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Randy B.

Perfect ACT 36 - 800 Math SAT - Top Calculus-IB Maths-ISEE Tutor

Perfect ACT 36 - 800 Math SAT - Top Calculus-IB Maths-ISEE Tutor

$140/hour

  • 1,895 hours tutoring

  • Lake Balboa Van Nuys, CA 91406

About Randy


Bio

Are you looking for an expert math & standardized test tutor with 10+ years of experience? Someone who doesn't just teach the subject, but also the psychology of elite test-takers? Someone who doesn't just teach for one test, but also the process that allows for repeatable and continued success?

My name is Randy, and I have been a tutor for over a decade, including 8 years as a top ACT & SAT tutor for Kaplan and 3 years as the designated SAT prep teacher for the Education Unlimited College...

Are you looking for an expert math & standardized test tutor with 10+ years of experience? Someone who doesn't just teach the subject, but also the psychology of elite test-takers? Someone who doesn't just teach for one test, but also the process that allows for repeatable and continued success?

My name is Randy, and I have been a tutor for over a decade, including 8 years as a top ACT & SAT tutor for Kaplan and 3 years as the designated SAT prep teacher for the Education Unlimited College Prep Intensive Summer Camp at UCLA. While I tutor in all academic subjects, I specialize in standardized testing (ACT, SAT, ISEE, CHSPE, etc.) and all levels of high school and early college math (Prealgebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Precalculus, Calculus AB/BC, & IB Maths SL/HL).

I constantly refine my methods to ensure the best results: a test run of my ACT strategy on the Official April 2016 test scored a perfect 36. My first attempt at the re-modeled SAT scored a 1580 (780 Reading/Writing, 800 Math).

MY PHILOSOPHY: YOU ARE NOT JUST A TEST SCORE
I focus on making learning a rewarding experience, and it starts with the understanding that grades & test scores, while important, are not a judgment of a student's worth. They don't reflect how smart a student is, how hard a student works, or how successful a student can be. Once we realize that one bad grade or one poor test score is not a reflection of who that student truly is, we can then start objectively reviewing and critiquing the process that lead to that poor result, eventually creating a strategy that addresses those weaknesses while preparing the student for success.

MY STRATEGY: DELIBERATE PRACTICE AND FEEDBACK
Foremost experts on learning, from Anders Ericsson of “10,000 hours” fame to Henry Roediger III & Mark McDaniel (“Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning”), agree that practice is most valuable when accompanied by proper reflection & feedback. Without such feedback, practice yields only stats quo results, blindly reinforcing old habits, regardless of their value (or lack thereof).

My value as a tutor comes not just as an expert on the subject matter, but also on providing good feedback that replaces confusing, convoluted strategies with simpler, more effective ones. I help students break down their entire problem-solving approach into its essential components (e.g. inputs, formulas, calculations, etc.), reinforcing where they made solid progress while identifying where their process was compromised. We acknowledge the roots of such flaws (ex: “I missed the negative sign because I was focused on the more difficult calculation”) while developing strategies to address them (ex: “Because negative signs are easy to overlook, I will process negatives first”).

TRACKING PROGRESS (SAT/ACT PREP ONLY)
For those who are taking the SAT or ACT, I have also developed tools to track progress on homework, in-session exercises, and diagnostic tests all in one easy-to-read online document. The tracking tools help ensure that the student, the parents, & I are all current on the student's progress, the activities during our sessions, and the expectations of the student between sessions.

MY GUARANTEE: YOU ONLY PAY IF I'M WORTH IT
People spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on tutors, and I feel very strongly that hard-earned money deserves to be well invested. So I make this promise: if by the end of any session you are not satisfied & wish to stop, that session is free. Period. My students earn their scores, so it's only fitting that I earn my pay.

MY GOAL: HELP STUDENTS DISCOVER EXPLORATION OF LEARNING
My intention is to help students break away from the superficiality of rote memorization and discover the value of learning through trial, error, and examination. I believe mistakes are not blights to be avoided; they are simply the byproducts of difficult acts. If you or your child are attempting such an act and want the tools to extract as much value from that journey as possible, then send me a message. I would be happy to give those tools to someone with such audacity.


Education

UCLA
Computer Science and Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $140
  • Rate details: MINIMUM LENGTH 1-hour for school subjects. 1.5-hr for ACT/SAT prep. CANCELLATION FEES 20 hrs - 4 hrs notice: 1/2 lesson charge. Under 4 hrs notice: Full lesson charge.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Van Nuys, CA 91406
  • Lesson cancellation: 20 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/9/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.
Elementary Math

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that the key to excelling in ACT English is to test for objectively correct choices by plugging in and noting specific mechanics, including subject-verb agreement, proper verb tense, proper adjective/adverb usage, pronoun/antecedent matching, etc.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

With 8+ years as an ACT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to excelling in ACT Reading is to understand how passages are structured as to highlight and identify key information quickly, accurately matching clues from the questions with evidence in the passage, and quickly eliminating answer choices that are clearly out-of-scope or opposite of what is mentioned in the passage. ACT Reading (like ACT Science) is a section where students often feel time pressure, having to read 4 long passages & answer 40 questions within 35 minutes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to excelling in SAT Reading is two-fold: 1) Find evidence in the passages quickly. Learning how to parse a passage, notate it, and bringing the evidence back to the questions is the key to mastering this section. 2) Using clues in the sentence completions to eliminate & eventually select the best answer. Often a student will run into a word that is unknown; the key is using the context that a student does know & using elimination strategies & understanding of roots, prefixes, & suffixes to select the best possible choice.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to SAT Writing is two-fold: 1) For the multiple choice section, one must understand the mechanics of English. Which words need to match, what rules to understand, knowing relationships are the basis for a strong Writing score. 2) For the essay, one must know construct an argument with strong evidence in a 25 minute period. We will learn how to create a strong thesis, make an effective outline, & finally writing an impactful essay with a clear, thoughtful argument.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I provides all the foundations for future Math courses: solving equations, isolating variables, understanding functions, etc. Because the subject is so fundamental, I focus on building good Math habits that will serve the student in throughout high school, including properly copying a problem, clearly listing each step of the solution, and good organization and legibility.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 focuses on learning advanced functions like advanced quadratic, higher degree polynomial, exponential, & logarithmic functions. The key to mastering Algebra 2 is becoming familiar with the shapes of graphs, and knowing how the graphs evolve as we tinker with the different aspects of each function.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a challenging subject, even for experts. The key to mastering Calculus is to properly "clean up" problems with the appropriate substitutions and cancellations. I scored 5's on both the AP Calculus AB & BC tests, and excelled in my engineering math courses at UCLA.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be challenging for students because: A) It introduces proofs, which require more writing than in other Math classes, and B) It adds shapes and other two-dimensional figures which require spatial thinking that is not exercised as greatly in other Math classes. The key to Geometry is to understand both how the theorems provide a gateway between Algebra & Geometry, and how to create Algebraic models off of Geometric figures.
Physics,

Physics

Often considered the most challenging of the science classes, the key to mastering physics is to both create accurate diagrams and properly labeling variables. It's also important to understand the difference between diagrams that describe the "Net action" (which describe the physical result, or what one "sees") vs. those that describe the "Natural forces" (which describes the physical forces that contribute to the action).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra provides the foundation for all high school math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus. It's important to establish good math habits in this class early: learning how to define variables, writing out general equations, writing out each step when isolating a variable, etc. Mastering Prealgebra gives a student a great head start and the confidence to tackle more advanced Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus provides all the "mechanics" required for calculus. Often this subject is the most difficult for high school students, as it requires them to become familiar with Trigonometric functions, the unit circle, identities, and functions with discontinuities such as asymptotes & holes. While challenging, the students who manage to master the major themes of the subject and stay organized will have a tremendous advantage in navigating the nuances of calculus.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have tutored many a student to higher math scores, including several to a 98+%ile. The key to excelling in SAT Math is to properly translate the word problems to math equations, and make sure all the information in a question is accounted for. Many errors in math are caused by simple misinterpretations of the problem or by missing basic calculations (i.e. forgetting a negative), so much of my work involves practicing simple yet effective habits to avoid silly mistakes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to excelling in SAT Reading is two-fold: 1) Find evidence in the passages quickly. Learning how to parse a passage, notate it, and bringing the evidence back to the questions is the key to mastering this section. 2) Using clues in the sentence completions to eliminate & eventually select the best answer. Often a student will run into a word that is unknown; the key is using the context that a student does know & using elimination strategies & understanding of roots, prefixes, & suffixes to select the best possible choice.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.
Biology, Chemistry, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that the key to excelling in ACT Math is being able to efficiently & accurately model details within each problem. Proper modeling & organization are the key to answering early questions quickly without losing accuracy. Students who manage to efficiently answer early questions will have a time advantage when attempting the more difficult questions in the latter half of the section.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I provides all the foundations for future Math courses: solving equations, isolating variables, understanding functions, etc. Because the subject is so fundamental, I focus on building good Math habits that will serve the student in throughout high school, including properly copying a problem, clearly listing each step of the solution, and good organization and legibility.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 focuses on learning advanced functions like advanced quadratic, higher degree polynomial, exponential, & logarithmic functions. The key to mastering Algebra 2 is becoming familiar with the shapes of graphs, and knowing how the graphs evolve as we tinker with the different aspects of each function.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a challenging subject, even for experts. The key to mastering Calculus is to properly "clean up" problems with the appropriate substitutions and cancellations. I scored 5's on both the AP Calculus AB & BC tests, and excelled in my engineering math courses at UCLA.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be challenging for students because: A) It introduces proofs, which require more writing than in other Math classes, and B) It adds shapes and other two-dimensional figures which require spatial thinking that is not exercised as greatly in other Math classes. The key to Geometry is to understand both how the theorems provide a gateway between Algebra & Geometry, and how to create Algebraic models off of Geometric figures.
Physics,

Physics

Often considered the most challenging of the science classes, the key to mastering physics is to both create accurate diagrams and properly labeling variables. It's also important to understand the difference between diagrams that describe the "Net action" (which describe the physical result, or what one "sees") vs. those that describe the "Natural forces" (which describes the physical forces that contribute to the action).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra provides the foundation for all high school math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus. It's important to establish good math habits in this class early: learning how to define variables, writing out general equations, writing out each step when isolating a variable, etc. Mastering Prealgebra gives a student a great head start and the confidence to tackle more advanced Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus provides all the "mechanics" required for calculus. Often this subject is the most difficult for high school students, as it requires them to become familiar with Trigonometric functions, the unit circle, identities, and functions with discontinuities such as asymptotes & holes. While challenging, the students who manage to master the major themes of the subject and stay organized will have a tremendous advantage in navigating the nuances of calculus.
Probability,

Probability

Mastering Probability requires knowing how to count all possible desired outcomes out of all possible outcomes. Understanding how to utilize the combination & permutation equations (nCr & nPr, respectively) and knowing how to avoid overcounting or undercounting will be valuable.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have tutored many a student to higher math scores, including several to a 98+%ile. The key to excelling in SAT Math is to properly translate the word problems to math equations, and make sure all the information in a question is accounted for. Many errors in math are caused by simple misinterpretations of the problem or by missing basic calculations (i.e. forgetting a negative), so much of my work involves practicing simple yet effective habits to avoid silly mistakes.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry requires understanding right triangles, the unit circle, the six trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan, csc, sec, & tan), and the shape of their graphs. Keys to mastering Trigonometry include accurately identifying how sin & cos provide the foundation for the other four functions, how to read & properly orient right triangles within the unit circle, and understanding the behavior of the sinusoidal curves.
Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I provides all the foundations for future Math courses: solving equations, isolating variables, understanding functions, etc. Because the subject is so fundamental, I focus on building good Math habits that will serve the student in throughout high school, including properly copying a problem, clearly listing each step of the solution, and good organization and legibility.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 focuses on learning advanced functions like advanced quadratic, higher degree polynomial, exponential, & logarithmic functions. The key to mastering Algebra 2 is becoming familiar with the shapes of graphs, and knowing how the graphs evolve as we tinker with the different aspects of each function.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a challenging subject, even for experts. The key to mastering Calculus is to properly "clean up" problems with the appropriate substitutions and cancellations. I scored 5's on both the AP Calculus AB & BC tests, and excelled in my engineering math courses at UCLA.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be challenging for students because: A) It introduces proofs, which require more writing than in other Math classes, and B) It adds shapes and other two-dimensional figures which require spatial thinking that is not exercised as greatly in other Math classes. The key to Geometry is to understand both how the theorems provide a gateway between Algebra & Geometry, and how to create Algebraic models off of Geometric figures.
Physics,

Physics

Often considered the most challenging of the science classes, the key to mastering physics is to both create accurate diagrams and properly labeling variables. It's also important to understand the difference between diagrams that describe the "Net action" (which describe the physical result, or what one "sees") vs. those that describe the "Natural forces" (which describes the physical forces that contribute to the action).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra provides the foundation for all high school math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus. It's important to establish good math habits in this class early: learning how to define variables, writing out general equations, writing out each step when isolating a variable, etc. Mastering Prealgebra gives a student a great head start and the confidence to tackle more advanced Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus provides all the "mechanics" required for calculus. Often this subject is the most difficult for high school students, as it requires them to become familiar with Trigonometric functions, the unit circle, identities, and functions with discontinuities such as asymptotes & holes. While challenging, the students who manage to master the major themes of the subject and stay organized will have a tremendous advantage in navigating the nuances of calculus.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.
Biology, Chemistry, Statistics

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that excelling in ACT Science means learning how to quickly identify and highlight key information in both in passages and graphs, uncovering the relationship between variables (i.e. when one variable increases, does the other variable increase or decrease), and logically eliminating wrong answer choices.
Physics,

Physics

Often considered the most challenging of the science classes, the key to mastering physics is to both create accurate diagrams and properly labeling variables. It's also important to understand the difference between diagrams that describe the "Net action" (which describe the physical result, or what one "sees") vs. those that describe the "Natural forces" (which describes the physical forces that contribute to the action).
Biology, Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I provides all the foundations for future Math courses: solving equations, isolating variables, understanding functions, etc. Because the subject is so fundamental, I focus on building good Math habits that will serve the student in throughout high school, including properly copying a problem, clearly listing each step of the solution, and good organization and legibility.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 focuses on learning advanced functions like advanced quadratic, higher degree polynomial, exponential, & logarithmic functions. The key to mastering Algebra 2 is becoming familiar with the shapes of graphs, and knowing how the graphs evolve as we tinker with the different aspects of each function.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a challenging subject, even for experts. The key to mastering Calculus is to properly "clean up" problems with the appropriate substitutions and cancellations. I scored 5's on both the AP Calculus AB & BC tests, and excelled in my engineering math courses at UCLA.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be challenging for students because: A) It introduces proofs, which require more writing than in other Math classes, and B) It adds shapes and other two-dimensional figures which require spatial thinking that is not exercised as greatly in other Math classes. The key to Geometry is to understand both how the theorems provide a gateway between Algebra & Geometry, and how to create Algebraic models off of Geometric figures.
Physics,

Physics

Often considered the most challenging of the science classes, the key to mastering physics is to both create accurate diagrams and properly labeling variables. It's also important to understand the difference between diagrams that describe the "Net action" (which describe the physical result, or what one "sees") vs. those that describe the "Natural forces" (which describes the physical forces that contribute to the action).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have tutored many a student to higher math scores, including several to a 98+%ile. The key to excelling in SAT Math is to properly translate the word problems to math equations, and make sure all the information in a question is accounted for. Many errors in math are caused by simple misinterpretations of the problem or by missing basic calculations (i.e. forgetting a negative), so much of my work involves practicing simple yet effective habits to avoid silly mistakes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A good organizational system will ensure that the most important information (ex: homework assignments, the latest lesson notes, due dates) is easily accessible. So the first step to good organization is to first eliminate any papers that will not be referenced in the near future by putting them in a folder archive (ex: old handouts, graded assignments). We then work creating simple but effective sections where items are to be placed (ex: notes, unfinished assignments, etc.). We also write out all our events/activities into a calendar in order to better account for our time. After all that work, what should remain in the bookbag is only the most absolutely important information relevant to academic & personal excellence.
Biology, Chemistry, GED, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that the key to excelling in ACT English is to test for objectively correct choices by plugging in and noting specific mechanics, including subject-verb agreement, proper verb tense, proper adjective/adverb usage, pronoun/antecedent matching, etc.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that the key to excelling in ACT Math is being able to efficiently & accurately model details within each problem. Proper modeling & organization are the key to answering early questions quickly without losing accuracy. Students who manage to efficiently answer early questions will have a time advantage when attempting the more difficult questions in the latter half of the section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

With 8+ years as an ACT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to excelling in ACT Reading is to understand how passages are structured as to highlight and identify key information quickly, accurately matching clues from the questions with evidence in the passage, and quickly eliminating answer choices that are clearly out-of-scope or opposite of what is mentioned in the passage. ACT Reading (like ACT Science) is a section where students often feel time pressure, having to read 4 long passages & answer 40 questions within 35 minutes.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having tested these strategies in the January 2016 ACT and scoring a perfect 36, I know that excelling in ACT Science means learning how to quickly identify and highlight key information in both in passages and graphs, uncovering the relationship between variables (i.e. when one variable increases, does the other variable increase or decrease), and logically eliminating wrong answer choices.
CBEST,

CBEST

I took the CBEST in 2007 with no prep and scored a 222 (123 is passing): 74 Reading, 73 Mathematics, 75 Writing, with highest performance indicators in all skill areas. The test focuses on high school topics in a standardized setting, so as with any standardized test, the key to excelling at the CBEST is understanding how each question is constructed to maximize your time & energies.
ISEE,

ISEE

I've worked with numerous students on all three major High School entrance exams: ISEE, SSAT, & CAHSEE. Often one of these tests is the first major standardized test a student takes, so it's very important that students have a healthy approach and don't get intimidated. The philosophies and strategies they learn for this test will carry over to other major standardized tests as well (PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, etc.).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have tutored many a student to higher math scores, including several to a 98+%ile. The key to excelling in SAT Math is to properly translate the word problems to math equations, and make sure all the information in a question is accounted for. Many errors in math are caused by simple misinterpretations of the problem or by missing basic calculations (i.e. forgetting a negative), so much of my work involves practicing simple yet effective habits to avoid silly mistakes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to excelling in SAT Reading is two-fold: 1) Find evidence in the passages quickly. Learning how to parse a passage, notate it, and bringing the evidence back to the questions is the key to mastering this section. 2) Using clues in the sentence completions to eliminate & eventually select the best answer. Often a student will run into a word that is unknown; the key is using the context that a student does know & using elimination strategies & understanding of roots, prefixes, & suffixes to select the best possible choice.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

With more than 8 years as an SAT Tutor, I have plenty of experience tutoring students to excellent scores, including some students to the 95%+ percentile. The key to SAT Writing is two-fold: 1) For the multiple choice section, one must understand the mechanics of English. Which words need to match, what rules to understand, knowing relationships are the basis for a strong Writing score. 2) For the essay, one must know construct an argument with strong evidence in a 25 minute period. We will learn how to create a strong thesis, make an effective outline, & finally writing an impactful essay with a clear, thoughtful argument.
GED, PSAT, SSAT

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Algebra 2 Review

My son said that Randy was an excellent tutor and helped him organize his thoughts. I liked that Randy made him put together a "cheat" sheet to remember how to do each task. This was very helpful.

Glenn, 1 lesson with Randy

Great tutor for ISEE test prep

This was my 9th grader's first tutoring session with Randy. She worked with him for 2 hours and will do 4 more sessions before taking the ISEE test. Randy was very helpful at explaining how to eliminate the answers she knew were wrong and then narrow it down to be able to choose the right answer. He became aware of her weaknesses and strengths so we can maximize the time we have to get her ready for the test in 3 weeks, and focus on what needs improving. Looking forward to our next session!

Brooke, 5 lessons with Randy

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Randy reviewed SAT math with our daughter who is preparing to take the SATs for the first time in October. He spent time trying to understand Hannah's strengths and weaknesses and worked on building Hannah's self confidence to try problems she second guessed herself with. I would definitely recommend Randy to others

Seira, 1 lesson with Randy

Very Knowledgeable and professional tutor

Randy helped my son with tips related to taking SAT test. He came in fully prepared and within 2 hour session my son already felt very confident working with him. I highly recommend him !!

Ria, 1 lesson with Randy

Extremely knowledgable and clear

Randy reviewed the broad strokes of the ACT exam and immediately began by throughly explaining ways in which you can tackle different aspects of it in a way that made sense to my daughter and connected with her. It was kind of extraordinary. He took his time and was very clear in his explanations. By the time the first hour was up, she had completed many problems with a thorough understanding of what was being asked and how to approach the work. We couldn't be happier.

Katie, 3 lessons with Randy

Awesome tutor!

Randy is great! We talked through lots of physics concepts and he showed me how to choose and apply the correct equation. He was extremely helpful and knew exactly how to convey the ideas in a clear manner.

Kyla , 1 lesson with Randy

Made My Son Smile

Randy was great with my son... helping him with his Calculus BC AP test and his final. My son felt more confident and secure going into those tests because of the two sessions that he had with Randy. It was a very good experience.

Lauri, 2 lessons with Randy

An Extremely great tutor

Randy is helping my 7th grade son prepare for the ISEE. As a result my son is doing excellent work in all of his classes. His vocabulary is consistently becoming more sophisticated and he is excelling beyond his classmates in math. Thanks, Randy! My daughter will be up next!

Regina, 39 lessons with Randy

Great Tutor!

Worked with three of our grandkids yesterday on a 6 hour notice - all three were very impressed with his knowledge and his ability to impart it to them in a personal and professional manner - excellent!

Patricia, 2 lessons with Randy
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