Over 200 tutoring hours

Burton D.

Houston, TX

$90/hour

Rice Grad, UT Law JD, Experienced All-Subject Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/24/12
4.9 average from 68 ratings
Bang For The Buck
— Cesar, Houston, TX on 12/6/11

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Rice
History
University of Texas School of Law
Enrolled

Education

Rice (History)

University of Texas School of Law (Enrolled)

About Burton

I am a recent JD from the University of Texas and received my BA in History from Rice in 2010. I have five years of tutoring experience, including full time for two years before starting law school. No two students are the same, and figuring out how to work with young minds to teach them how to reach their own potential drives me to get back into the tutoring business full time.

I get results because I know how to adjust to the student and to work with him or her. Half of tutoring comes in the preparation for each lesson, and I re-teach myself material for every lesson (no matter how well I know it) so as to make sure I have multiple different ways to teach it and so that I can remember what it's like to be learning it for the first time. I customize my style to the student, and thus I customize each lesson likewise.

I have tutored most non-AP level high school subjects, as well as AP history courses. I have significant experience tutoring algebra I and II, as well as writing and grammar. I've also tutored SAT, ACT, and PSAT students, as well as ran a GED course for a for-profit college. I also have experience tutoring the LSAT, having scored a 172 myself.

My hourly rate is negotiable depending on (i) location, (ii) frequency of the meetings, (iii) length of the meetings, (iv) time of day [weekdays before 2pm will be discounted], and (v) any special circumstances. The printed rate is for middle school and high school courses, as well as ACT, GED, PSAT, and SAT tutoring. I have a $15/hr surcharge for LSAT tutoring due to the significant additional prep work that goes into each LSAT lesson. I have a $20/hr surcharge for first-year law school courses. Other courses, such as collegiate courses, may vary.

***CANCELLATION POLICY: (Sorry if this sounds harsh, but I've had students no-show and need to make sure this is in writing; I understand things come up, and I am flexible so long as you give me as much notice as you can and are in contact with me.) Any lesson can be cancelled up to 24 hours ahead of time with no penalty. Cancellations due to illness permitted penalty-free up to two hours ahead of time. Any other reason, I will accept without penalty up to three hours before time the first time only. After that, I will bill one hour. Cancellations with less than two hours notice will be billed as a full lesson. Failure to show up to a lesson without explanation will be billed as a full lesson.***
I am a recent JD from the University of Texas and received my BA in History from Rice in 2010. I have five years of tutoring experience, including full time for two years before starting law school. No two students are the same, and figuring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Please see my free response for full rate information. Rates are negotiable. LSAT is $105/hr; 1st year law school courses are $110/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77006
Background Check: Passed

"Bang For The Buck"

- Cesar, Houston, TX on 12/6/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Bar Exam,
GED, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
GRE, Law

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Bar Exam

Passed the Texas state bar exam first try with a score of over 800, including a 170.4 scaled score on the Multistate Bar Exam (97th percentile). Graduated top 7 percent from T14 law school. And I've been tutoring overall for 5 years.

Rice
History
University of Texas School of Law
Enrolled

Education

Rice (History)

University of Texas School of Law (Enrolled)

Bang For The Buck — I found Burton to be very respectful and sensitive to our needs. He listened intently as we described our situation and was quick to develop a plan of action in order to maximize the limited available time. Burton has a very disarming and pleasant personality. My daughter felt at ease during the tutoring session which allowed her to absorb the lesson. Burton is a bright young man who knows his sub ...

— Cesar, Houston, TX on 12/6/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Please see my free response for full rate information. Rates are negotiable. LSAT is $105/hr; 1st year law school courses are $110/hr

Travel policy

Burton will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77006.