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About Arash

Arash has been a professional in the educational field for over 10 years. He started his teaching career as an SAT instructor in 2003, while receiving a graduate degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He now uses his expertise to manage the day-to-day operations of LA Tutors and also regularly contributes to the LA Tutors blog.

5 Questions: Ethan Sawyer – The College Essay Guy

Pondering The Mysteries of College Essays Ethan Sawyer has been helping students tell their stories for more than ten years and is the author of the Amazon bestseller College Essay Essentials, the #1 book on college essays. He has reached thousands of students and counselors through his webinars and workshops [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 November 5th, 2014|5 Interview Questions, College Admissions|0 Comments

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 2 of 2

ISEE Prep Can Be Stressful If you are the parent of a student with a disability, registering for the ISEE is a task in itself. Part I of this post discussed the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. Once a student [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 1 of 2

ISEE Prep with Learning Differences The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Accommodations, ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

SAT for Students with Disabilities Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accommodations, ACT, ISEE, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

Taking the SAT with Accommodations

SAT for Learning Differences Taking the SAT is a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you are a student with a disability. The good news is that, in the professional world, you will rarely (if ever) have to prove your worth by sitting down for [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Accommodations, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Writing Section Overview

SAT Writing Tips! What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute essay and 49 multiple-choice questions. The Essay [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Mathematics Section Overview

SAT Mathematics Tips What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good news is that once you’ve mastered high [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 9th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Critical Reading Section Overview

SAT Critical Reading Tips! What does it test? The SAT Critical Reading section tests verbal reasoning, reading skills, and vocabulary. It requires you to comprehend complex passages that might be similar to what you will see in college texts. Unlike the reading you do for English class, most passages are [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The GRE Analytical Writing Section Overview

Analytical Writing Tips! What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these skills by having you write two 30-minute [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 26th, 2014|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments