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I had taken the GMAT once before and scored a 630, which was far below what I felt I was capable of achieving. After just over a month of working with Brandon online two times/week, I retook the GMAT and scored a 740 (97th percentile)! Brandon, being as accommodating as he is, found time for me in his busy schedule (even sacrificing personal time). Brandon has a carefully crafted lesson plan and really pushes his students to do their absolute best. What you get from him, that you can’t get anywhere else, besides his exceptional coaching, are the little things. All of the resources you need are included with Brandon’s services. He also has countless tips and trick to solve problems and makes them very easy to understand. This combination makes a world of difference on the actual exam. Anyone who spends adequate time with Brandon, and puts in the work, will see substantial improvement in his/her score. Brandon has my highest recommendation! Do not pass on the opportunity to work with him!

Jake, I was so pleasantly surprised when you contacted me the other day to inform me of your 740 score! Thank you so much for giving a detailed description of who I am and what I have to offer potential students. It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and I wish you good fortune with all of your future endeavors!

Brandon was organized and helped my daughter understand the 'how' of test. She's already feeling that he will be able to help!

I always appreciate receiving feedback after the first session, Gia! Your daughter learned much about ACT English and will learn much about the other sections very soon! Thank you for your consideration!

In our first session, Brandon was clear, concise, and constructive in his instruction. His knowledge is immediately perceptible. I look forward to his guidance during my GMAT preparations.

Thank you for your feedback, Chris. Our efforts were productive during our first meeting. I look forward to more of the same in the near future. Thank you!

I had taken the GMAT previously and was not satisfied with my scores. I met with Brandon twice each week for approximately three months. At first, we met in person at his office in Bloomfield Hills. We then transitioned to online meetings. I must admit, I was initially hesitant to meet online but was pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of the sessions. It was also extremely convenient with my hectic schedule at work. By working with Brandon, I was able to improve both my verbal and quantitative scores: I scored a 730 overall on the exam, which is in the 96th percentile! I’m relieved my hard work paid off and could not have scored this high without Brandon’s help. Brandon was always able to answer my questions with very detailed responses. He also provided countless resources for me to practice, which was one of the keys to my success. If you want to succeed with the GMAT, contact Brandon. You are getting much more than a “tutor”, and he will definitely help you to accomplish your goals! I know I did!

Ben, thank you so much for your overwhelmingly positive review! I am elated you benefited so much from our interactions! You are a very dedicated and hardworking student, and this is clearly reflected by the scores you were able to earn. Well done, and good fortune to you!

Brandon really helped me hit home the fundamentals of roots and exponents. You're really getting more than just a tutor. Brandon supplemented me with materials to help me solidify my learnings also. Great experience

Ahmad, thank you for comments. I am glad you found our sessions so beneficial. We have much more to do, but I am confident you will improve your understanding of all aspects of the GMAT soon. Thanks again!

I am an adult returning to college after taking a 15-year break. I used Brandon's services for tutoring me in Calculus I! I was very rusty on my Algebra and PreCalculus which was hurting my ability to grasp simple concepts in Calculus. I was feeling leery about my first Calculus exam. However, after spending three hours in a tutoring session with Brandon, I felt a lot more confident going into my exam. He was very knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He's a professional and made me feel at ease the entire session. Before he moved on to the next problem, he made sure I understood the mathematical problem. He provided multiple examples to supplement my learning in that area if he felt I needed more practice. I am so glad I used his services! I'm definitely using his tutoring services again! I will probably use his services for other subjects too! Thank you Brandon!!

Lucy, what a pleasant surprise hearing from you! It was my pleasure to meet with you online yesterday. We definitely had a productive session, and I'm elated you feel more confident and at ease. I look forward to working with you more in the future. Thank you!

During our session today Brandon was great. He was very patient and genuinely wanted to help me through the work. He walked me through every step and showed me some short cuts to be able to solve certain problems. He even offered to send me additional info to work on. I am looking forward to working with him again!

Danielle, thank you so much for your feedback. We definitely had a productive session together online yesterday, and I'm glad you found it so beneficial. I look forward to more of the same very soon! Keep up the good work!

Brandon is a very patient tutor and does not just give his students answers. When I was stuck on homework questions, reviewing for exams, etc. he would give me time to try the problem on my own or at least just think about what is happening in the question. After a moment, I would tell him how I thought I should approach the question. If I was wrong, he would tell me so and gave me more time to think about it in a different manner. If I still could not figure it out, he would highlight key information or concepts that were relevant to the question but without giving me the answer. At this point I would usually be able to solve the problem, If I still could not do it, then he would start to work out the problem with me but only enough so that I could continue and solve the majority of the problem on my own. In addition to this, he would teach important ideas from the class that were not covered or explained properly during my lectures at school. This style of tutoring was very successful for me because it taught me the process of thinking I needed to apply and as a result I became more independent and knowledgeable. Thanks to Brandon's help, I was able to not only pass a difficult course but also have a legitimate and deeper understanding of the course material.

Shaan, thank you for taking the time to update your review of my services! I very much appreciate your willingness to provide such a detailed overview of my coaching. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together and am elated you scored so well in both of your University calculus-based physics courses. Good fortune to you with your pursuits!

So far he has helped me cover the math area of the ACT, which I am weak in. He has given me a variety of problems that might show up on the test, and has given me lots of helpful homework.

Thank you for the positive feedback, Reid! I'm glad you have benefited so much from our interactions. I look forward to more of the same moving forward. Keep up the good work!

Brandon was an amazing tutor! I had 3 weeks left in Calc 2 because my previous tutor went away for school. Brandon worked fast to get me on track and to pass the course. He is great because he takes your homework or assignments or material you're covering in class ahead of time, and then preps a session schedule/lesson plan for when you meet with him. For me I did 2 hours, twice a week and towards the end we did 4-5 hour sessions. His office is in a professional setting which is cool, and there's a lobby with four chairs where you can go ahead of time and wait or review until your session. Brandon knows his stuff. He generally knew what type of materials we would be covering in the course because he himself has taken it along with having other students who have taken it. I started out doing horrible in the course and ended with a B+ overall and an A on the final.

Thanks!

Andrew, thank you kindly for your feedback. You worked very hard during our sesssions, and it definitely paid off. I appreciate having the opportunity to support your efforts. Good fortune with your efforts in medical school!

Very friendly and helpful in assessing my math skills. Very knowledgeable of the topics discussed. Excited for our future sessions.

Thank you for providing feedback so soon, Jonah. I am excited for our future sessions as well. I look forward to working with you!

Helped me be more efficient in my mathematic work. Allowed me to ask questions and provided descriptive answers for the content that was being taught.

It is a pleasure working with you, Julie. I look forward to more of the same in the near future! Thank you for providing positive feedback!

Brandon is a tutor that is willing to teach and challenge, all while going over each of the necessary problems that students need to succeed—at the student’s own pace.

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Brian. I am glad you benefited from our interactions. I look forward to working with you more soon!

I am taking an accelerated Calculus course at MSU over the summer. I have never been a confident math student, and was worried about falling behind quickly. After the first exam, I knew that I needed more help in the course, so I reached out to Brandon. That turned out to be the best decision I could have made. I have received tutoring throughout my high school and college education, but Brandon is by far the best, most knowledgeable and professional tutor I have ever had.

Before our first session even began, Brandon created a thorough, personalized lesson plan that matched my goals for the course. With an accelerated course, he knew that time was of the essence and made it possible for us to meet as soon as possible. He took time to review my material, my syllabus and my textbook to learn more about my class. Rather than simply trying to "get through" the course, he has helped me truly understand the material and increase my overall grade, as well as my interest in math. We have been meeting 2-3 times per week, and an almost immediate change happened, in my scores as well as my confidence. As someone who has never enjoyed math, its a great feeling to be excited about a tutoring session and the work to be done, and to see results.

It's clear to see that Brandon is very passionate about what he does, and takes great pride in helping each student reach their individual goals. He is so thorough and professional, I only wish that I had started tutoring with him years ago. I would recommend Brandon for any student who struggles with their math coursework. Thanks, Brandon!

Will, thank you so much for your kind words. I have received many positive remarks about my services over the years, but this is definitely one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to read.

I'm glad you feel our sessions have made such a difference for you! I enjoy every minute of it! I also look forward to continuing to provide the same. Thanks again!

Math - GMAT, quantitative and qualitative. Extensive help in the core GMAT curriculum. Helpful in the discussion and critique of GMAT essays

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Sam! You have done very well with the concepts we have reviewed so far. We still have much to do, but I am confident you will greatly improve your understanding of all sections of the GMAT.

Keep up the excellent work!

Brandon was very helpful in preparing my daughter for the Sept. 2014 ACT as well as improving her study skills in her current classes. Her initial ACT scores were clearly not an indication of her intelligence, and she was becoming very frustrated. Brandon was able to identify that there were deficiencies in her understanding of basic concepts, and focused on ways to improve them. They concentrated on the Math and English sections, but also had sessions focused on Reading and an overview of the Science section. My daughter's scores improved by 5 points after the sessions, and I believe if she had started earlier with Brandon, they would have gone even higher.

Thank you very much for your kind words, Julie. It was a pleasure meeting with your daughter over the summer at my residence.

We worked together as much as we could to improve her performance, and I am glad she was able to increase her composite score by 5 points. I too believe she could have improved further, but I feel we made good use of the time we had together.

Please keep me updated about her admissions process. Thank you again for your kind words and for giving me this opportunity!

I recently completed a six week accelerated university calculus course, and choosing Brandon as my tutor was probably the best decision I could have made. I was never the best student when it came to mathematics, so in result, I knew I needed a great deal of attention. Brandon was very patient throughout the entire duration of the course. We met at his home for at least 4-8 hours/week to go over my assignments. Every hour of our time together was very useful, and my grade went up to a 4.0 very quickly. I was also extremely stressed about this course, but Brandon increased my confidence in my ability to grasp the materials. He also made an effort to accommodate my need to meet whenever I needed him, which was reassuring. My tutoring experience with Brandon showed me that anything is possible with practice, application, and hard work. I couldn't have gotten to the point where I am today with my calculus course without Brandon’s help.

It was a pleasure assisting you with your accelerated calculus course, DeVaughn. Now that you have completed the course, I am confident you can appreciate how much work it is to manage accelerated mathematics and science courses.

That being said, you responded very well to my instruction and scored much higher than your peers (according to the online statistics); you should be very proud of your results, because calculus causes difficulties for many students.

I wish you good fortune for the future, DeVaughn. Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

3) Brandon will text several times an hour and get annoyed if you don’t text back timely. “Hello!” You must rate him with 5 stars and you must do it on his timeline. That is very important to him. He will continue texting you until you have fulfilled his wishes.

4) Brandon creates dependency. This ties into his ideal schedule being three hours, twice weekly--whether you need it or not. It’s important to me for my kids to listen in class and try it on their own--after all, I paid for the class. I bet it’s much easier for these kids to do the work with Brandon sitting right there to help them through it. That will work and the kids will make the grade, but that does not promote independence or confidence. That’s not what I was looking for.

5) Scheduling was a nightmare. It didn’t matter once or twice a week, 2 or 3 hours, if you are thinking you can depend on 4:30 to 7:30 on Tues. (just saying) forget it. He can’t do it. Everyone has changing schedules and he’s busy trying to crunch the times together so he can fit more people in and have a life too. Some sessions were changed 3 times during the week. Keep in mind that the traffic in that area is heavy almost all the time so if you want to be timely, start early. I’m flexible and don’t mind the changes, but I’ve also had the pleasure of a consistent schedule. If you would like to cancel a session a week ahead of time, get ready for grief. He may tell you what he told me, that it compromises the integrity of his business.

If you are looking for a good tutor, Brandon knows his subjects and can relay that information. Sadly, I choose to live without the drama. After the first session, I asked my 14 year old about his session. He told me Brandon said, “You tell your mom good things about me and I will tell her good things about you.”

Again, I am sorry this situation overall was not positive for you. I want to provide helpful information in hopes that you will feel better about your experience.

I always ask parents and/or students what could be improved before they leave feedback for our sessions (star ratings and/or reviews). I want my services to improve with time, and this gives me an excellent opportunity to learn from those I serve. You and I did this on a few occasions and always reached an understanding. I appreciate your patience and willingness to assist me with this endeavor.

On occasion, scheduling has been challenging this summer, because I have had a few students coming and going due to camps, summer vacations, and personal emergencies. I have not experienced as much of this in the past and apologize for any inconveniences. During the school year I dedicate weekdays, until 9:00 pm, and both Saturdays and Sundays to my students; I want to provide as much flexibility and availability as possible.

I also have a 36 hour cancellation policy listed on my profile, so cancelling one week ahead of time has always been sufficient. The only time cancellations impact the "integrity of my business" is when they occur less than 36 hours before our scheduled times. I believe you are referring to the few times this occurred. My work is very important to me, so I must enforce this policy to sufficiently accommodate all of my students.

By the way, after my first session with Joe I stated, "I will definitely be putting in the good word for you, so I hope you will be putting in the good word for me as well." I said this, because your son is extremely intelligent for his age, and I was thoroughly impressed by his abilities. I wanted to let him know he did an excellent job and to verify that he was satisfied with my coaching. I'm glad that he was, because he and I accomplished great feats together after that time.

Dan passed his Calculus and accelerated Physics courses, Joe passed the first half of his Honors Algebra 2 placement examination with only six weeks of instruction, and I taught Joe almost all of introductory mechanics this summer solely through my own efforts. In my opinion, this is a job well done. I also consider both of your sons exceptional people and believe they will continue to be successful in the future.

Good fortune to you and your children. If you would ever like to discuss this situation further, please contact me. Thank you for this opportunity.

Brandon tutored my two sons, ages 14 and 18, in the areas of physics, algebra 2, and calculus. Both sons reported that Brandon was good at teaching these subject areas and I wish that was all it took to make a good working relationship. I have concerns in several areas and I would like to bring them to light.

1) Brandon saw both my sons in his home and usually there was no one else present during their sessions. When I asked him if one son could wait for the other, he told me there was nowhere for him to wait. I was never comfortable with this set up and will make sure future tutors meet in public places or I have access to them during the session.

2) Brandon tutors for a living. No matter the level or subject, I believe his preferable schedule is 3 hours twice a week--so get ready for that. It’s a house payment. I question the necessity for that intensity. For my 18 year old, I needed Brandon to clarify material my son didn’t understand after he completed his homework--at least attempted it--before the test. Brandon’s schedule was tight. He could only see my son on Tuesday when the homework was assigned on Monday and due the following Monday--before the test. You know what happened. My son did his homework as Brandon watched, and Brandon--in his wisdom--concluded that one day a week was not enough for my son to succeed. ((That is not tutoring, it’s babysitting.)) He wanted to add a day--Wednesday. One day, Friday or Saturday would have worked well for us, as my son could have had a chance to attempt completing his homework and had the opportunity to ask questions before the test. I expect that if your student attends class, takes the opportunity to ask the teacher questions, and he does his homework, he will not need more than 2 to 3 hours a week to clarify the new information.

Part 2 is posted on my other son's account.

I am sorry you do not feel this was a positive experience overall. I always try my best with parents and students and am usually extremely successful. I have accepted this situation as an inherent part of my work and only wish for it to improve.

Every student, with whom I have met through Wyzant, has met at my residence. I am able to offer extended hours and a quiet learning environment. There are almost always family members at home, and this is why I could not allow Dan to wait for Joe inside my residence; my family deserves some privacy and has household responsibilities. These necessities make it difficult to fulfill such requests, and this is the reason I offer live streaming video. I did not know you felt uncomfortable with our arrangement until now, and had I known, I definitely would have tried to work with you.

Most of my students meet for 2-4 hours/week. Dan was enrolled in university calculus and physics courses simultaneously. He was also enrolled in an accelerated (six week) physics course. These were the only reasons for needing to meet 5-6 hours/week for a couple of demanding weeks and 3-4 hours/week for more manageable weeks. In fact, Dan and I did not meet at all for a few weeks per his request, and even though I did not believe this was advisable at the time, I respected his wishes.

Additionally, I always actively engaged both of your sons with their studies. I am a natural teacher, so it is really impossible for me to watch someone else work without trying to help. I almost always have something to offer and work extremely diligently to serve my students and their parents; I love what I do and take great pride in my work.

I wish you and your children good fortune. If you would like to discuss this situation further, please contact me. There is nothing more I would like than for you to feel as though this was a very positive experience. In my opinion, it definitely was. Thank you.

Brandon does an excellent job on simplifying Physics and integrating material learned in the classroom with homework. Glad we found him.

Brandon was instrumental in helping my son integrate Physics and Algebra to reach that "A-ha" moment he was not finding with his teachers. I appreciate Brandon's ability to identify the gaps in knowledge and curriculum and develop a plan for success. I highly recommend Brandon and will seek out his services as my son moves on to college!

Very happy! Thanks, Brandon!

Thank you for your positive feedback, Deb. It has been a pleasure assisting your son with his mathematics and physics. I look forward to helping him in the future as well. Enjoy your summer!

I enrolled in the Kaplan GRE course over the summer, and after finishing the course, I still did not feel confident with the quantitative portions of the GRE. I contacted Brandon to ask for his assistance. I worked with Brandon for a period of about 3 months. With Brandon’s help, I was able to improve my score by 7 points. He also helped me to earn a 5.0 on the issue and argument essays. Moreover, Brandon is very personable, and I enjoyed our conversations a great deal.

I'm glad you were able to earn the scores you needed, Matt! I thoroughly enjoyed our interactions as well and wish you good fortune with all of your future endeavors!

Brandon has helped our son, a junior, with Precalculus. Max has gone from a C- to 100% and 90% on the last two tests! Brandon is also tutoring Max to help him improve his ACT scores. Max's composition teacher grades the ACT compositions. She had all her classes do a ACT composition in preparation for the ACT test. She called Max and one

other student to her room after school last week to complement them as the only two students to score a perfect 100% on the ACT composition. Thanks Brandon for your very organized and focused tutoring.

It's wonderful to hear that your son has already received such positive feedback for his efforts, Julie. He has responded very well to my instruction, and I look forward to similar experiences in the immediate future!

I am confident that together we will further improve his Precalculus grade this trimester, ensure high marks in his Precalculus and Physics courses next trimester, and increase his ACT performance for subsequent retakes (he seems to have already perfected the writing portion).

Thank you very much for this opportunity!

Brandon has been very patient. The assignments for AP Physics have been very difficult and apparently beyond what will be needed for the AP exam. He has worked very hard to explain the concepts, and help in the understanding and completion of the homework assignments.

Update: Matt passed both his AP Calculus and AP Physics classes with A's. He also passed AP exams for Calculus BC, Physics C: Mechanics, and Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, getting 12 college credit hours. Thanks Brandon, you were a big part in helping him succeed.

I always appreciate when I receive updated feedback from students and parents, Elaine.

I am ecstatic that Matt was able to perform so well in his course and on his AP examinations. He is an extremely hard-working young man, and it's awesome to see it pay off.

I wish you and your son the best fortune moving forward. Thank you!

I work forty hours each week, plus twenty or more hours of overtime, so I needed someone who could accommodate my hectic schedule. I was also at a crossroad in my life and wanted to retake the GRE. I needed someone to inspire me to success, so I searched “high and low” for a tutor and found Brandon. To prepare, I met with Brandon for approximately four months at his West Bloomfield residence.

Brandon has a special gift. He is able to simplify information and to adapt it to an individual’s needs. He is also able to adjust his lesson plans to help his students to avoid frustration and to reinforce positivity.

My hesitation at times was completely unwarranted, because Brandon always exceeded my expectations. I was constantly reassured that I was making progress and now the improvements are quite obvious. Brandon helped to increase my understanding of quantitative reasoning (logic, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry) and qualitative reasoning (vocabulary, sentence completions/equivalencies, reading comprehension, and essay writing). My performance on the GRE greatly improved as a result.

Not only have these changes given me the opportunity to be successful at the graduate level, but I have also been able to take advantage of my new found confidence for a recent job interview. I am extremely hopeful of the results.

I thought I was seeing Brandon to improve my GRE score, but now I understand that Brandon has helped to change the way I approach my life. I now study smart, instead of “hard,” and have regained the confidence to believe anything is possible. I consider myself very fortunate to have received his assistance, and any student will be thrilled to have Brandon as his/her tutor!

Thank you so much for your kind words, Rene! It was an absolute pleasure assisting you with your GRE preparation. I am elated that you benefited from our interactions much more than just with your studies.

I am also excited that you passed your job interview and will be starting the new position soon. Good fortune with your relocation and with all of your future endeavors!

I was in the process of applying to graduate programs for Occupational Therapy when I contacted Brandon. To qualify, I needed to improve my GRE scores. Brandon and I met at his house for approximately two months, and during this time, he helped me to substantially increase my performance on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam. With our combined efforts, I was able to score much higher than what my prospective programs requested. I am very appreciative of Brandon’s efforts and strongly recommend his services to anyone needing help with the GRE. Brandon is well-prepared and knows what he is doing. The entire experience was an absolute pleasure!

Thank you very much for the feedback, Rich. I definitely enjoyed our time together and am elated that you benefited so much from our interactions.

You have what it takes to be very successful in graduate school, so please keep me informed of your progress!

Brandon is a really great tutor. He is always prepared and great at teaching. I highly recommend using him as a tutor.

Thank you very much for your feedback, Natalie. It is a pleasure assisting your son with his Probability & Statistics course at MSU.

He is doing very well so far, and I look forward to more of the same in the immediate future!

For my algebra courses Brandon has been extremely helpful in helping me understand the different concepts that I am working with and helpful solutions to further my understanding of the material. He has saved me time and helped alleviate the frustration that I typically associate with Algebra, much better than the instructors I have had.

Thank you for the positive feedback, Nicole. It is a pleasure assisting you with your mathematics curriculum. I'm elated that you find our sessions enjoyable, because I do as well. I look forward to helping you create even more success!

He is an excellent teacher and thanks for help in the AP Physics.

You're quite welcome, Naseem. Your son is a very intelligent and hard-working young man. I am confident that he performed well on his AP Physics B examination.

This entire experience has been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for this opportunity!

Brandon helped me with my Honors Physics course at Andover. We met at his house, and his office/study was always comfortable and quiet. We covered a wide-variety of topics including kinematics, gravitation, conservation of energy & momentum, electric fields & light etc. Brandon provided the content and structural that was missing from my course at school, so I fell much more confident about my understanding of physics and mathematics. I also feel much more prepared for AP Physics C next year and look forward to receiving Brandon's support for that course as well. Brandon definitely has the answer for success, and I highly recommend his services. This has been a wonderful experience for me, and you will be thankful you chose to receive his assistance!

It it a pleasure to assist you with Honors Physics, Ben. You are a very intelligent young man, and I see very positive experiences for you in AP Physics C next year.

It will be my honor to assist you with that curriculum as well. Keep up the good work!

I met with Brandon at his home in West Bloomfield for help with my AP Physics B class. We met in a

very quiet and comfortable environment. Brandon always helped me to feel relaxed and confident

with my studies. I enjoyed my time with him, because he seemed to really care about my success (he was patient, friendly, attentive, and hard-working). Our sessions were a lot of fun and very useful. Each week he helped me with my WebAssign homework, made sure I understood the underlying mathematics, and gave me more problems to practice. I understood his instruction much more than the instruction I had been receiving at school. I now have a better understanding of mathematics and physics and a much higher grade in my AP Physics B class. I will make sure to mention you to my friends and family, Brandon. Thank you for your help!

Justin, your comments flatter me! Thank you for your kind and descriptive words about our interactions.

You responded very well to our sessions, and I'm elated that you have found more success with your coursework.

Keep up the good work, and I wish you good fortune on your upcoming AP examination. Thank you!

Brandon has reached my son at a level that his high school physics teacher never could. Suddenly, my son is coming home saying, "I get this, it all makes sense now!" What a wonderful sense of confidence he is developing. Thanks!

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Pat! You must be proud to have such an inspired young man as a son! It is a pleasure to assist him with his physics curriculum, and I look forward to more positive experiences in the future!

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The English section of the ACT gives students forty-five minutes to complete seventy-five multiple choice questions. The section tests usage and mechanics (punctuation, grammar, usage, sentence structure) and rhetorical skills (strategy, organization, style).

I scored a 35 composite on the ACT: English 35, Mathematics 36, Reading 34, and Science 36. I have prepared students for the English section of the ACT for more than thirteen years. Many of my students have scored in the 30s and have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

During our sessions, we work through official ACT examinations. Students learn numerous concepts including subject/verb agreement, parallel structure/parallelism, nominative and objective pronouns, independent and dependent clauses, punctuation (commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes), active and passive voice, dangling modifiers, verb conjugation of several tenses, appositives, prepositional idioms, etc.

I reinforce concepts learned during our sessions with challenging homework assignments using resources such as Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and McGraw Hill. Students are asked to complete unofficial examinations for additional practice, as well as content-specific assignments to strengthen inconsistencies.

I look forward to ensuring your success with ACT English!

*I also support the Mathematics, Reading, Science, & Enhanced Writing sections of the ACT*

The Mathematics section of the ACT gives students sixty minutes to complete sixty multiple choice questions. The section tests pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry.

I scored a 35 composite on the ACT: English 35, Mathematics 36, Reading 34, and Science 36. I have prepared students for the Mathematics section of the ACT for more than thirteen years. Many of my students have scored in the 30s and have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

During our sessions, we work through official ACT examinations. Students learn numerous concepts including linear equations, quadratic equations, counting methods, combinatorics (combinations and permutations), factoring (difference of squares and perfect square trinomials), inequalities and absolute values, complex fractions, simplifications, rational functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences, rationalizations, translations and symmetry, logarithms, right triangle geometry (Pythagorean Theorem and triplets, basic trigonometric functions, "special" side ratios), circles (general formula, completing the square, circumference, area, sectors), polygons (triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids), basic probability, etc.

I reinforce concepts learned during our sessions with challenging homework assignments using resources such as Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and McGraw Hill. Students are asked to complete unofficial examinations for additional practice, as well as content-specific assignments to strengthen inconsistencies.

I look forward to ensuring your success with ACT Mathematics!

*I also support the English, Reading, Science, & Enhanced Writing sections of the ACT*

The Reading section of the ACT gives students thirty-five minutes to complete forty multiple choice questions. The section covers four types of reading passages: Prose Fiction, Social Studies, Humanities, and the Natural Sciences.

I scored a 35 composite on the ACT: English 35, Mathematics 36, Reading 34, and Science 36. I have prepared students for the Reading section of the ACT for more than thirteen years. Many of my students have scored in the 30s and have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

ACT Reading is extremely similar to ACT Science; both sections require students to interpret information that is presented in a variety of ways. Reading and learning vocabulary will improve a student's score, but students must consistently practice and adjust to the way information is presented to find lasting success.

Over the years, I have devised an extremely useful method for reading comprehension that applies to all levels of academics. I reinforce concepts learned during our sessions with challenging homework assignments using resources such as Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and McGraw Hill. Students are asked to complete official and unofficial examinations, so they become proficient at applying the methodology.

I look forward to ensuring your success with ACT Reading!

*I also support the English, Mathematics, Science, & Enhanced Writing sections of the ACT*

The Science section of the ACT gives students thirty-five minutes to complete forty multiple choice questions. The section covers three main areas of comprehension: data representation (the interpretation of graphical and tabular data), research summaries (experimental design and interpretation of results), and conflicting viewpoints (understanding, analysis, and comparison of alternative viewpoints or hypotheses).

I scored a 35 composite on the ACT: English 35, Mathematics 36, Reading 34, and Science 36. I have prepared students for the Science section of the ACT for more than thirteen years. Many of my students have scored in the 30s and have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

ACT Science is extremely similar to ACT Reading; both sections require students to interpret information that is presented in a variety of ways. Learning basic scientific principles will improve a student's score, but students must consistently practice and adjust to the way information is presented to find lasting success.

During our sessions, we work through official ACT examinations. I reinforce concepts learned during our sessions with challenging homework assignments using resources such as Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and McGraw Hill. Students are asked to complete unofficial examinations for additional practice, as well as content-specific assignments to strengthen inconsistencies.

I look forward to ensuring your success with ACT Science!

*I also support the English, Mathematics, Reading, & Enhanced Writing sections of the ACT*

Algebra 1 is the first dedicated course for algebra. Algebra is a cornerstone of mathematics and is a topic most students will want to master in high school. Solid foundations in algebra will give students the ability to excel with related topics such as the ACT, PSAT(s), SAT, probability, statistics, precalculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.

Students learn numerous concepts including linear equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, exponential functions, radical expressions, and rational functions.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Algebra 1 for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Algebra 1 as well!

*I also support Prealgebra, Algebra 2, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 1, Integrated Mathematics 2, and Integrated Mathematics 3 coursework*

Algebra 2 is the second course dedicated to the study of algebra. Algebra 2 expands upon the foundations created in Algebra 1. Together, Algebra 1 and 2 form a cornerstone of mathematics that most students will want to master in high school. Solid foundations in algebra will give students the ability to excel with related topics such as the ACT, PSAT(s), SAT, probability, statistics, precalculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.

Students learn numerous concepts including linear equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices (operations and determinants), quadratic functions and inequalities, polynomial functions, radical equations and inequalities, rational expressions and equations, exponential and logarithmic relations, and conic sections.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Algebra 2 for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Algebra 2 as well!

*I also support Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 1, Integrated Mathematics 2, and Integrated Mathematics 3 coursework*

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it.

The examination is composed of the following sections:

General Science (GS)

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)

Word Knowledge (WK)

Paragraph Comprehension (PC)

Mathematics Knowledge (MK)

Electronics Information (EI)

Automotive and Shop Information (AS)

Mechanical Comprehension (MC)

Assembling Objects (AO)

Verbal Expression (VE)

There are computerized and written versions of the ASVAB, each having different numbers of questions and varying time constraints.

ASVAB scores are extremely important for the placement of trainees within the structure of the Armed Forces. I have assisted students, from disparate backgrounds, with the ASVAB for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with the ASVAB as well!

*I also support all sections of the GED*

Calculus is an expansive part of mathematics that requires two years to learn in high school, college, and university.

Calculus AB investigates topics such as functions, graphs, and limits; differentiation and its applications; and integration and its applications.

Calculus BC investigates topics such as functions, graphs, and limits; differentiation and its applications; integration and its applications; and polynomial approximations and series.

A university Calculus 1 course investigates topics such as limits, differentiation (power rule, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, implicit differentiation, etc.), applications of differentiation (related rates, Mean Value Theorem, First Derivative Test, Second Derivative Test, Optimization, etc.), and anti-differentiation.

A university Calculus 2 course investigates topics such as integration techniques (substitution, trigonometric substitution, integration by parts, L'Hopital's Rule, partial fraction decomposition, tabular identities, etc.), infinite series (geometric, p-series, alternating, power, Maclaurin & Taylor expansions, etc.), infinite series tests (convergence, divergence, integral, comparison, ratio, root, etc.), and Fourier expansions.

A university Calculus 3 course, which offers curriculum not introduced in Calculus AB or BC, investigates topics such as vector functions (differentiation, integration, velocity, acceleration, tangent, normal, arc length, curvature, etc.), differentiation of multivariable functions (partial derivatives, differentials, extended chain rule, gradients, tangent planes, normal lines, extrema, etc.), multiple integration (double integrals, volume, polar coordinates, center of mass, moments of inertia, surface area, triple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, Jacobians, etc.), and Laplace transforms.

Calculus is another cornerstone of mathematics and is one of the more useful branches for high school and undergraduate students to master. Solid foundations in Calculus will allow students to excel with related topics such as differential equations, partial differential equations, physics, engineering, computer science, physical chemistry, etc.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with all levels of Calculus for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Calculus as well!

*I also support Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Further Mathematics HL, and AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC College Board examinations*

The Cooperative Admissions exam (COOP), typically administered in October or November, and the Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Test (HSPT), typically administered in the spring and fall, are given each year to eighth-graders seeking admission to specific Catholic high schools. The COOP measures academic achievement and academic aptitude and is used by high schools to make decisions about admitting applicants and to group prospective ninth-grade students into classes.

The COOP lasts 2.5 hours and contains approximately 180 multiple-choice questions divided into 7 subtests: Sequences, Analogies, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning: Words, Verbal Reasoning: Context, Reading and Language Arts, and Mathematics.

The HSPT lasts approximately 2.5 hours as well and contains 298 multiple-choice questions divided into five sections: Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills. The Scholastic Testing Service also provides a choice of one optional test in Mechanical Aptitude, Science, or Catholic Religion, but these sections typically are not administered.

The exam changes from year to year so that no students are more familiar than others with the test format and content. You may see new question styles, or a different number of questions within a section. However, the content areas that the test covers remain basically the same.

I have assisted students with the COOP and HSPT for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. Most students score between the 80th and 90th percentiles for their composite scores, which is considered a "high" score by the tests' standards. This allows students to easily gain acceptance to prominent educational institutions. I look forward to ensuring your success with the COOP and HSPT as well!

*I also support all sections of the ISEE and SSAT*

Differential Equations is another cornerstone of mathematics and is a topic physics and engineering students will want to master during their undergraduate tenures. Solid foundations in differential equations will give students the ability to excel with related topics such as partial differential equations, physics, and engineering.

Differential Equations involves solving first-order differential equations (separable, exact, linear, non-linear, Bernoulli, etc.), solving higher order differential equations (linear, homogeneous, non-homogenous, Cauchy-Euler, etc.), and various methods to transform differential equations into forms that can be more easily solved (substitution, reduction of order, superposition, annihilation, variation of parameters, etc.).

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Differential Equations for more than nine years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Differential Equations as well!

English is an essential language to know for many reasons: English is the language of science (mathematics is the quantitative language, and English is the qualitative language), English speakers earn more money than non-English speakers, English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers, English is based on an alphabet making it much easier to learn, and English is the language of the film industry making it easier for English speakers to assimilate new information and to no longer rely on subtitles.

I have supported students with the English, Reading, and Writing sections of the ACT and the critical reading, writing, and essay portions of the PSAT and SAT for more than thirteen years. I have also supported university students with the verbal and essay (issue and argument) sections of the GRE and GMAT for more than nine years. My students substantially increase their scores, and standardized examination preparation continues to be one of my most successful endeavors.

Additionally, I offer in-session assistance with writing (grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, sentence structure, organization) and out-session proofreading services. This combination allows students to improve their writing skills, while being able to rely on my expertise as a "safety net". I look forward to ensuring your success with the English language!

*I also support students with Grammar, Editing and/or Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Essay Writing*

Finite Mathematics is a course conventionally required of business students, in which the curriculum brings together several mathematical topics including basic probability theory, an introduction to linear programming, some theory of matrices and determinants, and sometimes an abbreviated account of calculus.

Finite Mathematics is challenging, because it requires students to understand mathematics from a discrete perspective rather than continuous perspectives typically used in calculus and associated fields.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Finite Mathematics for more than nine years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Finite Mathematics as well!

*I also support Discrete Mathematics coursework*

General Educational Development (GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, in the majority of the United States.

I have assisted students with the GED for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. Every student I have assisted has passed the examination with ease and has learned additional skills to support further education and/or career pursuits. I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the GED!

*I also support all sections of the ASVAB*

Geometry is an important branch of mathematics for high school students to master. Other than graphing solutions in algebra, geometry is the first opportunity for students to work with physical representations. Strong foundations in geometry will allow students to excel with related topics: ACT, SAT, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.

Students learn topics including reasoning and proofs (deductive, inductive, diagrams), parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles (SSS, SSA, SAS, ASA, AAS, HL, isosceles, equilateral, transformations), relationships within triangles (Midsegment Theorem, perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, medians, altitudes, inequalities), similarities (ratio, proportions, geometric mean, similar figures), right triangles and trigonometry (Pythagorean Theorem, sine and cosine ratios), quadrilaterals, properties of transformations (translations, reflections, rotations), properties of circles (tangents, arc lengths, inscriptions), length, area, and volumes.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Geometry for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Geometry as well!

*I also support Trigonometry, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 1, Integrated Mathematics 2, and Integrated Mathematics 3 coursework*

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) that evaluates an individual's skills in preparation for admission to graduate management programs such as an MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance. More than 5,900 programs offered by more than 2,100 universities and institutions use the GMAT exam as part of their selection criteria.

The GMAT evaluates writing skills (argument essay), quantitative skills (problem solving & data sufficiency), and verbal skills (sentence corrections, critical reasoning, & reading comprehension). An integrated reasoning section was recently introduced and designed to measure a test taker’s ability to evaluate data presented in new formats and from multiple sources.

I earned a quantitative score of 54, a verbal score of 47, and a writing score of 6.0. All of these are in the 99th percentile for the GMAT and translate to an overall score of 780. I have taken the GMAT three times: once to submit the scores to prospective MBA programs and twice to gain experience with the integrated reasoning section (I scored an 8 on the section both times).

I have assisted students with the GMAT for more than nine years with outstanding results. Many of my students have earned scores in the 700s and have been admitted to prestigious programs such as the University of Michigan (Ross), University of Chicago (Booth), University of Indiana (Kelley), Stanford University, Northwestern University (Kellogg), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), etc.

I use a combination of resources from GMAC (official), Manhattan Prep, Aristotle Prep, Veritas, Kaplan, and The Princeton Review. My program consists of three tiers of study: prerequisite skills, GMAT fundamentals, and GMAT mastery. I am able to adjust the program to the abilities of the student to further maximize results.

I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the GMAT!

*I also support all sections of the GRE*

Grammar is a crucial skill for students to develop but difficult to master.

Grammar is important for refining communication skills, adhering to national standards, scoring well on standardized examinations, preparing for college and/or university admissions, and showing promise to prospective employers.

I have supported students with the English, Reading, and Writing sections of the ACT and the critical reading, writing, and essay portions of the PSAT and SAT for more than thirteen years. I have also supported university students with the verbal and essay (issue and argument) sections of the GRE and GMAT for more than nine years. My students substantially increase their scores, and standardized examination preparation continues to be one of my most successful endeavors.

My students substantially increase their scores, and standardized examination preparation continues to be one of my most successful endeavors. Please consult my subject descriptions to receive information about specific examinations.

Additionally, I offer in-session assistance with writing (grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, sentence structure, organization) and out-session proofreading services. This combination allows students to improve their writing skills, while being able to rely on my expertise as a "safety net". I look forward to ensuring your success with grammar!

*I also support English, Editing and/or Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Essay Writing*

The revised GRE General Test measures skills that have evolved over a long period of time and bare no relation to specific fields of study. Therefore, the main purpose of this examination is to verify that a student is prepared for graduate studies.

The GRE evaluates writing skills (issue and argument essays), verbal skills (reading comprehension, text completion, & sentence equivalence), and quantitative skills (quantitative comparison & discrete: multiple-choice select one answer, multiple-choice select one or more answers, numeric entry).

On the original scoring scale, I earned a verbal score of 740 (169 on the new scale), a quantitative score of 800 (170 on the new scale), and an analytical writing score of 5.5. All of these scores are in the 99th percentile for the GRE. I have taken the GRE three times: once to submit scores to graduate programs and twice to gain experience with the revised content (inclusion of a calculator and section-based scoring).

I have assisted students with the GRE for more than nine years with outstanding results. Many of my students have earned exceptional scores and have been admitted to prestigious programs: George Washington University & Duke University (Physician Assistant), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) & University of Chicago (Economics), University of Pennsylvania & Harvard University (Anthropology), University of California Berkeley & University of Michigan (Psychology), Boston University & Northwestern University (Communications), etc.

I use a combination of resources from ETS (official), Manhattan Prep, Barron, Kaplan, and The Princeton Review. My program consists of three tiers of study: prerequisite skills, GRE fundamentals, and GRE mastery. I am able to adjust the program to the abilities of the student to further maximize results.

I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the GRE!

*I also support all sections of the GMAT*

The ISEE is an admissions exam to independent and select schools. The Upper Level is for students in grades 8 through 11 who are candidates for grades 9 through 12.

The ISEE consists of three parts: (a) carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure a student's capability for learning; (b) reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about a student's strengths and weakness in those areas; and (c) an essay section.

The ISEE essay is timed and written in response to a prompt. The essay is not scored; it is photocopied and sent only to requested schools.

I have helped students gain admission to independent and select schools for more than nine years. On average, my students have scored in the 80th to 90th percentiles on the verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, and mathematics achievement sections of the ISEE (average percentile rankings vary by section). I also help students to become more proficient writers.

I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the ISEE!

*I also support all sections of the SSAT, COOP, and HSPT*

Physics is an attempt to describe and explain the physical world, at an extremely fundamental level, through the use of mathematics.

AP Physics 1 & 2 require students to use algebra and trigonometry to investigate topics such as Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.

AP Physics C is divided into two sections: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. Both sections require students to use a combination of algebra, trigonometry, and differential & integral calculus to investigate a myriad of topics. Physics C: Mechanics introduces Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism introduces electrostatics; conductors, capacitors and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism.

IB Physics SL core requirements investigate the following topics: physics and physical measurement, mechanics, thermal physics, oscillations and waves, electric currents, fields and forces, atomic and nuclear physics, energy, power, and climate change. Students must also choose two options from the following: sight and wave phenomena, quantum physics and nuclear physics, digital technology, relativity and particle physics, astrophysics, communications, and electromagnetic waves.

IB Physics HL investigates all of the core requirements of IB Physics SL and adds the following core concepts: motion in fields, thermal physics, wave phenomena, electromagnetic induction, quantum physics and nuclear physics, and digital technology. Students must also choose two options from the following: astrophysics, communications, electromagnetic waves, relativity, medical physics, and particle physics.

High school, college, and university Physics courses require students to use algebra, trigonometry, and differential & integral calculus to investigate topics such as measurement; kinematics; vectors, force, and motion; energy and work; center of mass and linear momentum; rotation; rolling; torque and angular momentum; equilibrium and elasticity; gravitation; fluids; waves and oscillations; the Laws of Thermodynamics; electricity & magnetism; circuits; optics; special relativity; and atomic and nuclear physics.

Physics is challenging, because it requires students to describe physical systems using mathematics. I have assisted students with Physics for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Physics as well!

*I also support the AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism College Board examinations; the IB Physics SL and HL exams; and the SAT Physics subject test*

Prealgebra serves as a bridge between the static computations of arithmetic and more dynamic calculations of algebra. It is a topic that most students will want to master before they attempt high school mathematics. Solid foundations in prealgebra will give students the ability to excel with related topics: ISEE/SSAT, HSPT/COOP, PLAN, algebra 1, conceptual physics, introductory chemistry, etc.

Students learn topics including number properties and operations, solving equations (using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), multiple step equations, inequalities, polynomials, factors, fractions, exponents, scientific notation, rational numbers and equations, ratios, proportions, percents, non-linear factors, basic geometry, and basic probability.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Prealgebra for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Prealgebra as well!

*I also support Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 coursework*

Precalculus serves as a bridge between the static understanding of algebra and the more dynamic understanding of calculus. It is a topic that most students will want to master in high school. Solid foundations in precalculus will give students the ability to excel with related topics: ACT, SAT, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, physics, chemistry, etc.

Students learn topics including sets, real numbers, complex numbers, solving inequalities and equations, properties of functions, composite functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, trigonometric functions, inverses, identities, conic sections, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, binomial theorem, vectors, parametric equations, polar coordinates, matrices and determinants, mathematical induction, and limits.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Precalculus for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Precalculus as well!

*I also support AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC College Board examinations, as well as Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Calculus 3 coursework*

Probability is the measure of how likely something will happen or the likelihood that a statement is true.

Students are usually first introduced to probability at the end of an algebra course. However, probability can use calculus to expand upon its algebraic formulations.

Probability may also be combined with statistics, and covered in a dedicated course, to provide a student with a more robust understanding of the subject matter.

Scientists must apply probabilities when using quantum mechanics (physicists), using the "threshold approach" (medical professionals), and using thermodynamic probabilities (chemists); engineers must apply probabilities to analyze uncertainty, reliability, and risk; and businesspersons must apply probabilities to analyze scenarios, sales forecasting, and risk evaluation. Therefore, Probability is a very useful and necessary subject. Students must learn it well to be successful in most technical professions.

I have assisted students with Probability & Statistics for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. This is in relation to business (administration and management), economics, psychology, and sociology. I have also assisted engineers with calculus-based Engineering Probability & Statistics for more than ten years. Additionally, I have extensive personal experience using probability and statistics in relation to physics (thermodynamics and quantum mechanics).

Probability is challenging, because although the calculations most times are manageable, the underlying conceptual understanding, leading to these calculations, can be difficult to develop.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Probability for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Probability as well!

*I also support Statistics, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 2, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Further Mathematics HL, and the AP Statistics College Board examination*

Proofreading is a crucial step to the writing process. Before an academic research paper, essay, email, memo, or any other written document can be submitted or published, one must ensure that it is adequately proofread.

There are essentially two phases to the proofreading process. The first phase is called "overview editing". During this phase, the work is read for consistencies in message, structure, and organization. This is necessary to ensure the writing is adequately serving its purpose.

The second phase of the proofreading process is called "detailed analysis". During this phase, the work is read for consistencies in spelling, word usage, grammar, and punctuation. This will ensure that the writing conforms to widely recognized standards of written English.

I have supported students with the English and Writing sections of the ACT and the Writing and Essay sections of the PSAT and SAT for more than thirteen years. I have also supported university students with the Verbal and Essay sections of the GRE and GMAT for more than nine years.

Additionally, I offer in-session assistance with writing (grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, sentence structure, organization) and out-session proofreading services. This combination allows students to improve their writing skills, while being able to rely on my expertise as a "safety net". I look forward to ensuring your success with proofreading!

*I also support English, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Essay Writing*

The PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and PSAT/NMSQT are tightly aligned with the redesigned SAT and provide educators and students the chance to evaluate student progress. All three exams give students clear focus about the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success.

The new suite of PSATs test three content areas: reading, writing and language, and mathematics. As students progress from grade to grade, the tests keep pace, matching the scope and difficulty of work found in the classroom.

Although I graduated high school in three years, my sophomore year I received the following PSAT/NMSQT scores: Critical Reading 75, Mathematics 80, and Writing 75. This was enough to qualify as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. I have prepared students for the PSAT/NMSQT for more than thirteen years. Many of my students have reached the commended, semifinalist, and finalist stages of the selection process.

I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the PSAT!

*I also support all sections of the new SAT and ACT*

Reading Comprehension is a crucial skill for students to develop but difficult to master. Students must be able to understand the context of the words in individual sentences and also understand multiple concepts when reading longer passages.

There are two types of Reading Comprehension: concrete and abstract. Concrete comprehension skills are the easier of the two. They include the ability to answer questions when the information is explicitly stated in the passage. Concrete skills include vocabulary, main idea, fact or opinion, sequencing, following directions, and reading for details.

Abstract comprehension skills include inference, analysis, evaluation, drawing conclusions, and cause and effect. They require the reader to draw on prior knowledge and processing to identify what is not explicitly stated.

Readers must have adequate processing and working memory skills to enable them to take in new information, to identify and to categorize it, to merge it with previously learned concepts, and to adequately respond.

I have supported students with the Reading section of the ACT and the Critical Reading portion of the PSAT and SAT for more than thirteen years. I have also supported university students with the Verbal sections of the GRE and GMAT for more than nine years.

I look forward to ensuring your success with Reading Comprehension!

*I also support English, Grammar, Editing and/or Proofreading, Vocabulary, and Essay Writing*

The redesign of the new SAT affects the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. There is an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis.

The new SAT Mathematics section gives students fifty-five minutes with a calculator to answer thirty-seven questions. It also gives students twenty-five minutes without a calculator to answer twenty questions. There are multiple choice and grid-in questions, as well as one item set grid-in question.

The questions have a concentrated focus on problem-solving and data analysis (28%), "The Heart of Algebra" (35%), "Passport to Advanced Math" (27%), and additional topic in math (10%). Questions require real-world problem solving strategies and are accompanied by informational graphics.

I scored a 760 in Critical Reading and an 800 in mathematics for a total score of 1560; both of these scores are in the 99th percentile. I have also prepared students for the Mathematics section of the SAT for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. Many of my students have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

During our sessions, we work through official SAT examinations. Students learn numerous concepts including linear equations, quadratic equations, counting methods, combinatorics (combinations and permutations), factoring (difference of squares and perfect square trinomials), inequalities and absolute values, complex fractions, simplifications, rational functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences, rationalizations, translations and symmetry, logarithms, right triangle geometry (Pythagorean Theorem and triplets, basic trigonometric functions, "special" side ratios), circles (general formula, completing the square, circumference, area, sectors), polygons (triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids), basic probability, etc.

I look forward to ensuring your success with the new SAT Mathematics section!

*I also support all sections of the new PSATs, the Reading and Writing & Language sections of the new SAT, the SAT Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 subject tests, and all sections of the ACT*

The redesign of the new SAT affects the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. There is an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis.

The new SAT Reading section is evidence-based and no longer contains sentence completions. Students are given sixty-five minutes to complete questions based on passages of 500-750 words. Excerpts are taken from U.S. and World literature, history and social studies, and the sciences. Compared to the duration of the ACT reading section of only thirty-five minutes, the new SAT Reading section requires students to have prolonged focus and endurance.

I scored a 760 in Critical Reading and an 800 in Mathematics for a total score of 1560; both of these scores are in the 99th percentile. I have prepared students for the Reading section of the SAT for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. Many of my students have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

Over the years, I have devised an extremely useful method for reading comprehension that applies to all levels of academics. I reinforce this method with challenging homework assignments. Students are asked to complete official and unofficial examinations, so they become proficient at applying the methodology.

I look forward to ensuring your success with the new SAT Reading section!

*I also support all sections of the new PSATs, the Mathematics and Writing & Language sections of the new SAT, the SAT Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 and Physics subject tests, and all sections of the ACT*

The redesign of the new SAT affects the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. There is an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis.

The new SAT Writing & Language section gives students thirty-five minutes to answer questions with a concentrated focus on "Expression of Ideas" and "Standard English Conventions". Passages take the form of arguments, informative/explanatory texts, or nonfiction narratives and relate to careers, history and social studies, humanities, and science. Passages are also several paragraphs long so students can engage in complex, real-world revision and editing tasks, and students will often need to have a good understanding of one or more paragraphs, or even an entire passage, to answer a particular question.

I scored a 760 in Critical Reading and an 800 in mathematics for a total score of 1560; both of these scores are in the 99th percentile. I have also prepared students for the Writing & Language section of the SAT for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. Many of my students have gained admission to highly reputable universities: Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California: Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, etc.

During our sessions, we work through official SAT examinations. Students learn numerous concepts including subject/verb agreement, parallel structure/parallelism, nominative and objective pronouns, independent and dependent clauses, punctuation (commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes), active and passive voice, dangling modifiers, verb conjugation of several tenses, appositives, prepositional idioms, etc.

I look forward to ensuring your success with the new SAT Writing & Language section!

*I also support all sections of the new PSATs, the Mathematics and Reading sections of the new SAT, the SAT Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 and Physics subject tests, and all sections of the ACT*

The SSAT is designed for students who are seeking entrance to independent schools. The purpose of the SSAT is to measure the basic verbal, quantitative, and reading skills students develop over time—skills that are needed for successful performance in independent schools.

The SSAT measures three main content areas: verbal, quantitative, and reading skills that students develop over time, both in and out of school. It emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for academic success.

I have helped students gain admission to independent and select schools for the past thirteen years with outstanding results. On average, students have scored in the 80th to 90th percentiles on the verbal, quantitative, and reading comprehension sections of the SSAT (average percentile rankings vary by section). I am also able to help students to become more proficient writers.

I look forward to ensuring your success with all sections of the SSAT!

*I also support all sections of the ISEE, COOP, and HSPT*

Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.

Students are usually first introduced to statistics at the college or university level. Many formulations of statistics rely on algebra. However, Statistics can be combined with Calculus to create more useful and meaningful results.

Statistics may also be combined with Probability, and covered in a dedicated course, to provide a student with a more robust understanding of the subject matter.

Scientists must apply Statistics when using thermodynamics (physicists), using statistical models to guide diagnosis and treatment (medical professionals), and using statistical tools for analytical chemistry (chemists); engineers must apply Statistics to analyze production costs, to maintain parameters in a controlled process, and to ensure quality control; and businesspersons must apply Statistics to make sound decisions in the face of uncertainty (market fluctuations; economic viability; evaluation of competitors, industry, and target customer groups). Therefore, Statistics is a very useful and necessary subject. Students must learn it well to be successful in most technical professions.

Statistics is challenging, because although the calculations most times are manageable, the underlying conceptual understanding, leading to the calculations, can be difficult to develop.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Statistics for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Statistics as well!

*I also support Probability, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 2, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Further Mathematics HL, and the AP Statistics College Board examination*

Study Skills are crucial to find success with academics. Many times, it is not the intelligence or disposition of a student that causes difficulties. Instead, it is the approach of the student that needs "fine tuning". This is where effective Study Skills can make the difference.

Throughout my educational pursuits, both as a student and as an academic coach, I have developed organized, logical, and structured approaches. Not only am I able to provide outstanding support for most standardized examinations and mathematics and science courses, but I can also teach effective methods for students to improve their Study Skills.

Together, we will develop productive habits that will benefit your personal and professional lives for years to come. These habits include increasing organization, maintaining focus and attention, improving time management, developing confidence and inspiration for learning, making consistent efforts, being proactive, etc.

I have assisted students for more than thirteen years with standardized examination preparation and supplemental coaching. I truly care about the success of my student and do everything in my power to promote their understanding and growth. I look forward to ensuring your success by solidifying your Study Skills!

Trigonometry is a somewhat disparate topic when compared to algebra. Most students prefer algebra to trigonometry, because they have more experience manipulating equations. However, trigonometry is an important component of mathematics. Solid foundations in trigonometry will give students the ability to excel with related topics: ACT, SAT, calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.

Students learn topics including angles, degrees, special triangles, trigonometric functions, identities, right triangle trigonometry, radians (measure, conversion, arc length, area, velocities), graphing, inverse trigonometric functions, identities and formulas (sum and difference, double-angle, half-angle), solving trigonometric equations, parametric equations, complex numbers, and polar coordinates.

I am qualified to assist students with all mathematics courses through Partial Differential Equations. I have assisted students with Trigonometry for more than thirteen years with outstanding results. I look forward to ensuring your success with Trigonometry as well!

*I also support Geometry, Math Studies, Integrated Mathematics 1, Integrated Mathematics 2, and Integrated Mathematics 3 coursework*

Vocabulary is an essential part of a well-rounded education and allows students to increase their proficiencies with English. This includes speaking, listening, reading comprehension (context usage), and writing (sentence variation, style).

Additionally, students who have a well-defined Vocabulary have decisive advantages over their peers at school (independent/select secondary schools and undergraduate/graduate programs).

Typically, students choose to increase their Vocabulary in preparation for standardized examinations. I have assisted students with this endeavor for the past thirteen years in relation to the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, PSAT-NMSQT, and SAT, as well as for the past nine years in relation to the GRE and GMAT.

Improvements will not only allow you to find more success with your academic pursuits, they will also reflect more positively on your efforts and accomplishments. I look forward to ensuring your success with learning Vocabulary!

*I also support English, Grammar, Editing and/or Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, and Essay Writing*

Writing is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Proficiency with Writing allows students to increase their command of the English language. This includes building confidence through a sense of one's own voice, creating and strengthening identities, fostering emotional growth and coping skills, developing critical thinking skills, and understanding and communicating complicated ideas. Most importantly, Writing leads to guaranteed improvement in academic achievement.

Additionally, Writing is the primary basis upon which students' work, learning, and intellect is evaluated in college/university, in the workplace, and in the community.

Many times, students choose to increase their proficiency with Writing in preparation for standardized examinations. I have assisted students with the essay sections of the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, PSAT-NMSQT, and SAT for more than thirteen years. I have also assisted students with the writing portions of the GRE and GMAT for more than nine years.

Improved Writing will not allow you to find more success with your academic pursuits, but it will also reflect positively on your efforts and accomplishments! I look forward to ensuring your success with Writing!

*I also support English, Grammar, Editing and/or Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary*

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