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Jocelyn C.

Sherman Oaks, CA

$180/hour

Caring, Intelligent and Entertaining Math / Science / Test Prep Mentor

1750+ Hours
5.0 average from 625 ratings
Absolutely the best tutor ever!
— Lee, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/12

$180/Hour


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Carleton College
Mathematics
New York University (NYU)
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Mathematics)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

About Jocelyn

Are you looking for an SAT Expert? A Math Mentor at any level? I am a caring, intelligent and entertaining tutor with nearly 10 years of experience working with students in SAT and ACT prep, Physics, Chemistry, and in all levels of Math from Algebra I and Geometry through Calculus. I have a deep love of all things mathematical, but I also find teaching reading strategies, writing techniques and even grammar rules to be a delight.

I have tutored professionally in Seattle, where I grew up; in NYC, where I lived for six years and spent two years working for an elite SAT test prep company; and now independently in Los Angeles, where I currently reside among the palm trees. I've helped hundreds of students reach their highest potential on test day, and, to put my money where my mouth is, have taken and aced the SAT myself multiple times (Four perfect 2400s so far, several mid-high 2300s and most recently one 1560 on the new 1600 scale; our opponent transforms, and we adjust to meet them. I am always learning). Standardized tests like the SAT, the ACT, SAT Subject tests, AP Calculus Exams, or even Physics midterms or Chemistry finals all present similar high stakes obstacles, and I have found great satisfaction helping students navigate those obstacles with intelligence and grace.

What I do:
*Complete SAT preparation for Math, Reading and Writing (beginning at least 2 months before the test date)
*Mentoring in all levels of Math from the basics through Calculus and beyond (Math is a skill that can be developed, not just a natural instinct that people have or don't have. Attitude is everything.)
*Tutoring in Physics and Chemistry, including homework problem solving and mid-term and finals prep.
*Coaching for writing projects, including brainstorming, editing and proofreading final drafts.

I am looking for students who want to work hard to do the best they can in their academic lives, and want an excellent guide to help them maximize their achievements.

Also, I am an actress, a yogi and a pianist; I've traveled all over and I make a mean spaghetti sauce (thanks, Mom!).

If we don't make a good match, WyzAnt won't charge you for the first session. Let's meet!
Are you looking for an SAT Expert? A Math Mentor at any level? I am a caring, intelligent and entertaining tutor with nearly 10 years of experience working with students in SAT and ACT prep, Physics, Chemistry, and in all levels of Math from Algebra I and Geometry through Calculus. I have a deep love of all things mathematical, but I also find Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Background Check: Passed

"Absolutely the best tutor ever!"

- Lee, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/12

"Amazing tutor!"

- Debbie, Beverly Hills, CA on 2/29/16

"Outstanding tutor"

- Debra, Valley Village, CA on 11/5/15

"Jocelyn engaged my son even when he was a little ill."

- Patty, Glendale, CA on 2/24/15

"Jocelyn makes studying fun!"

- Elisabeth, Woodland Hills, CA on 2/23/15

"Uplifting Personality! Warm and Compassionate Nature! Creative and Dependable Tutor!"

- Rashida, Los Angeles, CA on 11/6/14

"Excellent!"

- Juli, Los Angeles, CA on 2/7/13

"Great Skills for Already-High SAT Scorers!"

- Anita, Sherman Oaks, CA on 11/27/12

"Amazing breadth of knowledge and ability to teach"

- Vivian, Encino, CA on 10/16/12

"Precisely pick!"

- Sun, La Crescenta, CA on 11/22/11

"Very intelligent"

- Jiao Jiao, Sherman Oaks, CA on 11/9/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Yoga

I completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks, CA in the fall of 2010. The instruction included philosophy, anatomy, and teaching practice. I have also been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for 10 years. I studied at Jivamukti and Park Slope Yoga in NYC, I studied the Ashtanga Primary Series in Seattle with Troy Lucero, and I've been practicing a vinyasa flow style of yoga (a blend of ashtanga and iyengar yoga) regularly at Rising Lotus Yoga for the last year and a half.

Carleton College
Mathematics
New York University (NYU)
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Mathematics)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

Absolutely the best tutor ever!

Jocelyn is a remarkable tutor in every way. She is effective, inspirational, makes her sessions fascinating. She is smart enough to know when a kid is coasting and calls them on it, in a very lighthearted way. She is smart as a whip. She is filled with positive energy and finally gets superb results. I have two kids who were tutored simultaneously for the SAT and ACT tests. They could not be more

— Lee, Los Angeles, CA on 6/2/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $180.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jocelyn will travel within 4 miles of Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.