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Michael P.

Pittsburgh, PA

$90/hour

Michael P. - Test Prep Tutor

In-person lessons

$90/Hour


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Yale College, Yale University
English
Carnegie Mellon
Master's

Education

Yale College, Yale University (English)

Carnegie Mellon (Master's)

About Michael

Hi, I'm Michael P.! I attended Yale University, where I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in English, with additional concentration in Music and Theater Studies. I'm an upbeat, enthusiastic, and patient tutor, and I work well with practically every student, regardless of background, learning style, or goals. My favorite part of tutoring is the "aha!" moment, where my students finally realize how far they've come and that they really can succeed.

As a highly praised and sought-after tutor in NYC, I've helped many students bring their scores up significantly on both the SAT and ACT. With extensive experience at Yale's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and with a background in education non-profit work, I am passionate about higher education and college prep. I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, where I attended Norfolk Academy and the Governor's School for the Arts. When not tutoring, I sing professionally in New York City and Pittsburgh, and I am a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon's School of Music.

In addition to my passion for higher education and college admissions, I was a member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the world, and I have performed in over 40 countries with the Whiffs and other groups, including a cameo on Fox’s GLEE. I have also performed with the Yale Baroque Opera Project, Opera Theatre of Yale College, and the Yale Dramat, and I recently appeared professionally with Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall.

I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT (2340), as well as a perfect score of 800 on the Literature SAT II test. I am a National Merit Scholarship Winner, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, and AP Scholar with Distinction.

With top scores in math throughout high school, I have continued to sharpen my skills through tutoring as well as through data analysis for non-profits and a multi-billion dollar investment management firm. Once you have the math skills down, we'll work together to turn even the most complex problems into a series of easy steps.

Shh! Here's a secret: ACT Science is mostly just another reading section! I'll teach you the techniques and approaches to blast past those pesky scientific terms. (Or to dive into them, if that's more your style.)

As an English major at Yale, I trained with some of the world's top writers, critics, and thinkers to analyze a text and really delve into what the author means. Their teaching also showed me how to write convincingly and powerfully. Now, I get to bring that expertise to you.

I can't wait to work with you and help you succeed! Message me and let's get started.
Hi, I'm Michael P.! I attended Yale University, where I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in English, with additional concentration in Music and Theater Studies. I'm an upbeat, enthusiastic, and patient tutor, and I work well with practically every student, regardless of background, learning style, or goals. My favorite part of tutoring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15206
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
Music:
Voice (Music)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT 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.

Yale College, Yale University
English
Carnegie Mellon
Master's

Education

Yale College, Yale University (English)

Carnegie Mellon (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15206.