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Tom M.

Brighton, MA

$125/hour

College professor, independent college consultant and tutor

Background check passed as of 2/28/16

$125/Hour


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Yale University
Philosophy
Cambridge University
Master's
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Yale University (Philosophy)

Cambridge University (Master's)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

About Tom

I am a college professor of philosophy and an independent college consultant with experience tutoring standardized tests. I offer personalized advice at every stage of the path toward college, and I have helped many students get into their first-choice college and win scholarships to go there.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Yale University and graduate degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Texas at Austin. I am a passionate teacher with almost 20 years of experience teaching students the critical, analytical, and expressive skills that are tested on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT.

I offer college consulting and tutoring in person for a base rate of $125/hr, or online for $75/hr. I also offer lesson packages at a discount - contact me for more details!

The nation's top colleges recently pledged to revise their application requirements to emphasize the "daily ethical engagement" and "genuine character" of the applicant. I can help you navigate these new requirements. I am an expert in college admissions with years of experience teaching students how to comprehend the college admissions process and how to get the most out of college. I am a published author currently working on a book on college admissions.

Make the college of your choice compete for you! If you are looking for expert advice on how to make your college application as strong as it can be, or you simply want to improve your standardized test scores, I can help. I am available on a flexible schedule and at flexible rates. Contact me today!
I am a college professor of philosophy and an independent college consultant with experience tutoring standardized tests. I offer personalized advice at every stage of the path toward college, and I have helped many students get into their first-choice college and win scholarships to go there.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Yale
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Online rate of $75/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Background Check: Passed
Math:
GRE
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GRE, LSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Business:
GRE

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College Counseling

I am a college professor with 17 years of experience teaching higher education, including many years of teaching a class for first-year students on the college admissions process they have just gone through and rethink what college can offer them in the years to come. I have written a book on college admissions currently under review by Macmillan Press. I have experience working with parents and students to help them understand the admissions process from the college's point of view, to make their own best choices for how to position themselves as an applicant, to choose colleges to apply to that are a good fit, and to write essays that best express their individual passions and strengths.

SAT Reading

I have extensive experience teaching the verbal and analytical skills tested on the SAT and proven results improving student scores. I also have experience with other areas of the college admissions process, including thinking about what schools to visit and apply to, what activities and accomplishments to highlight for each school, and how to craft successful essays.

Yale University
Philosophy
Cambridge University
Master's
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Education

Yale University (Philosophy)

Cambridge University (Master's)

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Online rate of $75/hr.

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.