My daughter (a senior in a private school) excels in math. Recently, however, she was disappointed with her math score from her SAT test. We sought out Paul's instruction for a boost before retaking the test.
The skills that he has taught her will no doubt be of great value for her upcoming exam. His teaching methods are effective. Instead of pushing his agenda on my daughter he would first watch her work a problem then help her identify ways of improving her strategies. He was able to help her identify her weak points while being careful not to waste time practicing skills that she already knows. Most importantly, he was quick to point out her strong points before making suggestions for improvement, which is critical in building confidence within the student.
Additionally, at no point did my daughter ever feel as if Paul was not knowledgeable enough to help her improve her score. I've read reviews on other profiles that suggest the tutor teaches gimmicks. Not Paul! After each lesson with Paul, my daughter would come home stating that she had no doubt Paul could achieve a perfect score on the SAT or ACT math section of the test. This is most likely because Paul is on the cutting edge of SAT knowledge. When we met with him, he was keenly aware of the differences between the old test and the new and was quick to help my daughter design a strategy around conquering the newest test.
Being a teacher myself, it is my motto that it doesn't matter how much knowledge a person possesses if he or she is not able to relay that information to a student in a comprehensible and relatable manner. Paul teaches at the student's level. My daughter felt more like he was coach than a tutor - one who continually urged her to do her very best.
He is an upbeat tutor who arrives at each lesson with a new idea, book, calculator or CD that he feels will help the student excel. For those concerned about his availability, we found his schedule is quite flexible.
I would highly recommend Paul as your future tutor for either yourself or for your child.
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