There’s nothing I love more than helping my students achieve their goals. They are all extremely motivated, hardworking and, in truth, don’t need a tutor to do well in their classes. What they are trying to do, however, is excel in their classes, which is where I come in.

You might say my work is similar to that of a batting coach in major league baseball. The players are already the best hitters in baseball, but the batting coach is helping them to do even better.

Experience helps. I’d been teaching and tutoring for over thirty years and have learned how to tailor my lessons to fit the needs of each of my students. The goal is always the same––to help them do as well as they possibly can.

I’m proud to say that my students have gone on to attend some of the best colleges in the nation, including Barnard, Berkeley, Boston College, Brown, Claremont McKenna, Chapman, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, GWU, Howard, U Indiana, U Iowa (Writers’ Workshop), Loyola Marymount, Michigan, Middlebury, U Missouri (Journalism), Notre Dame, Northwestern, NYU, Oberlin, Ohio State, Parsons, Penn, Reed, Pomona College, Rice, Santa Clara, SMU, Stanford, Tulane, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSB, USC, U Miami, U Texas, Vassar, Villanova, Washington University, Wesleyan, Wisconsin, and Yale.

As for my own experience in classroom teaching, I’ve taught at Harvard School (now Harvard-Westlake) and substitute taught at Harvard-Westlake School, Marlborough School, Buckley School, Mirman School, and Windward School. I’ve also taught summer school at Brentwood School.

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