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Dr. G. W. G.

GA. Tech / Harvard Retired Prof. ACT/SAT/Dyslexia 35+ Yrs. Experience

GA. Tech / Harvard Retired Prof. ACT/SAT/Dyslexia 35+ Yrs. Experience

$85/hour

  • 1,424 hours tutoring

  • Alpharetta, GA 30022

About Dr. G. W.


Bio

I am a retired professor from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with PhD's in Industrial Engineering and Special Education. I have more than thirty-five years of experience tutoring and teaching core academic subjects including ACT and SAT Preparation, Special Needs, including issues like Dyslexia (reading disorders), Dysgraphia (writing disorders), Dyscalculia (math disorders), and most other learning and memory processing disorders.

Recent research at MIT has shown that one-on-one...

I am a retired professor from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with PhD's in Industrial Engineering and Special Education. I have more than thirty-five years of experience tutoring and teaching core academic subjects including ACT and SAT Preparation, Special Needs, including issues like Dyslexia (reading disorders), Dysgraphia (writing disorders), Dyscalculia (math disorders), and most other learning and memory processing disorders.

Recent research at MIT has shown that one-on-one tutoring is 500% more effective than group tutoring due to the ability to focus on the individual students strengths and weaknesses directly without the constant interruption of the class room environment.

After a series of diagnostic assessments, I tailor each subject to the specific needs and requirements of my students, based upon their individual backgrounds and aspirations. If you have any questions about my experience and methodology, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you in the future.


Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
BS Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD
Harvard University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $85
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/29/2014

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Grammar

Grammar

I have a B.S., an M.B.A., and Doctor of Law degrees. I have taught grammar to children and adults with dyslexia. I have taught English, Technical Writing, at Georgia Tech and brief writing at the University of Miami Law School. I feel competent to tutor grammar at any level.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a B.S., an M.B.A., and Doctor of Law degrees. I have taught grammar to children and adults with dyslexia. I have taught English, Technical Writing, at Georgia Tech and brief writing at the University of Miami Law School. I feel competent to tutor grammar at any level.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored and taught phonics, reading, English, grammar, and writing for over twenty-five years with excellent results. Phonics is an integral tool in teaching the English language. I have taught phonics to grammar school students, high school students, college students, and students learning English as a second language. I have taught phonics in private grammar and high schools, college level courses, adult education courses and seminars. I have taught English and phonics for Literacy Action in Atlanta, Georgia and Literacy Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia. Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing the English language by developing learners' phonemic awareness—the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes—in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them. I am certified in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading, and other interactive teaching technologies. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Since it focuses on the spoken and written units within words, phonics is a sublexical approach and, as a result, is often contrasted with whole language, a word-level-up philosophy for teaching reading. Since the turn of the 20th century phonics has been widely used in primary education and in teaching literacy throughout the English-speaking world. If you have any questions about my teaching methods, etc., please email me. I received my Doctorate from Harvard University in Special Education, specializing in reading and writing issues and disorders.
Reading,

Reading

I have been tutoring reading and writing disorders for over thirty-five years, I also specialize in more severe reading disorders like dyslexia and writing disorders like dysgraphia. I have tutored hundreds of students with reading issues. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading and related disorders. I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have taught and tutored hundreds of students with the SAT and ACT for vocabulary. I have authored two books. I have taught Technical Writing at Georgia Tech. I am 63 years old and feel as though I have an excellent vocabulary.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate with a PHD and I have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate with my PHD and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty two sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
English,

English

I am a Georgia Tech graduate with my PHD; I have been teaching and tutoring students in English and Language Arts for over thirty-five years. I teach at Ga.Tech in the mornings and tutor in the afternoons. I teach a course in Technical Writing at Georgia Tech. Over the years, I have taught from basic grammar through proofing graduate doctoral submissions. I have taught grades k through lawyers writing briefs. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a B.S., an M.B.A., and Doctor of Law degrees. I have taught grammar to children and adults with dyslexia. I have taught English, Technical Writing, at Georgia Tech and brief writing at the University of Miami Law School. I feel competent to tutor grammar at any level.
Reading,

Reading

I have been tutoring reading and writing disorders for over thirty-five years, I also specialize in more severe reading disorders like dyslexia and writing disorders like dysgraphia. I have tutored hundreds of students with reading issues. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading and related disorders. I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.99 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for twenty sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 1580/1600 Twenty-fivr percent of my students go to Ivy League Schools. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty two sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.99 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for twenty sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 1580/1600. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught and tutored hundreds of students with the SAT and ACT for vocabulary. I have authored two books. I have taught Technical Writing at Georgia Tech. I am 63 years old and feel as though I have an excellent vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored students in writing skills from basic writing to more severe issues like dysgraphia, a dyslexic like disability that makes writing difficult. I have taught Technical Writing and Industrial Engineering at Ga.Tech. I have taught writers from five year-old's to students writing their Doctoral Theses and attorneys writing court documents. I specialize working with young student with initial writing issues from issues like Dyslexia. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and my second from Harvard University in Special Education I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a Georgia Tech graduate with my PHD; I have been teaching and tutoring students in English and Language Arts for over thirty-five years. I teach at Ga.Tech in the mornings and tutor in the afternoons. I teach a course in Technical Writing at Georgia Tech. Over the years, I have taught from basic grammar through proofing graduate doctoral submissions. I have taught grades k through lawyers writing briefs. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching.
Reading,

Reading

I have been tutoring reading and writing disorders for over thirty-five years, I also specialize in more severe reading disorders like dyslexia and writing disorders like dysgraphia. I have tutored hundreds of students with reading issues. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading and related disorders. I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the SAT including Math since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Math for the SAT is very straightforward, I administer a full Diagnostic SAT Math Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. I have two doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education. Since I retired in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the SAT. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.98 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for ten sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 2110/2400. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his choice!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.99 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for twenty sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 1580/1600 Twenty-fivr percent of my students go to Ivy League Schools. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty two sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
Writing

Writing

I have tutored students in writing skills from basic writing to more severe issues like dysgraphia, a dyslexic like disability that makes writing difficult. I have taught Technical Writing and Industrial Engineering at Ga.Tech. I have taught writers from five year-old's to students writing their Doctoral Theses and attorneys writing court documents. I specialize working with young student with initial writing issues from issues like Dyslexia. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and my second from Harvard University in Special Education I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the ACT including Math for over thirty-five years. I am Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. I am a retired Professor from Ga. Tech with my PhD, and since 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the ACT. I administer an ACT Math Diagnostic Exam to each student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly. This process allows me to evaluate the areas where I will need to expand the substantive material. The ACT is a unique exam which requires special tutoring to prepare the student to complete sixty questions in only sixty minutes or one problem per minute.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the SAT including Math since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Math for the SAT is very straightforward, I administer a full Diagnostic SAT Math Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. I have two doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education. Since I retired in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the SAT. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.98 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for ten sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 2110/2400. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his choice!

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a Georgia Tech graduate with my PHD; I have been teaching and tutoring students in English and Language Arts for over thirty-five years. I teach at Ga.Tech in the mornings and tutor in the afternoons. I teach a course in Technical Writing at Georgia Tech. Over the years, I have taught from basic grammar through proofing graduate doctoral submissions. I have taught grades k through lawyers writing briefs. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching.
Reading,

Reading

I have been tutoring reading and writing disorders for over thirty-five years, I also specialize in more severe reading disorders like dyslexia and writing disorders like dysgraphia. I have tutored hundreds of students with reading issues. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading and related disorders. I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!
Writing

Writing

I have tutored students in writing skills from basic writing to more severe issues like dysgraphia, a dyslexic like disability that makes writing difficult. I have taught Technical Writing and Industrial Engineering at Ga.Tech. I have taught writers from five year-old's to students writing their Doctoral Theses and attorneys writing court documents. I specialize working with young student with initial writing issues from issues like Dyslexia. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and my second from Harvard University in Special Education I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been tutoring all sections of the ACT including Science since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Science in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Science for the ACT is very straightforward, I administer a Diagnostic ACT Science Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. My educational background includes a PhD. in Industrial Engineering from Ga.Tech, and a PhD. from Harvard University in Special Education. Since retiring from Ga. Tech in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students in ACT Science and all other ACT Subjects.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been tutoring special needs students on a paid and volunteer basis for over thirty-five years. It is quite challenging work. I am a retired Professor from Ga. Tech with two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering, and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in learning disorders.. I feel that with my conditions, dyslexia, ADHD, and speech related issues, etc. that I am uniquely qualified to tutor coping strategies for special needs children and young adults. I currently do volunteer work with Literacy Forsyth, and I have worked with Literacy Action in Atlanta in the past. I specialize in Reading and Writing Disorders: Types of learning disabilities include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia). (I am Certified in Orton Gillingham and the Wilson Reading System, and The Interactive Reading System, multi-sensory methods). I have tutored students and adults with the following "pre-diagnosed" disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, determination, and I will not quit with a trying student!
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have been tutoring students and young adults with Autism for over thirty-five years. I have worked in conjunction with psychiatrists and other therapists to enhance the learning environment for students at several distinct levels of development. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering, and one from Harvard University in Special Ed., specializing with learning disorders, where I have lectured on "The Challange of the Autism Spectrum, a Teaching Perspective". Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, determination, and I will not quit with a trying student with caring parents!
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am a retired Ga.Tech Professor and since retirement in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students with dyslexia and other learning disorders. I received my Doctorate from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading, writing and math disorders. I am certified in Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia). I am also dyslexic and fully understand the problem from the teacher's perspective, the student's perspective, and the parent's perspective. I have two daughters who are also dyslexic, one is a physician and the other is a lawyer. I love assisting students, reading is fundamental to their lifelong success. I have tutored from four to sixty years old.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored and taught phonics, reading, English, grammar, and writing for over twenty-five years with excellent results. Phonics is an integral tool in teaching the English language. I have taught phonics to grammar school students, high school students, college students, and students learning English as a second language. I have taught phonics in private grammar and high schools, college level courses, adult education courses and seminars. I have taught English and phonics for Literacy Action in Atlanta, Georgia and Literacy Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia. Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing the English language by developing learners' phonemic awareness—the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes—in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them. I am certified in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading, and other interactive teaching technologies. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Since it focuses on the spoken and written units within words, phonics is a sublexical approach and, as a result, is often contrasted with whole language, a word-level-up philosophy for teaching reading. Since the turn of the 20th century phonics has been widely used in primary education and in teaching literacy throughout the English-speaking world. If you have any questions about my teaching methods, etc., please email me. I received my Doctorate from Harvard University in Special Education, specializing in reading and writing issues and disorders.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have been interested in and taught and tutored young students and adults with "Special Needs" for over thirty-five years with good success. I have tutored the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I am also qualified in Reading and Writing Disorders: these disabilities include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia);I am Certified in Orton Gillingham and the Wilson Reading System, multi-sensory methods. My educational experience includes post graduate work at The University of Miami and Harvard University where I have lectured on "Special Needs Education and the Fight for Federal Funding". I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student with caring parents!
Speech

Speech

I am currently qualified in over fifteen subjects with WyzAnt. I have a B.S., M.B.A., and a Juris Doctorate in Law. When I first started to speak as a child, and throughout grammar school, I suffered from stuttering and other speech related issues. Determined to overcome my affliction, I went on to become our school's Debate Club President and win the State of Georgia High School Championship, and later I debated for our team at Georgia Tech. With the proper guidance and assistance, I went on to give the Graduation Speech in my high school and ultimately on to practice as a trial lawyer who taught continuing education courses to younger lawyers on how to conduct oral arguments in court. I have worked directly for a licensed speech therapist here in the Atlanta area for over fifteen years. I have done volunteer work for Literacy Action in Atlanta, Georgia, and Literacy Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia, for over thirty years. Speech therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language; for children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed. Some children only need help with language, others have the most problems with the mechanics of speech, and some need every kind of speech help there is available. Over the years, I have tutored students who have gone on to become debate champions, students recovering from neurological issues, trial lawyers, and business professionals who need assistance in their job performance where oral presentations are necessary, etc. I enjoy this work because it is very rewarding to both the student and the teacher. If you have any questions about my approach and methods, please feel free to email me at any time.

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Reading,

Reading

I have been tutoring reading and writing disorders for over thirty-five years, I also specialize in more severe reading disorders like dyslexia and writing disorders like dysgraphia. I have tutored hundreds of students with reading issues. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education specializing in reading and related disorders. I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the SAT including Math since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Math for the SAT is very straightforward, I administer a full Diagnostic SAT Math Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. I have two doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education. Since I retired in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the SAT. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.98 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for ten sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 2110/2400. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his choice!
Writing

Writing

I have tutored students in writing skills from basic writing to more severe issues like dysgraphia, a dyslexic like disability that makes writing difficult. I have taught Technical Writing and Industrial Engineering at Ga.Tech. I have taught writers from five year-old's to students writing their Doctoral Theses and attorneys writing court documents. I specialize working with young student with initial writing issues from issues like Dyslexia. I have two Doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and my second from Harvard University in Special Education I also suffer from dyslexia, which was diagnosed when I was in the first grade. I have obviously been able to overcome this disability and I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist other students with this affliction. This condition never goes away completely; however, it can be managed with the right training and assistance. Without assistance, your average student will not be able to succeed to their greatest potential. I am also Certified in Orton Gillingham and Wilson Reading Systems together with the other multi-sensory methods including the Interactive Reading System. Types of learning disabilities taught include: reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia); I have tutored students and adults with the following pre-diagnosed disorders: mild Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, mild Autism, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression), varied Cognitive Disorders, Communication and Speech Disorders, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Malingering, and Impulse Control Disorder (ICD). I have an infinite amount of patience, empathy, and I will not quit with a trying student!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate with a PHD and I have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the ACT including Math for over thirty-five years. I am Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. I am a retired Professor from Ga. Tech with my PhD, and since 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the ACT. I administer an ACT Math Diagnostic Exam to each student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly. This process allows me to evaluate the areas where I will need to expand the substantive material. The ACT is a unique exam which requires special tutoring to prepare the student to complete sixty questions in only sixty minutes or one problem per minute.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate with my PHD and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty two sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been tutoring all sections of the ACT including Science since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Science in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Science for the ACT is very straightforward, I administer a Diagnostic ACT Science Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. My educational background includes a PhD. in Industrial Engineering from Ga.Tech, and a PhD. from Harvard University in Special Education. Since retiring from Ga. Tech in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students in ACT Science and all other ACT Subjects.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring all sections of the SAT including Math since I was in Graduate School in Engineering in the early 70's. I am also Certified in High School Math in five counties in Georgia. The method that I use for tutoring Math for the SAT is very straightforward, I administer a full Diagnostic SAT Math Exam to the student and then I review every question that they got incorrectly, then I design a lesson plan to address these errors as well as cover all additional substantive material. I have two doctorates, one from Ga. Tech in Industrial Engineering and one from Harvard University in Special Education. Since I retired in 2007, I have tutored hundreds of students on the SAT. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.98 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for ten sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 2110/2400. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his choice!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.99 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for twenty sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 1580/1600 Twenty-fivr percent of my students go to Ivy League Schools. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with twenty two sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I am a Georgia Tech Graduate and have been teaching and tutoring "all subjects" on the SAT and ACT to hundreds of students for over thirty-five years with excellent results. Over the years, I have been able to assist first time students obtain high initial scores and dramatically improve scores for students re-taking the exams. On another note, one of my strongest attributes is that I have an infinite amount of empathy, "patience", and determination with my students. I will not give up on a trying student. I may not be the least expensive tutor out there; however, I can assure you that I have many more years experience than your average tutor. I am semi-retired and tutor because I love teaching. I also scored a 1600 out of 1600 on the SAT and 36 out of 36 on the ACT when I took the exams years ago. Please also see my five-star ratings and testimonials from students and parents on my SAT/ACT tutoring effectiveness. I have a 4.99 star rating out of 5.00 stars. On another note, with respect to the testimonial, I worked with one student for twenty sessions and was able to increase his SAT English score by 220 points, his Critical Reading score by 270 points, and his Math score by 210 points to a total of 1580/1600. With respect to the SAT and ACT, the exam is sixty to seventy percent knowledge based and thirty to forty percent depends on understanding exactly what and how the test makers have designed the test and tricks to solving problems on the exam. I had an ACT student who on the last exam increased her score from a 15 to a 32 with eleven sessions. Now in all fairness she worked very very hard with me and between sessions on her vocabulary, math, etc. I have been also been Certified by the Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb County Boards of Education as a Certified Tutor, and I have lived in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over thirty years. I look forward to helping your child get in the college of his or her choice!

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