I am an enthusiastic, experienced tutor with great reviews; as my students know, I am warm, flexible, and efficient, making the most of the short time we work together. The typical SAT
student gains up to 150 points on the SAT. I provide test prep advice, and targeted, critical skills and tricks for taking the SAT, ACT
, and SAT II
tests (or the GRE
). I also teach essay writing
and tutor for college courses, such as psychology
I have a Harvard BA in psychology, and business
training experience, plus a law
degree from Boston College. These days, I prefer tutoring to law practice, although I still maintain a home office for both law and tutoring. I love working with teens, helping them to overcome obstacles and find their way to doing their best on standardized tests as well as school subjects. I am especially strong in helping students with their writing.
I teach at homes, libraries, or my home, in the Greater Boston area. I can help with essay-writing or college application
advising, in addition to specific subject tutoring in high school and college subjects. The lessons are always creative and lively. I prefer to teach for 90 minute sessions, with a break, though some students find 2 hour sessions to work best.
My students have a good time while developing strong test taking and study skills
, and they enjoy working together as a team with me. I am constantly trying new material to improve on the latest required preparation; for example for the revised AP US History
exam, I have worked with a high school junior in analysis and essays, writing very complex material. Recently, I have also tutored college students in a variety of courses: psychology, history, English, marketing
. My strengths include customizing my lessons to each student's needs, while making the lessons pleasant and productive.
Over the past several years, parents and students have been thrilled with the results of my lessons. I have helped raise test scores and confidence for dozens of students. We often meet twice a week, if possible. We can meet in a local library, cafe, or your home (or mine). My clients come with a wide range of backgrounds and skills, including many immigrants, and I love working with teenagers, from 8th grade through college seniors.
My preferred approach is to present customized lessons, tailored to each student's strengths and weaknesses. Plus I love to teach! I have developed special techniques raising student scores by up to 200 points on average for the SAT, and similar results on other standardized tests. Frequently, I have had success with many types of needs, from underachieving students facing anxiety, and top students who need practice with tips and tricks. My students find my advice about test-taking helpful in addressing focus, motivation, techniques, and of course detailed technical problems.
I love tutoring and motivating students to do their best. At minimum, a student preparing for a specific exam can make progress in six to ten sessions, with outside homework time. I prefer twice a week lessons of 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. I provide feedback to parents by email
or by phone. In my lessons, I make sure to get students to participate and I test their progress.
A critical part of being a successful tutor is establishing clear and honest, open communication, and knowing how to motivate each student. You will find me reliable and easy to work with.
I hope to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.