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Pete S.

Rumson, NJ

$75/hour

Effective SAT, ACT, Math, English, Language Arts Teacher and Tutor

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5+ Hours
4.6 average from 5 ratings

$75/Hour


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Saint Joseph's University
English
Monmouth University
Master's

Education

Saint Joseph's University (English)

Monmouth University (Master's)

About Pete

I've been a tutor for over 10 years as well as a private and public high school English teacher for nearly as long. I am the owner and founder of a local SAT and ACT test prep tutoring company, and I have helped 100s of students in both Monmouth and Ocean counties. I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching (Monmouth University) and a Bachelor of Arts in English (Saint Joseph's University).

My specialty is SAT and ACT prep, but I have a strong knowledge and background in English and math. I'm happy to help students of any age and background, and I find that 1-on-1 tutoring is the most effective means of learning any students looking to improve their reading, writing, and/or math scores.

I love to surf, run on the boardwalk, and hang out on the beach during the summertime. Will Ferrell is my favorite actor, and I love french toast!!!

Please reach out to me if you would like the help of one of the best tutors around!
I've been a tutor for over 10 years as well as a private and public high school English teacher for nearly as long. I am the owner and founder of a local SAT and ACT test prep tutoring company, and I have helped 100s of students in both Monmouth and Ocean counties. I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching (Monmouth University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Rumson, NJ 07760
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Elementary Science, Praxis,
PSAT
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
Common Core, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have tutored many students in ACT English. I have also taught high school English for four years. I am certified as a public and private school English teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English. I have a very strong grip on the English language, and my students experience a very high increase in their ACT English scores after working with me.

ACT Math

I have helped many students increase their scores within the ACT math section. I fully understand and can efficiently connect high school students to the higher level math questions and concepts that include algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, ratios, percents, and arithmetic. I continue to help high school students achieve their highest ACT scores today.

ACT Reading

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's (2004) and a Master of Arts in Education from Monmouth university (2008). I have been prepping students for the ACT for over 5 years and have just as much experience in the high school classroom as I taught English to freshman, sophomores, and juniors at Christian Brothers Academy. I am a certified high school English teacher in the State of New Jersey.

ACT Science

I have been working with high school students to increase their ACT Science scores for years. I fully understand and can clearly explain and convey the questions and answers on this portion of the ACT. The ACT Science section actually hinges more on one's ability to read and decipher graphs and charts properly than it is to solve specific physics and chemistry questions. The questions on the ACT Science section are more conceptual, and I've had great success helping high school students connect and understand these questions to increase their overall ACT Science section scores.

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a cornerstone of my math education. I have worked with middle school and freshman year high school students for years helping them to understand and grasp the concepts of Algebra I. Whether its inequalities, linear equations, quadratic equations, or simple variables and exponents, I have the knowledge and understanding to convey these math skills to younger students, and I continue to do so with my tutoring company.

English

I am a certified high school English teacher in the State of New Jersey. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University (2004) and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Monmouth University (2008). I continue to help students become better readers, writers, and speakers. I have a strong understanding and knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and writing. I continue to help students become better readers and writers through my tutoring company.

Grammar

Grammar is one of my specialties. I can help students prepare for the Error Identification and Sentence Correction sections of the SAT and ACT, or I can simply help students improve their grammar skills by teaching correct sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, and parallelism. As a high school English teacher, I have helped students improve their grammar for years.

Literature

I am a certified high school English teacher in the State of New Jersey. I have taught freshman genre literature to freshman, American literature to sophomores, and British and World literature to high school students at Christian Brothers Academy. I continue to help students write high school English research papers using MLA standards, improve their understanding of difficult novel concepts, and explain themes and other important aspects to some of the most widely read books.

Praxis

I have taken and passed the Praxis exams to become a certified high school English teacher. I am very qualified to cover the subject matter for the Praxis I, Reading, Writing, and Math sections. I have taught high school English for over 5 years, and I also tutor many students in various math levels, especially those included on the Praxis.

Prealgebra

I have worked with many middle school students improving their Pre-algebra skills as well as integrating Algebra I and Geometry concepts into our tutoring sessions. Students normally seem to need help understanding exponents and radicals, which is a big part of algebra. I have helped many students make the jump from Pre-algebra to Algebra I with great success.

Public Speaking

I have taught a public speaking course in the past, and I understand the confidence and courage it takes to speak in front of a large group of people.

I can help manage the daunting task for anyone who may be asked to speak publicly in front of any size audience.

SAT Reading

I introduce many different strategies when improving high school student SAT Reading scores, some of which include: Mapping the Passage, skipping General Passage Questions, answering Line Reference Questions, bubbling and underlining Context Clues, and tackling Sentence Completion questions by looking for the answers in the questions. I have increased 100s of high school students SAT Reading scores, and I look forward to doing the same when the New SAT comes out in March 2016.

SAT Writing

I have worked with 100s of students improving their SAT Writing scores; some of whom have perfect scores of 800. The goal of writing the essay is to pick 2 unique individuals from literature, history, and/or current events. I breakdown the proper way to write a strong essay with 4 paragraphs: Intro, Body 1, Body 2, and Conclusion. I also improve students' grammar skills when working through Error Identification, Sentence Correction, and Improving the Passage questions. I have a very strong hold on grammar, and I am a certified high school English teacher in the State of New Jersey.

Vocabulary

I am an expert with words and can help you improve your vocabulary. The most efficient way to improve vocabulary, of course, is to simply read more, but I also like to use what are known as Brain Cards - flash cards that include a personally relevant sentence and fun drawing to accompany the word, short and simple definition, and the part of speech. Creating Brain Cards is one of my favorite ways to build and improve one's lexicon.

Writing

I have helped many high school students create strong and clear English research papers in their American, British, or genre literature classes. I have also taken college courses on persuasive and creative writing, and I enjoy sharing this knowledge with others. I have a strong grip on grammar, vocabulary, and efficient prose, and I have guided many juniors through the process of writing 10 page thesis papers on British literature and history.

Saint Joseph's University
English
Monmouth University
Master's

Education

Saint Joseph's University (English)

Monmouth University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pete will travel within 25 miles of Rumson, NJ 07760.