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Dr. Michael R.

Expert Tutor in Standardized Test Prep and Academic Subjects

Expert Tutor in Standardized Test Prep and Academic Subjects

$59/hour

  • 2,404 hours tutoring

  • Fredericksburg, VA 22401

About Dr. Michael


Bio

After being trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan (the leading test prep company), I have logged over 2,000 hours as a tutor over the last three years. In addition to tutoring, I teach Philosophy as an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg and at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

The students who come to me for help with the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GRE, or GED are taught the same test-preparation and test-taking techniques that I used...

After being trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan (the leading test prep company), I have logged over 2,000 hours as a tutor over the last three years. In addition to tutoring, I teach Philosophy as an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg and at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

The students who come to me for help with the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GRE, or GED are taught the same test-preparation and test-taking techniques that I used myself to score 780 math/770 verbal on the SAT, and to earn perfect scores (800s) on the GRE math and verbal. I also tutor in Math, Physics, Chemistry, English, Latin, Spanish, and Writing for middle school, high school, and college.

Whether a student is looking for help with algebra equations or with the SAT writing section, I always begin by identifying the areas in which the student needs to improve (by means of practice tests and conversation with the student), so that we can focus our time on strengthening these weaknesses from the very first lesson. By assigning challenging homework and reviewing it at the student’s own pace, I ensure that he or she makes steady progress without being overwhelmed.

Students who meet with me in groups receive a substantial discount--every student after the first one only pays half my regular rate.

Since my only goal is to help you achieve yours, I do not bill for any lesson with which the student or parent is not entirely satisfied, and I frequently ask for feedback.

My schedule is flexible, so I try to accommodate the student's schedule as much as possible. I prefer to meet in group study rooms that I reserve at the downtown Fredericksburg library, England Run Library, and Salem Church Library since these are optimal places to get a lot of work done together, but I am open to other locations that are more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you!


Education

Providence College
Philosophy and Math
Catholic University of America
Masters
Catholic University of America
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $59
  • Rate details: Students meeting in groups get a hefty discount--every student after the first only pays half my regular rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/18/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

After earning perfect scores (800s) on the GRE Math and Verbal sections, I was trained in GRE instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Latin,

Latin

After winning 2nd place in the Classical Association of Virginia (CAV) Latin III test, I earned a 5 (the highest score possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both Latin Language and Latin Literature. In grad school, I passed the Latin translation exam for the Catholic University of America so that I could write my master's thesis and doctoral dissertation on a medieval philosopher who wrote exclusively in Latin. I am currently using my Latin translation skills to continue reading and writing articles on this philosopher's work.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both English Language and English Literature. At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper. Finally, I have taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on writing and revising papers.
Spanish,

Spanish

After taking Spanish for seven years in elementary school, I studied it for another four years in high school. I also used my Spanish to translate secondary sources for my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, and am continuing to use it for research purposes.
Statistics

Statistics

In high school, I earned a score of 5, the highest possible, on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. I then majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I was the substitute teacher of a high school Statistics course for six weeks, and have also tutored a number of students in Statistics and related subjects.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

After earning a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both English Literature and English Language, I scored 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal. I then majored in Philosophy at Providence College, where I also earned A's in four undergraduate English courses. Then, after scoring 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I began studying for my Ph.D. in Philosophy, which I completed in May 2016.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, and I have tutored a number of students in the ACT. I have also done well on standardized tests myself: I earned a 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and an 800 out of 800 on both the GRE Math and the GRE Verbal.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have also done well on the Verbal sections of the standardized tests I myself have taken: 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal.
English,

English

I earned A's in four undergraduate English courses. Then, after scoring 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I began studying for my Ph.D. in Philosophy. Finally, I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Grammar,

Grammar

I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Literature,

Literature

I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both English Literature and English Language.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both English Language and English Literature. At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper. Finally, I have taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on writing and revising papers.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After scoring 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I was trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and I have taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, during which I spent a lot of time working with students on developing their papers for me.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

After earning a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both English Literature and English Language, I scored 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal. I then majored in Philosophy at Providence College, where I also earned A's in four undergraduate English courses. Then, after scoring 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I began studying for my Ph.D. in Philosophy, which I completed in May 2016.
Writing

Writing

At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper, and majored in Philosophy, which required a lot of essay writing. Moreover, when I taught an intro Philosophy course to college freshmen, I spent a lot of time helping them write and revise their papers for me. Finally, I have just finished writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy.

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

After majoring in Philosophy at Providence College, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and then a Ph.D. in Philosophy. I have also taught three semesters of an intro course in Philosophy for college freshmen.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for three sections of Algebra I at a local middle/high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Calculus,

Calculus

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the exam for Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC. Then, after scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Upon graduating, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also spent six weeks as a substitute teacher of a high school Calculus class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During high school, I took a college-level course in Chemistry by means of dual enrollment in a local community college. I have also tutored a number of students in high school chemistry.
English,

English

I earned A's in four undergraduate English courses. Then, after scoring 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I began studying for my Ph.D. in Philosophy. Finally, I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Geometry,

Geometry

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also tutored a number of students in geometry and similar subjects.
Physics,

Physics

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for Physics C (i.e. Physics with Calculus). During my senior year I was a Semi-finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Finally, I supplemented my Mathematics major at Providence College with a physics course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

After scoring a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics during college, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. I have also spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for two sections of middle school Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

One of my majors at Providence College was in Mathematics. Moreover, I earned a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Afterwards, I was trained by Kaplan (the leading test-prep company) in standardized test instruction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After scoring 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I was trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company.
Spanish,

Spanish

After taking Spanish for seven years in elementary school, I studied it for another four years in high school. I also used my Spanish to translate secondary sources for my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, and am continuing to use it for research purposes.
Statistics,

Statistics

In high school, I earned a score of 5, the highest possible, on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. I then majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I was the substitute teacher of a high school Statistics course for six weeks, and have also tutored a number of students in Statistics and related subjects.
Writing

Writing

At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper, and majored in Philosophy, which required a lot of essay writing. Moreover, when I taught an intro Philosophy course to college freshmen, I spent a lot of time helping them write and revise their papers for me. Finally, I have just finished writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy.

Language

Latin,

Latin

After winning 2nd place in the Classical Association of Virginia (CAV) Latin III test, I earned a 5 (the highest score possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for both Latin Language and Latin Literature. In grad school, I passed the Latin translation exam for the Catholic University of America so that I could write my master's thesis and doctoral dissertation on a medieval philosopher who wrote exclusively in Latin. I am currently using my Latin translation skills to continue reading and writing articles on this philosopher's work.
Spanish

Spanish

After taking Spanish for seven years in elementary school, I studied it for another four years in high school. I also used my Spanish to translate secondary sources for my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, and am continuing to use it for research purposes.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have done well on the Math sections of standardized tests myself: 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, one of my majors at Providence College was in Mathematics.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for three sections of Algebra I at a local middle/high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Calculus,

Calculus

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the exam for Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC. Then, after scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Upon graduating, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also spent six weeks as a substitute teacher of a high school Calculus class.
Geometry,

Geometry

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also tutored a number of students in geometry and similar subjects.
Logic,

Logic

I took a college course in Logic while still in high school, and was a Philosophy and Mathematics double major at Providence College. Then, during my graduate studies in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, I took a course in Symbolic Logic. Finally, I have taught a college course in introductory Logic.
Physics,

Physics

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for Physics C (i.e. Physics with Calculus). During my senior year I was a Semi-finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Finally, I supplemented my Mathematics major at Providence College with a physics course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

After scoring a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics during college, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. I have also spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for two sections of middle school Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

One of my majors at Providence College was in Mathematics. Moreover, I earned a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Probability,

Probability

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the AP Statistics Exam, and a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math section. I then acquired a B.A. in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I earned a perfect score of 800 on the GRE Math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Afterwards, I was trained by Kaplan (the leading test-prep company) in standardized test instruction.
Statistics,

Statistics

In high school, I earned a score of 5, the highest possible, on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. I then majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I was the substitute teacher of a high school Statistics course for six weeks, and have also tutored a number of students in Statistics and related subjects.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have earned a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for three sections of Algebra I at a local middle/high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Calculus,

Calculus

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the exam for Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC. Then, after scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Upon graduating, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also spent six weeks as a substitute teacher of a high school Calculus class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During high school, I took a college-level course in Chemistry by means of dual enrollment in a local community college. I have also tutored a number of students in high school chemistry.
English,

English

I earned A's in four undergraduate English courses. Then, after scoring 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I began studying for my Ph.D. in Philosophy. Finally, I taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, with a heavy emphasis on style and grammar in my students' papers.
Geometry,

Geometry

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also tutored a number of students in geometry and similar subjects.
Physics,

Physics

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for Physics C (i.e. Physics with Calculus). During my senior year I was a Semi-finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Finally, I supplemented my Mathematics major at Providence College with a physics course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

After scoring a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics during college, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. I have also spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for two sections of middle school Math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

One of my majors at Providence College was in Mathematics. Moreover, I earned a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.
Spanish,

Spanish

After taking Spanish for seven years in elementary school, I studied it for another four years in high school. I also used my Spanish to translate secondary sources for my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, and am continuing to use it for research purposes.
Statistics,

Statistics

In high school, I earned a score of 5, the highest possible, on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. I then majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I was the substitute teacher of a high school Statistics course for six weeks, and have also tutored a number of students in Statistics and related subjects.
Writing

Writing

At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper, and majored in Philosophy, which required a lot of essay writing. Moreover, when I taught an intro Philosophy course to college freshmen, I spent a lot of time helping them write and revise their papers for me. Finally, I have just finished writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy.

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

After majoring in Philosophy at Providence College, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and then a Ph.D. in Philosophy. I have also taught three semesters of an intro course in Philosophy for college freshmen.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, I have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have done well on standardized tests myself: 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on both the GRE Math and the GRE Verbal.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During high school, I took a college-level course in Chemistry by means of dual enrollment in a local community college. I have also tutored a number of students in high school chemistry.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

After majoring in Philosophy at Providence College, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and then a Ph.D. in Philosophy. I have also taught three semesters of an intro course in Philosophy for college freshmen.
Physics

Physics

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for Physics C (i.e. Physics with Calculus). During my senior year I was a Semi-finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Finally, I supplemented my Mathematics major at Providence College with a physics course.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I spent six weeks as the substitute teacher for three sections of Algebra I at a local middle/high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Then, in my senior year, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math.
Calculus,

Calculus

During high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the exam for Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC. Then, after scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Upon graduating, I scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also spent six weeks as a substitute teacher of a high school Calculus class.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

During high school, I took a college-level course in Chemistry by means of dual enrollment in a local community college. I have also tutored a number of students in high school chemistry.
GED,

GED

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan (the leading test prep company).
Geometry,

Geometry

After scoring 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, I majored in Mathematics at Providence College, and scored an 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, I have also tutored a number of students in geometry and similar subjects.
Physics,

Physics

In high school, I earned a score of 5 (the highest possible) on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for Physics C (i.e. Physics with Calculus). During my senior year I was a Semi-finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad team. Finally, I supplemented my Mathematics major at Providence College with a physics course.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in teaching the Verbal section of the GRE by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, which has given me a lot of good techniques for improving a student's reading comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Afterwards, I was trained by Kaplan (the leading test-prep company) in standardized test instruction.
Spanish,

Spanish

After taking Spanish for seven years in elementary school, I studied it for another four years in high school. I also used my Spanish to translate secondary sources for my recently completed Ph.D. dissertation, and am continuing to use it for research purposes.
Statistics,

Statistics

In high school, I earned a score of 5, the highest possible, on the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. I then majored in Mathematics at Providence College. Finally, I was the substitute teacher of a high school Statistics course for six weeks, and have also tutored a number of students in Statistics and related subjects.
Writing

Writing

At Providence College, I wrote commentary for the student newspaper, and majored in Philosophy, which required a lot of essay writing. Moreover, when I taught an intro Philosophy course to college freshmen, I spent a lot of time helping them write and revise their papers for me. Finally, I have just finished writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company, and I have tutored a number of students in the ACT. I have also done well on standardized tests myself: I earned a 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and an 800 out of 800 on both the GRE Math and the GRE Verbal.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have done well on the Math sections of standardized tests myself: 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Finally, one of my majors at Providence College was in Mathematics.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have also done well on the Verbal sections of the standardized tests I myself have taken: 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, I have tutored a number of students in the ACT and similar tests. Moreover, I have done well on standardized tests myself: 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on both the GRE Math and the GRE Verbal.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and have tutored a number of students in the ASVAB and similar tests.
GED,

GED

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan (the leading test prep company).
GRE,

GRE

After earning perfect scores (800s) on the GRE Math and Verbal sections, I was trained in GRE instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company.
PSAT,

PSAT

I earned an 80 out of 80 on the PSAT Math and a 75 out of 80 on the PSAT Verbal. Moreover, I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored 780 out of 800 on the SAT Math, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Math. Afterwards, I was trained by Kaplan (the leading test-prep company) in standardized test instruction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

After scoring 770 out of 800 on the SAT Verbal, and 800 out of 800 on the GRE Verbal, I was trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test-prep company.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have been trained in standardized test instruction by Kaplan, the leading test prep company, and I have taught three semesters of an introductory course in Philosophy, during which I spent a lot of time working with students on developing their papers for me.

Ratings and Reviews


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Dr. Michael is the gold standard.

Dr. Michael is down to earth, he’s great. He’s knowledgeable, acknowledges the stupidity in the system and the strengths. Very good with chaotic households and disorganized students.

Christian, 17 lessons with Dr. Michael

Best ever!

He is patient and guiding. Knows how to explain my lessons so I feel more confident. Look forward to continuing my lessons with him. He is accessible by phone or email and is willing to help anytime.

Michael, 17 lessons with Dr. Michael

Great Tutor

Dr. Michael taught me new strategies for taking SAT. Dr. Michael helps me to understand how to simplify hard problems. Dr. Michael has improved my reading and writing skills.

Darren, 5 lessons with Dr. Michael

Knowledgeable and Patient Teacher

Dr. Michael is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable teacher. He patiently explains concepts and strategies. Though we have had only two lessons with him so far, he has a good rapport with my son - which is one important factor for a positive learning experience.

Irene, 4 lessons with Dr. Michael

Proven results

Dr. Michael tutored our 16 year old son throughout his sophomore year of high school. They mainly focused on his Honors English and Chemistry classes, as well as his AP History course. Michael without a doubt helped him improve his test scores and overal performance. We were extremely pleased and plan to continue working with Michael for SAT prep and his math and science courses his junior year.

Tara, 40 lessons with Dr. Michael

Great Tutor - knowledgeable and communicative

patient, direct and lesson-focused, Michael does a great job with my son. He is always on time and gives us great feedback. I highly recommend working with him.

Jackie, 19 lessons with Dr. Michael

Michael R. is a great tutor!

When my twins were juniors, they needed help with Algebra II, Honors Chemistry and preparing for the SAT. They met with Michael once a week for an hour. Michael was very flexible regarding topic of study. With Michael's supervision, they completed homework and study guides according to the need for the week. Many times one or the other could not attend whenever another school, sport or church commitment conflicted with our standing appointment. Michael remained very flexible allowing us opportunities to reschedule with advance notice. We continued tutoring over summer for SAT prep and throughout senior year, covering Physics and Math Analysis/Algebra III. My kids are graduating next week and heading to James Madison University in the fall, but we have already discussed continuing over the summer to stay sharp and be better prepared for College Math and potential remote tutoring sessions later during the school year. My son has especially enjoyed his time learning with Michael and getting to know him.

Kathy, 55 lessons with Dr. Michael

Marvelous Math!

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Michael instills confidence and exposes many of the test taking "myths". He works a lot on strategies that will be applied during the test and does not waste any time during the session. It is very efficient so the child stays completely focused.

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