## Please click on the individual FAQ(s) you would like answered.

**What types of tutoring can you offer me?**

You can have SAT Test Preparation and/or math tutoring from basic math through calculus 2.

**How long have you been teaching/tutoring?**

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.

** What type of teaching/tutoring experience do you have?**

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.

**For whom do you offer 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.

**Where do your in-person tutoring sessions take place?**

You can meet me in person at 9042 Garfield Avenue

Suite 207, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. There is a waiting room along with the office for tutoring. 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.

**When can I have tutoring?**

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.

**How much do your private tutoring sessions cost?**

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.

**Why would I want to work with you or have you tutor my daughter or son?**

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.

**My kid isn’t headed to MIT. Is that OK?**

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.

**What types of tutoring can you offer me?**

You can have SAT Test Preparation and/or math tutoring from basic math through calculus 2.

**Which subjects do you tutor?**

For test prep you can choose from ACT or SAT Preparation. If you’re interested in the SAT Math Subject Test, I can help you with the Math 1 and Math 2.

For math tutoring, you can be anywhere from pre-algebra to calculus 2.

**How does subject tutoring work? How often and for how long ought I or my student meet with you for math help?**

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.

**How does the SAT or ACT preparation work?**

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.

**What materials would I be using if I use you for my ACT or SAT Preparation?**

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.

**What are the benefits of tutoring with you?**

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.

**How do I contact you or set an introductory session?**