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Michael R.

Fredericksburg, VA

$49/hr

Specialist in Math, Verbal, and Writing Skills

Background check passed as of 7/18/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Specialist in Math, Verbal, and Writing Skills

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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!

Testimonials

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Rosemary, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/13/14

"Excellent Results And Easy To Work With"

- Joe, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/5/14

"Good Mentor"

- Sean, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/2/14

"A Godsend!!"

- Tina , King George, VA on 8/21/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics
Language:
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry, English,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, GED, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Latin,
Proofreading

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.

ACT Math

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.

Algebra 1

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

Algebra 2

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

Calculus

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

English

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.

Geometry

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

GRE

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

Latin

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.

Prealgebra

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

Reading

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.

SAT Math

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.

SAT Reading

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

Trigonometry

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.

Writing

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.

Providence College
Philosophy and Math
Catholic University of America
Master's
Catholic University of America
PhD

Education

Providence College (Philosophy and Math)

Catholic University of America (Master's)

Catholic University of America (PhD)

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! ...

— Rosemary, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/13/14

Hourly fee

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.

Travel policy

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


About Michael

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!

Testimonials

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Rosemary, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/13/14

"Excellent Results And Easy To Work With"

- Joe, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/5/14

"Good Mentor"

- Sean, Fredericksburg, VA on 11/2/14

"A Godsend!!"

- Tina , King George, VA on 8/21/14

Education

Providence College
Philosophy and Math
Catholic University of America
Master's
Catholic University of America
PhD

Education

Providence College (Philosophy and Math)

Catholic University of America (Master's)

Catholic University of America (PhD)


Tutor Policies

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Michael’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics
Language:
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry, English,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, GED, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Latin,
Proofreading

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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