About Your Score Booster
Tutors and Staff
All tutors are certified to teach The PointsBooster® Method.
- Created The PointsBooster® Method, a special method of test preparation demonstrated to boost scores
- SAT critical reading score: 800. Writing score: 800.
- Holds degrees in both mathematics and journalism
- Was a journalist at a top New York newspaper
- Taught journalism at a university in New York (Stony Brook University)
- Has specialized U.S.-based university-entrance exam training
Alice has always kept people and learning at the core of her work. After some years as an airline services trainer, Alice taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in China to students of all ages. She understands the learning journey from different perspectives—both the receiving end and the teaching end—and seeks to support all who set learning as a goal.
Outside the office, Alice enjoys volunteer work with friends and exploring music production.
Alice speaks English and Mandarin Chinese. On weekdays, from 10 AM to 2:30 PM PST, you can reach her by phone or email.
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.
Craig currently has limited availability.
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.
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.
Percy usually teaches only at our downtown office.
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.
Vjosina has more than 10 years of experience in test preparation. She has helped hundreds of students to be accepted in elite universities in Europe such as Bocconi, LSE London, King College London, etc. She holds both a Bachelor in Education and in Business Management. She also holds a TESOL certificate and has taught in Toronto.
Karla is a dedicated language teacher with years of experience, combined with a passion for serving as an effective educator and helping students to achieve proficiency in Spanish.
Karla maintains a growth mindset toward language learning. In addition to helping students build proficiency by improving vocabulary and developing receptive and productive skills, she facilitates students’ problem-solving in learning and critical thinking.
She has a background in English-Spanish interpretation and translation, doing both for professional and governmental projects and conventions.
Richard Dalton, creator of The PointsBooster® Method
A long-time investigative reporter specializing in data analysis, Richard has “cracked the code” of standardized tests.
The PointsBooster® Method of test preparation, which I developed, helps students improve their scores dramatically.