Portland, Oregon


B.S. UCLA; M.S. California State University, Fullerton; D.V.M. Oregon State University (in progress)
8 years experience


Yvonne is an accomplished tutor who has prepared students of all ages for success on the ACT, SAT, PSAT, TOEFL, and GRE. After graduating from high school as an AP Scholar with Honor, Yvonne earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, where she conducted research on cyanobacteria. Yvonne is experienced at tailoring her instruction to students’ learning differences, and her test prep background includes leading Reading and Writing courses, teaching small-group classes, and tutoring students one-on-one, both in person and online.

Yvonne has helped her students achieve high scores on all sections of their exams and gain admission to schools such as Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Yvonne once tutored a student who doubled their ACT composite score from 13 to 26. Her SAT students have seen impressive gains as well: one student raised their SAT Math score from 510 to 700, and another raised their Reading and Writing score from 510 to 750.

Yvonne has been recognized for numerous accomplishments over the years. As a high school student, Yvonne earned scores of 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam and the AP US Government and Politics exam. In addition, she was Class President, a member of the All-Academic Girls Volleyball Team, and the winner of California’s LegiSchool Essay Contest. She has also been the recipient of multiple academic scholarships and a research grant during her undergraduate and graduate years.

Yvonne is a patient and dedicated tutor who makes tutoring an interactive and memorable experience. Her ability to make complex ideas easy to understand gives students the means to reach their goals.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Yvonne was selected as a finalist for the CSUF Student Research Competition.
  • Yvonne holds perfect scores on the Science and Writing sections of the ACT.

Fun Facts

  • Yvonne’s grandmother owned a candy factory in the Philippines, which helps explain why Yvonne has such a sweet tooth.
  • Yvonne can bake delicious Oreo cheesecake bites.

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • GRE