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Harvard (AB magna cum laude) (European History)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Harvard Business School (Graduate Coursework)
Students tell me that I help them to become more successful than they ever thought possible.
I have long been sought by the most effective people in the world to help them advance the state of the art in what they do. From these experiences, I have a unique perspective on what it takes to be extraordinarily effective in important tasks. I take delight in meeting and sharing these insights with young people and seeing them excel beyond their dreams.
The difference between someone who is outstanding in performing a task and someone who is average can usually be found in only two to eight practices ... which are unique to that individual. My strength is quickly identifying these differences and demonstrating easy ways to eliminate them. Consequently, my students rapidly become the highest performers in their classes and schools. When it comes time to apply to a highly competitive college, professional or graduate school, or for a job, these students are highly sought by admissions officers and employers. My students obtain merit scholarships and bonuses seldom offered to others.
I am good at explaining subjects in simple English in many different ways so that it's simple and fast for someone to learn. For instance, in standardized test preparation, students who can quickly stop doing old practices have told me that they achieved their target scores after only one tutoring lesson. English and writing students usually advance two grade levels within three months. Students who have worked with other tutors say that they learn four to five times faster with me.
Each student is different, and I adjust each session to focus on what will help that student the most. My philosophy is to teach the student to excel beyond what occurs in a classroom ... rather than just cover the subject from the text's perspective.
I love it when my college and high school students send e-mails for help with papers due in a few hours. It's never too late to create a great paper.
Since I teach students to become outstanding and don't need much time to do it, the total cost of working with me is less.
I have an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard with high honors. My thesis was placed in the permanent Harvard archives. I am also a graduate of Harvard Law School. While in law school, I studied marketing and strategy at Harvard Business School.
I am an author or coauthor of 14 nonfiction books, write professionally about business and education as well, and have one global best seller (The 2,000 Percent Solution). Many people describe me as the most popular book reviewer in the world.
I have been a part-time online business, economics, history, law, science, social sciences, and writing professor and tutor for graduate students in more than 60 countries around the world during the last ten years. One of my tutees won the Texty award for writing the best new physics textbook for college students. For over a decade, I've also been teaching art, business, problem solving, and reading in local adult education classes.
Over 50 of my clients for whom I did career counseling went on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
I'm the founder of the 400 Year Project (working since 1995 to develop ways to accomplish 20 times more with the same or less time, money, and effort). Successful breakthroughs have been accomplished in more than 60 countries by people applying the project's methods.
I am also an entrepreneur who has started more than 100 businesses. My main enterprise is a management consulting firm. I am considered an expert on business innovation, business-model innovation, and entrepreneurship. Rather than being someone who just teaches how to do better, I'm someone who has led a life of high accomplishment.
I'm a member of the Massachusetts bar. Students tell me that I help them to become more successful than they ever thought possible.
I have long been sought by the most effective people in the world to help them advance the state of the art in what they do. From these experiences, I have a unique perspective on what it… Read more
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Don's profile says "students tell me that I help them to become more successful than they ever thought possible." Well as a parent, I can tell you that I feel strongly that Don had material impact on how well my son did on his ACT test. He could not have gotten the very high score he did without Don's tutoring.
Don's ability to recognize patterns of weakness, coach my son on how to improve them, recommend material for him to read, test him again, and advise him on what he missed had great impact on the ACT score and has helped him in other ways too.
Here are a list of noticeable improvements:
1. On ACT English, Don helped my son have a better understanding of grammar and punctuation, while he helped him figure out how to decrease making incorrect decisions. As he was figuring this out, I noticed that he was much more confident about this subject.
2. On ACT reading, Don taught my son to focus on the big picture before he he dives into the little ones. He also taught him to have a better understanding of what the author was trying to communicate, which helped him be much better in answering the questions.
I highly recommend Don as a tutor overall, and for ACT specifically.
Massie's son earned the enviable composite on the ACT that should get him into any school he chooses.
Don has been a fantastic tutor and we couldn't be happier that we chose him to help with our daughter’s math SAT prep. After just a few sessions with Don, our daughter’s confidence in her abilities increased as did her speed in solving math problems.
When my daughter first met Don, he began by observing her work through math problems so that he could understand how her thought process worked. It is by this practice that Don was then able to identify her weaknesses and/or strengths and build from there.
Along with helping with math, Don was also able to teach our daughter SAT test-taking strategies that helped her bring her scores up in Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. She scored an 800 on the Reading component on her last SAT.
If you are looking for help in any subject, you would be very fortunate to have Don as your tutor. Aside from being very kind, calm, and patient with his students, Don has a way of explaining concepts that can change the way the student approaches problems.
My daughter previously took an LSAT course from one of the LSAT preparation companies. The score on her practice exams and her understanding of the questions did not really improve. Don worked with her on each section individually and monitored her progress He is a very talented and caring teacher. My daughter had some learning techniques that she needed to let go of. Her final LSAT score improved from her beginning score by about 10 points.
Don helped my daughter by investigating which errors she was making and why she was making them. He picked up on issues and taught my daughter skills that a standardized course really didn't cover. Don tirelessly worked with her on problem areas until those areas were strengthened. Now that the exam is over, we’re very excited and looking forward to applying to some top law schools this year! My daughter and are so grateful for Don’s help.
Don has been my ACT tutor for a few months now and my scores have significantly improved in a relatively short time. He works hard to understand how I think and work through problems, then tackles the issue. He does this by allowing me to work on my own as he observes, then shows me what to do next time to be more successful. This has proved to work much better than simply teaching one way to get the right answer. In fact, he goes through multiple ways of getting the right answer if I have trouble understanding the first method. He is particularly helpful in the science and English sections, as they were my lowest scores when we first began and now both scores have increased by at least 3 points. In addition, Don has introduced me to many ACT books that give thorough reviews in areas which I need improvement that I would not have found on my own. Overall, Don goes above and beyond any other tutor I've had because he truly cares. I highly recommend him to anyone serious about improving their ACT scores.
Parisa continued to improve after sharing this comment. She went on to gain admission to her ideal program at her first choice of colleges.
Don is the greatest! Our daughter has significantly improved her performance in her honors algebra 2 class. We are extremely pleased. Don not only has mastery of the subject matter, but also of encouragement and building self esteem and confidence. Our daughter went into her final exam confident in her abilities and without "test anxiety", we owe this all to Don. Acknowledging that each individual learns differently, Don is flexible and adapts his teaching methods accordingly - something that is attainable in neither public nor private educational facilities (we have experience with both). While Don's hourly rate may be more than others, his time is worth every penny and more! Thank you Don!
Through WyzAnt I have taken a couple tutors but none of them come close to compare to how amazing Don was. He was very patient and honest throughout our sessions together. Don went out of his way to help prepare me for the LSAT. I was very shocked to see how quickly he was able to see the pattern of errors I was making to answering certain questions in the exam. Immediately he gave me useful methods on how to answer the questions effectively and in a quick manner. I love how Don was great at getting straight to the cause of the problem and able to resolve any issues I was having with the exam. I must admit the LSAT exam was one of the most difficult exams I have ever taken. I know for sure that with the helpful assistance of Don, I was able to improve tremendously.
Along with helping me prepare for the LSAT, Don helped me with my applications for law school. Since I am the first from my family to attend law school I had no idea how to write a proper admission paper for law school. With a few short sessions Don and I brainstormed on ideas and in the end the essay turned out incredible! I honestly will never forget Don; he truly did help me and made a huge impact in my life. I would recommend Don to anyone! He is the most extraordinary tutor ever!
My son attends a prestigious NE prep school and noted Donald as the single best teacher he has ever had. After reviewing mistakes made on the math section of the SAT, Donald explained to my son in great detail patterns he saw in his work that needed attention. Don's one page summary of the 2 hour session clearly summarized his strengths and weaknesses. In addition, my son now mindfully approaches the problems and found almost immediate improvement on his practice test following the tutoring session. Donald rocks!
Dianne's son went on to earn a very high SAT score and will be attending his first choice of colleges.
When I first took the SAT last May I performed poorly because I did not know how to actually take the test. I was looking for help and fortunately my dad found Don to help out. From day one he trusted that I could do well with his help and my determination. The reason Don was so helpful to me was that he did not try to teach me some pre-determined style to improving my score on the SAT, but instead he analyzed my learning style in order to teach on a deeper level. When I did not do well or performed well Don was there to push me and remind that I could in fact a lot better than my scores indicted. This approach served to increase my confidence as a test-taker and as a student in school. Donald in the summer encouraged me to study the GRE study guide and at first I thought would be waste of my time but I realized that by studying the GRE, a test much more complex than the SAT, I started to perform better on the SAT simply because my perspective on the SAT changed. I took the SAT again this fall and had a 300 point improvement. Don had taught me a lot over the summer and when I sat down to take the test I knew I was a smarter test-taker. My score had improved a lot and even if it did not I would be happy with what Don taught me because he improved my writing and many other skills that I could use throughout my college career and even after that. He is the best tutor I have ever had and recommend him to anyone who is willing to put in some work.
After we moved to Lexington a few years ago, we realized that our son needed to adjust to the school system's high academic standards. Since then, the middle school kindly arranged several meetings for us to meet his school teachers. They informed us that his English reading and writing were about 3-4 grades below his classmates, which is a big obstacle to his academic success. Although the Lexington middle school has two programs that specifically help him with English learning since then, we thought he still needed tutors in order to catch up with the other students as soon as possible. Over the past a year and a half, we hired three tutors. They were all helpful for our son's English learning. But we believe that Don is the best tutor. After only five lessons with Don, we can already see a big improvement, especially in his English writing, which we believe is the most important skill for his future career. Our son feels very confident about his writing now and can easily write a two-page essay in one to two hours every week. Before studying with Don, we couldn't imagine that he could write even one such paper, no matter how long he spent. In addition, our son has also started reading more challenging books that he did not dare to touch before, such as The Scottish Chiefs. This is a huge improvement for him in only one month. We enthusiastically recommend Don to parents who want their kids to overcome English learning obstacles at a fast pace.
I worked with Don on business writing and storytelling after my first year at Harvard Business School. I was pleased when he created a custom learning plan for me during the start of the first lesson. I expect he can do this for other subjects, as well. He makes every minute count during a lesson. As helpful as his tutoring was, his optimistic temperament impressed me even more. He gave me a safe, calm environment for learning. I recommend that you work with Don. His lessons will help you meet to your goals, and his encouraging energy will enable you to achieve your dreams.
Don is one of the sharpest tutors I've ever met in my life! He is knowledgable, caring and effective. I moved to MA from CA in the beginning of the school year and the new, competitive learning environment stressed me out. Before I started my tutoring session, I had a C+ in my AP WH class and totally lost my confidence. However, after I met Don, everything started to change. During our first lesson, he was able to accurately point out some main problems on my writing without reading my paper and quickly gave me some effective solutions in an one-hour session. As we worked together, my essays became more detailed and concise. By the end of the second quarter, my grade had increased from a C+ to a solid B, and I earned a 5 on my final AP exam, which was something astonishing! I appreciate everything we have done together and believe in that he is the type of tutor that students are looking for.
Don is a great teacher. He has an innate ability to see things from the students perspective and explain to the students where their thought process has gone awry. And to do this in a way that the student can understand. I was struggling with my LSAT score and after a three hour session with Don I was able to see where I was going wrong. He explained it to me so simply and clearly that I was shocked I hadn't noticed it on my own. It was a true "aha" moment. After I explained to him my thought process on the incorrect answers he was able to "get in my head" and help me fix my own thought process. With Don's help I went from in the 60th percentile to the 93rd percentile on my LSAT. A jump of close to 20 points. There is no doubt in my mind that this jump is due in a large part to Don's help, and I believe I could have scored even higher had I gone to Don earlier and had more tutoring sessions with him.
Donald was a great asset to have while preparing for my final exam. We met for 2 hours and in a very relaxed and knowledgeable manner, he helped provide real life examples to all the hypothetical problems that had been confusing me. Thanks to him I went into my final exam ready and confident.
Griff was a student then at a very highly regarded college taking its introductory course in economics. I was able to help him turn the theoretical knowledge presented in lectures and in the text into practical understanding that he could use to devise effective solutions and to answer test questions correctly.
Donald has been very helpful in teaching my daughter in preparing SAT English writing section. With his effective teaching method, my daughter was able to improve her scores in her second try on the SAT. I would recommend Donald for SAT tutoring.
Don is very patient, and know a wide range of knowledge. He helped me to prepare for my TOEFL test and college essays. His suggestions are extremely helpful on my TOEFL test and my score improved from 84 to 103, which, even to myself, is very surprising!
Donald is the most knowledgeable teacher I've ever seen. He is patient, kind and incredibly nice. Because my parents and I are recent immigrants, we can't speak English very well. Fortunately, we met Donald and he taught me a lot of knowledge, which is not only from the book, but also from the American society. Even though sometimes I can't understand clearly, he will repeat it again and again and use lucid language to explain it, until I can absorb it completely.
Also, if my parents have any questions, he will answer them as many as possible. Sometimes, some questions he can't response immediately, he will take notes and research them deeply, because he doesn't want to give us wrong or incomplete answers. In addition, he helped my mom to get ESL lessons and drove there with my mom at the first time in case she couldn't communicate with the teacher well. When I have lesson with him, he always asks my mom how is the ESL class going. We really appreciate him.
Highly recommend him! He is the shortcut for all new immigrants who want to learn English and American culture! We feel lucky to have him.
Don goes at a comfortable pace. He reads my son well and helps my son from where he is ready for. He is patient when my son gets frustrated and helps him to stay calm and enjoy writing.
Don is not only incredibly knowledgeable, he makes learning fun! My daughter feels the bond with the tutor from the beginning. Kids need to be encouraged, and he knows how to do it. After each lesson, we can see the difference Don can make. We feel very lucky to have him.
When I asked my son how he would review Donald, his words were 'brilliant'. He says he is extremely knowledgeable and wonderful teacher with a very wide breath of knowledge. In addition, he was very accommodating to my son's schedule and helped him navigate through some difficult AP material. We highly recommend him.
Donald is a really great tutor! He is easy to reach, always reply my emails really fast. He is very patient and always put so much effort in helping me understand materials even when sometimes the time is not really convenient for him to tutor (rush deadline) but he is always willing to help.
He explains the materials step by step, and in an easy comprehensible language (especially because I'm not a native speaker), that really makes it easy for me to grasp an understanding. He has had a lot of first hand experience in the business world that gives really insightful perspectives on the business cases I encounter in class.
Overall really awesome tutor! Highly recommended for writing, structuring, grammar and business materials.
Our son is 14 and presently in a great private school that ends in 8th grade. He will be going to the public high school starting in 9th grade next year. Since we wanted him to keep up the high academic level that he has been used to, so we started looking for tutors. In finding Donald, I think we hit the jackpot. He has an incredible command over the subject matter and systematically breaks down a writing assignment. The very detailed, yet concise summaries he writes promptly after the tutoring session are extremely helpful. They let us know what was covered during the session and what our son needs to work on for the following week. Donald is extremely kind and caring and goes beyond the call of duty! For Donald teaching is not a job, it's a calling, and that makes all the difference.
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This is a test where speed and accuracy count. By practicing and locating where you make the most incorrect decisions, you can focus your attention on quickly improving your score. By strengthening your understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, I can help you do much better with relatively little effort. One of my most recent students earned a 35 on this part of the ACT. Many people don't think they can learn grammar, punctuation, and spelling if they aren't native speakers. I helped a recent student improve by 8 points who is not a native speaker.
I like the thorough way that ACT math tests pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry. Anyone who has a good grounding in these topics and reads the questions carefully can do almost perfectly. It's a great feeling to prepare a student to do so. One of my most recent students earned a 35 on this part of the ACT. Another of my recent students improved by 10 points on this part of the test after our work together.
ACT Reading calls for making judgments about what authors are trying to accomplish and what their words mean. You'll focus more on the big picture than the little one, a quality that can frustrate some people who like to make fine distinctions. Work with me, and you'll know just how to characterize these reading questions. One of my recent students earned a 34 on this part of the ACT. Many students find it hard to read and answer the questions in the time allowed. I have helped several students to increase their speed in reading and accurately answering questions by more than 100 percent.
As an attorney with training in science, I am familiar with the logic and proofs involved in drawing conclusions from scientific evidence and exhibits. The questions on ACT Science test for understanding such observations and correctly interpreting them in a brief amount of time. I can develop and explain examples in many different scientific contexts to help students. I can show ways to answer the questions faster, as well as more accurately. One of my recent students earned a 35 on this part of the ACT. Another of my students improved by 12 points after tutoring with me.
I love to help youngsters learn Algebra I because it provides so many helpful tools for finding solutions to everyday problems. There's also an element of reading and thinking carefully that helps develop a sense of logic that can be used in other subjects. Also, once someone grasps these concepts, they are rarely forgotten, even late in life. Most students understand almost everything they need to know, but lack enough practice with all types of problems to develop skill and confidence sufficient to do well on math tests. I can easily explain what's missing and provide the necessary practice. Most students don't need many lessons from me to be able to handle this subject on their own.
These are valuable skills to master for higher mathematics. I encourage students to develop a very firm grounding before moving on to other forms of math. Drills are very useful for identifying misunderstandings about how to perform various operations. There are also many resources for obtaining additional insights into how to do this work. I also direct students to those resources when appropriate.
As part of my undergraduate training in history, I studied under many of the world's leading scholars in American history. I'm also the leading online reviewer of American history books. I've read widely in American history and have visited the sites of many major events.
My specialty is improving essay writing. History essays are different than English ones, relying more on logic and factual evidence. There are also more subtle issues of interpretation. I am happy to help students improve in these areas.
Art history has been a passion of mine since I first visited an art museum as a youngster. I've read hundreds of books on the subject, collect art, and write about it.
I have especially deep knowledge of 19th and 20th century art.
I'm a member of the bar in Massachusetts and have practiced here for over 40 years. I am a graduate of Harvard Law School. I can sharpen your ability to answer bar exam questions by helping you review the law, prepare efficient study plans, and gain insights into more efficient ways to develop correct answers.
Bible studies have many great benefits: appreciating God's plan for each of our lives, being aware of the deeper meanings of well-known histories and stories, increasing ability in drawing lessons from Scripture, and applying Biblical lessons to daily issues and problems. Even if you know little or no Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, you can appreciate more of what you read by adding understanding from those languages. I can also assist with reading multiple English translations to gain additional insights.
Even if you have no religious interest in the Bible, knowing Scripture will add many valuable dimensions to your other reading. Almost all Western authors draw references from the Bible to enrich their writing.
I've spent many hours daily in Bible studies for over ten years and have learned many different methods for doing so. I've also studied under many of the most respected Bible scholars.
I hold a full professorship in graduate business studies at an online university where I teach MBA and DBA students in strategy, entrepreneurship, making breakthroughs, and marketing. I am the author or a coauthor of seven business books, including a global bestseller. My specialties are adding and retaining customers, acquisitions, business model development, cost reductions, developing new offerings, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, market research, problem-solving, project management, reducing investment needs, stock-price improvement, and strategy.
I bring a lot of practical knowledge to your business subjects and issues. From these perspectives I can help you grasp case studies and paper topics at a more fundamental level.
I am a professor at an online university where I tutor mid-career graduate students and provide career counseling advice. I have also written a book about career development, 2,000 Percent Living. Career development benefits from working in several activities including (1) becoming aware of career choices (2) adding relevant skills and knowledge (3) becoming more effective in working with others (4) obtaining regular feedback in personal and team effectiveness, and (5) improving in hiring and developing others. I enjoy working with individuals in all these aspects.
I teach graduate school students at an online university and serve as a faculty advisor for them in preparing their courses of studies, filling in for any gaps in their skills and knowledge, and helping them to focus on their most productive interests. I enjoy the counseling part of this work the most. I find that many high school students need someone who wants to get to know them to help direct their exploration of college choices in the most helpful ways. Having guided four children of my own and the children of countless friends, I know what you want from a college counselor.
My specialty is microeconomics as applied to business. I'm a business professor at an online university with students in over 50 countries. I have founded over 100 businesses.
I can explain economics in many different ways until I find one that makes easy sense to a student. From then on, progress is rapid.
I like teaching elementary math. It's a great way to lay a solid foundation for higher math later on. Students can also learn to read more carefully, adding to their understanding of all their work.
I favor teaching to the student's unique needs, rather than just laying out the subject matter.
Teaching elementary science for me is an opportunity to help create a sense of wonder about the world around us. I love to explain how science develops, how scientists think, and how science can make everyday life better. Youngsters become more interested when they understand how they can use science in day-to-day life.
I look forward to assisting your elementary science student.
I'm very committed to reading, having read and written book reviews of over 4,000 works. I love to share my enjoyment with young people so that they can find joy in English studies, as well. Whether it's reading faster, gaining comprehension, capturing information in more useful forms, writing, or applying what is learned, it's all English to me!
One of my pleasures in life is helping people improve their English reading, speaking, and writing. I like to adjust how I do this to help with the applications that most interest each student. Building from such a base, greater skill quickly spreads into other aspects of English communications. Please let me help you to enjoy and command English.
I also teach the cultural information needed to apply English more successfully in the United States. Many students find this information of even more value than their improved command of English.
I was a modern European History major at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude in that field. I wrote an undergraduate thesis involving original research that was much admired. I have good language skills in French. I have been through three years of tutoring to prepare me to do original research and writing in history. My undergraduate thesis is part of the permanent Harvard collection at Widener Library.
Passing the GED is a wonderful achievement for those who do. I love to make it a little easier by providing methods that make finding the right answer more certain.
A little applied work in grammar, reading comprehension, punctuation, and arithmetic can make a huge difference. Let me help you!
I like to enrich learning about geography by helping students appreciate the culture and beauties of each nation. I had a teacher who did this for me, and it has led me to many wonderful journeys.
Geology is one of my favorite sciences. You can feel like a scientific Sherlock Holmes at times in evaluating what's available today to determine what happened in the past ... or what you might be able to accomplish in the future. Field trips are a special joy ... to be out enjoying nature.
I enjoy teaching geometry because of the logic involved. It's a great tool for finding ways to solve problems by adding perspectives together to draw bigger conclusions. Once students understand the process, they usually find the subject to be a lot of fun and relaxing.
I find that the key to improving GMAT performance is to identify what mistake patterns occur with which style of questions so that better analytical strategies can be learned and practiced. Eighty percent of errors will occur from fewer than 20 percent of the question styles. In this way, eighty percent of errors can be eliminated with relatively little effort. Let me help you to diagnose what is causing your errors and then to become effective in avoiding those errors.
Many people feel that they can only do well on the math portions by mastering a wide variety of math skills. If you are weak in math, I can show you ways to score quite well without mastering all those specific skills.
Understanding American government and politics is based on knowing history and law. As a Harvard trained historian and lawyer, I'm especially well prepared to assist you to understand and address governmental and political questions and issues.
I also have extensive knowledge of government and political processes in most major nations during the 19th through the 21st century.
Grammar can seem daunting to youngsters and those for whom English is not a native language. There are short cuts to making rapid progress that I can show you. If you also study writing with me, I'll begin by noting which grammar rules you don't seem to understand and provide you with easy ways to remember what to do in such circumstances. From there, I'll teach you rules that will make other parts of your writing easier to do. After that, I'll show you how to find out and apply the rules for yourself.
The GRE is a great test to take for graduate school. If English isn't your first language, you may need extra help in preparation. Most questions have a language component that can trip you up.
Otherwise, like any test, you'll have more trouble in some areas than others. After identifying what those areas are, I can help you quickly become expert in performing those tasks.
I can also show you ways to score higher without developing lots of basic skills that you may not have.
Studying law is something that I found quite difficult to learn, but once I knew how, I was thrilled to see how easy it can be. I will be glad to help you develop the kind of helpful habits that made legal studies so much easier for me.
When you first study law, it can seem quite hard to understand. I can explain legal principles in simple, practical ways in ordinary English that will make sense to you.
I can save you lots of time preparing for exams and writing papers, while gaining much better results.
One of the most moving applications for reading skills is for appreciating and learning from literature. Through short stories, plays, and novels, we can appreciate important questions and lessons that cannot be captured in any other way.
Your enjoyment of reading is greatly increased by how much literature you read and how much analysis you make of its contents.
I'm one of the world's most popular online reviewers of English literature. I draw on that experience and knowledge to help you read literature to gain more from it, to understand more, and to write well about it.
Let me know how I can help you.
LSAT logic questions are different from what many people are used to seeing. As a result, answering the questions can be slow and mistakes are likely. Earning a high score requires becoming adept at a new set of skills and learning short-cuts that save time and errors. Careful reading is also rewarded. Practice under time pressure helps by increasing mental stamina in what is a very demanding test for all but logic students. As someone who scored well on this test, went to a top law school, and is a member of the bar, I can help you succeed where many others cannot. I've helped students improve by as much as 20 points in two weeks. All my students have improved by at least 10 points.
I studied marketing at Harvard Business School. I'm a business professor at an online university where marketing is one of my specialties. I've written or coauthored seven business books that look at superior ways to accomplish marketing. I'm particularly interested in two aspects of marketing: Finding ways to add customers quickly and retain them, and minimizing the cost of acquiring and retaining customers. I see the solutions as usually coming from employing new kinds of information development activities, testing, and involving nontraditional marketing means in innovative business models.
Studying philosophy is an especially rewarding activity. You learn the foundations of thinking, understanding, and truth. You gain a lot in terms of careful reading and critical thinking. Your writing becomes much more precise and accurate.
One of my strengths is being able to explain philosophers and their ideas in simple terms that are easy to remember.
My students find me to be a great help in developing their thinking about what to include in papers.
While an undergraduate at Harvard, I studied political science related to most forms of government in use by various countries. These courses included in-depth investigations of the effects of such forms and methods of government. In addition, as a law student I gained considerable insight into how regulatory bodies affect social benefits. I have often tutored students who have an interest in such subjects at the university level.
Prealgebra is a wonderful subject to teach because mastering these skills opens the door to doing well with algebra and adding a lifelong set of useful tools. As someone who has been teaching algebra for many years, I often see deficiencies in prealgebra skills that need to be remedied.
I enjoy drilling those who study math on the concepts in precalculus that give them the most trouble. With practice, these calculations and simplifications become second nature. There are also many resources available to help students between tutoring assignments, and I enjoy directing students to such resources when appropriate for additional assistance.
As the author or primary coauthor of thirteen nonfiction books and countless professional articles, I have become adept at proofreading. In addition, I often assist my Ph.D. students to proof their dissertations and books. Many people tell me that I'm the best proofreader they have ever met.
Many colleges and universities require the SAT test. The PSAT is an excellent way to identify how well prepared you are for the SAT, while also allowing you qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. I was a National Merit Scholar, and I appreciate how valuable that accomplishment was for opening college doors.
Although you won't use the PSAT directly to get into college, I recommend you take preparing for it seriously. I can teach you skills that will be a great help for the SAT and the rest of your life.
I've been training public speakers for in-person, on radio, and on television occasions for decades. I especially value helping speakers master speaking in sound bites and reviewing with them videos of their speaking. With practice and coaching, most people can become highly effective speakers and shed a lot of anxiety in the process. I can help with the nervousness, as well. Let me help you!
I am considered an extremely talented reader in terms of speed, comprehension, recall, and ability to apply what I read. As evidence, my online reviews of books garner more "helpful" votes than any other reviewer in the world. I've read many thousands of books.
I work with a friend who has developed a superior technology for improving reading among those who don't have an easy facility ... so it can be rapidly gained.
Once someone has such facility, I can help develop superior reading skills that few can teach.
If you want your youngster to be able to learn well from others, my tutoring can make an important difference.
Doing well on SAT math is different from doing well on math in courses. Certain types of questions repeat, designed to test your ability to apply a few basic rules of math. Learn to identify what type of problem you are facing and the easiest way to apply the appropriate rule, and most questions can be done quite quickly. I look forward to helping your student gain such facility. My most recent student earned an 800. I've helped students improve by more than 125 points from prior tests.
I love to read and enjoy helping others build such affection for the written word, as well. SAT reading tests for vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and logic. There are also analytic skills you can use to score better -- even when you don't know the answer. I can help you master all of these skills, as well as guide you to improving your everyday reading for more fun and understanding. I am flexible in how I teach so I'll fit the student's favorite learning style. My most recent student earned an 800. I've helped students improve by more than 150 points in this part of the SAT.
SAT writing is really testing understanding of vocabulary, grammar, colloquial English, and common usage. These can all be learned quite easily. Most students have weaknesses in just a few areas. By identifying and concentrating on those areas, rapid improvements can be made. I can also help with writing an essay that will impress colleges, beyond your grade level and overall SAT score. My two most recent students earned an 800 and a 780 overall. I've helped students improve by as much as 180 points on this part of the SAT.
Many people see spelling as a waste of time in an age of spellcheckers. It's actually still needed. The spell checker will give you a choice of words, and you still have to pick the right one. Trouble with spelling can also be a sign of reading difficulties, and those should be addressed. So it's worth taking a little time to appreciate what's going on with someone who has difficulties with spelling. I love to help!
I enjoy helping youngsters prepare for the SSAT. It's a good way to diagnose ways to improve their reading and thinking methods. In addition, practice allows them to take the test with more confidence. In the process of learning, students increase their interest in doing well in high school. I like to adapt the studies to focus just on those areas where a student can make major improvements.
Most people can improve their study effectiveness by more than 20 times through better scheduling, improving reading speed, increasing reading comprehension, taking better notes, and organizing study materials. Those with stalled performance in certain subjects (such as math and writing) can also benefit from finding a learning resource that provides more comprehension and structure. I'm delighted to assist with all these things. I've been helping students improve study skills for many years. I also wrote a book that contains information on the subject.
Tax was my specialty in law school. Since being admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, it has been my primary area of practice. I often assist public companies to develop tax-based strategies to increase the value of their enterprises. I am also well-informed on tax policy issues and have helped draft legislation related to telecommunications.
I love the way that TOEFL tests for skill in English. The exam is very fair and students who prepare for it will also improve their English proficiency in useful ways. I enjoy helping those who would like to gain more command over English and to score well on this test. In doing so, I focus on teaching the student... rather than just the subject.
My most recent student improved her score by 19 points after two months of tutoring.
If you absolutely have to reach a certain score level for a professional qualification or to be admitted into a school you want to attend, I can get you there quickly.
Learning a new word can add ways of appreciating things from a different perspective. It can also open the door to better presenting your ideas. You will also be able to read better books and learn from them. When it comes time to take standardized tests, you'll do even better than you would otherwise. I'll help you add a thousand helpful words very quickly, with little effort.
World history has always fascinated me by the way studying the past provides clues to better alternatives for today and tomorrow. I also love to learn about different cultures and ways of thinking. I was a history major at Harvard and have always benefited from that training. I enjoy sharing what I've learned with youngsters who are just developing an interest in and knowledge of world history.
My AP world history students rapidly improve in their scoring on the multiple choice questions and the essays without doing much additional work.
In high school, my English teacher predicted that I would flunk out of college because I was such a poor writer. Well, I felt encouraged to improve. And I did. I graduated near the top of my class, with much praise for my undergraduate thesis that was selected to be placed in the Harvard archives.
In the process, I became aware that the way most people teach writing makes it harder -- not easier. In recent years, I've helped people who didn't think they could write to create works that are viewed as outstanding by everyone who reads them.
Whether the problem is finding a topic, getting organized, putting the words down, or straightening out a draft, I can make it much simpler and more fun.
Most of my students advance two grade levels within three months. While I can't promise that all students will, that will be my goal.
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