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Sean M.

Veteran tutor excelling in Test Prep, Math, Essay writing, & more

Veteran tutor excelling in Test Prep, Math, Essay writing, & more

$30/hour

  • 284 hours tutoring

About Sean


Bio

Update: Due to many recent tutoring requests my schedule is quite full. I will try to keep my availability up-to-date to reflect the current situation. At this time, I can only accept students that either reside in the Middleburg area, are able to meet at the Middleburg library, or are willing to do online sessions. I will continue to try and help everyone that I can, but to do so I need to cut the driving time out of the equation. If you are able to meet these criteria, please feel free to...

Update: Due to many recent tutoring requests my schedule is quite full. I will try to keep my availability up-to-date to reflect the current situation. At this time, I can only accept students that either reside in the Middleburg area, are able to meet at the Middleburg library, or are willing to do online sessions. I will continue to try and help everyone that I can, but to do so I need to cut the driving time out of the equation. If you are able to meet these criteria, please feel free to contact me.

Online: I use Zoom for online sessions, and I have a graphics tablet to better convey information via the whiteboard. I can provide all the necessary instructions to setup Zoom, etc. Materials can be scanned/emailed or texted as an easy way of exchange.

I have been a professional tutor since 2009 (12+ years). Throughout my tutoring career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults from all walks of life and academic situations. This includes honors students, remedial students, and everything in between.

Key Characteristics
-A wealth of tutoring experience (12+ years)
-Patient disposition & reliable
-Mastery of the subject matter (I only take jobs that I can handle)
-Online tutoring available during pandemic or for emergencies
-Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy
-Graduate coursework for a Master of Arts in Philosophy

Specialties: Math (thru Calculus), ACT/SAT, study skills, essay writing, natural/social sciences.

I have helped countless students prepare for their next exam, understand a certain concept they missed in a lecture, and complete some extra practice to sharpen their skills. As a standardized test prep tutor, I have been able to help my students routinely improve their cumulative score by at least 2-3 points (ACT), especially when working with engaged students (5+ points).

I wish I could tell you more, but I am limited by word count. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out and start a conversation with me today!


Education

Baldwin Wallace
Economics,Philosophy
Cleveland State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Reminder: I am only doing online tutoring at this time. May offer group-rates for siblings, etc., negotiable and situational.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Strongsville, OH 44136
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

ACT English, ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The subjects of Algebra 1 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The subjects of Algebra 2 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Geometry,

Geometry

Like Algebra, Geometry is one of the fundamental pillars of mathematics, and it has an important role to play both in the real world and a student’s later studies in high school and college math courses. Establishing a strong foundation in the core concepts will save a lot of headaches in later courses and on tests like the ACT/SAT. The study of Geometry helps to strengthen skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and both deductive & spatial reasoning. I have tutored students in Geometry for over 11 years, and I seek to bring a fresh perspective on learning the key properties and relationships, along with the problem-solving strategies necessary for completing the proofs and constructions with which students most often struggle. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may benefit from the extra attention one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

The subjects of PreAlgebra are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math test is composed of questions from the subjects of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Trigonometry. For a student to do their best, it is important to have a strong understanding of the key concepts in each of these fields, along with a proficiency in the most efficient test-taking strategies. My ACT Math prep tutoring focuses on building up the student in both of these areas.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The subjects of Algebra 1 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The subjects of Algebra 2 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Geometry,

Geometry

Like Algebra, Geometry is one of the fundamental pillars of mathematics, and it has an important role to play both in the real world and a student’s later studies in high school and college math courses. Establishing a strong foundation in the core concepts will save a lot of headaches in later courses and on tests like the ACT/SAT. The study of Geometry helps to strengthen skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and both deductive & spatial reasoning. I have tutored students in Geometry for over 11 years, and I seek to bring a fresh perspective on learning the key properties and relationships, along with the problem-solving strategies necessary for completing the proofs and constructions with which students most often struggle. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may benefit from the extra attention one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

The subjects of PreAlgebra are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The subjects of Algebra 1 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The subjects of Algebra 2 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Geometry,

Geometry

Like Algebra, Geometry is one of the fundamental pillars of mathematics, and it has an important role to play both in the real world and a student’s later studies in high school and college math courses. Establishing a strong foundation in the core concepts will save a lot of headaches in later courses and on tests like the ACT/SAT. The study of Geometry helps to strengthen skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and both deductive & spatial reasoning. I have tutored students in Geometry for over 11 years, and I seek to bring a fresh perspective on learning the key properties and relationships, along with the problem-solving strategies necessary for completing the proofs and constructions with which students most often struggle. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may benefit from the extra attention one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

The subjects of PreAlgebra are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Precalculus

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have worked with the ACT for over ten years, and I've helped many students improve their test scores. I am comfortable with tutoring either individuals or small groups.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The subjects of Algebra 1 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The subjects of Algebra 2 are at the core of virtually all the mathematics courses a high school/college student will encounter. Therefore, it is imperative to build strong foundations in these areas. Furthermore, practicing algebra helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and both inductive & deductive reasoning. These abilities can help students more comfortably navigate complex problems. I have tutored these subjects to many students for over 11 years, and I bring a fresh perspective to understanding the concepts and solving the necessary problems. Each student learns at a different pace and may better relate to certain analogies over others. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may require a fresh perspective and the benefits one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
Geometry,

Geometry

Like Algebra, Geometry is one of the fundamental pillars of mathematics, and it has an important role to play both in the real world and a student’s later studies in high school and college math courses. Establishing a strong foundation in the core concepts will save a lot of headaches in later courses and on tests like the ACT/SAT. The study of Geometry helps to strengthen skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and both deductive & spatial reasoning. I have tutored students in Geometry for over 11 years, and I seek to bring a fresh perspective on learning the key properties and relationships, along with the problem-solving strategies necessary for completing the proofs and constructions with which students most often struggle. If your student is falling behind and having trouble understanding his or her teacher’s lectures, then they may benefit from the extra attention one-on-one tutoring brings to the learning process.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math test is composed of questions from the subjects of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Trigonometry. For a student to do their best, it is important to have a strong understanding of the key concepts in each of these fields, along with a proficiency in the most efficient test-taking strategies. My ACT Math prep tutoring focuses on building up the student in both of these areas.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have worked with the ACT for over ten years, and I've helped many students improve their test scores. I am comfortable with tutoring either individuals or small groups.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Review of tutoring with Sean M.

Sean reviewed math operations with my grandson as a refresher to the start of the new school year. He was great with Jack, very easygoing and Jack likes Sean. He was also very flexible regarding scheduling meetings. We agreed to revisit more tutoring lessons as the need arises (and I believe it will). Jack's IEP specialist is on board with this. It was a very good experience. C. Young

Carmen, 1 lesson with Sean

Patient and knowledgeable

During our first session, Sean was very patient with my daughter, who didn't understand much of the geometry they were covering. We are hopeful that with his help, she will be able to grasp the concepts she needs to be successful with her course!

Kelly, 11 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable, flexible and very patient

Geometry- explains things very well Many different ways, patient and very flexible. My son has developed a confidence in geometry. We have been using him since September

Donna, 25 lessons with Sean

Very knowledgeable and patient

Sean helped my son with geometry. He was very helpful and patient. He showed my son short cuts and made the lessons fun. We had a few sessions with him and they made a big difference.

Ola, 5 lessons with Sean

Excellent tutor

Sean is very helpful, he has helped my grandson understand the act test, giving him different tips on taking the test. Jamir said the tutoring is different than what he expected and he likes it.

Jocelyn, 6 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable and patient

I liked how Sean was so patient with my daughter. He reviewed and reinforced the primary concepts of algebra. The primary concepts include graphing systems of inequalities, solving word problems (by graphing) for systems of inequalities, and solving/graphing quadratic inequalities. In order to gain a better understanding, he reviewed the basics of how to simplify equations into slope-intercept form then the steps the take in creating a graph. Once these fundamentals were established, my daughter could apply this process to solving word problems. For the word problems, the most difficult part is knowing how to set up the equations.

Katherine, 1 lesson with Sean

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

Improving the English writing skills. My kid liked him. My kid is here for Couple of weeks. It will take us couple of weeks to give a full review. Sean is a gentle guy and get along with kids

Charanjit, 1 lesson with Sean

well-prepared and patient tutor

Sean worked with my son on his homework. He is patient and gave him a lot of great ideas.

Yi-Chia , 3 lessons with Sean
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Response time: 9 hours

$30/hour

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Sean M.

$30/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 9 hours