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Ron C.

Newtown, PA

$68/hr

Math Tutoring & Test Prep at its Best

Background check passed as of 12/18/13
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Math Tutoring & Test Prep at its Best

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No one has more experience. No one has more expertise. Over the last 15 years I've worked for several different test-prep companies. All were pretty good, but my instruction incorporates the best techniques from each place. There are a lot of SAT coaches who CLAIM to be experts. I PROVE my expertise by showing you my perfect 800 score on the SAT Subject Test, mathematics level 2. I'm not too shabby at reading and writing, either.

Unlike the one-size-fits-all test-prep courses, and the overly-structured national tutoring companies, I always customize my methods and presentation for the student at hand. There is a big difference between a student striving for 700s on the SAT and one hoping to reach the 500s. Likewise, a student struggling with Algebra I is a far cry from one going for an A in honors pre-calculus. I am comfortable and experienced with all levels of students.

Because many of my students have achieved dramatic increases in their scores, some people get the impression that I am mainly an SAT coach. Such is NOT the case. I have tutored hundreds of students in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to graduate-level statistics. I am a state-certified math teacher, grades 7-12, with seven years of classroom teaching experience.

I am a graduate of the College of William Mary (BA - Mathematics) and the NJ Institute of Technology (MS - Applied Science). But, my greatest qualifications come from years of experience in the real world.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your educational goals.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Sharon, Pennington, NJ on 11/1/14

"Professional & knowledgeable--I would highly recommend Ron."

- Shannon, Warrington, PA on 11/19/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jill, Newtown, PA on 11/5/14

"Helpful SAT Math Tutor"

- Kyle, Jamison, PA on 11/3/14

"Great Tutor "

- Jean, Warminster, PA on 6/16/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Terrie, Levittown, PA on 4/28/14

"Reliable SAT Tutor"

- Kevin, Langhorne, PA on 2/3/14

"Fantastic tutor."

- Kim, Southampton, PA on 12/30/13

"Great Tutor"

- Arash, Buckingham, PA on 8/19/13

"Great Tutor and gets results!"

- Brandon, Richboro, PA on 6/13/13

"Very knowledgeable."

- Debbie, Perkasie, PA on 5/24/13

"Excellent Motivating Tutor"

- Diane, North Wales, PA on 5/23/13

"Very good tutor!"

- Cathy, Newtown, PA on 2/19/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT has made huge gains in popularity over the last couple of years. Many students believe they can score higher on the ACT than on the SAT.
The ACT math questions are more straight-forward than those on the SAT, and the ACT reading passages are at a slightly lower level, but many students struggle with the ACT's science section. Also, the ACT covers trig and elements of pre-calculus while the SAT goes only through Algebra 2.

ACT Science

A major difference between the SAT and the ACT is that the ACT has a science section. Without good reading and analytical skills, it is hard to score well on the ACT science test.

Algebra 1

Learn Algebra 1 right and it will go a long way toward making subsequent math courses easy. Fail to learn it right and you will be in big trouble the rest of the way. I teach it right.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a lot harder than it used to be. It's also more important than it used to be because algebra 2 concepts are included on the new SAT.

English

It is such a shame that English is not rigorously taught at most schools today. I can remember strict teachers drilling proper English usage into my head: diagramming sentences, looking up words in the dictionary, re-writing papers that my teachers knew I didn't put much effort into.
My credentials are in math, but my English skills aren't far behind.

Geometry

Most people think of geometry as a math course, which, of course, it is. However, it is also a reasoning course and a language course. The reasoning and language parts present the major stumbling blocks for students. I believe that geometry is among the hardest subjects to teach and to tutor. But... I love it!

Grammar

Math education has improved in recent decades while grammar education has suffered. I had tough, old-school English teachers and professors, which is why my grammar skills surpass those of many English teachers I have known.

Praxis

I am a certified math teacher (NJ grades 7-12) with 7 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, including the supervision of student teachers. I have worked as a tutor since 1998, helping students mainly in math and SAT/ACT prep, but also in many other subjects, including PRAXIS levels 1 and 2. My formal education was attained at first-rate schools and I have always scored very high on standardized tests. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Precalculus

This is the math course that drives high school students crazy, even more so than calculus. It is also my favorite subject to tutor. My qualifications for tutoring precalculus are based on long experience and a perfect 800 score on the SAT subject test, level 2, without a graphing calculator.

Probability

Probability is perhaps the most fascinating topic in all of mathematics.
As a young graduate student, I had a probability professor who was a professional gambler and a world-class backgammon player. I have been fascinated with the subject ever since.

SAT Math

Unlike most coaches, who specialize in only one section of the SAT, I have long experience and expertise in all three parts of the test.

SAT Reading

The reading section of the SAT, like the math section, is much more challenging than it used to be. Understanding many of the passages requires college level reading ability. Although my degrees and certifications are in mathematics, I am highly literate and have helped many students make dramatic gains in their reading scores. I prep students for all three parts of the SAT, including the essay.

SAT Writing

Writing skills and grammar are not taught as rigorously as they used to be. Chances are, even if you've attended good schools and gotten good grades, your skills are not adequate to achieve a good score on the SAT writing section.

I studied reading and writing under strict, old-school English teachers and professors, which is one reason why my verbal skills exceed those of most English teachers today.

I have been helping students raise their scores on all three SAT sections for many years. I can do the same for you.

Vocabulary

Sadly, most of today's students have very limited vocabularies. This detracts from their reading comprehension and essay writing, thereby huring their scores on the SAT and other standardized tests.

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
mathematics
NJ Institute of Technology
Master's
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (mathematics)

NJ Institute of Technology (Master's)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — Ron has been an amazing tutor. Our son was undecided between the SAT and the ACT. Ron was able to tutor him in both at the level he needed with extra attention to the areas our son needed. Our son's scores on the SAT went up almost 400 points after a summer of twice weekly, one hour sessions. I recommend Ron highly. With our first 2 sons, we used the Princeton review and Stanley Kaplan small group ...

— Sharon, Pennington, NJ on 11/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $68.00

Travel policy

Ron will travel within 15 miles of Newtown, PA 18940.


About Ron

No one has more experience. No one has more expertise. Over the last 15 years I've worked for several different test-prep companies. All were pretty good, but my instruction incorporates the best techniques from each place. There are a lot of SAT coaches who CLAIM to be experts. I PROVE my expertise by showing you my perfect 800 score on the SAT Subject Test, mathematics level 2. I'm not too shabby at reading and writing, either.

Unlike the one-size-fits-all test-prep courses, and the overly-structured national tutoring companies, I always customize my methods and presentation for the student at hand. There is a big difference between a student striving for 700s on the SAT and one hoping to reach the 500s. Likewise, a student struggling with Algebra I is a far cry from one going for an A in honors pre-calculus. I am comfortable and experienced with all levels of students.

Because many of my students have achieved dramatic increases in their scores, some people get the impression that I am mainly an SAT coach. Such is NOT the case. I have tutored hundreds of students in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to graduate-level statistics. I am a state-certified math teacher, grades 7-12, with seven years of classroom teaching experience.

I am a graduate of the College of William Mary (BA - Mathematics) and the NJ Institute of Technology (MS - Applied Science). But, my greatest qualifications come from years of experience in the real world.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your educational goals.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Sharon, Pennington, NJ on 11/1/14

"Professional & knowledgeable--I would highly recommend Ron."

- Shannon, Warrington, PA on 11/19/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jill, Newtown, PA on 11/5/14

"Helpful SAT Math Tutor"

- Kyle, Jamison, PA on 11/3/14

"Great Tutor "

- Jean, Warminster, PA on 6/16/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Terrie, Levittown, PA on 4/28/14

"Reliable SAT Tutor"

- Kevin, Langhorne, PA on 2/3/14

"Fantastic tutor."

- Kim, Southampton, PA on 12/30/13

"Great Tutor"

- Arash, Buckingham, PA on 8/19/13

"Great Tutor and gets results!"

- Brandon, Richboro, PA on 6/13/13

"Very knowledgeable."

- Debbie, Perkasie, PA on 5/24/13

"Excellent Motivating Tutor"

- Diane, North Wales, PA on 5/23/13

"Very good tutor!"

- Cathy, Newtown, PA on 2/19/13
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Education

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
mathematics
NJ Institute of Technology
Master's
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (mathematics)

NJ Institute of Technology (Master's)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Newtown, PA 18940

Ron’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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