Eric

About Eric Kim

Eric is the Program Director at LA Tutors and has over twenty years experience as a private tutor. He has served as an academic counselor, college counselor to hundreds of students and now uses his experience across all areas of academia to help develop new curricula and programs designed to help students achieve their individual goals.

Important announcement about the ISEE

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! The Independent School Entrance Exam. Used by many prestigious independent schools in Los Angeles to evaluate their applicants, the ISEE is considered by many to be one of the most competitive assessment tests for students under the age of eighteen. The ISEE not only covers content well beyond what most would consider grade-appropriate [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Independent School Admissions, ISEE|0 Comments

My Impression of the New SAT (SPOILER ALERT: it was easier!)

The New SAT. How does it really compare? Many of you may be curious about the newly redesigned SAT. There are plenty of blogs and resources out there which go over all of the changes announced by the College Board. These are all very useful, but nothing quite beats seeing the actual test itself and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 May 19th, 2016|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Which ISEE section matters most?

Which section is the most important? There are a lot of rumors floating around about which section on the ISEE is the most relevant to schools when considering admissions applications. Some educators profess that the Reading Comprehension section is the most important since reading skills translate across multiple subjects. Others indicate that the Quantitative Reasoning [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Independent School Admissions, ISEE|0 Comments

How to Avoid the Mistake of Generic MBA Application Essays

MBA Application Essay On the surface, many applicants to elite MBA programs share similar backgrounds and traits. They are ambitious, driven, accomplished, and have strong academic records and impressive test scores. In short, they are leaders and achievers. But just because candidates share these characteristics doesn’t mean their MBA application essays have to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 21st, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Test Prep|0 Comments

Which Test Should I Take – GRE or GMAT?

GRE or GMAT? Decisions, decisions. Now that most business schools accept either the GMAT or the GRE as part of your application, which standardized exam would be better for you to submit? Is the GRE easier? Do admissions committees like the GMAT more? First, let’s take a look at each of the exams. There [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 18th, 2015|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Graduate School Admissions, GRE, GRE Tips|0 Comments

Will Pamela still be purchasing 192 oranges in the new SAT?

What are "real-world" questions? The new SAT, which is set for release this March, will be very different from the old version. This blog will discuss some of the changes that have been made to the test and the real reasons behind these changes. We will also talk about the SAT’s competitor: The ACT. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 30th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

HSPT vs ISEE vs SSAT – What’s the difference? [updated]

What’s the difference? If your child is applying to independent or Catholic schools, you are probably familiar with the different entrance exams that schools utilize to help select students for admission– primarily the HSPT for Catholic schools, and the SSAT or ISEE for independent private schools. […]

By | 2017-08-31T11:43:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|HSPT, Independent School Admissions, ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

Five Test-Taking Secrets for the SAT/ACT

5 Secret Test Prep Tips! So you’ve taken a class, or even had a private tutor help you prepare for your test. Is there anything else you can do? While private tutoring remains the most efficient way to improve your score, here are five crucial tips that will help give you [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 May 7th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|2 Comments

Helpful Tips On How To Maximize Your Spring Break!

Spring Break Tips! Spring break is right around the corner, and students are eagerly anticipating a week or two off from school. While this vacation can be a well-deserved chance for some R&R, it is also a wonderful opportunity for college-bound students to boost their academic resumes and put themselves [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 March 20th, 2015|College Admissions, vacation tips|0 Comments