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Brandon S.

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West Bloomfield, MI (48322)

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"Helped to change the way I approach my life."

- Rene, Sterling Heights, MI on 11/17/13
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!

"Inspired Me to Reach Heights I Didn't Know Were Possible"

- DeVaughn, Farmington, MI on 8/15/14
Brandon replied on 8/17/2014

It was a pleasure assisting you with your accelerated calculus course, DeVaughn. Now that you have completed the course, I am confident you can appreciate how much work it is to manage accelerated mathematics and science courses.

That being said, you responded very well to my instruction and scored much higher than your peers (according to the online statistics); you should be very proud of your results, because calculus causes difficulties for many students.

I wish you good fortune for the future, DeVaughn. Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

"Brandon knows and can teach subject areas--but it was too much drama for us!! (Part 2)"

- Dan, Northville, MI on 8/13/14
Brandon replied on 8/16/2014

Again, I am sorry this situation overall was not positive for you. I want to provide helpful information in hopes that you will feel better about your experience. I always ask parents and/or students what could be improved before they leave feedback for our sessions (star ratings and/or reviews). I want my services to improve with time, and this gives me an excellent opportunity to learn from those I serve. You and I did this on a few occasions and always reached an understanding. I appreciate your patience and willingness to assist me with this endeavor. On occasion, scheduling has been challenging this summer, because I have had a few students coming and going due to camps, summer vacations, and personal emergencies. I have not experienced as much of this in the past and apologize for any inconveniences. During the school year I dedicate weekdays, until 9:00 pm, and both Saturdays and Sundays to my students; I want to provide as much flexibility and availability as possible. I also have a 36 hour cancellation policy listed on my profile, so cancelling one week ahead of time has always been sufficient. The only time cancellations impact the "integrity of my business" is when they occur less than 36 hours before our scheduled times. I believe you are referring to the few times this occurred. My work is very important to me, so I must enforce this policy to sufficiently accommodate all of my students. By the way, after my first session with Joe I stated, "I will definitely be putting in the good word for you, so I hope you will be putting in the good word for me as well." I said this, because your son is extremely intelligent for his age, and I was thoroughly impressed by his abilities. I wanted to let him know he did an excellent job and to verify that he was satisfied with my coaching. I'm glad that he was, because he and I accomplished great feats together after that time. Dan passed his Calculus and accelerated Physics courses, Joe passed the first half of his Honors Algebra 2 placement examination with only six weeks of instruction, and I taught Joe almost all of introductory mechanics this summer solely through my own efforts. In my opinion, this is a job well done. I also consider both of your sons exceptional people and believe they will continue to be successful in the future. Good fortune to you and your children. If you would ever like to discuss this situation further, please contact me. Thank you for this opportunity.

"Brandon knows and can teach subject areas--but it was too much drama for us!! (Part 1)"

- Joe, Northville, MI on 8/13/14
Brandon replied on 8/16/2014

I am sorry you do not feel this was a positive experience overall. I always try my best with parents and students and am usually extremely successful. I have accepted this situation as an inherent part of my work and only wish for it to improve. Every student, with whom I have met through Wyzant, has met at my residence. I am able to offer extended hours and a quiet learning environment. There are almost always family members at home, and this is why I could not allow Dan to wait for Joe inside my residence; my family deserves some privacy and has household responsibilities. These necessities make it difficult to fulfill such requests, and this is the reason I offer live streaming video. I did not know you felt uncomfortable with our arrangement until now, and had I known, I definitely would have tried to work with you. Most of my students meet for 2-4 hours/week. Dan was enrolled in university calculus and physics courses simultaneously. He was also enrolled in an accelerated (six week) physics course. These were the only reasons for needing to meet 5-6 hours/week for a couple of demanding weeks and 3-4 hours/week for more manageable weeks. In fact, Dan and I did not meet at all for a few weeks per his request, and even though I did not believe this was advisable at the time, I respected his wishes. Additionally, I always actively engaged both of your sons with their studies. I am a natural teacher, so it is really impossible for me to watch someone else work without trying to help. I almost always have something to offer and work extremely diligently to serve my students and their parents; I love what I do and take great pride in my work. I wish you and your children good fortune. If you would like to discuss this situation further, please contact me. There is nothing more I would like than for you to feel as though this was a very positive experience. In my opinion, it definitely was. Thank you.

"Excellent! Thanks for helping my son through Physics and Algebra!"

- Deborah, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 6/9/14
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, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 4/2/14
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, Franklin, MI on 3/4/14
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, West Bloomfield, MI on 1/27/14
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, Lake Orion, MI on 7/10/13
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!

"Great tutor."

- Natalie, Franklin, MI on 6/2/13
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!

"Highly recommended."

- Nicole, Clawson, MI on 5/14/13
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, West Bloomfield, MI on 5/14/13
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, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 4/28/13
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, Troy, MI on 4/8/13
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, Commerce Township, MI on 12/12/12
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!

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