Yale College, Yale University (English)
Carnegie Mellon (Master's)
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