"It's time for our younger son to sign up for SAT Prep. Two years ago, our older son worked with Cathy to boost his SAT math score. Studying with Cathy was always a pleasure and improvement was shown. At the time, the intent was to improve scores to increase his options of college choice. Scott has just finished his freshman year at Union, the college he choose from several acceptances from Bates, Trinity, Lafayette and others.
SAT Prep turned out to provide much more than 'options.' After Scott notified Union that he would attend, he received a letter notifying him that he was a Union Presidential Scholar, in part because of his SAT scores. He is receiving a total of $48,000, over four years, as a merit scholarship. It turns out that his higher math score pushed him into merit scholarship territory. What an amazing return on investment!
I look forward to working with you again."
"The tutors that Shannon and Fred have on staff are top notch and have never disappointed us. We have been very pleased with the results and they are always available to help with unique situations that have arisen. I have never been disappointed."
"Shannon Converse has worked with our ten year old son on and off over the last four years. We hired her to help our son with writing (organizing thoughts and getting them on paper). His writing has improved dramatically. We have Shannon come back for refresher sessions annually. Our son enjoys working with her.
Shannon’s education and training enable her to customize a learning program that worked for our son. She corresponds with his teachers to ensure consistency at home and school. She is very organized, methodical, and creative in her approach to teaching. She keeps parents informed and provides written feedback after every session.
Shannon provides great value and is reasonably priced. She is always punctual. Our son has never complained about working with Shannon!"
"I'd just like to thank you again for all the help you provided me with as a tutor. This week I had midterms and most of them required me to write an essay within 50 minutes!! Thanks to the essay structuring skills I learned from you, I got through the essays with little anxiety. Furthermore, I'm expecting for all of them (4 in total) to be returned to me with either an 'A' or 'B' grade!!! Yippee for me!!"
Cambridge, MA – College Senior, University of Massachusetts
"We can't praise our tutor enough! As the year is drawing to a close, my son found that the teacher was racing along and he was missing details on how to approach and solve the problems. Our tutor confirmed that the material is very challenging, yet he has been able to clarify the material in a way my son understands — his grades on the (2) tests since the tutoring began have been fabulous!"
"Thank you for such a quick turnaround. During this hectic season it is very much appreciated and acknowledged that you really went out of your way to make this work…"
"I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience my daughter had working with Patricia on Physics this year. Three short weeks into the marking period last fall she was failing with a marking period average in the F range. This was in spite of the extra help sessions with her teacher. As she was a senior preparing to send off her college applications, this news obviously caused tremendous concern. Within a few days of my call to the My Tutor and Me, we had scheduled a tutoring session with Patricia. After just one session with Patricia, my daughter felt as though she had significantly improved her ability to understand the concepts that had previously seemed so impossible. Because of ongoing tutoring through the year, my daughter was able to raise her grade for the year overall to an A+. This was due entirely to the tutoring received from Patricia. I can not speak highly enough of the service that you provide and, more specifically, the skills and wonderful teaching style that Patricia brings to each session. Many thanks!"
"Shannon is working out nicely as a tutor for my daughter. He has a nice quiet way about him which calms her and gives her time to think and then realize that she is indeed 'smart' enough to grasp even the most difficult concepts. She is feeling more confident that she 'knows this stuff.'"
"Just wanted to share the news. Christie reports that her math paragraph on tax rates got rave reviews from the teacher to the point where he singled it out to read to the class! She got a check+ and he told her how impressed he was with her progress.
Our parent/teacher conferences last week were a success, too. …The math teacher stated that in his tenure at the school, he'd never seen a student turn around as fast and positively as Christie and called her a huge success story!
"I wanted you to know that the initial reaction to the college application essays which you helped Chuck with has been unbelievable. His English teacher, guidance counselor, and a friend who is an editor for [a statewide Connecticut newspaper], thought they were amazing. They not only loved the topics but they loved the way the topics were developed. Some thought they were the best essays they had seen on those subjects.
Needless to say, we are so grateful for all that you have accomplished with Chuck in such a short amount of time. He feels so much more confident after his sessions with you, knowing there is a way to edit or correct his drafts.
But, we're not finished yet…lol! We'll be in touch when there is some time to continue on - there are more college essays to write, but, more importantly, as we discussed, we would appreciate your helping him develop his research paper for AP Constitutional Gov.
I wanted you to know how absolutely blown away everyone has been with Chuck's essays — you deserve much of the credit. Thank you very, very much!"
"Thanks so much for another great year of tutoring assistance for our family. Lauren will be attending the Fashion Institute in New York next year to pursue her interests in the fashion industry, and we want you to know how thankful we are that she was accepted into this school and other schools with the tremendous work of her tutor, Rawle.
Kelley is working still on her math with Sylvia but we plan to continue through to the end of the month. Sylvia has been wonderful with Kelley and we have really enjoyed having her as well. She is both patient and practical in her teaching methods, and Kelley really enjoyed working with her.
Many thanks for your wonderful service to our family over these last few years, and we wish you a wonderful and restful summer."
"Just wanted to let your tutors, Bozidar and Jonathan, know that my son received an 88 on the PreCalc mid-term and a 92 for his quarter grade. Thank you all for your assistance in helping him get through the material. In particular, Jonathan, he scored a 100 on the part of the mid-term which covered material that you were working with him on."
"Our son very much looks forward to his sessions with his MTAM tutor. Their sessions are not frustration-free, but his tutor is able to rein him in until he 'gets it.' She is very patient with him and we would like to continue the sessions through the summer."
"I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate Michelle. She is outstanding a person and as she is a teacher. She always has Theresa's best interest in mind and Michelle can read her like a book!"
"Since Kim began working with Jeffrey he has shown marked improvement in his attitude towards his homework, school work, and grades. Before Kim, Jeffrey placed little value in his academic work. Kim has helped Jeffrey find value in his achievements as well as confidence in himself as a capable student.
Jeffrey needed support from someone outside of home and school, Kim has been that person. In the 2.5 months of tutoring, Jeffrey's grades have risen by a full grade point. For Jeffrey, whose grades were steadily falling, this achievement is a turn-around.
Thank you for introducing Kim to us, she has shown genuine concern and support for Jeffrey and his academic achievement. She has made the difference."
"I wanted to share with you that Julia bumped her SAT score up by 260 points, including a 100 pt gain in Math... Thank you and Kevin for your help."
"Just wanted to drop you both a note of thanks for Megan’s very capable tutoring this spring. Meredyth was quoting Megan frequently leading up to the SAT, and said she felt especially prepared thanks to her help and encouragement. I think attitude and strategy is a big part of success in the SAT, so my thanks to you for helping her achieve that important confidence...[She] scored 670 each on the math and verbal and 800 (!) on the writing. I know your help demystified the tests for her."
"I want to thank you for a wonderful year of math enrichment for my daughter. Her tutor has been most encouraging and my daughter's progress has been excellent; she's even covered some 9th grade concepts in 5th grade, and is more than confident about her ability to handle middle school math. An additional, unexpected bonus is the complete diffusion of 'math tension' at home, both in homework and test prep..."
"Leslie has been just the perfect match for Brian. She praises him in his successes, and provides gentle, but firm encouragement when he doesn't get something. We have seen a steady growth from the beginning. Although my youngest son is academically talented and driven, we will probably have My Tutor and Me prep him. We are really impressed."
"When Cathy came home with a note from her teacher that she needed help with fractions, I panicked, because we had less than a month before the final test of the year. In just a few weeks of tutoring with Laura, Cathy was able to understand the operation of fractions and was able to pass her final exam. She can now move on to High School with a little more confidence.
Thank you Fred, for your immediate sense of urgency to my cry for help, and Laura thank you for rearranging your schedule and coming over on such short notices."
"Just a note to thank you for matching my son James with your math tutor, Laura. It was a perfect match. James sometimes had trouble with exams because he would freeze and make silly mistakes, thus losing precious points. He also lacked confidence on individual math concepts.
The twelve session review we organized enabled James to approach his high school placement exam with much needed confidence and knowledge. He was prepared to do his best. The goals we established with Laura were accomplished. We could not have had a better experience. (My younger son also learned a few basketball tips. 'And he feels he taught Laura some basketball strategies!)
We thank you and Laura for your assistance over the past few months. We now feel confident that we know who to contact when our children's education needs an extra boost."
“Michael was experiencing organizational difficulties and his guidance counselor suggested ‘My Tutor and Me.’ [They responded] very quickly and best of all, Michael could be tutored at home, which is pivotal given his schedule. Michael and his tutor, Jamie, relate extremely well to one another – both are very easy going and Jamie is very patient.
This was a process and we did not go into the experience thinking it was going to happen overnight. Within a month, we could clearly see a difference in Michael’s organization…
Jamie is wonderful and we are thrilled that she is working with Michael. … a very positive experience.”
"I have used their tutoring services a number of times over the past year for my son Joshua. The tutors that were sent to me were knowledgeable about their subjects. If there was an issue, it was taken care of quickly and seamlessly. I would recommend My Tutor & Me to anyone who asked."
"Will needed help in math. I felt personal tutoring would be most effective for him. [His tutor] Don has been really wonderful. They have developed a personal relationship that has benefitted Will. His grades are now solid B+s!
You guys have been so nice to us! Thank you for all the help and concern you have shown us!"
"We love Meghann! She has been a great help to my son, both in organizing and in preparing for his finals, which he finished yesterday… She has a particularly great manner; she's very matter-of-fact and flexible with her suggestions, but still firm in her point of view. Her manner was perfect for my son…
We agreed that we will stop for the summer, and start again in September when he goes back to school. He's going on to high school next year, and I'm certain he'll need a bit more help…
Thanks! We've really been pleased with Meghann…"