About

I'm a graduate of U.C. Berkeley (Chemistry) and Stanford (M.S., Chemistry), and I've taught in high school and university classrooms and tutored privately since 1992.

I taught organic chemistry lab at Stanford and received a teacher rating of 4.93/5.00. I'm currently credentialed as a science and math teacher.

While I was designing the ACT prep class at Oklahoma Christian School, a student asked me to help him get a perfect score of 36. One of my other students spoke up, saying, “Your teacher isn't qualified to help you. He only has a 35.”

I've treasured those words, not only because of the honest feedback, but also because the student was a Chinese immigrant who felt comfortable enough to speak his mind to his teacher. Students who think independently really shine when they write their college application essays and interview for jobs, and their test scores go up as well. All of my tutoring students have had score increases on the ACT and SAT.

Since the day my student spoke up, I've worked toward a perfect score on every test I tutor. Here's my progress so far:

SAT: 1600
ACT: 36
SAT Math Level 2: 800
SAT Physics: 800
SAT Chemistry: 800
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Computer Science: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP Environmental Science: 5
AP Biology: 5
AP Computer Science Principles: 5

I've still got a few to go:
GRE Quantitative: 170 (official practice test, perfect score)
GRE Verbal: 167 (official practice test, 98th percentile)
SAT Literature: 800 (official practice test)
SAT Biology: 800 (official practice test)

Each of us is gifted in a unique way. My goal is to help you apply your gifts to your standardized tests and college application essays. We can show colleges your best and most creative aspects so they'll want you to be a part of what they're doing.

Please visit my profile at LinkedIn for a detailed list of my qualifications and awards.