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Victor S.

Torrance, CA

$100/hour

Coaching Bright Students Struggling with Time Management and ADD/ADHD

5+ Hours

$100/Hour


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University of California, Los Angeles
English

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (English)

About Victor

I help bright students who are struggling with time management and challenges such as ADD/ADHD by teaching them proven systems that empower them to thrive in school and develop lifelong habits of success.

My unique services combine the rigor of systems used by high-achieving scholars, business leaders, and athletes with a foundation of mindfulness, growth mindset, and metacognitive skills. Since 2007, my team and I have helped hundreds of students, including children and adults with diagnoses such as visual and auditory processing disorders. My experience includes teaching year-long test prep classes, high-performance workshops, and non-profit test prep programs for underserved urban schools, such as King Drew Medical Magnet.

Since 2009, I have specialized in teaching test prep for the following: ACT, SAT, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT-II Subject Tests. I draw from my education at UCLA, El Camino College's master tutor training program, and achievements as a life sciences scholar and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. As a published writer and producer of award-winning films and documentaries, I also advise students and young adults pursuing careers in filmmaking and social entrepreneurship.

Under my guidance, my students have earned admission and scholarships to top universities such as Stanford, Cal Berkeley, Boston College, USC, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon. I look forward to helping you or your child achieve success.
I help bright students who are struggling with time management and challenges such as ADD/ADHD by teaching them proven systems that empower them to thrive in school and develop lifelong habits of success.

My unique services combine the rigor of systems used by high-achieving scholars, business leaders, and athletes with a foundation of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates available for siblings, small groups, meetings at our office, and special circumstances. I offer free local workshops also.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Torrance, CA 90501
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry
Art:
Film
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT,
ISEE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I specialize in test preparation and peak performance in all sections of the ACT including the English and Writing Tests (essay). I have helped recent students increase their English scores by at least 10 points in the ACT scale by teaching proven ACT strategies, proper English grammar rules, and effective essay writing skills. As a published writer, I have adapted my writing techniques to fit the specific needs of high school students.

ADD/ADHD

Since 2009, I have privately tutored and coached over 20 students from grades 6-12 with diagnoses of ADD/ADHD to increase their grades and test performance. In 2007–2009, I was employed as a special education teacher's aide and adapted physical education aide with the Redondo Beach Unified School District. I worked with many of the students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD by facilitating their study skills and homework in multiple subjects in grades 5-8.

I am currently in a neurolinguistic programming certification program to continue learning methods to help children with ADD/ADHD develop lifelong habits of success.

Biology

I'm proficient with biology through the bio AP level. I've taken numerous lower- and upper-division biology courses in college and received an Academic Achievement award in 2009 for my straight A's in general biology.

Chemistry

Completed university-level general chemistry and was awarded the life sciences department achievement award at El Camino College. I have tutored high school AP chemistry and honors chemistry since 2007.

COOP/HSPT

Since 2010, I have helped numerous middle school students prepare for the HSPT and ISEE high school placement tests. I am proficient in teaching the effective test-taking strategies found in the most popular prep books. Those strategies are similar to the SAT strategies that I've taught since 2009. I assign students full practice tests to determine their areas of strength and weakness. These test results help determine our study plan.

English

B.A. in English from UCLA. I've proofread and edited essays, college application essays, and fiction for many students from grades 8 through college. I'm also a published short story writer and have written fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays since 1995.

Film

I have 12 years of film production experience, including writing and producing completed and distributed projects. My produced works include: a 10-episode narrative series, 21-part and 32-part educational series, commercials, music videos, and corporate videos. My recent production credits include: producer, line producer, writer. I have also taught workshops, educating aspiring filmmakers in pre-production and production techniques. At industry events, I have moderated discussion panels and have led panels about film techniques, distribution, and story development.

ISEE

Since 2010, I have tutored over 20 middle school students prepare for the ISEE high school placement test. I am proficient in teaching the effective test-taking strategies found in the most popular preparation books including Peterson's "Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams." These strategies are similar to the SAT strategies that I've taught since 2009. I assign students full practice tests to determine their opportunities to improve and thereby refine our specific study plan for their needs.

PSAT

I've been trained in effective SAT and PSAT strategies through my years of experience with a major test prep company. I've also earned a perfect score on the current version of the official PSAT. I enjoy teaching students high-performance test-taking methods which also improve their vocabularies, fundamental math skills, reading speed, and English grammar.

SAT Math

I have coached students with test prep since 2008 and began teaching full SAT classes in 2009. To provide the most accurate problems available, I always use the Official College Board SAT Study Guide. Every problem type has a specific method and once students understand those methods, I often see a great boost in their confidence.

University of California, Los Angeles
English

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates available for siblings, small groups, meetings at our office, and special circumstances. I offer free local workshops also.

Travel policy

Victor will travel within 12 miles of Torrance, CA 90501.