My name is Matt. I graduated from Duke University with distinction and I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT. I have worked as a writing consultant and admissions essay editor since 2009, and I have had students admitted to every Ivy League college.
For SAT Critical Reading and Writing, I begin by assessing the student's current level with a diagnostic test. From there, I design a program uniquely suited to help each individual student meet or exceed his or her goals. I work with students on a weekly basis with a focus on areas in which they struggle, including time management and test taking strategies. My students aren't burdened with busy work. Our sessions are productive, lively and effective, and I always alter my approach according to each student's learning style.
As an essay consultant, I am happy to work with applicants at any stage in the process. I focus on helping the student craft an essay that demonstrates his or her unique perspective and voice, with an emphasis on organized, dynamic work. Strong essays can be the difference between a good application and a great one, and I offer assistance for personal statements, short answers, and scholarship materials.
Above all else, I pride myself on patience and understanding. As a graduate from a top 10 university, I know how it feels to be challenged by academics. I take a personal interest in all of my students, and I will do my best to help you achieve all of your academic goals.
I'll never forget the day I got into Duke. I was proud and honored to be accepted to such a renowned institution.
I want to you to experience that same feeling. I want you to reap the benefits of an excellent education, and I want to see you succeed.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if you live outside my 8 mile radius. I tutor students from all over Los Angeles, with adjustments to my rates to allow for travel time. I also work with students via Skype, and have ample experience working with students for whom English is a second language.