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Michael A.

Expert Tutor for SAT, ACT, Algebra, Geometry

Expert Tutor for SAT, ACT, Algebra, Geometry

$30/hour

  • 169 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

I spent the last 17 years studying the SAT and the ACT so that my students can earn the highest scores and the most scholarship money. I have personally gone through all of the real SAT tests and the real ACT tests that have been released by College Board and ACT since 2003. Through this work I have gained a firm sense of the content, structure and timing of each test. I have already helped hundreds of students raise their scores. I will gladly share what I've learned with you or your...

I spent the last 17 years studying the SAT and the ACT so that my students can earn the highest scores and the most scholarship money. I have personally gone through all of the real SAT tests and the real ACT tests that have been released by College Board and ACT since 2003. Through this work I have gained a firm sense of the content, structure and timing of each test. I have already helped hundreds of students raise their scores. I will gladly share what I've learned with you or your student.

Recent ACT highlights:
S. H. - 36 on English and Science, 33 Composite; B. B. - 35 Composite; F. S. - 33 Composite; A. H. - 30 Composite; K. W. - 29 Composite

Most of my students are able to make significant score improvements with just one or two sessions focused on their biggest weaknesses. However, I see the largest gains from students who also spend a little extra time to fully capitalize on their strengths. As a student at CU Boulder I was an editor for the Honors History Journal for 2 years and also part of the History Department's undergraduate scholarship program in which I read and evaluated scholarship application essays. I really enjoy helping students with their application essays and scholarship essays as well. I am always willing to answer any other questions or provide additional references from local students and parents.


Education

University of Colorado
History

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Discounted rates available on a case by case basis. I strive to work with every family's budget if a student really wants tutoring.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I taught GRE prep courses for The Princeton Review for 5 years and I will gladly share the knowledge I gained about both the content and the structure of the test.

Elementary Education

Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped numerous students score in the 30’s on their ACT English and one student scored a perfect 36. I know the English section quite well and will gladly share my tips and techniques.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been teaching ACT reading since 2003 and have literally helped hundreds of students raise their scores.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching SAT reading prep since 2003. I have helped literally hundreds of students raise their scores by better understanding both the content and the structure of the test.
Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

World History

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught SAT math for 14 years and have kept up with the latest changes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching SAT reading prep since 2003. I have helped literally hundreds of students raise their scores by better understanding both the content and the structure of the test.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been teaching ACT prep for over 10 years and have helped hundreds of students raise their scores.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught SAT math for 14 years and have kept up with the latest changes.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have helped to de-mystify the Science section for literally hundreds of students. The most important thing to remember is that it is not really a science test at all, but actually a test of how well you read charts and graphs. If you get really good at finding the proper clues in the questions the answers become much easier to find. I would be happy to give you some pointers!
Chemistry

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught SAT math for 14 years and have kept up with the latest changes.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped numerous students score in the 30’s on their ACT English and one student scored a perfect 36. I know the English section quite well and will gladly share my tips and techniques.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been teaching ACT prep for over 10 years and have helped hundreds of students raise their scores.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been teaching ACT reading since 2003 and have literally helped hundreds of students raise their scores.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have helped to de-mystify the Science section for literally hundreds of students. The most important thing to remember is that it is not really a science test at all, but actually a test of how well you read charts and graphs. If you get really good at finding the proper clues in the questions the answers become much easier to find. I would be happy to give you some pointers!
GRE,

GRE

I taught GRE prep courses for The Princeton Review for 5 years and I will gladly share the knowledge I gained about both the content and the structure of the test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taught SAT math for 14 years and have kept up with the latest changes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching SAT reading prep since 2003. I have helped literally hundreds of students raise their scores by better understanding both the content and the structure of the test.
SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

FIVE point increase!

Michael worked with my son on his ACT prep and we are thrilled with the results. My son increased his ACT composite score by five points - after just five lessons with Michael. Prior to working with Michael, we paid for two very expensive boot camps and were not thrilled with a group prep environment. I wasn't sure how my son would do working with someone remotely, but he enjoyed his lessons and clearly improved his knowledge and skill for taking the test. I HIGHLY recommend Michale and plan to work with him again in the very near future.

Holly, 5 lessons with Michael

Reliable and patient

Michael has been a fantastic tutor for my son! My son has told me that he enjoys working with Michael because he makes it interesting and easy to understand... Thank you Michael

Kerri, 12 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable and easy to communicate

So far my daughter had few lessons with him over the summer to prepare for ACT. My daughter tells me that he thoroughly knows the materials and helps her with questions right away. He sends me progress report right after the lesson to communicate with me as well. We are very pleased.

Hannah, 5 lessons with Michael

Excellent in all ways!

Michael is an excellent tutor! He is intelligent, patient, know the material, and clearly understands how to prep someone for the GRE or other entrance exams. He is excellent at explaining complex problems, showing how to break down the steps, and teaching the skills needed to solve problems accurately and efficiently. Also, he is a really nice and cool guy. Preparing for this exam can feel daunting, but Michael has given me the confidence and the tools needed to succeed. His years of professionally teaching exam preparation for the Princeton Review clearly shows and is an asset. He also has a passion for tutoring, which not only makes sessions productive but enjoyable. I thought working on my mathematics would be boring and miserable, but incredibly, Michael has made it really fun!

LeeAnn, 1 lesson with Michael

Great tutor for ACT review.

Michael does a good job of helping to prepare for the ACT. Having taught at Princeton Review, he brings knowledge of not just the subject matter, but also of how to take the test. He gave my son good tips on how to effectively strategize for the test.

Deborah, 4 lessons with Michael
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$30/hour

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Response time: 2 hours