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Theresa M.

Mamaroneck, NY

$95/hour

Expert ACT/SAT/GRE/Writing/tutor, math, history, ESL, college essays

50+ Hours
4.8 average from 31 ratings
Super knowledgeable and precise, Theresa is an amazing tutor!
— Chiaki, Scarsdale, NY on 8/28/15

$95/Hour


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Cornell University
Psychology
Indiana University, Bloomington
Master's
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Psychology)

Indiana University, Bloomington (Master's)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Theresa

Dear Students,

I am an Ivy League educator (Cornell, Columbia U.) who has been teaching and tutoring students for over 20 years. A former professor at Pace and Manhattanville Colleges, I have been an SAT/ACT/GMAT tutor , in the NY area and at American International schools abroad. I have logged over 3500 hours of SAT/ACT tutoring, have worked in corporate Systems I.T., public school. online tutoring. My students are without exception successful - many deserving students gain 220-375 points on the SAT, and up to 6 points on the ACT.

Why you could choose me as your tutor:
- I am a leading expert in college test prep, having taught prep classes in NYC and abroad. I am also a sought-after public speaker on college essay tips and writing, a published U.N. writer, and leader on the Board of an International School. Internationally, I have taught students in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. I use the latest online tools and strategies to gain needed points for my students.

What can you expect to gain from test prep?

Depending on the number of hours tutored, and the initial score range,
MEDIAN SAT/ACT POINT INCREASE
Test First Practice Score Pt. Increase # Tutoring Hours

SAT 1700-1740 220-275 28 -40
SAT 1800-1840 190 - 210 16
ACT 28-30 4-6 18- 30

What is my experience?
Theresa's experience includes over 20 years teaching in international schools, independant high schools in N.Y.C., and Westchester, universities, online university/h.s.

Proven track record: Students have raised grades from C's to A's, and gained substantial points in SATs.,
Ninety-three percent of college essay students gain admittance to their top three schools
GMAT and GRE scores are raised with significant effort and 8+ hours of classes.

My background (Cornell and Columbia U.) is in International studies, I.T., systems design, psychology, and Essay Writing for college or graduate school, I have taught math 2-12, English 2-12, U.S./World History (7-12), and writing ESL-College. I teach students the mental rigor required for tests, and will offer you all the techniques you need to excel -- whether in ACT, AP exams, SAT, or GMAT.

College admissions: Polish your interview skills, display confidence, and learn to ask key questions at your college visits: After my essay workshops, students have been admitted to many fine colleges, including George Washington U., U. of Rochester, U. of Delaware, Fairfield University, Atlanta College of Art, U Conn, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, Cornell, Dartmouth, Franklin + Marshall, Columbia Teacher's College, Cornell Tech, Baruch (CCNY), and more.

I invite you to reach for the head of the line academically. Work with a professional who has a proven track record of guiding, mentoring, and motivating students to success. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dear Students,

I am an Ivy League educator (Cornell, Columbia U.) who has been teaching and tutoring students for over 20 years. A former professor at Pace and Manhattanville Colleges, I have been an SAT/ACT/GMAT tutor , in the NY area and at American International schools abroad. I have logged over 3500 hours of SAT/ACT tutoring, have
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates apply for History AP, English AP, and customized College essays.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Mamaroneck, NY 10543

"Super knowledgeable and precise, Theresa is an amazing tutor!"

- Chiaki, Scarsdale, NY on 8/28/15

"Thorough and effective tutor"

- Dorothy, Bronxville, NY on 1/12/16

"Knows Her Stuff"

- BARBARA, Larchmont, NY on 12/9/15

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Allison, Mamaroneck, NY on 8/31/15

"Made my daughter feel confident that with her help she would succeed!"

- Jocelyn, Armonk, NY on 8/29/15

"Well informed, learned and enlightened."

- Amina, Harrison, NY on 8/18/15
Math:
Algebra 2, Geometry,
GRE,
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE,
SAT Math,
SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

ACT English

I show students how to distill the ACT English down to 14-15 key principles/rules. We use flash cards or quizlet online.
Using efficient memory tricks, students are able to significantly improve their score, gaining 10-20 points in the Section.

Geometry

With my enthusiasm, I distill geometry down to 5-6 areas. Within those, we use quizlet or flash cards to remember principles. For over 10 years, I have been enabling GRE/SAT and geometry students to grasp and master high school geometry.

GRE

I am a passionate GRE tutor, having taught GRE math and verbal for 5 years.
My students were online from Mid-East to U.S., and in person in NYC. They were able to gain admissions to their schools. I teach to your strengths and show you individualized strategies and study patterns.

SAT Math

I am an expert SAT math tutor, having taught over 3,000+ hours, over ten years. I now teach at an international academy for SAT/ACT/GRE math. I am on the Advisory Board for STEM in Westchester. With degrees from Cornell and Columbia U. I am available online as well.

SAT Writing

I show students how to dissect the SAT prompts, and then construct a well-articulated essay. Students enjoy my efficient tips, and passion for writing. We can work online or in person. You will learn skills to benefit you in college and grad school.

Writing

My writing/teaching style inspires students from the U.S., from the U.N. in Austria, and international Asian students. For over 10 years, I have shown students how to dissect prompts, and construct compelling essays. College application essays are my expertise.
93% of my students gain admittance to one of their top two schools.

Cornell University
Psychology
Indiana University, Bloomington
Master's
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Psychology)

Indiana University, Bloomington (Master's)

Columbia University (Master's)

Super knowledgeable and precise, Theresa is an amazing tutor!

We hired her for our son who is a high school senior, trying to improve his last ACT score in two months. From the first conversation I had over phone, I was very impressed by her insightful approach. As soon as she left after the first lesson, my son said to me, "She is great!" She knows exactly what students need. We feel so lucky to have found her.

— Chiaki, Scarsdale, NY on 8/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates apply for History AP, English AP, and customized College essays.

Travel policy

Theresa will travel within 2 miles of Mamaroneck, NY 10543.