EducationI graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, earning a 3.75 GPA. I also have a strong math background -- I earned A's in nearly all lower-div math classes, including the Calculus series and Linear Algebra.
ExperienceExperienced Berkeley graduate with high GPA and test scores. Specializes in SAT/Econ.
** WHY HIRE ME? **
* Experience: Hundreds of hours working at elite test prep and tutoring companies, including Revolution Prep.
* Expertise: Berkeley graduate with extensive academic success and 99th percentile scores on standardized tests. I specialize in the SAT -- I have intimate knowledge of the test beyond simply being able to answer the questions.
* Effective: Students have experienced improvements of 500+ on the SAT, scoring as high as 2390.
* No risk: First two hours *FREE* if you change your mind.
Resume and references available by request. I can meet you anywhere -- at your home or in a public place.
** THIS IS AN ACTIVE PROFILE **
I will respond within 24 hours. Call (626) 215-1307 for fastest turnaround. Emails from universitytutor.com sometimes get caught by my spam filter, so if I don't respond within a day, please call me!
Groups are welcome and encouraged! Receive a significantly lower individual rate when you sign up for help with a friend.
** SELECTED SCORES AND GRADES **
SAT II Math: 800
AP Calculus AB: "A" in class, "5" on AP Test
College Calculus BC Equivalent: "A"
I speak advanced Mandarin and elementary Japanese.
** EXPERIENCE **
I've been tutoring since high school, and have over 400 hours of experience in private and classroom settings. I work for and have received formal training at an elite Bay Area test prep and tutoring company, where I've received consistently positive reviews, averaging a 3.9 rating out of 4.
** STYLE **
I'm easy going but take my job seriously. I treat my students with the same respect I give my peers -- I am never patronizing. I approach sessions as a dialogue, not a lecture, and ask questions to help students arrive at answers themselves.
** OTHER HONORS **
* Captain, Berkeley Speech and Debate
* 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking Finals Round, CCCFA State Championship
* 1st in Informative Speaking, Las Positas Talk Hawks Tournament
* Semi-Finalist in Debate, Northern California Regionals
* Selected for highly competitive Department of State internship -- only 30 out of several hundred applicants accepted
HobbiesI was highly involved in Speech and Debate in college, and I currently volunteer with the Bay Area Urban Debate League. I also enjoy photography, reading a lot of nonfiction, and travel.
Client Reviews (2)
Chen was my Econ tutor in college, he is very nice and fun in the class.You can definitely feel his passion in teaching and his confident on the lecture. He is very responsible to his student! I definitely recommend Chen as a Tutor!!
Chen is a stellar sat prep tutor. I hired Chen to tutor my younger brother and since then he's reported increased confidence in test taking and better understands how to tackle different types of questions. Chen is very flexible about hours and has been incredibly accommodating with my brother's erratic schedule. He's been great at identifying where my brother falls short and figuring out how to work on exactly those areas. I highly recommend Chen as a tutor- he takes his job very seriously and goes out of his way get his students the attention and materials they need.
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