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Leonardo R.

Cambridge, MA

$150/hr

Former University Instructor: MCAT Verbal/SAT/Admissions Specialist

Background check passed as of 7/24/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Former University Instructor: MCAT Verbal/SAT/Admissions Specialist

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I have two graduate degrees from Harvard, have served on a Harvard admissions committee, and have led seminars and study groups at the Harvard Kennedy School. My areas of specialization are SAT and MCAT verbal test preparation, admissions essays and counseling, critical reading and writing skills. I have been teaching for 20+years and have won 3 teaching awards, including a Harvard Club award for teaching and public service.

I am dedicated to my students' success. Students who can commit to a twelve to sixteen week program of rigorous training in critical reading and writing usually score above 700 on the verbal section of the SAT and a 10 or above on the verbal portion of the MCAT. Like anything worthwhile, it takes focus and hard work, but a significant improvement in verbal skills is available when there is a combination of hard work and skillful teaching.

I take this work very seriously because it has lifetime consequences for students and my record speaks for itself in student evaluations. I enjoy working with students who are committed to their futures and my greatest reward is seeing their success.

Testimonials

"Best Tutor Ever!"

- Jessica, Boston, MA on 5/21/13

"Encouraging and Motivating"

- Kris, Boston, MA on 8/15/14

"Works as hard as my kids do"

- Kim, Brookline, MA on 10/22/13

"We are so glad that we find Mr.R as my daughter's tutor"

- Joanne, Sharon, MA on 4/26/13
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Pennsylvania State University
English
University of Chicago Law School
J.D.
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (English)

University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Harvard University (Master's)

Best Tutor Ever! — I am so grateful for having found Leonardo. He is not only a wonderful tutor, but a life coach who is passionate and committed to his student’s success. He has not only helped me to immensely improve my reading abilities and comprehension, but has opened my eyes to new ways to approach learning, test taking, and the challenges life presents. His level of thoughtfulness and innovation standout f ...

— Jessica, Boston, MA on 5/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I have a group rate of $95/hr per student as well for small classes.

Travel policy

Leonardo will travel within 0 miles of Cambridge, MA 02142.


About Leonardo

I have two graduate degrees from Harvard, have served on a Harvard admissions committee, and have led seminars and study groups at the Harvard Kennedy School. My areas of specialization are SAT and MCAT verbal test preparation, admissions essays and counseling, critical reading and writing skills. I have been teaching for 20+years and have won 3 teaching awards, including a Harvard Club award for teaching and public service.

I am dedicated to my students' success. Students who can commit to a twelve to sixteen week program of rigorous training in critical reading and writing usually score above 700 on the verbal section of the SAT and a 10 or above on the verbal portion of the MCAT. Like anything worthwhile, it takes focus and hard work, but a significant improvement in verbal skills is available when there is a combination of hard work and skillful teaching.

I take this work very seriously because it has lifetime consequences for students and my record speaks for itself in student evaluations. I enjoy working with students who are committed to their futures and my greatest reward is seeing their success.

Testimonials

"Best Tutor Ever!"

- Jessica, Boston, MA on 5/21/13

"Encouraging and Motivating"

- Kris, Boston, MA on 8/15/14

"Works as hard as my kids do"

- Kim, Brookline, MA on 10/22/13

"We are so glad that we find Mr.R as my daughter's tutor"

- Joanne, Sharon, MA on 4/26/13
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Education

Pennsylvania State University
English
University of Chicago Law School
J.D.
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (English)

University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Harvard University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I have a group rate of $95/hr per student as well for small classes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Cambridge, MA 02142

Leonardo’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Leonardo’s Resources

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