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Nov 23 2014

Dear families, 

I tutor individual high school students to help them achieve
a high score on the SAT or ACT.

I have many years of experience with both of these tests,
having taught both SAT and ACT test preparation classes at
UC Berkeley and at Berkeley High, Skyline High, and Head-Royce. 

The tutoring I offer is designed to meet the particular
needs of each student, improving his or her test-taking
strengths and addressing areas that need attention.  In each
subject area of the test ? math, reading, writing and (in
the case of the ACT) science - I help the student build
skills and confidence. 

You can learn more about my approach to tutoring at:
www.berkeleytutors.net 

Background: Undergraduate degree in physics from Cal Tech
and a doctorate in philosophy from UC Berkeley.  I?ve taught
at UC Berkeley and at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. 

I will be happy to discuss any aspect of SAT/ACT preparation
with you. 

Thanks,

Raymond Barglow   
Raymond Barglow ray[at]barglow.com 510-486-1050

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Nov 18 2014

 ISEE Test Prep
One on one ISEE Test Prep customized to meet each child?s 
different needs and learning styles. We will apply score 
raising strategies to maximize student?s performance on the 
test day, and proven essay writing techniques to make the 
essay writing painless experience and to improve your 
child?s admission chances. To schedule an assessment please 
contact me directly.
Vanja J. Miller vanja-j1[at]msn.com 5106894027

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Nov 16 2014

I have been tutoring for over eight years, and specialize in admissions essays 
and standardized testing. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University 
with a B.A. in Human Biology, Area of Concentration in Neurobiology, and a M.A. 
in Modern Thought and Literature. I offer one-on-one MCAT Tutoring in MCAT 
Verbal, Social Sciences, Biology, General Chemistry, and Physics sections. I 
specialize in tailoring test-taking strategies to fit an individual student's needs, 
while supporting their content knowledge base. In particular, I believe that with 
the right strategy and preparation many more students can excel in verbal 
standardized testing; I received 800 in both the Writing and Reading 
Comprehension SAT sections, a 780 in English Literature SAT II, and a 13 on the 
MCAT Verbal section. 

Email me for testimonials and score improvements from former students.
Megan Winkelman megan.winkelman[at]alumni.stanford.edu 

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Nov 10 2014

I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a 
Master's Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the 
classroom and other educational settings. I also work as the director of a 
youth library, and have a personal passion for children's literature. I am 
currently offering a sliding scale for my private tutoring services, $45-$55/hr, 
and have many open slots as the school year gets underway. I specialize in 
helping children of all ages (Elementary through High School) with writing, 
reading comprehension, study skills, and general homework assistance. My 
approach is gentle and co-creative with the student. I'd be happy to meet and 
discuss a plan for your child. I live in Elmwood/Rockridge, but can travel to 
any part of the Bay Area. 
Shar Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 

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Oct 31 2014

Hi there,
I offer GMAT and GRE small group classes (and private
tutoring) in my Berkeley office near the Ashby Bart station.
My classes are limited to seven people, are affordable, and
produce great results.  Please visit Yelp (and type ''GMAT''
or GRE'') to see reviews under TestCrackers GMAT & GRE Prep.  
I've designed the curriculum based on over ten years of
experience teaching these exams. Please do not hesitate to
give me a call or send me an e-mail for more information
about upcoming classes or tutoring.
Thanks!
Yuri
Yuri Gottesman yuri[at]testcrackers.org 415-323-5728

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Oct 30 2014

Not happy with your first SAT score, or just looking for help with reviewing 
before the test? 

If you want a tutor who can really move you forward, then I am the right person 
for you. I have experience tutoring for both the SAT and the GRE. In general, I 
can help students move their percentile rank up by about 20 points from a 
previous test result, and up 35 points if they are studying to take the test for the 
first time (this represents an almost 400 point improvement in your overall SAT 
score).

How I do it? I am great at evaluating you and spotting all the ?quick fixes? in your 
performance ? the areas that are easy to fix and that will greatly improve your 
score if you do. Once I have done that I design lessons tailored to those areas to 
make sure you improve quickly.

My rates: $50 for the initial evaluation. $80 for every following 2 hour session 
(+there's a $40 rebate for sending me your test results)
Helene Langlamet hlanglamet[at]yahoo.fr 

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Oct 25 2014

Hey there! My name is Nick and I'm a double major in English Literature and 
Economics at Cal. I graduated high school in 2011 with a weighted GPA of 
4.51 and an unweighted GPA of 3.91. I excel in all sorts of subjects, especially 
mathematics, English, and American history. I'm also a highly qualified SAT 
tutor. I'm very up-to-date with the test, as I only took it two years ago. My 
score breakdown is as follows: 790 in Critical Reading, 780 in Math, 710 in 
Writing, 2280 Composite. I've been tutoring elementary, junior high, and high 
school kids for five years now, and even after all that time, I?m hard-pressed 
to call it a ?job.? Being a student myself, I know what makes kids tick. Whether 
it's through humor, sports, or what have you, I can find ways to connect to 
kids. And once I earn their trust, getting them interested in learning is 
nothing more than a cakewalk. If you're interested, I am too. Contact me!
Nick Bacarella nickbacarella[at]berkeley.edu 7325465841

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Oct 20 2014

Dear Families,
I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a 
Master's Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the 
classroom and other educational settings. I also work as the director if a 
youth library, and have a personal passion for children's literature. I am 
currently offering a sliding scale for my private tutoring services, $45-$55/hr, 
and have many open slots as the school year gets underway. I specialize in 
helping children of all ages (Elementary through High School) with writing, 
reading comprehension, study skills, and general homework assistance. My 
approach is gentle and co-creative with the student. I'd be happy to meet and 
discuss a plan for your child. I live in Elmwood/Rockridge, but can travel to 
any part of the Bay Area. 
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Shari Leskowitz
510.872.2369
shari.leskowitz@gmail.com
Shari Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 

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Sep 23 2014

I have over five years of experience tutoring K-12 math, science, and humanities 
subjects, as well as college and post-baccalaureate courses. I specialize in 
content and test-taking strategies for AP and IB Honors courses, including AP 
Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics A/B, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, 
AP Literature, AP Language Composition, Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra 
II. 

More about me: I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. 
in Human Biology, Area of Concentration in Neurobiology, and a M.A. in Modern 
Thought and Literature, receiving interdisciplinary honors and the Francisco 
Lopes Prize for my thesis in Feminist Studies, as well as the Stanford Award of 
Excellence. I enjoy working with struggling students to develop the study skills 
and foundational material that they need to excel in their current classes, and 
also their future higher education.
Megan Winkelman megan.winkelman[at]alumni.stanford.edu 

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Sep 11 2014

Hello parents,

My name is Zach Schlosser. I'm a tutor and mindfulness coach
specializing in SAT and ACT prep.  I've tutored privately
and at excellent tutoring companies in the Bay Area since
graduating from Brown University in 2010. I've been teaching
mindfulness since 2007. In high school I earned a 2130 on
the SAT and a 34 on the ACT, without studying. In 2011, due
to my increased wisdom, I studied for the GRE and scored a
1570. I work best with bright students who have some test
anxiety. My rate is $60/hour. Please contact me if you're
interested in getting tutoring for your son or daughter. I
look forward to hearing from you and learning more about
your needs.

Best,
Zachary Schlosser zacharyschlosser[at]gmail.com 

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Sep 11 2014

Hello Berkeley Parents Network
I am an academic coach and mindfulness instructor specializing in helping 
students overcome test anxiety using stress relief techniques over the phone, 
Skype and in-person.

Their symptoms are usually resolved in 3-5 sessions.
Advantage Testing, a tutoring agency with 15 offices nationwide, has sent me 
about 40 students in the past 3 years.

I graduated from Stanford in 2006 with a B.S. in Mathematical & Computational 
Sciences. Meditation gave me the clarity to leave Wall Street in 2009 and start 
my own business based in mindfulness techniques. 

My students are averaging almost a 1 point increase on the ACT per hour of 
work. A GMAT student raised his score by 110 points (out of 800) after one 
session with no extra studying.

Contact me with any questions; I have plenty of references.

John
John Hankey john.n.hankey[at]gmail.com 8327293800

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Sep 10 2014

I offer test prep, speed reading and anxiety relief for students of all ages.  My 
work was featured on CBS KPIX TV. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=McA4aqCNS-c

I also teach Speed Reading, Time Management and Positive Mindset in a 5 
hour/1-day  class. Students increase their reading speed up to 4x and improve 
an average of 13% on Reading sections.

mindflowclass.com

For students who need to get out of their own way and overcome the intense 
pressure, self doubt, and stress that often accompanies a high-stakes test, I 
implement a  ''Yoga for your Mind'' tool kit that includes hypnosis, guided 
visualization, EFT, sound therapy, biofeedback, reiki, 'coaching', and more. 
Students learn to be present, and engage fully with the test and their own 
potential for success, and scores increase exponentially.

I have over 20 years experience, and a test prep book author, and train others to 
help students manifest their best scores.
Bara Sapir directortpny[at]gmail.com 646-290-6860

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Sep 02 2014

It's test prep season, and I can help your student get prepared! 

I am an experienced test prep tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley in the 
Humanities. I am employed as a tutor with a local tutoring company and also 
have a number of private students.
I have ample experience teaching all parts of the SAT and ACT (math, reading, 
writing, science), and have also taught high school entrance exams such as 
the SSAT and HSPT.

I'm based in Oakland but have students all over the East Bay. I generally 
travel to my students' homes or we meet in a cafe or library. 
My rate is $50/hr, and I can offer a discount group rate. 

Here is more about my background:
rmbodenheimer.wordpress.com

Please email me for details, and I'd be happy to provide references and/or a 
resume.

I hope to be of assistance!

Rebecca
Rebecca rebecchina[at]gmail.com 

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Sep 01 2014

Expert Math and Physics Tutor - All Levels - Children and Adults

I have over 20 years' experience tutoring and teaching
Mathematics and Physics in the East Bay. I started Mayeri
Education after teaching full-time for seven years at two
different private schools in the area. I focus on building
students' confidence through big-picture understanding and
increasing competence in required skills, all while
encouraging students not to fear making mistakes, which are
a crucial part of the learning process.

You can find recommendations for me by following the Parent
Recommendations for Math Tutors link above (you may have to
scroll down as they have come in at various times over the
past few years.)

My website is easy to remember: berkeleymathtutor.com -
there you can find out more about my experience, rates, and
approach.

My office is in downtown Berkeley, near the UC campus, BART,
and Berkeley High School.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Daniel 
Daniel Mayeri daniel[at]mayeri-education.com 

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Aug 29 2014

Hi!

I'm a senior at UC Berkeley, completing my final year as a Integrative Biology 
major. In high school, I received an 800 on my SAT Biology Subject test, as well 
as a 5 on my AP Bio score, an 800 in SAT Math II, 2400 on my SAT I, as well as a 
5 on AP Chemistry and a 780 on the SAT Chemistry Subject test. I've tutored high 
school students before as well as fellow college undergraduates, and am 
available for one-on-one or group tutoring in the Berkeley area. 

I've recently finished reviewing most science subjects for the MCAT and recently 
took it, and so I feel can tutor/teach test prep for any sort of Biology, Math, or 
Chemistry course for high schoolers. I have great references and experience 
tutoring high schoolers, so please feel free to contact me!

Name: Terisa Yiin
Email: terisa_yiin[at]berkeley.edu OR terisa.yiin[at]gmail.com
Phone: (510) 386-5607, text or call
Terisa Yiin terisa_yiin[at]berkeley.edu (510) 386-5607

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Aug 12 2014

Hi BPN members!

Does your student need help with SAT/ACT prep or an academic subject? 

I have a PhD from UC Berkeley and am an experienced tutor with a range of 
teaching experiences, including language classes/lessons with children, 
teaching college-level courses, and one-on-one tutoring and group classes 
with middle and high school students.

Subjects I tutor:
SAT/ACT test preparation (all parts of the test) 
English, AP English
Spanish, AP Spanish
History/Humanities
Music, AP Music Theory
Italian

I have a flexible schedule and can travel to your home, or we can meet at a 
cafe or library. My rates are $35/hr for academic tutoring and $50/hr for test 
prep, and I can offer a sliding scale rate in the case of economic hardship.

For more details on my background:
http://rmbodenheimer.wordpress.com/

References available upon request.

Thanks!

Rebecca
Rebecca rebecchina[at]gmail.com 

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Aug 07 2014

Dear Parents: I can offer your child the highest quality 
professional tutoring, to develop critical reading 
and writing skills, prep for the SAT test, or revise
college essays. I have tutored E.Bay high school students 
for 10 yrs, after a career as a college English professor 
and h.s English teacher. I have my PhD in English, my 
M.A.T. in English Education (Cal certified), and have 
published extensively on both literature and teaching.
   My students consistently raise their English grades and 
SAT scores (sometimes as high as 250-300 points). I work on 
all English skills--critical reading, essay writing, and 
grammar/usage/vocabulary skills. I offer rigorous, kid-
friendly test preparation, with more expertise and 
individual attention than others can offer. Many references 
available from families I have worked with. Reasonable 
rates. 

Jeffrey Segall

jasegall[at]yahoo.com             
510.206.8847      
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847

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Aug 06 2014

I am a first year student at UC Berkeley. In high school I 
achieved a perfect score on the PSAT math section, as well 
as a 35 on the math and science sections of the SAT. I also 
scored a 780 on the SAT biology subject test, a 770 on the 
SAT chemistry subject test and a 760 on the SAT math II 
subject test. Although my reading and writing scores were 
not superb (Still 99th percentile) I prefer to tutor in the 
math and sciences. I prefer to tutor at local places and not 
private homes. 
Rahim Noorani Rahimnoorani[at]berkeley,edu 832-421-4689

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Jun 16 2014

SAT tutoring.  Scored 2390/2400 when I took the exam in 2008.  
Recently took the GRE so I've been refreshed on test taking 
skills.  Graduate student in Public Health at UC Berkeley.  
$30/hour
Nicoletta Commins nicolettacommins[at]gmail.com 

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May 23 2014

I have been tutoring, teaching and developing educational 
materials for 23 years 
since graduating summa cum laude from Harvard with a BS in 
Biology in 1987.

I help students improve their grades and feel more confident 
through my individualized approach, ability to make concepts 
clear, and easy-going but focused approach. I can help 
students improve in:
all math, including pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, 
geometry, trigonometry, pre-Calculus, and Calculus, biology, 
chemistry, and physics, writing, general organization and 
homework support, and SAT and ACT.

I am ideally suited to act as a ''one-stop shop'' for a 
student's overall academic support.

My interests outside of academics include poetry-writing, 
guitar-playing, and comedy screenwriting. 

Please visit my website at www.achievewitheasetutoring.com. 
I have outstanding references available upon request.

Chris Dingman
510-499-5979
achievewithease@gmail.com
Chris Dingman crookedroadsband[at]gmail.com 5104995979

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May 07 2014

SAT Subject tests are important!

To improve your chances for admission to the college of 
your choice, do not overlook the importance of SAT Subject 
tests. For many students it is easier to get great scores 
on the SAT Subject tests than it is on the SAT Reasoning 
test, since they can choose their two or three strongest 
subjects! Also, many students who do not do as well as 
expected on the SAT Reasoning test, but are otherwise good 
students, tend to do better on the ACT test. 

I have been tutoring standardized tests in Berkeley and 
its vicinities, with great success, for the last 13 years.

I tutor for all sections of the SAT Reasoning and ACT 
tests, for SAT Math Level 2 / Level 1 and Literature Subject 
tests, and for the SSAT/ISEE tests. For more info 
see ''parent recommendations''. 

Contact Mo Rahmoun at: 510-367-5829 or 510-763-9627,
or by e-mail at: bcfcl@comcast.net
 
Mo Rahmoun bcfcl[at]comcast.net 

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Apr 28 2014

Prepare for end-of-year exams with an experienced and effective test prep 
expert. I can help with upcoming June SAT & ACT exams (all sections of both), 
SAT Subject Tests, and tough finals.
Learn more at my web site, www.weinsteintutoring.com, or get in touch by email 
(weinsteintutoring@gmail.com) or phone (917.655.5042) to talk more about how 
I can help your student finish the year strong.
Emily Weinstein weinsteintutoring[at]gmail.com 917-655-5042

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Mar 24 2014

It's test prep season, and I can help your student get prepared! 

I am an experienced test prep tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley in the 
Humanities. I am employed as a tutor with a local tutoring company and also 
have a number of private students.
I have ample experience teaching all parts of the SAT and ACT (math, reading, 
writing, science), and have also taught high school entrance exams such as 
the SSAT and HSPT.

I'm based in Oakland but have students all over the East Bay. I generally 
travel to my students' homes or we meet in a cafe or library. 
My rate is $50/hr, and I can offer a discount group rate. 

Please email me for details, and I'd be happy to provide references and/or a 
resume.

I hope to be of assistance!

Rebecca
Rebecca Bodenheimer rebecchina[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 12 2014

Hello, I am a private SAT, ACT, and GRE tutor who has been working in the 
Bay Area for the last few years, before which I graduated from Brown 
University.   I've been trained by two highly successful, innovative, local 
tutoring companies to help students both on test content and strategy and on 
finding a healthier relationship to the tests, which is also conducive to higher 
scores.  In high school I scored a 2150 on the SAT, a 34 on the ACT, and a 
few years ago scored a near-perfect 1580 on the GRE.  If you'd like more 
information about my tutoring style and my rates, or to see my resume, 
please email me.

Best,
Zachary Schlosser zacharyschlosser[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 05 2014

Hello!

I am a current undergraduate senior at UC Berkeley and I have been tutoring 
SAT and ACT test prep since high school. I have taught at test prep centers in 
Taiwan and at the Princeton Review in Berkeley. 

Past tutees have told me I was fun and relatable while being highly effective as 
well! All my tutees have come out with noticeable improvements (at least 500 
points) due to my specialized and targeted method of preparation: I initially 
run through the basics and then quickly narrow focus to students' problem 
areas, thus guaranteeing the most improvement jump in scores. 

I am located in the East Bay and have had extensive experience tutoring 
students from Berkeley High, Alameda High, Oakland Tech, etc. Good luck 
with your search!

Rate: $90/hr for SAT, ACT prep. $60/hr for high school subjects (math, 
chemistry, biology, english) 
Eden Tseng edentseng[at]berkeley.edu 

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Feb 17 2014

I'm a Yale graduate, writer, and father of students who
attended ivy colleges. 

I tutor SAT/ACT, math and verbal. I understand test anxiety,
math-freeze, I-don't-know-what-to-write block, and
I'll-do-it-later syndrome. 

I help relax and motivate students, demystify questions,
teach effective strategies, identify weak areas and conquer
confusing concepts. We'll go over tests, problem by problem,
to improve skills and maximize scores. I also give mini
'refresher courses' in areas forgotten or never completely
mastered - from solving polynomials to grammatical agreement. 

I'm good at helping kids shine, and work at all levels,
including ADHD. I live in the East Bay and work throughout
the Bay Area.

Additionally, I offer essay coaching and admissions
counseling. 

Reasonable rates. Contact me for a free introductory session.
Percy Angress theivydad[at]gmail.com 

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Feb 05 2014

Between you and me: there is no secret to tutoring the SAT. So why should you 
pay for it as if there was?

With me, pay only $50 per 2-hour in-home tutoring session, and only $40 per 
2-hour out-of-home tutoring session (at a location we mutually agree on). 

I guarantee that I will raise your son's or daughter's scores, make them 
independent of me in just a few sessions, and leave them with better study skills 
that will be useful to them throughout their academic careers.

In addition, I offer the first session at a $10 discount, and I am also open to 
scheduling a free meeting time with the student's parents before sessions begin. 
I am also able to tutor for the SAT French and German subject tests.

My qualifications:

- Over 3 years cumulative experience teaching after school and tutoring in a 
variety of subjects, including the SAT

- A cumulative score of 2180 on the SAT

- A score in the 99th and 97th percentile on the GRE verbal and math sections 

   
Helene Langlamet hlanglamet[at]yahoo.fr 5109267186

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Jan 17 2014

Hello BPN Parents!

I am an experienced test prep tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley in the 
Humanities. I am employed as a tutor with a local tutoring company and also 
have a number of private students.
I have ample experience teaching all parts of the SAT and ACT (math, reading, 
writing), and have also taught high school entrance exams such as the SSAT 
and HSPT.

I am based in Oakland but have students all over the East Bay. I generally 
travel to my students' homes or we meet in a cafe or library. 
My rate is $50/hr, and can offer a discount group rate. 

Please email me for details, and I'd be happy to provide references and/or a 
resume.

I hope to be of assistance!

Rebecca
Rebecca Bodenheimer rebecchina[at]gmail.com 

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Jan 07 2014

Mia Sara Bruch, a Berkeley-based tutor, is delighted to offer her services 
helping your teen prepare for the writing and critical reading sections of the 
SAT.  Mia is a graduate of the College Preparatory School and earned both a BA 
and a PhD at Stanford University.  While at Stanford, she received both the 
Golden Prize and the Lieberman Fellowship, the university?s highest honors for 
work in the humanities.  She has collaborated with best-selling authors 
Abraham Verghese (author of Cutting for Stone) and Jonathan Safran Foer 
(author of Everything Is Illuminated) and has done policy writing for the Aspen 
Institute and the Atlantic Council.  She is the winner of Stanford?s Centennial 
Prize for teaching, and taught English and debate to students in College Prep?s 
summer Partners Program.  
  
Mia can be contacted at miabruch [at] gmail.com.
Mia Bruch miabruch[at]gmail.com 

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Dec 11 2013

Hello Parents and Students, 

I'm Christopher! I'm a graduate of Stanford Univ. and the
Univ. of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Human
Biology and an M.Ed. Also have a CA teaching credential (CTC
Doc. #101252107) and am offering SAT exam tutoring. In
addition to teaching in grade 7-12 classrooms, I have
previously worked for test prep companies including
Revolution Prep in the Bay Area and The Princeton Review
Korea located in the famed Gangnam district of Seoul.

Short or long-term, I can help prepare high school students
to achieve high scores on all sections of the SAT by
improving their subject knowledge as well as test management
skills. I'm friendly, patient and able to meet students in
the East Bay, South Bay and the Peninsula. Give me a call!

rate: $60/hour (negotiable)
phone: 510-710-2162
em: lucas.christopher35@gmail.com
Christopher Lucas lucas.christopher35[at]gmail.com 510-710-2162

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