Private SAT Tutor in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Posted on 21st April 2010 in Tampa SAT Preparation

I was talking to a pair of students who I am tutoring about why they choose to get private SAT Tutoring in New Tampa.

Both are enrolled in an SAT prep course given by one of the larger SAT test prep companies. They said that some concepts were covered too quickly and that they felt self-conscious about holding up the rest of the class with questions.

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Here are a few of the advantages of one-on-one or small group private tutoring:

  • Your student sets the pace;
  • Your student can target areas that need the most work and have the greatest potential for improvement;
  • Your SAT tutoring sessions take place where your student is most comfortable — (at home or at the New Tampa library or at Starbucks);
  • You save travel time by not having to take him or her to a test center;
  • You get an outstanding price for a degreed tutor because we do not have the overhead of a tutoring center;
  • You do not sign a contract or pay for SAT tutoring ahead of time. No contracts!

If your student is planning on taking the SAT next fall and needs help with Critical Reading, SAT writing or SAT math, call Eric at 813.787.8959. I tutor students of all ability levels in writing and reading and can refer you to Tampa’s best SAT math tutor .

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Tampa Private Tutor Celebrates Student Success

Posted on 1st June 2009 in Tampa English Tutor

As a Tampa tutor, I suppose the milestones in my business are not always measured by billable hours or other metrics. This year two of my students graduated. A student whom I worked with when she was just getting underway at Hillsborough Community College finally walked this spring. As someone assigned to help her get over the hurdle in English I and English II, I am very proud of her. She stuck it out and earned her AA.

It seems like yesterday that we were working together to improve her essays and writing.

Life goes so fast.

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My first private tutoring client hired me when I answered an advertisement that my wife saw at USF for an American Government tutor. That was four years ago. I met a student who was having difficulty passing AG at King High School. Bright and easily capable of the work, she mastered the material quickly once we started working together.

This week she graduated and will be doing great things at FSU.

Those are the milestones that make me proudest of my work as a Tampa tutor.  I am thankful to have had the chance to help both of them. If your son or daughter needs extra help this summer, I have two new openings for tutoring.

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 6/1/2009 10:33 PM

Private Tutor in Tampa, FL Learns a “Now I do” Lesson

Posted on 3rd March 2009 in Tampa English Tutor

On my step daughter’s birthday, I learned she had been doing poorly in PreCalculus. She’s always been an A or B student and a gifted math student. When she first mentioned that she was finding her homework harder, I offered her an encouraging word about her better-than-average math skills.

She was totally lost in the class. She has been bringing home “refrigerator door report cards” for so long that my wife and I stopped monitoring online grades. But the missing progress report came up in conversation at my step daughter’s birthday party.

“Hey, I haven’t seen your last progress report, have I?”


“You’re doing okay, I mean there isn’t anything I need to know, is there?”

“I’m getting a D in Pre-Calculus. It’s hard. Really hard. The cheerleader next to me gets it, and I’m lost. Can you get me moved out of there?”

Not really. Not in the middle of the third quarter.

I was angry when I overheard this conversation. I ask about my step daughter’s schooling every day.

I had asked about her classes, but I wasn’t tuned in to the answer she gave. Having never really struggled in a class, she was ashamed to tell us that she wasn’t getting an A or a B. I’m not sure what she imagined we would do, but we hired a private tutor immediately. ( I know a very good math tutor for any readers in New Tampa or Wesley Chapel.)

Today, the school’s online system shows that she has a B!


She got the one-on-one academic help she needed to get her bearings in Pre-Calculus in two 2-hour sessions. Hiring a first-rate math tutor for my daughter has helped deepen my understanding of the emotions that my Tampa, FL tutoring clients feel when they bring in a private tutor.

It’s also reminded me to listen more carefully and to use the online grade tracking resources that most schools offer parents.

One of my favorite IB American Government tutoring clients complained that he had been telling his son the same things about study habits that I was teaching his son as a tutor. His son ignored him, but listened intently to the same advice from his college admission’s adviser and his Tampa, FL Private Tutor. I thought I understood his frustration at the time. Now I know that I do.

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 3/3/2009 3:16 AM

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Tampa English Tutor: Five reasons to Hire Me As Your Private English Tutor in Tampa, FL

Posted on 29th February 2008 in Tampa English Tutor

• Tutoring places your child in a one-on-one learning situation. With twenty or more pupils in each period in the typical FL classroom, teachers have limited time to give one-on-one help to a struggling student. As your private English Tutor, I will spend all the time needed to assure that your son or daughter masters the material under study.

• The Tampa English Tutor makes house calls. Most students learn best in an environment that is comfortable. In-home private English tutoring eliminates the wasted time of transporting your child to and from a Tampa tutoring center.

• Private English Tutoring in Tampa, FL from I-tutor-english does not require a contract. You do not need to buy a specified amount of English tutoring to get your child help.

• Online Private English Tutoring is available. The magic of the Internet makes giving feedback on English papers and assignments by phone or e-mail simple.

• Private English Tutoring from I-tutor-English has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You’re fully satisfied or the English tutoring session is free.

Call Eric at 813.787.8959 to get your child a Tampa English Tutor.

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 2/29/2008 3:19 AM


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