I’ve been working in the test prep tutoring industry since 2015. I’ve mastered the exams and have written test-prep curriculum. I have a master’s degree from The New School and I tutor grades 5-College.

My tutoring style:

My approach to tutoring is defined by two features: diagnosis and drill. By diagnosis I mean identifying student weaknesses, strengths, goals, and even unconscious habits to develop custom curriculum and personalized lesson plans. By drill I mean constant formative assessment in the form of periodic practice tests, timed assignments, and subject-targeted homework to measure progress and ensure student success.

Success story:

A particular story that comes to mind—though I’ve experienced numerous analogous ones—involves a student who came to me frustrated and burned out from a round of tutoring with a previous instructor. The student had hit a plateau, the official test date was rapidly approaching, and she and her parents were worried that should would not achieve her desired ACT score. Through a few short sessions I was able to unmask the issue: the student had been drilling away at practice tests, over and over, but had not adequately reviewed the mistakes she had made on previous tests, which meant she was merely repeating the same errors with each subsequent test—in other words, she was never sufficiently learning from her mistakes. Through a granular, question-by-question review of her most recent practice exams we were able to identify the reasons for her repeated mistakes. This allowed us to target those specific topic areas until they were adequately resolved. The net result was a boost in her confidence and, ultimately, a boost in her official ACT score, enabling her to produce a more competitive college application to her target schools.

Hobbies and interests:

I’ve been an avid surfer my entire life, I’ve published essays for various literary magazines, and I currently host a podcast addressing topics of education, inequality, and labor.

K-12 Mathematics
  • Elementary Math
  • Middle School Math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
College Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • College Geometry
English Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • College Essay Writing
Test Prep
  • HSPT
  • PSAT
  • SSAT
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Math
  • SAT Reading
  • SAT Writing
  • ACT Math
  • ACT Science
  • ACT Reading
  • ACT English
  • ACT Writing

A particular story that comes to mind—though I’ve experienced numerous analogous ones—involves a student who came to me frustrated and burned out from a round of tutoring with a previous instructor. The student had hit a plateau, the official test date was rapidly approaching, and she and her parents were worried that should would not achieve her desired ACT score. Through a few short sessions I was able to unmask the issue: the student had been drilling away at practice tests, over and over, but had not adequately reviewed the mistakes she had made on previous tests, which meant she was merely repeating the same errors with each subsequent test—in other words, she was never sufficiently learning from her mistakes. Through a granular, question-by-question review of her most recent practice exams we were able to identify the reasons for her repeated mistakes. This allowed us to target those specific topic areas until they were adequately resolved. The net result was a boost in her confidence and, ultimately, a boost in her official ACT score, enabling her to produce a more competitive college application to her target schools.

Tutoring subjects:

SAT
ACT
Elementary Math
Middle School Math
Algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry
College Algebra
College Geometry
Reading Comprehension
Literature
Essay Writing
College Essay Writing
HSPT
ISEE