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Ian Y.

USC MBA 18 Years Exp. Specializing In ISEE/SSAT/ACT/SAT/GMAT

USC MBA 18 Years Exp. Specializing In ISEE/SSAT/ACT/SAT/GMAT

$80/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

About Ian


Bio

Hi there!!

I'm Ian, a teacher and educator with over 15 years of experience. I even come from a family of teachers!! I have worked with thousands of elementary, secondary and university students to help them achieve their academic goals. I passed my CBEST and then started teaching privately after 2 years of teaching SAT Test Preparation and GMAT Test Preparation classes for a well-known test prep company, where I recognized a pocket of opportunity for individual and small group work....

Hi there!!

I'm Ian, a teacher and educator with over 15 years of experience. I even come from a family of teachers!! I have worked with thousands of elementary, secondary and university students to help them achieve their academic goals. I passed my CBEST and then started teaching privately after 2 years of teaching SAT Test Preparation and GMAT Test Preparation classes for a well-known test prep company, where I recognized a pocket of opportunity for individual and small group work. Since then I have enjoyed mentoring students and helping them realize their academic and extracurricular goals.

What subjects do I teach?

My focus is on test prep, academic tutoring and study skills development. I've been fortunate to have students for years at a time, so I am able to help them with almost all subjects! I regularly teach Chemistry/AP Chemistry, SAT and ACT Prep in the Math, English, and Writing Sections, GMAT Prep, all levels of Spanish, SSAT, ISEE, CBEST, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Essay Writing. There may be a subject or two I am forgetting here, so if you don't see it feel free to ask!!

What results have my students had over the last 15 years?

Best ACT improvement: 10 points
Best SAT improvement: 600 points
Best ISEE: 99%
Best SSAT: 99%
Best GMAT: 750
Private Schools my students were accepted to: Andover, Choate, Kate, Sage Hill, St. Margaret's, Jserra, and many more!
Colleges my students have been accepted to: Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Georgetown, UCLA, USC, and many more!

How do I conduct sessions?

I enjoy making the most of every session, ensuring that my students leave feeling they have recieved a ton of value from the experience. My clients can get in touch with me very quickly via text to schedule a session or discuss something we are working on remotely together. Having initially worked for larger tutoring companies and later run my own for over 14 years, I have a deep understanding of client needs and goals. I make my sessions feel purposeful and


Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
American Literature and Chemistry
University of Southern California (USC)
MBA

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Online rate is for non-AP HS subjects only** Ask about discounts for multiple hours in same day and week.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

After attending business school at USC and being awarded an MBA I have been teaching and tutoring the GMAT, economics, and other business subjects for the last 15 years, helping students achieve their goals.
GMAT,

GMAT

I scored in the 90th percentile on the GMAT and attended USC Marshall business school as a result. Check out my Wyzant testimonials to see how my GMAT students have done!
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

After attending business school at USC and being awarded an MBA I have been teaching and tutoring the GMAT, economics, and other business subjects for the last 15 years, helping students achieve their goals.
GMAT,

GMAT

I scored in the 90th percentile on the GMAT and attended USC Marshall business school as a result. Check out my Wyzant testimonials to see how my GMAT students have done!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to tutoring and teaching locally and online for nearly 20 years, I was a literature major at UCLA, a newspaper editor, worked as a progressed for a major law firm, and currently write and edit for a major business publication.
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to living in Argentina for a time, I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I studied it for 6 quarters at UCLA before traveling all over South America to practice. I love teaching Spanish and other subjects and seeing my students thrive!
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Portuguese

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught all 3 sections of the ACT for 15 years. My students have increased 2-4pts on average with many scoring over 30 on the ACT! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
English,

English

I have taught all levels of English and writing for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I have a BA in Literature from UCLA and an MBA from USC. My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to tutoring and teaching locally and online for nearly 20 years, I was a literature major at UCLA, a newspaper editor, worked as a progressed for a major law firm, and currently write and edit for a major business publication.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the Writing Section of the SAT since it began in 2004. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 1, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 2, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

After taking AP chemistry in high school and getting all A's, I went on to study it at UCLA, where I received my BA with a minor degree in chemistry. For the last 12 years, I have actively tutored chemistry at the high school and college level. My approach is to focus on the way my students learn best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
English,

English

I have taught all levels of English and writing for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I have a BA in Literature from UCLA and an MBA from USC. My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching and tutoring geometry for over 15 years with great success.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-algebra more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I work with students to build a foundation for their later math work, which is crucial to their success. My approach is to focus on the way each student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all 3 sections of the SAT for more than 15 years. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to living in Argentina for a time, I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I studied it for 6 quarters at UCLA before traveling all over South America to practice. I love teaching Spanish and other subjects and seeing my students thrive!
ESL/ESOL, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spelling

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to living in Argentina for a time, I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I studied it for 6 quarters at UCLA before traveling all over South America to practice. I love teaching Spanish and other subjects and seeing my students thrive!
ESL/ESOL, Portuguese, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught ACT Math and all 3 sections of the ACT for more than 10 years. My students have increased 2-4pts on average with many scoring over 30 on the ACT! Check out my Wyzant testimonials to see how my ACT students have done! I would love to help you achieve the results you desire as well!!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 1, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 2, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching and tutoring geometry for over 15 years with great success.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-algebra more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I work with students to build a foundation for their later math work, which is crucial to their success. My approach is to focus on the way each student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all 3 sections of the SAT for more than 15 years. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 1, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 2, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

After taking AP chemistry in high school and getting all A's, I went on to study it at UCLA, where I received my BA with a minor degree in chemistry. For the last 12 years, I have actively tutored chemistry at the high school and college level. My approach is to focus on the way my students learn best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
English,

English

I have taught all levels of English and writing for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I have a BA in Literature from UCLA and an MBA from USC. My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching and tutoring geometry for over 15 years with great success.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught Pre-algebra more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! I work with students to build a foundation for their later math work, which is crucial to their success. My approach is to focus on the way each student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to living in Argentina for a time, I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I studied it for 6 quarters at UCLA before traveling all over South America to practice. I love teaching Spanish and other subjects and seeing my students thrive!
ESL/ESOL

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 25 years and have taught all levels privately. I have been in multiple bands, have played venues all over CA and the US. I studied ethnomusicology at UCLA and am have studied privately with MIT (Musician's Institute) graduates. I am also am endorsed by several guitar companies.

Other

ESL/ESOL, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have taught ACT Science and other 2 sections of the test for over 10 years and many of my students receive over a 30 if they put in the work!! Every student is unique and that is why I have different strategies depending on a student's reading and comprehension abilities. I look forward to helping you get the results you want on the ACT!!
Chemistry

Chemistry

After taking AP chemistry in high school and getting all A's, I went on to study it at UCLA, where I received my BA with a minor degree in chemistry. For the last 12 years, I have actively tutored chemistry at the high school and college level. My approach is to focus on the way my students learn best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 1, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math, including algebra 2, for more than 15 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

After taking AP chemistry in high school and getting all A's, I went on to study it at UCLA, where I received my BA with a minor degree in chemistry. For the last 12 years, I have actively tutored chemistry at the high school and college level. My approach is to focus on the way my students learn best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching and tutoring geometry for over 15 years with great success.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all 3 sections of the SAT for more than 15 years. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to living in Argentina for a time, I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I studied it for 6 quarters at UCLA before traveling all over South America to practice. I love teaching Spanish and other subjects and seeing my students thrive!
ESL/ESOL, GED, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught all 3 sections of the ACT for 15 years. My students have increased 2-4pts on average with many scoring over 30 on the ACT! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught ACT Math and all 3 sections of the ACT for more than 10 years. My students have increased 2-4pts on average with many scoring over 30 on the ACT! Check out my Wyzant testimonials to see how my ACT students have done! I would love to help you achieve the results you desire as well!!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have taught ACT Science and other 2 sections of the test for over 10 years and many of my students receive over a 30 if they put in the work!! Every student is unique and that is why I have different strategies depending on a student's reading and comprehension abilities. I look forward to helping you get the results you want on the ACT!!
CBEST,

CBEST

I passed the CBEST, missing only 1 question on the entire exam! I have been teaching test prep and tutoring for more than 12 years and this is exam is a pleasure for me to teach. I used to work for a well-known test prep company teaching the GMAT, SAT, and ACT, so I feel I am more than qualified to teach the CBEST. My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
GMAT,

GMAT

I scored in the 90th percentile on the GMAT and attended USC Marshall business school as a result. Check out my Wyzant testimonials to see how my GMAT students have done!
ISEE,

ISEE

I have been teaching the ISEE for over eight years. I am intimately familiar with the format of test and most of the books available on the subject. All of my students have had amazing success on the ISEE and have been accepted to the private high schools of their choice.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught all 3 sections of the SAT for more than 15 years. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the Writing Section of the SAT since it began in 2004. My students have increased 200-400pts on average with many scoring over 2000 on the old SAT and 1400 on the new one! Would love to help you achieve these results!!
SSAT,

SSAT

I have taught all parts of the SSAT for more than 12 years and love helping my students meet and exceed their goals! Over 90% of my students have been accepted to the boarding school of their choice. I have a BA in Literature from UCLA and an MBA from USC. My approach is to focus on the way my student learns best. This achieves the most dramatic and fastest results!!
GED, PSAT, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Ian has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Both of my kids have had several sessions with Ian, they like him. He is very patient with them, never mind to offer extra help. Ian's tutorial style is very organized and detailed.

Stanley, 12 lessons with Ian

Great tutor

Ian is a great teacher. Explain the verbal part in GMAT very clearly. Ian gave me a brighter strategy of preparing the GMAT test.

Hongchao, 6 lessons with Ian

Awesome tutor! Would recommend him to study for a test like ACT, CBEST, and etc.

With Ian, I really enjoyed having him as a tutor. I focused more on the CBEST. After many trials and tribulations, I was getting frustrated about not passing the CBEST, but I got to pass the CBEST, all thanks to Ian. From the beginning when we first met, we sat down and he asked me about what he thought my strengths and weaknesses were as of why I was not passing it. He was patient and very understanding from the beginning. He showed strategies for the reading section particularly and I learned a lot from him. I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend him for any high school and college students, who have big test to study from, such as the ACT, CBEST, SAT, and etc.

Jessica, 10 lessons with Ian

Great Tutor

I worked with Ian about twice a week for 3-4 weeks before taking my GMAT. I needed some review on the quantitative section because most of the material I had not seen in awhile. He brought multiple sets of practice problems to each lesson based on what material I needed the most work on. With his help I received a 700 on my GMAT. I could not have done it without him and I would highly recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.

Douglas, 7 lessons with Ian

A master at tutoring online

We live in the country, but it didn't matter. Ian is a master at tutoring online. He has the tools, he's knowledgeable, insightful, flexible -- a great tutor. I am so glad we found him!

Bruce, 2 lessons with Ian

Great Tutor

Very clear in his explanations. Makes sure you understand what you are studying before he goes on to the next sections.

Nick, 10 lessons with Ian
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