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Robert B.

Livingston, NJ

$90/hour

Expert Test Prep for New SAT, ACT & AP - ADD/ADHD Test Prep Specialist

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Excellent tutor for anything, including Praxis
— Justin, Short Hills, NJ on 2/29/16

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C W Post College,Long Island University
Political Science
William Paterson University Wayne, NJ
Graduate Coursework

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C W Post College,Long Island University (Political Science)

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ (Graduate Coursework)

About Robert

Hi there! Thank you for viewing my profile! Sometimes just a little help can be the difference between getting a great score or grade and just getting an OK score. I am excited about the possibility of being your tutor! I can show you so much and help you improve your grades or boost your test score. My name is Robert B. and I would love to be your tutor. My goal is to help you succeed with your studies and/or help you to pass your test with the very best possible score. I AM A CERTIFIED TEACHER with 17 years experience teaching and tutoring students from grade school all the way through college! I can help with test prep, essay writing, algebra, geometry and much more! I am trained in Orton-Gillingham phonics and have a lot of experience teaching students with learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia and students on the autism spectrum (ASD). Whether you need help with a subject area or to do well on your SAT or ACT test, let me show you the way to academic success! I tutor for the New SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, SHSAT, Accuplacer, Advanced Placement Exams, Real Estate Licensing Test in New Jersey and much more.

Over this past summer, I learned really cool strategies for all sections of the New SAT. They changed the test and I know how to teach you to do well on all sections of the New SAT! And, what's more interesting is that I created some tips and tricks for the New SAT that can help you boost your score big time! I can show you how to write a well scoring essay on the New SAT and fine tune your math skills so you get even more questions right! Last year, I had 2 students who earned perfect scores on their (old) SATs. I'm no commercial test prep center, so there is no pre-set curriculum to follow. This means that we work on what is needed for you to get a top score and we don't have to worry "where everyone else is in the class or what they have to work on." And, when you don't understand something, I can explain it to you as many times as it needs explaining. It's just you and me -- one-on-one lessons that make you amazingly confident in your abilities come test day!

I am a test prep expert. I can help with college entrance exams like the SAT, NEW SAT, ACT, SSAT, SHSAT, PSAT. I also tutor for ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS -- AP EXAMS for AP ENGLISH, AP LITERATURE, AP WORLD HISTORY, AP GOVERNMENT, AP U.S. HISTORY. Other tests that I can help with are: COOP, HSPT, ISEE, Accuplacer, SSAT, SHSAT, GED, PRAXIS 1 and PRAXIS 2, Advanced Placement Tests (US History and World History especially) and more. I have special strategies for the New SAT and the ACT to help you boost your scores.

I am really an expert in teaching English & Social Studies or History. I can help with nearly every English and/or Social Studies assignment, test or essay. I am familiar with most works studied in Language Arts, English or Literature classes from grade school level to middle school, high school and beyond. I have helped students with Honors English, British Literature, American Literature, Classic Literature, English Composition & Writing, Essay Writing, Research Papers & much, much more. I teach reading comprehension to elementary, middle and high school students and college level reading skills to rising high school seniors and college students. Do you know how to read your textbooks? Do you know how to read a classic with difficult language? Let me show you and you'll get done with your homework more quickly! Additionally, I have received special training in the teaching of reading using phonics and a developmental approach. I can help to improve your child's reading and writing abilities. I have helped many children and young adults with Dyslexia to improve their reading abilities. I can help your child do well in United States History, U.S. History, World History, European History, Political Science or Government Courses, Philosophy and more. I have taught students at all levels and even worked at an area university to write curriculum for a Western Civilization course.

I teach every kind of learner. I have extensive experience in teaching and tutoring students with special needs or learning challenges including ADD/ADHD, DYSLEXIA, AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS, VISUAL PROCESSING DISORDERS, Asperger's Syndrome and other conditions. I have a unique ability to relate to all learners, even those with special needs. I HAVE SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES FOR STUDENTS WITH ADD/ADHD OR OTHER LEARNING CHALLENGES.

My favorite areas to tutor are: English, Language Arts (middle school), Elementary School Reading utilizing the O-G (Orton Gillingham Method) , U.S. History, World History, Geography, Geology, Sociology, Psychology, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, prealgebra, geometry, biology, philosophy, and economics. I can help with AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP U.S. Government, AP Comparative Government, college level U.S. History Classes, Western Civilization Classes and more. I teach middle school math the old way and the new way. I teach algebra and pre-algebra and geometry. I specialize in helping students with COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS such as the SAT, ACT tests. I also specialize in helping students with writing assignments: essay writing, research papers, in class timed writing assignments. I am familiar with most middle school, high school and college reading materials from American and British Literature. I can also help with poetry and most things English or Social Studies.

Lessons can be scheduled for your home or to meet at the public library or coffee shop (Barnes & Noble, etc.). All lessons are for 90-120 minutes. If you have a question or would like to schedule lessons, please contact me through WyzAnt. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Hi there! Thank you for viewing my profile! Sometimes just a little help can be the difference between getting a great score or grade and just getting an OK score. I am excited about the possibility of being your tutor! I can show you so much and help you improve your grades or boost your test score. My name is Robert B. and I would love to be Read more

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Rate based on 1 90-minute lesson within 12-miles of Livingston, NJ. Rate is for K-12 tutoring & test prep. College & Grad School Tutoring is $95 p/hour. Late Cancellation Fee is $95 p/hr scheduled.

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"Excellent tutor for anything, including Praxis"

- Justin, Short Hills, NJ on 2/29/16

"Tutoring"

- Jodi, Englewood, NJ on 7/6/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Dawn, Livingston, NJ on 6/19/16

"Great Tutor. Very knowledgeable and patient."

- Diana, Demarest, NJ on 4/18/16

"Excellent tutor. Would recommend to others"

- Virginia, New York, NY on 4/11/16

"Learned Alot"

- Yuti, Riverdale, NJ on 12/15/15

"Patient Tutor"

- Nick, Madison, NJ on 12/11/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Mariama, Wayne, NJ on 11/12/15

"Great Language SAT;"

- Mary, Highland Park, NJ on 8/4/15

"Experienced, patient tutor, who goes out of his way to meet student needs and meets at easily reached locations."

- Stephen, Lyndhurst, NJ on 6/29/15

"Very encouraging and patient tutor."

- Shannon, Montclair, NJ on 1/3/14

"Responsive, aggressive and quickly diagnoses and creates a plan"

- David, Randolph, NJ on 4/2/13

"Great tutor"

- Holly, Franklin Lakes, NJ on 1/26/13

"Recommended"

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"Excellent, reliable, patient and caring tutor"

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"Great tutor"

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"Extremely knowledgeable and easy to contact as well as accommodate scheduling."

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Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Philosophy,
Psychology,
Sociology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling, COOP/HSPT,
Praxis,
PSAT,
Regents, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Business:
Career Development, Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

There are only a few key grammar errors that the ACT tests for. I teach you how to score well on the ACT English test. We go over all the grammar rules you need to know and then practice them. I show you how to arrange paragraphs and choose the right sentence to correct the paragraph.

ACT Math

Improve your ACT Math score with an ACT Math Strategy made just for you. I can help you a) brush up on math skills that you forgot, b) teach you math skills that you did not learn yet for whatever reason, c) show you ways to work your ACT math problems faster and accurately so you get more problems answered correctly in less time, d) go through each and every test question with you and show you how to go about tackling it and whether it is a problem that you should leave for after you answered all the other questions. I make your learning the ACT easy because I show you a strategy just for you. I am a certified teacher/tutor with many years of experience.

ACT Reading

The ACT Reading is very different from the SAT. If you would like to learn how to ACE THIS TEST, I'm your tutor. I will show you how to eliminate the wrong answers and zero in on the right ones. I will show you how to choose the passage you want to focus on and how to take really good guesses on those questions that you don't understand. However, by the time we are done, you will be able to do all passages well. You will see a boost in your ACT Score! Contact me to get the best test results possible. I am an ACT/SAT tutor with years of experience. I can help!

ADD/ADHD

Received extensive training through my Teacher Certification Program at William Paterson College working with students with ADD/ADHD. Supervised and provided resource room support for students with ADD/ADHD. I have worked with students, parents and other teachers to create and/or restructure (improve upon) Individual Educational Programs (IEP) for students.

If your child has been classified as ADD/ADHD, I can help you review your IEP and work within its framework to provide academic support. If your child has been classified with a different learning disability, I may be able to help you with that too. Often, a child with ADD/ADHD has other classifications that must be addressed.

Algebra 1

Algebra made EASY! Strong academic support from a friendly tutor who teaches the way you learn best. I provide simple to understand instruction, guided practice until you tell me that you've got it. Don't struggle, get help from a teacher who cares about how you learn, not just what you learn. With algebra, so many teachers just are about getting the problem done right and their way. When you work with me, I show you how to get the math problems done right; but, I do it according to your learning style.

Algebra 2

Algebra made EASY! Strong academic support from a friendly tutor who teaches the way you learn best. I provide simple to understand instruction, guided practice until you tell me that you've got it. Don't struggle, get help from a teacher who cares about how you learn, not just what you learn. With algebra, so many teachers just are about getting the problem done right and their way. When you work with me, I show you how to get the math problems done right; but, I do it according to your learning style.

American History

I am a Certified Social Studies Teacher, involved with AP U.S. History. I help students learn about U.S. history in a fun and thought provoking way. I teach American History at all levels.

Aspergers

I am a learning disabilities specialist and I am a reading specialist. I am a certified teacher. I have over 15 years experience. I have helped at least 50 students with Aspergers. I have helped with SAT Prep, ACT Prep, Math, Science, Social Studies and more. I have also helped with teaching social skills, study skills and more. I have helped many students on the autism spectrum.

Biology

I tutor high school biology. If you are struggling with this subject, let me show you some simple ways to understanding this subject. Learning how things work and go together can be fun and easy. I can get you through your bio course and when you are finished with your course, you will be very happy with your grade!

Chess

I am an avid chess player and supervised chess elective and after school activities for several years. I play chess now online. Let me show you some great moves.

COOP/HSPT

I tutor for all sections of the COOP. I am very experienced with this test and can show you how to work it to get a top score. The reading section is very straightforward. However, some of the analogies and synonyms can be challenging. I show you how to navigate this test and think about the words and their relationships. I can help with the math section too. Even if you haven't learned all the math for the test, I can show you how you can still do well on the test. If necessary, I can teach you the math you need, even if you haven't learned it in school or just plain don't remember.

Dyslexia

I am a reading teacher for all students, especially those with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. I have experience using the Wilson Method with younger students and other Orton-based approaches with older students. I have completed several different reading training programs over the past 10 years. I find that a Test and Train method works best. Additionally, when using an Orton approach one on one, I can develop and train special sequences that address the specific needs of the student. Please contact me to discuss.

Economics

Economics is one of my favorite subjects to tutor and teach. Many years ago, I taught a group of 6 students at a very prestigious high school. The class was awesome. I am not your ordinary economics tutor/teacher. I come from a political science/social science background. I know how to explain this stuff on the high school and college levels.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified social studies teacher for grades 7-12 in New Jersey. I have completed the requirements for an Elementary Teaching Certificate; However, I was only employed as a secondary school teacher. I have worked with elementary school students as I have taught religious school at the 4th, 5th and 6th grade levels. I have also team taught at the 4th grade level in the capacity of a long-term substitute teacher. I work well with elementary school children. I am able to teach reading using a variety of methods. I also tutor elementary school math.

Elementary Math

I am an experienced teacher who can turn math and reading around for your child. I am patient, understanding and make learning fun and interesting. I tutor children from grades 1 and higher. Please contact me to discuss your child's needs. I am a certified teacher/tutor with 16 years experience. I love children and would be happy to help your child with his/her studies.

Elementary Science

Science can be a lot of fun. I can help make your science class better. I tutor students in elementary science. I work with planets and space, chemistry, earth science, ecology, geology and more.

English

I am a certified teacher with 16 years experience. I have taught social studies and English on the middle school, high school and college levels. I am also excellent when working with younger children with reading and writing. I am well versed in most genres and can help with American Literature, British Literature and most assigned readings for middle and high school English classes.

I am an expert at teaching essay writing, having helped hundred of students at the middle school, high school and even college levels. I teach everything from developing a thesis statement to providing supporting details for evidence-based reading and writing. I can support your reading and writing. I can even proof read papers. I am available for in person and online tutoring through WyzAnt.

European History

World History Teacher and European History Teacher -- Includes teaching of Geography and History of the Middle East.

Learning world history can be easy when you have a great tutor. I explain everything so that you understand it. I help with your assignments. I will reteach everything that you need to learn. I will cut down on the time it takes for you to do your homework. I can help you with all areas of World History including European History, History of the Middle East, Soviet Union (former) and Asia.

Geography

Where in the world is ????

Learning geography can be fun. I bring travel into the tutoring session and make geography come alive! I taught geography as a social studies teacher and find it to be really a lot of fun. If you are in need of a geography tutor for high school, college or even middle school, I would be happy to help you. I do not tutor geography below the 4th grade level.

Geometry

Geometry can be confusing. Do you find yourself hanging from a triangle or going around in circles when it comes to geometry? If so, I'm the ray of hope that will get you through this segment of your math career. As a tutor with 10 years teaching experience, I will make geometry much easier for you. No, I am not a square and I am not married to a rectangle. However, if you can guess my favorite game show, I will bring you a special prize to your first lesson!

Government & Politics

I have a B.A. in Political Science and extensive knowledge of Constitutional Law and Political Theory. I can help with every political science class, including International Relations and Criminology or Sociology.

Philosophy

I tutor philosophy at the college level. I tutor political philosophy as well. I am very knowledgeable on the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Rousseau, Emerson, Thoreau, Kant, Marx, Kant & others.

Phonics

I am a Social Studies teacher with experience teaching reading using the Wilson Method as well as CRIS reading strategies.

Praxis

I am a certified teacher and have passed several of the Praxis tests. I am very comfortable helping students wanting to be teachers with this test. I tutor for the SAT, ACT and the Accuplacer. So far, I have successfully tutored 24 of 25 students for the Praxis I or 2. My methods work. If you are struggling to pass your Praxis test, I can help. Please contact me to discuss.

Prealgebra

When it comes to math, one-on-one tutoring is the absolute best. What I do is teach you at your own pace and according to your learning style. I am extremely patient. I don't mind explaining things over and over until you get it. But, most of my students get it the first or second time around. If you are struggling with math, let me help you. I tutor pre-algebra and can help with some algebra 1 too. I am a social studies teacher but help students with everything. I also have experience teaching math to kids who are special ed.

Proofreading

Let me help you with your research papers and essays. I am a social studies teacher and a professional writer. I can help you organize your thoughts, write better and review your writing so that you say what you mean. I make your written work read better. I work on all types of papers and topics. I can help high school students, college students, graduate students, even business people who need help with their writing. I won't change your style and I won't lecture you on your grammar. I will show you, teach you and give you the encouragement you need to complete your assignment.

PSAT

It is important to score well on the PSAT. If you are interested in scholarships and really learning how to take this test, I can help. Learn how to find the right answer, read with more understanding, improve your vocabulary and more.

Psychology

Taking a psychology course? Need to learn about how the mind works? Let's start with your own mind? I teach students psychology by teaching them how to think, how they behave and how they think they learn and understand. Psychology is an amazing subject. Let me take you inside your mind. I help with all types of psychology courses including educational psychology, applied psychological research and more. I tutor psychology on the high school and college levels. Psychology can be fun. Contact me, and we will begin lessons.

Reading

I specialize in the Wilson method. I do my own variation on phonics, depending on the child's abilities and level of understanding. I work with children who are developmentally delayed as well as children with learning disabilities. I also work with gifted children. I teach reading at all levels and help with reading comprehension as well as decoding skills. I help students with vocabulary, reading fluency and more.

SAT Math

Did you know that you can earn 60-80 points on your math SAT section just by getting 6-9 questions correct? I teach SAT Math strategy. You probably already know math. And, if you need some help with algebra, geometry or other math, I can help you brush up on it too. I tutor all sections of the SAT. I am a social studies teacher. A REAL TEACHER. I don't run a commercial test prep center. I have no tricks or tips. I do teach test taking strategy, how to find the right answers. I will help boost your score. Call me, I am here to help.

SAT Reading

Improve your Critical Reading Scores through my proven method. No tips and tricks. Strong emphasis in expanding vocabulary, improving reading, writing and math skills. Many students have improved their scores by between 50-100 points in the critical reading section. I have 10 years experience teaching, 5 years teaching for the SAT. I provide one-on-one instruction. Comprehensive SAT Exam Prep for all areas of the SAT CRITICAL READING, WRITING & MATH


Also tutor for the PSAT, SHSAT, ACT

SAT Writing

Improve your SAT Writing score with expert instruction from a veteran teacher/tutor. I show you how to write an SAT to score high points. I show you how to complete the grammar section correctly. We work together to achieve the highest score. No commercial test prep center. I am a real teacher who works with students on a regular basis. I tutor students one-on-one with custom lessons. I teach to each student's learning style.

Social Studies

I am a certified high school social studies teacher. I taught in New Jersey as well as out of state. I tutor all of the social sciences. I can help with homework, understanding content, helping with note taking and test prep. I have extensive research experience and have written many research papers, essays and historical fiction stories based on real events. I can help with high school, middle school, elementary school and even college or graduate level courses.

Sociology

I am a social studies teacher with experience teaching sociology. As a political science major, I have had extensive experience working with statistics and surveys. Throughout my college years, I have completed several advanced undergraduate courses in sociology, specifically social institutions, criminology, sociology of the family and sociology as it relates to education.

Special Needs

I teach according to each student's needs. I work with students who have ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorders,Aspergers, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems & more. Each student is special and is the focus of the entire lesson. I tutor one-on-one. Each lesson is taught based upon the student's learning style. I teach all subjects and work with all grade levels. I teach reading, writing, math, social studies, science, pre-algebra, algebra, biology, study skills, organizational skills, test taking skills, note taking skills and more.

SSAT

The SSAT is a mini-SAT with a few changes. I help students using special test prep material not available in stores. I have expertise in helping students with the lower-level and middle/high school level tests. I teach the math, the vocabulary and provide students with confidence for test day. If your son or daughter is applying to a prep school, let me help.

Study Skills

How do YOU study? Need to learn some techniques to make it through those final exams? I teach test taking techniques, study skills and more. I work with students of all ability levels and interests, even those students with special needs -- ADHD kids for example. If you need help organizing and studying for your coursework, whether you are in middle school, high school or college (even grad school) I am your guy.

World History

I am a certified Social Studies Teacher with 16 years experience teaching and tutoring World History. Specialize in helping students with Advanced Placement World History, Honors World History, all levels of European History.

Writing

I am a certified teacher. I teach writing at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I will patiently guide you through the writing process, making sure that you develop your points, write clearly and with your own wonderful style. I will help you correct your grammar and show you how you can become a very effective and accomplished writer. I can help with essays, research papers, essays that you need to write in class (preparing for a test) as well as AP document based questions/essays that must be written a certain way. I know APA and MLA formatting and most other formats that schools and universities require that you follow. Whether you are a middle school student, a high school student, a grammar school student or a big college student, I can help make a statement with your writing.

C W Post College,Long Island University
Political Science
William Paterson University Wayne, NJ
Graduate Coursework

Education

C W Post College,Long Island University (Political Science)

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor for anything, including Praxis — I needed help with the Praxis exam, especially with the math section. I also needed to get back into the groove of understanding reading passages and correcting grammar. Robert was able to help me with all three subjects for a very good rate. He's patient and smart. He made me believe that I am smart enough to get through the material. He's very much worth it. ...

— Justin, Short Hills, NJ on 2/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate based on 1 90-minute lesson within 12-miles of Livingston, NJ. Rate is for K-12 tutoring & test prep. College & Grad School Tutoring is $95 p/hour. Late Cancellation Fee is $95 p/hr scheduled.

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 25 miles of Livingston, NJ 07039.