Missy from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scott helped me improve my math score by 150 points (old scale)!! I am not mathematically inclined so Scott had his work cut out for him. He was very patient and always available. Thanks to him I am able achieve my academic goals!!! Thank you Scott!! You are the best!!
Scott replied on 12/29/2012:
Missy is already a college professor, now she is headed back for a PhD! Way to go, Missy!
"Scott's GRE Prep System Works"
Brandon from Buffalo Grove, IL
Scott showed me exactly what I needed to do to prepare for all parts of the GRE. His system is simple, easy to follow, and effective. He helped me to understand the math and verbal skills and gave me very clear information on how to use these skills in a logical way to answer questions. Scott also gave me the structure I needed to properly study and practice on my own.
All of our sessions were done via Skype and the internet. After just a few minutes of our first lesson, I could see that his virtual classroom worked great. With Scott’s help, and a lot of hard work on my own, I scored high enough on the GRE to get accepted into ALL of the grad programs I applied to. Next fall, I’ll be attending grad school on a full study scholarship -- and Scott helped me get there!
If you are willing to really work hard, I can’t imagine a better option for GRE prep than Scott!
"Good and caring tutor, but may oversell his method of GRE prep"
David from Gaithersburg, MD
Scott tutored my son for a little over two months, mostly two or three times week, in order to prep for the GRE. He was very diligent and caring. He developed a strong rapport with my son, which is a plus. I believe he is very well intentioned and honest. I also believe that he is over confident in his methods versus the big name prep course. My son got the same score after all these sessions with Scott and spending more than one of the big name courses. No one method works with every student and the results are based largely on what the student puts into it. I do believe my son worked hard. He discouraged my son from switching to a big name (guaranteed) course. He understandably cannot afford to back his work with free tutoring, so now I have to pay for the big name course that comes with a guarantee to at least let the student take additional course for free or a hire more skilled tutor. I would recommend Scott as a tutor, but would take his confidence in his self designed methods with a grain of salt. If you or your child have a good score and want to make it better, Scott could be great. If there are challenges in test taking or other issues, I think a tutor with more formal training or one of the big names may be a better.
Scott replied on 4/12/2013:
I certainly appreciate David’s frustration at his son having to retake the GRE, but his comments do not accurately reflect my experience with his son.
David’s son had done absolutely no preparation when he contacted me a few days prior to his test. After working together for only 4 days, he achieved a decent score on the test, especially given the circumstances. Right before his first test, David’s son told me that he had already scheduled a re-test and that he would call me to resume lessons. We did eventually resume lessons, but we only met for 8 hours in a 2 month span, not exactly the 2-3 times a week like Dad said. I’m also not as sure as Dad that David put in the necessary work. He canceled multiple sessions, and in every session ‘confessed’ that he had not studied vocabulary words or learned key math concepts, like special right triangles. Not surprisingly, he scored the same on his re-test as he did on his first test.
My program is not about ‘methods’. I help students learn the skills and logic they need, and I help students develop a structured plan for working on their own, when they are not meeting with me. My program works great for all students, no matter what level they are starting at, so long as the student is willing to put in the work.
"7 day GRE prep from a bona fide expert!!!"
Gabe from Tallahassee, FL
Thank goodness I decided on Scott as my GRE tutor. After I left myself with only a week to prepare for the GRE, I started working with Scott. He put me on a very structured and streamlined program and accommodated my last-second scheduling needs. Scott’s precise knowledge of what I needed to know to prepare for the test was invaluable. In just 7 days, by following his program to the letter, I was able to achieve my program’s minimum score requirement on the math section and I came within 5 points on the verbal side. If I had started with Scott sooner, I am positive I would have scored even higher. If I did not work with Scott for that week, I am positive my score would have been awful.
I really liked Scott’s virtual classroom. Because I was able to see him and his computer screen while we were working, the learning atmosphere he created was both very professional and effective. Scott is very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable right away. I can understand if any of you are hesitant to try the online tutoring, but believe me, Scott’s system works great and he is a very personable guy. I did not see any drawbacks to it all. Scott has also given me great advice on my personal statement and other aspects of my grad school application.
I absolutely recommend Scott and his virtual classroom for anyone, anywhere who is trying to get into grad school.
"A GMAT prep master!"
Sylvia from Lakewood, NJ
Scott is not just a GMAT tutor- he is a total GMAT prep master. He understands the test so well that he knows the techniques and strategies found in the prep books are useless, so he developed his own! He has these original techniques for preparing for each part that make perfect sense, are easy to apply and actually resulted in me being well-prepared for the test. I used three other tutors before him who had no clue about an overall game plan. Scott has a game plan that is thorough, practical and worked to dramatically improve my score- from just below 500 to well over 600!!
There were a couple of other things about working Scott that were also wonderful. His virtual classroom is perfect: convenient and (just like he says) totally hands on. Also, working with him was a lot of fun- he has a way of keeping things light enough that lasting through a longer session was no problem. Finally, he had this great way of keeping me calm and confident even though this test had me completely freaked out! I can’t recommend Scott enough- I put my trust in him and it paid off completely!!
Thanks so much Scott!!!!
Kayla (student) from Trenton, NJ
Scott has a way of explaining things that makes it easy to understand. He is the perfect choice in prepping for the GMAT exam. He has a specific gameplan and keeps me on track. I have selected the best tutor for me. Great experience thus far!
Jay Or Lauren from Toms River, NJ
Scott is an excellent tutor. My daughter was very motivated and at first tried to study for her SATs on her own. However, after working with Scott, her scores improved drastically. Scott was able to pinpoint where she needed the extra help and fine tuning. He provided her with useful strategies and instruction. With Scott's help and guidance, my daughter's SAT scores went up 140 points and she achieved a perfect 800 on math!
Scott replied on 12/29/2012:
To have even a small part in such a significant achievement is rewarding and humbling. Great job, Rachel! Next stop: U Penn!
"Good advice for writing the college essay and math help"
Judy from Howell, NJ
Gives easy to understand help on the various math questions. Really helps with the abstract thinking that helps on the SAT. Also helped think of a thesis for the college essay and narrowed focus.
Maria from Pompano Beach, FL
I am really glad I found Scott as a tutor. He bends over backward to make sure that I receive the extra help I need in my graduate program (Legal Studies). Half of the time he helps me understand the law, the other half of the time he helps me understand how to research and write at a graduate level. Scott has a genuine passion for helping me learn and succeed, which makes me all the more motivated to learn. I highly recommend him. He is very passionate, and patient in helping others succeed in their studies.
"Great Marketing Tutor"
John from Pompano Beach, FL
I have needed help over the past year in my MBA program. Scott has helped with the areas I was struggling with, especially with doing research and writing at the level needed to succeed in graduate school. Scott has helped me understand how to get better at this, so that overtime I have been able to do this more and more by myself!
"Awesome law school tutor!"
Zachary from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scott has been an invaluable resource for me during my first year of law school. He understands the core concepts of 1L classes very well and explains them to me with a nice mix of plain English and legal expertise. With Scott's help, I did well enough my first year to make Law Review! Even though he has moved out of my area, He still helps me regularly through telephone, email and video conferencing. If you want to understand the law, call Scott. Its that simple!
"Scott is a very organized and effective tutor!"
Louise from Pompano Beach, FL
Scott did an amazing job helping me with certain trouble spots I was having with the math portion of the GRE. Our tutoring session was through Skype- at first I was not sure how that would work, but Scott was so well-prepared that the time was completely productive. I totally recommend anyone who needs a math tutor to hire Scott!
Scott replied on 12/29/2012:
Louise told me that the video-conferencing was "so cool!" What's even cooler is that she was accepted as a graduate student at Rutgers!
"you won't regret if ur tutor is Scott"
Majed from Boca Raton, FL
I have been learning English as a second language, so I have been looking for a tutor who has the ability to help me to improve my language. I have been tutored by many teachers, but none of them has been helpful as much as Scott. His wide acquaintance helps me a lot to enrich my knowledge and discussion especially in culture and history. He is my best tutor.
"Good personality and knowlegable."
Francis from Pompano Beach, FL
Scott is pleasant and easy to work with. My son, a teenager, found him easy to get along with and was impressed by his knowledge and his ability to convey that knowledge. For our purposes, Scott fit the bill very well.
"Very very Helpful"
Maraeura from Hollywood, FL
The methodology Scott used to help me through my assignment process was very helpful and effective. He is very responsive and easy to communicate with, through the phone or via email. I was first apprehensive at finding a tutor online but he is definitely someone I would recommend to any students out there !
"Extremely helpful and patient!"
Manuel from Hollywood, FL
Scott L. was extremely helpful and patient with me. I have to turn in a writing assignment for my Business Law II course, in which I thought it seemed nearly impossible to put together in one day since I waited to the last minute. Scott gave me a lot of hope and motivation to finish the writing assignment in which was due that same night at 11:59 pm. He made me see a side of me which I never knew I had. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is very reliable since I had to call him several times whenever I had a question. Thank you Scott, you saved helped me earn a higher grade on my Business Law course.
Gino from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scott is always available when needed. He is knowledgeable, reliable, and patient. He tries his best to be there at your convenience. He was able to help my daughter improve her grades in Algebra and History.
"Well Worth It!"
Jordan from Fort Lauderdale, FL
I have used a variety of tutors and most have been very bright. The difference with Scott was his understanding and attention to how I understood and comprehended topics and theories. Instead of just teaching the material to me he identified the most effective way I would comprehend the subject matter, creating a personalized plan to help me succeed. I Would recommend his services to anyone wanting an edge.
Scott replied on 12/29/2012:
Jordan worked hard. A bank manager by day, he put in 'overtime' in his GMAT prep early in the mornings, late at night and throughout the weekends. It paid off though, he was accepted into the MBA program at the University of Florida!
"EXCELLENT TUTOR!!! "
Mallory from Pompano Beach, FL
My daughter was in danger of failing the 5th grade and desperately needed help with math. We enlisted Scott's help a month before the FCAT and he was able work with my daughter so that she understood the concepts needed in order to pass. Not only did she pass the FCAT but his teaching methods were so great that she brought her grade up from an "F" to a "B" in just one grade period!!! Scott is kind, patient and really targets the areas needed for improvement!! For anyone with an elementary or middle school-aged child that need help in math, Scott is definitely a great tutor!!!!! My daughter thinks the world of him and my husband and I are so grateful!!