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Brian V.

New Windsor, NY

$45/hour

Brian: Expert in Social Studies Regents and SAT Reading

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Emory University, Atlanta
B.A. History
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

Emory University, Atlanta (B.A. History)

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

About Brian

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Windsor, NY 12553
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Common Core, GED, GRE
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core, GED, GRE, ISEE,
PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, 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.

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

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

English

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emory University, Atlanta
B.A. History
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

Emory University, Atlanta (B.A. History)

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 10 miles of New Windsor, NY 12553.