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University of California, Los Angeles (English)
Victor is an experienced educator who has taught full SAT classes and has privately tutored over 100 students, including those with diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD and cognitive processing disorder. He has authored his own SAT and ACT curricula based on test-taking best practices and psychological strategies. Since 2007, Victor and his professional tutors have helped hundreds of students boost their scores and become motivated, independent learners. He provides services online and in-home.
Since every student is unique, Victor has found the most success in adjusting his teaching methods to best fit each student's distinctive way of learning. Victor's approaches also focus on improving students' confidence, time management, and studying skills.
Since 2009, Victor has specialized in teaching test prep for the following: SAT, ACT, HSPT, ISEE, SSAT, SAT-II Subjects. He enjoys guiding students in science, math, and English, drawing from his degrees from UCLA, El Camino College, and achievement as a life sciences scholar and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. A published writer and film producer of award-winning projects, he also coaches students on essays and creative writing.
Victor's prior students now attend universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Boston College, USC, and Yeshiva University, New York. He is also happy to refer his partners to help you with college application and financial aid planning. Victor is an experienced educator who has taught full SAT classes and has privately tutored over 100 students, including those with diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD and cognitive processing disorder. He has authored his own SAT and … Read more
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I have over seven years of experience shooting photography with the following film and digital cameras: 35mm SLRs and DSLRs including Canon and Nikon; Hasselblad medium format (film). I worked as assistant photographer and freelance photographer in the South Bay region of Los Angeles county; my client work included portraits, weddings, special events, and products. In the entertainment industry, I have shot stills for a feature film and applied my photography background as a cinematographer where I oversaw grip, lighting, and camera departments on several short films. I am also highly experienced with Photoshop and have recently done portrait retouching for business clients.
I've been trained in effective SAT strategies (which apply to the PSAT) through my years of experience with a major test prep company. I enjoy guiding 9th and 10th graders in these test-taking methods which also improve their vocabularies, fundamental math skills, reading speed, and English grammar.
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.
I have been an experienced film production crew member since 1997. I have taught filmmakers pre-production, screenwriting, and production methods through CreatorUp.com workshops, seminars, and courses since 2012. I am the producer of award-winning film and video projects including documentaries, narratives, music videos, educational series, and commercials.
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