Hi! I’m Vince, and the only thing I offer on Wyzant is GRE
prep. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the test - even if we don't end up working together.
I’ve been working full-time as a tutor since 2008. I’ve written several test-prep books (including Barron's 6 GRE Practice Tests and GRE Vocab Capacity), and I take an official GRE twice a year to stay current. I’m an expert on the material (170V 166Q), but I think that my coaching style is more important. I combine a rigorous approach to learning the foundational skills and techniques necessary for mastery with friendliness, empathy, patience, and adaptability. I enjoy hearing about my students’ successes and I have a genuine desire to see them do well.
My bio: I grew up in Connecticut and completed the honors program at Boston College, graduating with a B.A. in English Literature
. After living in Boston for many years, it eventually dawned on me that life would be much better without wet, cold, five-month-long winters. I moved to San Diego in 2007 and I live in the Kensington neighborhood.GRE prep
with Vince: Unlike classes and courses, all my tutoring is tailored specifically to you, so that we can accomplish as much as possible using as few hours as possible. For students close to their score goals, I teach more strategy than skill. For others, I also help close the gaps in their foundational knowledge. I can make a better prediction about how much work is needed once I see your practice test scores and meet with you. It’s my opinion that the reasoning and foundational skills I teach will help students not only with the GRE, but also with graduate school and beyond. Committed students will improve their adaptability, critical thinking, and ability to evaluate their assumptions.
Most of my clients live in the San Diego, CA area, but I’ve also worked with students in other parts of the country and even internationally via Skype and Scribblar (an online whiteboard). My office is in the UTC area of San Diego.
In addition to tutoring, I support a couple of causes: Promises2Kids – which helps foster youth pursue higher education – and Y.A.L.L.A., which helps refugee children. In my spare time, I like traveling, reading
The Economist, watching (and sometimes doing) improv comedy, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots.
Ready to get started? Email
me to set up a free half-hour consultation.