Tutoring should reach further than teaching a subject. The goal of a tutor is not to simply fill the void that a teacher has not been able to breech, but to go beyond that space and erect platforms of success and understanding. My methods teach students to understand their subject matter and to assess their exam for its strength and weaknesses.
This year I was honored with being selected as part of the All-Washington 2013-14 Academic team, and was accepted to Columbia University in New York. I tutor part-time, paying my way through college. I have worked with over 250 students in the past two years and have seen amazing score increases in my student's work.
I've always excelled at taking standardized testing, and I really love helping others improve their scores. I specialize in helping students with the GRE, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB. I scored perfect on my first ASVAB exam, and I've been able to score perfect on repeat exams of the GRE, ACT, and SAT.
I meet with students from all over the world. I use online tutoring software that makes tutoring efficient, current, and convenient. The software allows us to talk in real time (just like we're on Skype or on the phone), and we see and work the same problems together. I've taught in classrooms, over the kitchen table, and online. In my experience the online platform is by far the best. We cover more material faster, it's much more convenient for our schedules, and I can email you PDFs of all of the problems that we did. We also video record our session so you can watch them again and again for free.
My lessons are structured and thorough. I issue pre-lesson homework, follow-up homework, and I offer unlimited email support at no additional cost. Be prepared to work hard and score high! Tutoring should reach further than teaching a subject. The goal of a tutor is not to simply fill the void that a teacher has not been able to breech, but to go beyond that space and erect platforms of success and understanding. My methods teach students to understand their subject matter and to assess their exam for its strength and weaknesses.
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There are some teachers who just have an interesting way of explaining and approaching material. There are some teachers who have fun, energetic engaging personalities that make you want to learn more. They are rare, but we all know when we are in their presence. Tristain has that magic. So grateful for this smart, talented tutor. My son looks forward to his sessions with Tristain and has improved his ACT score to the 98-99 percentile. He's the best. Thank you Tristain.
Very lofty acclamation. Thank you for your kind words.
Tristan worked with my daughter to improve her ACT scores. He was well prepared and worked great with out daughter. I am hoping in three years he will still be tutoring, so he can work my younger daughter.
My son loves being able to log on, see the same screen Tristain sees, do lessons with him and hear each other talk. Tremendous program Tristain! We love being able to stay at home, as driving from our house at night would not be good for any of us.
Hi Jamie, It was great to hear about the scores today! A great score will take your son to places he has never thought of going. Congratulations and good luck in the future.
Tristain helped my daughter improve her ACT math score, her confidence, and test taking strategies. My teenager liked his demeanor and found him very approachable. You'd do well to have Tristain's help for you son or daughter too.
Tristain knows what he's talking about. Makes you think in ways you didn't realize. Absolutely a fantastic teacher and subject matter expert of material.
Tristain is very professional and engaged in helping my son focus and get the help he needs. I highly recommend Tristain and am very happy we found him.
I have done 5 sessions with Tristain and within those 5 sessions my math scores on my practice ASVAB increased by 50 percent! The program is easy to use and he was very patient and explained problems very well! I HIGHLY recommend tutoring with him!
Tristain provided a great learning experience for our 12 year old son as he prepared for an early introduction to the SAT this weekend. We have used him for several sessions over the past couple of months. He exhibits the knowledge, patience and charisma to inspire his students to higher levels of understanding.
We intend to gift our son with occasional follow-up classes over the next year. The video conference sessions identify and provide assistance in only the areas most needed by our son...something no number of training manuals or tapes can achieve.
So far, my son has been very encouraged and this has been a positive experience for us. We appreciate the virtual learning environment, and we are anticipating an excellent outcome on the SATs he is taking this weekend. Very nice tutor; good with the parents, also. Recommend highly. Thanks.
Tristain took on a challenge when he started tutoring me. He took on a 20 years out of school and chronic weakness in math individual with only 3 weeks to prepare for GRE. He was successful in preparing me for the challenge and I am able to proceed with my graduate application.
Tristain knows the test and required material well, is articulate, punctual and organized, as well as accessible.
I would recommend Tristain to any friends facing the GRE and needing help.
Thank you so much Melinda. Your efforts were exceptional. Congratulations and good luck.
Tristain was able to explain any and everything I had questions about. I felt a million times more confident taking the GRE having had Tristain tutor me. Your score will definitely go up with his help!
Tristain worked with my son Austin to help him improve his SAT scores. His writing section went up 80 points and his critical reading went up 30 points. He was extremely patient and always found a way to fit him into his schedule for tutoring sessions. We are waiting on the ACT scores and I'll post again. Thank you Tristain! I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing help to prepare for these tests!
Tristain is a great tutor for my 13 year old son whom has been given an opportunity to take the SAT as a 7th grader. Tristain is very reliable and personable. He makes the math problems seem like a puzzle to figure out, and then teaches the skills needed to decipher the problems. We are very pleased!
I have truly enjoyed my time having Tristain as a tutor! He expects a lot from you, which helped me tremendously because I wanted to work hard! He gave me excellent tools to remember the basics so that I can succeed on the GRE! I highly recommend Tristain! Be prepared to work, but it is worth it in the end!
Tristan was a wonderful tutor throughout my studying for the GRE. He was always on time with sessions, very patient, extremely knowledgeable and overall just a nice guy to work with. I have no doubt that I wouldn't have the scores I do today without him. I would recommend him to anyone looking to do well on the GRE, or any other math or verbal based exam.
Tristain is very good at what he does. He is very knowledgeable and patient every step of the way. I was not sure if on-line tutoring was for me, but it worked very well and became my favorite method. I would recommend Tristain to anyone who needs help.
The session wasn't boring. He kept the conversion going, and it didn't sound like a boring lecture. He made it easy to listen to.
I needed a private tutor for my 19 year old son. My son is about to take the ASVAB test for the military, but his math skills were not good enough. Tristain is a very reliable, diligent, and flexible tutor. He is very skilled and works in a professional and lively manner. In addition, his instruction is properly leveled and he provides follow-up work for my son - to check for complete understanding. My son is learning the skills he needs with relative ease and says that the lessons are well constructed and meaningful. I am extremely happy with Tristain's tutoring and highly recommend his service.
Great tutor saves a lot of time by using the internet to teach. Seems to know a lot about SAT math, has not started the English part yet!!
I needed a ASVAB tutor right away for about 1-2 hours a day. I stumbled upon Tristain's page and first was concerned how the online tutoring will work. We are both on opposite side of the country but I couldn't ignore his high ASVAB score experience on his profile. Plus, the first meeting was free to let us know what it is like to be tutored online. It has been about 2 weeks now and we feel like we've known Tristain for years! He is so kind, patient and informative! I don't regret it a bit and just hope that he will continue to work with us. Thanks Tristain!
Tristain is a wonderful tutor. He has helped me tremendously in preparing for the GRE. I don't think I would have come as far as I have without his great teaching. At first, I was real skeptical because I didn't think I could be prepared in time but with Tristain's expertise and patience, I am almost there. When I first searched for a tutor, Tristain just stood out among all the others. I'm very honored and privileged to have such an awesome tutor. Thanks Tristain for being so patient with me.
After taking the GRE and not preforming up to my standards I enrolled in tutoring with Tristain. I would recommend Tristain to anyone looking for a brilliant and patient tutor. He really takes the time to explain each problem and helps you strengthen your weak areas. The program Tristain uses to hold online sessions was super helpful because all the session are recorded so you can refer back to them when studying. I highly recommend Tristain.
Tristain is a great tutor for those looking to enhance their math skills. He provides techniques that make solving math problems more efficient and easier to understand, which is essential when taking a timed test such as a GRE. Multiple practice tests are given and are a good way to study. This is the first time I've done online tutoring and I am impressed with the level of interaction and effectiveness of this learning technique. Tristain also has resources and study guides to help increase your verbal score on tests as well.
I've only had Tristain as a tutor for a few sessions, and already I feel much more confident in my ability to score well on the GRE. It's been years since I've had to do any serious math, and I had severe doubts about my quantitative skills. Tristain's patient and casual explanations have helped me unearth long buried concepts, and have served to remind me that I can do this stuff!
Also, Tristain has been great about working around my crazy work schedule and my lack of technology. We meet online and tutor sessions have gone quite smoothly despite my technological limitations (I'm actually surprised at how easy it is). Considering all the material we seem to cover, hour long tutor sessions seem to go very quickly, which is a testament to Tristain's ability to keep things fun, interesting, and casual.
Tristain is a great tutor. He will help greatly increase your confidence and ability to score high on test day!
Although I have done well in both high school and in my first year of college, the ACT has always given me problems. I decided to try Tristan at Wyzant as a last resort for getting my ACT score up. Since working with Tristan, I am actually excited about taking my ACT. I feel more comfortable with the format of the test and have gained a lot of confidence. Tristan is a great tutor. He is very knowledgeable and is able to break things down for me so that I can see the steps and actually learn. He is also very patient with me and a great motivator. I have no doubt when I retake the ACT my score is going to go up. Thanks Tristan for all of your help!
You make tutoring easy by being positive and ready to learn.
He is very knowledgeable and he is an easy going tutor. Helps give me confidence in my abilities and has definitely increased my chances of getting a good grade on the GRE.
A 15 point Quantitative gain in 9 days, while you had to go out of town for a wedding proves that through hard work and diligence you can achieve. Thank you Michael for being a great student.
Tristain has been very patient with me and makes learning fun. I was dreading getting a tutor because it sounded so dull but I look forward to our sessions now due to his charisma and enthusiasm! I hope that once I am done with my sessions we are able to keep in touch.
Every tutoring session with you is a blast. Thank you for the fun we have.
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I have been a tutor for exam prep for over 2 years. In the past 2 years I have tutored over 200 students, most of them through WyzAnt. I teach students how to master a subject. I used recognition formats to instruct students in how to correctly determine what a problem needs and how to answer it.