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Brian E.

Perfect-score tutor for the SAT, ACT, and GRE

Perfect-score tutor for the SAT, ACT, and GRE

$75/hour

  • 543 hours tutoring

About Brian


Bio

I am a specialist tutor for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and SSAT, with an unparalleled understanding of the strategies you need to get your best score.

I myself got a perfect score on all sections of the GRE (Verbal, Quant, and Writing) the first time I took it in 2013, and after just 2 weeks of studying. This is because I have excellent insight into how to understand test questions, see through the distractions, and manage your time, to get an optimum result.

I also have uniquely strong...

I am a specialist tutor for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and SSAT, with an unparalleled understanding of the strategies you need to get your best score.

I myself got a perfect score on all sections of the GRE (Verbal, Quant, and Writing) the first time I took it in 2013, and after just 2 weeks of studying. This is because I have excellent insight into how to understand test questions, see through the distractions, and manage your time, to get an optimum result.

I also have uniquely strong understanding of the subjects that appear on these tests. I was a Math major at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math; but I also have a degree in English from Warwick University in England and an MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire. I have taught both Math and English/Writing in high schools and in colleges, and I am a professional writer and a poet.

But I don't just know the materials for these tests—I also know how to help you understand and use them. I am a passionate and empathetic tutor, who cares deeply about your success. I have tutored more than 100 students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and SSAT, both online and in person, and received many referrals and recommendations from students, parents, and school counselors.

I love tutoring because it's a chance to get to know you in real depth, and give super-detailed attention to exactly what you need. I enjoy building up a strong connection with you, and figuring out what methods will work best for you. I also love helping you become more confident in topics that you may always have felt insecure about, from math to grammar to reading. Finally, I love the feeling of making a real difference in your future at a crucial time, when your test result can help you get into that school you really want!

In fact, I'm so confident that you'll be happy with my teaching, that if you don't want to carry on at the end of the first lesson, I won't charge you.

So please get in touch, and let's talk about how I can help!


Education

University of Warwick
English and Writing
University of New Hampshire
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: I offer a free initial consultation to check if I'm a good fit for you. I do this by phone or Zoom and it takes about 15 minutes.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Peterborough, NH 03458
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I got a perfect score on all sections of the GRE (Verbal, Quant, and Writing) the first time I took it in 2013, and after just 2 weeks of studying. I have deep experience of all the GRE sections, because I majored in math at Cambridge University, U.K., which is one of the top 5 colleges in the world for math, but I am also a poet and writer, and I have taught English and Writing at multiple colleges. As well as boosting your Math and Verbal knowledge, I have a range of test-taking skills to teach you, that will help you get the highest score from what you know!

Corporate Training

Proofreading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped many students understand and master the ACT English section. I make the grammar and writing rules easy to understand and apply, and I also teach simple but powerful tools for handling all the kinds of questions that the ACT uses again and again.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Literature, English, and Writing at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT Reading section. I teach a range of strategies for how to understand the passages better and faster, and for how to deal with all the kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT Writing section. I make the grammar and writing rules easy to understand and apply, and I also teach simple but powerful tools for handling all the kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
English, Proofreading

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again. I make SAT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Literature, English, and Writing at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT Reading section. I teach a range of strategies for how to understand the passages better and faster, and for how to deal with all the kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
English

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the ACT Math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the ACT uses again and again. I make ACT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!
SAT Math

SAT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again. I make SAT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
English

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again. I make SAT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!
Writing

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped many students understand and master the ACT English section. I make the grammar and writing rules easy to understand and apply, and I also teach simple but powerful tools for handling all the kinds of questions that the ACT uses again and again.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the ACT Math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the ACT uses again and again. I make ACT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!
GRE,

GRE

I got a perfect score on all sections of the GRE (Verbal, Quant, and Writing) the first time I took it in 2013, and after just 2 weeks of studying. I have deep experience of all the GRE sections, because I majored in math at Cambridge University, U.K., which is one of the top 5 colleges in the world for math, but I am also a poet and writer, and I have taught English and Writing at multiple colleges. As well as boosting your Math and Verbal knowledge, I have a range of test-taking skills to teach you, that will help you get the highest score from what you know!
PSAT,

PSAT

I am uniquely well placed to tutor for the PSAT because I have deep expertise in all the sections. I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math, and I have taught and tutored math since 1998. But I have also taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level, and I am a published poet and professional writer. I specialize in tutoring for standardized tests like the PSAT, and I have helped upwards of 100 students with specific strategies for handling time, managing stress, and most of all, getting answers right!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math. I have taught and tutored math since 1998, and I specialize in teaching math for test prep. I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT math section, including how to deal with all the specific kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again. I make SAT math accessible and manageable, and even help you understand the concepts better as well!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Literature, English, and Writing at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT Reading section. I teach a range of strategies for how to understand the passages better and faster, and for how to deal with all the kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature & Creative Writing, as well a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, and I am also a published poet and professional writer. Since 2005 I have taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level. As a specialist test-prep tutor, I have helped upwards of 100 students understand and master the SAT Writing section. I make the grammar and writing rules easy to understand and apply, and I also teach simple but powerful tools for handling all the kinds of questions that the SAT uses again and again.
SSAT,

SSAT

I am uniquely well placed to tutor for the SSAT because I have deep expertise in all the sections. I majored in Math at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 schools in the world for math, and I have taught and tutored math since 1998. But I have also taught Writing, Literature, and English at 4 colleges and at the high school level, and I am a published poet and professional writer. I specialize in tutoring for standardized tests like the SSAT, and I have helped many students with specific strategies for handling time, managing stress, and most of all, getting answers right!
ASVAB

Ratings and Reviews


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Brian is great - helped me to plan and learn strategies

I appreciate Brian because he has helped me to not only look for concepts, but apply strategies and save time. Brian has also helped me to recognize when to use certain practices and how to personalize my studying methods (i.e. with vocab & reading comprehension)

Kyra, 10 lessons with Brian

Knowledgeable and very helpful tutor!

Brian was very helpful in reviewing for the verbal section of the GRE. He provided me with tons of tips and practice questions to get me ready for test day! Highly recommend if you need more strategies and tricks for mastering the exam.

Jordyn, 5 lessons with Brian

Knowledgeable, fun, and flexible tutor

Brian taught me the techniques that pushed my score from a 325 to a 332 on the GRE and really helped on the GRE essays. He is very flexible with his timing and approach, skillful in his application of the techniques, and gives pragmatic test taking strategies that help pull up the score. Brian was really flexible with timing and the structure of our sessions. Furthermore, his way of teaching and techniques made the problems alot easier and clearer than they were before. Often when I found myself stuck on a hard question I would try to think about how Brian and I would try to tackle it together in one of our sessions. I would highly recommend him to anyone else for GRE tutoring.

Ritwik, 5 lessons with Brian

Great Tutor!

Brian E. is preparing my daughter for the SAT Test in March. Brian was very knowledgeable and helpful in our first conversation about preparing my daughter for the SAT test in March. I was very impressed with Brian and how he put my daughter at ease and had a plan laid out to prepare her for the exam. My daughter has only had 2 lessons with Brian to date, but in this short period of time she is very happy with the lessons more confident and able to answer questions on algebra that she could not prior to tutoring with Brian! She also looks forward to the lessons which shows how Brian’s tutoring methods have helped her tremendously! I would recommend Brian without hesitation to anyone who wants a professional patient tutor who knows the SAT format and wants to get results in a short period of time!

Angela, 29 lessons with Brian

Disappointed with SAT Essay Lessons

This review is strictly for taking lessons for improving scores on essay portion of SAT. I contacted Brian to setup lessons for my son. We felt my son needed more structured strategy and guidance on improving his score on SAT essay. In our introduction emails, Brian stated that he had a structure program for this. However, after taking two lessons, it seems that he doesn't have one. Brian may be able to edit, analyze and help to revise the already written work, but his approach will take many lessons, costing hundreds and thousands of dollars, to achieve the goal. These are some of our experience and my observation. 1) Brian doesn't really have a lot of experience working with SAT essay portion. He even stated he wouldn't even know what the actual score of the written essay will be by looking at my son's essay. 2) He reviews the essay that my son writes as any writing tutor can do. But we were not looking for writing tutor, but looking to attack SAT essay. His few recommendation on improving SAT essay can be easily found on-line in many places. 3) He didn't provide any structure or organized templates or idea how to tackle SAT essay in a succinct or relatively easy way. As a claimed expert, he should have a strategy to help the kids to improve with ease, but that is NOT the case. 4) His approach is more geared towards improving writing in long term. It may help improve SAT essay, but will take a very long time with many lessons running up the cost in thousands. That model simply is not worthy it and that was not what we signed up for. 5) This may apply how Wyzant works, but he is so sensitive about time. He will calculate every minute he spends even off the system as lesson fee. I am disappointed that extra few minutes here and there must be charged on top of an one hour lesson. 6) I believe SAT essay has its own particular and needs special approach. Our search contines.

Martin, 2 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Hi, Martin, I’m very sorry that you and your son did not have the tutoring experience with me that you were hoping for. Sometimes it does happen that a tutor doesn’t “fit”, and if that ever happens for you or your son again, I hope you know that Wyzant offers a Good Fit Guarantee (https://support.wyzant.com/hc/en-us/articles/208602136-What-s-the-Good-Fit-Guarantee-) that will refund you for the first hour of tutoring with a new tutor. I am a little puzzled about some of the points you made, and I would like to try to clear up any confusions. I do have a structured program for the SAT essay, and I used it with your son. In the first lesson I went over exactly what needs to be done in the essay (showing understanding and analysis of reading, structuring the answer, using English correctly and formally), and gave a clear, step-by-step process for how to do this, summarized in a handout that also features a precise, one-page template for how to structure the essay. We also looked at an example of a good essay to see what made it good, and I reviewed a practice essay by your son and gave him specific feedback on its strengths and weaknesses. I told him what approximate scores it might have received in the real SAT, though I didn’t pretend to be able to say what exact scores the SAT might have given it, because that depends very much on the opinions of the two people who actually score it on the day. In the second session, I reviewed another practice essay by your son, telling him which section was the best written and how he could repeat that in other paragraphs. I helped him to develop more detailed analysis of the text he’d read, and helped him draft an effective paragraph to convey those ideas. At all times, my advice and feedback was focused explicitly on how to score more highly on the three SAT criteria of Reading, Analysis, and Writing. I would have preferred to cover this material in 3 lessons rather than 2, but you wanted me to do it before a particular deadline, so I sped things up. And when I s

Inspiring First Lesson

Today was my first lesson with Brian in achieving better business communication through writing. I found him to be knowledgeable, methodical and a great listener. I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the content on my website and blogs. Thank you!

Michelle, 7 lessons with Brian

Brian is Superb!!

As the title suggests, Brian is absolutely fantastic. I had just three weeks to study for my GRE and many tutors turned me away for "moral reasons"... apparently it wasn't enough time to study and pass. Brian took me on and we got straight into the action. His overall knowledge and personal experience with the GRE is outstanding and sets him apart to everyone else. He pushed me towards other websites and software that really helped me out in my free time. With this, I was able to send over questions and answers and he appropriately responded. I believed I already had a strong background in the Quantitative sections, but I was definitely unprepared for the GRE. Even after looking through youtube videos and online tutorials, Brian's explanations helped the most. He is clear, concise and extremely thorough with his delivery. Where in some questions I was able to obtain the right answer, I could no replicate the process, it was messy and uncoordinated. The best way to describe Brian is where I could get from A to B, in a long convoluted, mess he showed me a way of getting there in essentially a straight line- the quickest, most efficient way. From here, I was able to replicate my answers and further able to gain consistency in my process, reasoning and results!! Brians base technique is sound. And it's with this technique and his explanations, you absolutely cannot falter or fail. On another note, he's flexible, approachable and British!! Thank you Brian!

Chris, 9 lessons with Brian

Amazing

Love his teaching methods! Helped me get my description grade up by 3 letters and helped me understand narrative and had tons of helpful hints and structures.

Christy, 6 lessons with Brian

Wonderful Tutor

Thank you for working with our son over the summer. Your communications throughout were thorough and thoughtful. Nolan enjoyed each lesson and is confident about his upcoming Math Subject test and SATs.

Tamara, 11 lessons with Brian

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