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Robert B.

Livingston, NJ

$85/hour

Top Score Test Prep - SAT/ACT/AP - Special Prep 4 Special Needs

3750+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/12/16
4.8 average from 470 ratings
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

Education

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

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ (Graduate Coursework)

About Robert

Sometimes just a little help can make a big difference when it comes to improving your grades and test scores. I am a certified teacher/tutor with 17 years experience. I taught 7th grade (middle school) as well as 9th through 12th grades (high school). While I have special strategies for students with learning challenges like ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Central Processing Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Visual Processing Disorders, I am equally great at helping ALL students get ahead, improve confidence and obtain top test scores on SAT, ACT, PSAT, COOP, AP (Advanced Placement) exams and other important school assessments (midterm/final exams).

When you work with me, I take you from where you are academically to where you wish to be. I explain the SAT or ACT math. I explain what you need to know for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. I will thoroughly prepare you for your tests, quizzes and midterm/final exams. I will help you with your reading and writing assignments. I will show you reading comprehension and inference skills that work for you at your grade level. I have been teaching reading comprehension for 17 years at all grade levels. I have helped little kids -- like 3rd graders -- with reading comprehension and I have been helping high school and college students with reading comprehension. I will show you how to read better and answer the standardized test questions (SAT/ACT/PSAT or other tests). I can teach you how to read better and faster (speed reading, reading in the content areas -- from your textbook). I teach you how to take notes and study. I have fantastic organization skills to show you. And, these skills can be taught at any grade level. If you are serious about improving your grades, I can help!

I teach/tutor the following subjects:
Language Arts, Social Studies, United States History, U.S. History, World History, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Advanced Placement U.S. History, Advanced Placement World History, AP US History, AP World History, AP Government, Sociology, Biology, English Composition, AP Literature, Philosophy, Western Civilization (College Level), Bible Studies.

I teach/tutor the following skills:

Reading Comprehension Skills, Inference Skills, Finding the Main Idea, Critical Thinking Skills for Elementary & Middle School Students, Reading & Phonics for Elementary School, Middle School & High School Students. Elementary, Middle School math and computation skills, math skills for high school students including pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. Study Skills for all students.

I also teach strategies and coping mechanisms for helping students with ADD/ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorders and other learning disabilities. I help students with anxious feelings and other learning challenges. Additionally, I help high achieving students pull ahead and obtain top scores. I provide strong academic support for the busy overachiever.

I make tutoring fun and rewarding. I have helped improve SAT scores by 60-200 points for each section that we worked on together. I have had several students who earned perfect scores on their SAT tests. Also, several of my ACT students have improved their composite scores by between 2 and 6 points.

Let me be your tutor/teacher. I will work with you to help you achieve your desired result. I will help you with your studies and/or improve your grades and test scores. Let's get the party started! Contact me to discuss and/or schedule lessons.
Sometimes just a little help can make a big difference when it comes to improving your grades and test scores. I am a certified teacher/tutor with 17 years experience. I taught 7th grade (middle school) as well as 9th through 12th grades (high school). While I have special strategies for students with learning challenges like ADD/ADHD, Anxiety 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 and test prep. College/Grad Tutoring is $95 p/hour. Late Cancellation Fee $85. NY Rates are different.

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Travels within 25 miles of Livingston, NJ 07039
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"Excellent tutor for anything, including Praxis"

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

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Feruza, Springfield, NJ on 5/19/17

"First Lesson a Success"

- Lisa, Berkeley Heights, NJ on 5/13/17

"Helpful"

- Maria, Avenel, NJ on 4/18/17

"Knowlegeable and insightful tutor."

- Linda, Watchung, NJ on 11/13/16

"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"

- Probi, Randolph, NJ on 12/30/12

"Excellent, reliable, patient and caring tutor"

- Megan, Roselle Park, NJ on 12/21/12

"Great tutor"

- Tammye, South Orange, NJ on 12/19/12

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

- Jody, Morristown, NJ on 2/8/12

"So far , so good!"

- Steven, Livingston, NJ on 10/8/11

"Great tutor"

- Suzanne, Randolph, NJ on 2/8/11
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
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 test is simply 40 questions. I will show you a strategy for getting most if not all of the questions answered correctly. I have been teaching for 17 years and doing test prep for 12 years. I have developed two or three different strategies for the ACT Reading section. Also, I can tailor a strategy just for my student! I will show you how to read the passage and what the questions really mean. I am a real teacher with lots of experience. Please contact me to discuss and/or schedule lessons. You will see how easy the ACT Reading section can be. Most students improve by 2 to 7 points for each section that we work on together.

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. I am able to help with AP FRQ and DBQ questions, prepare for the AP U.S. History Exam, write essays, prepare for tests, quizzes, and improve study skills for history (and other subjects too). I can help with AP U.S. History as well as all other U.S. History courses. I taught history at the middle school and high school levels.

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 33 of 39 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. I tutor Praxis 1 CORE Reading, Math, Writing. I tutor Praxis 2 Social Studies, Special Education, Middle School and most of the Praxis 2 tests. The test numbers change often so I no longer do "test by number." Contact me about your test and if I do not teach it (i.e. Foreign Language, Music, Art etc.) I will let you know that I can't do it. But, most likely, I will know your test. If you failed your test, I am your tutor.

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 with learning challenges.

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

I make studying for the New SAT Easy. So far, I have had 4 perfect SAT Scores over the past 2 years. In fact, one of the students who earned a perfect score had a learning challenge. I show you how to master the Evidence-Based Reading Passages, write a well-scoring essay, and learn the 6-bits of information that you need to answer 85% of the passage-based questions correctly. You'll learn how to do this REGARDLESS of whether you like or understand the entire passage. In fact, I will show you how you can answer SOME of the questions correctly even if you do not understand the passage. I teach you what you need to know to do well on your SAT. I bring the test to your level and I bring your level up to where it needs to be to do well on the SAT. I work with all students, even those with ADD/ADHD or other learning disabilities. I have special techniques to help students with learning challenges do well on the SAT or ACT tests. Please contact me to discuss your particular needs. I am a certified teacher/tutor with 17 years experience. I work as an academic counselor and can help you with all your test prep and college planning needs.

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. I can help with American History, World History, Jewish History, Geography, Social Studies Praxis 2, Bible Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and really anything social studies.

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: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate based on 1 90-minute lesson within 12-miles of Livingston, NJ. Rate is for K-12 tutoring and test prep. College/Grad Tutoring is $95 p/hour. Late Cancellation Fee $85. NY Rates are different.

Travel policy

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