Mr. Steve M.
specializes in SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT. PhD w/15 years exp. **ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19** · male
I'm Steve, I live in Newton, MA, and I've spent nearly 15 years coaching students and adults in academic areas ranging from test prep to college/grad school application essays, personal statements, and professional and academic grant proposals. My background is extensive--I received a PhD in archaeology in London, coached the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT for well established firms including Kaplan more...
I'm Steve, I live in Newton, MA, and I've spent nearly 15 years coaching students and adults in academic areas ranging from test prep to college/grad school application essays, personal statements, and professional and academic grant proposals. My background is extensive--I received a PhD in archaeology in London, coached the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT for well established firms including Kaplan, Manhattan Elite Prep and Summit, and I have worked with hundreds of high school, college, and graduate students in one-on-one and classroom environments, many of whom are now in top schools around the country and abroad.
At all levels, my approach to coaching is strategic, conceptual, and creative. Whether I am tutoring a specific subject or a standardized test, I find that effective teaching inspires students to develop their critical and creative thinking capacity, in addition to mastering fundamentals. This is true whether I'm working with a high schooler on the SAT math section, or an aspiring scholar seeking a postdoctoral placement abroad.
Coaching typically begins with an initial consultation (phone, skype or in-person) free of charge, where we discuss background, interests, and goals, and develop an outline for a targeted program. My approach is structured yet flexible since every student has a completely different style of learning, and we may discover different areas to target as we move along. For standardized test prep, I encourage each new student to take a diagnostic test to establish a baseline score, and to identify focus areas, as well as periodic practice tests as the program moves forward in order to measure progress. Specialized coaching in other areas, such as personal statements or proposal writing, will be more varied and project-specific.
If you or a family member (or friend!) is interested in tutoring/coaching/academic help, feel free to drop a line!
Excellent references available for all subjects.
I look forward to working with you!
|fee:||$140 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||10 miles|
|meeting type:||either in-person or online|
Education and Qualifications
University of Rochester, Political Science
Durham University (UK), Masters
University College London (UCL), PhD
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
|Algebra 1 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Prealgebra - Writing - English - SAT Math - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Archaeology|