- Jason, Newport News, VA on 11/9/14
My only regret is that I should have got him sooner in the semester. He is a tremendous help, and he sure knows how to break down problems to help me understand better.
"Patient, knowledgeable, and reliable "
- Pamela, Keyport, WA on 6/26/14
My daughter learned a lot of strategies for handling her ACT testing and she had nothing but rave reviews for Raf's tutoring style and character. His guidance was essential in reducing her anxiety about testing. We are happy we found him.
- Sharon, Poquoson, VA on 6/8/14
Raf has awesome teaching abilities. He figured out our daughter's learning style the first time he tutored her in Algebra 1. She is smiling after doing Math now. We will continue to use Raf as long as she has Math requirements to fulfill! Fast response, and great time management too.
- Wogahata, Newport News, VA on 6/7/14
I am very pleased and thankful to have had such a great tutor like Raf! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in a tutor. He is kind, patient, and takes the time to explain things that may not make sense. He is very professional and has the experience to show that he knows what he is talking about.
- Naomi, Yorktown, VA on 4/30/14
Raf is able to create an environment in which my math-phobic son can feel unthreatened enough to learn. He explains things thoroughly without assuming knowledge that might not be there, and manages to do so without being belittling.
- Jewel, Hampton, VA on 3/12/14
My son passed the ASVAB after studying with Raf. He understood the material, and knew what to look for on the test.
- Wendy, Yorktown, VA on 3/12/14
Raf is excellent. The way he explains/teaches worked wonders for my daughter. Her grades improved immediately and so did her confidence in math.
- Kee, Great Mills, MD on 12/22/13
Raf is awesome!! I have no other words for him. I was struggling to pass the ASVAB. He's patient and diligent in working with you to show you different ways to get the correct answer for this test. It feels great to say I passed! I recommend Raf for all math subjects. Thanks Raf!
"Very knowledgeable and understanding!"
- Maria, Williamsburg, VA on 11/25/13
Raf is very knowledgeable and understanding, and it shows in his tutoring. He allows my daughter to work through problems herself and steps in when necessary, elaborating on different kinds of solutions so as to touch on what my daughter might understand best. My daughter says Raf is very patient and thorough, again explaining problems from various points of view until reaching one that my daughter could understand. She never felt pressured at any moment, which was nice. I feel my daughter is in good hands with Raf.
Thanks Raf for helping our daughter overcome her fear of Math. Here is what she has to say...."I've appreciated Raf's patience and thoroughness the entire time he has tutored me. He definitely mitigated my fear of math and caused me to realize that if I take a step back and weigh my options, the problem is never as hard as I make it out to be in my head. Great tutor. Thanks Raf!"
- Claude, Newport News, VA on 8/21/13
Mr. Raf should be the standard setter for all tutors. He is very professional and caring. At each session he presented a well thought-out lesson plan, which was challenging and detailed. The thing that impressed me the most is the recap of each session and his plan for the next. He has truly given me and my son hope for the future. I would strongly recommend Mr. Raf to anyone. I can go on and on with a number of adjectives about him, but I won't. I will simply put in the following two, "Life Changer". Thank you Mr. Raf.
"Excellent Tutor - Excellent Feedback"
- Laureen, Newport News, VA on 7/16/13
After the first tutoring session, Rafael provided my son with shortcuts/tips to work his math problems and provided excellent feedback after each session. My son was never excited about doing math but he became more motivated and looked forward to the next session. The main focus of the tutoring sessions was to pass the ASVAB. HE PASSED! Thanks Rafael for all your help and expertise!
"He is giving me self-confidence again. "
- Denisse, Newport News, VA on 6/5/13
As Raf knows I am not a young student and he was very professional with his demeanor and his approach to my questions. He was able to refresh me on lessons on Math and English which I couldn't quite remember. I definitely recommend Raf because of his extensive background and the fact that he does not make you feel as though you’re not that knowledgeable. Thanks Raf, looking forward to seeing you again.
- Karen, Newport News, VA on 5/23/13
Rafael has made a tremendous difference in my son's ability to understand his calculus class! Rafael is always on time, quick to give feedback with my son's tutoring lesson, and is easy to reach by phone or email. My son has said that "Rafael is able to break the math problems down so that it is not so confusing." Great job Rafael!
"Patient, thorough, easy to work with."
- Diana, Williamsburg, VA on 5/4/13
My 15-yr old son has been very encouraged and relieved after working with Raf three times now. His first words were, "Why can't HE be my teacher?" My son said Raf is easy to work with, explains things in a way he can understand, and he felt calm. As a mom, that makes me feel very relieved and excited about the next sessions! Raf was kind, professional, on-time, and explained himself and what he does very well. I would highly recommend him!
- Yen, Newport News, VA on 3/5/13
Son was very satisfied after first session, he said it helped have a better understanding of the material and he will be continuing to go back to Raf.
"Very good tutor."
- Ian, Yorktown, VA on 2/28/13
Raf is a very good tutor on many subjects and is adaptable to what my son needs for each week.
- Heather, Williamsburg, VA on 11/20/12
Rafael is very patient and seems to really enjoy tutoring. He is extremely knowledgeable, and easily transfers his knowledge in a very professional, yet effective manner. My son has only 3 sessions with him but his grades are improving. Now instead of I can’t do it or getting frustrated and giving up my son seems to be more interested in learning and trying harder. Having a son with ADD is a challenge but with Rafael as his tutor I feel he will grasp the concept and improve in Geometry. Thank you to WyZant and thank you Rafael.
"Quick response/easy to get a hold of"
- Roxana, Williamsburg, VA on 10/9/12
It was very quick and easy to get a hold of this tutor. I had an initial response within hours and I was able to start the first tutoring class within days. My brother said that he learned a lot from his first tutoring session, the tutor explained information well and made it easy to understand. This tutor has good communication skills, he is able to break down problems that the student is struggling with in way that is much easier to comprehend. He has a lot of knowledge with arithmetic reasoning and definitely passes that along to his students. I would highly recommend this tutor if someone is looking to improve their arithmetic or math knowledge. I see a vast improvement after the first few lessons. My brother is able to apply arithmetic reasoning to solve problems that he couldn't solve before. It's been a very good experience working with this tutor.
"Jumps Right In"
- Lee, Yorktown, VA on 8/11/12
The very first tutoring session, he jumped right in by looking at an ACT math practice test my daughter had taken and teaching her how to do the questions she missed. He is teaching her the "tricks" to solving the more involved questions quickly. He is also challenging her with more practice questions to ensure she is retaining what he is teaching. The plan is to have my daughter ready to retake the ACT test n one month with a top composite score, and he seems to be on track for helping her do just that.