Cerritos Center

SAT Prep in Cerritos, CA

C2 Education’s Cerritos learning center has been serving local students and their families for nearly 7 years. In that time, the Cerritos tutoring center has helped hundreds of students improve their grades and test scores in order to earn admission at some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. C2 Cerritos supports students through C2’s full range of personalized academic programs, including SAT prep, ACT prep, K-12 subject tutoring, and college admission counseling. Many of C2 Cerritos’s students attend C2 for SAT/ACT prep, AP course support and exam prep, and college application assistance.

Cerritos center director Lucilla Shin earned her undergraduate degree in History and Education from the prestigious Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea before earning her MA in Western History from the same university. She went on to enter Sogang University’s Ph.D program for History, and also attended Trinity College at the University of Ireland in Dublin where she worked toward a M.Phil in Modern History. Lucilla’s impressive graduate school background provided her with a great deal of university-level teaching experience, giving her unique insight into the demands that her students will face at the college level. She utilizes this knowledge to help guide her students towards college readiness, and takes great joy in helping struggling students to achieve their academic goals.


Test Prep & Tutoring in Cerritos

Lucilla joined the C2 family after witnessing the academic experiences of her nephew, who attended C2 Education throughout high school before going on to attend Wesleyan University. “I was very impressed by C2 Education’s systematic approach toward academics,” Lucilla says. “Not only did my nephew excel academically, he also enjoyed attending C2 and spending time with his tutors.”

Lucilla has been with C2 Cerritos for nearly as long as the center has been open, which has allowed her to become very familiar with the local schools and the challenges her students face. She utilizes this experience to help guide her students throughout their education experiences with the ultimate goal of helping them earn admission at their dream colleges. This academic guidance is of particular importance for California students, as California is home to more magnet, private, and chater schools than any other state in the nation, thereby providing California families with a far greater degree of choice regarding education. With choice comes competition, which is why C2 Education’s Cerritos center strives to help local students surpass their peers in terms of both grades and test scores.

Lucilla’s team of expert tutors have amassed thousands of hours of test prep and tutoring experience. One of Cerritos’s most experienced tutors, Jesse Pizarro, is also a C2 Education Regional Teacher Trainer. Jesse joined C2 Education more than three years ago after he graduated from Yale University. He has mastered a wide variety of subjects and enjoys helping students in areas including History, English, and Math. Jesse specializes in SAT prep and college essay assistance, and loves to see his students’ faces light up when they share news of their college acceptances each year.