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Charles D.

Charlotte, NC

$65/hour

Experienced Test Prep Tutor with a Plan

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/21/14
4.9 average from 136 ratings
Great Tutor
— Stacy, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

$65/Hour


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Davidson College
English
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Master's)

About Charles

Prepare for the New SAT with a tutor who knows the test. I have taught ACT and SAT prep both independently and with a test prep agency and have helped students raise their scores by over 300 points. I have also studied the new tests extensively and can help students navigate recent changes in ways that other tutors cannot.

When I meet with your child, I assess and listen in order to tailor lessons to the most appropriate skill level. I use both school texts and my own supplementary coursework, and I do assign homework. Most importantly, I track student progress through careful record keeping. I target both weaknesses and strengths, and you will be able to see your child's progress through every exercise your child does with me.
Prepare for the New SAT with a tutor who knows the test. I have taught ACT and SAT prep both independently and with a test prep agency and have helped students raise their scores by over 300 points. I have also studied the new tests extensively and can help students navigate recent changes in ways that other tutors cannot.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Ask about group rates; Day-of cancellations will be charged $20; No-shows will be charged the full price of the appointment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28212
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Stacy, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

"Great advice for the GRE"

- Princess, Charlotte, NC on 8/25/16

"Knowledgeable tutor with patience."

- Lewis, Charlotte, NC on 6/14/16

"Patient and Knowledgable"

- Gabrielle, Charlotte, NC on 1/19/16

"GREAT SAT Tutor"

- Karen, Matthews, NC on 12/17/15

"Very patient but wasn't able to help my daughter reach her target SAT score!"

- Kadra, Charlotte, NC on 11/2/15
Charles replied on 11/5/2015

Thank you for your feedback! I am sorry your daughter did not meet her target score on this particular testing session. I congratulate her success at the same time that I understand her disappointment.
My program is informed by the top authorities in the field and is individually designed to meet the needs of each student. This means that not only has your daughter worked on skills that she needed to master for the test, but she was also working almost exclusively at a level that would challenge her. The full value of this kind of rigorous approach to test preparation may not be fully realized in a single testing session, but rather will continue to benefit her throughout her entire academic career.
Again, thank you for taking the time to review my work. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my program and student feedback is the most important part of that process.

"Knowledgeable and prepared."

- Leslie, Matthews, NC on 10/1/15

"Great tutor!"

- FRANCIS, Charlotte, NC on 9/27/15

"Very Professional"

- Allison, Charlotte, NC on 9/26/15

"Great Tutor"

- Dawn, Matthews, NC on 2/3/15

"Charles is a great tutor and we have great communication"

- Nancy, Indian Trail, NC on 1/27/15

"Great SAT preparation"

- Cathy, Charlotte, NC on 10/12/14

"Great Tutor and Easy to Follow"

- Briana, Matthews, NC on 8/5/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GRE,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Elementary Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE,
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I had the opportunity to take Honors Algebra and AP Calculus in high school. In addition to helping me succeed on the SAT, these classes also taught me skills that I would need in college classes like Microeconomics and Physics. When I teach Algebra, I teach concepts and skills and provide plenty of extra practice.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught sixth grade language arts in Winston Salem, and I can help students navigate the new Common Core objectives. As a current tutor at a local agency, I often help students prepare for their EOGs, raise their grades, and get two days ahead of their classmates.

English

After completing my student-teaching internship at North Mecklenburg high school, I spent three years teaching English at the middle and high school levels. I am familiar with the Common Core Objectives and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, the EOG and EOC tests, and the senior exit project.

GRE

I scored a 169 on the verbal section of the GRE, and I have taught reading tests ever since I was an undergrad. The strategies I teach are reminiscent to those I use in the SAT. My students will master vocabulary, writing, and reading comprehension.

ISEE

I have tutored students in the ISEE test at a local tutoring agency. My strategy involves reviewing test-taking strategies, practice from actual tests, and, of course, homework.

Prealgebra

I was an honors math student in high school, and have since tutored students in PreAlgebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, and SAT Math. I taught middle and high school for three years and am familiar with the Common Core standards to help students navigate them and get two days ahead of their classmates.

SAT Math

As a tutor at a local tutoring agency, I have often helped students understand the strategies necessary to excel on SAT Math section. I will help students identify the type of question, come up with a strategy, and see patterns in number sets. Most importantly, I provide real practice both in class and for homework that the student can use to master the test.

SAT Reading

I tutor daily in SAT strategies and practice. I made an 800 on the reading section myself, and have helped students raise their reading scores by over 100 points. When I teach the SAT, You can expect to do a lot of practice both in class and for homework.

SSAT

I have since helped many students prepare for both the ISEE and SSAT. When I work with students, I provide plenty of practice, review test-taking strategies, and I do assign homework, which typically consists of practice sections and vocabulary lists, both directly from the test.

Davidson College
English
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Master's)

Great Tutor

Great tutor! Very thorough in his explanations. His test taking strategies are phenomenal. He is patient and easy to follow. Very punctual, organized. and always has materials and helpful resources to use. He gives practice problems to help reinforce the learning subjects, sample tests and goes over the answers to help give a better understanding of the material and subject.

— Stacy, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Ask about group rates; Day-of cancellations will be charged $20; No-shows will be charged the full price of the appointment.

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28212.