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Simeon is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever known. I only wish our school system was full of people with half the talent of this man. Simeon has consistently delivered professional, concise, thorough lessons "on-the-fly" with my twin sons via Skype. Simeon has an innate ability to determine exactly where a student's strengths and weaknesses lie, and to quickly formulate a lesson plan that starts precisely where it needs to. His engaging approach captures my sons' attention immediately. Within minutes, he has them laughing and enjoying themselves, while they are learning at an advanced level. How many teachers do you know that could have two 16 year old boys excited about writing essays during their summer vacation? It is not just what is happening during the lessons, but also what is happening between their lessons with Simeon, that continues to impress me. My boys have always been willing to devote time to their studies, but to witness the anticipation with which they approach their weekly assignments is truly inspiring. Their improvement in writing and command of vocabulary has been immediate and recognizable, not just by me, but more importantly, by them. Their confidence in approaching the SAT has grown ten-fold. Thank you, Simeon!
So thrilled with the progress my daughter has made since working with Simeon. Her practice exams have improved significantly since May which has helped boost her confidence. Thanks so much Simeon!
My 14 year daughter began with Simeon when she began to struggle with algebra. Simeon took her back to the basics and taught her techniques that helped her and by the end of the year, she went from a low C to a high A (87%). For the summer time, he has been working with her on her writing skills and she has not only been learning better writing skills but enjoying it as well.
He relates a lot of his writing sessions to the SATS, which has been awesome. He communicates well, and is always on time for our scheduled sessions. He also has available time so that it is easy to find a time that works for him and my daughter. Overall I am very impressed with Simeon and I am excited and happy that he is working with my daughter. She is getting higher grades and is gaining confidence.
Simeon has been providing SAT tutoring to my daughter for the past few months, and she has seen a dramatic improvement in her SAT test scores (300 point overall gain from 1790 to 2090). He gained instant credibility with my daughter from the first lesson. Simeon is an extremely effective motivator that connects well with teenagers, and he is always positive and encouraging. His sense of humor really helps to make the sessions fun and engaging.
I feel fortunate and appreciative to have Simeon as my daughter's tutor, and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Simeon is keeping my son on target and focused. We appreciate his expertise. I can see an improvement in my son's organization.
My daughter has been tutored by Simeon for a few months, and it has really paid off. Her SAT scores went up 350 points from the PSAT!!! (From PSAT to the first SAT, she went up 160, but ultimately from her first SAT to second, she went up another 190, a total of 350 points). He targeted her 'weak' points and kept working with her. Not only was my daughter glowing when she got her scores (which are now in the 85th percentile), Simeon was too - - he genuinely cares about the students he is tutoring. I have nothing but glowing things to say. He is excellent at what he does and he truly cares. I highly recommend Simeon to anyone!!!
-A Proud Parent
I have used WyzAnt in the past and I have to say by far Simeon was that best! He was very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. My daughter was excited about the opportunity to work with him and we hope to use Simeon again in the future!
Simeon has been tutoring my daughter in preparation for the SAT's. Her initial score was about 1580 and after about 6 sessions, she is up to 1900! My daughter thoroughly enjoys the sessions with Simeon and he provides her sufficient motivation to do the work between sessions. They were off to a rough start initially due to my daughter's ever-changing schedule to accommodate swimming season, but now that the season is over, all is well! My daughter highly recommends Simeon as a tutor! Thanks, Simeon and WyzAnt.
My son and I selected Simon as a tutor for SAT prep. After 3 months of lessons, we would strongly recommend Simon to our friends. Simon has plenty of valuable teaching materials. He quickly identified my son’s weaknesses and adjusted program to his individual needs. Always on time, full of great humor and very inspiring for a teenage boy. Thank you Simon.
We were extremely pleased with the work Simeon did with our daughter in preparing for the SAT exam. It was perfect for her, because she has a busy schedule and we would have to fit in sessions at different times of the week depending on her schedule. She scored very well on her first SAT and we are hoping she does even better on exams in the future. Thank you Simeon for all your hard work and commitment!
Simeon builds a connection with the student. That is a huge "easy" start to a great class since the students are not nervous or uncomfortable. They are relaxed and eager to learn Math. My son loves his Pre-Algebra classes and he is always looking forward to having these classes with Simeon.
Simeon is obviously an extremely bright tutor. He is highly knowledgeable, precise, and great at explaining concepts. In addition, he relates very well with my son. He has done a great job in preparing my son for the SATs and also has become a mentor to him. He's more than a tutor, he's become like a big brother to my son. I highly recommend him. Btw, he helped my son get a 2260 (760 R, 740 M, 760 W) on his first SAT attempt which would not have been possible without Simeon's help.
My son was a little apprehensive at first but, after his first lesson with Simeon he was smiling and actually liked it! Simeon relates very well with him and keeps it fun with his stories and jokes! My son has improved his SAT score by over 300 points in just five lessons. We are very happy with the investment we have made in Simeon!
Simeon is an incredibly gifted tutor. He helped bring my son's SAT scores up 200 points in just 4 weeks! Simeon is always on time, he is very easy to reach, provides constant feedback is very nice and he makes learning fun. I am so pleased with Simeon that my daughter will also be preparing for the SAT's under Simeon's tutelage. Thanks again Simeon!
Simeon provided SAT test prep for my nephew. Sessions were conducted via skype/internet. Initially, I had reservations about the effectiveness of such technology but my nephew is more technologically fluent than I am and felt comfortable after the first session. Good thing I deferred to these two. The sessions were structured well and managed efficiently, and Simeon's feedback was direct but measured and constructive. Simeon got to the point quickly and effectively communicated how to approach and break down problems. This environment and style worked perfectly for my nephew, who saw approx. 100-point increases in BOTH the verbal and math sections on the ACTUAL test. Thank you, Simeon.
My son clicked with Simeon and it was a great experience. We are anxiously awaiting our scores and will post more later. My son loved how he could make his own schedule and attend sessions via Skype. Simeon was great at keeping me in the loop.
We were fortunate to meet Simon earlier in the summer and we have not been disappointed. He is very focused and quickly identifies the boys' strengths and weaknesses. He is also patient but firm. He gets the best out of my sons and my sons think he is really "cool". I recently heard them bragging about him to their friends. But more to the point, he is getting results. The boys have improved in all areas and have a better knowledge of what is expected of them in their regular school work as well as their preparation for standardized testing. Bravo Simon. We could not endorse him more enthusiastically!
The sessions I had with Simeon were very helpful and I would advise that anyone who needs help with math, English, etc. to seek Simeon's assistance. After my sessions with him, I now know how to do problems that I could not do before.
Not only has Simeon helped my son with his SAT prep, but he has also help boost his confidence.
My student was not so sure she wanted a math tutor but after talking to her about it, she agreed and is very glad she did! She really enjoys learning form Simeon and says he has helped her grasp things she wasn't sure of. She says he is an excellent teacher and always very positive and nice. Thank you Simeon!
When I began working with Simeon, my individual scores were all below 600. One week after we began working together, my score for Writing improved dramatically. Now, I can easily score well over 700 in the writing section with an essay score of no lower than a probable 11. He makes the math section seem so easy and explains every problem thoroughly until he is convinced that you understand it and any problem similar to it. It has only been little over two weeks since we started working together and my Math score has also improved drastically. He is also very flexible with schedules and knows how to work with different students. We decided that what works for me is taking on each section one at a time. I am truly confident that by the time I take the SAT, my scores will be Ivy-League compatible!
Our Note to Simeon - In one week's time we are already seeing great results and improvement in our son's writing and word use. We appreciate the time and and effort you are sharing with our son. Keep up the good work as he thinks you are "awesome." It will be exciting to see where he will be in a few months from now with this new found knowledge and study skills being taught!
Simeon has a genuine desire to help students achieve their academic goals. I highly value Simeon's caring and compassionate approach toward learning, and his ability to effectively push one to take the time required to master key concepts.
Simeon has a gift. He was able to quickly and efficiently recognize the strengths of both of my sons and build on those strengths to support them in their weaknesses. He meets the student where they are rather than focusing only on the end goal. He explains material and concepts clearly, effectively, and in interesting ways; keeping the student engaged and wanting to know more. I highly recommend Simeon for any subject area.
Simeon has helped my daughter prepare for her SATs. She looks forward to her lessons and says she is learning a lot.
My daughter has been working with Simeon for a month in order to prepare for her SAT exam. She has huge gaps in her education, which Simeon immediately found and proceeded, with great patience, to guide her through the work. My daughter has gained as much in self confidence as she has in knowledge, through her work with Simeon. Simeon has even inspired her to spend time doing extra work outside of tutoring sessions, using her new found confidence in herself, to blossom and grow! I have no doubts that she will do much better on her SAT when she takes it and I highly recommend Simeon to any parent or student seeking to improve and gain a love for learning.
Simeon is good! Though we started fairly recently, he is really good and we are confident he will make a quick turnaround.
Simeon is such an amazing Math teacher! I really disliked math for the last five years, but had used to love it, and he was able to raise my esteem and help me feel like I could complete problems on my own. He was patient and very good at explaining things when I got stuck.
Simeon was so very accommodating with setting up a time to meet and introduce himself as a tutor for my daughters who are studying for their SATs. They were hesitant at first but after a few minutes with Simeon I could hear them laughing. After their first visit together they told me he was awesome! They said they learned so much just in the first session together and said he was funny and made learning just as fun. They are looking forward to working with him twice a week for SAT math, reading and writing tutoring. From my perspective Simeon is very professional and very accommodating. I am just as excited as my daughters to have him be their instructor the next few months!
I dropped out of High School in 2009 for a variety of factors, namely anxiety and what I now recognize as ADHD. Four years later, I am ready to continue my education. Simeon reached out to me in February and the progress I have made in preparation for the SAT and college admissions has been profound. I feel incredibly fortunate that we crossed paths, and for the first time I feel hopeful about my future. Simeon is patient, understanding and is willing to approach teaching in a way that caters to his specific students. This method has been beyond helpful and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to drastically improve their performance and education.
Simeon is teaching math to my home-schooled teenage daughter and she is doing really well. Simeon had no trouble finding the best starting point for her and she is doing better than ever in math. In addition to being easy to understand, patient and light-hearted, Simeon is also flexible when our schedules need that and the Skype sessions are easy for everyone. I really can't recommend Simeon enough!
Your daughter is an amazing student. She is diligent, persistent, and deeply creative. She'll probably grow up to cure cancer. Or invent cold fusion. Or both!
My first lesson with Simeon went great, he was very patient and didn't get flustered. I haven't done math in 10 years and he helped me out more in 1 hour then I could trying to study by myself. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
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