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Brian D.

Dedicated History/English Tutor with Experience in Multiple Test Prep

Dedicated History/English Tutor with Experience in Multiple Test Prep

$24/hour

  • 1,417 hours tutoring

About Brian


Bio

I specialize in helping students pass Social Studies, History, Core or English PRAXIS exams. I specialize in History/Social Studies exams, namely the 5081, 0081, 5941, 5004, and 5157 PRAXIS tests. I can also help with similar tests from other states, including the CSET, GACE, or FTCE, among others.

Since 2012, I have been helping students on Wyzant improve their grades and prepare for tests, and I would love to help you. I was a student tutor and achieved high marks at all levels of school....

I specialize in helping students pass Social Studies, History, Core or English PRAXIS exams. I specialize in History/Social Studies exams, namely the 5081, 0081, 5941, 5004, and 5157 PRAXIS tests. I can also help with similar tests from other states, including the CSET, GACE, or FTCE, among others.

Since 2012, I have been helping students on Wyzant improve their grades and prepare for tests, and I would love to help you. I was a student tutor and achieved high marks at all levels of school. I did very well on both my ACT and SAT, and I received AP credit in both English and History. I received multiple scholarships to Xavier University and The University of Mount St. Joseph.

I can help you or your child with American/World History, English, Writing, and Social Studies. I am also well-versed in preparing students for multiple tests, including the ACT, SAT, SSAT, GRE, PRAXIS, CSET, GAMSAT, FTCE, and AP English/US History/World History. My specialty is multiple choice strategy techniques. I also share my insights from my time as a test grader with students who are taking standardized exams.

However, having knowledge is only part of the puzzle. During my long prior career as a caseworker, I learned to listen, empathize, and help people of all ages. I use humor and planning to ease the anxiety associated with academics.

I prefer to tutor online, as that allows me to work alongside students on papers and projects in real-time. Online tutoring allows me to work with students all over the world quickly and easily. If you need help, contact me with questions and I'd be glad to discuss a personal tutoring plan with you.


Education

The College of Mount St. Joseph
undergrad

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I used to be a freelance writer and a music critic. I can assist you with editing or preparing essays or term papers. Also, I can give you tips on how to improve future papers.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Reading

English

English,

English

I can help students pass the CSET exam, both English and social studies. I received AP English credit in high school. I work on not only content but also strategy, especially regarding multiple choice tests.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I used to be a freelance writer and a music critic. I can assist you with editing or preparing essays or term papers. Also, I can give you tips on how to improve future papers.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I combine effective strategies from multiple authors to help students conquer this tough section of the SAT exam. I focus on unraveling "old texts", the excerpts from this section that give modern students the most problems.
Writing,

Writing

I have been a professional freelance writer for over a decade. I can really help transfer my joy for writing to students who dread the subject. My goal is to help students implement proven techniques that will make their future papers much better.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing

History

American History,

American History

I have a strong personal/academic background in US History. I can help students identify the major trends in the US from 1607 to present. I have extensive AP US History (APUSH) experience and can help you or your child pass this exam. I can also assist students with poor date/name recall in deciphering which facts need to be memorized, and tips on how to do that.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have extensive AP US History (APUSH) experience and can help students not only pass the class but also earn college credit on the AP exam. History has always been my favorite subject. I excelled in this area in grade school, high school, and college. I achieved a high score on the Social Studies part of the ACT. I can help your struggling student get a better grade in this area by focusing on fact-retention and test-taking strategy. I have experience with both CSET and PRAXIS tests in this area.
World History

World History

Getting the "big picture" when studying a subject as vast as World History can be challenging. I can help students connect the dots that have led from our first world civilizations to the present day.

Homeschool

English,

English

I can help students pass the CSET exam, both English and social studies. I received AP English credit in high school. I work on not only content but also strategy, especially regarding multiple choice tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I combine effective strategies from multiple authors to help students conquer this tough section of the SAT exam. I focus on unraveling "old texts", the excerpts from this section that give modern students the most problems.
Writing,

Writing

I have been a professional freelance writer for over a decade. I can really help transfer my joy for writing to students who dread the subject. My goal is to help students implement proven techniques that will make their future papers much better.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

I can help students pass the CSET exam, both English and social studies. I received AP English credit in high school. I work on not only content but also strategy, especially regarding multiple choice tests.
Writing,

Writing

I have been a professional freelance writer for over a decade. I can really help transfer my joy for writing to students who dread the subject. My goal is to help students implement proven techniques that will make their future papers much better.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have been a professional freelance writer for over a decade. I can really help transfer my joy for writing to students who dread the subject. My goal is to help students implement proven techniques that will make their future papers much better.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

I have experience helping students pass Social Studies, History, Core or English PRAXIS exams. I specialize in History/Social Studies exams, namely the 5081, 0081, 5941, 5004, and 5157 PRAXIS tests. I can also help with similar tests from other states, including the CSET, GACE, or FTCE, among others.
PSAT,

PSAT

I took both the PSAT and SAT and did quite well on both of them. I have been able to assist students of all ages in various test preps, including the ACT, SAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL, and GED. I specialize in teaching students test-taking tactics.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I combine effective strategies from multiple authors to help students conquer this tough section of the SAT exam. I focus on unraveling "old texts", the excerpts from this section that give modern students the most problems.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Very knowledgeable on APUSH + Insider on test taking techniques

Brian has deep knowledge in AP US History and shares valuable tips on test-taking techniques, including multiple choice strategies and essay preparation. He also recommended a companion book to the textbook.

Edwin, 2 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your kind words, Edwin! I appreciate it. I enjoy working with EJ. -- Brian

Knowledge, patient, and resourceful

Brian is a great tutor! He is currently tutoring me for Praxis 5004. After each session I feel more and more confident with the material! He also provides an abundance of study tools and resources which is extremely helpful.

Paige, 5 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Paige - I was thrilled to learn from you today that you passed your 5004 exam! Thanks for your business and also for the nice review from above. Take care and good luck! -- Brian

Extremely knowledgeable and prepared.

Brian did an amazing job of helping me prepare for my Core Praxis Writing exam. After failing 3 times and seeing my score go lower and lower, I turned to Brian for help. His bio was spot on. Brian came prepared with many documents and examples that we worked through together. He provided me with specific information on what the best course of action for the exam was. I passed the exam with 15 points higher than my previously failed exam. I highly recommend brian for any Praxis tutoring.

Claudia, 1 lesson with Brian
Tutor responded:

Claudia - I really appreciate your well-written feedback! I am glad I was able to help you pass your Core exam. I wish you luck! -- Brian

Awesome Tutor!

I took the 5004 praxis twice and both times failed by only 2-3 questions. Brian helped me increase my score by over 20 points! After only a few sessions with him I felt so much more confident. In between tutoring sessions he would give me practice tests as well as many different resources! He gave me so much I could barely get through it all before the next tutoring session but I can definitely say that he is the reason I passed!

Courtney, 3 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Courtney, for the great feedback! It is a privilege to help so many education students move on from Praxis difficulties and into their careers. I wish you all the best! -- Brian

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!!!!

Brian was so patient and willing to talk through all the Praxis material. This test can be very overwhelming, but he took it piece by piece to discuss topics and questions that you will see that could correlate to the topic. He also provides helpful hints about how to approach each question. He is definitely the reason I passed, and I would recommend him to anyone trying to pass Praxis 5004!!

Marisa, 4 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Marisa - Your kind words are nice to read. Thanks very much for the positive review. It is fulfilling to help future teachers pass the Praxis exam! Take care! -- Brian

Praxis 2

I currently took and passed Praxis 2 5081 on my first try. I had been studying for over a month but was not progressing the way I wanted too so I sought out a tutor to assist and that is where I found Brian. I can confidently say I probably don’t pass without Brian’s help/expertises. First his knowledge is on a expert level, but it’s Brian’s ability to help you organize and focus your materials that really helps. Most importantly Brian’s test taking strategies are crucial to passing. Brian teaches you how to analyze and break down questions so if you come across something you don’t know you can at least eliminate 1/2 of the questions to give you a much higher chance of getting it right. If you are taking Praxis 2 5081 test Brian is your go to. I will be forever thankful for his help.

Ryan, 10 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Ryan - Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback. I appreciate your thoughtful endorsement. I appreciated how hard you worked on studying and preparing for your exam. Best of luck in your career as a teacher! -- Brian

Great tutor!

Brian has helped my daughter improve her writing skills over the summer. He is patient and knowledgeable, and was able to provide an accurate assessment of my daughter's strengths and weaknesses, which made the lessons very effective. My daughter enjoys her lessons and we look forward to continue working with Brian during the school year.

Natalya, 27 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Natalya! I also look forward to my weekly lessons with Olivia. She is so bright and witty. It is good to know that she enjoys the lessons and that you deem them effective. Thanks again! -- Brian

Excellent Teacher, Great Knowledge!

I was studying for my 5004 Social Studies Test. I was using Praxis classes, studied some books and also took Praxis & ETS practice Tests. My practice test scores were between 60 & 70%. I knew I would not pass if I tried to take a Test. My Test date was scheduled one week away. I contacted Brian D.; we had 5 lessons (6 hours) working mostly on different type of questions. Every time we discussed a certain question, Brian would give me a very good explanation of the topic or historical event. Another very valuable addition to my private lessons with Brian was that he is a very generous person: he was constantly supplying me with very important information to help me better prepare for the Test. He gave me so much material that I hardly had time to study it all before our next lesson. All the materials were very helpful and condensed. As a result of me taking lessons with Brian D. I passed my 5004 Social Studies Test from the first try with more than enough points. If you are looking for a teacher to help you with your preparation to a certain Test, I highly recommend Brian D. Margaryta, 6 lessons

Margaryta, 7 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Margaryta! I appreciate your kind words! I am glad I was able to help you pass your PRAXIS 5004 test. I enjoyed your sense of humor! I wish you luck in the future...Brian

Knowledgeable and a patient tutor

Brian is an excellent tutor! I highly recommend him as he taught me some key points for the Praxis exam. He took the time to explain the problems and showed me a better understanding of the questions I had a difficult time answering. I highly recommend you will not regret it!

Denisse, 7 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Denisse! I appreciate your recommendation!

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$24/hour

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$24/hour

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Response time: 43 minutes