Many people with good intentions offer tutoring in subjects they have studied without the expertise to convey their knowledge to students and empower them to achieve on their own. If you want lasting results, you need a partner in education who has dedicated expertise in 1-on-1 tutoring, not a grad student looking to fill spare time.
I have spent years familiarizing myself with the local schools, California standards, the ins and outs of standardized tests, and the ever-changing demands of college admissions (which, let's face it, has become an almost unbearable burden for many students today). It is my personal mission to ease this burden, and my students continue to tell me how much more peace of mind they feel after even just one meeting.
I would welcome the opportunity to help your student succeed to their fullest potential, and go forward with confidence in his or her own abilities--while navigating the best route to make sure those abilities and efforts are reflected in grades and test scores.
I am a full-time private tutor offering personalized lessons in SAT/ACT prep, writing skills and essay coaching (especially college applications), Math through BC Calculus, Science, History, Spanish, study skills, and general academic support for all subjects.
All lessons are available ONLINE via Skype or your preferred platform. This gives me the ability to reach my students anytime, anywhere, to support their needs as they arise.
***Recent online test prep students have seen SAT scores go up an average of 180 points, and ACT score increases average 4 points***
After graduating from Harvard and Stanford, majoring in English, I have spent the past 12 years building a tutoring practice that offers my students the highest level of academic support. For each student, I create targeted lesson plans and an individualized curriculum of study, emphasizing strengths and working to progressively eliminate weaknesses.
please allow 48 hours notice for cancellation with refund
LUKE MARSHALL RICKFORD
2008 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.A. in English with Creative Writing focus, after transferring
from Harvard College, Cambridge, MA in sophomore year
Fall 2014-Present Private Tutor, The Key Worldwide, Bay Area, CA
Created customized study plans for students preparing for ACT and SAT. Edited and provided thematic direction for college application essays.
Fall 2002-Present Editor/Tutor, Self-Employed, Palo Alto, CA
Provided one-on-one tutoring for high school a students in Writing, SAT, ACT, Math, Spanish, ESL/TOEFL, and Science; designed and implemented curricula. Edited thesis manuscripts, developed research plans, and targeted improvements in fluency, style, and grammar for graduate students at Stanford, UC Berkeley, SJSU, and others.
Spring 2011 Lead SAT Instructor, East Palo Alto Academy, Palo Alto, CA
Wrote and taught custom curriculum for after-school test prep program.
Winter 2010 Lead SAT Instructor, KIPP King Collegiate School, San Lorenzo, CA Planned and directed after-school SAT prep courses.
Fall 2010 Academic Coach, Making Waves Academy, Richmond, CA
Taught after-school Chess class and oversaw homework study.
Summer 2010 Lead SAT Instructor, Summer Math and Science Honors Academy, San Francisco, CA. Planned and taught intensive day-long SAT prep courses.
Fall/Winter 2009 Enrichment Instructor, Edendale Middle School, San Leandro, CA
Developed and taught after-school courses in Creative Writing and Chess.
Summer 2009, ‘10 Lead SAT Instructor, Stanford Medical Youth Science Program,
Stanford, CA. Updated and edited curriculum and course textbook, and taught weekly 8-hour modules for SAT preparatory course.
Summer 2006, ’08 Editorial Assistant, Prof. Arnold Rampersad, Stanford, CA
Edited galleys of books and journal articles to improve readability, aided in poem selection for The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry.
Jan 2006-2009 Senior Instructor, Torres Chess and Music Academy, Bay Area, CA
Created and implemented curriculum for K-12 students. Developed chess problems designed to improve focus, critical thinking and planning.
Jun 2002-2010 Editor/Tutor to author/psychologist Linda Skerbec, Palo Alto, CA
Worked closely to prepare manuscripts for publication. Provided frequent direction and line edits to aid in writing poems, essays, stories.
Aug 2005-Mar 2006 Lead Instructor/Developer, Tak Sun Education, Cupertino, CA
Designed and implemented curriculum for online Creative Writing course
for 5th grade students in Hong Kong, China. Edited modules and student outreach materials for clarity and engagement.
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