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Top Online SAT & ACT Riverside, California Tutor employed by the Educational Testing Service

Methodology

My methodology is one which focuses more or less exclusively on two objects of study: methods and problems. Of these two items, I place an overwhelmingly larger emphasis on problems over methods. With respect to these two objects of study, I essentially train my students in two categories of skill: accuracy and speed. Of these two items, I place a moderately larger emphasis on speed over accuracy. The methodology emphasizes a careful study of problems developed by reputable publishers of test prep materials, under timed and untimed conditions. Problems answered incorrectly are then discussed and analyzed until the student is able to make sense of the associated topic or concept tested in those particular problems.

My methodology with the standardized examination is that essentially technique and strategy are discovered through an analysis of problems rather than through something somehow independent of problems, like a study of concepts or ideas pertaining to the question types of the said standardized examination. As a consequence, my methodology is one where standardized examination skill is developed by an examination of passages and questions, rather than by a study of some defined list of tactics as may be developed and taught by some other instructors and institutions. Having said that, I nonetheless do have a defined list of methods or techniques of sorts which I teach my students. Again, my methodology is one which focuses upon a rigorous and systematic study of problems, or problem sets, rather than methods, or concepts, and so my methodology is primarily emphasizing of reading passages and completing problem sets with discussions of associated topics and concepts thereafter.

My methodology is the way that it is and the lessons are structured in the way that they are because my focus is on (a) the study of standardized examination concepts as they are presented in particular standardized examination problems, and not on the study of standardized examination concepts in and of themselves, and (b) the study of standardized examination question types as they are presented in particular standardized examination problems - problems constitutive of problem sets developed by reputable standardized examination publishers. Some people make the supposition that if you are able to master a finite set of standardized examination techniques, that you would therefore be able to do well on the standardized examination. This is a faulty presumption which I liken to thinking that you would do well in Algebra 1 if you mastered your times tables, which is clearly false. What is needed to do well in Algebra 1 goes above and beyond the mere study of the times tables, though that would also certainly be necessary. It is insufficient merely to study techniques; what is required is a rigorous study of high-quality problem sets. What I am doing when I direct you to the explanations provided by the test-writer or test-writers is directing you to an interpretation of how the selected correct answer could be the right one, and indeed is the best one โ€“ according to the test writer. After this, I may present you with a secondary explanation, as may be needed, especially as the reading test is a subjective test most fundamentally, as the act of reading is itself subjective. This methodology does not focus on the use of a developed set of techniques that is then applied to problem sets. Rather, this methodology focuses on the development of a deeper insight into the concepts presented by particular problems and the structure of particular questions types. Again, the standardized examination methodology focuses on the study of question types, rather than the study of concepts or techniques which are then subsequently applied to specific standardized examination problems in order to solve them, primarily.

Background

I am an Online SAT/ACT Tutor with almost 20 years' experience as a standardized examination professional.

As an Employee of the Educational Testing Service/College Board, I have extensive and direct working experiences with the Official SAT Standardized Examination. To date, I have scored thousands of Official SAT Examinations. Additionally, I am the Director of Surf City College Planning, a Major College Planning Center located in Huntington Beach, California. I own and operate a leading tutoring organization with a major American Tutoring Marketplace - WyzAnt, Inc. I was ranked the #1 Wyzant Tutor in Orange County for 2019 and the #3 Wyzant Tutor in Los Angeles & Orange Counties for 2019. In fact, my exact percentile ranking at Wyzant in 2019 was 99.67%, out of a total of 17,575 active Wyzant Tutors across the United States of America. Additionally, I was ranked the #1 Wyzant Tutor in DeSoto County (Mississippi) for 2020. I am currently the statistically top-ranked tutor in DeSoto County (Mississippi) for 2021. At WyzAnt, I have received the following honors and awards: WyzAnt Top 10% Tutor (2019-2020), WyzAnt Top 100 Tutor (2015-2018), and WyzAnt Top 250 Tutor (2014). There are over 80,000 tutors at WyzAnt.

The following is a sampling of my accomplishments in the SAT, ACT, and PSAT standardized examinations:

(1) Best scoring SAT pupil scored a 1590 (99th percentile).
(2) Best scoring SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 790 (99th percentile).
(3) Best scoring SAT Math pupil scored a Perfect 800 (99th percentile).
(4) Best scoring SAT Essay pupil scored a 22 (out of 24).
(5) Best scoring ACT pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile).
(6) Best scoring ACT English pupil scored a Perfect 36 (99th percentile).
(7) Best scoring ACT Math pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile).
(8) Best scoring ACT Reading pupil scored a Perfect 36 (99th percentile).
(9) Best scoring ACT Science pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile).
(10) Best scoring ACT Essay pupil scored a 10 (out of 12) (99th percentile).
(11) Best scoring PSAT/NMSQT pupil scored a 1480 (out of 1520) (99th percentile).
(12) Best scoring PSAT/NMSQT English pupil scored a 750 (out of 760) (99th percentile).
(13) Best scoring PSAT/NMSQT Math pupil scored a Perfect 760 (99th percentile).
(14) Best scoring PSAT 10 pupil scored a 1510 (out of 1520) (99th percentile).
(15) Best scoring PSAT 10 English pupil scored a 750 (out of 760) (99th percentile).
(16) Best scoring PSAT 10 Math pupil scored a Perfect 760 (99th percentile).
(17) Best scoring PSAT 8/9 pupil scored a 1430 (out of 1440) (99th percentile).
(18) Best scoring PSAT 8/9 English pupil scored a 710 (out of 720) (99th percentile).
(19) Best scoring PSAT 8/9 Math pupil scored a Perfect 720 (99th percentile).
(20) Best scoring PSAT NMSC Selection Index pupil scored a 226.

The following is a short description of my professional biography at my college planning center.

Professor Tagle is the Director of College Planning at Surf City College Planning, where he is responsible for assisting high school students along the college planning process by setting individualized and particular academic and extracurricular goals, and also the procedures for implementing them. He is formerly fully certificated as a Certified College Funding Specialist and Education Loan Analyst by the Association of Certified College Funding Specialists. By utilizing an intimate knowledge of schools, degree programs, and admission practices, he makes it his goal at his college planning center to increase his studentsโ€™ chances of enrolling in his or her first choice of college. He has counseled thousands of aspiring college students to date, as to the requirements and procedures of gaining admission to two-year and four-year undergraduate programs at American colleges and universities all across the United States of America. His best success story as a college planner was when, during his first lesson with a student, he advised her, whose first choice was to attend the University of Alabama, to immediately submit additional standardized testing documentation to the University for admissions consideration, when she had previously decided not to do so upon the recommendation of others. The next morning, she received an email from the University of Alabama notifying her that she had been admitted as a first-year Undergraduate Student to the University for the Next Fall term!

I am an Incumbent Board Director with The Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts (formerly The Piano School of New York City). I am also a former Alumni Director for the UCLA Alumni Association.

My students have been admitted to several colleges and universities, including The California Institute of Technology or CalTech, Stanford University, Yale, Dartmouth University, The University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Pitzer, Pomona, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, New York University, and UCLA.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $48/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350
Lessons offered by Clement
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • All Levels

Clement's resume

Rater | Educational Testing Service | Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America | From May 2016 to present
Scored essays from the SAT (2016) by using a scoring rubric to apply scores consistently across multiple prompts. Also, scored tests from the
California Assessment Science Test (CAST) (2019) and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
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Tutor | WyzAnt | Moreno Valley, California, United States of America | From Sep 2012 to present
Instructed students in a variety of academic and test preparation subjects, including the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, CBEST, TOEFL, and college counseling, each of which I received certification to instruct. Also, participated in general online marketing activities.
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Director of College Planning | Surf City College Planning | Huntington Beach, California, United States of America | From Oct 2018 to
present
Assisted students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices. Utilized an intimate knowledge
of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students chance of enrolling in first choice of college.
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Associate Director of College Planning | Surf City College Planning | Huntington Beach, California, United States of America | From
Sep 2018 to Oct 2018
Assisted students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices. Utilized an intimate knowledge
of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students chance of enrolling in first choice of college.
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Teacher, SAT English Faculty | Prime Academy | Irvine, California, United States of America | From Mar 2018 to Apr 2018
Adapted provided SAT prep curriculum to meet the needs of the members in the course. Paced course information delivery to meet the needs of
all students. Create an interactive classroom environment and establish positive relationships with students. Modeled exceptional verbal and
written communication skills. Performed related duties as assigned.
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Teacher, SAT Mathematics Faculty | Award Academy | Irvine, California, United States of America | From May 2016 to Aug 2016
Adapted provided SAT prep curriculum to meet the needs of the members in the course. Paced course information delivery to meet the needs of
all students. Create an interactive classroom environment and establish positive relationships with students. Modeled exceptional verbal and
written communication skills. Performed related duties as assigned.

Teacher, SAT English Faculty | Elite Educational Institute | Anaheim Hills, California, United States of America | From Jun 2012 to Sep
2012
Adapted provided SAT prep curriculum to meet the needs of the members in the course. Paced course information delivery to meet the needs of
all students. Create an interactive classroom environment and establish positive relationships with students. Modeled exceptional verbal and
written communication skills. Performed related duties as assigned.
(concealed information)

Teacher, SAT English Faculty | Elite Educational Institute | Cerritos, California, United States of America | From Jun 2003 to Aug 2003
Adapted provided SAT prep curriculum to meet the needs of the members in the course. Paced course information delivery to meet the needs of
all students. Create an interactive classroom environment and establish positive relationships with students. Modeled exceptional verbal and
written communication skills. Performed related duties as assigned.
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