(Current positions left off to protect the privacy of my employers; full resume available upon request to jrichstad [at] gmail)

1999-                   Private Tutor (various locations

Worked with students ranging in age from 8 to mid-30s. Prepared students for standardized tests, offered summer enrichment, prepared individualized learning plans for a variety of subjects and students.

2006-2010            University of California, Los Angeles        

Teaching Fellow

Developed syllabi, assignments, and assessment criteria for specialized seminar on dissertation topic as well as four sections of Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing. Participated in pedagogy panels and mentored new teachers. Designed and led workshops for new teachers. Consistently awarded above-average scores in all areas on student evaluations.

2005-2008            ImageScholar  (Los Angeles, CA)


Created activities and assignments to expand on standardized testing books, primarily focusing on the Critical Reading SAT sections. Prepared primarily grades 9-12 Korean-speaking ESL students for a variety of standardized tests including TOEFL, SAT, ISEE, PSAT, LSAT, and AP literature and language

2004-2006    (New York, NY)

Senior Writer

Developed state standards-aligned scripts and features for flash-animated movies aimed at grades K-8. Condensed and simplified complicated scientific, medical, historical, and mathematical topics for expression in age-appropriate and humorous format

2002-2005            Kaplan (New York, NY)


Tutored students ages 11 – 17 in ISEE, SSAT, SAT I, SAT II, ACT, and AP courses. Earned 30% raise over the course of 3 years due to high parent satisfaction, student achievement, and timely communication with office.




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