To whom it may concern, I would like through this means to testify on the professional qualities of Mr. Michael DiSalvo as a SAT tutor and to share my experience with him in helping my daughter Cristina bring up her SAT score by a total of 170 points. During a two month period, Mr. DiSalvo diligently worked with my daughter to not only increase her overall score but to influence her entire attitude towards study. At then end of this period Cristina not only increased 170 points on her SAT score, she also became much more conscious of the importance of exceeding in her academic endeavors and the impact it would have on her future college opportunities.
Mr. DiSalvo demonstrated at all times to be a real subject matter expert in his field with a great depth of understanding of the topics he taught. Not only did he teach the subjects, he also identified the potential issues that would keep my daughter from doing better. In her specific case, test anxiety seemed to be a problem and he was able to quickly diagnose it the very first day and recommend a solution which proved to be effective. Through our conversations with Mr. DiSalvo, it became evident to both my wife and myself that he had broad knowledge of the entire SAT process, not just the subject matters. In addition to his expertise, Mr. DiSalvo consistently exhibited very high levels of respect and professionalism, as well as a fair sense of flexibility. His commitment towards his work went well beyond the fulfillment of the agreed upon schedule- despite reasonable inconvenience, such as Hurricane Wilma, Mr. DiSalvo did not miss one single appointment and was flexible enough to make accommodations upon our request in more than one occasion.
As a senior Human Resources professional working for over 20 years in a Fortune 500 Corporation, I believe I can provide an objective assessment on Mr. DiSalvo’s professional qualities. I find him to be both a true professional and a subject matter expert in his field. I consider his accomplishments with my daughter Cristina a real success story and highly recommend him as an SAT tutor for any student wanting to improve his/her SAT score.
I provide this recommendation voluntarily, free of personal interests and without any favors expected from or offered by Mr. DiSalvo.