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Charles D.

Experienced Test Prep Tutor with a Plan

Experienced Test Prep Tutor with a Plan

$65/hour

  • 844 hours tutoring

  • Eastland Charlotte, NC 28212

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Stacy, 15 lessons with Charles

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About Charles


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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...

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.


Education

Davidson College
English
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Ask about group rates; Day-of cancellations will be charged $20; No-shows will be charged the full price of the appointment.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

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.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

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.
SAT Reading,

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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),

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

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,

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,

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.
Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

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.
Prealgebra,

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,

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.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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),

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
Reading, Writing

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

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),

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

GRE,

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,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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,

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.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (143 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgable and prepared and patient

Both of my daughters had Charles as a tutor for ACT & SAT prep. They both said that he has helped them greatly with just one lesson. When there was an area that they did not understand, he patiently took the time to explain it to them until they grasped the material. They look forward to meeting with him again.

Angie, 4 lessons with Charles

Fantastic!

We really enjoy working with Charles. He is an excellent tutor in his fields. Highly recommended! He is knowledgeable in his areas of expertise and works hard to understand the areas of improvement his student clientele need to explore!

Anne, 3 lessons with Charles

Great advice for the GRE

Charles helped me pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in my writing. Looking forward to working with him again in the future.

Princess, 2 lessons with Charles

Knowledgeable tutor with patience.

My rising 6th grader is thoroughly enjoying his tutoring with Charles. He is in the accelerated maths groups and wants to keep his skills and mind fresh over the summer and grow so that he can really be on top of the curriculum once the new term starts. He finds him very helpful and didn't want the session to end today and can't wait for the next one! :)

Lewis, 7 lessons with Charles

Patient and Knowledgable

Charles has been assisting my son with SAT prep, he is patient and knowledgeable. My son enjoys working with him and I appreciate his demeanor with children. We only have a short window and he knew exactly how to put together a plan of attack.

Gabrielle , 10 lessons with Charles

GREAT SAT Tutor

Charles is an excellent tutor. My daughter started going to him about 6 weeks prior to taking the SAT again and her reading score improved which we were absolutely thrilled about. It was because of Charles's lessons that resulted in the positive movement. My daughter is comfortable talking to him and enjoys her lessons. We highly recommend Charles for his structure, attention to detail, flexibility in adjusting plans to fit the student's need and professionalism.

Karen, 13 lessons with Charles

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

Charles was very patient and knowledgeable while tutoring my daughter. However, he was not able to help my daughter reach her target score. We were hoping to improve her super score by 230 points ,but it only increased by 120 points. Her writing score improved 70 points, math improved 30 points, and reading improved 20 points. We had 17 lessons with Charles each lasting an hour and 30 minutes (for a grand total of 1,147.5 spent). We were hoping that with Charles's help she would be taking the SAT for the last time before she applies to college ,but we have to go through the SAT process once again. I am not at all happy with the improved score especially with the money that I spent.

Kadra, 18 lessons with Charles
Tutor responded:

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.

I have been very impressed w/ Charles' attention to detail when working with my son while helping him prepare for the writing and reading comprehension portion of his college placement exam. Charles has also included testing strategies that will be helpful when approaching the writing portion of the exam. My son has gone from dreading tutoring to looking forward to it. This is a HUGE accomplishment.

Leslie, 15 lessons with Charles

Great tutor!

Charles is helping me out with my English SAT part of the test. He's pretty straight forward. If you don't understand something, his examples will be so helpful. He's by far the best tutor I found in Charlotte.

FRANCIS, 3 lessons with Charles

$65/hour

Charles D.

$65/hour

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