SAT/ACT Course Instructors
Robert is the owner and co-creator of CCPrep (along with his wonderful wife Nicole). Robert has been teaching at CCPrep full time since its creation in 2007. His strength in high school (earning ten 5’s on his AP exams, an SAT score of well over 2000 and subject test scores of 800 in Math 2 and 790 in Chemistry) fueled his desire to create a tutoring company aimed at helping students in all aspects of their high school academic experience. Robert has worked, both individually and through his classes, with well over 1,000 Orange County high school students.
As the popularity of CCPrep continues to grow, Robert is very proud and honored to be able to add to the staff with the exceptional tutors you see below.
Greg is proud to be both CCPrep’s Lead Instructor & Director of Tutoring. He attended Aliso Niguel High School, where he balanced his Valedictorian status with Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Band, Philosophy Club, Student Government, and, most importantly, his role as a tutor at CCPrep. Greg earned 5s on several AP Exams (including AP Calculus BC, AP Physics B, and AP Chemistry) and an SAT score well into the 2000s. Greg went on to attend college at the University of California, Irvine, where he earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. At UC Irvine, Greg was the President of his fraternity and a member of the 3D Printing Club’s founding board, among several other involvements. Now that he has graduated, he is excited to commit full-time energy and enthusiasm to his students at CCPrep
Mariya will be continuing her education at Pepperdine University’s Master of Science program in Clinical Psychology in the fall. She is an alumna of Concordia University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Creative Writing and Sociology. During her time at Concordia, Mariya was a leader of the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity and a member of the Concordia Wind Orchestra. In addition to club and musical activities, she also conducted research in the field of psychology and had multiple works of poetry and short fiction published. Outside of school, she is an avid creative writer and fan of Japanese literature. It is Mariya’s goal to provide an individualized and enjoyable tutoring experience.
Joey is a science teacher at Irvine High School. Joey is an Honors graduate from UCI with a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences, and returned to UCI for his teaching credential. He has earned honors for his exceptional grades during every quarter of his undergraduate career, In the process, he has also played an integral role as an Executive Board member of the Coptic (Egyptian) Club at UCI and a CCPrep tutor. Joey has been tutoring at CCPrep for over five years, including countless hours individually tutoring students preparing for the SAT and ACT exams and teaching classes.
Ameer graduated from Tesoro High School with a 4.4 GPA and valedictorian status. Throughout high school, Ameer was an active member of Lion’s heart community service group and loves to help others and give back to the community. In addition, Ameer was part of National Honor Society and enjoys tutoring students after-school and in his free time. On standardized tests, he scored a 34 on the ACT and a perfect score of 800 on the Sat Math 2 Single subject test. In the fall, Ameer will be attending UCI where he will be studying computer Engineering.
Jonas started as a CCPrep tutor his senior year. He attended Tesoro High School where he graduated as valedictorian and earned his lifetime membership of the California Scholarship Federation and award of AP scholar with distinction. He stayed active in the volleyball team, orchestra and Comedy Sportz while he was Vice President of Investment Club and Treasurer of French Club. Jonas earned scores of 2130 on his SAT and 34 on his ACT. He is currently studying chemistry on a scholarship at UCI and looks forward to helping students achieve their goals.
Lora graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and a minor in Linguistics. At UCLA, Lora worked in the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Research Laboratory, where she helped conduct memory research focused on determining the ideal conditions for learning and retention. She was one of a select group of undergraduate students chosen to be undergraduate teaching facilitators for the Introduction to Psychology class. Lora was also the Tutoring Program Coordinator for the Alumni Scholars Club at UCLA. Prior to UCLA, Lora attended Dana Hills High School, where she graduated with valedictorian status. Lora took 12 AP classes and earned a score of 4 or 5 on every AP test she took.
Maddie is returning as a CCPrep tutor for the summer after finishing her freshman year at Northwestern University, where she studies journalism and psychology with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys writing for her school newspaper The Daily Northwestern, participating in community service groups and exploring Chicago. Previously, she attended Capistrano Valley High School and graduated first in her class with a 4.6 GPA and a full IB diploma, as well as scoring a 2380 on her SAT and receiving 5s on all 8 of her AP tests. Maddie is thrilled to be part of the CCPrep team and looks forward to helping students achieve their best scores!
Sabrina is in her third year at CCPrep, where she first started as a School Subject Tutor her senior year of high school. She tutored in courses such as AP Calculus and Algebra II/Trig, and graduated from Aliso Niguel High School in 2016 as a valedictorian. Currently, Sabrina is attending college at UCI as a second year Biological Sciences major in order to pursue her goal of becoming a pediatrician, earning a 3.9 GPA her freshman year of college. In this recent year, Sabrina has helped numerous students reach their goal SAT and ACT scores as an SAT/ACT tutor, and is excited to continue her journey at CCPrep.