Hello, my name is Miguel. Thank you for browsing my profile. I hope to inspire confidence in whatever subject matter we approach together, thereby boosting our confidence overall beyond a purely academic dimension.
In regard to my own test taking credentials:
On the SAT, I scored a 780 in math, a 750 in Reading and a 760 in Writing, which would make a 1540 composite on the most recent iteration of the SAT.
On the ACT, I scored a 36 on Math, a 35 in English, a 33 in Reading, and a 36 in Science for a composite of 35.
My teaching philosophy is to use extensive questioning to help students forge their own pathway. Naturally , questions from the students are encouraged and valued during all of my sessions. I emphasize a strategy based approach to studying and keep an updated list of strategies that my students are finding helpful. I prefer to test mastery of material via a role reversal in which I observe if the student can teach me how to correctly solve problems and arrive at the correct answers. In my opinion, there is no better way to assess the depth and breadth of one's knowledge than to try to convey it clearly to others.
The study habits I hope to pass on to my students are ones that have benefited me throughout my educational career. I graduated salutatorian of my high school and won third place overall honors student in Academic Decathlon state competition my senior year. My academic performance allowed me to attend both Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin, the latter at which I earned a 3.7 GPA, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in English.
As for pertinent work experience, I have tutored middle school aged children in English for a year and helped graduate students from foreign countries practice their conversational English. I have tutored test prep for dozens of clients and welcome more people to reach out.
Please feel invited to contact me and/or ask me questions. I am able to travel to most of Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, and my schedule is flexible. I look forward to finding times that both of us can work together. Best regards and may you achieve your educational goals.
University of Texas at Austin
Computer Science / English
He did an excellent job of helping our son study for an Algebra mid-term. He is a really skilled teacher with a deep understanding of the subjects. I highly recommend him!
Miguel is an excellent tutor! Our son felt instantly comfortable working with him and came away with much more ability and confidence.