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Qualifications & Experience

Hi there! I'm Brian, a Korean-American and recent Harvard University graduate with 3 years of tutoring experience. I specialize in ESL, English language and essay writing, including AP Psychology and AP History. I tutor test prep skills for standardized tests such as the SAT/ACT, TOEFL, and SSAT/ISEE, and offer consultations for college admissions. I tutor students of all ages from K-12 to college, and I can tutor at your location in Orange County. I graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Psychology with additional tutoring experience at Stanford, the University of Chicago, and Columbia. I currently research at the University of Southern California.

When I was in college, I enjoyed learning how to communicate with students and tutor them in a variety of different subjects and test preparation skills. At Harvard, I learned from the best professors and absorbed many different, yet effective teaching styles. Three years of tutoring experience gave me the perspective needed to understand the needs of different students. I tutored both one-on-one sessions and small group settings. For example, I worked directly with students teaching them English and test preparation skills while at Harvard University. I also held tutoring sessions for groups as large as 15 people while I was at Columbia University in the City of New York. In addition, I taught students how to write papers, conduct research, and program computers while I was a researcher at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.

Over the years, I have gained a lot of experience working with academics and know that learning to properly speak and write English is very important. I am thrilled to use my knowledge and experience here so I can help a student succeed. I like to tailor my tutoring services by not only working with the student but listening to the parent and providing constructive feedback. In order for a student to thrive, it is important to work directly with all those involved to keep them engaged and ensure their success.

Thank you again for your interest! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Education

2015

Harvard University

Psychology

2016

Columbia University in the City of New York

Statistics

Awards & Honors

2013

Special Student Status

2014

Special Student Status

2014

Travel Award of $500

2013

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Special Student Scholarship

2014

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Special Student Scholarship

Subjects

Math

Geometry Prealgebra Precalculus Probability Statistics

Test Preparation

GMAT GRE SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

SAT

SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

English

English (K-8) High School Level English College Level English ESL/ESOL Essay Writing Grammar Reading & Comprehension Proofreading Study Skills Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL

Professional

Marketing

Brian ’s Rating

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Reviews

Amber T.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I was struggling with my pre-algebra class and needed someone who could walk me through the steps. Brian was so patient with me and explained things in a way other tutors couldn't. He really takes the time to listen and go over things slowly. I'm so glad I got a chance to have him. I pulled my grade up so much!

a year ago

Mike A.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Brian was such an awesome tutor!! He was so patient with me and really knows his stuff and is very knowledgeable. He helped me with essay writing in my high school class. I would highly recommend him!

a year ago

Chris B.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Ok, so here is the scoop on Brian... He is awesome!! I love having him because he explains things to me when I feel like no one else does. I am not good at taking tests and wanted to do well on my SATs. So he helped me approach the exam strategically.

a year ago

Gena L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Brian was so knowledgeable and friendly! He helped me with my GREs, specifically the writing and essay components. He made me feel comfortable when I had questions that I thought might be "dumb".

a year ago