You can have SAT Test Preparation and/or math tutoring from basic math through calculus 2.
I have over 20 years (20,000+ hours) teaching and tutoring experience. I would like to help you with your SAT or your math class.
CTY, a program through Johns Hopkins, was my first job in education. I was the teaching assistant for a class offered at the LMU campus. After that, I worked with Upward Bound (through Harvey Mudd College) my senior year in college.
Once I graduated, I worked for various test prep and tutoring companies in the LA county area and was a math/science teacher at Whittier High School.
Ever since September 1997, I’ve been working with students in test prep and math tutoring.
My students range from middle school age to returning university students, but most are in high school. Mathwise, you can be anywhere from prealgebra through calculus 2.
You can meet me in person in a study room of the Huntington Beach Central Library. Or, if you prefer to remain in the comfort of your own home, you can meet with me online. I can walk you through what is needed and how it works here.
In-person tutoring is available for you Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm (PST); Fridays and Saturdays 9:30-4:30 by appointment.
Online I’m available at the same times, but also Sunday mornings 9-11.
My rate for a one-hour introductory math session is $100. If you search the mcstutoring Yelp or Google + page, you can find a discount code.
After the introductory session, test prep or math tutoring blocks of hours can be purchased here: rates.
Good question. About myself: I am a National Merit Finalist, a member of MENSA and a graduate of Pomona College.More importantly, many of my students have been accepted to and have attended Ivy League and Ivy League caliber schools. I have had a student achieve a perfect score on the SAT and many students score 800 (perfect) on SAT Subject Tests. I have the PDFs to prove it.
While some of my students are overachievers, most have come to me trying to pass a class or secure a B over a C. Others have been brought by their parents hoping for improvement. So please don’t be put off by the accomplishments of some of my students. While it would be great to make the claim that X% of my students get into the Ivy League, it has at times been more rewarding to me (and to the student and his family) that Johnny passed Geometry or Jenny was able to get through calculus without great sleep loss.
I tutor math from pre-algebra to calculus 2 and statistics. As for standardized tests, I prepare students for the SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests for Math 1 and 2.
Students will typically meet with me on a weekly basis from 1 to 1-1/2 hours per session. Shorter sessions of 1/2 hour are fine in some cases and longer sessions of up to 2 hours are fine in others.
Generally, the younger the student and the shorter the tutoring relationship, the shorter the session. Once rapport is built and math confidence has been restored, longer sessions can be more worthwhile.
Basically, a student will be taking a practice test each week on their own time. Once that is completed, we’ll meet once or twice weekly an hour each session. This usually lasts for 5-8 weeks up to the actual test date
We use real (recently retired) tests because most test prep companies provide tests that are both harder than the real test and scored on a more exacting scale. The Wall Street Journal had an article years ago elaborating this point. In fact, it led to many big-box tutoring companies to walk back some of their audacious claims.
The most obvious difference with my tutoring is that after we’ve met for the initial session, you can set up sessions as often or as seldom as needed. That way, you are not forced to meet at times you don’t need to.
Additionally, I have over 20 years of experience working with students from all parts of the academic achievement spectrum. If your kid wants to repair her/his relationship with math, I can help. If your child wants to rock the SAT, I can help make that happen, so long as your child is willing to work.
Please meet me in front of the One Find Blend coffee cart at the base of the fountains in the HB Central Library. From there we will proceed to one of the study rooms on the lower level.
Test Prep & Math Tutoring
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 696-MATH
Martin Helped me to move my SAT scores from 1460 to 1980. All my grades remained A-level the entire time in High School. I can even program calculators for my teachers now! The Payoff….This week I was accepted to The United State Air Force Academy! Thank You Martin you rocked it for me. Best money ever spent.”
Huntington Beach, CA