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Ian

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My goal as an educator is to share my passion and expertise for reading and writing with all my students. Whether composing essays or mastering test-taking strategies, students will learn to engage deeply with their work and will learn something of themselves in the process. While assisting students with their schoolwork or college admissions materials, I always emphasize the importance of developing long-term academic strategies over mindless memorization. These are the skills that young learners need to succeed in school, get into college, and eventually become successful professionals.

I possess a Bachelor of Arts in English from Portland State University, as well as a Master of Arts in Learning Technology via Pepperdine University. I currently freelance as a consultant, developing educational materials for software firms. When I’m not working, I love taking advantage of everything our city has to offer, especially the magnificent hiking trails and the local food culture.

Ian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Portland State University - Bachelor in Arts, English (w/ minor in Secondary Education)

Graduate Degree: Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology - Master of Arts, Learning Technologies

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1390

Hobbies

Hiking, Cooking, Playing Piano

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Other

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing