Clement T.


Clement T.

Tutor

Fullerton, CA 92833

Will travel 20 miles

$55 per hour.

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I am a full-time private tutor, specializing in English, primarily the SAT English & ACT English, despite that I was also an SAT Math instructor at a private SAT institute. Please review my credentials and qualifications below to see if I might be a match for your tutoring needs. Please also feel free to look over my dozens and dozens of reviews at the bottom of my profile. I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company r... [more]


Algebra 1

I was a Math teacher at Award Academy in Irvine, California, where I was responsible for instructing test preparation classes presenting examination techniques to the mathematics section of the SAT standardized examination, including Algebra 1. I have an Algebraic IQ Score of 148, which qualifies me as a "genius". I also have a General IQ score of 140. This places me in the 99th percentile of test takers. I can provide official documentation of these scores upon request.


Vocabulary

I am an avid student of English vocabulary, and I always tell my students that when they come across a word they don't know, they will develop exactly one of two habits: a habit of looking up words they don't know or a habit of not looking up words they don't know. I instruct them that they are better off developing a good habit rather than a bad one. I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this prestigious organization to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed by the organization for other activities. I have a Vocabulary IQ Score of 140, which qualifies me as near "genius" level. I have a General IQ score of 140. This places me in the 99th percentile of test takers. I can provide official documentation of these scores upon request.


Grammar

Grammar, I would say, is my primary strength in the discipline of English. I am proud to declare that a large amount of my English grammatical knowledge is due to my rigorous study of Ancient Greek and Latin in both high school and college. I was an English teacher at Elite Educational Institute in Anaheim Hills, California, where I was responsible for presenting examination techniques for the grammar-intensive Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT standardized examination. Additionally, I previously worked as a Law Book Copy Editor for James Publishing, Inc. in Costa Mesa. I also previously worked as a News Researcher for the Orange County Register.


Prealgebra

I was a Math instructor at Award Academy, an SAT school based in Irvine, California. In this position, I was responsible for instructing mathematical concepts which are based on concepts contained in prealgebra. In general, I have completed coursework in mathematics from arithmetic to multivariable calculus, including prealgebra. I have an Algebraic IQ Score of 148, which qualifies me as a "genius". I can provide official documentation of this score at request.


Reading

I was a constructed response scorer for the redesigned SAT for an educational testing service responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this educational testing service, the writers of the SAT examination themselves, to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed with the organization for other activities. My best scoring new SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. My best scoring new SAT pupil scored a 1570 (99th percentile) on the new SAT.


Writing

I have published a book, which is a collection of selected philosophical essays I composed as an undergraduate philosophy major at UCLA, and which is currently for sale in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Japan, India, Belgium, Norway, Brazil, and the Netherlands. I am currently in the process of working with Louisiana Baptist University and California Southern University to develop a certificate program in Leadership. The program will be based upon a series of books published by 90 Minute Books of which I will be the Chief Editor. I have also edited a published book on philosophy of business that was authored by a fellow professor at CT University. The book is the first in a series of eight books which will focus upon various theories on leadership, especially in the context of business leadership. Additionally, I previously worked as a news researcher for the Orange County Register, where I was responsible for researching various news articles published by the periodical and placing them in an electronic format.


English

I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this prestigious organization to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed by the organization for other activities. I was an English teacher at Elite Educational Institute in Anaheim Hills, California and Award Academy in Irvine, California, where I was responsible for presenting examination techniques for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT standardized examination. I have published a book, which is a collection of selected philosophical essays I composed as an undergraduate philosophy major at UCLA, and which is currently for sale in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Japan, India, Belgium, Norway, Brazil, and the Netherlands. I have also edited a published book on philosophy of business that was authored by a fellow professor at CT University. I am currently in the process of working with Louisiana Baptist University and California Southern University to develop a certificate program in Leadership. The program will be based upon a series of books published by 90 Minute Books of which I will be the Chief Editor.


ESL/ESOL

I have over five years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience at an organization in south Orange County, California. Additionally, I have completed coursework for a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate from the University of California, Irvine-Extension. I am also a recipient of the "English as a Second Language, 2+ Years Teaching Award" from the South Coast Literacy Council.


SAT Math

I have been a certified SAT Math tutor for several years now with Wyzant. Additionally, I was an SAT Math instructor at Award Academy, an SAT prep school. My best scoring new SAT Math pupil scored a perfect 800 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. Additionally, my best scoring new SAT pupil scored a 1570 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. I have successfully trained pupils for admittance to the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. SET has assisted students throughout the world who exhibit extraordinary mathematical or verbal reasoning ability by scoring at least 700 on either the Mathematical or Verbal (Critical Reading) part of the SAT before the age of 13. Recently, I myself scored an SAT Composite score of 1450 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request.


Literature

I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this prestigious organization to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed at the organization for other activities. Additionally, my best scoring old SAT Reading pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile) on the old SAT Reading, and my best scoring ACT Reading pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile) on the ACT Reading.


GRE

I scored in the 95th percentile of the Verbal section of the old GRE, scoring 690 out of 800, which is equivalent to scoring 165 out of 170 on the new GRE. I scored in the 77th percentile of the Quantitative section of the old GRE, scoring 750 out of 800, which is equivalent to scoring 159 out of 170 on the new GRE.


Proofreading

I am a former Law Book Editor at a Publishing company, where I was responsible for proofreading legal manuscripts written by attorneys prior to their publication en masse. I have also accomplished redacting work for various private businesses in Orange County, California. Additionally, I previously worked as a news researcher for the Orange County Register.


GED

I completed a high school academic curriculum permitting me to graduate with a high school diploma from a distinguished private, college preparatory high school. In general, I have successfully instructed several students in GED prep, some of whom have been kind enough to provide public testimonials of my accomplishments with them.


SAT Reading

I was a constructed response scorer for the redesigned SAT for an educational testing service responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this educational testing service, the writers of the SAT examination themselves, to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed at the organization for other activities. My best scoring new SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. My best scoring new SAT pupil scored a 1570 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. I have successfully trained pupils for admittance to the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. SET has assisted students throughout the world who exhibit extraordinary mathematical or verbal reasoning ability by scoring at least 700 on either the Mathematical or Verbal (Critical Reading) part of the SAT before the age of 13.


SAT Writing

I was a constructed response scorer for the redesigned SAT for an educational testing service responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this educational testing service, the writers of the SAT examination themselves, to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed by the organization for other activities. My best scoring new SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 770 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. My best scoring new SAT pupil scored a 1570 (99th percentile) on the new SAT. I have successfully trained pupils for admittance to the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. SET has assisted students throughout the world who exhibit extraordinary mathematical or verbal reasoning ability by scoring at least 700 on either the Mathematical or Verbal (Critical Reading) part of the SAT before the age of 13.


TOEFL

I am a fully certified TOEFL teacher, having completed coursework for a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate from the University of California, Irvine-Extension. I have over two years ESL/ESOL Teaching experience at the South Coast Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization established in 1970 offering free ESL classes every week at various locations throughout south Orange County, California. I am also a recipient of the "English as a Second Language, 2+ Years Teaching Award" from the South Coast Literacy Council. I especially enjoy preparing students for the TOEFL exam because it brings me great delight to impart my understanding of the basic mechanics of American English, especially as it transmits American culture and thought, to my students.


GMAT

I am familiar with the format of the GMAT examination, and the techniques necessary to perform well on the examination. As with other American standardized examinations, the GMAT purports to assess a person's competencies in basic academic subjects in the context of a multiple-choice format to determine his or her likelihood for success in post-graduate study.


PSAT

I was a constructed response scorer for the redesigned SAT for an educational testing service responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this educational testing service, the writers of the SAT examination themselves, to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States. I remain to be employed at the organization for other activities. The following is a listing of my accomplishments with the PSAT: (1) My best scoring new PSAT pupil scored a 1420 (99th percentile); (2) My best scoring new PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing pupil scored a 670 (98th percentile); (3) My best scoring new PSAT Math pupil scored a 750 (99th percentile); (4) My best scoring new PSAT NMSC Selection Index pupil scored a 209. Recently, I myself scored an SAT Composite score of 1450 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request.


SSAT

The SSAT and the SAT are very similar standardized examinations. In this context, my most prominent qualification for the SSAT is as follows. I was a constructed response scorer for the new SAT for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is the company responsible for the development of the SAT examination. I was employed by this prestigious organization to score essays from actual SAT examinations administered across the United States and the rest of the world. I remain to be employed at the organization for other activities. The following is a listing of my accomplishments with the SSAT examination: (1) My best scoring SSAT pupil scored a 2265 (97th percentile); (2) My best scoring SSAT Quantitative pupil scored a perfect 800 (99th percentile); (3) My best scoring SSAT Verbal pupil scored a 767 (95th percentile). Recently, I myself scored an SAT Composite score of 1450 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request.


Spelling

I represented my elementary school at the Orange County Spelling Bee in 1990. I placed 25th overall in the competition. Additionally, I previously worked as a news researcher for the Orange County Register. I have a Spelling IQ Score of 150, which qualifies me as a "genius". I can provide official documentation of this score at request.


ACT Reading

My best scoring ACT Reading pupil scored a 36 (99th percentile). My best improved ACT Reading pupil increased her score from a 23 (66th percentile) to a 32 (95th percentile). The ACT Reading has always been a point of interest for me insofar as it is a locus of an intersection between subjective textual interpretation and objective standardized testing. Recently, I myself scored an ACT Composite score of a 32 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request. My best performing ACT pupil scored a Composite score of 33 (99th percentile). And, my best improved ACT pupil increased his Composite score from a 27 (87th percentile) to a 31 (97th percentile).


ACT English

My best scoring ACT English pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile). And, my best improved ACT English pupil increased his score from a 20 (50th percentile) to a 29 (90th percentile) after about seven lessons, which did not focus exclusively on the English component. Despite that the ACT English test is a grammar test, insofar as the test remains to be an English test nonetheless, the multiple-choice format of the exam, which presumes a universality in answers, presents a complication in the context of English as not having universal answers for the questions it asks. Recently, I myself scored an ACT Composite score of a 32 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request. My best performing ACT pupil scored a Composite score of 33 (99th percentile). And, my best improved ACT pupil increased his Composite score from a 27 (87th percentile) to a 31 (97th percentile).


ACT Math

My best performing ACT Math pupil scored a 35 (99th percentile) on the ACT Math. The ACT Math, unlike the SAT Math, is a curriculum-based examination, and, as such, appears to be very much like other mathematics examinations administered at school. In this context, the ACT Math is straightforward and familiar. Recently, I myself scored an ACT Composite score of a 32 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request. My best performing ACT pupil scored a Composite score of 33 (99th percentile). And, my best improved ACT pupil increased his Composite score from a 27 (87th percentile) to a 31 (97th percentile).


ACT Science

I especially enjoy teaching the ACT Science section as it is unlike any other subject I have studied, both in high school and college. Also, it is critical to recognize that the ACT Science test seems to be more like a logic test that just so happens to operate open scientific charts and graphs insofar as there is no prerequisite scientific knowledge required for it. Recently, I myself scored an ACT Composite score of a 32 (98th percentile) on a formal examination, which I can provide official documentation of upon request. My best performing ACT pupil scored a Composite score of 33 (99th percentile). And, my best improved ACT pupil increased his Composite score from a 27 (87th percentile) to a 31 (97th percentile).


Elementary Math

I am a former Mathematics teacher at two elementary schools in the Inglewood Unified School District of California via AMERICORPS. I have studied mathematics from arithmetic through single-variable calculus during my time as a student. I continue to teach mathematics today as a professional, preparing students for the rigorous mathematics sections on the SAT and ACT standardized examinations.


Elementary Science

I have studied general science at the elementary school level, where I was selected the valedictorian of my class, partly on account of my performance in elementary science classes. I have also studied biology, chemistry, and physics at the high school level, where I graduated fourth in my class, partly on account of my performance in these high school science classes. I have also studied computer science and physics at the collegiate level.


Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience teaching elementary students English and Mathematics at two elementary schools in the Inglewood Unified School District, namely Worthington Elementary School and Bennet-Kew Elementary School, as an AMERICORPS Student-Teacher.


General Music

I was formerly a member of the Chorale component of the UCLA Pilipino Culture Night Show, where I was a bass vocalist. I was also formerly a member of a band, where I was a lead vocalist, and which held performances at private events. Additionally, I have basic understanding of piano and music theory, having completed an introductory piano class and an introductory music appreciation class at Fullerton College. I have come to appreciate a variety of genres of music, including classical, alternative, hip hop, pop, new age, love songs, etc. I believe my knowledge of music, popular and otherwise, and experiences as a musician qualify me to be a general music instructor.


Phonics

I have experience with phonics from my language curriculum in elementary school to coursework in a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate from the University of California, Irvine-Extension. As an experienced ESL/ESOL classroom teacher and private tutor, I am well aware of the importance of phonics in any curriculum designed to instruct language reading and writing.


Study Skills

I am an avid student, and I credit my study skills for having been able to graduate with a baccalaureate degree in philosophy from a prestigious university, and having been able to complete coursework for a doctorate in jurisprudence degree from an accredited US law school. I am an Associate Director of College Planning at Surf City Financial Group/Surf City College Planning, where I am responsible for assisting students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices, and utilizing an intimate knowledge of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students? chance of enrolling in his or her first choice of college. In the course of my work at the organization, I am also responsible for helping students develop the study skills they need to transition from high school to college.


Theater

I was cast for the Miles Gloriosus, or the Braggart Soldier, for the 2001 UCLA Classics Latin Production of Auricula Meretricula, a play the entire dialogue of which consisted of Latin. I was also cast as the lead love interest role (Amado) for the 2000 UCLA Pilipino Cultural Night show at UCLA, a play the entire dialogue of which consisted of a mixture of English and Tagalog or Filipino. I have also performed as a chorale member, a Filipino traditional dancer, and a Filipino martial artist for other various Pilipino Cultural Night shows at UCLA.


Business

I am licensed as a real estate broker by the Bureau of Real Estate of the State of California. I am also licensed as a life-only agent and as an accident & health agent by the Department of Insurance of the State of California. Additionally, I am registered as the owner of a real estate firm and also as the owner of a private tutoring firm in the City of Yorba Linda. In real estate, my specialty is military sales; whereas, in insurance, my specialty is life insurance sales. I am an Associate Director of College Planning at Surf City Financial Group/Surf City College Planning, where I am responsible for assisting students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices, and utilizing an intimate knowledge of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students? chance of enrolling in his or her first choice of college. I have over fifteen years of sales and marketing experience. I have acquired an enormous amount of practical business knowledge in the course of my career in business.


Career Development

I am the Director of College Planning at Surf City Financial Group/Surf City College Planning, where I am responsible for assisting students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices, and utilizing an intimate knowledge of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students? chance of enrolling in his or her first choice of college. I am fully certificated as a Certified College Funding Specialist and Education Loan Analyst by the Association of Certified College Funding Specialists. I have advised high school students on the college admissions applications process as well as on the expectations for the college experience in general. In particular, I have helped high school students develop strong college admissions applications essays, complete strong college admissions applications in general, as well as provided expert advice on the requirements various universities have regarding standardized testing procedures for admissions and how best to satisfy such requirements. I believe that career development is highly impacted in earlier years, in particular during the transition from high school to an undergraduate program. I believe that this is true whether or not a student eventually graduates from an undergraduate program of study.


College Counseling

I am the Director of College Planning at Surf City Financial Group/Surf City College Planning, where I am responsible for assisting students by setting goals and advising them on their high school academic and extracurricular choices, and utilizing an intimate knowledge of schools, degree programs, and admission practices to increase students? chance of enrolling in his or her first choice of college. I am fully certificated as a Certified College Funding Specialist and Education Loan Analyst by the Association of Certified College Funding Specialists. I have counseled aspiring college students with regards to the requirements and procedures of matriculation into two-year and four-year public and private American colleges and universities. I have also assisted aspiring college students with regards to their applications for admissions into American undergraduate programs, including admissions essay composition. My best success story as a College Counselor was when, during our first lesson, I advised a high school student, whose first choice was to attend the University of Alabama, to submit additional standardized testing documentation to the university for consideration, which she had previously decided not to do. The next morning, she received an email from the University of Alabama notifying her that she had been admitted as an undergraduate student to the university for the next Fall term!


CBEST

I passed the June 2011 administration of the CBEST examination. As such, I am familiar with the content of the examination, as well as appropriate methodologies in the course of preparation for it. Like other American standardized examinations, the CBEST is presented as an objective examination despite the various subjective disciplines which it purports to test its students skills within, like reading comprehension and essay composition.


ISEE

My prior experiences tutoring the SSAT, the PSAT, the SAT, the ACT, and other standardized examinations containing content similar to that contained in the ISEE qualify me to instruct the ISEE examination. The following is a listing of my accomplishments with the ISEE examination: (1) My best scoring ISEE Quantitative pupil scored a 924 (99th percentile); (2) My best scoring ISEE Mathematics pupil scored a 923 (97th percentile); (3) My best scoring ISEE Reading pupil scored a 912 (93rd percentile).


Logic

I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. I completed two lower-division philosophy courses in Logic as an undergraduate, one of which is now an upper-division philosophy course in the philosophy department at UCLA. These Logic courses were instructed by a world-renowned logician in the Philosophy department at UCLA by the name of David Kaplan, via a software program he authored, Logic 2000.


Marketing

I am a former marketing professional with over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. I am a former Marketing Specialist with Perpetual Care Services, LLC. I earned an enormous amount of practical marketing knowledge in the course of my employment with this company. My responsibilities in this position were as follows. I coordinated public relations, creative, promotions, and advertising. I developed new programs and initiatives designed to advance the company?s mission. I ensured the company's message was distributed across channels to targeted audiences in order to meet sales objectives, employing both online marketing techniques and direct marketing techniques. I determined target markets to expand audience base, and decided how to reach target market by the use of direct mailings. I planned, directed, and coordinated marketing budgets in accordance to organizational goals. I demonstrated success supervising and maintaining marketing plans, programs, and initiatives that constituted strategic assets to the company and its clients. I reviewed and approved marketing strategies, including having designed telemarketing scripts. I provided feedback to the marketing support team on a consistent basis. I reviewed and approved marketing materials, including having designed the layout and content of brochures and supplemental literature. I attended marketing events in order to interact with the public and respond to minor problems and/or questions. I generated revenue by increasing sales through successful marketing, including telemarketing.


Speech

I am trained in basic communications principles, including the fundamentals of speech. I have been writing and delivering speeches for 15 years, ranging from keynote addresses at social justice conferences to keynote addresses to mentally disabled individuals, some of whom are confined to a mental hospital. I also used to work in marketing, and found myself employing principles of speech in actual practice during the times I was telemarketing to prospective clients with whom I had never communicated.


Fitness

I exercise for recreation and physical self-development. As a high school student, I was on the high school cross country, volleyball, and basketball teams. In the course of the practices I was required to attend as a member of these three sports teams, I completed various physical exercises designed to develop my ability in each respective sport and my physical fitness in general. I also played on an intramurals football team at UCLA, where I was required to maintain a certain level of physical fitness to remain competitive.


Classics

A former Classical Civilizations major at the University of California Los Angeles, I completed a total of 68 lower-division and upper-division quarter units in the Classical Civilizations major, just 3 classes shy of earning a baccalaureate degree in Classical Civilizations, before switching my major to Philosophy, the subject in which I would go on to earn by baccalaureate degree. As a Classical Civilizations major, I completed coursework in Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History, and Classical Literature. I was also cast in the Classics Department's undergraduate production of the play Auricula Meretricula, where I played the role of the Miles Gloriosus, or the Braggart Soldier.


IELTS

I have five years ESL/ESOL Teaching experience at the South Coast Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization established in 1970 offering free ESL classes every week at various locations throughout south Orange County, California. Additionally, I have completed coursework for a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate from the University of California, Irvine-Extension. I am a recipient of the "English as a Second Language, 2+ Years Teaching Award" from the South Coast Literacy Council.


Political Science

I have completed a college course on American government with the highest mark. I have also completed a certificate in political philosophy from Harvard University via its edX program. I completed courses in political philosophy as a philosophy student at the University of California, Los Angeles. I was formerly active as a political telemarketer for the Republican Party of the United States of America.