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Theresa M.

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

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

$95/hour

  • 57 hours tutoring

  • Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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

Chiaki, 12 lessons with Theresa

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About Theresa


Bio

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 p...

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!


Education

Cornell University
Psychology
Indiana University, Bloomington
Masters
Columbia University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Special rates apply for History AP, English AP, and customized College essays.
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

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.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

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.
SAT Writing,

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,

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.
ACT Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Geometry,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Writing,

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.
Algebra 2

Math

Geometry,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Algebra 2

Most Popular

Geometry,

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.
Writing,

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.
Algebra 2

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Geometry,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Writing,

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.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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.
GRE,

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,

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,

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.
ACT Reading, ACT Science

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (31 ratings)
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Reviews


Thorough and effective tutor

We met Theresa for the first time today. Having practically no information about my son, except for his October SAT scores and detailed report, Theresa was able to access his weaknesses in math. Although he is a fairly good math student, Theresa helped him see where he lost easy points. With strategies like working backwards and visualization, she helped him gain more confidence. I find Theresa pretty thorough in her analysis and very encouraging. Theresa not only provided insightful hints but I feel she is also training my son on how to think. I am very grateful that she is strict with her standards and is encouraging him to keep his goals high as well (by limiting his omissions and wrong answers to 1 or 2).

Dorothy, 2 lessons with Theresa

Knows Her Stuff

Theresa is a very gifted teacher who makes the student feel confident. That means half the battle is already won.

BARBARA, 11 lessons with Theresa

Wonderful tutor!

Theresa has been very helpful with my standardized test preparation. I was especially intrigued by her expertise in both the ACT and SAT, as I was unsure of which test was right for me. As a slow test taker, Theresa has introduced me to the strategies necessary to complete the tests as efficiently as possible. In regards to the various sections of the ACT, she helped me strategically zero in on specific math problems and algorithms to improve my raw score. Also, our brainstorming for the new ACT essay gave me the confidence that I could do it. As for the SAT, her tips for tackling the vocabulary section have made the seemingly daunting task completely manageable. Overall, Theresa is a kind, friendly, and knowledgeable tutor who I strongly recommend!

Allison, 6 lessons with Theresa

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

It was a great first meeting with Theresa. We reviewed my diagnostic test and discussed the format of the ACT. She helped to wake up my daughter's brain after a long summer vacation.

Jocelyn, 2 lessons with Theresa

Well informed, learned and enlightened.

Theresa helped with my son's college essay writting. After the second lesson, I could see the light bulb lit in his eyes. She's very tolerant.

Amina, 2 lessons with Theresa

$95/hour

Theresa M.

$95/hour

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