Our Tutors and Instructors
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Richard obtained a dual bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics from the University at Albany (New York), and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the top U.S. universities, according to U.S. News and World Report. Both renowned public universities are as prestigious as UBC. He has taught university-entrance exams since 2005.
- Holds degrees in both mathematics and journalism
- Was a journalist at a top New York newspaper
- Was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
- Has taught writing at a New York university.
- Has specialized U.S.-based university-entrance exam training
Richard teaches all sections of
Craig specializes in teaching the SAT and ACT reading and writing sections, helping students gain entry to top U.S. universities. He obtained a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Victoria. After completing his TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, Craig taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in Korea. Craig has helped students achieve top scores on the reading and writing sections.
- SAT Reading, Writing and Essay
- ACT Reading, English and Essay
Craig currently has limited availability.
Neha, who was trained by Princeton Review and then by Richard Dalton, has been tutoring for more than five years. Neha obtained a Bachelor of Education from Maharshi Dayanand University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delhi.
- SAT Math section
- ACT Math
- ACT Science
- GRE math
Neha teaches online only, for one hour per session.
Riaaz has excelled on standardized exams, having scored a 5 (the highest score) on the AP Chemistry, Calculus AB, Physics and Psychology exams. He scored a perfect 36 on both the math and science sections of two previously administered ACT exams released as diagnostic tests by ACT Inc. Furthermore, he scored in the 96th percentile on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and in the 99th percentile for his composite Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score.
Riaaz graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology. He was awarded the AP Scholar with Distinction and a full scholarship from the Zimmerman Family Foundation. Riaaz was also on the Dean’s List during his studies at UBC. He has since continued his studies in the Pharmacy program at UBC as an Entry-to-Practice PharmD student.
Riaaz, who tutored while in university, is now a pharmacist. He occasionally tutors when we are in need.
With a Combined Major in Science at UBC, Amy’s professional interests include mathematics, physics and chemistry. Before transferring to UBC, she was ranked top of her class at University of Waterloo; she maintained a cumulative average of 3.8, and was on Dean’s List during her studies. She has been providing tutoring sessions in math since grade 11, and has experience working with students from elementary to high school.
With an 800 on SAT math II and a very decent score in physics, Amy is able to help students from personal experience, leading them to success.
Math and Science have always been a great passion of hers; she wishes to pass this passion to all her students. After graduation she will further her studies on mathematical physics, and obtain another degree in education.
Louisa has experience tutoring students of all ages and in various topics, such as English to elementary school students and AP level subjects to high-school students.
She scored within the 99th percentile on the ACT and earned a near perfect score on the SAT II Biology test. On an diagnostic SAT, she scored a 770 on reading/writing and a 780 on math. She also earned perfect scores on the AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus tests. Louisa is a student at UBC pursuing an honours Bachelor of Science. She has a deep interest for the sciences, especially biology. A National Biology Scholar with Distinction after placing 18th in the University of Toronto’s National Biology Competition, Louisa has received a research scholarship from UBC to further pursue her passion in biology.
- SAT Reading, Writing, Essay and Math
- ACT Reading, English, Essay, Science and Math.
Percy has been tutoring students for over ten years, primarily in English and ESL. He earned his BA in medieval studies and English from the University of British Columbia, and his MA in the same from the University of Victoria. During his years as a student, his academic excellence awarded him admission to the Golden Key Honour Society and a scholarship for the best term essay. He subsequently also earned TESOL certification online and taught English in Daejeon, South Korea.
A life-longer learner, Percy is a voracious reader of classics, a student of history, philosophy and philology, and a creative writer. Percy loves to help people discover the richness of the English language and the joys of reading and writing through an understanding of the language’s structure and history, and an appreciation of the style of individual authors.
- SAT reading, Writing and Essay
- ACT Reading, English and Essay
- SAT subject tests in French
- SAT subject tests in Latin
- SAT subject tests in literature
- SAT subject tests in world history
- SAT subject tests in U.S. history
- GRE verbal and essay
- SSAT verbal
Percy usually teaches only at our downtown office.
Kayvan teaches English and reading for SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, ACT, and GMAT . He earned his Master in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from a university in Iran. He has been teaching General English courses since 2003.
Kayvan translated “Oxford Grammar” from English to Persian.
- SAT Reading, Writing and essay
- ACT Reading, English and essay
- IELTS and TOEFL
- GRE analytical writing and verbal reasoning
- GMAT analytical writing and verbal reasoning
Johnson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and minor in honours mathematics. He currently works full time as a software developer in Calgary, Alberta. He has been with Your Score Booster since 2015 as a tutor specializing in SAT and ACT mathematics and science subjects. During his studies at UBC, he also worked as research assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and at BC Cancer Research Centre. He also led various exam review sessions for undergraduate courses in mathematics and physics at UBC.
Bella is a UBC student majoring in psychology and statistics. With a great passion for mathematics, she has obtained 98% average in Differential Calculus and 100% in Integral Calculus. She is a great listener and clearly communicates complex mathematical topics to students of all ages.
- SAT Math
- ACT Math
- SSAT Math
Luis, a native speaker of Spanish, was born in Medellin, Colombia. He has been tutoring Spanish since 2006. Luis, who obtained a perfect 800 on the SAT Spanish subject test, can help you excel on that exam. He also can help you learn Spanish for travel or business.
- Secondary School Spanish
- SAT Subject Test in Spanish
- Spanish for beginners, intermediate and advanced, including Spanish for business
Arvind Sood has had a passion for teaching during more than 20 years of tutoring students of high school, college and university in various subjects in science and mathematics. He has served as a space scientist for 20 years and a university instructor at three universities.
He holds B.Sc. (Math., Physics, Chem., English), M.Sc., M.Phil. (Mathematical Statistics).
He tutors the following subjects:
- SAT math
- ACT math and science
- All courses on statistics
- mathematics, calculus and physics of first year level of college / university
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