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John K.

Efficient, Experienced SAT, TOEFL, ACT, GMAT, GRE Online Specialist

Efficient, Experienced SAT, TOEFL, ACT, GMAT, GRE Online Specialist

$75/hour

  • 2,787 hours tutoring

About John


Bio

Your test results are important to you, and you don't want to waste time, right?

Here is why I am the best tutor for you:

I am efficient and results-oriented. I don't waste time, and I don't try to run up your bill. My specialty is to discover quickly what is preventing you from achieving the score you desire, and to focus on helping you overcome anything holding you back. I am extremely experienced (over 25+ years) in most standardized tests, including SAT, ACT, TOEFL, iELTS, GMAT, and...

Your test results are important to you, and you don't want to waste time, right?

Here is why I am the best tutor for you:

I am efficient and results-oriented. I don't waste time, and I don't try to run up your bill. My specialty is to discover quickly what is preventing you from achieving the score you desire, and to focus on helping you overcome anything holding you back. I am extremely experienced (over 25+ years) in most standardized tests, including SAT, ACT, TOEFL, iELTS, GMAT, and GRE. I have worked with students from nearly every country in the world and students of all levels, ages, and needs.

I can help you understand the verbal/writing/English/grammar/critical thinking sections of any test and show you real skills that will help you maximize your score and make you a better user of English in general. These are skills that not only help you do well on your test but can also last a lifetime.

I have a proven track record of success (please see my testimonials page). Most students tell me they feel more prepared for their tests after the very first lesson. Most students will also see a measurable improvement in scores on practice tests after just a few lessons with me.

I speak clearly and explain things very simply, and I am patient and pleasant to talk to. I have easy methods to improve your grammar, write better and more efficiently, speak more naturally and precisely, apply critical reasoning in a logical manner, and read material in ways that can maximize comprehension.

My students generally include teenagers, college students, and professionals who need to past a test for licensing requirements. My students are divided evenly between native English speakers and people for whom English is a second language. I adjust my teaching methods to suit each individual student.

You need to pass your test, and you don't have time and money to waste. Try a lesson with me, and you'll see just how good it feels to have an experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly tutor at your side. Your s


Education

California State University, Dominguez Hills
English Literature

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: When you study with me, I will happily check and score any essays you write for free, during my own time, so that we can discuss them during our session.
  • Background check passed on 5/9/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

GMAT is one of the more demanding specialized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression. This adds a new dimension to earlier tests you may have taken like SAT or ACT. I can help you quickly analyze questions and understand how to approach them for accuracy and efficiency. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so you have a new set of lifetime skills.
GRE

GRE

GRE is one of the more difficult standardized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression, which adds another dimension to previous tests you may have taken like TOEFL or IELTS. I can help you analyze the question types and find the answers accurately and efficiently. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so that you have new lifetime skills. Patient and supportive.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
GMAT,

GMAT

GMAT is one of the more demanding specialized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression. This adds a new dimension to earlier tests you may have taken like SAT or ACT. I can help you quickly analyze questions and understand how to approach them for accuracy and efficiency. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so you have a new set of lifetime skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

Basic grammar through advanced grammar, for native speakers and ESL students. I offer special techniques for understanding how grammar works, applying grammar properly, and checking your own grammar.
Proofreading

Proofreading

Proofreading for test taking, essay writing, and technical writing. Learn the most common mistakes made by writers and how to avoid them. Understand the function and effective use of punctuation. Learn how to analyze a sentence so that errors are easy to spot.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Basic grammar through advanced grammar, for native speakers and ESL students. I offer special techniques for understanding how grammar works, applying grammar properly, and checking your own grammar.
Reading,

Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

For native speakers and ESL speakers. I offer effective vocabulary techniques that can help you speak English better and more accurately, help you pass your standardized test, improve your reading skills, or give you an edge in business. I can help you determine meaning from context and determine meaning from prefix, suffix, and root. A strong vocabulary makes your writing and speaking much more effective, and helps you get your point across with eloquence.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.
English,

English

All general English skills, including writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary building, listening, pronunciation, test preparation. For native speakers and ESL students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
Grammar,

Grammar

Basic grammar through advanced grammar, for native speakers and ESL students. I offer special techniques for understanding how grammar works, applying grammar properly, and checking your own grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Proofreading for test taking, essay writing, and technical writing. Learn the most common mistakes made by writers and how to avoid them. Understand the function and effective use of punctuation. Learn how to analyze a sentence so that errors are easy to spot.
Reading,

Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

SAT reading can be challenging for most adults, let alone young people whose vocabularies are still developing. I offer practical ways to analyze written passages, accurately infer meaning, see their structure and organization, and eliminate incorrect answer choices. There are systematic ways to improve SAT reading scores, and my lessons will familiarize you with all of them.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

SAT writing can be confusing for adults, let alone high schoolers who are still developing a familiarity with college level writing. I can help students analyze sentences, avoid errors, apply grammar appropriately, and outline and organize essays efficiently. Writing is crucial for success in college; preparing now can give a student a significant edge when test day arrives.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

TOEFL is a specialty of mine. Students will understand how the TOEFL tests work, what TOEFL looks for in the written and speaking sections, how to find answers in the reading section quickly an accurately, and how to use selective note-taking to do well on the listening section. I also focus on time management, and how to avoid common mistakes. I also show you how taking TOEFL can actually be fun, and should not be feared. If you are facing a TOEFL test soon, or just want to improve your overall skills, please don't hesitate to make an appointment.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

For native speakers and ESL speakers. I offer effective vocabulary techniques that can help you speak English better and more accurately, help you pass your standardized test, improve your reading skills, or give you an edge in business. I can help you determine meaning from context and determine meaning from prefix, suffix, and root. A strong vocabulary makes your writing and speaking much more effective, and helps you get your point across with eloquence.
Writing

Writing

I offer writing lessons to suit every need. We cover structure, organization, essay formats, style, and effective word choice. These skills may be applied to standardized tests, such as TOEFL or SAT. I also offer practical advice and technique for those who would like to write effectively in English in business, correspondence, and even creative writing.

History

American History

American History

Struggling in American History class? Hard to remember all the battles, names, dates, inventions? I can help you review your history material in easy-to-understand discussion. See the larger narrative that has shaped the nation; understand why famous and obscure events still affect us today. I focus on helping you pass your tests, prepare your essays, and keep up with homework. Together, we can get those grades up fast.

Homeschool

English,

English

All general English skills, including writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary building, listening, pronunciation, test preparation. For native speakers and ESL students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
Reading,

Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

SAT reading can be challenging for most adults, let alone young people whose vocabularies are still developing. I offer practical ways to analyze written passages, accurately infer meaning, see their structure and organization, and eliminate incorrect answer choices. There are systematic ways to improve SAT reading scores, and my lessons will familiarize you with all of them.
Writing

Writing

I offer writing lessons to suit every need. We cover structure, organization, essay formats, style, and effective word choice. These skills may be applied to standardized tests, such as TOEFL or SAT. I also offer practical advice and technique for those who would like to write effectively in English in business, correspondence, and even creative writing.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
TOEFL

TOEFL

TOEFL is a specialty of mine. Students will understand how the TOEFL tests work, what TOEFL looks for in the written and speaking sections, how to find answers in the reading section quickly an accurately, and how to use selective note-taking to do well on the listening section. I also focus on time management, and how to avoid common mistakes. I also show you how taking TOEFL can actually be fun, and should not be feared. If you are facing a TOEFL test soon, or just want to improve your overall skills, please don't hesitate to make an appointment.

Most Popular

English,

English

All general English skills, including writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary building, listening, pronunciation, test preparation. For native speakers and ESL students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
Reading,

Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.
Writing

Writing

I offer writing lessons to suit every need. We cover structure, organization, essay formats, style, and effective word choice. These skills may be applied to standardized tests, such as TOEFL or SAT. I also offer practical advice and technique for those who would like to write effectively in English in business, correspondence, and even creative writing.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL is my specialty. I have worked with students of all ages, from over 30 different countries, from absolute beginners learning their very first words to advanced students seeking an additional edge. I have a variety of effective and fun techniques that make learning English easier. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. I help students overcome shyness, pronunciation difficulty, and forgetfulness. I am proud of my record of success on two continents with my ESL students.
Reading,

Reading

Reading skills for children and adults, native speakers and ESL students. Depending on the needs of the student, I focus on elementary reading ability, standardized test prep, how to read more efficiently and effectively, and speed reading. I approach reading with the notion that reading can be fun, even if it is part of a test. I am very patient with those just beginning to read, and offer creative techniques for improvement.
Writing

Writing

I offer writing lessons to suit every need. We cover structure, organization, essay formats, style, and effective word choice. These skills may be applied to standardized tests, such as TOEFL or SAT. I also offer practical advice and technique for those who would like to write effectively in English in business, correspondence, and even creative writing.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Over 15 years of experience working with high schoolers of all levels. I teach skills that help students maximize their scores but also can be applied to daily English usage. I simplify the learning process and tailor it to each individual student.
GMAT,

GMAT

GMAT is one of the more demanding specialized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression. This adds a new dimension to earlier tests you may have taken like SAT or ACT. I can help you quickly analyze questions and understand how to approach them for accuracy and efficiency. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so you have a new set of lifetime skills.
GRE,

GRE

GRE is one of the more difficult standardized tests. It focuses on critical reasoning and expression, which adds another dimension to previous tests you may have taken like TOEFL or IELTS. I can help you analyze the question types and find the answers accurately and efficiently. I am results-oriented, but I also try to help you understand the principles involved so that you have new lifetime skills. Patient and supportive.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

SAT reading can be challenging for most adults, let alone young people whose vocabularies are still developing. I offer practical ways to analyze written passages, accurately infer meaning, see their structure and organization, and eliminate incorrect answer choices. There are systematic ways to improve SAT reading scores, and my lessons will familiarize you with all of them.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

SAT writing can be confusing for adults, let alone high schoolers who are still developing a familiarity with college level writing. I can help students analyze sentences, avoid errors, apply grammar appropriately, and outline and organize essays efficiently. Writing is crucial for success in college; preparing now can give a student a significant edge when test day arrives.
TOEFL

TOEFL

TOEFL is a specialty of mine. Students will understand how the TOEFL tests work, what TOEFL looks for in the written and speaking sections, how to find answers in the reading section quickly an accurately, and how to use selective note-taking to do well on the listening section. I also focus on time management, and how to avoid common mistakes. I also show you how taking TOEFL can actually be fun, and should not be feared. If you are facing a TOEFL test soon, or just want to improve your overall skills, please don't hesitate to make an appointment.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


great teacher

John is a really good teacher, he makes you feel comfortable and confident helping you to identify your strong skills and use them in your favor to achieve your high score. Thank you John!!

Carolyne, 2 lessons with John

Excellent Teacher

Super detailed explanations! I've had two lessons now and have learned more than I did myself in a month! He's really good at clarifying stuff when needed and can adapt really easily to your level of understanding

Hasan, 26 lessons with John

Excellent teacher

John is excellent teacher for SAT English. He will go through very detailed manner. Give excellent tips to resolve harder questions. I will strongly recommend John!!!

Srini, 8 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

He told me that I need more help with clauses, and that he was willing to spend time with me, and help me fix them. He went through an essay I previously wrote and told me what I did wrong, and how I should fix it.

Chandra, 6 lessons with John

outstanding and caring tutor

Thank you John for helping my son prepare for the SAT. You have made such a positive impact on his progress. I have never seen a tutor as organized and dedicated as you are. You made his least favorite subject turn into his greatest strength. Thank you!

Denisse, 38 lessons with John

Very experienced tutor. Great ways of delivering information. He gets what you don't know

Save your money, time and nerves and get help from John. Very structured, right to the point approach with attention to all important details. He is very passionate about his work and his students' success. I'm currently working on improving my TOEFL score, and I'm feeling lucky to find him as a tutor for that.

Elena, 4 lessons with John

Great tutor

John gave my son lots of strategies and helped him improve his reading score. I would happily recommend him to others.

Andrea, 3 lessons with John

Great lesson

John has a very practical approach to SAT prep. He gave great tips on timing, and laying the groundwork for systemically answering questions. He also teaches word roots to help with vocabulary and reading comprehension. Overall, an excellent lesson.

Evette, 2 lessons with John

Extremely Helpful and Knowledgeable

Really helped with the understanding of how to succeed in the SAT reading and language sections. Helped me to navigate the SAT Reading & Language. Look forward to working with him again.

Donald, 15 lessons with John
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