SAT Test Prep and Math Tutoring in Huntington Beach

You might be here to save yourself from a math crisis, to improve your math grade, or to perform well on your SAT through test preparation. Regardless of your particulars, you can overcome your academic challenges through competent and compassionate SAT test preparation and math tutoring. Individual math tutoring and test prep is available both in person at the Huntington Beach US Bank Building and online.

Basically, if you want to improve your test scores or improve your math grade, you’ve come to the right place.

All private tutoring and test prep sessions are conducted by a Pomona College graduate who is a member of MENSA. Feel free to ask for verification.

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SAT Test Preparation

If you’re like the majority of students, you want to improve your SAT score. Basically, you want to improve your chances for college admission. For you, that might be a 1200, 1400, or even a 1500 on your SAT. Through individualized SAT test prep, you can improve your performance so you can reach your SAT score goal. All test prep is conducted with you, the student, in mind. Taking your SAT practice tests and reviewing them privately allows you to improve your SAT score without distractions. Nobody wants all the needless anxiety and head games of constant comparison that is inherent in most test prep centers.

We offer free SAT practice tests you can take on your own. They are from the College Board, so they’re real SAT practice tests, not artificially difficult ones. Once you take one to establish your baseline score, feel free to set up an initial session.

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ACT Test Preparation

While the general process for ACT Preparation is similar to the SAT, there are some differences. There is an overlap of material for the two tests, particularly for the language (English and Reading sections on the ACT). The largest content difference is that the ACT contains a science section while the SAT has 2 math sections.

As for style, the ACT tends to be more straightforward but has more questions per unit time. So, while students claim the ACT is an easier test, they are often surprised when there are multiple sections they do not finish and are blindsided by the science section. While it was the more popular test from 2011-2015, the ACT dropped in popularity after the 2016 redesign of the SAT.

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Math Tutoring

Whether you are in basic math, algebra, calculus or any math in between, know that you have arrived where you will find help. You can improve your understanding, skills and grade in any math subject up to and including calculus 2.

Math tutoring with mcstutoring is designed around you, the student. At first I will show you how to work the math problem. As you learn, the tutoring grows into more of a collaborative effort. You will be doing the work and I will be correcting you when need be and showing you simpler, faster means of solving your problems.

You might be confused by the introduction of variables and their use in word problems in algebra. We can address your questions through algebra tutoring. If you have done well in math but are stumped by calculus, whether it’s AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or Business Calculus in college, we can help you through calculus tutoring.

No matter what level of math you’re in currently or what type of math student you consider yourself, you can find the math help you need at mcstutoring.

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Math Tutoring

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Online Math Tutoring

Perhaps your math class uses Aleks, Khan Academy, Pearson MyMathLab, or Edgenuity for its online component. Or, it could be a fully online math class. Maybe you’re homeschooled and just want some direction in learning and then mastering the material. Staring into dozens of examples on the screen without being able to communicate with a live human being can be frustrating for anyone. This is what causes many students to go from liking math to disliking it, or worse.

You can change that. By screensharing your online math class and using an online whiteboard, we can both see the problems you are working on. Or, you can screenshot them onto the whiteboard. With online math tutoring, you work through the problem. I will help you with certain techniques and kindly correct any mistakes you make. After your online math tutoring session, you will have all your work archived. Then you can access your questions and work so you can prepare for tests and quizzes more efficiently. You can mark your notes by topic and zoom to the ones you need to review. 

You can use online math tutoring not only for your online math class, but also for in-person math classes. More and more classes, even at the college level, are incorporating math labs in the form of an online math course. We at can help you whatever online math class level you are taking up to and including Calculus 2 (AP Calculus BC).

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Tutoring for Your Online Math Classes

You can have one-on-one help for your online math classes. Whether you want in-person help in the office in Huntington Beach, or tutoring online, you can have the help you need to succeed.

Perhaps you’re new to online classes. That’s okay. Mcstutoring has been working with online classes, especially online math classes, for almost 20 years. If you’re using Pearson MyMathLab, Edgenuity, Aleks, or Edulastic, you’re in luck. Mcstutoring is familiar with all those platforms. Whichever one you’re using, we can work on it together.

For your convenience for your online math class, there is a Mac mini with a 32″ monitor at your disposal in the office. With an ethernet connection, we can screenshare your questions. Or, if you prefer, you can screenshot your questions and then paste them onto our online interactive whiteboard. That way, you’ll have a digital record of the work you do. What’s great is that you can access these notes on any digital device linked to your email. So you can access your notes using your phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, Chromebook, or desktop.

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Ease of Scheduling

Many of us have busy and often variable schedules. If this is the case for you or your student, you will enjoy the ease and flexibility of scheduling sessions with mcstutoring. Whether you are seeking help for test preparation or math tutoring, scheduling with the Acuity scheduler is fantastic.

First, you can schedule sessions as often or as seldom as you wish. That allows for flexibility in scheduling. If you need a session one week and then not for another month, that’s fine. The scheduler allows for that.

Second, you can schedule sessions for 30 or 60-minute increments. Sometimes students have only a few questions they want to cover. The availability of 30-minute sessions allows for them to set these short sessions when they need. Also, if your student needs a 90-minute session, you can schedule a 60-minute session followed by a 30-minute session.

Third, payment is a breeze. You can pay via PayPal using the scheduler. If you already have a PayPal account, you are fine. If not, PayPal accepts credit cards and even checks. Should you have a balance in your account at the end of the school year, you will be refunded the remaining balance.

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Final Notes

Rather than prattle on about my services, I invite you to contact me. If you are in earnest (that is, a real human), you can have the names of students’ families I work with in person and online. Currently, high school students of mine attend Marina, Huntington Beach, Edison, Tarbut V’Torah, Calvary Chapel, and Orange Lutheran. My college students attend Orange Coast, Goldenwest, and Chapman. If you attend any of these schools, there is a good chance you have a classmate currently working with me.

I work with each and every student personally. Also, I communicate with the parents of my students regularly to update them about their student’s progress. Discretion is observed.

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