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Paul W.

Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring and Test Prep

Brooklyn, NY (11225)

Travel radius
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I have been tutoring and teaching since I was a high school student myself. I am very patient and never judgmental; I work with learners of all ages and skill levels. My past clients have ranged from those looking to score 2300+ on the SAT to those looking to pass their GED. I work with students on their classwork and with people preparing to take important exams.

I have taught classes and done individual tutoring for SAT and GRE prep for Kaplan. This includes math, verbal, and analytical writing; in short, all sections of these exams. I have helped students prepare for the GED, NYS Regents, and with high school homework in math, English, economics, history, Spanish, French, social studies, and more. I help my students master not only the material they need to learn, but also their confidence in being able to do well in class and on tests. I have lots of experience in helping others learn how to manage their test anxiety, so they can do their best without nerves getting in their way.

I have degrees from Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and Georgetown. I have achieved perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and GRE. But more than just being a good student and test-taker myself, I have learned to really listen to my clients needs and present new information in a variety of ways until we find one together that clicks, and the student has that enlightening moment of reaching a new level of understanding.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means that you will still be billed if you cancel a session less than 24 hours in advance. (I instated this policy to be able to plan my schedule with reasonable certainty to serve my many students.)

I look forward to meeting you and helping you successfully work towards your goals.

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Paul’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS, STATA
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish, SPSS, Statistics

Algebra 1

Algebra has always been one of my strongest subjects. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in algebra and geometry. In teaching algebra, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best.

Algebra 2

Algebra has always been one of my strongest subjects. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in various levels of algebra. In teaching algebra, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best. Higher level algebra is a particularly fun subject for me, as it gets more conceptual and less mechanical than lower levels of math classes.

Econometrics

I have taken over 5 semesters of econometrics courses at the Ph.D. level. My grades were consistently in the range of A- to A. I frequently helped my classmates complete their homework and prepare for exams.

Economics

I have a Master's in economics and have completed all my Ph.D. coursework in economics as well. Needless to say, after many years of focusing on the subject and studying it in depth, I can help guide you in your studies of economics, be it at the high-school level or in your own Ph.D. coursework.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored students in primary school in a variety of subjects, from math to English to social studies. I particularly like working with K-6 students, since the subjects are usually basic enough for me to put my full attention into understanding the needs of the students and how best to communicate new concepts to them to help them understand the material, which is what the real function of a tutor is all about. I am very patient with young students who are struggling with concepts. I explain things in a variety of ways until the idea clicks for the student and starts to take root.

French

I have studied French for many years and now speak, read, and write it fluently. I lived in Paris for one year, and have worked in several Francophone countries over the years. I can help you make significant progress in your French studies, from the perspective of someone who has traveled the same path.

Geometry

Geometry has long been a strong subject for me. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in geometry. In teaching geometry, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best. Some students really respond to visual representations of the material, while others have an easier time with formulas and algebraic expressions. I am comfortable presenting the material either way, according to what works best for the student.

GRE

I have taught GRE classes and done one-on-one tutoring for Kaplan. I can help you master all the material the test covers as well as giving you strategies for managing your time during the exam to maximize your score. I can also help you with strategies for managing any test-taking anxiety you have, so it does not get in your way.

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Math section. I can walk you through all the material on this section step-by-step as well as give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Reading section. Reading on the SAT can feel a bit subjective at times, but I can show you the ways to see through the questions to know what the test makers are looking for. I can walk you through all the material on this section step-by-step as well as give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

SAT Writing

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Writing section. While this section can feel subjective, I can show the template for the essay that will get you a high score and review all the grammar rules the multiple choice sections cover. I will also give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

Spanish

I have studied Spanish for many years and now speak, read, and write it fluently. I have lived and worked in several Spanish-speaking countries and for two years at the Inter-American Development Bank, a bilingual institution where meetings were routinely conducted in Spanish. I am familiar with many different accents from across the Spanish-speaking world. I can help you learn Spanish, from the perspective of someone who has been there myself.

Statistics

I have taken many semesters of statistics coursework at the graduate level. My way of explaining statistics tends more towards the intuitive and less towards the mathematical, although I can cover that too. So hopefully it helps you understand what the concepts mean, and complements the material you have covered in class, where you talk about how to calculate things.

World History

When I was in high school, I won an award for being the top history student in my class of over 500 students. I took several more world history classes in college and did quite well in them. But more than just helping my students memorize facts, I strive to help them think about their history coursework in a more integrated fashion, and work on building up the reading comprehension and writing skills that are necessary to succeed in this subject.

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Education

Georgetown University (International Studies)

Harvard University (Master's)

University of California at Berkeley (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — Over the course of a summer, Paul helped me prepare for the math and verbal sections of the GRE. He helped bring my scores up tremendously. He is patient, skilled and genuinely cares about his students. I recommend him to anyone prepping for standardized tests. ...

— Stephanie from Brooklyn, NY on 9/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225.

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