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David H.

Mahopac, NY

$65/hour

Exceptional ACT/SAT Teacher/Counselor/Tutor fusion

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/22/13
3.8 average from 4 ratings
Very good with SAT tips and college admissions advice
— Susie, Blairstown, NJ on 9/5/17

$65/Hour


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SUNY Buffalo
Northwestern
Other
Teachers College Columbia University
MEd

Education

SUNY Buffalo

Northwestern (Other)

Teachers College Columbia University (MEd)

About David

I have 20 years of experience as a standardized test tutor and have raised student's scores by as much as 200 percent. I also teach speed reading and make math fun. I have Master's degrees from Northwestern University and Columbia Teachers College. I have taught GMAT courses at Nyack College in New York.

Please don't be put off by my price. I have charged $125 an hour and gotten raves in the New York area. I can teach you to teach yourself in 1 hour, and can help you to easily double your reading speed within my hour consultation, as well as give you unique vocab, essay, and math tips. When we meet, if have a recording device with you we will get 2 or 3 hours done in 1 hour!

I have been asked to go to Paris, France to tutor a student for the SAT a few years ago.

Tutoring is a meld, a fusion of counseling and teaching, and I love both.

I share unique guessing techniques as well as simplifying content. Each child is unique and there is no cookie-cutter method to maximize test scores, so I listen to the child and we work together as a partners.

I have the enthusiasm of a novice and the experience of a greybeard.

On a practical level, I can give more useful information in one hour than the vast majority of tutors can give in 2 or 3. For many students, being able to double their effective reading speed and learning sophisticated guessing strategies will significantly raise their scores, independent of a complete content review.

To give you an example of how detailed and thorough I am, I have cataloged the most common reasons for reckless answers on every section of the test and the best countermeasures to have no more than 5 percent reckless answers. For example, on the English ACT test, at least 200 percent more reckless answers occur when the student has to flip pages to find the answer. We practice not only hard content questions, but those questions such as the above that are most likely to elicit reckless answers.

For you personal best on that standardized test!
I have 20 years of experience as a standardized test tutor and have raised student's scores by as much as 200 percent. I also teach speed reading and make math fun. I have Master's degrees from Northwestern University and Columbia Teachers College. I have taught GMAT courses at Nyack College in New York.

Please don't be put off by my
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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very good with SAT tips and college admissions advice"

- Susie, Blairstown, NJ on 9/5/17

"Great tutor."

- Susan, New City, NY on 1/20/13
Math:
GED, GMAT, GRE, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE,
PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE, 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.

Grammar

I am an expert in SAT/ACT grammar and in finding ways to make what is an excruciatingly dull subject to most teens almost interesting! I also can help students to begin to incorporate better grammar into their essays in a natural and easily-learned manner.

ISEE

I have tutored students successfully for the ISEE (Independent schools). My 12 years of full-time standardized test tutoring gives them a great advantage.

Study Skills

I was a full-time counselor for 9 years, and worked with many students to enhance their study skills. Because I understand psychology so well, I can help each student to find the motivation that may be hidden within himself or herself. Each student has a unique way of understanding
I hold Master's degrees in sociology and in Education.

SUNY Buffalo
Northwestern
Other
Teachers College Columbia University
MEd

Education

SUNY Buffalo

Northwestern (Other)

Teachers College Columbia University (MEd)

Very good with SAT tips and college admissions advice

David has a strong knowledge of SAT prep and openly shares tips and advice. My daughter valued the confidence David instilled and his dedication to helping her raise her SAT score. He provides sound advice and honest assessments. We highly recommend him!

— Susie, Blairstown, NJ on 9/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541.