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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Feb 25, 2022

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry?


Meet Shayda Moshirvaziri, the founder of Pivot Tutors. Shayda graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering in 2003.  She was accepted at MIT, John Hopkins University, Stanford, and UCSD for Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering on full fellowship. She chose to attend UCSD for graduate school and received her Masters and Doctorate in Bioengineering in 2007 and 2010, respectively.  

Shayda has over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience with all levels of mathematics and science for middle school, high school, and college-level students.  She has a passion for teaching young students and has taught undergraduate courses at UCSD, including Introduction to Bioengineering, Human Physiology, and Computer Science. Before starting Pivot Tutors in 2012, she developed an ACT boot camp course for a private high school in San Diego and taught as a premier level ACT and SAT instructor for different test prep centers. 

Pivot Tutors, LLC is a premier private academic and test prep tutoring company serving San Diego middle and high school students for the past 8 years.  With nearly 1000 students under its wing, Pivot has helped its students excel in their academic classes and standardized tests.  

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.