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Though I am new to Wyzant, I am trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan (the leading test prep company), and have spent two years teaching at the college freshman level. When tutoring students in my specialties—math, verbal, and writing skills—I also share with them the same test-preparation and test-taking techniques that I used myself to score 780 math/770 verbal on the SAT, and to earn perfect scores (800s) on the GRE math and verbal. In addition to preparing students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GED exams, I also tutor younger students in math and English for success in middle school and high school.

Whether a student is looking for help with algebra equations or with the SAT writing section, I usually ask him or her to complete a brief diagnostic test before our first meeting. I then use this assessment to identify the areas in which the student needs to improve, so that we can focus our time on strengthening these weaknesses from the very first lesson. By assigning challenging homework and reviewing it at the student’s own pace, I ensure that he or she makes steady progress without being overwhelmed.

Although my current rate per student is $45 an hour, students who meet with me in groups receive a discount of 10% off for every student after the first one and up until the fifth one; in other words, two students who meet with me at the same time each get 10% off, three students each get 20% off, four each get 30% off, and five or more each get 40% off. There are also discount packages that individual students can obtain with Wyzant of 5%, 10%, or 15% off of my hourly rate.

Since my only goal is to help you achieve yours, I do not bill for any lesson with which the student or parent is not entirely satisfied, and I frequently ask for feedback. Also, while I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up sessions at no extra cost.

My schedule is very flexible, so I try to accommodate the student’s own schedule as much as possible. I prefer to meet in group study rooms that I reserve at one of the five Fredericksburg area libraries (Central Rappahanock Headquarters, England Run, Salem Church, Porter, and Snow), since these are optimal places to get a lot of work done together, but I am open to other locations that are more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you!

Michael tutored my son in Latin, and was outstanding! His subject matter knowledge was superb but even better was his patience and perseverance with a very difficult student. Michael worked with him to gain his trust and confidence and the results were immediate. My son's grades started improving as did his approach to learning a very difficult subject. I wholeheartedly recommend Michael!

We have had nothing but great results working with Michael. My daughter was frustrated and getting lost with the fast pace the teacher was trying to keep. She was an honor student who just couldn't keep up in her advanced Math Analysis class, along with everything else she was doing. Michael helped her see things more clearly, and she is doing a much better job with the pace of the class. She was having trouble understanding the work she was doing sometimes until Michael helped her out. Her grades just keep getting better and better. He helped her to realize that she knows the stuff better than she thought she did and has helped change her outlook into a positive one that produces great results and success. I absolutely would recommend you give him a call. I guarantee he will help you and he is incredibly easy to work with.

I have worked with a couple of different tutors now. He was able to quickly ramp up and figure out where things were at. He took the time to help me understand the problems due to my confusion or lack of fundamentals. I recommend him if your child is not grasping the concepts at school. He kept things light and was able to clearly communicate with me the concepts I needed in an advanced math.

Michael was wonderful and his schedule was flexible as well! After just three short tutoring sessions, my son's test score improved 300%!!! Thanks so much!

Math:

ACT Math,
English:

ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
Science:

Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics
Language:

Latin
Business:

GRE
Homeschool:

Algebra 1,
Test Preparation:

ACT English,
ACT Math,
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After scoring a 780 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics in college, and scored an 800 on the GRE Math. I have also been trained in GRE instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good strategies for the Math sections on standardized tests in general.

I scored 780 on the SAT math. I was a mathematics major in college, and I scored 800 on the GRE math.

I scored 780 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and I scored 800 on the GRE Math.

After majoring in Mathematics at Providence College, I scored an 800 (the highest score possible) on the GRE Math.

I scored a "5" on both AP English exams. I scored 770 on the SAT Verbal. I earned A's in four college English courses. I scored 800 on the GRE Verbal. I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.

I scored 780 in SAT math. I majored in mathematics at Providence College. I scored 800 in GRE math.

After earning perfect scores (800s) on the GRE Math and Verbal sections, I was trained in GRE instruction by a leading test-prep company.

After winning 2nd place in the Classical Association of Virginia (CAV) Latin III test, I earned a "5" (the highest score possible) on both the AP Latin Language and AP Latin Literature exams. I am currently using my Latin translation skills to help me write a dissertation on a medieval philosopher who wrote exclusively in Latin.

After getting a 780 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics during college, and scored an 800 on the GRE Math.

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.

I scored 780 on the SAT Math. I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. I scored 800 on the GRE Math. I have been trained by Kaplan in teaching the GRE.

I scored 770 on the SAT Verbal. I scored 800 on the GRE Verbal. I have been trained by Kaplan in teaching the GRE.

After getting a 780 on the SAT Math test (out of 800), I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 (out of 800) on the GRE Math test.

My college major was Philosophy, which required a lot of writing. I scored a "5" on both the AP English Language and Composition and the AP English Literature and Composition exams. I wrote commentary for the college newspaper. I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on writing papers. I am currently writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy.

**Outstanding Tutor!** —
Michael tutored my son in Latin, and was outstanding! His subject matter knowledge was superb but even better was his patience and perseverance with a very difficult student. Michael worked with him to gain his trust and confidence and the results were immediate. My son's grades started improving as did his approach to learning a very difficult subject. I wholeheartedly recommend Michael!
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Standard Hourly Fee: $49.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

*Students meeting with me in groups each get 10% off my hourly rate for every student after the first and up until the fifth--i.e. 10% for two, 20% for three, 30% for four, and 40% for five or more.*

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22406.

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