Harvard Tutor for the SAT, ACT, and GRE
Harvard Tutor for the SAT, ACT, and GRE
If you're looking for expert instruction from a passionate tutor, I'm your guy. I scored in the 99th percentile on all the tests I teach, and, perhaps more importantly, I have many years of experience helping students prepare for standardized tests. I love standardized tests. Though they aren't easy, they are predictable. Over the years I've developed my own set of proprietary lesson materials that complement the material I use from other sources, and have worked out a process that has helped...
If you're looking for expert instruction from a passionate tutor, I'm your guy. I scored in the 99th percentile on all the tests I teach, and, perhaps more importantly, I have many years of experience helping students prepare for standardized tests. I love standardized tests. Though they aren't easy, they are predictable. Over the years I've developed my own set of proprietary lesson materials that complement the material I use from other sources, and have worked out a process that has helped every student I've ever worked with increase their score.
I offer test prep tutoring for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. My favorite analogy is to liken being a tutor to being a personal trainer. My job is to provide you with expertise, coaching, and structure to help you reach your goals. All three are essential.
I graduated in three years from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology and concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. In 2017-2018, I was a Research Assistant in Janet Metcalfe's Metacognition Lab in the Psychology Department at Columbia, where I studied how to maximize what students learn when they make mistakes. I'm currently a PhD student in the Psychology Department at Harvard.
Before moving to Cambridge, I spent seven years as a full-time tutor in New York City, working with students at some of the most competitive college preparatory schools in the country. Test taking has always been one of my strengths, particularly standardized tests. I know how important these tests are, and how big of an impact they can have on admissions decisions. That's why I like doing this - the ability to have an impact. Your success is important to me.
I'm available for one-on-one tutoring in Cambridge and Boston. If you would like to meet in Cambridge, we can meet in my office on campus or at my home office that is located across the street from Harvard Law School. All of my students receive support throughout their entire test prep process: structured lessons that include lesson materials and homework assignments; regular practice tests; and 24/7 access to ask me questions or request feedback (to the greatest extent possible - obviously I may occasionally need to sleep :)
If you would like detailed advice on strategy, I also offer paid consultations. Consultations are ideal for students who would like advice on the best ways to self-study.
I look forward to hearing from you and regardless of who you choose wish you great success on your upcoming test!
Extremely helpful tutor
He helped me vastly improve the reading comprehension portion of the SAT, and provided me with different and useful strategies to do well on the reading section. Not only did he improve my reading abilities, but also the grammar and math sections. He is a very patient tutor who accommodates your learning style and reflects his teaching methods to the way you think and understand information. He is an extremely helpful and patient tutor who immensely helped develop my techniques and strength in the sections of the SAT. I would recommend him to anyone, no matter his/her score, because he will help you improve immensely and fosters a compatible learning environment to maximize understanding and focus.Rashmi, 25 lessons with Peter
Peter is a great teacher. He helps students maximize their potential!
Today, Peter taught my daughter nuances of the English grammar that are heavily tested on SATs. He structured the lesson to balance conceptual explanations with numerous practice problems. He offered many helpful hints to better prepare for the test and provided follow-up homework for continuous improvement.Elena, 7 lessons with Peter
An excellent tutor for the SAT
When I came to Peter, I had a 960 on my PSAT. After working with him, I was able to increase my score by 500 points (and I know that I can increase it by 600 when we finish). If this doesn't convince you, then this will: Peter utilizes multiple tools to help your child/ your self learn the different techniques and general format of the SAT. For instance, he will give you/your child packets which specialize in particular subjects to help hone a specific skill. Peter will have you practice khan academy six or seven days a week; however, don't worry, it's manageable and time efficient. And he will assign you / your child a PSAT every two to three weeks to make sure you / your child are improving. The same applies to the essay if you / your child have decided to take it. Peter also teaches in a way that is not stressful nor overwhelming. If you are looking for a tutor for the SAT, then I implore you to choose Peter if not well who knows what might happen.Rio, 74 lessons with Peter
Peter was very thorough with review and lessons. He was patient and enjoyable to work with. Good luck to Peter who is going to Harvard in the Fall!Jonathan, 5 lessons with Peter
Well organized-Keeps my daughter calm. I would recommend Peter to anyone in need of a tutor. He communicates well and has a strong knowledge base of the materials for the standardized testing.Jennifer, 5 lessons with Peter
We had a great consultation with Peter last week. Peter was on time, very well prepared, and had a great understanding of what it takes to get kids to focus and get their homework done. Very well prepared and great with the students!Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Peter
Knowledgeable tutor, well prepared
Even though I did not have many classes with him, I could recognize that Peter is really worthy and has an entire plan sketched out for you to prepare for the GRE. He would explain the concepts patiently and in detail. I ended up increasing my Math score by 5 points.Aman, 2 lessons with Peter
Math Prep for SAT
Peter is very knowledgeable and helpful! He was thorough in his understanding as to what we hope to achieve through the tutoring process. Peter is helping us tackle an otherwise nerve-racking process. We would highly recommend him. He is also knowledgeable about all required studies for the SAT.Hilary, 10 lessons with Peter
Peter came prepared to our session and helped me work through my specific problem areas. His homework was responsive to our session and I feel confident the the can help me reach my goal.Naomi, 7 lessons with Peter
Engaging and Knowledgeable
Very patient when explaining answer choices and concepts. Very organized as well! Set a wonderful structure as to how and what I should study (I need structure). Definitely recommend!Toni, 2 lessons with Peter
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