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K-12 teachers are spread so thin, they can't teach to your child's unique learning style. College counselors don't have time to ensure your child's application shines as much as it needs to this year.


But that's why I'm here to help you set your child up for success. 


I'm an Ivy League honors grad who interviewed applicants to Dartmouth College. Now, 100% of my students have not only improved their grades, study skills, and motivation, but also become aware of how their brain approaches challenges and how their studies fit into the larger picture of their lives. 

I think learning should be fun and interactive -- but at the same time, I ground my teaching in the latest brain science behind learning and talent development, including the "growth mindset" developed by a professor at Stanford. 

Click on "College Prep" or "Homework, Writing & Languages" below for more information and rates.

My name is Troup Wood. I tutor university-prep, K-12, and study skills in LA, NY & online.

Call me now! And in our free consult, we'll plan the perfect, personalized tutoring program to fit your needs. 

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College is one of the big decisions you'll make in your life, so you and your family deserve an experienced counselor who cares and will give you 1-on-1 attention. Sliding scale rate: $165-$200/hr. Package discounts are available. 


As a college prep expert, I have been featured in Variety Magazine and flown to over 10 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, to run workshops on tailoring applications to American universities. 

Having served as a volunteer applicant interviewer for the Ivy League university Dartmouth College, I know the specific traits elite universities are looking for. That’s how I’ll ensure you or your child has an edge over the competition.

My specialty is guiding students through the personal statement essay. As an award winning filmmaker and CAPE New Writer's fellow, I can help students find their creative voice and structure an essay that highlights the qualities admissions officers are searching for. 

SAT, ACT & GMAT tutoring is available as well. I hand-picked a small team of test prep tutors with top-tier degrees or over 97th-percentile scores on their own tests. They are the most fun, caring, and experienced tutors I've been able to find in all my years of teaching. 

Universities my clients have been admitted to include:


Brown University, Columbia University, Duke, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Oberlin College, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Rochester Institute of Technology, Embry-Riddle, St. Louis University, San Diego State University, UCSD and more! 


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I love engaging with kids of any grade level and helping them tap into their own motivation and ability.

In a class, teachers simply cannot teach to each student's unique learning style. It's no wonder kids are struggling! But as a tutor, I can identify the specific thought patters, habits, and weaknesses holding your child back from engaging and succeeding with schoolwork. 

Sliding scale rate: $165-$185/hr. Package discounts available. 

I mainly tutor English, writing, and the humanities from elementary school through advanced college coursework. I also specialize in middle school math and science. For advanced math and science, I'm partnered with a local college professor who has a Stanford doctorate degree and tons of experience tutoring kids. 

As an English teacher, I volunteer inside Juvenile Hall, which has taught me how to engage even the most disconnected students. 

My other focus areas are creative writing and filmmaking:

As a one-man production team, I directed a feature documentary in Nepal and Nicaragua which won "Best International Documentary" at the Laughlin Film Festival. I also won a spot in the CAPE New Writer's Fellowship for screenwriting and sold two feature films, slated for production in 2024.


I'm located in Sherman Oaks, but travel within West LA and The Valley. Areas around Studio City, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Brentwood are my focus. NYC is now also available. 

Online tutoring

Students find it as engaging and rewarding as in-person work -- even my students who are sick of online classes during COVID. 

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My Guarantee

If you are not 100% happy with our first hour-long session, it's FREE!

Your student will find confidence and begin to get As on assignments and tests. Homework will no longer be such a struggle as I identify the learning challenges holding your child back.


During my time as a tutor, I have always been able to help my clients make a mental shift towards enjoying and engaging with schoolwork. 

I look forward to working with you!

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(213) 262-9838

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I was applying to a program post-graduation, and Troup was invaluable. He was always reliable and went above and beyond in helping me shape my personal statement.


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