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Paul W.

Dallas, TX

$95/hour

Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring and Test Prep

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/29/16
4.7 average from 82 ratings
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— Pam, Flower Mound, TX on 4/28/17

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Georgetown University
International Studies
Harvard University
Master's
University of California at Berkeley
Master's

Education

Georgetown University (International Studies)

Harvard University (Master's)

University of California at Berkeley (Master's)

About Paul

Hi! I'm Paul. I have been tutoring and teaching since I was in high school. I am very patient and never judgmental; I see my role as working with students to reduce stress, not increase it. I work with learners of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. My past clients have ranged from those looking to score 2300+ on the SAT to those looking to pass their GED. Having lived in several different countries, I particularly enjoy working with international students, having been in similar circumstances myself outside the U.S.

I taught classes and individual tutoring for SAT and GRE prep for Kaplan. This includes math, verbal, and analytical writing; in short, all sections of these exams. I have helped students prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, and with coursework in economics, statistics, econometrics, math, English, writing, history, geography, Spanish, French, social studies, and more.

I help my students master not only the material they need to learn, but also their confidence in being able to do well in class and on tests. I have lots of experience in helping others learn how to manage their test anxiety, so they can do their best without nerves getting in their way.

I have degrees from Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and Georgetown. I have achieved perfect scores on all sections of the SAT and GRE. But more than just being a good student and test-taker myself, I have learned to really listen to my clients needs and present new information in a variety of ways until we find one together that clicks, and the student has that enlightening moment of reaching a new level of understanding.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means that you will still be billed if you cancel a session less than 24 hours in advance. (I instated this policy to be able to plan my schedule with reasonable certainty to serve my many students.)

I look forward to meeting you and hope to help you work successfully towards your goals.
Hi! I'm Paul. I have been tutoring and teaching since I was in high school. I am very patient and never judgmental; I see my role as working with students to reduce stress, not increase it. I work with learners of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. My past clients have ranged from those looking to score 2300+ on the SAT to those looking to Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

DISCOUNT: If we can meet near Royal Lane and Dallas North Tollway, the rate is $80/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Dallas, TX 75229
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"Awesome"

- Pam, Flower Mound, TX on 4/28/17

"Helpful SAT Prep"

- Nancy, Dallas, TX on 4/10/17

"The Best"

- Lisa, Dallas, TX on 2/5/17

"first day of boot camp"

- Melissa, Dallas, TX on 10/28/16

"Great Tutor! Definitely Recommend Him"

- Sue, New York, NY on 6/29/16

"Very helpful"

- Paige, Dallas, TX on 6/4/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Thomas, Arlington, TX on 4/23/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Dee, Dallas, TX on 11/16/15

"Very good"

- Konstantin, Boston, MA on 9/27/15

"This is not specialize SAT tutor."

- Dung, Carrollton, TX on 7/16/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Kendall, Lewisville, TX on 6/26/15

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- Reuben, Staten Island, NY on 10/24/14

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- Stephanie, Brooklyn, NY on 9/27/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Econometrics,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, STATA
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra has always been one of my strongest subjects. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in algebra and geometry. In teaching algebra, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best.

Algebra 2

Algebra has always been one of my strongest subjects. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in various levels of algebra. In teaching algebra, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best. Higher level algebra is a particularly fun subject for me, as it gets more conceptual and less mechanical than lower levels of math classes.

Econometrics

I have taken over 5 semesters of econometrics courses at the Ph.D. level. My grades were consistently in the range of A- to A. I frequently helped my classmates complete their homework and prepare for exams.

Economics

I have a Master's in economics and have completed all my Ph.D. coursework in economics as well. Needless to say, after many years of focusing on the subject and studying it in depth, I can help guide you in your studies of economics, be it at the high-school level or in your own Ph.D. coursework.

French

I have studied French for many years and now speak, read, and write it fluently. I lived in Paris for one year, and have worked in several Francophone countries over the years. I can help you make significant progress in your French studies, from the perspective of someone who has traveled the same path.

Geometry

Geometry has long been a strong subject for me. From elementary through high school, I won several math competitions in geometry. In teaching geometry, I approach the subject from multiple perspectives, to see which one helps the student understand the material the best. Some students really respond to visual representations of the material, while others have an easier time with formulas and algebraic expressions. I am comfortable presenting the material either way, according to what works best for the student.

GRE

I have taught GRE classes and done one-on-one tutoring for Kaplan. I can help you master all the material the test covers as well as giving you strategies for managing your time during the exam to maximize your score. I can also help you with strategies for managing any test-taking anxiety you have, so it does not get in your way.

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Math section. I can walk you through all the material on this section step-by-step as well as give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Reading section. Reading on the SAT can feel a bit subjective at times, but I can show you the ways to see through the questions to know what the test makers are looking for. I can walk you through all the material on this section step-by-step as well as give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

SAT Writing

I have taught SAT prep classes for Kaplan. I have scored 800 on the SAT Writing section. While this section can feel subjective, I can show the template for the essay that will get you a high score and review all the grammar rules the multiple choice sections cover. I will also give you strategies for managing the time to finish the section. I can also help you manage any test-taking anxiety so it does not get in your way.

Spanish

I have studied Spanish for many years and now speak, read, and write it fluently. I have lived and worked in several Spanish-speaking countries and for two years at the Inter-American Development Bank, a bilingual institution where meetings were routinely conducted in Spanish. I am familiar with many different accents from across the Spanish-speaking world. I can help you learn Spanish, from the perspective of someone who has been there myself.

Statistics

I have taken many semesters of statistics coursework at the graduate level. My way of explaining statistics tends more towards the intuitive and less towards the mathematical, although I can cover that too. So hopefully it helps you understand what the concepts mean, and complements the material you have covered in class, where you talk about how to calculate things.

World History

When I was in high school, I won an award for being the top history student in my class of over 500 students. I took several more world history classes in college and did quite well in them. But more than just helping my students memorize facts, I strive to help them think about their history coursework in a more integrated fashion, and work on building up the reading comprehension and writing skills that are necessary to succeed in this subject.

Georgetown University
International Studies
Harvard University
Master's
University of California at Berkeley
Master's

Education

Georgetown University (International Studies)

Harvard University (Master's)

University of California at Berkeley (Master's)

Awesome

Paul is so great with our son helping him with his AP Stats class. He's been maintaining an A in that course all semester thanks to Paul helping him out. He's very patient and explains everything in ways to help him learn better. Paul has even helped our son with history when he needed help studying for a test. Paul is a great tutor who loves to help and wants our son to succeed. I would definitel

— Pam, Flower Mound, TX on 4/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

DISCOUNT: If we can meet near Royal Lane and Dallas North Tollway, the rate is $80/hour.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Dallas, TX 75229.