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Ian B.

Recent Ivy League Grad Available for Standardized Test Prep and More

Recent Ivy League Grad Available for Standardized Test Prep and More

$30/hour

  • 29 hours tutoring

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I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. I have previously worked as an ACT and SAT Subject test tutor at a college prep and tutoring center in San Diego, California call John Harvard Academy. I scored a 34 overall on my ACT with subscores of 35 in English, 35 in Math, 33 in Reading, and 32 in Science. On SAT Subject Tests, I scored 790 on Math Level II, 790 on Chemistry, and 790 on...

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. I have previously worked as an ACT and SAT Subject test tutor at a college prep and tutoring center in San Diego, California call John Harvard Academy. I scored a 34 overall on my ACT with subscores of 35 in English, 35 in Math, 33 in Reading, and 32 in Science. On SAT Subject Tests, I scored 790 on Math Level II, 790 on Chemistry, and 790 on U.S. History. While at John Harvard, I helped several students increase their scores by 4 points on the ACT. I enjoy tutoring for these tests because it helps me reexamine my own test prep methods for when I take graduate exams like the GMAT or LSAT.
Besides tutoring for standardized tests, I also have experience tutoring elementary to underclassmen college students in a variety of subjects due to my work at John Harvard Academy. In high school, I took 15 AP classes in a variety of subjects. I earned As in all my AP classes and scored a 4 or 5 on all the tests I took.
As a tutor, I evaluate why students are struggling. No two students are the same. Some students know the material very well but struggle to perform on the exams because they are too anxious. Therefore, I have used sessions to not only teach the material but also coach students on how to mitigate their test anxiety. Other students just need an extra push to study. They can learn material very well by themselves but procrastinate on test preparation. Once I recognize why my students are struggling, I try to show them their weaknesses. I then develop a study plan with them that they agree is feasible based on their current needs. As I work with my students, I update the study plan to reflect their changing needs. I always welcome feedback from students, parents, and teachers on how I can refine my tutoring to best help others. I am easy to reach and always responsive. Feel free to message me with any additional details or to schedule a lesson!


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University of Pennsylvania
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
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Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. I have experience tutoring young children and teenagers in math due to my previous work experience at a tutoring center in San Diego called John Harvard Academy. As a tutor, I reteach material and then I guide them through their problems using a whiteboard. I then ask them if they have any questions or misunderstandings. Because I have a younger sister with special needs, I am very patient.
Reading

English

ACT English, Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. Although I did not major in Math, I took courses up to Linear Algebra and Calculus IV. I have substantial experience tutoring young children and teenagers in math due to my previous work experience at a tutoring center in San Diego called John Harvard Academy. As a tutor, I reteach material and then I guide them through their problems using a whiteboard. I then ask them if they have any questions or misunderstandings.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having started high school geometry in middle school, I have ample expertise to help others with this math class. Geometry is very important for success in not only mathematics but also many other engineering and science fields. Given my own STEM background, I regularly used geometry in my coursework. Most importantly, I have tutored this subject previously with both middle schoolers and high schoolers. I am a very patient and understanding tutor ready to help you with geometry.
Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. Although I did not major in Math, I took courses up to Linear Algebra and Calculus IV. I have substantial experience tutoring young children and teenagers in math due to my previous work experience at a tutoring center in San Diego called John Harvard Academy. As a tutor, I reteach material and then I guide them through their problems using a whiteboard. I then ask them if they have any questions or misunderstandings.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having started high school geometry in middle school, I have ample expertise to help others with this math class. Geometry is very important for success in not only mathematics but also many other engineering and science fields. Given my own STEM background, I regularly used geometry in my coursework. Most importantly, I have tutored this subject previously with both middle schoolers and high schoolers. I am a very patient and understanding tutor ready to help you with geometry.
ACT Math, Prealgebra

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. Although I did not major in Math, I took courses up to Linear Algebra and Calculus IV. I have substantial experience tutoring young children and teenagers in math due to my previous work experience at a tutoring center in San Diego called John Harvard Academy. As a tutor, I reteach material and then I guide them through their problems using a whiteboard. I then ask them if they have any questions or misunderstandings.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having started high school geometry in middle school, I have ample expertise to help others with this math class. Geometry is very important for success in not only mathematics but also many other engineering and science fields. Given my own STEM background, I regularly used geometry in my coursework. Most importantly, I have tutored this subject previously with both middle schoolers and high schoolers. I am a very patient and understanding tutor ready to help you with geometry.
Prealgebra, Reading

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and Political Science and an MA in Environmental Studies. Although I did not major in Math, I took courses up to Linear Algebra and Calculus IV. I have substantial experience tutoring young children and teenagers in math due to my previous work experience at a tutoring center in San Diego called John Harvard Academy. As a tutor, I reteach material and then I guide them through their problems using a whiteboard. I then ask them if they have any questions or misunderstandings.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having started high school geometry in middle school, I have ample expertise to help others with this math class. Geometry is very important for success in not only mathematics but also many other engineering and science fields. Given my own STEM background, I regularly used geometry in my coursework. Most importantly, I have tutored this subject previously with both middle schoolers and high schoolers. I am a very patient and understanding tutor ready to help you with geometry.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math

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Ian has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Brilliant & prepared exudes patience!

Still a gem 💎.! Isabella just took ger 1st ACT exam and is feeling more confident then ever before. Ian’s committed to reviewing and makes sure Isabella understands the lessons plan

Lisa, 16 lessons with Ian

Brilliant & prepared exudes patience!

Prepared & timely Feel so fortunate to find Ian. He has a array of academic accomplishments a very serious graduate that is sharing his prowess with students in need to improve study skills and test prep .. I’m my opinion he’s a gem 💎.

Lisa, 16 lessons with Ian

Brilliant & prepared exudes patience!

Prepared & timely Feel so fortunate to find Ian. He has a array of academic accomplishments a very serious graduate that is sharing his prowess with students in need to improve study skills and test prep .. I’m my opinion he’s a gem 💎.

Lisa, 16 lessons with Ian

Brilliant & prepared exudes patience!

Feel so fortunate to find Ian. He has a array of academic accomplishments a vey serious graduate that is sharing his prowess with students in need to improve study skills and test prep .. I’m my opinion he’s a gem 💎.

Lisa, 16 lessons with Ian
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