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Rob E.

SAT, ACT tutoring (including time-tested study program!)

SAT, ACT tutoring (including time-tested study program!)

$75/hour

About Rob


Bio

I’m Rob, an easygoing and friendly but effective test prep tutor serving the Sacramento area and beyond. What really makes tutoring worthwhile for me is taking a vested interest in students’ success!

I began tutoring 8 years ago in 2011 as a senior double major at Azusa Pacific University (APU; 3.86 GPA, magna cum laude; Outstanding Senior Award in Philosophy). As an undergraduate, I worked in APU’s Tutoring Center and tutored mainly philosophy and writing, but some college algebra (never...

I’m Rob, an easygoing and friendly but effective test prep tutor serving the Sacramento area and beyond. What really makes tutoring worthwhile for me is taking a vested interest in students’ success!

I began tutoring 8 years ago in 2011 as a senior double major at Azusa Pacific University (APU; 3.86 GPA, magna cum laude; Outstanding Senior Award in Philosophy). As an undergraduate, I worked in APU’s Tutoring Center and tutored mainly philosophy and writing, but some college algebra (never received lower than an A in college math classes, including calculus). I have been tutoring in one capacity or another since then. In my PhD program at Baylor University (3.87 GPA; 93+ percentile in writing and verbal sections of GRE), where I also received a master’s degree in analytic philosophy, I worked as a teaching and research assistant. I gained plenty of teaching/tutoring experience while serving as an auxiliary instructor, teaching several independent honor’s colloquia, and offering writing assistance both independently and through group writing workshops. My own writing has resulted in presentations at many academic conferences as well as several peer-reviewed journal publications.

In 2017 I took extended leave of my PhD program, transitioning to full-time tutoring. I have been tutoring a variety of ages in a variety of subjects, including math, English, German, and SAT/ACT test prep, both in person as well as online through tutoring platforms like Varsity Tutors. Since taking leave of my PhD program, the majority of my non-SAT tutoring has been with high school students, particularly IM1 to IM3 (algebra and geometry). I now tutor SAT/ACT exclusively to give my test prep students more focused and specialized support!

Make no mistake: your SAT/ACT test scores matter! As a tutor, I get to come alongside and help you take full advantage of this window of opportunity to make a lasting impact on your future. To that end, I provide you with a plethora of tips, strategies, and no-where-else-to-be-found study materials so that there are no surprises come test day.

My approach (often modified to meet the unique needs of students) is based on a tried-and-true study program carefully developed over the course of nearly 15 years by a small group of successful tutors operating out of Roseville, CA. The program includes a comprehensive curriculum formulated to match actual problems showing up on officially administered tests, as well as an optional homework schedule, bundle of practice tests (16 for SAT, and 17 for the ACT), strategy review documents, and more. For our first session, I’ll generally breakdown the strategies test section by test section, modeling for you what these look like on a real practice test. Students will, for example, get to see what a good reading pace looks like given the time constraints on the Reading sections or what sort of things they need to text-mark in narrative vs. academic passages. Next, we’ll focus on learning the content of the tests. I help students master our Grammar and Math Reference materials, which function like study guides for an upcoming school test! Then it’s on to applying this knowledge of strategies and enhanced conceptual understanding to actual practice tests, keeping track of progress with consistent goal setting. As we tackle specific practice test questions, I am constantly drawing students’ attention to the relevant section of their reference material or guiding them in notetaking to ensure they don’t make the same mistake twice!

I believe that teaching is a sharing in truth and that tutoring especially should be a collaborative experience! I hope you’ll team up with me to engage the subject matter! I’ll be sure to respond within 24 hours or less.


Education

Azusa Pacific University
Business, Philosophy
Baylor University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Roseville, CA 95678
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

SAT Math

Summer

SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$75/hour

Rob E.

$75/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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