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Steven F.

Professor for English, Test Prep, and many other subjects.

Professor for English, Test Prep, and many other subjects.

$48/hour

  • 1,396 hours tutoring

  • Gaithersburg, MD 20879

About Steven


Bio

I am a former university professor and an expert on all aspects of English and on the social sciences. I taught at the university level for about 20 years and I have taught at a private school for more than 10. I have been tutoring at all levels - pre-school, elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional - since 2007. I help students in many subjects and I enjoy helping all ages and levels to learn and accomplish their goals.

I have researched and taught...

I am a former university professor and an expert on all aspects of English and on the social sciences. I taught at the university level for about 20 years and I have taught at a private school for more than 10. I have been tutoring at all levels - pre-school, elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional - since 2007. I help students in many subjects and I enjoy helping all ages and levels to learn and accomplish their goals.

I have researched and taught all aspects of English language: speaking, reading, writing, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, speech-making, literature, business and professional English. I have also studied and taught mathematics, social and natural science, at both the public school and university levels. I help students study whichever topic they like or need: mathematics, science, engineering, government and politics, management, philosophy, religion, history...

I also teach Test Preparation, for TOEFL, IELTS, Praxis, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and others. I can help you earn the score you want and need.

If you tell me what you would like to study, I can help you to understand, speak, write and take tests about it.


Education

University of Maryland, College Park
Philosophy
University of Maryland, College Park
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $48 for in-person / $48 for online
  • Rate details: The recent rate increase is due to a change in WyzAnt's rate structure.
  • Travel policy: Within 9 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2015

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Subjects

Business

Business

Business

At the university level, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational science, business ethics, and corporate policy and social responsibility. As a private tutor, since 2007, I have tutored many undergraduate and graduate students in business, management, human resource management, industrial and organizational psychology, labor law, accounting, finance, economics, business and financial mathematics and statistics, real estate and investment.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

At the university level, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational science, business ethics, and corporate policy and social responsibility. As a private tutor, since 2007, I have tutored many undergraduate and graduate students in business, management, human resource management, industrial and organizational psychology, labor law, accounting, finance, economics, business and financial mathematics and statistics, real estate and investment.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Grammar

Grammar

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language to many hundreds of students, in private schools and as a tutor since 2007. I teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar to students at all levels: pre-school, elementary, middle and high school, college and university undergraduate and graduate, and professional. While I was a student, teacher and professor for twenty years, I studied grammar (of English and of other languages) through language research, linguistics, psychology and history. I can help students improve their grammar and go further - to improve their style.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I teach all levels of math, from elementary through middle school to high school and college, and I have taught in private schools, in universities and as a private tutor. I have a great deal of knowledge and expertise not only about the topics of math but also about the psychology of learning and teaching math and about its history, connections to culture, philosophy and science, and how it shows up in games and puzzles, engineering, science, art and technology, schoolwork and home life and jobs. I enjoy helping students -- children but adults too -- see the value, interest, enjoyment and even beauty that can be found in math. And I enjoy looking at math with others as they learn it and work on it; I go through it with them and experience it again as the classes go on
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language to many hundreds of students, in private schools and as a tutor since 2007. I teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar to students at all levels: pre-school, elementary, middle and high school, college and university undergraduate and graduate, and professional. While I was a student, teacher and professor for twenty years, I studied grammar (of English and of other languages) through language research, linguistics, psychology and history. I can help students improve their grammar and go further - to improve their style.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I teach correct handwriting skills to students of all ages, from children to adults. For example, I teach adult students at a private school as part of their preparation for college. In that program, students write, on average, one handwritten essay for thirty minutes a week; the essay must not only adequately answer a question and satisfy standards of good writing (grammar, vocabulary, relevance, etc.) but also satisfy standards of legibility, symbol choice and punctuation. This is especially important for students whose native language and culture use a different approach to orthography and spelling than is standard in English in the U.S. I have been teaching this to 15 students a week (on average, per class) each week since 2007.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading (as well as writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar) to all levels of students since 2007, both as a private tutor and as a teacher in a private school. I have taught many hundreds of students across the age groups, from elementary to middle and high school to adults. Prior to that, I was a university teacher and professor, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. I have studied and use many methods of teaching and learning, including research from education studies, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. I always look for and use the best method(s) for each student.
Spelling,

Spelling

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language, and use methods from psychology and theories of education to help students with particular difficulties, including spelling.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught many students how to take and succeed at the ACT, as well as other college prep and entrance exams (SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.). I was a university-level professor for many years, specializing in logic, analytical reasoning, ethics, organizational science and other related topics. For many years now I have been a teacher in a private school and a private tutor. I teach language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, literature, essay writing and analysis, research), mathematical skills, the humanities and the social sciences. I have studied the psychology of learning and teaching as a way to help students study, learn and achieve their goals.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped many students prepare for all aspects of the ACT, including those parts testing English language knowledge and skills. I have been tutoring English language and literature, and many other subjects, since 2007, helping students achieve the scores they need on the ACT, SAT, GRE and other tests. I have also taught standardized test preparation at a private school since 2007. Before that, I was a university teacher and professor for almost 20 years, involved in teaching, testing and grading writing and analytical thinking. I have studied a wide variety of methods and research on reading, writing, teaching, learning and testing, and I use that study to help my students do their best.
English,

English

I have taught English to many hundreds of students at a private school and before that I was a university professor for almost 20 years. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction, and English literature (fiction, poetry, plays).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language to many hundreds of students, in private schools and as a tutor since 2007. I teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar to students at all levels: pre-school, elementary, middle and high school, college and university undergraduate and graduate, and professional. While I was a student, teacher and professor for twenty years, I studied grammar (of English and of other languages) through language research, linguistics, psychology and history. I can help students improve their grammar and go further - to improve their style.
IELTS,

IELTS

As an English-as-a-Second language teacher, both at a private school and as a private tutor, since 2007, I have prepared many students for the IELTS test, a test often preferred by students who intend to enter business or corporate employment outside of the US. The IELTS test has two versions, the General Version (used primarily for students seeking employment) and the Academic Version (used primarily by students seeking entry to a university). I can prepare students for either one. I have a great deal of experience helping students to cope with the pressures and requirements of this sort of testing. Of course, I teach the requirements and skills needed for all four areas of language skill tested by the IELTS -- speaking and listening, reading and writing.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading (as well as writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar) to all levels of students since 2007, both as a private tutor and as a teacher in a private school. I have taught many hundreds of students across the age groups, from elementary to middle and high school to adults. Prior to that, I was a university teacher and professor, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. I have studied and use many methods of teaching and learning, including research from education studies, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. I always look for and use the best method(s) for each student.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I am now a private school teacher and a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught SAT reading to many students, both high school students and students originally from non-English-speaking countries. I teach all aspects of SAT preparation, both those connected to language and those connected to mathematics and quantitative reasoning.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Since beginning private tutoring in 2007, I have helped many students prepare for and succeed at taking the SAT. I teach the whole test, both the mathematics/quantitative parts and the language/reasoning parts. I have taught thousands of students, at the university level, at the primary and secondary levels, and at the professional level. I help students prepare for tests, for college and for careers. I can help you, too.
Spelling,

Spelling

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language, and use methods from psychology and theories of education to help students with particular difficulties, including spelling.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught TOEFL to hundreds of students from all over the world. I am an experienced and expert English teacher, helping students with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from elementary school through middle and high school to university and professional levels.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction.
Writing

Writing

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from children, through elementary, middle, and high school, to undergraduate and graduate, and professional adults.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

As a teacher, professor and researcher in philosophy, I studied and taught philosophy of religion and the historical and philosophical connections of religion to ethics, science, literature, language and culture. I have read and studied the Old Testament, or Torah, in Hebrew and English, and I have read and studied the New Testament in Greek, Latin, French and Hebrew. I have studied both Catholic and Protestant interpretations, translations and editions of the Bible, and investigated comparative religious studies of the Bible and the Torah and the Talmud, the Qur'an, the Book of Common Prayer and other religious texts. In response to requests from both undergraduate and graduate students I led studies/examinations of the Bible with respect to the justification of war, the idea of the 'good Christian soldier', corporate social responsibility and ethics in general.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English to many hundreds of students at a private school and before that I was a university professor for almost 20 years. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction, and English literature (fiction, poetry, plays).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I teach correct handwriting skills to students of all ages, from children to adults. For example, I teach adult students at a private school as part of their preparation for college. In that program, students write, on average, one handwritten essay for thirty minutes a week; the essay must not only adequately answer a question and satisfy standards of good writing (grammar, vocabulary, relevance, etc.) but also satisfy standards of legibility, symbol choice and punctuation. This is especially important for students whose native language and culture use a different approach to orthography and spelling than is standard in English in the U.S. I have been teaching this to 15 students a week (on average, per class) each week since 2007.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading (as well as writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar) to all levels of students since 2007, both as a private tutor and as a teacher in a private school. I have taught many hundreds of students across the age groups, from elementary to middle and high school to adults. Prior to that, I was a university teacher and professor, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. I have studied and use many methods of teaching and learning, including research from education studies, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. I always look for and use the best method(s) for each student.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I am now a private school teacher and a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught SAT reading to many students, both high school students and students originally from non-English-speaking countries. I teach all aspects of SAT preparation, both those connected to language and those connected to mathematics and quantitative reasoning.
Spelling,

Spelling

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language, and use methods from psychology and theories of education to help students with particular difficulties, including spelling.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.
Writing

Writing

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from children, through elementary, middle, and high school, to undergraduate and graduate, and professional adults.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
IELTS,

IELTS

As an English-as-a-Second language teacher, both at a private school and as a private tutor, since 2007, I have prepared many students for the IELTS test, a test often preferred by students who intend to enter business or corporate employment outside of the US. The IELTS test has two versions, the General Version (used primarily for students seeking employment) and the Academic Version (used primarily by students seeking entry to a university). I can prepare students for either one. I have a great deal of experience helping students to cope with the pressures and requirements of this sort of testing. Of course, I teach the requirements and skills needed for all four areas of language skill tested by the IELTS -- speaking and listening, reading and writing.
TOEFL

TOEFL

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught TOEFL to hundreds of students from all over the world. I am an experienced and expert English teacher, helping students with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from elementary school through middle and high school to university and professional levels.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English to many hundreds of students at a private school and before that I was a university professor for almost 20 years. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction, and English literature (fiction, poetry, plays).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading (as well as writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar) to all levels of students since 2007, both as a private tutor and as a teacher in a private school. I have taught many hundreds of students across the age groups, from elementary to middle and high school to adults. Prior to that, I was a university teacher and professor, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. I have studied and use many methods of teaching and learning, including research from education studies, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. I always look for and use the best method(s) for each student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.
Writing

Writing

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from children, through elementary, middle, and high school, to undergraduate and graduate, and professional adults.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

As a teacher, professor and researcher in philosophy, I studied and taught philosophy of religion and the historical and philosophical connections of religion to ethics, science, literature, language and culture. I have read and studied the Old Testament, or Torah, in Hebrew and English, and I have read and studied the New Testament in Greek, Latin, French and Hebrew. I have studied both Catholic and Protestant interpretations, translations and editions of the Bible, and investigated comparative religious studies of the Bible and the Torah and the Talmud, the Qur'an, the Book of Common Prayer and other religious texts. In response to requests from both undergraduate and graduate students I led studies/examinations of the Bible with respect to the justification of war, the idea of the 'good Christian soldier', corporate social responsibility and ethics in general.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have experience in college counseling for 30 years. At the University of Maryland, from 1989 until 1994, and at the George Washington University, 1993-2005, I was an adviser to undergraduate and graduate students for the Philosophy Department, advising both current and prospective students on application and admission to universities, on financial aid applications and related documents, on documentation for international students, on maintenance of work and grades to continue proper status, on course selection and graduation requirements, on applications for scholarships and fellowships, and on the taking of standardized tests and writing of essays for applications. As a private tutor since 2007, I have helped many high school students and many adult private school students with their university selection, entrance test preparation, and applications and essays.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.

Special Needs

Speech,

Speech

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught speaking (including pronunciation, articulation, and erudition) as an explicit part of the TOEFL test preparation of adult private school students, since 2007, at a language institute in Maryland. Pronunciation is about making the proper sounds. I can tell which English sounds you do not make or do not make well, and I can teach you how to use your mouth, lips, teeth, tongue, and voice to make correct English sounds. Articulation is about making words, phrases, sentences easily, smoothly, clearly, and effectively. I can help you with grammar and vocabulary and practice to help you articulate your thoughts well. Erudition is about being skillful with language. I can help you raise your level of language skill and style so that you can speak and write very well for school, university, business or your career. At the preparatory level at the school where I teach, students concentrate on speaking and speech for a two-hour class per week. I have taught this to approx. 15 students per week for each week since 2007. I also teach speaking and speech to students in special classes dedicated only to those subjects/skills. I regularly tutor speaking and speech, one-on-one, to private students, some in middle school, some in high school, some in college, and some working adults, both in person and via online lessons.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL to many hundreds of students, both at a private school and by private tutoring. I can help you with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I can help you at any level, from the very beginning to college/university studies and professional careers.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading (as well as writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar) to all levels of students since 2007, both as a private tutor and as a teacher in a private school. I have taught many hundreds of students across the age groups, from elementary to middle and high school to adults. Prior to that, I was a university teacher and professor, teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. I have studied and use many methods of teaching and learning, including research from education studies, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. I always look for and use the best method(s) for each student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I have taught study skills at the public school, university and adult private school levels. From 1988 to 2005, I taught study skills in my university courses, both undergraduate and graduate. Study skills include how to read well, how to take notes, how to schedule and manage your study time, and how to prepare for quizzes, tests, exams and projects. Also, study skills include preparing to write essays and papers and then writing them well, and preparing for important projects and then doing the projects well. Study skills also include paying attention to teachers and to teachers' instructions, and learning from mistakes. Since 2007, I have taught study skills to middle school, high school and adult private school students.
Writing

Writing

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. I am an expert in all areas of English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from children, through elementary, middle, and high school, to undergraduate and graduate, and professional adults.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught many students how to take and succeed at the ACT, as well as other college prep and entrance exams (SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.). I was a university-level professor for many years, specializing in logic, analytical reasoning, ethics, organizational science and other related topics. For many years now I have been a teacher in a private school and a private tutor. I teach language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, literature, essay writing and analysis, research), mathematical skills, the humanities and the social sciences. I have studied the psychology of learning and teaching as a way to help students study, learn and achieve their goals.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped many students prepare for all aspects of the ACT, including those parts testing English language knowledge and skills. I have been tutoring English language and literature, and many other subjects, since 2007, helping students achieve the scores they need on the ACT, SAT, GRE and other tests. I have also taught standardized test preparation at a private school since 2007. Before that, I was a university teacher and professor for almost 20 years, involved in teaching, testing and grading writing and analytical thinking. I have studied a wide variety of methods and research on reading, writing, teaching, learning and testing, and I use that study to help my students do their best.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have experience in college counseling for 30 years. At the University of Maryland, from 1989 until 1994, and at the George Washington University, 1993-2005, I was an adviser to undergraduate and graduate students for the Philosophy Department, advising both current and prospective students on application and admission to universities, on financial aid applications and related documents, on documentation for international students, on maintenance of work and grades to continue proper status, on course selection and graduation requirements, on applications for scholarships and fellowships, and on the taking of standardized tests and writing of essays for applications. As a private tutor since 2007, I have helped many high school students and many adult private school students with their university selection, entrance test preparation, and applications and essays.
IELTS,

IELTS

As an English-as-a-Second language teacher, both at a private school and as a private tutor, since 2007, I have prepared many students for the IELTS test, a test often preferred by students who intend to enter business or corporate employment outside of the US. The IELTS test has two versions, the General Version (used primarily for students seeking employment) and the Academic Version (used primarily by students seeking entry to a university). I can prepare students for either one. I have a great deal of experience helping students to cope with the pressures and requirements of this sort of testing. Of course, I teach the requirements and skills needed for all four areas of language skill tested by the IELTS -- speaking and listening, reading and writing.
ISEE,

ISEE

Since 2007, I have tutored many students, including many who have immigrated to the U.S. with their families (from China, Korea, Brazil and several European and African nations), and who want to attend an independent or private school as a step on the way to attending an Ivy League or similar university. Those students, primarily in middle school and early high school years, have needed to score well on the SSAT or the ISEE. I tutor students to take those tests and do well, developing all of their language skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and analysis of texts.
Praxis,

Praxis

I am a former university professor. I taught at the university level for about 20 years. Since 2007, I have taught many students how to take the PRAXIS tests they needed for admission to teacher education programs and to qualify for teaching licenses in Maryland, Virginia and other states. I tutor for PRAXIS I, a test usually taken before entry into a teacher education program or just after a student has been admitted to the program. It tests students' competence in reading, writing and basic mathematics at the academic level, that is, at the basic level for undergraduates. The Reading section requires students to read relatively short, somewhat academic texts and show their understanding of the content, rhetorical style and argumentation by answering questions about the texts. Students need to be taught about grammar, vocabulary, style, analysis and basic/general knowledge of culture and facts suitable for a graduating university senior. The Writing section tests five basic skills: Students need to be able to write argumentatively, write in an informative or expository style, revise sentences and paragraphs to be better, demonstrate an understanding of grammar, vocabulary and organization, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for academic published material. The Mathematics section requires students to show that they understand the sorts of math skills and knowledge expected in high school. I have taught all of these language and mathematics skills to many people and have successfully helped many students to prepare for and pass the PRAXIS I test. I also tutor for PRAXIS II, the subject tests that ask students to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the specific area(s) they want to teach. I can help students study for many of their specific content areas, since I can help them study many topics in the arts, sciences, humanities, engineering and some languages. Most recently, I have helped students prepare for PRAXIS II tests in English Language Arts and Composition and English Language Literature, Government and Political Science, Fundamental Subjects, and Social Studies.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I am now a private school teacher and a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught SAT reading to many students, both high school students and students originally from non-English-speaking countries. I teach all aspects of SAT preparation, both those connected to language and those connected to mathematics and quantitative reasoning.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Since beginning private tutoring in 2007, I have helped many students prepare for and succeed at taking the SAT. I teach the whole test, both the mathematics/quantitative parts and the language/reasoning parts. I have taught thousands of students, at the university level, at the primary and secondary levels, and at the professional level. I help students prepare for tests, for college and for careers. I can help you, too.
SSAT,

SSAT

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught and tutored many students to take and pass the SSAT as well as many other entrance exams (SAT, PSAT, TOEFL, etc.), and I can help your child, too.
TOEFL

TOEFL

After nearly 20 years as a university professor, I now teach at a private school and as a private tutor. Since 2007, I have taught TOEFL to hundreds of students from all over the world. I am an experienced and expert English teacher, helping students with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and accent reduction. I help students of all ages, from elementary school through middle and high school to university and professional levels.

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Best tutor

English tutoring. He is very good and very patient. He also provides multiple alternatives to improve yourself. He understands the challenges of teaching English for non-speakers.

Benjamin, 13 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable teacher

Steve shows advanced knowledge in English test systems. He seems patient, organized, and dedicated. Also, he is able to get issues fast and work on them in an organized way leaving exercises to practice and get better results.

Laura, 3 lessons with Steven

Great IELTS Reading tutor

Steven has provided valuable inputs to improve my reading strategies. I would surely refer him to my friends who are trying to score top bands in IELTS.

Karthika, 7 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable

We did a diagnostics to figure out what I really need to be working on. He helped me understand what I need to practice more and why. Instead of jumping to the harder topics, we worked on the foundations that are needed to be able to do the harder topics.

Elizabeth, 10 lessons with Steven

Very experienced and knowledgeable!!!

Steven is very experienced in tutoring English. He quickly located my problems such as pronunciation and he knows how to fix them. He is also very knowledgeable about European history and philosophy that I have been interested in. I am so thankful to Steven for that I can study not only English but also some other subject on his class.

Penny, 11 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Steven is a very good teacher. He has a good academic experience and he can speak on different topics. We passed a couple of lessons with him and he showed me the best way to improove my grammar and increase my vocabulary. He is helping me to fix my pronunciation. Steven's lessons are very valuable for me.

Evgen, 5 lessons with Steven

Patient and Kind Tutor

Steven makes you feel very comfortable and encourages you to put forth the best version of yourself academically. I just started tutoring with Steven but I know it will be great!

Marilin, 1 lesson with Steven

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor

When my son started working with Steven, he wasn't able to sit for an hour without taking multiple breaks. Now he is able to sit through a 1.30 hours class with just one break. Steven is very engaging and keeps the interest and focus of the student throughout the class. He caters to my son's level and makes him learn without him feeling that he is putting extra effort. We are very happy with Steven's tutoring

Deepa, 70 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and patient tutor and good academic adviser.

Steven reviewed my college essay and he corrected my essay and he gave me ideas. He is highly experienced and excellent mentor. I am planning to take few more sessions from him. I strongly recommend him to my friends and family members.

Sat, 2 lessons with Steven
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$48/hour

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