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Edmund Tran

M.A. Education

California State University, Los Angeles

B.A. Economics

University of California, Los Angeles


Academic Mentorship

Test Prep

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.”

Anatole France

Edmund is a mentor with over 10 years’ experience specializing in mathematics and standardized test preparation for the ACT, SAT, ISEE, and SSAT. He has taught all middle and high school math subjects, up to statistics and AP Calculus BC. With official perfect scores in both the ACT and SAT, Edmund also guides students towards achieving their test prep goals.

Hailing from San Francisco, Edmund attended Lowell High School and went on to study economics, statistics, and computer science at UCLA. Volunteering for a summer camp and the Mentorship Program at UCLA cultivated a love for working with kids. He later earned a master’s degree in education with an option in mathematics and science teaching at CSULA, which included training under a mentor who was awarded LAUSD Teacher of the Year.

Math education is highly interconnected throughout all grades, with each level building upon the previous one. That’s why Edmund uses a very thorough teaching style that emphasizes conceptual mastery. He encourages students to question everything, so that they leave with a deep understanding of concepts and techniques that will serve them far beyond the next exam. Students also tap into his diverse work experience in fields ranging from actuarial science to computer networking and gain an appreciation for the many applications of math.

‍A lifelong learner, Edmund is open to advice on cutting his cats' nails and singing in tune to the car radio. Although his days of eating contests and track and field are over, Edmund now scratches his competitive itch with poker and pickleball. One of his short-term goals is to travel to every continent.


"You've helped me fall in love with math, something I didn't think would ever happen for me. Thank you!" - Math student, 2023

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Harvard University & UCLA

Ph.D. Political Science: International Relations & Foreign Policy

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B.A. Political Science

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Graduate Counseling

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