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Evan C.

Experienced, Qualified, Effective, Fun

Experienced, Qualified, Effective, Fun

$90/hour

  • 924 hours tutoring

  • Brunswick, ME 04011

About Evan


Bio

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.


Education

Amherst College
English, Political S
Oxford University
Other
Loyola University, New Orleans
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Rate details: Special pricing and discounts available for online lessons ($75/hr) or advanced booking of at least three sessions ($75/hr).
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/29/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am proud of my 15-year, unbroken success rate: with literally hundreds of SAT students, I have never had even one who failed to improve after following my plan for tutoring!
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History,

Music History

I have a deep and abiding love for classical music, the history of which I studied first in high school (part of IB course) and then at Amherst. Beyond college, I have been an active self-learner as well and have written reviews of Opera performances in New Orleans as well as tutored students in music history and writing about music at Tulane (usually, of course, for their long-put-off term papers). I am familiar with all major periods of western music, from medieval to post-modern, with particular expertise in High Classical and Late Romantic periods. I also know theory and can use this knowledge to teach technically proficient students. I have taught courses on Beethoven, Minimalism, and non-western polyphony.
Political Science,

Political Science

I was a Political Science major at Amherst College, never receiving a grade below A-. Though invited to write a thesis, I was already writing one in English, so I graduated merely "rite" (a thesis was required, at that time, for Honors distinction).
American History, Art History, European History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high school and also tutored it for the SAT with more than 50 students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am proud of my 15-year, unbroken success rate: with literally hundreds of SAT students, I have never had even one who failed to improve after following my plan for tutoring!
Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high school and also tutored it for the SAT with more than 50 students.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high school and also tutored it for the SAT with more than 50 students.
Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Music History

Music History

I have a deep and abiding love for classical music, the history of which I studied first in high school (part of IB course) and then at Amherst. Beyond college, I have been an active self-learner as well and have written reviews of Opera performances in New Orleans as well as tutored students in music history and writing about music at Tulane (usually, of course, for their long-put-off term papers). I am familiar with all major periods of western music, from medieval to post-modern, with particular expertise in High Classical and Late Romantic periods. I also know theory and can use this knowledge to teach technically proficient students. I have taught courses on Beethoven, Minimalism, and non-western polyphony.

Other

Government & Politics

Science

Biology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high school and also tutored it for the SAT with more than 50 students.
Biology, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

My Praxis I scores are in the top quartile for each subject test, and a near-perfect score on the Mathematics sub-test. I also have Praxis II scores, with > 90th percentile for each sub-test. I have a perfect score in the English Literature and Language Content Knowledge test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am proud of my 15-year, unbroken success rate: with literally hundreds of SAT students, I have never had even one who failed to improve after following my plan for tutoring!
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Resources

Evan has shared 25 answers and 1 article on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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

Great tutor!

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

Inspirational!

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, 27 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 approach

Ying, 100 lessons with Evan

Unexpected Changes

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

Dedicated and Helpful!

Evan is an amazing tutor. Using exemplary advice, he guided me throughout the process of my entire essay from start to finish, helping me create an impressive essay. I highly recommend Evan; his teaching methods are outstanding and he put thought and effort into each lesson. If you want an extremely qualified tutor who is patient and intelligent, Evan is the right choice.

Julianna, 45 lessons with Evan
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Evan C.

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