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Horace G.

New York, NY

$180/hour

Perfect SAT, ACT, GRE Q/V, GMAT Q/V; LSAT 178; 3 Ivy Degrees

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/15/14
5.0 average from 165 ratings
Best tutor I've had-- from a fellow WyzAnt tutor
— Stephanie, Brooklyn, NY on 9/2/14

$180/Hour


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Yale College
History
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Yale College (History)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Horace

I have the background, test scores, and experience necessary to help you or your child achieve testing success. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale and Columbia universities. My over thirteen years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience include:
- co-founding of a summer teen entrepreneur program
- lecturing at the City and State universities of New York
- working as a graduate teaching assistant at Columbia University
- receiving training from a major test prep company
- serving as an instructor at W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute (at Princeton University)
- and gaining certification as a USATF Level One coach.
I have helped over a hundred students from a half dozen countries prepare to sit for standardized exams.

I have worked hard to master test-taking, sitting for over 100 national or international standardized tests (including academic competitions and accreditation exams).
I have earned perfect scores on the SAT, the ACT, and on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. My current high score for the GMAT is 790 and for the LSAT is 178.

I have helped many clients prepare for and navigate the daunting college and graduate admissions processes, identifying and exploiting opportunities within the tremendous variety of options available in North America and the United Kingdom. I have also helped many clients as they refine their applications and seek creative means to communicate their unique interests and strengths to admission committees.

I am eager to help you.
I have the background, test scores, and experience necessary to help you or your child achieve testing success. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale and Columbia universities. My over thirteen years of teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience include:
- co-founding of a summer teen entrepreneur program
- lecturing at
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate adjustments available upon request for early afternoon (pre-3pm) and online lessons. I cannot accommodate sessions shorter than 2 hours outside of Midtown West.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed

"Best tutor I've had-- from a fellow WyzAnt tutor"

- Stephanie, Brooklyn, NY on 9/2/14

"Very Patient"

- Evangelos, Floral Park, NY on 4/11/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Katie, Bronx, NY on 12/2/16

"Helpful and knowledgable"

- Christopher, New York, NY on 11/7/16

"Fantastic Tutor - Patient, Knowledgeable, Effective, Friendly"

- Seiji, New York, NY on 8/11/16

"Great tutor, super patient and encouraging"

- Sheena, Brooklyn, NY on 1/11/16

"Great in every aspect"

- Amanda, Staten Island, NY on 1/8/16

"Honestly the best!"

- Cedoni, Saint Albans, NY on 1/1/16

"Great College Guidance Counselor"

- Alexander, New York, NY on 12/16/15

"Great tutor, mentor, and academic coach"

- Barry, Los Gatos, CA on 8/6/15

"Horace is awesome! A great teacher and a thoughtful person!"

- Andrew, Brooklyn, NY on 1/20/15

"Great Tutor"

- Bob, Tenafly, NJ on 1/20/15

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Sade, East Orange, NJ on 1/13/15

"Very dedicated tutor"

- Samantha, Corona, NY on 12/29/14

"Great SAT tutor; can pinpoint the areas you need help with"

- Richard, New York, NY on 12/21/14

"Excellent in both GRE and GMAT!!! - You want him!"

- Niccolo, New York, NY on 12/2/14

"Cool As A Cuke"

- Jude, Cranford, NJ on 11/26/14

"Horace goes above & beyond"

- Caroline, Saddle River, NJ on 10/27/14

"Excellent"

- Marilyn, Jamaica, NY on 10/17/14

"Great tutor with lots of personalized hand outs!"

- Donato, Port Chester, NY on 9/8/14
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PSAT
History:
American History
Business:
Business,
Career Development, GMAT,
GRE

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 have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the English section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on English grammar and usage.

ACT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 35+ scores on the Math section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics.

ACT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and three 36s on the Reading section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills critical for reading and understanding college-level material.

ACT Science

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the ACT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points) and 99th percentile scores. In just the last three years, I've earned three composite 36s and two 36s on the Science section of the ACT. I am confident I can help your child improve his/her ACT score and get a handle on the skills needed to assess arguments presented in graphical form.

Business

My experience in business & business-related fields has been varied and extensive. I am a former McKinsey & Co. consultant, and, in addition to extensive on-the-job training, I completed a number of Firm sponsored training programs including the mini-MBA, an intensive program in Strategy, Operations, Organization, Corporate Finance & Economics taught by instructors from INSEAD, HBS, Wharton & Kellogg Business Schools. Prior to this, I coached the Columbia Graduate Consulting Club, designing and delivering a training program that helped fellow doctoral candidates successfully apply to leading management consultancies. I am currently teaching Business, Economics & Finance to high achieving high schoolers at Princeton University.

College Counseling

I have served as convenor of Yale's Black Alumni Association's Mentoring Committee, which had as a core function, supporting efforts to improve the performance of under-represented applicants to the College. This gave me occasion to think deeply about what it is that Admission Committees at highly selective universities are looking for as well as how best to communicate that to high school students, particularly those for whom the Admissions process seems opaque. Prior to coaching full time, I also supported our Alumni Schools Committee by doing interviews of pre-selected prospective students. This experience has given me tremendous insight into what it takes to ensure that a student represents themselves as well as possible as they go through the application process.

GMAT

Significant improvement on the GMAT demands high quality feedback from someone deeply familiar with the test. I have earned six 770+ scores and built a library of over 3000 GMAT questions. I have also tied first in the Economist's Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Competition (a global competition for a $25,000 grand prize awarded based on performance on the Economist magazine's GMAT simulator). I know the GMAT and, having worked as a management consultant and advised numerous students applying to MBA programs, I am sensitive to the concerns of aspiring MBAs.

GRE

I've consistently scored in the top 1% on the GRE and have earned perfect scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections. I first sat the GRE in 2001 and since then I have accumulated over 13 years of teaching experience: I have taught community college students in Queens, college students in Manhattan and Westchester County, and fellow doctoral candidates at Columbia University. Together, we will build your vocabulary, review forgotten math skills, and develop strategies for writing polished, effective essays in the allotted time.

LSAT

The LSAT is both an analytical and endurance challenge and I am particularly enthusiastic about helping students beat the LSAT. With a 178 LSAT score and more than 13 years of coaching, teaching and mentoring experience, I am uniquely qualified to help aspiring law students beat the LSAT.

SAT Math

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the Math section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Math score and get a handle on the essentials of pre-college Mathematics. Preparing for this fall's SATs? Don't forget to ask about my $35/hr online option.

SAT Reading

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple perfect scores on the Reading section of the new SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college. Preparing for this fall's SAT? Don't forget to ask about my $35/hr online option.

SAT Writing

I have been coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for over 13 years and been having fun with standardized testing for a lifetime. I've helped scores of students gain the skills and confidence they needed to improve their performance on the SAT. Recent clients have seen substantial improvements (in excess of 25 percentile points). I have earned multiple 800s on the writing section of the SAT and am confident I can help your child improve his/her SAT/Verbal score and get a handle on the Reading and Writing skills needed to excel in college. Preparing for this fall's SATs? Don't forget to ask about my $35/hr online option.

Yale College
History
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Yale College (History)

Columbia University (Master's)

Best tutor I've had-- from a fellow WyzAnt tutor

Horace is super professional, engaged, and knowledgeable when it comes to test prep. He comes to each session with prepared materials, strategies and insights into how to improve your performance. For anyone looking for an edge academically, Horace is worth every penny!

— Stephanie, Brooklyn, NY on 9/2/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $180.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate adjustments available upon request for early afternoon (pre-3pm) and online lessons. I cannot accommodate sessions shorter than 2 hours outside of Midtown West.

Travel policy

Horace will travel within 40 miles of New York, NY 10019.