I am a USC graduate who enjoys helping high school students fulfill their dreams of getting in to the colleges of their choice by transforming their grades and test scores. Having worked with students throughout the Los Angeles area since 2011, I bring a depth of professional experience and knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills. I offer quality, personalized service for the ACT, SAT and Literature Subject Tests as well as at the college level for courses within the Humanities major. Contact me to see how I can be of service to you.
WHAT I OFFER
Results That Last
I credit my success as a college prep tutor entirely on the universities where my students currently attend. My 2023 class of students have been accepted to Amherst, Brandeis, Brown University, Duke, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSB, University of Chicago, Bard College, Barnard College, NYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Indiana, Emerson, Boston University, Tulane, Arizona, Lewis & Clark, Pitzer, Carleton College, Berklee College of Music and Carnegie Mellon.
There is a specific mindset when it comes to standardized tests and college entrance exams. I have spent years mastering a way of teaching this technique in a specific and detailed way, tailor made to fit each individual student's unique learning style. When dealing with a test given to every high school junior/senior preparing for college, it is important to remember that although the test is the same for every student, each student has their own unique way of processing information. I work with your student to help them solidify the areas of the test where they are strongest, while also teaching them valuable (and sometimes missing) elements in their knowledge of mathematics, science, reading comprehension and grammar usage which are at the root of low test scores. My goal with each student is to enable them to achieve their potential while taking control of their own future in a productive environment geared to a course of study that will not only help them succeed on their standardized tests but also prepare them for their college years.
What People Are Saying:
“Jordan is the BEST! Our son just received an acceptance from Univ. of Notre Dame today – his dream school. Yahoo!! Thanks for everything.” - Grateful Hollywood parent
"We were so fortunate to find Jordan to tutor our son. He is a "Straight A's" students but his testing skills were not up to the SAT's demands. Jordan found his strengths and found the areas that needed work. Our son's SAT score went up 260 points after training with Jordan. That was an AMAZING feat and it is ALL due to Jordan. We had trained with 3 other SAT prep companies, but only Jordan was able to make the difference. Our son was accepted to 10 different universities with scholarships to 3 of them! Jordan focuses on how to actually take the test: tips on what to focus on, how to read questions, how to best and quickly choose answers. Thank you Jordan Tartakow!!" - Grateful Studio City parent
"I've seen great improvements in all areas since working with Jordan. He is diligent, responsible and always flexible. I actually look forward to my sessions with him. He inspires me to do better each and every time we meet.” - Inspired Campbell Hall student
"I can’t say enough about Jordan. His passion for his subjects, his patience, and kindness are wonderful. We are truly grateful.” - Praise from a thrilled LACHSA parent
"Jordan helped me raise my SAT score several hundred points! He also inspired me to rethink and rewrite my college essay. I've recommended him to all of my 11th grade friends.” - Another thrilled Campbell Hall student
"Jordan was both phenomenal and personable, and I learned valuable, time-saving strategies that have helped me in my test-taking across the board. I don't know how I would have taken the ACT without his help." - Inspired Buckley student
"I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience. Not only was Jordan exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful, but also energetic and enthusiastic." - Hard working Agoura Hills Student
“I must say that Jordan has arrived like an angel and lit my son’s internal pilot!” - Gratitude from a Calabasas parent