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Stanford PhD Tutor in GRE, SAT, ACT, Math, Essay Writing
John B.

38 hours tutoring

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Stanford PhD Tutor in GRE, SAT, ACT, Math, Essay Writing
Stanford PhD Tutor in GRE, SAT, ACT, Math, Essay Writing
John B.

38 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

38 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About John


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I'm John! I graduated with a PhD in civil engineering from Stanford and a BS in mechanical engineering from Harvard. I have 13 years experience working with youth and am passionate about helping students achieve their maximum learning potential, whether in a specific subject - math, science, reading, or writing - or while navigating the college admissions process.

In college I appreciated having professors break down complex material into simple, easy-to-follow steps. I take this approach...

I'm John! I graduated with a PhD in civil engineering from Stanford and a BS in mechanical engineering from Harvard. I have 13 years experience working with youth and am passionate about helping students achieve their maximum learning potential, whether in a specific subject - math, science, reading, or writing - or while navigating the college admissions process.

In college I appreciated having professors break down complex material into simple, easy-to-follow steps. I take this approach with my students by sectioning math or reading problems or essays into discrete steps or paragraphs then tackling each section one at a time. I also believe organization is key to top performance, and so I impart to my students systematic problem-solving approaches that help them feel empowered, encouraged, and in control of their learning process.

I have tutored professionally since 2005 in high school math and English; SAT and ACT math, reading, and writing; science courses; college essay writing including transfer admission; and the college admissions process. My students have seen considerable success gaining admission to their top college choices, including Harvard, Stanford, and UCLA.

Additionally I have interviewed for Harvard admissions for the past 13 years, so I understand inside strategies that can help students stand out within very competitive applicant pools. I am passionate about helping youth succeed inside and outside the classroom, am friendly, responsive, and easy to reach, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!


Education

Harvard
Engineering Sciences
Stanford University
PhD
University of Southern California
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Architecture

Architecture

I have studied architecture including design theory and methods, construction methods, drawing (2D, 3D, BIM: AutoCad, Revit), and landmarks of world architecture. My PhD focused on the integration of architectural design and life cycle assessment, including using cloud tools to reduce energy use (EnergyPlus, eQUEST) and costs.

Business

GRE

GRE

I achieved perfect or near perfect scores on the GRE, ACT, and SAT. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process, I learned reading and writing techniques and problem-solving strategies that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet learning has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in some of my classes. I have understood firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in school as well as achieve high standardized test scores. I enjoy sharing these and other lessons to my students, I am very responsive, and I look forward to connecting and helping you succeed!

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Tutored several students in all areas of ACT including Reading. Students raised scores by as much as 6 points (22 to 28). Experienced with students who struggle, top-achieving students, as well as all students in between.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years experience tutoring grade school and high school students in all areas of math (pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, calculus AB, calculus BC). Also experienced with standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT), science (chemistry, physics, environmental science), English, reading, essay writing, and college applications and interviews.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I achieved perfect scores multiple times on the SAT and GRE Math sections. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process I learned problem-solving strategies and techniques that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet science has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in many of my chemistry and physics classes. I have learned firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in technical courses as well as achieve a high SAT Math score. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
Algebra 1, English, Handwriting, Physics, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years experience tutoring grade school and high school students in all areas of math (pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, calculus AB, calculus BC). Also experienced with standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT), science (chemistry, physics, environmental science), English, reading, essay writing, and college applications and interviews.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I achieved perfect scores multiple times on the SAT and GRE Math sections. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process I learned problem-solving strategies and techniques that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet science has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in many of my chemistry and physics classes. I have learned firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in technical courses as well as achieve a high SAT Math score. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years experience tutoring grade school and high school students in all areas of math (pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, calculus AB, calculus BC). Also experienced with standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT), science (chemistry, physics, environmental science), English, reading, essay writing, and college applications and interviews.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.
Algebra 1, English, Physics, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I achieved perfect or near perfect scores on the SAT and GRE. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process, I learned problem-solving strategies that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet learning has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in some of my technical classes. I have understood firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in science courses as well as achieve high standardized test scores. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
Physics

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years experience tutoring grade school and high school students in all areas of math (pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, calculus AB, calculus BC). Also experienced with standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT), science (chemistry, physics, environmental science), English, reading, essay writing, and college applications and interviews.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have helped students develop their English reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. I take the time to speak clearly and slowly and teach all concepts no matter how basic. I also excel at writing and editing English essays and papers, and many of my students have gone on to the top colleges in the country.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I achieved perfect scores multiple times on the SAT and GRE Math sections. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process I learned problem-solving strategies and techniques that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet science has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in many of my chemistry and physics classes. I have learned firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in technical courses as well as achieve a high SAT Math score. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
Algebra 1, Physics, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Tutored several students in all areas of ACT including Reading. Students raised scores by as much as 6 points (22 to 28). Experienced with students who struggle, top-achieving students, as well as all students in between.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I achieved perfect or near perfect scores on the SAT and GRE. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process, I learned problem-solving strategies that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet learning has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in some of my technical classes. I have understood firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in science courses as well as achieve high standardized test scores. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
GRE,

GRE

I achieved perfect or near perfect scores on the GRE, ACT, and SAT. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process, I learned reading and writing techniques and problem-solving strategies that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet learning has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in some of my classes. I have understood firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in school as well as achieve high standardized test scores. I enjoy sharing these and other lessons to my students, I am very responsive, and I look forward to connecting and helping you succeed!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I achieved perfect scores multiple times on the SAT and GRE Math sections. This involved a lot of hard work, and only after doing many practice problems was I able to bring my scores to perfection. In the process I learned problem-solving strategies and techniques that have worked well with my students over the past 13 years. I was also named the top science student in my high school with the then-highest GPA in my school's history, and I have two engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Yet science has not always come easy, and I have struggled mightily in many of my chemistry and physics classes. I have learned firsthand that it takes a systematic approach, focus, and lots of practice to see improvement in technical courses as well as achieve a high SAT Math score. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a session; I am very responsive and look forward to helping you succeed!
ACT English, ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Writing

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