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Pam O.

Expert College Counselor-Tutor in English, Writing, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Expert College Counselor-Tutor in English, Writing, SAT Reading, TOEFL

$95/hour

  • 37 hours tutoring

  • Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

"Very patient and knowledgeable tutor."

Hassmik, 2 lessons with Pam

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About Pam


Bio

Having earned a UCLA Certificate in College Counseling (with distinction), I am here to supply expert advice and assist you every step of the way in the college process. My areas of expertise include freshman applicants, transfer students, international admissions, graduate school applicants, performing arts students, and those with special needs. By sharing my knowledge and experience, students and their families can make informed life decisions that will save money and the possible need to...

Having earned a UCLA Certificate in College Counseling (with distinction), I am here to supply expert advice and assist you every step of the way in the college process. My areas of expertise include freshman applicants, transfer students, international admissions, graduate school applicants, performing arts students, and those with special needs. By sharing my knowledge and experience, students and their families can make informed life decisions that will save money and the possible need to transfer. We start by identifying your goals and dreams. We then chart a course that will best maximize your chances of reaching that aim. I also construct a timeline so that critical deadlines will not be missed. My assistance in the college process includes, but is not limited to, forming a targeted balanced list of schools (taking into account admission chances), editing and brainstorming for compelling and winning college essays, application assistance, scholarship search, assistance with financial forms, transfer college help, planning a college tour, mock interviews, curriculum and extracurricular advice to maximize your chances of admission, and standardized test prep guidance (SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement Exams, and SAT II Subject Tests). As an employee of a test-prep company, I am well informed on standardized tests. I am committed to helping each and every student realize success in the college process by putting in the extra effort it takes to be meticulous in detail, creative in writing the essays, and smart in forming an admission strategy.

Although I have a cancellation policy, I am flexible in scheduling makeup lessons. I am anxious to meet with you and help you on your college journey!

I will keep you organized through constant reminders, frequent meetings, emails, and phone calls. I am always available for questions and support.


Education

SUNY - Stony Brook University
Psychology
SUNY- Stony Brook
Masters
UCLA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/31/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

In the UCLA College Counseling Program we studied exploring career choices and identifying college majors. We worked with students that were undecided about a career path and helped them to decide on their goals. I am knowledgeable on different psychological testing such as Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs, and Keirsey Temperament Sorter among other methods to determine appropriate career paths. I also use College Board's Big Future Tool and Book of Majors to match schools and programs in addition to other methods.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

In the UCLA College Counseling Program we studied exploring career choices and identifying college majors. We worked with students that were undecided about a career path and helped them to decide on their goals. I am knowledgeable on different psychological testing such as Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs, and Keirsey Temperament Sorter among other methods to determine appropriate career paths. I also use College Board's Big Future Tool and Book of Majors to match schools and programs in addition to other methods.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

I have tutored elementary age to college level students on writing, structuring an essay, writing research reports, and creative storytelling. With a gift for finding a student's creative voice, I supply the necessary technical skills to make their writing more concise, clear, and error-free. With patience and a sense of humor, I strive to make the process enjoyable.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored elementary age to college level students on writing, structuring an essay, writing research reports, and creative storytelling. With a gift for finding a student's creative voice, I supply the necessary technical skills to make their writing more concise, clear, and error-free. With patience and a sense of humor, I strive to make the process enjoyable.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored elementary age to college level students on writing, structuring an essay, writing research reports, and creative storytelling. With a gift for finding a student's creative voice, I supply the necessary technical skills to make their writing more concise, clear, and error-free. With patience and a sense of humor, I strive to make the process enjoyable.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading

Music

Music Theory

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I earned my UCLA Certificate (with distinction) in College Counseling in 2011. It included a 65 hour Practicum completed at Malibu High School in their College Office. I have been successfully counseling students independently for the past 7 years ( transfers, freshman, and international students), helping them find a career direction and navigate the college application process. I maintain active membership in HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) and WACAC (Western Association of College Admission Counselors) and practice the highest ethics. I have my B.A in Psychology and M.S. in Public Policy from Stony Brook University. I am also familiar with scholarship search and applying for financial aid.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in psychology, M.S. in urban and policy sciences and a certificate in college counseling from UCLA. I work with students throughout the daunting task of applying to colleges, keeping students organized, adhering to deadlines, and breaking down the process into simple manageable steps. This is very much the same for study skills. I have guided two of my own children through Harvard-Westlake school and now through USC.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored elementary age to college level students on writing, structuring an essay, writing research reports, and creative storytelling. With a gift for finding a student's creative voice, I supply the necessary technical skills to make their writing more concise, clear, and error-free. With patience and a sense of humor, I strive to make the process enjoyable.
Algebra 1, Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

In the UCLA College Counseling Program we studied exploring career choices and identifying college majors. We worked with students that were undecided about a career path and helped them to decide on their goals. I am knowledgeable on different psychological testing such as Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs, and Keirsey Temperament Sorter among other methods to determine appropriate career paths. I also use College Board's Big Future Tool and Book of Majors to match schools and programs in addition to other methods.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I earned my UCLA Certificate (with distinction) in College Counseling in 2011. It included a 65 hour Practicum completed at Malibu High School in their College Office. I have been successfully counseling students independently for the past 7 years ( transfers, freshman, and international students), helping them find a career direction and navigate the college application process. I maintain active membership in HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) and WACAC (Western Association of College Admission Counselors) and practice the highest ethics. I have my B.A in Psychology and M.S. in Public Policy from Stony Brook University. I am also familiar with scholarship search and applying for financial aid.
PSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Very Knowledgeable College Counseling

Pam meet with us and went over important milestone for college entrance. She is very up to date on the current SAT and what is expected for entrance into many colleges. She brought with her a packet she made for the colleges we where most interested in and gave us other ones to look at based of the proposed major. Her information was much more then just the standard google search results or generic handouts. She did not try to up sell or use scare tactics like we had seen at some of the big name brick and mortar college counseling services. Pam was also very familiar with the local high school and help to suggest what AP classes to take next year. highly recommend.

Jusitn, 3 lessons with Pam

Exactly what we asked for!

Perfect lesson for my son! Exactly what was expected! Pam came in well prepared with an outline of the lesson and writing samples. She discussed the importance of the subject for future success, found out what interested the student, and convinced him to write about it. Thank you, Pam!

Lena, 1 lesson with Pam

Very Patient and Thorough

Pam was very helpful. She has a lot of knowledge about colleges and also was willing to call specific schools on my behalf at no additional charge.

Madigan, 1 lesson with Pam

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Pam O.

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