College Test Prep Services
Standardized tests are an integral part of every student’s profile when applying to college, along with GPA, college admission essays/personal statements, extracurricular activities, and recommendation letters. The SAT and ACT are meant to measure a student’s basic academic skills and are also looked upon to predict future scholastic success.
Our professional tutors have attended top universities and mastered the tests themselves. They can help you effectively prepare to score your personal best by providing one-on-one private tutoring in the comfort of your home. College test prep tutoring can familiarize you with the tests, hone your test taking strategies, and teach you to manage your time efficiently when taking the exam. By working hard with our highly qualified tutors, students can expect to see big gains in their SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, HPST, and TOEFL scores. Helping Hand College Guidance also offers expert tutoring for the SAT subject tests, ISEE, AP exams, and select academic subjects.
Most students will take the exams two or 3 times, depending on their college goals. Some students will begin tutoring before the summer of junior year, but others will begin tutoring as late as fall of senior year, depending upon their high school curriculum. Our college counseling team will work with you to devise a schedule that best fits the individual’s student’s needs.
Helping Hand College Guidance in Los Angeles offers the unique opportunity to fulfill all of your college prep needs under one roof. Our test prep tutors work hand in hand with our Los Angeles college counselors to truly maximize every student’s college admission potential at the school of their dreams.
College Prep Tutors
Director of Test Prep Tutoring
Tutor Since 2006
Albert graduated UC Berkeley with a B.A. degree in molecular and cell biology with a neurobiology emphasis. He also holds a minor in chemistry and volunteered as an organic chemistry lab teaching assistant during his college years. Albert’s teaching experience is wide and varied. His engaging personality has helped him to foster a rapport with all students he tutors. As someone who received perfect scores on both the SAT 1 and SAT II’s, Albert understands the nuances of College Board exams and can relay that knowledge to students in order for them to achieve their desired goals. His highly personalized one-on-one tutoring approach has produced outstanding results in students; identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses and building test confidence. With a keen insight into standardized testing, Albert passes on winning strategies. In addition to SAT and ACT test prep, Albert tutors AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, the SAT Subject tests in Math level 1 and 2, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, general College Chemistry, and Human Anatomy and Physiology.
Test Prep Tutor and College Essay Tutor
Tutor since 2007
Dan graduated Carleton College, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Philosophy. He is also a professional writer and is trained in breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques. His extensive teaching experience includes SAT and ACT test prep, as well as coaching for the college application essays and creative writing. With a personal best score of 2390 on the SAT, Dan is able to teach the skills that are crucial to the success of each student. Dan’s goal is to help students and parents make the most of a diabolical test; helping students achieve the highest score possible. By prepping for standardized testing, Dan also hopes to covertly instill longer term learning and life skills for his students. Dan’s broad experience includes tutoring a diverse group of international students.