Experienced, Qualified, Effective, Fun
Experienced, Qualified, Effective, Fun
A decorated graduate of top colleges, I have 15 years' experience teaching English language, literature, writing and test prep (including math) at American private schools, serving both high-performing and developing or learning-challenged students. I have also taught across the humanities and arts, including history, as well as music and art history. Throughout my career, I have also tutored privately in the same subjects, working 1-on-1 with students from middle school through...
A decorated graduate of top colleges, I have 15 years' experience teaching English language, literature, writing and test prep (including math) at American private schools, serving both high-performing and developing or learning-challenged students. I have also taught across the humanities and arts, including history, as well as music and art history. Throughout my career, I have also tutored privately in the same subjects, working 1-on-1 with students from middle school through college-aged, and from New Orleans to New England. This means I can help a wide variety of students, from those needing work on the fundamentals of grammar and syntax to those applying to competitive universities and needing to hone their college application essays.
I am an expert in standardized test prep, with an unbroken record of improving students' scores, primarily on the SAT but also on the ACT, GRE, and Praxis exams (I tutor Math as well as Reading and Writing). I am a careful listener, an empathetic learner (I, too, have a learning difference), and a very good explainer. Using a simple, metaphor-and-analogy based system that makes even the hardest concepts easier to learn, I also sort of specialize in "last minute" work and help students calm down, so they can focus and learn what they need to in a timely fashion. When I work with students, they have my undivided attention and absolute respect.
I was educated at Amherst College, in MA; the University of Oxford (Lincoln College), in England; and Loyola University-New Orleans, obtaining undergraduate and advanced degrees in English as well as an advanced degree in Education. I graduated from Amherst magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2000. I was voted Most Outstanding Graduate Student in the School of Education at Loyola in 2007. Teaching, I was voted Best New Teacher at a school in New Orleans in 2001, where I later became the youngest department chair in school history. Later, I moved to Western Massachusetts, where I also served as department chair. I am now taking time off to complete a book.
On the personal side, I'm right on the border between Generation X and the Millenials, which means I interact well with today's teenagers, college students and parents alike. I love cyclocross bike racing, video games, and skiing / snowboarding. I have a black lab who is ridiculously spoiled.
If we meet, I'll work at quickly identifying and focusing on your specific needs, no matter what your age or past achievements. Obviously, though, I work at a different level with college students or adult learners, who are to me more like peers I can help out, as I would my friends. I'm sure you can teach me a thing or two, too! Please reach out to get to know me--I would love to be part of your learning plan. My availability is very flexible.
Excellent Tutor, Would Highly recommend!!
One of the best Tutors that I have worked with, hands down!! Qualities Include: patience, skill, ability to teach, ability to put people at ease, maturity, persistence, common sense and morality.Praveen, 88 lessons with Evan
Evan has a very good understanding of what it takes to do well when taking a standardized test Iike the SAT. His approach is helping my son to develop a solid base but also is helping him to improve his results on a weekly basis. He is an excellent tutor and we couldn’t be happier with him!Florin, 14 lessons with Evan
Extremely thorough with a personalized strategic plan
Evan is a personable, relatable, and focused tutor. Very easy to interact and engage with. He also constructed a personalized and well-thought-out strategy focused to the study and prep process.Lynn, 7 lessons with Evan
Very knowledgeable and patient tutor
He helped me with a research proposal, narrowed the relevant points, finding the right questions for the research and to put it all together. He also helped me with the technology part, which was very helpful since we had an online session.Kely, 1 lesson with Evan
Smart, kind and targeted
Evan did his homework and was very prepared and ready to help my daughter with her prep for the ACT. Was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend him.Elizabeth, 8 lessons with Evan
Evan has been helping our son prepare for almost a month now and his practice test scores have gone up significantly! Great Job Evan ! Thank you / he has been accomodating to our busy schedule as well!Kristen , 9 lessons with Evan
Great math tutor!!!
I am a 27 year old college student and Evan helped me immensely in an intensive week long tutoring course on Algebra and Geometry. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable on a variety of different math disciplines and can teach across multiple skill levels. He is extremely professional and keeps the lesson on track while also being incredibly friendly and clearly has a gift for connecting with young people. Finally, Evan may be slightly more expensive than many of his fellow tutors, but the extra cost is the difference between a grad student trying to make a little extra money and a true educational professional like Evan. 5 Stars!David, 4 lessons with Evan
Evan is a rare find. He is organized, thorough, very thoughtful and has this extraordinary fluency with the English language. His intelligence shines through all he says and writes. Moreover he is a natural teacher who engages and inspires his student.Carla, 40 lessons with Evan
Patient and helpful
He is able to keep my daughter engaged during the lesson and teach her writing skills with a positive approachYing, 116 lessons with Evan
The original plan was to study for the GRE but after I found out that this was no longer needed Evan so graciously agreed to help me with upcoming statistics classes. Thanks Evan for being so accommodating!Josie, 10 lessons with Evan