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Jocelyn C.

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

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

$180/hour

  • 2,065 hours tutoring

  • Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

About Jocelyn


Bio

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;...

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!


Education

Carleton College
Mathematics
New York University (NYU)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $180
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

As a Calculus tutor with over 12 years of experience tutoring Honors, AP Calc AB and AP Calc BC at public and private schools in both Los Angeles and NYC, I have seen just about every kind of calculus problem, and had the joy of working with just about every kind of student. There are many different ways to approach the problem solving Calculus requires, and I am particularly expert in meeting students where they are, and building on the skills they already possess. Together, we work efficiently (and enjoyably!) to a thorough understanding of derivatives, integrals, and their many variations and applications. I take great pride in seeing my students succeed, and I do it with as much wit and camaraderie as possible - I just think Calculus is the best, and really enjoy talking and thinking about it!
Physics,

Physics

I've been tutoring Physics at the AP level, both algebra and calculus based, for about 4 years now, and the more I help students unwind tough questions and work their way toward those satisfying (correct!) answers, the more interested in the subject I become. Every student and every class brings a slightly different approach, but the physics underlying each problem stays the same, and finding a way to illuminate these sometimes counter-intuitive ideas for my students has become one of my greatest joys. Seeing my physics students understand and appreciate this discipline is extremely rewarding; hearing about their excellent grades and tip-top scores on tests is pretty awesome too.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having not only taught but also taken and aced the SAT many, many times, I know from personal experience what it takes to get a high score. As a compassionate and entertaining test-prep mentor and guide, I ensure that students have the four most important things they need to succeed on test day: mastery of math content, mastery of test-taking strategies, the right kind of practice, and the right test-taking attitude. As a result of working with me, many of my students have achieved perfect or near-perfect scores on every section of the SAT, and that fills me with joy. But I am nearly as happy when I make a student laugh in the middle of solving a complex rational equation. THAT is quite an accomplishment - especially when you solve the equation correctly. If you're looking for an expert guide to help you do your absolute best on test day, and you want someone who can make the journey maybe, even, fun - let's meet!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

As a Calculus tutor with over 12 years of experience tutoring Honors, AP Calc AB and AP Calc BC at public and private schools in both Los Angeles and NYC, I have seen just about every kind of calculus problem, and had the joy of working with just about every kind of student. There are many different ways to approach the problem solving Calculus requires, and I am particularly expert in meeting students where they are, and building on the skills they already possess. Together, we work efficiently (and enjoyably!) to a thorough understanding of derivatives, integrals, and their many variations and applications. I take great pride in seeing my students succeed, and I do it with as much wit and camaraderie as possible - I just think Calculus is the best, and really enjoy talking and thinking about it!
Physics,

Physics

I've been tutoring Physics at the AP level, both algebra and calculus based, for about 4 years now, and the more I help students unwind tough questions and work their way toward those satisfying (correct!) answers, the more interested in the subject I become. Every student and every class brings a slightly different approach, but the physics underlying each problem stays the same, and finding a way to illuminate these sometimes counter-intuitive ideas for my students has become one of my greatest joys. Seeing my physics students understand and appreciate this discipline is extremely rewarding; hearing about their excellent grades and tip-top scores on tests is pretty awesome too.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having not only taught but also taken and aced the SAT many, many times, I know from personal experience what it takes to get a high score. As a compassionate and entertaining test-prep mentor and guide, I ensure that students have the four most important things they need to succeed on test day: mastery of math content, mastery of test-taking strategies, the right kind of practice, and the right test-taking attitude. As a result of working with me, many of my students have achieved perfect or near-perfect scores on every section of the SAT, and that fills me with joy. But I am nearly as happy when I make a student laugh in the middle of solving a complex rational equation. THAT is quite an accomplishment - especially when you solve the equation correctly. If you're looking for an expert guide to help you do your absolute best on test day, and you want someone who can make the journey maybe, even, fun - let's meet!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

As a Calculus tutor with over 12 years of experience tutoring Honors, AP Calc AB and AP Calc BC at public and private schools in both Los Angeles and NYC, I have seen just about every kind of calculus problem, and had the joy of working with just about every kind of student. There are many different ways to approach the problem solving Calculus requires, and I am particularly expert in meeting students where they are, and building on the skills they already possess. Together, we work efficiently (and enjoyably!) to a thorough understanding of derivatives, integrals, and their many variations and applications. I take great pride in seeing my students succeed, and I do it with as much wit and camaraderie as possible - I just think Calculus is the best, and really enjoy talking and thinking about it!
Physics,

Physics

I've been tutoring Physics at the AP level, both algebra and calculus based, for about 4 years now, and the more I help students unwind tough questions and work their way toward those satisfying (correct!) answers, the more interested in the subject I become. Every student and every class brings a slightly different approach, but the physics underlying each problem stays the same, and finding a way to illuminate these sometimes counter-intuitive ideas for my students has become one of my greatest joys. Seeing my physics students understand and appreciate this discipline is extremely rewarding; hearing about their excellent grades and tip-top scores on tests is pretty awesome too.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Science

Physics,

Physics

I've been tutoring Physics at the AP level, both algebra and calculus based, for about 4 years now, and the more I help students unwind tough questions and work their way toward those satisfying (correct!) answers, the more interested in the subject I become. Every student and every class brings a slightly different approach, but the physics underlying each problem stays the same, and finding a way to illuminate these sometimes counter-intuitive ideas for my students has become one of my greatest joys. Seeing my physics students understand and appreciate this discipline is extremely rewarding; hearing about their excellent grades and tip-top scores on tests is pretty awesome too.
Physical Science

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

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.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

As a Calculus tutor with over 12 years of experience tutoring Honors, AP Calc AB and AP Calc BC at public and private schools in both Los Angeles and NYC, I have seen just about every kind of calculus problem, and had the joy of working with just about every kind of student. There are many different ways to approach the problem solving Calculus requires, and I am particularly expert in meeting students where they are, and building on the skills they already possess. Together, we work efficiently (and enjoyably!) to a thorough understanding of derivatives, integrals, and their many variations and applications. I take great pride in seeing my students succeed, and I do it with as much wit and camaraderie as possible - I just think Calculus is the best, and really enjoy talking and thinking about it!
Physics,

Physics

I've been tutoring Physics at the AP level, both algebra and calculus based, for about 4 years now, and the more I help students unwind tough questions and work their way toward those satisfying (correct!) answers, the more interested in the subject I become. Every student and every class brings a slightly different approach, but the physics underlying each problem stays the same, and finding a way to illuminate these sometimes counter-intuitive ideas for my students has become one of my greatest joys. Seeing my physics students understand and appreciate this discipline is extremely rewarding; hearing about their excellent grades and tip-top scores on tests is pretty awesome too.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having not only taught but also taken and aced the SAT many, many times, I know from personal experience what it takes to get a high score. As a compassionate and entertaining test-prep mentor and guide, I ensure that students have the four most important things they need to succeed on test day: mastery of math content, mastery of test-taking strategies, the right kind of practice, and the right test-taking attitude. As a result of working with me, many of my students have achieved perfect or near-perfect scores on every section of the SAT, and that fills me with joy. But I am nearly as happy when I make a student laugh in the middle of solving a complex rational equation. THAT is quite an accomplishment - especially when you solve the equation correctly. If you're looking for an expert guide to help you do your absolute best on test day, and you want someone who can make the journey maybe, even, fun - let's meet!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having not only taught but also taken and aced the SAT many, many times, I know from personal experience what it takes to get a high score. As a compassionate and entertaining test-prep mentor and guide, I ensure that students have the four most important things they need to succeed on test day: mastery of math content, mastery of test-taking strategies, the right kind of practice, and the right test-taking attitude. As a result of working with me, many of my students have achieved perfect or near-perfect scores on every section of the SAT, and that fills me with joy. But I am nearly as happy when I make a student laugh in the middle of solving a complex rational equation. THAT is quite an accomplishment - especially when you solve the equation correctly. If you're looking for an expert guide to help you do your absolute best on test day, and you want someone who can make the journey maybe, even, fun - let's meet!
LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing tutor!

We love all that she is doing for Nick. He has been on the Honors roll twice now that we are working with her.

Debbie, 41 lessons with Jocelyn

Outstanding tutor

Jocelyn is really able to ascertain exactly what skills the student needs to hone as well as what personality traits or behavior could be impeding his/her success. She makes the sessions enjoyable (I often hear them Jocelyn and my daughter laughing together) and my daughter is really progressing. As an educator myself, I firmly believe you cannot go wrong with Jocelyn as a tutor for any subject she offers. Thank you Jocelyn.

Debra, 9 lessons with Jocelyn

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

My son is smart meaning gets A's - we got him a tutor because he gets behind in class lessons when he misses school with asthma. Today after my son had missed almost a week of school Jocelyn gave him the confidence to get back to class without that overwhelming feeling of being behind. And she did it in one hour. And they were laughing - best tutor ever. Thank you Jocelyn.

Patty, 55 lessons with Jocelyn

Jocelyn makes studying fun!

Jocelyn's energy, enthusiasm and patience are only matched by how highly versed she is in all academic areas from SAT - ACT - and all the most difficult AP and honors classes! She is a pure pleasure!!!

Elisabeth, 63 lessons with Jocelyn

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

I am very fortunate to have found Jocelyn. She has helped me tremendously through tutoring me in math, as well as reading and reviewing my screenplay. From the start, Jocelyn has been proactive in her communications with me whether by phone, email, or in person, she has cultivated a trustworthy and dependable relationship that is the foundation of our rapport. Jocelyn’s concern for my enthusiasm and connection during our tutoring sessions is always apparent. If we are working on math and I switch to writing, her spontaneous and imaginative personality kicks into gear, and she powers forward. I am absolutely positive that my being successful in math and writing means a great deal to Jocelyn, as does the success of all those whom she tutors. Jocelyn is accessible, relatable, and reliable. She posses an amazing talent in understanding the “why” to which a student struggles with math. Her nurturing patience has guided me to a renewed perspective on math, and a deeper insight into my own connections with math. She has a knack for relating mathematical equations to real world possibilities, thereby providing a basis to substantiate learning and to promote a personal, profound and lasting comprehension of the material. Jocelyn has that special combination of sensitivity to those who require a more thorough explanation and the drive and insight to propel the learner far beyond their expectations. It has been a pleasurable experience to have a tutor whose exceptional knowledge of math does not inhibit her from relating to someone like myself who suffers from anxiety in learning math. Jocelyn is well educated, yet still able to effectively communicate the material and to appreciate the many levels at which we all learn. Her creative approach in helping one gain an understanding of math makes learning fun and exciting. I look forward to experiencing growth through each of our tutoring sessions. Jocelyn is brilliant and encouraging in her style of teaching, her thoughtful and considerate nature builds confidence and empowers the learner, and her sense of responsibility and honesty makes her a rare find.

Rashida, 29 lessons with Jocelyn

Excellent!

She is great. Our son, J.J., thinks she is really good and helpful to him. I am his mom and I think she is fantastic. Very responsive by e-mail or phone and always very flexible with her schedule.

Juli, 6 lessons with Jocelyn

Great Skills for Already-High SAT Scorers!

Jocelyn is very smart, and has great teaching methods and test-taking tips for the student who is just trying to get a slightly higher score on the SATs - no easy feat when you are already have near-perfect scores. Our student had taken the SAT only once, spring of junior year. For most competitive colleges the resulting score was better than fine. But for one or two particularly competitive schools in the area of math and science, we were advised that a slight boost of the math score would be advisable. This was accomplished, along with getting a perfect score in the Critical Reading section! My student only saw Jocelyn a couple of times in the ten days before the SAT second-taking. But confidence was gained, more focus on remembering math skills that were learned over five years ago occurred, and Jocelyn provided a warm, caring role model for the soon-to-be college student! We didn't have experience in her having to teach the basics of the subject area - but rather to remember what had previously been mastered at a high level. But I'm guessing that she would be great in the "teaching" mode as well! Really a pleasure to have around, from a parent's standpoint, as well! We would highly recommend Jocelyn!

Anita, 2 lessons with Jocelyn

Amazing breadth of knowledge and ability to teach

Jocelyn's understanding of difficult subjects is amazing in itself. Even more amazing is her ability to help others understand difficult subjects with wit, making every lesson fun and interesting.

Vivian, 129 lessons with Jocelyn

Precisely pick!

My son has raised his SAT score after taking a few lessons with Ms. Jocelyn. She picked his drawback points effectively. He listened her pointings to correct his weak points and achieved the score that he wanted.

Sun, 6 lessons with Jocelyn
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