Nick S. - The College Lad - Leading SoCal Test Expert & Writing Coach

USC Nick S. Tutors University of Southern California Students in Los Angeles, CA
$165 / hr
Santa Monica, CA
25 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online

I'm Nick.

For almost 10 years now, I've been a leading test prep guru and writing coach in sunny Southern California.

I've tutored on-set with some of America's brightest young on-screen talent and presented on application essays and test strategy to parents and students all over the Los Angeles area.

I'm the author of a curriculum and the tutor of choice for students who are committed to hitting 1500+ on SAT or 34+ on ACT.

My writing has been published in over a dozen publications,...
Nick did a great job helping my daughter with her essay. He identified a key way to improve the overall structure and ensure that the focus highlighted the main themes. We are looking forward to working with Nick on future essays!
- Josh S. from Park City, UT
Nick has given Leon a very good overview of SAT and practical suggestions on preparation. Knowledgeable, right-to-the-point and empathic, he has gained total trust and has motivated Leon to give his best. Many thank!
- Tan H. from New York, NY
My daughter has had 2 sessions so far, and Nick has been extremely professional. He has a great approach , and my daughter is very comfortable working with Nick. He has a friendly demeanor and knows how to support a student?s dignity while guiding them. He has worked very efficiently and in a focused, productive manner with her. We are very pleased so far!
- Dana G. from Valencia, CA
Nick was engaging, positive and patient. He is perfect choice for my daughter who likes to be logical as he can explain the reasoning behind each choice.
- Jenny L. from Los Angeles, CA
Another great lesson with Nick S. Very happy so far. Thank you very much! Looking forward to next week too
- Heather S. from Northbrook, IL
Great first lesson with Nick S. Definitely signing up for more sessions. My son had all good things to say today. Thank you.
- Heather S. from Northbrook, IL
Nick is very patient, considerate and knowledgeable. He has been absolutely fantastic to work with. He helped review and adjust my son's college essays and waitlist statements. I can't recommend him enough!!!!
- elisa s. from Irvine, CA
Nick held a very effective meeting with my son helping him get results on 2 questions for an internship. He took the rough draft and in 1 session was able to get it to a stage very close to final. His breadth of knowledge on various topics and ability to draw out more information from my son in this very short time was impressive to say the least.
- Deepa P. from San Jose, CA
Nick was awesome. Knew his stuff! My son seemed to like his youthfulness and ability to focus on where he needs extra work. We are looking forward to the second session
- James M. from Bluemont, VA
Nick has been helping me with collage essays, i could not have done these without him. He is fast and on point and really maximizes the time together. i am happy we connected. Thank you Nick !!
- Angelica E. from New York, NY
Nick is a great and very knowledgable tutor great for college applications. He quickly can identify the week points and help to develop more original approach in writing. Pleasure to work with
- Yan P. from Hoboken, NJ
We would like to put in few words for Nick. He has been a wonderful mentor in walking us through the English Essay writing. He is very creative and inspiring teacher. He explained everything so well and made it very easy to follow. He taught us how much we are capable of and what we could achieve by being descriptive writing skills. Thank You for helping us and making sure that we got that extra help when we needed it.
- Pushpa C. from Saratoga, CA
Nick was patient with my son Rayyan and helped him come up with ideas to improve his essays without affecting his voice. He gave some very valuable suggestions. He used entire one hour of his time. His feedback was to the point .
- Sofia Z. from Allen, TX
Nick is helping with my child with writing. He provides insightful comments and frames things in a meaningful way, allowing for the kind of hard thinking that leads to powerful writing. Highly recommend!
- Susan L. from Bethesda, MD
Nick is an outstanding tutor! He has been tutoring our son for ACT prep for a couple of months now, and there has been so much growth in his overall understanding of the subjects, problem-solving and test-taking strategies. Thank you, Nick!
- Mary Lou R. from Scandia, MN
Our son has had several ACT prep sessions with Nick and is learning a ton! We were on a long roadtrip recently and Nick ?went? with us, tutoring in accordance with the time zone we were in. Worked out so well, and kept our son on track (even on vacation).
- Mary Lou R. from Scandia, MN
Nick worked well with my daughter to review ACT math. He was patient and kept her attention on a very difficult subject for her. They went over what she knew already and some tips on solving the equations quickly. We will definitely work with Nick again.
- Dana W. from New York, NY
Nick is great tutor! My son could not start his essay until now. But after 1 lesson with Nick, He would like to start his work. Also, he said Nick's lesson is so interesting. Thank you so much.
- Tomoko Y. from Los Angeles, CA
Nick rocked! I watched Hon connect with my daughter and go through questions from college board SAT?s and how to tackle them. Nick went over reading and grammar and how to think in a way that was different and unique to the way my kid thinks. My kid was receptive and excited about the next lesson.
- Kelly L. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Nick gives critical pointers during the session and the score actually moves due to his feedback. Highly recommended for anyone seeking to improve their scores.
- Rajat A. from San Jose, CA
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