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Brian V.

Brian: Expert in Social Studies Regents and SAT Reading

Brian: Expert in Social Studies Regents and SAT Reading

$45/hour

  • New Windsor, NY 12553

About Brian


Bio

I am a state certified NYS teacher with a special expertise in preparing students for the Global and U.S. Regents and the Critical Reading, Grammar, and Vocabulary sections of the SAT and GRE. During my tenure in the department of education, my classes had record scores for the Regents. My students regularly scored in the high 90's on the social studies Regents exams. The last group of students that I prepared for the 2014 Global History Exam all had scores of 90 and above. I am also a c...

I am a state certified NYS teacher with a special expertise in preparing students for the Global and U.S. Regents and the Critical Reading, Grammar, and Vocabulary sections of the SAT and GRE. During my tenure in the department of education, my classes had record scores for the Regents. My students regularly scored in the high 90's on the social studies Regents exams. The last group of students that I prepared for the 2014 Global History Exam all had scores of 90 and above. I am also a consultant to NYC schools and have prepared a very successful Global and U.S Regents program which has been implemented in at least four schools to date. I have also authored and published a Global Regents Preparation Book. This visually interactive Regents preparatory program is also about to be implemented in one of N.Y.C. largest high schools. Teachers using the program have reported remarkable success rates. I teach students only what they need to succeed on the test and nothing more. Too much time is wasted during the school year teaching students material that is not going to be tested. I teach students how to master the exam's recurring themes on the multiple choice section. Dominance on the multiple choice section normally guarantees a passing or excellent grade on the exam. If you need an emergency review--no problem. I can help you pass the test in as little as three sessions. I tutor online and in person.

For twenty years, I have taught the Critical Reading structures that are necessary for success on the SAT and GRE as a tutor, and Adjunct lecturer. During that time, I developed a systematic, easy, and effective way for students to learn the vocabulary they need to succeed and to master the critical reading component of every standardized test. Vocabulary is the key to the SAT and GRE. Test taking techniques are great, but they cannot substitute for the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary that is needed to quickly and effectively analyze and answer sentence completions and reading comprehension questions. I am the author of "101 Words that Every Student Studying for the SAT and GRE Should Know."

Whether online or in person, I teach in a vivid and exciting manner: I hate boring pedantic lessons myself and would never foist that off on any student as a way of instruction. I look forward to helping each student to achieve his or her goals in a professional, personalized manner.


Education

Emory University, Atlanta
B.A. History
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New Windsor, NY 12553
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/5/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I have over 25 years of experience motivating and equipping students to excel in English Language Arts. I am a NYS certified master teacher Winner of students choice teacher of the year award twice at my local high school Winner of Union College Excellence in Teaching Award Founder of Scholarskills Learning Center Creator of Sentence Smart ELA curriculum
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English tutor and teacher Certified Master Teacher by New York State Adjunct professor
Reading,

Reading

I have over 25 years of experience motivating and equipping students to excel in English Language Arts. I am a NYS certified master teacher Winner of students choice teacher of the year award twice at my local high school Winner of Union College Excellence in Teaching Award Founder of Scholarskills Learning Center Creator of Sentence Smart ELA curriculum
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

SAT instructor for 15 years Specialist in SAT/ACT Reading and Writing (Grammar and Vocabulary) Exceptionally gifted in communicating with students and getting them excited about learning. Student testimonial Good afternoon Mr. V., okay so I have a lot to say about this test lol. First of all I want to thank you 100 times over for teaching the things you taught me during our lessons bc they came to great use during this test. Especially on the grammar part. My confidence was boosted more than the last time I took the test.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

25 years experience Students' choice teacher of the year Excellence in teaching award from Union College My classes had some of the highest success rates on the US and Global Studies Regents
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am a Bible expert, and an ordained minister. I have been teaching the Bible for nearly 25 years.
Religion,

Religion

I have been a pastor and a teacher of religion for nearly 25 years. I also owned my own private school and conducted religious classes there. I am also a global history teacher and thus well acquainted with world religions.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am a state certified social studies teacher, the Principal of a private school, and the founder and director of a learning center which is a consultant to the Department of Education about the Social Studies Regents.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

English tutor and teacher Certified Master Teacher by New York State Adjunct professor
Reading,

Reading

I have over 25 years of experience motivating and equipping students to excel in English Language Arts. I am a NYS certified master teacher Winner of students choice teacher of the year award twice at my local high school Winner of Union College Excellence in Teaching Award Founder of Scholarskills Learning Center Creator of Sentence Smart ELA curriculum
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

SAT instructor for 15 years Specialist in SAT/ACT Reading and Writing (Grammar and Vocabulary) Exceptionally gifted in communicating with students and getting them excited about learning. Student testimonial Good afternoon Mr. V., okay so I have a lot to say about this test lol. First of all I want to thank you 100 times over for teaching the things you taught me during our lessons bc they came to great use during this test. Especially on the grammar part. My confidence was boosted more than the last time I took the test.

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English,

English

English tutor and teacher Certified Master Teacher by New York State Adjunct professor
Reading

Reading

I have over 25 years of experience motivating and equipping students to excel in English Language Arts. I am a NYS certified master teacher Winner of students choice teacher of the year award twice at my local high school Winner of Union College Excellence in Teaching Award Founder of Scholarskills Learning Center Creator of Sentence Smart ELA curriculum

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am a Bible expert, and an ordained minister. I have been teaching the Bible for nearly 25 years.
Religion,

Religion

I have been a pastor and a teacher of religion for nearly 25 years. I also owned my own private school and conducted religious classes there. I am also a global history teacher and thus well acquainted with world religions.
Government & Politics

Summer

Reading

Reading

I have over 25 years of experience motivating and equipping students to excel in English Language Arts. I am a NYS certified master teacher Winner of students choice teacher of the year award twice at my local high school Winner of Union College Excellence in Teaching Award Founder of Scholarskills Learning Center Creator of Sentence Smart ELA curriculum

Test Preparation

ISEE,

ISEE

I currently own a learning center whose focus is on preparing gifted children to take the ISEE and SSAT. I have extensive practice in preparing students for these tests.
Regents,

Regents

I am a state certified social studies teacher who has prepared students for nearly 20 years for the social studies regents. My students had record passing averages on the regents exam. I developed a systematic effective way for students to pass the regents. This method has been implemented in at least three schools.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

SAT instructor for 15 years Specialist in SAT/ACT Reading and Writing (Grammar and Vocabulary) Exceptionally gifted in communicating with students and getting them excited about learning. Student testimonial Good afternoon Mr. V., okay so I have a lot to say about this test lol. First of all I want to thank you 100 times over for teaching the things you taught me during our lessons bc they came to great use during this test. Especially on the grammar part. My confidence was boosted more than the last time I took the test.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing

$45/hour

Brian V.

$45/hour

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