Tutor, Los Angeles
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
Growing up and attending university in the Upper Midwest, Zachary is quick to point out that even the coldest day in Los Angeles is warm by his standards. In an effort to escape the frigid temperatures, Zachary spent a great deal of his collegiate career indoors conducting research on the Visual system in a Cognitive Neuroscience lab and another year studying Evolutionary Biology. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience and Zoology, Zachary decided to leave the Midwest and move to Los Angeles (the weather may or may not have played a significant role in that decision).
Since moving to L.A., Zachary has spent the past few years preparing students for both the ACT and SAT. Employing anecdotes, analogies, and alliterations, he focuses on helping students speak the language of the test. He relishes every incredulous “That’s it?” when a student successfully answers a question they initially thought was beyond their abilities.
When he’s not tutoring, Zachary enjoys writing, films, stand-up comedy, and having his loyalty tested by the ever-terrible Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!