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Ricky S.

Columbia Grad SAT/ACT/SSAT/ISEE tutor excels at forming connections

Columbia Grad SAT/ACT/SSAT/ISEE tutor excels at forming connections

$90/hour

About Ricky


Bio

Hello! I'm Ricky, a native New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles after receiving my Master's Degree in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music. Now that I'm back, I look forward to helping you bring up your test-scores in whatever way works best for you (no two students are the same!).

Throughout my childhood, I worked steadily as an actor, which gave me the opportunity to travel extensively and meet a wide range of personality types. Being exposed to so...

Hello! I'm Ricky, a native New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles after receiving my Master's Degree in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music. Now that I'm back, I look forward to helping you bring up your test-scores in whatever way works best for you (no two students are the same!).

Throughout my childhood, I worked steadily as an actor, which gave me the opportunity to travel extensively and meet a wide range of personality types. Being exposed to so many different ways of thinking at such a young age had the profound impact of making me deeply attuned to the varied needs of others, allowing me to determine how best to expose different personality types to new concepts. This skill has proven to be exceptionally useful in my 7+ years of tutoring as I have had the opportunity to work with students of all ages and backgrounds, and no two students learn exactly the same way. By being attentive to the unique needs of each student, I customize my methodologies to produce quantifiable growth at every turn.

I decided to become a tutor because I believe strongly in the power of education, have always been a strong test-taker (99th+ percentile), get along great with kids, and believe that most students could significantly elevate their scores if they simply learn to alter their approach towards the specific needs of the test itself. Throughout my early sessions, I work to lay a foundation of comfort and understanding, helping my students feel at ease and ready to learn. From there, we build an easygoing rapport based on trust, compassion, and commitment towards excellent results. Better scores make me, the student, and the student's caregivers feel validated and proud; we all win!

I have trained with two of the most specialized, reputable, and expensive companies to tutor the SAT (all sections), ACT (all sections), SSAT (all levels), ISEE (all levels), and SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry, Math 1, and Math 2. In the seven years that I have tutored these subjects, I have seen ver


Education

Columbia University
Pre-Med and Music
Berklee College of Music
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable and dependent on frequency of sessions, budget, etc.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/20/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English

Homeschool

SAT Math

SAT Math

When I took the SAT in 2006, I received a perfect score of 800. Throughout my time at Columbia University, I continued to excel at math, receiving a rare A+ in my Calculus IV class. Since then, I have been trained by two leading companies in NY and LA on the best ways to approach the section overall, as well individual question types. I'm extremely confident in this section and know that I'll be able to build your son's confidence too!

Math

SAT Math,

SAT Math

When I took the SAT in 2006, I received a perfect score of 800. Throughout my time at Columbia University, I continued to excel at math, receiving a rare A+ in my Calculus IV class. Since then, I have been trained by two leading companies in NY and LA on the best ways to approach the section overall, as well individual question types. I'm extremely confident in this section and know that I'll be able to build your son's confidence too!
ACT Math

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

When I took the SAT in 2006, I received a perfect score of 800. Throughout my time at Columbia University, I continued to excel at math, receiving a rare A+ in my Calculus IV class. Since then, I have been trained by two leading companies in NY and LA on the best ways to approach the section overall, as well individual question types. I'm extremely confident in this section and know that I'll be able to build your son's confidence too!

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

When I took the SAT in 2006, I received a perfect score of 800. Throughout my time at Columbia University, I continued to excel at math, receiving a rare A+ in my Calculus IV class. Since then, I have been trained by two leading companies in NY and LA on the best ways to approach the section overall, as well individual question types. I'm extremely confident in this section and know that I'll be able to build your son's confidence too!
ACT English, ACT Math

$90/hour

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Ricky S.

$90/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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