Top 0.2% English Tutor
Top 0.2% English Tutor
Tom, 3 lessons with Clement
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I am a full-time private tutor, specializing in English, primarily the SAT English & the ACT English, despite that I am also an SAT Math instructor at a private SAT institute. Please review my credentials and qualifications below to see if I might be a match for your tutoring needs. Please also feel free to look over my dozens and dozens of reviews at the bottom of my profile.
For the year 2016, I placed within the top 100 Wyzant tutors in the United States, placing me in the top 0.2% of Wyzant tutors in the United States.
For the year 2015, I placed within the top 100 Wyzant tutors in the United States, placing me in the top 0.2% of Wyzant tutors in the United States.
For the year 2014, I placed within the top 250 Wyzant tutors in the United States, placing me in the top 0.4% of Wyzant tutors in the United States.
I was nationally ranked on Wyzant during the week of September 5, 2016, fluctuating between the national rankings of #2, #3, #4, and #5. Only the top five tutors in the country are nationally ranked at any particular time on the Wyzant ranking system. In that period, I was also locally ranked #1 within a 50-mile radius of the Los Angeles area.
I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this prestigious organization to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world.
My specialty is all sections of the SAT and ACT standardized examinations, although I am certified to instruct over fifty subjects.
The following is a sampling of my accomplishments in the SAT, ACT, and PSAT standardized examinations:
(1) My best scoring new SAT pupil scored a 1570 (99th percentile).
(2) My best scoring new SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile).
(3) My best scoring new SAT Math pupil scored a perfect 800 (99th percentile).
(4) My best scoring ACT pupil scored a 33 (99th percentile).
(5) My best scoring ACT English pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile).
(6) My best scoring ACT Math pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile).
(7) My best scoring ACT Reading pupil scored a 36 (99th percentile).
(8) My best improved ACT English pupil increased his score from a 20 (50th percentile) to a 29 (90th percentile).
(9) My best scoring new PSAT pupil scored a 1420 (99th percentile).
(10) My best scoring new PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 670 (98th percentile).
(11) My best scoring new PSAT Math pupil scored a 750 (99th percentile).
(12) My best scoring new PSAT NMSC Selection Index pupil scored a 209.
(13) My best scoring old SAT pupil scored a 2280 (99th percentile).
(14) My best scoring old SAT Reading pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile).
(15) My best improved pupil increased his old SAT score the equivalent of 380 points, scoring a 32 (98th percentile).
(16) My best scoring old PSAT pupil scored a 219 (99th percentile).
The following is a sampling of my accomplishments In associated areas, particularly in the SSAT and ISEE standardized examinations:
(1) My best scoring SSAT pupil scored a 2265 (97th percentile).
(2) My best scoring SSAT Quantitative pupil scored a perfect 800 (99th percentile).
(3) My best scoring SSAT Verbal pupil scored a 767 (95th percentile).
(4) My best scoring ISEE Quantitative pupil scored a 924 (99th percentile).
(5) My best scoring ISEE Mathematics pupil scored a 923 (97th percentile).
(6) My best scoring ISEE Reading pupil scored a 912 (93rd percentile).
I have a General IQ Score of 140. It is specified that anyone with a General IQ Score this high is considered "Gifted" (2.3% of test takers). My other IQ Scores are as follows: Arithmetic - 143; Spatial Skill - 134; Logical - 141; Spelling - 150; Short Term Memory - 142; Rote Utilization - 146; Algebraic - 148; General Knowledge - 144; Visual Apprehension - 139; Geometric - 135; Vocabulary - 140; Intuition - 140; Computational Speed - 117. For an intelligence score of 130-144, the cognitive designation is "Gifted" (2.3% of test takers). For an intelligence score of 145 - 159, the cognitive designation is "Genius" (Less than 1% of test takers). Additionally, I can provide official documentation of these scores upon request.
I am a professor at CT University and an SAT instructor at Elite Educational Institute, Anaheim Hills. I have published a book, which is a collection of selected philosophical essays I composed as an undergraduate philosophy major at UCLA, and which is currently for sale in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Japan, India, Belgium, Norway, and the Netherlands. I have also edited a published book on philosophy of business that was authored by a fellow professor at CT University.
Although I was recruited by Harvard University, I would go on to receive my Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, where I was included in the Provost's Honors List, a member of the College Honors program, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Moreover, I received a Certificate of Mastery in a Political Philosophy course at Harvard University via its edX Program.
I have successfully trained pupils for admittance to the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. SET has assisted students throughout the world who exhibit extraordinary mathematical or verbal reasoning ability by scoring at least 700 on either the Mathematical or Verbal (Critical Reading) part of the SAT before the age of 13.
My students have been admitted to many universities, including Ivy League and Ivy League-caliber universities, like the California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth, Pomona College, UCLA, UC Berkeley, NYU, USC, Oregon, Pepperdine, Alabama and Boston College.
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Clement connected really well with my son. In two sessions, he was able to assess my son's writing level and gave critiques/instructions to better his skills. We look forward to getting more help from Clement. Update 07/21/16 With Clement's help, my son received a great SAT score of 1570 (reading/writing 770, math 800), putting him in the 99th percentile in all categories. Thank you so much, Clement.Tom, 3 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
It has been a pleasure being of assistance. Please let me know if you need additional assistance with college applications and recommendation letters. Thank you very much Tom.
First session went well.
This was our first session, but Clement arrived on time and jumped in quickly. He was courteous and helpful. We will be scheduling more sessions with him in the future.Lisa, 3 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I intend to make all subsequent lessons comparable to your first session experience.
Very good SAT Tutor
We worked through Reading and Writing sections - Clement offered good insight and analysis into what was being done wrong and how to fix it. Overall highly recommend Clement as a tutor for the SAT.Phyllis, 14 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Winston is doing a phenomenal job with the SAT reading section. He is steadily and consistently improving his skill in that section of the examination. His SAT writing skill was already rather strong before we began tutoring, but where I feel that I can be the most help for him will be the SAT essay. I will continue to do my best to ensure his development and progress.
Smart and patient tutor
Clement taught my son an SAT lesson. He is a smart and knowledgeable and patient tutor. My son likes him. We will continue to have more lessons with him in the future. Thanks for him to help with my son.Wen, 9 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback!! I will do my best to maximize his SAT score in the forthcoming lessons. Thank you so much again!!
Expert in writing
We went over my essay. I liked his feedback and I am now better prepared to write an sat essay. We also went over more reading and writing english questions. He helped me with some of the grammar in the writing section of the test.Montgomery, 7 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
It is a delight to be able to help you write the SAT essay. The SAT essay is a challenging examination, and I believe my direct experience grading actual SAT essays will be to your benefit.
Helpful and Patient
Clement is the best tutor out there. He is really smart and knows his stuff, and I highly recommend himTheodore, 11 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Thank you very much Teddy !! I do appreciate it !!
Professional and Knowledgeable
Clement is extremely knowledgeable about both the SAT & ACT Exams. He supplies lots of practice material and patiently reviews each question. My son enjoys his sessions with Clement and feels more confident after each. My mind is at ease knowing Clement will provide the skills my son needs to be successful on his future exams.Cameron , 29 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
It has been a privilege and delight working with your son. He is an excellent math student, and I am very, very much impressed as to how much math he can do in his head without writing anything down !! I will continue to supervise his progress in English, especially as it seems that he needs me more in that subject than that of any other of standardized test prep. Thank you again for the great feedback !!
Knowledgeable and straightforward
Clement is knowledgeable and patient. He is straight forward, gets the lessons done within the timeframe allotted; he is always on time. He is methodical in his approach and makes the effort to work with my daughter in ensuring that my daughter understands the task at hand.Patricia, 18 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback !! I always try to do my utmost to ensure that your daughter gets the best materials for test preparation and that she understands the material well enough to maximally apply her learning to the actual examination on test day. It has been a delight being her tutor, and I will continue to supervise her progress in the forthcoming lessons.
Clement is patient and very knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed tutoring because he explains well. He also helped her in areas she didn't understand. I would definitely recommend him.Kristina, 2 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
Thank you very much. Your feedback is very much considered and appreciated.
Helpful and Methodical
Clement was very methodical in his approach to begin SAT/ACT instructions and gave Tom an initial test to gauge his level for further help. We found him to be someone that we feel will propel Tom in his understanding of Math required for a better score on the upcoming tests.Yantong, 7 lessons with ClementTutor responded:
I have always believed in a systematic approach to anything, including mathematical standardized examination prep. The SAT Math and ACT Math are unique tests of their own right, and each is deserving of careful inspection and scrutiny. A methodical approach greatly assists in deconstructing the complexities each test directs towards its students.
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