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David L.

Professional Tutor Delivering Real Results for Standardized Tests

Professional Tutor Delivering Real Results for Standardized Tests

$120/hour

  • 9 hours tutoring

About David


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With nearly 20 years of full-time tutoring experience and perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE tests, I have earned a reputation as a true authority on standardized tests. In addition to teaching, I have published several books on test preparation and have written curricula and teaching materials for both local and national test preparation firms. I am also the founder of a tutoring and publishing company.

I have created an adaptive preparation program to offer students a...

With nearly 20 years of full-time tutoring experience and perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE tests, I have earned a reputation as a true authority on standardized tests. In addition to teaching, I have published several books on test preparation and have written curricula and teaching materials for both local and national test preparation firms. I am also the founder of a tutoring and publishing company.

I have created an adaptive preparation program to offer students a better test prep experience. As part of this research-based approach, I have performed a thorough analysis of every test question administered this century and continually updated my custom materials to reflect the latest test administrations. When we work together, your curriculum will always be adapting to your strengths and needs as you progress through the program. This creates both an effective and efficient test prep experience so you can achieve their best on your exam and get on with the rest of your life!

As a chemical engineer, I have always had a love of math. I have written a full math curriculum book for the SAT, and I know exactly how the concepts appears in their own unique ways on each of the different entrance exams.

I began teaching English in 2001 as an ESL instructor in Japan. Since then, I have written books and other curricula for the verbal sections of all the entrance exams, including the StudyLark Guide to SAT Writing, available in bookstores and online.

I have published 3 books about the LSAT and have been writing about and teaching the test since 2003. I have a strange fondness for the unique logic of the test, and I love finding ways to explain seemingly complex topics in simple ways.

Take the next step in your education by maximizing your entrance exam score. A great score can open up new school options or give you access to valuable scholarship and grant money. Get in touch today to see what a difference true professional tutoring can make.


Education

Cornell University
Chemical Engineering
University of California Davis
Masters

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Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I have been preparing students for the GMAT since 2003. Out of all the standardized tests I teach, I really enjoy the GMAT's unique blend of math, logic and grammar. What, you don't love the test too? Don't worry—we can get there together. I have written extensively about the test, so we'll supplement the vast library of real GMAT questions from the test makers with a unique strategy guide. I'll create a custom curriculum to get you to your business school goals.
GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

I have been preparing students for the GMAT since 2003. Out of all the standardized tests I teach, I really enjoy the GMAT's unique blend of math, logic and grammar. What, you don't love the test too? Don't worry—we can get there together. I have written extensively about the test, so we'll supplement the vast library of real GMAT questions from the test makers with a unique strategy guide. I'll create a custom curriculum to get you to your business school goals.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT English section has questions that test both grammar and the flow of ideas within the passage. I can help you understand the rules and techniques that will make a big difference in your score. The English section is probably the easiest section for most student to improve on.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT reading section has more straightforward questions than the SAT reading section, but the time pressure of the section is usually what gives people the most trouble. We'll work on some counterintuitive strategies to boost both your accuracy and speed, and surprisingly, the work we do here will probably help you on the science section as well.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003, and the Writing section of the SAT is a specialty of mine. In 2019, I published a book about it, entitled "The StudyLark Guide to SAT Writing and Language: The Essential Guide for Highly Motivated Students." This is the book we'll use as we work on this section together, along with lots of additional drills and practice tests.
SAT Reading

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003. My students have gone on to prestigious colleges all over the country and have been awarded academic scholarships. I have perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and have written books about the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GMAT.
SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT math section covers a broader range of topics than the SAT math section, but the questions don't require quite as much deep thinking. Often, if you know the top one or two things about a particular topic, you'll be able to answer the question. Instead of teaching gimmicks or tricks, I show my students how to understand the content. That understanding, plus repetition through drills, builds the speed you need to do well on the ACT math section.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003. My students have gone on to prestigious colleges all over the country and have been awarded academic scholarships. I have perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and have written books about the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GMAT.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. I have degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, so the science section is one of my favorites—but I know not everyone feels the same! If I can, I'll encourage your enthusiasm for the subject matter, but you can still score great on the science section even if you don't know the Milky Way from a milkshake. A simple set of techniques, which share a lot in common with those for the Reading section, can boost your accuracy and help you deal with the time pressure of the section.

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003. My students have gone on to prestigious colleges all over the country and have been awarded academic scholarships. I have perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and have written books about the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GMAT.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT English section has questions that test both grammar and the flow of ideas within the passage. I can help you understand the rules and techniques that will make a big difference in your score. The English section is probably the easiest section for most student to improve on.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT math section covers a broader range of topics than the SAT math section, but the questions don't require quite as much deep thinking. Often, if you know the top one or two things about a particular topic, you'll be able to answer the question. Instead of teaching gimmicks or tricks, I show my students how to understand the content. That understanding, plus repetition through drills, builds the speed you need to do well on the ACT math section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. The ACT reading section has more straightforward questions than the SAT reading section, but the time pressure of the section is usually what gives people the most trouble. We'll work on some counterintuitive strategies to boost both your accuracy and speed, and surprisingly, the work we do here will probably help you on the science section as well.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been preparing students for the ACT since 2003. I have degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, so the science section is one of my favorites—but I know not everyone feels the same! If I can, I'll encourage your enthusiasm for the subject matter, but you can still score great on the science section even if you don't know the Milky Way from a milkshake. A simple set of techniques, which share a lot in common with those for the Reading section, can boost your accuracy and help you deal with the time pressure of the section.
GMAT,

GMAT

I have been preparing students for the GMAT since 2003. Out of all the standardized tests I teach, I really enjoy the GMAT's unique blend of math, logic and grammar. What, you don't love the test too? Don't worry—we can get there together. I have written extensively about the test, so we'll supplement the vast library of real GMAT questions from the test makers with a unique strategy guide. I'll create a custom curriculum to get you to your business school goals.
LSAT,

LSAT

I have been preparing students for the LSAT since 2003. My students have gone on to prestigious law schools all over the country and have been awarded academic scholarships. I regularly score at or near perfect on LSAT practice tests and have written books about the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GMAT.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003. My students have gone on to prestigious colleges all over the country and have been awarded academic scholarships. I have perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and have written books about the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GMAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been preparing students for the SAT since 2003, and the Writing section of the SAT is a specialty of mine. In 2019, I published a book about it, entitled "The StudyLark Guide to SAT Writing and Language: The Essential Guide for Highly Motivated Students." This is the book we'll use as we work on this section together, along with lots of additional drills and practice tests.
GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading

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Knowledgeable, patient and supportive

David has been very cooperative in working with us. He's been honest and up front with us, as parents, which has been greatly appreciated. Due to COVID 19 we've decided to take a brief break til school has ended for the year. David has been very understanding, supportive and we are looking forward to what our son will take away from this positive experience with David.

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