For the serious student looking to gain mastery in his or her subject area, or on the SAT, GRE, ACT, or GMAT examinations. I am a challenging, but patient and dedicated academic coach with four years of experience in teaching math, English and university admissions both domestically and internationally.
Educational Background – With a Master of Education (Ed.M), from Harvard University, I have significant academic training in how the brain works and learns, which has proven an enormous benefit for my students. Coursework included psychology, biology, education, and linguistics. My B.A. came from Providence College in Rhode Island where I majored in history, education, and minored in German. Other courses included mathematics (several semesters), philosophy, and astronomy.
Educational Philosophy - Having been in the education field for some time, I believe that students improve best when they make mistakes, then learn from them. Our current school systems are not structured this way, and it’s the very reason I have ventured into private tutoring. Focusing on weaknesses and turning them into strengths is a core concept of my teaching. Students are able to attain real results—often far beyond what they expected—when coupled with the right teacher, the right environment, and the right curriculum. I ensure all three of these so that students truly learn, develop, improve, and become stronger for their future. A rewarding approach for all involved.
Past Student Profile – Having taught more than 500 students in the Boston area and abroad, students have naturally ranged in age (12 to mid-60s), academic background (middle school to university), and ability. There is no student too challenging so long as they are ready to engage in challenging study tailored to their level and improvement from there on.
Past Student Scores - Students who are ‘under the gun’ have enjoyed significant score boosts with my tried and tested approach to these exams. Past students who have been able to set aside a 12 week section of time have consistently scored in the 2100-2300 range of the SAT. GRE and GMAT students have had similar stellar results.
Academic Sessions – These are challenging, but at the same time comfortable in a way that the student is not pressured to put on a show or get everything right. On the contrary, a display of weakness or having a hard time understanding something is the very area I am searching for in order to really get to the core of the problem and then fix it. Communication, critical thinking, and focusing on the HOW and WHY is important in creating solid understanding that goes beyond rote memorization, and gives students a clear path to future academic successes, as well as a strong boost of confidence.
Logistics – Every student is different, and therefore every student curriculum that I create is different. Session length, course length and frequency will be determined on an individual basis.
Final words - As student success is a direct reflection on my interaction with you as the student, I take academic coaching very seriously and am dedicated to seeing your goals through with you. I look forward to seeing you succeed!
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