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Stephen U.

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Long Island City, NY (11101)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$90.00
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About Me

I graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2006 with a BA in History and minors in Political Science and Classics. I am a member of Pi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society as well as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the honors society for government. I have been involved in tutoring since high school and have been doing it professionally for 5 years. My specialties include test preparation (SAT/ACT), history, government, English, writing, and grammar, amongst others.

SAT Prep
I was professionally trained in SAT prep by The Princeton Review. Hundreds of my students have improved their scores dramatically and have received acceptance letters into the colleges of their choice. Across Math, Reading Comprehension, and Grammar, my students averaged a 350 point improvement within a period as short as 6 weeks. I specialize in showing students not just what the correct answer is, but WHY the answer is correct so that the student can more easily generate a correct response come test time. Any tutor on this site can show your child the correct answer; far fewer can aptly explain the reasoning behind it.

Academic Tutoring
I received a 5 on the US History, Chemistry, US Government, Comparative Government, and World History. As a tutor I have helped clients in these subjects as well as the English APs. All of my students improved their scores during their time working with me and many received the perfect score. In humanities related subjects, the ability to think critically trumps the ability to memorize facts; memorization only helps if that particular question appears on the actual test, whereas if one can think critically, the ability to deduce the answer will come naturally.

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Stephen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Chemistry
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Praxis

I received a 192/200 on the PRAXIS I exam and a 200/200 on the PRAXIS II Subject test. I graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2006 with a BA in History and minors in Political Science and Classics.

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Education

William and Mary

Extremely knowledgeable not just about subject matter. We lucked out with Stephen! He started with our family for AP World; he helped my child make the necessary connections and really made history come alive because he is so passionate about it. In addition to the content, he was able to help her with the how's and why's of the AP test. I have since referred him out for chemistry (and my friend was VERY pleased) as well as geometry. We fully intend ...

— Katie from Great Falls, VA on 5/27/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 5 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101.

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