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Introduction: At Martinsen (A+) Tutoring, we are able to provide results that beat the competition as well as the best public and private school teachers. We have developed proven techniques that help students of all ages master a wide variety of materials. We also have the needed skills to work to understand the uniqueness of each student to customize our techniques for optimal results for the individual student. You will not find this elsewhere. And we are so sure of this that we stand by our services with a full guarantee - if you are not satisfied with our services, you do not need to pay! You won't find that any where else, nor will you find the amazing results that you will get with us. We provide tutoring services in many areas, including remote service for students around the world. Go to and video ( for more details. We work with students of all ages. For the younger students, we can develop a strong foundation to be a top performer in STEM. We also work with the youth to be amazed by science, math and technology and understand the importance of developing the needed skills to unlock the mysteries here. This same mindset is used with those in middle school and college. We help struggling students who need help to "get through" a class as well as those striving to be at the top of the class. We have helped many students turn failing grades into A's in the same semester (see reviews). We also can work with students trying to get into the best colleges with SAT/ACT and other test prep services. This is one area where we really excel! Just try us out, and you will be amazed - guaranteed! Then we can help students in college strive for top scores to raise GPA. We also serve students trying to get into grad school with test prep and then help with graduate level classes. Knowledge, math skills and high test scores are valuable (scholarships, high paying jobs, etc.). Your small investment in our services will be more than worth it with a great return on your investment in your child or yourself! We look forward to working with you to achieve you goals! ----------------------------------------------------------- It’s no secret that there has never been more pressure than now to succeed in school. Higher education, and even more, the job market, have never been more competitive, and if you aren’t an academic over-achiever, you career options can be very limited. That’s why Martinsen Tutoring Services is empowering both high school and college students with innovative tutoring services for coursework and standardized testing. Martinsen academic tutoring is STEM-focused helping students to prepare and excel in all classes involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also work to understand which style of teaching works best for the individual student to maximize each lesson. This is what sets us apart. The students almost always say how much more they learn in our meetings than what they are getting from classroom instruction. This is just what the students need to optimize their grades and skills which not only will help for a specific class now, but also for future classes and career. I will work closely with you or your child and develop the optimal approach for maximizing the time we spend together to both improve grades and build a solid foundation to exceed not only this year but for years to come.

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Serves Pearland, TX

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22 years in business

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Mary J.

Computer Repair

Very helpful. He did a great job, specially on the weekend. He worked fast, and gave us a great price... I will work with him again. The computer is much better, thank you Hollis! Mary & Clark
Very Popular. Excellent Rating. Top Experience.'s reply
Thanks! Let me know if any issues creep back and if I can do it quickly, I'll try to fix it for free.
Feb 22, 2015
Ann T.

Science Tutoring

Very professional and shows to have a lot of experience teaching physics.
Sep 30, 2020
Lisa R.

Test Prep Services

Hollis is very in-tune to what my daughter needs, when she is maxed out etc.... has focused his teaching on her needs and molds his style to hers.... have been very impressed so far.
Sep 22, 2019
Twana G.

Science Tutoring

My son had a physical injury and missed several days of school. He was still responsible for learning skills taught in the class and completing a project within a short period of time. I actually prayed for someone with expert communication skills, friendliness, excellent preparation and organization skills and deep knowledge and passion for Physics. Mr. Martinsen was the answer to my prayer. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He was determined that my son would successfully complete the assignment and spent hours with him to ensure that everything was properly assembled and transported. One criteria was for the device to work 2 times out of 3. My son created 8 unique steps to fulfill the requirement and multiple times he learned by failing. Mr. Martinsen was by his side to coach him through these challenging times. He would not allow my son to give up. His hard work, dedication and extra effort certainly paid off because my son earned one of the highest grade in his class. Thank you,Mr. Martinsen for your time, patience and support! My son was very blessed to have you as a Physics tutor!
Apr 18, 2019
Briana J.

Math Tutoring

Very good tutor ! He’s very knowledgeable and flexible . I had a really busy schedule and he was still able to accommodate me and he even showed me tips to help me pass !!
Mar 1, 2019
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Hollis Martinsen


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Hourly rate based upon subject material and location.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I first evaluate the student and the current situation in the class, seek to understand the student/parents' goals, and work together to come up with a plan to meet desired goals. Although I do spend time to help students complete their homework, I really emphasize the need to master the material and develop needed skills to optimize test scores. Students sometimes get a bit frustrated with this since they often just want to get the homework done and finish. But the overall goal is for the student to master the material and to have needed skills to ace tests. This involves learning strategies for getting problems right the first time and also to do problems in such a way to maximize possibility of partial credit if the student doesn't get the correct answer.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering - UT Austin (3.9) Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering - LSU Baton Rouge (3.6) BA Philosophy - St. Mary's Boston (3.8) Master of Divinity - University of St. Thomas, Houston (3.9) Classroom teacher for 15 years / Tutor for over 4 years Algebra / Pre-Algebra Teacher - St. Michael, Houston

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