Colin D. - Patient, Experienced Multi-Subject Tutor (Harvard Grad & J.D.)

Cal Tech Colin D. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$150 / hr
Los Angeles, CA
(1295)
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am a Harvard University graduate (cum laude) with almost 13 years of tutoring experience. I have achieved perfect scores on the GRE, GMAT, SAT, and ACT, and scored in the 99th percentile on my LSAT exam prior to law school. While in law school, I was a faculty lecturer for the University of San Diego's Test Prep Program, specializing in GRE, LSAT, SAT, GMAT, and college and graduate school application essay writing.

During my time at Harvard, where I was a joint-concentrator in Comparativ...
Reviews
Working with Colin was great. He has an exceptional understanding of the GMAT. He is encouraging and pushes you to be your best. He leaves you with a plan at the end of each session. He is a coach and mentor throughout the process. I improved from a 690 to 730 in just a few sessions over the course of a few weeks and think I will do even better the next time I take it.
- Shane M. from Seattle, WA
Colin is the best in the business. If you're able to secure him as a tutor - consider yourself to be of the fortunate.
- Hunter C. from Los Angeles, CA
Colin is an extraordinary tutor and is extremely patient. My aunt hired him to tutor me for SAT Verbal, and he was very patient and adaptive with me. He only had less than 2 weeks to tutor me, and taught me all the grammar lessons I needed to know. I enjoyed getting the chance to meet him and learning some of his stories. One of them being how his fastest mile ever is like 4:00.38, anyways that really stood out to me because to achieve that time it shows his determination in any task he puts his mind to. Although I?m not the brightest student, Colin made me feel better and confident about taking the SAT English. He takes time out of his day to answer any questions you have outside your scheduled class. Overall he provided me a lot of insight and showed me that through his hard work and care for his students :)
- Cassie H. from Temple City, CA
Get in with Colin if you want quick and easy ways to rock any Standardized tests. He is absolutely knowledgeable in the math and English but also knowledgeable in how to best prepare for tests and test strategies and what the test committees look for. Whether in LA or anywhere in the world, it is worthwhile to find a way in to Colin's schedule.
- Avraham L. from Toms River, NJ
I've studied concepts on my own and got nowhere. Literally within one or two sessions, concepts that I struggled with the GMAT have become so much more clear. Colin is really amazing at what he does!
- Menua M. from Glendale, CA
I met with Colin on a weekly basis from March up to the June test. We started with a diagnosis of where I'm at and then progressed with several strategies for each section. I have self-studied for a while before meeting Colin, so I was at a point where I really needed help in fine-tuning my skills. We mostly focused on strengthening LR and RC. Colin is just perfect in his LSAT knowledge and skills. Even when I make a mistake in reviewing and mark the wrong answer as the correct one, he would know. He makes it as easy as possible for one to understand a complicated logic layout. But beyond his intellectual merits, Colin is simply the best mentor and friend to talk to. Being intelligent and effectively tutoring are two separate things. Not only does he help you from your perspective and position, regardless of what level you're at, but he also truly understands the struggles you're going through. Just talking to him often relieved my panic attack and stress levels throughout my studying. My LSAT journey might be done, but I know I'll come back to him in the near future for help in other things as well!
- Yae Rin K. from Pasadena, CA
Four week review to prepare for GRE retake. Very strong on all fundamentals and details of exams. Particularly strong grasp on intuitive concepts in math. Great intellectual sounding board. Highly recommended!
- Evan J. from Los Angeles, CA
Colin helped to edit my graduate application essay! As an international student, he helped me a lot in the part of how to present what I want to input in the essay. He was very patient and easy to talk to! Colin is definitely the best teacher!
- Bingyu M. from La Jolla, CA
I have always struggled with math and have had many tutors over the years, Colin is by far the best. He is extremely patient and explains things in a way that I can finally understand.
- Madison L. from Los Angeles, CA
We were really hesitant to get a tutor at first but Colin has been great and exceeding expectations. Colin digs into understudying the student and the issues they are having and targets the problem areas with solutions and suggestions. Quick and to the point allowing you to maximize you time spent together. Patient, encouraging, dynamic and engaging.
- Ielen S. from La Crescenta, CA
I reached out to Colin after I had already taken the ACT twice but still wasn't satisfied with my scores. In order to better my results, I knew that I needed a tutor, and I am SO glad that I chose him! In total, we did 11 hours of tutoring, and every minute was worth it. Colin was consistently prepared and ready to work, and he made sure to customize our work to fit my strengths and needs concerning the test. Even during the week, he would be on call to answer any questions or confusions I had about the homework or test in general, and he always took the time to sit down and answer them completely. I was always excited for my weekly meetings because Colin?s energy is so contagious! He is incredibly kind, funny, and positive, and he makes you feel like you can get it, no matter how difficult the problem or concept. Although we do have a student/tutor relationship, after just a few sessions, he starts to feel like a friend, and this will just make you more comfortable in the working environment. In the days leading up to the test, Colin was so supportive and was texting me to make sure I was in the right state of mind, had all my materials, was getting enough sleep, etc. He really, really cares about the success of his students, even after you have had your last session. I am so grateful for my time tutoring with Colin, and I would HIGHLY recommend him to any student! :-)
- Brett C. from Burbank, CA
Doing it right. We spent time reviewing the various options for the ACT and SAT examination process. Connecting with Colin was perfect. We've realized he offers more than just how to approach these exams. His insight will work with other disciplines. As titled, "The Best in the West - Mr. Colin D."
- Ed C. from Norco, CA
Great with people that have all types of personalities and learning styles! All of my kids are so different in terms of personality, learning styles, and learning needs. Colin had consecutive sessions, with each one of them, and was able to instantly tailor his teaching and style to the student. All of my kids thought he was fantastic and I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend him.
- Lynda Rothman R. from Los Angeles, CA
Colin understands the intricacies, patience, and practice involved in achieving a high GMAT score, which he lead me to do in just seven lessons. Colin is fun to be around and makes learning semi-dry material a breeze. Colin helped me vault my score into the upper-echelon of GMAT scores, achieving a 750. This was made possible only by Colin's superior skill in the fundamentals of mathematics coupled with his skill in the mechanics of GMAT test taking. I'll be forever grateful for Colin's time and effort he put into coaching me to the top.
- Steve T. from San Francisco, CA
So far I've had three sessions with Colin and each have been beyond enjoyable. I've learned so much from him already. His support and patience make me feel comfortable when trying to work through GMAT problems and materials. I know that Colin will be able to help me get to the next step when it comes to my confidence and preparedness when taking the GMAT exam and beyond. Looking forward to working with him more over the next few weeks!!
- Carly N. from Los Angeles, CA
My son took the GMAT in May and wasn't thrilled with his score. He was hoping to boost his score by 20 or 30 more points. He worked with Colin Monday through Friday this past week a couple hours each day and took the test again on Saturday. His score went up by 70 points which he didn't expect in his wildest dreams! Colin is an excellent teacher. Explains things in a succinct yet understandable manner. He also is pleasant and personable which is a plus. Very encouraging and made himself available by text. We feel incredibly lucky to have found Colin through WyzAnt and recommend him without reservation.
- Ruth K. from Pasadena, CA
Colin is very patient and easy going. He explains things in a way that helps my daughter apply it to other problems, not just the problem at hand. He's also such a supportive cheerleader for my daughter giving her encouragement and confidence in her abilities. He has an amazing way of turning her mistakes into examples of her intelligence and ability by showing how mayber she overthought the problem and then explaining strategies to avoid those mistakes in the future. My daughter feels relaxed and confident at the prospect of taking the SAT largely thanks to Colin's calm guidance, teaching and encouragement. I can't praise him highly enough!
- Erin L. from San Marino, CA
If you are having trouble understanding a concept, Colin will help you understand it, even if it's his first time with that concept. He's very smart, patient and kind.
- Bonnie P. from Los Angeles, CA
Colin is truly one of the best tutors out there. I've had the privilege to know Colin for quite some time now and his kindness, patience, perseverance, and willingness to help make the rigors of law school much less strenuous. If you need help with Law School or any subject for that matter...he's the guy!
- Sean Y. from Los Angeles, CA
Not enough can be said about Colin!!! Without Colin I would not be where I am today. He is the most patient, intelligent person ever. He has helped me gain many accomplishments to pursue all my academic goals as well as further continue my education. He truly understands how to work with my individual needs in every aspect. He is always on time, dependable and knows exactly how to put each lesson together to get me where I need to be. He is the best tutor any one could ask for. Thank you Colin for all your time working with me side by side to make me an A+ student and help me accomplish all my goals. Thank you for always being there for me.
- Joyce K. from Sacramento, CA
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