Laura Rickhoff & Chieh Chieng --  Aliso Viejo, CA -- -- 949-285-7754

Welcome to our site!  We're a husband and wife tutoring team.  Below are answers to commonly asked questions including price, location, and qualifications.   

We tutor in our home in Aliso Viejo.  You can Google map it here.   Online tutoring via Facetime or Skype are also options.  Laura can also make YouTube videos  (see below for details).  

Laura tutors all age groups, from elementary school children through adults returning to college.  Subjects include
Elementary arithmetic
Algebra II
SAT Math
ACT Math/Science

Chieh tutors 
SAT Reading/Writing/Essay
ACT Reading/English/Essay
College Application Essays
General essay editing/commenting

Test Prep
SAT and ACT: Between the two of us we have the entire exam covered. :)
CBEST and CSET: Laura has particular experience with the math portions of these exams.  Please see her CSET page for study guides and information about online classes she teaches through Orange County Department of Education.  
GRE math
GED math 
TEAS math
College-placement math  

Rate  $70 per hour.  Sessions can be private or shared with a classmate or sibling.  We currently accept the following payment methods: 
1)  Venmo: search Laura Rickhoff.  You will see the image below as my profile pic.  
2)  Zelle: use  
3)  Cash: we'll give an email receipt
4)  Check: payable to Laura Rickhoff
5)  Paypal: use

Scheduling:  Click the Schedule a Session to view what times we have available.  

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy: Before you cancel, remember Skype/FaceTime/YouTube* are options. If you still need to cancel, notice is appreciated. Cancellations/reschedulings without 24 hour notice will incur a fee of half the session. Thank you for your understanding.

Laura's Story
I've been a full-time professional tutor since 2004.  I first started tutoring at UCI's learning center, teaching calculus to small groups. I graduated from UCI with honors, majoring in biology and minoring in math. I then went on to enroll in UCI's teacher credentialing program, intending to become a math teacher. And while I loved math and I loved teaching students math, the 40 to 1 student to teacher ratio simply did not suit my style of teaching. My mentor teacher suggested I tutor, and I've been doing just that full-time ever since.    

Over the years I've also been privileged to conduct CSET test-prep workshops for the Orange County Department of Education, briefly teach secondary math at Gorman Learning Center charter school, and collaborate with Teach for America.  I absolutely love what I do.  I love it so much, I convinced my husband to do it to!

Chieh's Story
I've been a full-time lecturer in the English Department at UC Irvine, specializing in writing, since 2005. In addition, I was a senior instructor at Elite Educational Institute, having taught there for 13 years before leaving to join Laura in our own tutoring program. At Elite, I taught reading and writing in both its SAT and ACT test prep programs and worked with students on college application essays. 

I received my BA in American Literature from UCLA and my MFA in English (creative writing) from UCI. My master's thesis was published as a novel--A Long Stay in a Distant Land--by Bloomsbury USA and received positive reviews from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. 

Reviews  See reviews or leave a review on Yelp or Google Maps.

*YouTube Video Solutions  If you send me problems you'd like to see worked out, I can make video solutions and post them to YouTube. The cost is the same as for normal tutoring. Some of my students have actually preferred this option, as they are able to view the videos as many times as they need and can use them again to review later. (Please note I will not do take-home tests/quizzes this way.)   Please check out my YouTube channel; I may have already have what you need!

Contact Information  If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to answer them.  Feel free to contact me via phone or email:
9 Saint Moritz St., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

South Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point

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