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Dennis K.

Brooklyn, NY

$100/hour

Down-to-Earth Ivy League Tutor with Expertise in SAT & ACT

Background check passed as of 10/13/16

$100/Hour


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Brown University
Brown University
Master's

Education

Brown University

Brown University (Master's)

About Dennis

*About Me*

Hi! My name is Dennis and I’m a lifelong student of the world with a passion for helping others ignite their inner fire for learning. I hail from Ohio, and I went to Brown University for college, and then to Brown again(!) for graduate school. I now live in Brooklyn, where I’ve been tutoring, both independently and with top-ranked tutoring companies, for 5+ years. In that time, I have developed an approach to tutoring that is tailor-made, results-driven, and relatable. I help students take charge of their learning by encouraging them to lead with their own curiosities, passions, and academic goals. Whether it’s conquering the SAT or simply nailing that upcoming math test, I’m here to help!

*My Basic Approach*

For standardized test tutoring, I always start off with assigning a practice exam for diagnostic purposes. We use these results to determine the areas of greatest potential growth, and prioritize our studies accordingly. Academic subject tutoring most often takes the form of homework support, but if we were to set our own agenda, I would provide advanced worksheets of my own creation as well.

*My Tutoring Philosophy*

Any student can learn to do anything. The key is to actively value "becoming better" over "being good." The former leads to growth; the latter leads to stagnation. In my tutoring sessions, I treat every new topic as an opportunity to challenge my students to frame their approach to learning in terms of steady improvement. An easy thing to say; difficult to practice. Yet time and again, the success of my students has borne out the effectiveness of this approach. By practicing a growth-oriented attitude towards learning, students experience not only a dramatic increase in their capacities as learners, but also a decrease in stress and anxiety. Why? Because with this approach we take the focus off of the student and place it onto the material, where it belongs!

*Contact*

Please don't hesitate to reach out. Every student requires a custom-made approach, and I’m eager to talk specifics with you today! Message me through Wyzant, and we'll take it from there. Looking forward!

*Scores*

SAT – 99th Percentile
ACT – 99th Percentile

*Tests & Subjects*

SAT
ACT
PSAT
SHSAT
Regents
American History
Math
English
Music Theory
College Application Prep
*About Me*

Hi! My name is Dennis and I’m a lifelong student of the world with a passion for helping others ignite their inner fire for learning. I hail from Ohio, and I went to Brown University for college, and then to Brown again(!) for graduate school. I now live in Brooklyn, where I’ve been tutoring, both independently and with
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, PSAT
Music:
Music Theory, Songwriting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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.

Brown University
Brown University
Master's

Education

Brown University

Brown University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226.