Carlyle W.

Bloomfield Hills, MI


Knowlegeable Ivy League Math Tutor Specializing in Exam Prep

1500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/22/16
4.8 average from 365 ratings
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Northwestern University
Math and Psychology


Northwestern University (Math and Psychology)

About Carlyle

I am currently an ACT Prep Instructor at two high schools in the Detroit area. I also do private tutoring for the ACT and SAT and my students benefit greatly from my enthusiasm for Math and English. In addition, I know how to make all your fears of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry melt away. I do a lot of private tutoring in Math from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, Grammar, (including diagramming sentences), Vocabulary and Writing. I am also an outstanding French Tutor. I am currently an ACT Prep Instructor at two high schools in the Detroit area. I also do private tutoring for the ACT and SAT and my students benefit greatly from my enthusiasm for Math and English. In addition, I know how to make all your fears of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry melt away. I do a lot of private tutoring in Math from Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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"Awesome tutor"

- Kara, Rochester, MI on 5/24/16

"Very effective tutor"

- Michelle, West Bloomfield, MI on 5/23/17

"Great Tutor- Series 7"

- Adarsh, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 12/20/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lori, Lake Orion, MI on 12/8/16

"Very Helpful!"

- Katie, Rochester, MI on 9/6/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Nicky, Rochester, MI on 4/28/16

"Very Helpful"

- Jason, Northville, MI on 2/29/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Lyn, Grosse Pointe, MI on 11/28/15

"He was very helpful"

- Gabrielle-Racquel, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 11/26/15

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Kristina, Utica, MI on 10/31/15

"Great LSAT Tutor! Knows what he is doing!"

- David, Troy, MI on 5/26/15
Carlyle replied on 5/28/2015

Thanks for your generous feedback David. Congratulations on your great LSAT score and Law School Admissions for this coming Fall's first year class.

"Good, but...."

- Tamaal, Farmington, MI on 2/21/15
Carlyle replied on 3/1/2015

Tamaal, thank you for your feedback. And thank you for the 4 and 5 star lesson ratings you gave me for tutoring your daughter Jahaira. An acknowledgement of that kind for my professional services is especially gratifying. I wish you continued success.

"A completely great tutor"

- Eric, Troy, MI on 12/10/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Deborah, Troy, MI on 12/8/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Angela, South Lyon, MI on 10/20/14
Carlyle replied on 10/20/2014

Thank you Angela for your very generous feedback. And, congratulations to Andrew for an exceptional performance on the ACT, especially the English section. Raising his score by 7 points is most impressive indeed! Keep up the great work Andrew!

"Very Helpful, Easy to Follow"

- Tamira, West Bloomfield, MI on 4/19/14


- Preston, South Lyon, MI on 12/3/13
Carlyle replied on 12/5/2013

Thanks for the feedback Preston and Congratulations!! Five Points is quite impressive.


- Davaris, Pontiac, MI on 11/13/13

"He knows what he's doing"

- Rose, Birmingham, MI on 10/29/13

"A dedicated tutor who helped my son achieve his ACT goal."

- Libby, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/11/13
Carlyle replied on 10/11/2013

Thank you very much Libby for your generous feedback. And Congratulations to your son!!! Outstanding work! Do well this year!!

"Excellent personal help"

- Melissa, Commerce Township, MI on 9/23/13

"Great tutor!"

- Irene, Ann Arbor, MI on 8/24/13
Carlyle replied on 8/26/2013

Irene, Thank You very much for the generous feedback. I am thrilled that I was able to help out. Your son was a pleasure to work with and I enjoyed my time with your family. I wish all of you continued success.

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Ryan, Clayton, CA on 6/25/13
Carlyle replied on 8/26/2013

Thanks a lot Ryan. I appreciate your kind feedback. I enjoyed working with your son in geometry and ACT prep. I wish all of you continued success.

"Great Tutor! Flexible and Skilled!"

- Anthony, Lansing, MI on 6/25/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Irmita, Northville, MI on 5/29/13

"Was Extremely Helpful"

- Jenna, South Lyon, MI on 2/8/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Rachael, Farmington, MI on 2/6/13

"Awesome tutor!!!"

- Delilah, Farmington, MI on 2/5/13
Carlyle replied on 2/5/2013

I'm very proud of your daughter. Keep up the good work!

"Confidence Builder"

- Bailee, Detroit, MI on 11/26/12

"Very patient and effective Tutor!"

- Jessica, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 11/18/12
Carlyle replied on 11/26/2012

Congratulations Jessica!! An 8 point increase is fantastic news to be sure! It was indeed a pleasure working with you on your ACT Prep and I thank you for your generous feedback. Have a great senior year, and continued success in the future.

"Helped my daughter overcome the frustrations of MATH!"

- Paul, Waterford, MI on 7/3/12
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ACT English

The ACT English can be tricky if you do not know what the ACT is really testing for. I currently teach an ACT Prep course and can teach you how to raise your score significantly by showing you exactly how to always answer each question question correctly.

ACT Math

I currently teach an ACT prep course; and what students need most are techniques to help them improve their time. I can show you how to move quickly and effectively through word problems, quadratic equations and factoring and geometry. There are only three or four Trigonometry questions on the ACT.

ACT Reading

I teach an ACT prep course currently; I can teach you ACT reading techniques that will allow you to save time and anwer questions correctly. All four sections of the ACT test your reading comprehension. You only have 35 minutes to answer 40 questions so they are testing your ability to target information which I will teach you how to spot.

ACT Science

I have been teaching ACT prep for many years and more than anything else this test is about strategy. The science section is not testing your knowledge of science, but rather your ability to understand wording in the questions and match it with the text of the passage or the charts and graphs.

Algebra 1

I am currently a tutor in all levels of high school math and find Algebra easy and fun. I also know how to make it easy and fun for my students. I also teach an ACT Prep course and 33 of the 60 Math questions on the ACT are Algebra questions. So I have a wide knowledge of algebraic concepts and problem-solving strategies.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring all levels of high school math for many years. I currently privately tutor 10 high school students in algebra 1,2 Trig, Geometry, Precal and Calculus. I can help you understand what is giving you trouble. Algebra is fun and as you understand it better it will become fun and your grade will improve, for sure.


My expertise includes solutions to business and finance, global financial debt markets, derivatives, statistical analysis, business studies projects and solutions to case studies. I have strong writing and analytical skills. I can help you to produce research projects in International Referencing Styles such as APA and MLA and Harvard and Chicago. Over the last 5 years as a researcher and financial officer of a publicly traded U.S. company, I have acquired sufficient knowledge of Financial Planning, Accounting Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, etc. I have more than 10 years of experience writing papers for my organization. I am a researcher.


I am uniquely qualified to do private and group tutoring with students who are preparing for the COOP/HSPT because I have been teaching a course for these tests for the past several years. Unlike the SSAT and the ISEE, the COOP/HSPT include exercises involving punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and grammar, particularly subject-verb agreement. I find that many students who are about to enter competitive secondary schools really need some fortification in these areas which I provide quite effectively. I immediately introduce a rigorous vocabulary enhancement strategy which always proves a profitable endeavor for my students.

Elementary Math

I am a professional tutor and work with students of all ages. Math is certainly my favorite subject and I know how to make it fun and simple.

Elementary Science

I tutor students in high school and middle school science. I can help you with concepts in animal and plant biology, chemistry including balancing equations, molecular structure, earth sciences and the laws of physics.


I tutor students in all levels of middle school and high school English. I prepare my students for the ACT and SAT. I also focus on increased and improved vocabulary as well as tutorials on grammar. This lays the foundation for writing practice.


I tutor high school students in all levels of French. From first year to AP level I can teach you how to develop your facility with French. I speak fluently and prefer speaking only in French when with my students.


I tutor high school students in all levels of math, English, science and history. I teach an ACT and SAT prep course. And I prepare adult students for the GED. I have a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter and I provide strategies for saving time and for selecting the right answer.


I tutor all levels of math from elementary to college. I am especially fond of geometry and trigonometry.


I have strong grammatical and writing skills and can show you a system that will allow you to understand the order that is English grammar. There are only a few rules to master and I can teach them to you. This will allow to better understand what you read and to more effectively organize your sentence structure.


The General Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE is offered as a computer-based exam administered by selected qualified testing centers.

The GRE was completely overhauled in August 2011, creating an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performances on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections shown.

Overall, the test retained the sections and question types from its predecessor, but the scores were changed to a 130-170 scale.

ETS erases all test records that are older than five years, although graduate program admission policies of scores older than five years will vary.


I am uniquely qualified to do private and group tutoring with students who are preparing for the ISEE because I have been teaching a course for this and the SSAT for the past several years. It has been my experience that many students who are approaching the rigorous and highly competitive independent secondary schools application process require some fortification in certain areas--particularly reading comprehension and vocabulary. I immediately introduce rigorous vocabulary enhancement and critical reading strategies--the employment of which always proves a profitable endeavor for my students.


The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for perspective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies. An applicant cannot take the LSAT more than three times within a two-year period.

The current form of the exam has been used since 1991. It has six sections: four scored multiple choice sections, an unsecured experimental section, and an unsecured writing section. Raw scores are converted to a scaled score with a high of 180, a low of 120, and a median score of around 150. When an applicant applies to a law school, all scores from e past five years are reported. As of June 2012, it costs $160 (USD) to take the LSAT in the United States.


Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical and generally systematic approach, and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek and literally means "lover of wisdom." The main areas if inquiry in philosophy today include metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and aesthetics. Metaphysics is the study of the most general features of reality, such as existence, time, the relationship between mind and body, objects and their properties, etc. Epistemology treats of the nature and scope of knowledge, such as the relationships between truth, belief, and theories of justification. Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning. Ethics or "moral philosophy" is concerned primarily with the question: "what is the best way to live?" and secondarily with the question of whether this can be answered. Aesthetics deals with beauty, art, enjoyment, sensory-emotional values, perception, and matters of taste and sentiment.


I have had much success with students in at this level. Pre-Algebra lays a very important foundation for developing skills in processing more complex operations in high school math.


I am an excellent writer and grammarian. I can help you to understand sentence and paragraph structure as well as syntax. In addition, I know how to help you enhance your vocabulary to elevate your writing. I have an extensive background in writing which includes academic writing and writing articles for newspapers. I certainly know how to make writing and grammar painless and fun.


I teach an ACT and SAT prep course to high school students. The PSAT is a to prepare the student for the SAT. The test is much more about strategy and discernment and less about time. I will teach you techniques which will enhance your powers of discernment.

Public Speaking

As a public speaker, whether it be within the business or political sphere, or of the inspirational, motivational, educational, or humorous variety, I know that the key is in learning and mastering material, using questions to teach, greetings and introductions, standing behind what I say, knowing my audience and being intimate with my audience. I teach the techniques of operating as a Personality Dimensions Facilitator which includes: understanding time allotment, bringing balance to activities to suit individual and group activities, working with group sizes 25-50 people, allowing participants to do the work through an involved format, identifying with each temperament group and make them feel special and valued, and more. If you want a speaker that can make you laugh and learn while bringing out the absolute best in you and your organization, I am your best bet. Rest assured, when I leave the speaking platform, my message will not leave you.


I am a critical reader and writer and can help you with your comprehension. I will teach you techniques which will allow you to identify the operative word(s) in a sentence which point to meaning and overall theme of a paragraph. I currently teach an ACT and an SAT prep course, and reading comprehension is the underlying skill set being assessed.

SAT Math

I am an excellent standardized test taker and I teach an ACT/SAT prep course for high school students. I have a variety of techniques and strategies to help you get though every problem. I have taught test takers how to raise their scores significantly.

SAT Reading

The SAT reading is grammar and vocabulary driven. I teach an SAT prep course right now and I can teach you the techniques and strategies that always work on the SAT. The key to standardized tests is that they are always testing for the same thing. So the key is to always give them what they are looking for.

SAT Writing

I teach an ACT and an SAT prep course. The writing portion tests your grammar and I can teach you how to improve your power with grammar.

Series 63

I am a bond specialist by profession and hold the Series 7 and the Series 66 registrations with FINRA. The Series 63 is the Uniform Securities Agent State Law exam. This exam is designed to qualify candidates as securities agent within the States of the USA. The Series 66 is the Uniform Combined State Law exam and qualifies candidates as securities agent and investment advisor within the States. So the series 63 is part of the series 66 and subordinate to the series 66.

Series 7

I am a former bond specialist at a NYSE firm and have the FINRA series 7, 66 and 24 registrations. I have a comprehensive knowledge of general securities as a rep and as a principal. The series 7 exam tests a great deal about municipal bonds and options. These require close attention and certain techniques (which I will teach you) to navigate successfully. I can teach you to move swiftly and correctly through the exam. I also have materials and real life experiences to share as I teach you the industry.


I have a long career as a writer and editor of documents ranging from newspaper articles and complex financial reports, to doctoral dissertations and grade school book reviews. Spelling is often tricky for some writers and I can share techniques with you that will allow you build your confidence with spelling. It is true that misspelled words can be a distraction to the reader and can often leave a poor impression. I look forward to working with you.


I have an expertise at helping students speak and understand the SSAT language so that he/she always knows what is being asked. Then I methodically show you how to always answer each type of question correctly. All standardized tests are testing your ability to think in a certain way.

Study Skills

I have been helping students to improve their study skills for math, science, English, history and French for many years. I also teach a prep course for the ACT and the SAT. And I do private tutoring for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and the Secondary School Aptitude Test (SSAT). Students tend to do best when we start from what they understand first, working toward the more challenging areas by drawing comparisons or analogies and by imagery.


I do private tutoring for all levels of math for middle school and high school including trigonometry. Trig studies triangles and I can show you strategies for understanding Trig concepts and functions (functions of an angle).


I tutor all areas of English from writing and grammar to vocabulary. Vocabulary is crucial to good writing. Standardized tests such as the PSAT and the SAT use analogies to evaluate a students' understanding of words. I draw from my experience as a professional writer to improve usage of words and to increase their vocabulary.


I have worked as a writing tutor with a cross section of age groups from sixth graders to graduate school students. As a writing tutor at a local university, I have helped students with everything from defining the focus of a paper to writing an effective thesis. I also assisted them in writing applications to various academic and professional programs. And as a writer for an independent newspaper, I not only wrote and edited articles but also led training workshops and private one-on-one coaching sessions.

Northwestern University
Math and Psychology


Northwestern University (Math and Psychology)

Awesome tutor

Awesome was the word my daughter used to describe her tutoring session with Carlyle. She said he made everything clear and easier to understand. It was great working with him and she can't wait for her next session.

— Kara, Rochester, MI on 5/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carlyle will travel within 25 miles of Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.