EducationMy Educational background:
Undergraduate: B.S. in Economics; Mathematics minor, Towson University, 152 credits, 3.70 undergraduate GPA. Coursework in Mathematics (12 upper-level classes), Economics (9 classes), English/Writing (5 classes), Secondary Education (7 classes). I aced the first S.O.A. actuarial exam with a score of 8 out of 10 (6 required to pass).
Graduate: 8 credits at the USC Rossier School of Education.
Fellowships/awards: Recipient of the prestigious Math for America fellowship (Not affiliated with Teach for America).
ExperienceFREE initial consultation! (please see below for details)
My Tutoring Credentials, Experience, Methods, and Preparation:
GRE, 12/2011 scores:
Math: 169/170 (98th percentile)
Verbal Reasoning: 163/170 (93rd percentile)
Analytical Writing: 6 / 6 (99th percentile)
Praxis Scores: On the demanding, high-level Praxix II 0061 math content exam, I scored 186, earning a certificate of excellence from ETS for “exceptional performance.” I Scored a perfect 200 on the challenging Praxis II 0063 math exam and a perfect score of 190 for Math Praxis I.
I recently passed all three CSET mathematics tests for teacher certification in California:
Subtest 1: Algebra and Number Theory
Subtest 2: Geometry and Probability
Subtest 3: Trigonometry, Calculus and History of Math
My work experience is extensive. I have taught SAT preparation classes since 2001. I have always excelled at SAT-type questions: As a high school junior my scores were 99th percentile in math and 93rd percentile in verbal. (The writing section did not exist at the time, but I achieved the 99th percentile on the more demanding GRE writing section.)
Since then, I have significantly strengthened my analytical reading and writing skills by regularly studying grammar, style, and word usage (I have a great library to share). I have taken dozens of practice SAT exams over the years. I averaged 2370 on four recent full-length SAT assessment tests.
I am confident in my ability to explain the concepts required for achieving your goals. I have a strong grasp of the tricks and tactics necessary for managing one’s time while taking this lengthy and stressful test, and I know useful strategies for narrowing down the answers for difficult questions so that students rarely need to resort to random guessing.
As I have helped others to do, I would love to help any prospective college student raise his or her SAT scores by hundreds of points and gain admittance to a first-choice college. I also offer tutoring for high school and middle school math classes.
I can be a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve the structure, grammar or content of a college essay or any other writing piece.
Additionally, I am an effective tutor for basic economics classes.
Though I have never taken an official ACT exam, I routinely complete ACT exams from The Real ACT book (actual ACT exams) with perfect or near-perfect scores.
I have experience tutoring for the more difficult SAT IIC subject test in mathematics (my own score was 780). I have also tutored for the GMAT and GRE exams.
For any test prep tutoring, I come prepared with examples, solved problems, notes, and any other materials that might be useful. The student's time is maximized as a result of my diligent preparation and dedication.
For all other tutoring, I come prepared with a basic lesson plan, examples, and solved problems tailored to the specific needs of the student.
PLEASE NOTE! I now offer a FREE initial consultation. During this 30 to 60 minute meeting, I further describe my methods and experience. I will also answer any questions you may have, and we will discuss your goals and expectations. So far, everyone who has taken advantage of this opportunity has hired me.
HobbiesStrategy games, card games, sports, reading, intellectually stimulating conversation and debate.
Client Reviews (5)
responded back within 1 day. very pleased he was everything he bragged about on his page very happy worth every penny. kind, confident, and works well with kids.
Dmitri prepared my daughter for the SAT in all areas - Math, Reading, and Writing. He is very bright and able to break down the problems and explain them very well! Dmitri provided tutoring in our home for over 10 weeks. He was reliable, worked around our busy schedule, patient, and great at tutoring. My daughter improved considerably and increased her score by 260 points! I highly recommend Dmitri!
I needed help with my Econ 309 concepts a little right before my test and he was amazingly helpful at breaking down the problems step by step. He works each part out explaining what needs to be done and why a certain formula is used and its overall purpose to the problem. I truly feel he gave me the confidence I needed to do well on my test. His examples were more helpful than the examples and notes I had from my actual Professor! I would use him again definately!
Dmitri was absolutely the best tutor that I have ever worked with. He was always available for questions and was great at breaking down problems and explaining them. Dmitri went above and beyond by creating great practice problems and other examples to better help me understand the concepts. I would definitely recommend Dmitri to any student in need of a tutor.
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