I may be young, but I’ve been elected to public office, managed multimillion dollar policy partnerships, and developed test prep materials for all sorts of tests. That’s why Harvard has reached out to me, USC accepted me, President Obama awarded me, and my students have benefitted from me.
Heartfelt gratitude from students who now feel empowered enough to accomplish their loftiest goals.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
1) Interview with student and guardian
2) pro bono practice exam or relevant assessment and follow-up conference
3) relay data-driven analysis and begin cooperative development of Official Training Schedule
4) optional: 1 non-academic activity prior to onset of study
5) Incorporation of Scaffolds if necessary following conference with guardian, or request by student during regularly scheduled debrief sessions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
3+ years SAT/ACT curricular design and teaching.
99th Percentile Scorer of the 2011 October ACT.
High school teacher of five different subjects and an SAT Prep Honors Elective course.
Master of Arts in Teaching Capstone Candidate at Nationally-renown Graduate school of Education: USC Rossier School.
Educational Studies Minor bestowed by the world-renown Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara.
Gifted Education Graduate Certification from USC.
Delegate to the National Education Association.
Youngest-ever Town Councilmember elected to the Crescenta Valley Town Council.
California Teacher Commission cleared pre-certified Social Science Teacher inductee.
Contractor with and student teacher at three school districts, over four remote tutoring companies for test preparation, two full time SAT academies, and several community organizations for educating youth.
Scholarship Committee Chairman for the Korean American Federation and the CV Town Council.
Recipient of the Gold Medal President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Obama White House.
Curricular designer of practice standardized exams.
Invitee to the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Ed.M Programs Summit.
Partner with the GUSD Coalition and GTA.
School on Wheels, Inc. Mentor.
Emeritus Member of the Chancellors TAB Commission and the Gender and Sexuality GE Requirement Committeewith UCSB Academic Senate Professors.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
SAT/ACT prep is commissioned after process mentioned above in sessions no shorter than three weeks. If emergency or unique circumstances are expressed enough in advance, tutelage can be done in surgical, individualized singular lessons (these will be significantly pricier).
for all other subjects, generally pricing is: $35/hr for middle school, $40/hr for high school, $45/hr for high school AP’s, and for AP test or entrance exam crash courses: $50/hr minimum.
For professional development, essay writing needs, or for college admissions consultation and essay assistance, prices range on need. The lattermost of those three will require similar pre-screening procedure to SAT ACT Training Scheduling, and will also be within that tier of pricing.
What types of students have you worked with?
Students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, individual needs, language proficiencies, school settings, grades, ages, and races.
*my most recent SAT flight of pupils all received a 1440+ on their exams; and of the two who requested personal help on college admissions, both were accepted to top tier schools, with one attending his dream school—Yale University—and the other “settling” for Claremont McKenna College. The other six students in my flight of SAT kids have chosen to attend:
UCLA, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, Swarthmore, and US Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Past SAT Student Standouts of mine have attended other reputable colleges, such as:
UC Santa Barbara, Cornell, U Miami, Washington U St. Louis, Yonsei U, UC San Diego, UoP, Northwestern, Oregon, UNLV, Rutgers, and UC Berkeley.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
See if they are willing to hear you out, and if you would kick it with them outside of school. Then, if you actually do, see if you still find that you respect them as you grow to like them as people. If you find that you do still have a respect that trumps any newfound appreciation/friendliness developed—you found yourself a true partner for professional growth.