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Steve M.

SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT. PhD w/15 years exp. **ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19**

SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT. PhD w/15 years exp. **ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19**

$160/hour

  • 173 hours tutoring

About Steve


Bio

Hi!

I'm Steve, I live in Newton, MA, and I've spent nearly 15 years coaching students and adults in academic areas ranging from test prep to college/grad school application essays, personal statements, and professional and academic grant proposals. My background is extensive--I received a PhD in archaeology in London, coached the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT for well established firms including Kaplan, Manhattan Elite Prep and Summit, and I have worked with hundreds of high school, college, and...

Hi!

I'm Steve, I live in Newton, MA, and I've spent nearly 15 years coaching students and adults in academic areas ranging from test prep to college/grad school application essays, personal statements, and professional and academic grant proposals. My background is extensive--I received a PhD in archaeology in London, coached the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT for well established firms including Kaplan, Manhattan Elite Prep and Summit, and I have worked with hundreds of high school, college, and graduate students in one-on-one and classroom environments, many of whom are now in top schools around the country and abroad.

At all levels, my approach to coaching is strategic, conceptual, and creative. Whether I am tutoring a specific subject or a standardized test, I find that effective teaching inspires students to develop their critical and creative thinking capacity, in addition to mastering fundamentals. This is true whether I'm working with a high schooler on the SAT math section, or an aspiring scholar seeking a postdoctoral placement abroad.

Coaching typically begins with an initial consultation (phone, skype or in-person) free of charge, where we discuss background, interests, and goals, and develop an outline for a targeted program. My approach is structured yet flexible since every student has a completely different style of learning, and we may discover different areas to target as we move along. For standardized test prep, I encourage each new student to take a diagnostic test to establish a baseline score, and to identify focus areas, as well as periodic practice tests as the program moves forward in order to measure progress. Specialized coaching in other areas, such as personal statements or proposal writing, will be more varied and project-specific.

If you or a family member (or friend!) is interested in tutoring/coaching/academic help, feel free to drop a line!

Excellent references available for all subjects.

I look forward to working with you!

Steve


Education

University of Rochester
Political Science
Durham University (UK)
Masters
University College London (UCL)
PhD

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  • Hourly Rate: $160
  • Rate details: Group rates and multi-lesson discounts.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/14/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I've been coaching the GRE for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad (including Kaplan). Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
GMAT

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I've been coaching ACT English for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've been coaching ACT Reading for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been coaching the SAT Reading for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
Writing,

Writing

As an academic archaeologist, I've been helping students with their writing skills for years: at the grade school, college, and graduate level. I've written many peer-reviewed papers, articles, and proposals, and have a keen sense of how to write a solid research paper, university personal statement, or just a basic essay for a SAT or GRE exam. I help students understand processes behind creative and academic writing, and help them learn the rules (and how and when it's appropriate to break them!) Writing is an adventure, and I look forward to guiding your exploration.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

Hi! I have a PhD in archaeology from University College London, specializing in Central Asia, GIS, remote sensing, and landscape archaeology. I've taught and mentored many students--from middle and high school archaeology volunteers all the way up through graduate school. While my focus is archaeology, I'm comfortable teaching a variety of anthropological concepts, and I encourage creative approaches. I look forward to working with you!
Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, World History

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been coaching the SAT Reading for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
Writing,

Writing

As an academic archaeologist, I've been helping students with their writing skills for years: at the grade school, college, and graduate level. I've written many peer-reviewed papers, articles, and proposals, and have a keen sense of how to write a solid research paper, university personal statement, or just a basic essay for a SAT or GRE exam. I help students understand processes behind creative and academic writing, and help them learn the rules (and how and when it's appropriate to break them!) Writing is an adventure, and I look forward to guiding your exploration.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've been coaching ACT Math for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

As an academic archaeologist, I've been helping students with their writing skills for years: at the grade school, college, and graduate level. I've written many peer-reviewed papers, articles, and proposals, and have a keen sense of how to write a solid research paper, university personal statement, or just a basic essay for a SAT or GRE exam. I help students understand processes behind creative and academic writing, and help them learn the rules (and how and when it's appropriate to break them!) Writing is an adventure, and I look forward to guiding your exploration.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

Hi! I have a PhD in archaeology from University College London, specializing in Central Asia, GIS, remote sensing, and landscape archaeology. I've taught and mentored many students--from middle and high school archaeology volunteers all the way up through graduate school. While my focus is archaeology, I'm comfortable teaching a variety of anthropological concepts, and I encourage creative approaches. I look forward to working with you!
Archaeology

Archaeology

I have a doctorate in Central Archaeology with extensive experience with fieldwork, proposal writing, and teaching. I conducted my doctoral research in Turkmenistan, and have worked around the world in regions as varied as Greece, Virginia, and Mongolia.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

As an academic archaeologist, I've been helping students with their writing skills for years: at the grade school, college, and graduate level. I've written many peer-reviewed papers, articles, and proposals, and have a keen sense of how to write a solid research paper, university personal statement, or just a basic essay for a SAT or GRE exam. I help students understand processes behind creative and academic writing, and help them learn the rules (and how and when it's appropriate to break them!) Writing is an adventure, and I look forward to guiding your exploration.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I've been coaching ACT English for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've been coaching ACT Math for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've been coaching ACT Reading for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
GRE,

GRE

I've been coaching the GRE for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad (including Kaplan). Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
ISEE,

ISEE

I've been teaching standardized tests at all levels for 15 years. My approach to the SSAT and ISEE exams is both strategic as well as concept based, so that you're able to anticipate test content and answer questions efficiently, while gaining a thorough understanding of all the fundamentals.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been coaching the SAT Reading for years, including with some of the top firms in the US and abroad. Students of mine have regularly gotten into top schools, and the skills I teach on the test are applicable far beyond the exam itself. I look forward to working with you!
GMAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Very knowledgeable!

Steve definitely knows the material and was a great teacher. He used multiple examples of questions and explained various strategies and approaches to the questions. He definitely gave me a more confident approach to tackling the GRE. I highly recommend him!

Savannah, 2 lessons with Steve
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$160/hour

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Response time: 5 hours