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Ray M.

Nat'l Emmy Award-Winning English Tutor for test prep, papers, essays

Nat'l Emmy Award-Winning English Tutor for test prep, papers, essays

$225/hour

  • 274 hours tutoring

About Ray


Bio

What’s it like to be tutored by an Emmy Award-winning writer with a background in television and film? Effective and fun! Ray was a founding member of the PBS television series Between the Lions, teaching reading basics to millions of students through songs, animation, and storytelling. He was a reporter/producer for ABC News “20/20," and has produced documentaries and educational materials with Scholastic, the A&E Network, the Library Video Company, and Random House Children’s Media. He is...

What’s it like to be tutored by an Emmy Award-winning writer with a background in television and film? Effective and fun! Ray was a founding member of the PBS television series Between the Lions, teaching reading basics to millions of students through songs, animation, and storytelling. He was a reporter/producer for ABC News “20/20," and has produced documentaries and educational materials with Scholastic, the A&E Network, the Library Video Company, and Random House Children’s Media. He is also the author of the beloved children’s Beginner Book from Random House—Squirrels on Skis!

Ray began tutoring a select few students back in 2012, but as word spread among parents about his success in helping boost SAT and ACT scores, he quickly became one of the most sought-after private English tutors in the Fairfield County Connecticut/New York area. One family even hired him full-time to oversee the entire educational development of their three children, from grammar school all the way through to their ultimate acceptance at Dartmouth College. Now, with the new reality of the virtual classroom, Ray is able to offer his tutoring services well beyond the East Coast, even into Canada and beyond.

Whether it’s for the long or short term, for standardized tests, AP prep, college essays, research papers, Latin, History, or Political or Legal Studies, or just general improvement in classroom, Ray’s style is collaborative, engaging and results-oriented. And his experience is not limited to pre-high school and high-school students alone—he has worked with young children to improve their reading skills, as well as with Ivy League college students to refine their essays and sharpen their research papers. In all cases, his guiding principle is to bring real value to his students' lives, while never wasting their time.


Education

Fairfield University
English and Psych
Fairfield University Graduate School of Communications
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $225
  • Rate details: When booking 5 or more sessions the rate drops to $200 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/23/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Ray hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Video Production

Video Production

I am an Emmy Award winning writer and producer who has extensive experience in video and film production. I am the creator and executive producer of many educational video series, including "Greek Mythology" and "American Tall Tales and Legends", both distributed by the Library Video Company. I have a Masters Degree in Communications, with an emphasis on video and television production.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking to both students and professionals. Part of my Masters Degree at the Fairfield University School of Corporate and Political Communications involved working with individuals to make their speaking styles more effective. I've also worked extensively to help students write and deliver their graduation speeches. I have also worked with professionals who have English as a second language to help them express themselves in phone conferences and public meetings.

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

I am an Emmy Award winning writer and producer who has extensive experience in video and film production. I am the creator and executive producer of many educational video series, including "Greek Mythology" and "American Tall Tales and Legends", both distributed by the Library Video Company. I have a Masters Degree in Communications, with an emphasis on video and television production.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking to both students and professionals. Part of my Masters Degree at the Fairfield University School of Corporate and Political Communications involved working with individuals to make their speaking styles more effective. I've also worked extensively to help students write and deliver their graduation speeches. I have also worked with professionals who have English as a second language to help them express themselves in phone conferences and public meetings.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking to both students and professionals. Part of my Masters Degree at the Fairfield University School of Corporate and Political Communications involved working with individuals to make their speaking styles more effective. I've also worked extensively to help students write and deliver their graduation speeches. I have also worked with professionals who have English as a second language to help them express themselves in phone conferences and public meetings.
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

As the former Editor-in-Chief of a leading educational publishing company (Human Relations Media, Inc.) in New York, part of my job was to research, write and produce educational programs for high school students in politics, government, history, economics and foreign relations. My programs won nearly every industry award, including "Best of Show" from the Society for Technical Communications. As part of my research, I would tutor individual students in schools across the country to see what areas of the social studies topics where most in need of explanation. This helped me to develop a teaching style that is creative, fun, comprehensive, and adapted to the individual needs of the student.
American History, World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Awesome Tutor

Helped me with my common app. essay. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and really helped me express what I wanted to say. I had a great time working with him.

Sarah, 4 lessons with Ray

Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable; Easy to understand

Ray really listened before he gave his feedback on my essay. He pointed out the positives, asked me questions about what I wanted to communicate and gave me examples of where I achieved my goal and where I fell short. When I did not understand his point he was able to explain it differently (e.g. by showing me with specific examples). After just two sessions, I feel so much better about my personal statement and the college application process in general.

Anna, 3 lessons with Ray

$225/hour

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$225/hour

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