The Personal Professor

The Personal Professor

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Offers online services
Offers online services

About

1. National Tutoring Service Trained Expert ACT/SAT Tutors who scored 36 on their ACT; 1550 or higher on the SAT. Tutors are successful 3.9-4.0 students with advanced college or graduate degrees.

2. Proven Track Record, Average Gain = +7 on ACT, +215 on SAT; successfully tutored over 200 students; all students referencable; references available if desired

3. Customized, cost/time-effective Programs which focus on targeted weakenesses instead of generalized programs which spend half your time and budget on reinforcing strengths.

4. Weekly Detailed Progress Reporting to monitor net scoring gains. Weekly Practice Testing to ensure the gains "stick."

5. Supportive and safe Learning Coaches who tailor their teaching approach to match your learning style for an optimal learning environment.

Helping my students find out that they can master the subjects they struggle with! And, being a guide for them on their journey of learning!

6. Check out some of our reviews here! https://tutors.com/il/carpentersville/math-tutors/the-professor-1


Highlights

Hired 8 times
3 employees
9 years in business
Serves Wildwood , FL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

Specialties

Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Subject

Reading, Essay writing, Creative writing, Handwriting, Spelling, Grammar, Learning English as a 2nd language

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    liam U.

    James helped me raise my ACT score by enough points which qualified me for the Bright Scholarship! I saved 75% on tuition! He is very patient and really understands how to teach the material well. He’s the tutor you want!
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    July 10, 2024

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    taha A.

    James is a very intelligent, kind, and honest man. He helped me boost my ACT from a 26 to a 33, and his teaching style is very engaging and interactive.
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    May 20, 2024

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    Ryan

    Very knowledgeable and personable! Helped me substantially with my SAT scores.
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    November 10, 2022

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    Mary G.

    This gentleman is a true expert! If you’re looking for someone who know their work he will give you moneys worth and more he’s very patient. Darrell pours his heart into what he does a nose XL on the advanced level as well as the VBA excel! He’s a true professional I will go to extra mile! He’s the BEST at what he does! He’s goo!! Hire him now!
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    July 28, 2021

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    Samantha P.

    Mr. Fermin was an outstanding ACT/SAT tutor. He boosted my overall score by 5 points. Hes great at individualizing his curriculum to fit the needs of his students. He also teaches strategies for the ACT and SAT that are very useful. Overall, he does a wonderful job of giving his students an extra confidence boost for the test (and you might learn a few card tricks as well). Mr. Fermin is such a great teacher, and the test results show it.
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    July 25, 2021

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    Jessica G.

    James helped me with my homework assignment in my budgeting class that was worth one sixth of my grade. I not only got 100% on it after working with him for three hours but I retained the information I learned related to calculating tax rate elasticity. I can do the work on my own. James was great help--this was my first class using Excel formulas, which was a big adjustment. My final grade at the end of the quarter was a high A. I recommend working with James because he listens and he wants you to understand the material--not just turn in an assignment.
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    June 21, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    1.  Introductory Phone Call or a FREE tutoring session or BOTH (15-30 minutes, overview of program, approach, your learning needs)

    2.  Diagnostic Exam:  (students will take a practice test, we assess performance and develop tutoring recommendations;   no commitment, no charge)

    3.  Initial Program Consultation (30-60 minute overview of our recommendations and a walkthrough of our personalized tutoring program;  no commitment, no charge)

    4.  First Session / Begin Program (if student and/or parent is ready to move forward, we plan the tutoring schedule, establish logistics, and begin tutoring;  pay-as-you-go, no contracts)

    4.  Post-Tutoring Debrief and Student Satisfaction Survey (we believe in the quality of our services and if you are not complete satisfied, we will discuss post-tutoring options to resolve any concerns.)

    1. The Professor scored a 36 on the ACT, a 1570 on the SAT, and earned a 4.0 GPA in High School, and a 3.9 GPA in College.

    2.  The Professor and some of his staff are ex-ACT / SAT Tutors for a large, national learning organization like Huntington Learning Center or Sylvan.

    3.  The Professor has successfully tutored over 200 students.

    First Session Free “”Try Before You Buy” then $35-$75/hour depending on pre-purchase option “Reserve what you Deserve”; 2-hour sessions; weekly, tri-weekly, depending on intensity and frequency required before Test Day, “Go Until You Grow or it’s time to Show!”
    I first started tutoring in college because a friend asked for help in economics statistics. She told me I was so helpful tgat she insist on paying me. I refused, but then when my children became students, I found great satisfaction in helping them with their subjects throughout elementary and secondary school. I tutored all 4 of them for their ACT and SAT and each achieved an average increase in their scores of about 33%. My son earned a full ride scholarship as a result! His soccer team heard of his success and all the parents started asking for my services and I happily served his whole soccer team. Aftwrwards, I found myself with time on my hands, so I decided to volunteer at our local test prep center just because I truly enjoyed the process of learning with my students. I became nationally certified through them and have been tutoring ever since. I have now tutored over 300 students ranging from really struggling students to valedictorians. This test requires coaching as with anything in life! We can all learn from experience and a caring coach!
    All ages from K - 16, all levels from ADHD to Hyperfocused, from failing students to valedictorians. I’ve worked with all types successfully.
    One ADHD-diagnosed student achieved a 34 on his ACT after scoring 21 on his first attempt. 6 months with me, and he added 13 points to his score, earned a half tuition scholarship, and writes me today thanking me for my help along his journey! Go John!
    Remember: “There's no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher.” My philosophy is this: I work for you. Not you for me. It is my job to understand you, how you best learn, how best to connect the material to your brain, and give you everything you need to grow. It’s just your job to show up with a good, hard-working, patient attitude, and the magic can happen. If a tutor gives you the sense he/she is not helping you every step along the way, it’s time to consider a different tutor. I like to offer my students a free session to start to “try me out” to make sure we gel and fit and communicate. A tutor who doesn’t offer that has got the wrong focus. My focus is on you. Because my sessions and your relationship with me is always all about you!
    1. What exactly am I struggling with? 2. What do I get and what don’t I get? 3. How best do I think a coach can help me?

    Services offered

    Math
    Accounting
    Computer Engineering
    Chess
    Reading And Writing Tutoring
    Test Prep Tutoring