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I was able to achieve what I thought was not possible; a 780 on the GMAT. When I started my journey of struggling to perform well on the GMAT, I was scoring in the upper 500's. I finally bit the bullet and went to a well-known tutoring company that I had heard great things about. Unfortunately, they were unable to help me get my score up more than 20 points. So I went to another tutor that was highly recommended by my undergrad peers. This person went to an Ivy League school and was well liked by those who used his services. And, he did manage to bring my score up to a 640, but this was still well below what I was hoping to achieve. Finally, I did some research, and took a shot with Dr. Fikar. He knew my background and the various tutors I had worked with. He was confident that he could get my score into the mid 700 range, if he had my complete cooperation. I had every reason to doubt him, but, I decided instead to put my complete trust in him and his decades of expertise, and I'm so glad that I took that step of faith. He knew exactly how to sharpen my strengths and bolster my weaknesses, and, although I am by nature a type A personality who likes to have a certain structure and step by step plan in place, Dr. Fikar was much more talented than any spreadsheet of incremental goals that I had received from my previous tutors. I'm not trying to knock those that have a cookie cutter planned approach, I have just realized that in order to achieve a super high score, relying on structured lesson plans will never get you there. It was more of an art form with Dr. Fikar, as he combined his vast knowledge of the GMAT exam and his brilliant mind with unique and creative, out-of-the-box teaching methods and use of materials. He was not limited by a standard approach, but rather tuned into my specific needs on any given day, and helped bring me to a score that was frankly beyond my wildest dreams. Of course I gained admission into my top school choice, and the future is very bright for me now. I am so much more than appreciative, and plan on referring him to all of my friends and family members, when the time comes for them. His services are truly worth every penny that I spent.
I have always hated math and have memories of being yelled at to finish my homework and being in tears because I simply did not understand it. This fear of math started in elementary school and carried itself all the way to college where I had to start in remedial math courses. I now am in the process of studying for a big test and needed help to develop the skills needed to do well on the math portion. Peter was able to simplify the process so that I could better understand this basic math. He never made me feel bad when I had to count with fingers, yikes! I feel I have improved greatly in just the 2 sessions we've had. I'm very excited to improve even more! Who knew I'd come to be excited for a math lesson! Thank you Peter.
We love Lisa! She tutored my son in math and science. His grades greatly improved as did his confidence. Lisa made herself even more available during the regents exams. I would highly recommend Lisa for tutoring your child.
I am so glad that I decided to take advantage of the SAT prep classes at College Planning Partnerships. Sam and Zac were incredibly helpful in preparing me for the SAT and I went into the test more confident than I ever had for standardized tests in the past. Initially I was skeptical about the online tutoring, but I quickly realized that it was an extremely useful tool. With the offices being almost an hour away, the online tutoring was very convenient for my family and me and it allowed for much more flexibility with planning. Even though it was online, I didnt feel like any part of the tutoring was lacking because the tutors were so engaged and all of the materials we would have used in person were right in front of me on my computer screen. These prep classes really helped to make the test seem much less intimidating and I became more relaxed and calm when taking the test as a result. I learned so many useful test-taking strategies and was able to manage my time much more effectively. After taking the SAT for the first time, my scores were much higher than my PSAT scores earlier this year, and critical reading, which had often been my weakest section in past standardized tests, became one of my strongest sections on the SAT. Thank you so much for all of your help!
I contacted Altea because I was studying for the GRE. I had not taken a math course in 24 years, and I had very little memory of Algebra and Geometry. Altea and I met within a week of our first contact, and we met weekly after that. She is wonderful tutor. Her knowledge and passion for math was just what I needed to get excited about an exam that scared me so much. She was always on time and was always prepared. Altea is kind and patient, and she has a wonderful sense of humor. I highly recommend Altea for help with coursework and/or test preparation.
My son was on a waiting list for a year for piano lessons with Debi Stevenson. We were just about to look for another teacher when we finally got the call, and we know now how lucky we are we waited. He's excelled far beyond our expectations, loving it from day one. Debi holds the perfect characteristics for a teacher: gracious and kind; talented and inspiring. She motivates her kids through many creative means, keeping them excited during lessons and assigning challenging, kid-focused projects that keep them inspired all year long. My son practices on his own, never having to be told. Debi provided him a foundation for learning and a love of music that has already -- in just two years -- moved him on to other instruments and to composing music on his own. She's a great teacher.
Neetu is a wonderful tutor. She is tutoring our son for the SAT in math.
As a Mom and Dad concerned about our daughters SAT test and especially her math I reached out and found Daniel and Bulldog Tutors, The nicest people to work with!! !Really !!! Daniel got us an incredible tutor, covered all areas that were needed and our daughter was very happy as well, Thank you!!!
My 11th grader went from a 28 (90th percentile) to a 31 (97th percentile) after meeting with Adam, and a few Skype sessions with his assigned Science tutor. While I wasn't initially confident that my daughter wold respond well to the online instruction, her science score improved dramatically, and she would also recommend this tutoring mode to her friends. In fact, she said she should hear them in her head while sitting for the test the second time. Best news is that she probably won't need to take the ACT as a Senior. Thank you, Your Ticket to College team!
I've been getting tutored by Chloe for about 4 years now and my math skills have improved tremendously. I started meeting with her my junior year of high school and I am now a sophomore in college. I've received help from kaplan math tutors and school tutors and I've felt the most comfortable with Chloe. One of the attributes that sets her apart from all of the other math tutors that I've had is her patience while working with me. Math is a subject that takes me hours worth of studying to get a decent grade on and she's had the patience to teach various lessons over and over again , in different ways until I fully understand it. I would highly recommend her, she is accommodating to your schedule and makes learning math easier!
I am a 24 year old college student and I needed to take a statistics class to complete my undergraduate degree. I am a pretty average student when it comes to math, and the only class available was an online course that was mostly self-taught. Diane helped me understand the weekly lessons, and also helped me with my term project as well as prepping for my exams. I would definitely hire her again should I need any help with my graduate school math classes. She is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her.
Adriana was just what I was looking for, a native speaker and a teacher of Spanish. She was able to meet me within a week of our first email exchange. Our lessons our only in Spanish, which is what I wanted. She is positive and very encouraging.
Helped me improve my GRE math score highly recommend
I sent my son to Dr. Fikar as a senior. He was diagnosed with multiple disabilities as a child, and I didn't think that there was any hope for him to go to college. Dr. Fikar worked with him several hours each week for two months, and, while it took several weeks before I began to see the improvement, once it started it continued up until his SAT. He went from a 1250 to a 1560! I couldn't believe the results he was able to achieve. We have worked with many tutors prior to going with Dr. Fikar, and all of them were nice and seemingly capable, but none of them were able to move his score by more than 20 points. I never realized that my son had the potential to get an above average SAT Score, given his disabilities. If you have the money to spend, and you want the best for your child, Dr. Fikar is definitely the way to go! We also plan on using his services for our other son who is not LD, and wants to attend Univ. of Chicago one day!
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Deidre Cypher is a financial analyst who offers professional math lessons for college levels. This provider has been teaching math tutoring services for two years.