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Michelle B.

Experienced Tutor Specializing in SAT and LSAT

Experienced Tutor Specializing in SAT and LSAT

$125/hour

  • 136 hours tutoring

  • Philadelphia, PA 19102

About Michelle


Bio

I have 10 years of tutoring experience, and have worked for multiple test prep companies in the past. I have teaching experience (I used to be a high school teacher), and I have even created curriculum for SAT prep programs. More importantly, I love helping students beat standardized tests, and the instruction I provide is unparalleled.

I scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT (176 out of 180). When I was studying for the test, I took every practice test (there are ~60 published practice...

I have 10 years of tutoring experience, and have worked for multiple test prep companies in the past. I have teaching experience (I used to be a high school teacher), and I have even created curriculum for SAT prep programs. More importantly, I love helping students beat standardized tests, and the instruction I provide is unparalleled.

I scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT (176 out of 180). When I was studying for the test, I took every practice test (there are ~60 published practice tests) twice. All in all, I did over 10,000 practice problems. This is a huge benefit to you, because you want an LSAT tutor who is extensively familiar with as many practice problems as possible. I took the test in September of 2017, so everything is still very fresh in my mind. I put a year of my time into cracking this test, and I truly enjoy sharing that knowledge with other students. This test CAN be beat!

For both the SAT and the LSAT, I offer the following tutoring options:

1) A structured program in which I provide lessons on strategy for each section. We start with three introductory lessons (one for each section of the test). During each of these lessons, I will teach you the overall strategy for each section, the specific question types, and specific strategies for each question type. After the three introductory lessons, the focus is on reviewing missed practice problems. This option is recommended for students scoring under the 80th percentile (1200 or lower on the SAT, and 160 or lower on the LSAT).
2) Specialized tutoring for more advanced students who already have a solid understanding of the test and have been studying for 1-3 months. This option is recommended for students scoring above the 80th percentile (1200 or higher on the SAT, and 160 or higher on the LSAT). Typically we review specific problems or concepts, and the lessons can address anything the student needs at the time.

Here's a little more information about my qualifications:
I hold a Master's degree in Secondary Education (GPA 4.0/4.0), and before that I graduated summa cum laude (GPA 3.83/4.0) from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Hispanic Studies. I have been tutoring for 10 years, and I have tutored nearly all subjects as well as SAT and LSAT prep. I scored a 2340 (780M, 780CR, 780W) on the SAT and I scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT (176). I tutored for over four years at Academia Education in California, where I tutored everything from history (U.S. & European) to English, Spanish, Biology, and Physics. I also worked for an SAT prep company called Revolution Prep. I taught SAT classes (approximately 15 students per class) and tutored students privately. All of my students improved their scores, ranging from scoring in the 900s on a first practice exam to 1700 on the real SAT, to bumping students who were scoring in the 1800s-2000s to above 2100. Most recently, I created the curriculum and taught classes for an SAT prep course at Delcastle Technical High School.

I have taken university-level classes in Economics, German, Math, Art History, Psychology, Spanish, Cognitive Science, Communications, Communicative Literature, Health and Societies, Marketing, Anthropology, Statistics, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Physics, and Geology. In addition, I scored a 5 on the following APs: Biology, Calculus AB, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Art History, European History, U.S. History, and Literature.

I scored a 780 on the math section of the SAT. Math has always been an easy subject for me, and I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam in high school. I have tutored Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry.

I scored a 780 on both the Reading and Writing/Language section of the SAT. I also scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT - most of which requires being able to read and comprehend very complex passages and logical arguments.

I also have experience working with students with learning disabilities. I have worked with students who have ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger's syndrome. I recently worked with a student who was struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. With my help over a period of months, she was able to graduate from her graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Not only do I have extensive tutoring experience, but I also have real classroom teaching experience. I taught high school Spanish for two years in Wilmington, Delaware. I absolutely love tutoring, and helping students learn is one of my greatest passions. I am very patient and understanding with students, and I would love to help you, your son or your daughter with whatever subject they are having difficulty with. Hope to hear from you soon!

*Please note that I will be traveling and unavailable to tutor from April 12th - May 8th, 2018.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology
Wilmington University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $125
  • Rate details: My hourly rate for LSAT and SAT tutoring is different from my hourly rate for all other subjects - this is because of the expertise LSAT and SAT tutoring requires.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Marketing

Marketing

I currently work in marketing - for a market research firm in Philadelphia. I have worked with brand teams and ad agencies extensively. I also took multiple Marketing classes at Penn and have a very strong foundation in marketing and advertising.

Computer

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

I use Microsoft Outlook every day in my 9-5 job. I am very familiar with the application, including creating calendar invitations and manipulating the settings and preferences.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

As a high school teacher I had to be extensively familiar with Common Core. I have used Common Core standards in my classroom, and I also studied them extensively through my Master's in Secondary Education. I am familiar with lesson planning and execution as well.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with students who are in kindergarten through 6th grade. When I worked for Academia Education in California, I tutored over 50 students who were in this age range. Since then, I have private tutored many elementary students in the Philadelphia area. I have worked with K-6 students on everything from elementary math and reading skills to homework help. Organization, time management, handwriting, study skills, and motivation/perseverance are the main areas that I focus on when working with students of these ages. I am very patient and understanding, and never get frustrated with my students because I know they are giving 100%.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have worked with many students who were homeschooled for various reasons. I worked for years with one student who was homeschooled because of his religion, and another who was homeschooled because of mental health issues. But I have also worked with many students whose parents simply chose to homeschool them over the available public schools in the area.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with students who are in kindergarten through 6th grade. When I worked for Academia Education in California, I tutored over 50 students who were in this age range. Since then, I have private tutored many elementary students in the Philadelphia area. I have worked with K-6 students on everything from elementary math and reading skills to homework help. Organization, time management, handwriting, study skills, and motivation/perseverance are the main areas that I focus on when working with students of these ages. I am very patient and understanding, and never get frustrated with my students because I know they are giving 100%.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

Spanish

Math

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

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with students who are in kindergarten through 6th grade. When I worked for Academia Education in California, I tutored over 50 students who were in this age range. Since then, I have private tutored many elementary students in the Philadelphia area. I have worked with K-6 students on everything from elementary math and reading skills to homework help. Organization, time management, handwriting, study skills, and motivation/perseverance are the main areas that I focus on when working with students of these ages. I am very patient and understanding, and never get frustrated with my students because I know they are giving 100%.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

I currently work in marketing - for a market research firm in Philadelphia. I have worked with brand teams and ad agencies extensively. I also took multiple Marketing classes at Penn and have a very strong foundation in marketing and advertising.
Study Skills

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been working with students who have ADD or ADHD for over ten years. As part of my high school teaching certification, I am certified to teach children with various learning disabilities, and ADHD is one of the most common I have seen over the years. I have found that an emphasis on time management and organization, structure and routine, and frequent breaks are very helpful.
Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with students who are in kindergarten through 6th grade. When I worked for Academia Education in California, I tutored over 50 students who were in this age range. Since then, I have private tutored many elementary students in the Philadelphia area. I have worked with K-6 students on everything from elementary math and reading skills to homework help. Organization, time management, handwriting, study skills, and motivation/perseverance are the main areas that I focus on when working with students of these ages. I am very patient and understanding, and never get frustrated with my students because I know they are giving 100%.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

As a high school teacher I had to be extensively familiar with Common Core. I have used Common Core standards in my classroom, and I also studied them extensively through my Master's in Secondary Education. I am familiar with lesson planning and execution as well.
LSAT,

LSAT

I scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT (176 out of 180). When I was studying for the test, I did over 10,000 practice problems. This is a huge benefit to you, because you want an LSAT tutor who is extensively familiar with as many practice problems as possible. I took the test in September of 2017, so everything is still very fresh in my mind. I put a year of my time into cracking this test, and I truly enjoy sharing that knowledge with other students. This test CAN be beat, and I can help you beat it!
Praxis,

Praxis

In order to teach high school, I had to pass both the English and Spanish PRAXIS exams. Because of my extensive knowledge in other subject areas, I would also be able to tutor for the PRAXIS in other subjects.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledge about the LSAT and more

Michelle is, as you would expect, a very patient teacher. She definitely knows the material and can explain the examples well. She does a good job going step-by-step through the material and has insights on each of the LSAT sections. Her personal and recent experience taking the LSAT was also helpful. She gave me tips that helped me stay focused on test day. It would have been easy to panic, but since Michelle had taken the time to prepare me, I was ready for the test and was able to execute my plan.

Leslie, 5 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable, structured and patient tutor

Michelle has assisted my 17-year-old son in preparing for the SAT. He scored quite a bit higher after just a few lessons with her. Michelle's approach is very methodical and she gives clear instructions, is very patient and is also very knowledgeable about the SAT test form. I highly recommend her.

Carina, 3 lessons with Michelle

Helpful Tutoring

I received tutoring with Michelle B. who helped me immensely with correcting and editing my personal statement to Law school! She went over my essay quite a few times, gave me an admissions director's viewpoint, and aided me in making the best draft I could. She was patient and helpful, very attentive, and a very fast responder. Her assistance was wonderful and I couldn't recommend her more. I was very happy with the service she provided.

Bita, 4 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable with great insight

I was anxious about online tutoring, but Michelle made it a great experience. She is extremely knowledgeable. It's like she wrote the LSAT and teaching on her own work.

Julian, 2 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and flexible

Michelle is an excellent LSAT instructor. In just a few sessions she has helped me improve my understanding of all LSAT material and increased my confidence. I would highly recommend Michelle for any student looking to improve their LSAT score. She is super flexible with scheduling as well and is very friendly! Highly recommend.

Anthony, 8 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Michelle B. has been tutoring me for the LSAT. She is professional, and very patient. Michelle is a great tutor because she breaks down complicated questions, and allows you to see a different perspective, so that you can apply the same techniques by yourself. I am still early on in the stages of tutoring, but as of now I would definitely recommend her!

Vianka, 3 lessons with Michelle

Very to the point and patient!

Michelle was very helpful in breaking down LSAT questions into their most essential form, and helping me understand how to quickly differentiate wrong answers from correct ones. Especially being the week of the test, I was very pleasantly surprised in how much I learned in one session!

Tucker, 1 lesson with Michelle

Helpful

My first session with Michelle was great! We went over Logic games first and her explanations were easy to follow and the answers made sense. Before the session was over I was already thinking about our next session lol. Michelle is a great tutor!

Tamika, 4 lessons with Michelle

An excellent tutor

Michelle is a super strong tutor. Even before we booked our session, she had great suggestions on how to prepare for the LSAT that are already paying dividends, and our first session was extremely helpful guidance for how to get myself to the score I want. I look forward to working with her again.

Blair, 1 lesson with Michelle
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