My name is Anna. Academic tutoring has always been a part of my life and I have been tutoring for over 10 years. Throughout the last 10-15 years I have tutored my peers at UCLA, from where I graduated Magna Cum Laude, worked as a private tutor for students at different levels of elementary, middle, and high schools, and worked for a variety of test preparation companies.
My philosophy to tutoring is that every student is able to achieve results they have never dreamed of, they just need patience, guidance and breakdown of seemingly difficult topics into smaller, easier to understand ones. I believe that understanding leads to confidence which leads to better grades.
I stay current with the changing SAT and ACT tests by regularly attending workshops provided by CollegeBoard and ACT as well as frequently taking timed proctored practice tests. I have reviewed every question on released SAT & ACT exams so that I can customize a individualized comprehensive test preparation curriculum for each student. During an initial consultation, I analyze results of diagnostic tests, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and present a strategic plan to achieve highest possible scores. I have personally achieved scores in the top 99% on both SAT and ACT and I have helped many students improve their grade point averages (GPA), achieve increases of 200+ points on SAT and up to 5+ points on the ACT. I would love the opportunity to help you as well.
Most high school students are already familiar with the level of mathematics tested on the SAT and ACT. The difficult part is to get through the many problems on those tests with high accuracy within the allotted time. I review math concepts with each student and teach “tips and tricks” and strategies to increase speed and accuracy, save time and achieve the best possible score for each student.
My college background is in science, and I love that tutoring gives me a chance to share my passion for these subjects with new students. I understand the math and science sections of the test and have proven success helping students with different educational goals – from those that are struggling to those trying to improve on an already respectable 33, I can help. Everyone’s learning style is different and my strength is in my ability to break down, simplify, and explain concepts even to those students who are not as comfortable or familiar with science as they’d like to be.
The English and Reading sections of the ACT and SAT have to do with reading speed, fluency, and comprehension. I teach students how to not get intimidated by long passages in unfamiliar topics and, instead, break down every passage into it’s components and saving valuable test taking time in the process.
College admissions is becoming more and more competitive every year and although test scores are “just one” component of the holistic college applications review, it’s a pretty big one. I strongly believe that solid education is a platform that opens many opportunities for students and my goal is to help as many students as possible to develop standardized test taking confidence and achieve excellent results in the college application process by gaining admission to their dream school.
In looking for the right tutor, I can help you not only achieve your highest possible test scores, but I can also help you plan your path to college, help with college admission applications, essays and financial applications.