Samantha L.

Samantha L.


Mountain View, CA 94043

Will travel 15 miles

$55 per hour.

5.0 17 ratings

SAT/ACT Prep, College Admissions, English Expert

I recently graduated with a 3.6 GPA and completed my degree in 3 years from UC Davis in June 2016 with an Economics degree and English minor. I?m currently employed at a top tutoring company that only hires college-graduated individuals with exceptional tutoring skills, a top SAT/ACT score, and a high GPA, but I?ve worked at several top tutoring centers in the Silicon Valley. I scored a 2260 (98th percentile or top 2% in the nation) on my 2012 SAT and a 1530 on the new 2016 SAT (99th percenti... [more]

Algebra 1








SAT Reading

I provide experienced, individualized, and direct tutoring and advising to individuals that need help in scoring high on their SAT, AP English, and AP Literature tests that is time-efficient. I can also work separately or together as a University of California Advisor in order to perfect your child's undergraduate application to any of the Universities of California, guide them in creating the most attractive application, and help them produce an unrivaled essay. As a current University of California, Davis student, I personally took the AP English, AP Literature, and SAT exams recently two years ago, so I have an advantage in knowing exactly what the current tests ask of students, and what strategies should be learned in order to achieve a score that is highly desirable and sought after by top universities. I know the right methods and tactics to get your child a better score, guaranteed. In addition, I understand what the Universities of California are looking for in a student, and I can guide your child in writing brilliant essays to get noticed in the midst of tens of thousands of applicants.

SAT Writing



ACT English

Elementary (K-6th)

My experience with teaching comes from working at the nonprofit organization Grail Family Services in order to provide free tutoring to underprivileged children that normally could not afford any tutoring. I am currently working towards a bachelor in managerial economics at University of California, Davis and self taught myself to achieve passing grades in all six of my AP tests as well as a SAT score in the 95th percentile in the nation. I received a premium education from a top private school in San Jose, CA teaching me all the basics in most subjects, and I received a cumulative GPA of 3.7 in high school.

Study Skills

My score for the SAT is in the 95th percentile in the nation, and all of it is attributed to my own self-studying during three months prior to the exam. I passed all of my six AP classes in high school, and I also graduated with a 3.7 along with accolades for my extracurricular work. I currently attend a top 50 university, and I know exactly how to study efficiently and effectively in order to achieve high scores.

College Counseling

I've worked as a college counselor for multiple top test prep companies, and I've tutored many students successfully in college preparation. In addition, I currently attend UC Davis, and I went through the college admissions process myself, so I understand the ins and outs of applying to private universities, public universities, and private or public colleges. I wrote my own personal statement to get into multiple University of California schools and private universities, and I also worked with many different peer editors (teachers, counselors) and discussed what schools were looking for in my personal essay. I've researched and spoke to many individuals working at different college admissions at different schools (UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford, Santa Clara University, ect.) and understand how to highlight students' goals and work with them to become the most desirable candidate possible. I also have extensive knowledge in guiding them through the challenging process and work as a mentor to help my students get into the college of their choice.