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Lucas M.

99th Percentile SAT / ACT Tutor, Reading and Writing Expert

99th Percentile SAT / ACT Tutor, Reading and Writing Expert

$120/hour

About Lucas


Bio

Hi, I'm Lucas and I'd love to work with you to help improve your SAT and ACT scores. I've been a tutor for over 8 years and have 2000 + hours experience teaching the SAT / ACT. I'm a graduate from the Harvard Extension School and CUNY network. I currently work full time as a tutor, developing educational material and building a test prep organization.

I'm passionate about student success, and typically see improvements in the 100-300 + points range. I work hard to continually create useful...

Hi, I'm Lucas and I'd love to work with you to help improve your SAT and ACT scores. I've been a tutor for over 8 years and have 2000 + hours experience teaching the SAT / ACT. I'm a graduate from the Harvard Extension School and CUNY network. I currently work full time as a tutor, developing educational material and building a test prep organization.

I'm passionate about student success, and typically see improvements in the 100-300 + points range. I work hard to continually create useful study materials and develop my craft, and aim to always deliver the highest quality lessons to my students.

A word about my methodology. I only focus on the few things that most reliably raise a student's score: (1) properly assessing their specific needs, (2) delivering high quality explanations to help them understand the concepts or skills that lead most directly to a higher score, (3) assigning practice practice practice practice practice practice on specific problems and skills, (4) giving them full length tests to develop endurance and (5) reiterating old / new material to help them with retention. I tailor every one of my lessons, worksheets and homework assignments to address you or your student's specific needs, and try to never waste time.

Frankly, a lot of tutoring is not very good. There's a lot of low-grade, inefficient and ineffective instruction that's allowed to thrive in low accountability environments. Explanations are easy. Teaching is hard. I do my best to avoid this, and provide high quality instruction that produces results.

If you'd like, you can see some of my video explanations below. I'd also love to answer any of your specific questions or point you to valuable resources, so please feel free to contact me.

Every one of my lessons is backed by a 100% guarantee. I look forward to hearing from you.

Lucas


Education

City University of New York
Education

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: $150 p/hr for In Person / $120 p/hr for Online Ask for details on group rates and long term rates.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/9/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I know what it takes to get a perfect score on the SAT, and how to identify the sticking points that limit students' potential scores. I am an experienced teacher and test-taker who knows how to reliably help students score big through targeted instruction, habit formation and motivation.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I know what it takes to get a perfect score on the SAT, and how to identify the sticking points that limit students' potential scores. I am an experienced teacher and test-taker who knows how to reliably help students score big through targeted instruction, habit formation and motivation.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
Philosophy, Study Skills

Science

Philosophy

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a CELTA Certified Instructor and a Harvard Extension School Undergrad.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I know what it takes to get a perfect score on the SAT, and how to identify the sticking points that limit students' potential scores. I am an experienced teacher and test-taker who knows how to reliably help students score big through targeted instruction, habit formation and motivation.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Lucas has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 98 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great attention to who he is tutoring.

Lucas really tailors his sessions to my child's strengths and weaknesses. He's incredibly responsive to her needs--not just general test strategy. Highly recommend.

Julia, 6 lessons with Lucas
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind review, Julia! It's been a pleasure working with your daughter.

Good grasp of skill level, clear communicator

We really like Lucas. He was great at communicating with me regarding scheduling. He arrived exactly on time and was positive and pleasant. He seems to know SAT testing inside and out, including what's on the test and what isn't. Lucas was able to grasp my daughter's strong areas as well as what needs work. His explanations were clear and concise. Olivia was so pleased when she took a practice test a few days later at school and got just one wrong, which was the best score of the class (with one other student matching it). We're looking forward to continuing to work with Lucas.

Lynn, 3 lessons with Lucas
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your feedback Lynn! I'm happy to hear about Olivia's score in class and looking forward to our future lessons.

Knowledgeable and Effective

Lucas helped me improve my English SAT score by about 100 points in a short window of time by teaching me several test-taking skills. He always came prepared with a plan each day in order to help me improve, based on my results.

Eric, 10 lessons with Lucas

Getting ready for SAT

Lucas creates specific plans according to her previous PSAT test. He is addressing ways to help her improve math as well as English.

Erin, 5 lessons with Lucas

Big Inprovement

I have noticed a big improvement in my daughter’s grades and in her confidence in approaching difficult math questions. Lucas is patient and focused, he explains math in a way that my daughter is able to understand and remember. The english lessons are going just as well, he is helping her improve her essays and get faster at getting the answers. I strongly recommend him as a tutor.

Cecilia, 22 lessons with Lucas

Great SAT tutor

Lucas has a plan for attacking SAT questions (both Math and English) and sends the targeted follow up homework after the lessons. He communicates effectively with parents and is easy in scheduling and changing if necessary. A great plus for us is that Lucas can meet in person. My daughter likes his approach and finds it helpful. She has not completed her course with Lucas yet, but has been happy so far.

Helen, 10 lessons with Lucas

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Lucas is teaching me SAT math, reading, and writing. So far, I learned a lot from the different strategies he has taught me and already feeling more confident about taking the SAT. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.

Kisala, 9 lessons with Lucas

Extremely organized, pleasant and helpful

He’s very familiar with the SAT content and concepts. He’s also timely, patient and knowledgeable. My twins who have very different learning styles both rave about him.

Sheila, 17 lessons with Lucas

Very personable yet professional.

I hired Lucas to help prepare my 15-year-old daughter for the SAT test. While my daughter has had only one lesson so far I am sure now that having Lucas teach my daughter was the right decision. Of course it is important that any tutor have the knowledge and organizational skills to effectively tutor a student. However I believe it is even more important that the student and tutor have compatibility and relate-ability on a more personal level. No matter how good a tutor is if the student does not feel comfortable with him or her it will directly affect their ability to learn and take direction. I think this is where Lucas excels. My daughter immediately liked Lucas and his methodology of reviewing SAT materials. My daughter is very picky with tutors so this was wonderful news! If my daughter respects and admires the tutor we do also. I can highly recommend Lucas for anyone looking to hire a tutor for their child.

Bruce, 37 lessons with Lucas
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$120/hour

Lucas M.

$120/hour

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