"Helped to change the way I approach my life."
Rene from Sterling Heights, MI on 11/17/13
I work forty hours each week, plus twenty or more hours of overtime, so I needed someone who could accommodate my hectic schedule. I was also at a crossroad in my life and wanted to retake the GRE. I needed someone to inspire me to success, so I searched “high and low” for a tutor and found Brandon. To prepare, I met with Brandon for approximately four months at his West Bloomfield residence.
Brandon has a special gift. He is able to simplify information and to adapt it to an individual’s needs. He is also able to adjust his lesson plans to help his students to avoid frustration and to reinforce positivity.
My hesitation at times was completely unwarranted, because Brandon always exceeded my expectations. I was constantly reassured that I was making progress and now the improvements are quite obvious. Brandon helped to increase my understanding of quantitative reasoning (logic, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry) and qualitative reasoning (vocabulary, sentence completions/equivalencies, reading comprehension, and essay writing). My performance on the GRE greatly improved as a result.
Not only have these changes given me the opportunity to be successful at the graduate level, but I have also been able to take advantage of my new found confidence for a recent job interview. I am extremely hopeful of the results.
I thought I was seeing Brandon to improve my GRE score, but now I understand that Brandon has helped to change the way I approach my life. I now study smart, instead of “hard,” and have regained the confidence to believe anything is possible. I consider myself very fortunate to have received his assistance, and any student will be thrilled to have Brandon as his/her tutor!
Brandon replied on 11/26/2013:
Thank you so much for your kind words, Rene! It was an absolute pleasure assisting you with your GRE preparation. I am elated that you benefited from our interactions much more than just with your studies.
I am also excited that you passed your job interview and will be starting the new position soon. Good fortune with your relocation and with all of your future endeavors!
"Excellent! Thanks for helping my son through Physics and Algebra!"
Deborah from Bloomfield Hills, MI on 6/9/14
Brandon does an excellent job on simplifying Physics and integrating material learned in the classroom with homework. Glad we found him.
Brandon was instrumental in helping my son integrate Physics and Algebra to reach that "A-ha" moment he was not finding with his teachers. I appreciate Brandon's ability to identify the gaps in knowledge and curriculum and develop a plan for success. I highly recommend Brandon and will seek out his services as my son moves on to college!
Very happy! Thanks, Brandon!
Brandon replied on 6/25/2014:
Thank you for your positive feedback, Deb. It has been a pleasure assisting your son with his mathematics and physics. I look forward to helping him in the future as well. Enjoy your summer!
"Helped Me a Great Deal With the GRE"
Matthew from Bloomfield Hills, MI on 4/2/14
I enrolled in the Kaplan GRE course over the summer, and after finishing the course, I still did not feel confident with the quantitative portions of the GRE. I contacted Brandon to ask for his assistance. I worked with Brandon for a period of about 3 months. With Brandon’s help, I was able to improve my score by 7 points. He also helped me to earn a 5.0 on the issue and argument essays. Moreover, Brandon is very personable, and I enjoyed our conversations a great deal.
Brandon replied on 4/2/2014:
I'm glad you were able to earn the scores you needed, Matt! I thoroughly enjoyed our interactions as well and wish you good fortune with all of your future endeavors!
"Brandon is awesome!"
Julie from Franklin, MI on 3/4/14
Brandon has helped our son, a junior, with Precalculus. Max has gone from a C- to 100% and 90% on the last two tests! Brandon is also tutoring Max to help him improve his ACT scores. Max's composition teacher grades the ACT compositions. She had all her classes do a ACT composition in preparation for the ACT test. She called Max and one
other student to her room after school last week to complement them as the only two students to score a perfect 100% on the ACT composition. Thanks Brandon for your very organized and focused tutoring.
Brandon replied on 3/9/2014:
It's wonderful to hear that your son has already received such positive feedback for his efforts, Julie. He has responded very well to my instruction, and I look forward to similar experiences in the immediate future!
I am confident that together we will further improve his Precalculus grade this trimester, ensure high marks in his Precalculus and Physics courses next trimester, and increase his ACT performance for subsequent retakes (he seems to have already perfected the writing portion).
Thank you very much for this opportunity!
"Patient and knowledgeable"
Elaine from West Bloomfield, MI on 1/27/14
Brandon has been very patient. The assignments for AP Physics have been very difficult and apparently beyond what will be needed for the AP exam. He has worked very hard to explain the concepts, and help in the understanding and completion of the homework assignments.
Update: Matt passed both his AP Calculus and AP Physics classes with A's. He also passed AP exams for Calculus BC, Physics C: Mechanics, and Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, getting 12 college credit hours. Thanks Brandon, you were a big part in helping him succeed.
Brandon replied on 4/3/2014:
I always appreciate when I receive updated feedback from students and parents, Elaine.
I am ecstatic that Matt was able to perform so well in his course and on his AP examinations. He is an extremely hard-working young man, and it's awesome to see it pay off.
I wish you and your son the best fortune moving forward. Thank you!
"Improved my GRE score."
Richard from Lake Orion, MI on 7/10/13
I was in the process of applying to graduate programs for Occupational Therapy when I contacted Brandon. To qualify, I needed to improve my GRE scores. Brandon and I met at his house for approximately two months, and during this time, he helped me to substantially increase my performance on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam. With our combined efforts, I was able to score much higher than what my prospective programs requested. I am very appreciative of Brandon’s efforts and strongly recommend his services to anyone needing help with the GRE. Brandon is well-prepared and knows what he is doing. The entire experience was an absolute pleasure!
Brandon replied on 7/10/2013:
Thank you very much for the feedback, Rich. I definitely enjoyed our time together and am elated that you benefited so much from our interactions.
You have what it takes to be very successful in graduate school, so please keep me informed of your progress!
Natalie from Franklin, MI on 6/2/13
Brandon is a really great tutor. He is always prepared and great at teaching. I highly recommend using him as a tutor.
Brandon replied on 6/3/2013:
Thank you very much for your feedback, Natalie. It is a pleasure assisting your son with his Probability & Statistics course at MSU.
He is doing very well so far, and I look forward to more of the same in the immediate future!
Nicole from Clawson, MI on 5/14/13
For my algebra courses Brandon has been extremely helpful in helping me understand the different concepts that I am working with and helpful solutions to further my understanding of the material. He has saved me time and helped alleviate the frustration that I typically associate with Algebra, much better than the instructors I have had.
Brandon replied on 5/15/2013:
Thank you for the positive feedback, Nicole. It is a pleasure assisting you with your mathematics curriculum. I'm elated that you find our sessions enjoyable, because I do as well. I look forward to helping you create even more success!
NASEEM from West Bloomfield, MI on 5/14/13
He is an excellent teacher and thanks for help in the AP Physics.
Brandon replied on 5/15/2013:
You're quite welcome, Naseem. Your son is a very intelligent and hard-working young man. I am confident that he performed well on his AP Physics B examination.
This entire experience has been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for this opportunity!
"The Best Decision I've Made"
Benjamin from Bloomfield Hills, MI on 4/28/13
Brandon helped me with my Honors Physics course at Andover. We met at his house, and his office/study was always comfortable and quiet. We covered a wide-variety of topics including kinematics, gravitation, conservation of energy & momentum, electric fields & light etc. Brandon provided the content and structural that was missing from my course at school, so I fell much more confident about my understanding of physics and mathematics. I also feel much more prepared for AP Physics C next year and look forward to receiving Brandon's support for that course as well. Brandon definitely has the answer for success, and I highly recommend his services. This has been a wonderful experience for me, and you will be thankful you chose to receive his assistance!
Brandon replied on 5/15/2013:
It it a pleasure to assist you with Honors Physics, Ben. You are a very intelligent young man, and I see very positive experiences for you in AP Physics C next year.
It will be my honor to assist you with that curriculum as well. Keep up the good work!
"The Best Instructor for AP Physics and Mathematics"
Justin from Troy, MI on 4/8/13
I met with Brandon at his home in West Bloomfield for help with my AP Physics B class. We met in a
very quiet and comfortable environment. Brandon always helped me to feel relaxed and confident
with my studies. I enjoyed my time with him, because he seemed to really care about my success (he was patient, friendly, attentive, and hard-working). Our sessions were a lot of fun and very useful. Each week he helped me with my WebAssign homework, made sure I understood the underlying mathematics, and gave me more problems to practice. I understood his instruction much more than the instruction I had been receiving at school. I now have a better understanding of mathematics and physics and a much higher grade in my AP Physics B class. I will make sure to mention you to my friends and family, Brandon. Thank you for your help!
Brandon replied on 4/8/2013:
Justin, your comments flatter me! Thank you for your kind and descriptive words about our interactions.
You responded very well to our sessions, and I'm elated that you have found more success with your coursework.
Keep up the good work, and I wish you good fortune on your upcoming AP examination. Thank you!
"Motivating my hard to reach son."
Pat from Commerce Township, MI on 12/12/12
Brandon has reached my son at a level that his high school physics teacher never could. Suddenly, my son is coming home saying, "I get this, it all makes sense now!" What a wonderful sense of confidence he is developing. Thanks!
Brandon replied on 12/14/2012:
Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Pat! You must be proud to have such an inspired young man as a son! It is a pleasure to assist him with his physics curriculum, and I look forward to more positive experiences in the future!