Our daughter was very pleased with the tutoring she received from Michael, as were we. We opted for private tutoring primarily for scheduling reasons, and Michael was very accommodating. He met with our daughter for eight sessions over about four weeks. He carefully tailored his instructional time to her specific needs. He evaluated her level in their first session and assigned reasonable amounts of work between sessions. He also gave her tips on managing test anxiety. She had taken the SAT once before their first meeting, and on her retake after the tutoring sessions she raised her math and verbal sections by 80 points total, enough to qualify her for some programs she is interested in.