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Declan C.

Pittsfield, MA

$40/hour

College Student (6+ years of tutoring experience for all grades)

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About Declan

Ever since I was in middle school I have been tutoring younger students. Throughout high school I tutored underprivileged elementary and middle school students multiple days a week. Starting in my senior year of high school I began to tutor younger high schoolers and prepare them for the SAT. I am particularly passionate about SAT tutoring because of the difference a good SAT score can make in where someone attends college and the effect that has on their life as a whole. When I was a junior in high school preparing to take the SAT I studied for it all on my own and received a 1900 the first time I took it. However, I later was able to sit down with my brother (an SAT tutor himself who earned a perfect 2400 when he took it) and go over practice problems with him. He was able to show me the tricks of the SAT and give me tips on how to answer questions. With his help, I got a 2200 the next time I took the exam--a true example of how much of an impact SAT tutoring can have.

When I tutor students preparing for the SAT I like to engage with them and conquer questions they are having issues with in a collaborative fashion. If a student is eager to do well and is motivated to succeed they will have no problems with improving their SAT prowess. Studying for the SAT is a tough thing to do, but I try to make it as fun as possible. In the end, I am doing this because I saw the impact a little bit of extra help from someone who did well on the SAT had on me, and want to share that with as many people as possible.

I received a score of 690 on the SAT math section when I took the exam in high school. Since then, I have taken far more advanced math courses in college which all have reinforced the math skills needed to succeed on the SAT Math section. I personally did not like math in high school, but the SAT math questions are like puzzles and can be pretty fun to solve.

I received a 760 on the SAT Reading section and a 750 on the SAT writing section when I took the exam. English has always been a strong suit of mine. On the SAT, the English sections are tricky, but if you know the correct way to approach each type of problem you will be fine. I have been tutoring students on the SAT section since before I even took the exam myself, and am proficient in explaining the questions and working them out with the students I tutor.

As a National Merit Finalist in my junior year of high school with a PSAT score of 223, I am proficient in the PSAT. Each section is extremely similar to the subjects seen in the SAT (something I have been tutoring students in for years).

Please don't hesitate to reach out and set up a lesson. Every second you wait is wasted time that could be spent preparing for the SAT and your future.
Ever since I was in middle school I have been tutoring younger students. Throughout high school I tutored underprivileged elementary and middle school students multiple days a week. Starting in my senior year of high school I began to tutor younger high schoolers and prepare them for the SAT. I am particularly passionate about SAT tutoring because Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
PSAT
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

Approved subjects are in bold.

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College of the Holy Cross
History

Education

College of the Holy Cross (History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Declan will travel within 14 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201.