and engineering-related subjects. They attend extra classes and tutoring from 6-7 AM in the morning to almost midnight.

In today's fast-paced and competitive job market, there is simply too much to lose by not investing now in your child's or your education. If a student is struggling, it makes sense to get him/her the help needed so that the time spent in school is worthwhile. Great grades and test scores can open doors that may have been previously closed and are also significant factors when determining scholarships, so investing time and effort now can pay off substantially in the future. Finally, let's not forget the most important part in all of this: the student. The confidence, knowledge, and skills that a student gains through effective tutoring can last a lifetime.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch. Every day spent waiting is another class or lecture's worth of material that you might potentially fall behind or another low quiz/test/exam score that will only make it harder to recover from. I have had too many students who could have received the grade(s) they wanted had they contacted me from the beginning.
I am currently a tutor for the Princeton Review, have taught at UCLA (TA), and have 10+ years of private tutoring experience working with tutoring companies in addition to test prep companies. I specialize in tutoring high school, middle, elementary, and college students to prepare them for matriculation to the best universities/colleges/graduate Read more

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36 hours notice required

*$35-$185/hr rates!* Travel fees may apply. If notification of cancellation on any scheduled lesson is received within the 36 hour period, student will be charged the full hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Danville, CA 94506
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"Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor!"

- Nikki, Oakley, CA on 3/31/15

"Great Tutor!"

- May, Dublin, CA on 6/19/17

"knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Angelique, Pittsburg, CA on 4/24/17

"A Pretty Good Job"

- Tony, Brentwood, CA on 3/8/17

"Knowledgable and easy to relate to"

- Bukky, Dublin, CA on 3/7/17

"Help with Reading, Writing"

- Ruxin, Alamo, CA on 2/8/17

"Awesome personality and very knowledgeable."

- Enojare, Brentwood, CA on 2/3/17

"Very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Geraldine, Dublin, CA on 11/18/16

"Impressive Elite Tutor"

- John, San Ramon, CA on 10/3/16

"Very very knowledgeable and willing to help"

- John, Discovery Bay, CA on 9/28/16

"Peace Of Mind"

- Hattie, Brentwood, CA on 8/29/16

"Fantastic!"

- Rona, Concord, CA on 5/5/16

"Patient instructor who creates a fun learning environment for toddlers"

- Gauri, Brentwood, CA on 4/18/16

"Very Knowledgable and helpful"

- Alex, Pittsburg, CA on 4/17/16

"Most excellent!"

- Jean, Stockton, CA on 2/24/16

"Superb teacher with effective skills"

- Justin, San Ramon, CA on 2/24/16

"Very Thankful!"

- Jill, Discovery Bay, CA on 2/16/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Gregory, Antioch, CA on 6/1/15

"Awesome!!!"

- Jacqueline, Brentwood, CA on 1/30/15

"The Absolute Best All-Around Tutor"

- Mathew, Antioch, CA on 1/18/15

"Thorough, Knowledgeable, Prepared"

- Zachary, Brentwood, CA on 10/15/14

"The first impression was a good one."

- Shirley, Antioch, CA on 10/15/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Barbara, Oakley, CA on 8/21/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Cyndi, Concord, CA on 7/23/14

"Knows his stuff"

- Martin, Antioch, CA on 4/9/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Botany, Chemistry,
Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology, Nursing, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Composition (Music), Flute, Music History, Music Theory, Piano
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Composition (Music), Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography, Video Production
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST, College Counseling, Common Core, GED, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, ISEE,
LSAT, MCAT,
PSAT,
Regents, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Gaming, Computer Programming, Computer Science, CSS, Dreamweaver, General Computer, Graphic Design, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Photography, PHP, QuickBooks, SQL, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks, Tax Preparation
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Swimming

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

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the ACT myself, I have tutored the ACT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the ACT on.

ACT Math

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the ACT myself, I have tutored the ACT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the ACT on.

ACT Reading

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the ACT myself, I have tutored the ACT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the ACT on.

ACT Science

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the ACT myself, I have tutored the ACT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the ACT on.

Biology

I have taught biology at UCLA (TA) and am a biology tutor for the Princeton Review. I have tutored hundreds of students in Biology, AP Biology, and SAT II Biology, with some students scoring in the 98th percentile and 5's on the AP/SAT Exams. I continuously study and retake the Biology SAT & AP Exams to stay on par with both the big and small changes each year to the exams. I I also have tutored Biology for the MCAT, DAT, and OAT exams.

Chemistry

I have taught chemistry at UCLA (TA) and am a chemistry tutor for the Princeton Review. I have tutored hundreds of students in Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and SAT II Chemistry, with some students scoring in the 97th percentile and 5's on the AP/SAT Exams. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor.

Chinese

I have over 20 years of private Chinese education and teaching experience. I have taught Chinese to many students in my career and continue to teach and tutor many students in Chinese. I am experienced in teaching both the written and spoken Chinese language. I have won several awards in Chinese speech and Chinese calligraphy contests. I am a native Chinese speaker and also teach students about the native Chinese culture if they want to learn.

ESL/ESOL

I tutor hundreds of students in English/ESL every year. I have over 10 years of private English & ESL teaching experience. I have taught English and ESL/ESOL to many students in my career and continue to teach and tutor many students in English and ESL/ESOL. I am experienced in teaching both the written and spoken English language. I am a native English & Chinese speaker who was born in the United States.

ISEE

I have tutored students on the ISEE at the upper, middle, and lower levels. My tutoring involves a comprehensive approach to all four sections of the ISEE: verbal reasoning; math (quantitative reasoning and mathematics achievement); reading comprehension; and the essay. Similar to other tests, I go over the content, question types, and strategy for each section. I have achieved superior results with students willing to apply themselves fully to the program.

MCAT

I have and currently tutor hundreds of students every year on the MCAT, with many scoring over 520 on the New MCAT exam. I was actually one of the workshop coordinators for MCAT preparation and medical school applications at the UCLA Career Center.

Having taught the MCAT for so many years, I am extremely well-versed with the MCAT exam content and the MCAT subject areas of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and CARS. My preparation consist of a comprehensive review of all topics, a thorough discussion of all strategies and methods of approaching the question types, and the provision of practice exams and other study materials for time not spent in session.

Organic Chemistry

Short Version:
Organic chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored many students in this subject who came to me preparing for the OAT/DAT/MCAT exam.

Long Version:
Organic chemistry is one of my strongest subjects. I have tutored many students in this subject who came to me preparing for the OAT/DAT/MCAT exam. I have also tutored students who were having trouble in their organic chemistry class at their university/community college. I ranked as one of the top 15% of my class in Organic Chemistry at UCLA with Dr. Steven H., receiving a final grade of an A (4.0) in the class. Moreover, I received and A+ in Chem14A, a general chemistry class heavily based on molecular structure, at UCLA with Dr. Lawrence L. (ranked top 2% of the class).

Physics

I have tutored many students in Physics, AP Physics, SAT II Physics, and College Physics with some students scoring in the 97th percentile and 5's on the AP/SAT Exams. My college physics students have all achieved the grades they desired on their exams through regular tutoring. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor.

Piano

I have over 20 years of piano and music education & experience and have formally passed examinations for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). I have trained under renowned piano instructors who have trained in and taught at world-famous music institutions such as the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai, China.

I have passed one of the ABRSM grade examinations with distinction and was invited to play a piece at Chabot College in Hayward, CA at the annual California ABRSM recital. I have many years of experience performing on-stage in front of audiences in semi-formal settings.

I specialize in teaching piano (all levels - from beginner to advanced) to children, teens, and adults. I have taught children as young as 5 years old.

In addition to the piano, I also play the flute, clarinet, and piccolo. I have played in orchestras and participated in concert and marching bands.

PSAT

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the PSAT & SAT myself, I have tutored the PSAT & SAT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the SAT on.

SAT Math

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the SAT myself, I have tutored the SAT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the SAT on.

SAT Reading

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the SAT myself, I have tutored the SAT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the SAT on.

SAT Writing

Scoring at the 99th percentile on the SAT myself, I have tutored the SAT for the Princeton Review, other large test prep companies, and in my own SAT/ACT business for many years. Many of my students score in the 90-95th percentile and above, with some even receiving perfect scores. I have consistently received strong recommendations from those that I tutor the SAT on.

Study Skills

At UCLA, I had to opportunity to take a specialized course offered by the Education Department (Education 92F) which focuses specifically on study skills and the research behind different internal and external factors that influence undergraduates to succeed in their courses and college in general. Moreover, while tutoring high school and middle school students in math and science subjects, it is very seldom that I do not also teach the study skills necessary to do well on future homework and tests. Lastly, I myself, having graduated UCLA with high honors, have developed a very good foundation in my own study skills and many of my mentees at UCLA in various organizations that I am a part of have thought my sharing of these skills was extremely helpful.

Web Design

I have extensive web design and programming experience, having taken premium classes locally and through online subscription sites. My areas of expertise in particular are: use of the WordPress content management system (CMS), creating, setting up, and designing websites, graphic design (business logos, advertisement videos, animations, banners, etc.), HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, and use of Distributed Version Control systems (e.g. Git & GitHub).

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dean's Honor List, Magna Cum Laude
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework
UC Regents Scholar (Full-Ride)
Other

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Dean's Honor List, Magna Cum Laude)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

UC Regents Scholar (Full-Ride) (Other)

Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor!

Albert originally helped my daughter with preparing for the SAT exam, which she managed to score over 220 points higher compared to the first time she took the test! With his guidance, she also managed to score extremely high on the SAT II math and chemistry subject tests. Last fall, we had Albert help my daughter with her college applications and with her personal statements. We found out in De

— Nikki, Oakley, CA on 3/31/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

*$35-$185/hr rates!* Travel fees may apply. If notification of cancellation on any scheduled lesson is received within the 36 hour period, student will be charged the full hourly rate.

Travel policy

Albert will travel within 40 miles of Danville, CA 94506.