Tutor in West Bloomfield, MI 48322
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Price starts at: $80
Subjects: Vocabulary Lessons, Grammar Lessons, Geometry Lessons, Reading Lessons, Writing Lessons, English Lessons, and Study Skills Lessons
Travel policy: Will travel within 10 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Wyzant Tutor Rating: 5 of 5 (347 ratings total)
Master Certified Coach for Exam Prep, Mathematics, & Physics
Students and Parents,
It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and I am elated that you have found interest in my profile.
I am the recipient of a Master of Science: Physics and Master of Arts: Applied Mathematics with a focus in computation and theory. I am also a “Master Gold Certified” Professional Academic Coach by the American Tutoring Association verifying my education, background, teaching expertise, and 1200+ hours of coaching (in addition to my hours through WyzAnt).
Pat B. from Commerce Township, MI Brandon has reached my son at a level that his high school physics teacher never could. Suddenly, my son is coming home saying, "I get this, it all makes sense now!" What a wonderful sense of confidence he is developing. Thanks!
Justin W. from Troy, MI I met with Brandon at his home in West Bloomfield for help with my AP Physics B class. We met in a very quiet and comfortable environment. Brandon always helped me to feel relaxed and confident with my studies. I enjoyed my time with him, because he seemed to really care about my success (he was patient, friendly, attentive, and hard-working). Our sessions were a lot of fun and very useful. Each week he helped me with my WebAssign homework, made sure I understood the underlying mathematics, and gave me more problems to practice. I understood his instruction much more than the instruction I had been receiving at school. I now have a better understanding of mathematics and physics and a much higher grade in my AP Physics B class. I will make sure to mention you to my friends and family, Brandon. Thank you for your help!
Benjamin W. from Bloomfield Hills, MI Brandon helped me with my Honors Physics course at Andover. We met at his house, and his office/study was always comfortable and quiet. We covered a wide-variety of topics including kinematics, gravitation, conservation of energy & momentum, electric fields & light etc. Brandon provided the content and structural that was missing from my course at school, so I fell much more confident about my understanding of physics and mathematics. I also feel much more prepared for AP Physics C next year and look forward to receiving Brandon's support for that course as well. Brandon definitely has the answer for success, and I highly recommend his services. This has been a wonderful experience for me, and you will be thankful you chose to receive his assistance!
NASEEM M. from West Bloomfield, MI He is an excellent teacher and thanks for help in the AP Physics.
Nicole B. from Clawson, MI For my algebra courses Brandon has been extremely helpful in helping me understand the different concepts that I am working with and helpful solutions to further my understanding of the material. He has saved me time and helped alleviate the frustration that I typically associate with Algebra, much better than the instructors I have had.
Natalie H. from Franklin, MI Brandon is a really great tutor. He is always prepared and great at teaching. I highly recommend using him as a tutor.
Richard D. from Lake Orion, MI I was in the process of applying to graduate programs for Occupational Therapy when I contacted Brandon. To qualify, I needed to improve my GRE scores. Brandon and I met at his house for approximately two months, and during this time, he helped me to substantially increase my performance on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam. With our combined efforts, I was able to score much higher than what my prospective programs requested. I am very appreciative of Brandon?s efforts and strongly recommend his services to anyone needing help with the GRE. Brandon is well-prepared and knows what he is doing. The entire experience was an absolute pleasure!
Rene B. from Sterling Heights, MI I work forty hours each week, plus twenty or more hours of overtime, so I needed someone who could accommodate my hectic schedule. I was also at a crossroad in my life and wanted to retake the GRE. I needed someone to inspire me to success, so I searched ?high and low? for a tutor and found Brandon. To prepare, I met with Brandon for approximately four months at his West Bloomfield residence. Brandon has a special gift. He is able to simplify information and to adapt it to an individual?s needs. He is also able to adjust his lesson plans to help his students to avoid frustration and to reinforce positivity. My hesitation at times was completely unwarranted, because Brandon always exceeded my expectations. I was constantly reassured that I was making progress and now the improvements are quite obvious. Brandon helped to increase my understanding of quantitative reasoning (logic, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry) and qualitative reasoning (vocabulary, sentence completions/equivalencies, reading comprehension, and essay writing). My performance on the GRE greatly improved as a result. Not only have these changes given me the opportunity to be successful at the graduate level, but I have also been able to take advantage of my new found confidence for a recent job interview. I am extremely hopeful of the results. I thought I was seeing Brandon to improve my GRE score, but now I understand that Brandon has helped to change the way I approach my life. I now study smart, instead of ?hard,? and have regained the confidence to believe anything is possible. I consider myself very fortunate to have received his assistance, and any student will be thrilled to have Brandon as his/her tutor!
Elaine W. from West Bloomfield, MI Brandon has been very patient. The assignments for AP Physics have been very difficult and apparently beyond what will be needed for the AP exam. He has worked very hard to explain the concepts, and help in the understanding and completion of the homework assignments. Update: Matt passed both his AP Calculus and AP Physics classes with A's. He also passed AP exams for Calculus BC, Physics C: Mechanics, and Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, getting 12 college credit hours. Thanks Brandon, you were a big part in helping him succeed.
Julie C. from Franklin, MI Brandon has helped our son, a junior, with Precalculus. Max has gone from a C- to 100% and 90% on the last two tests! Brandon is also tutoring Max to help him improve his ACT scores. Max's composition teacher grades the ACT compositions. She had all her classes do a ACT composition in preparation for the ACT test. She called Max and one other student to her room after school last week to complement them as the only two students to score a perfect 100% on the ACT composition. Thanks Brandon for your very organized and focused tutoring.
Matthew A. from Bloomfield Hills, MI I enrolled in the Kaplan GRE course over the summer, and after finishing the course, I still did not feel confident with the quantitative portions of the GRE. I contacted Brandon to ask for his assistance. I worked with Brandon for a period of about 3 months. With Brandon?s help, I was able to improve my score by 7 points. He also helped me to earn a 5.0 on the issue and argument essays. Moreover, Brandon is very personable, and I enjoyed our conversations a great deal.
Deborah V. from Bloomfield Hills, MI Brandon does an excellent job on simplifying Physics and integrating material learned in the classroom with homework. Glad we found him. Brandon was instrumental in helping my son integrate Physics and Algebra to reach that "A-ha" moment he was not finding with his teachers. I appreciate Brandon's ability to identify the gaps in knowledge and curriculum and develop a plan for success. I highly recommend Brandon and will seek out his services as my son moves on to college! Very happy! Thanks, Brandon!
Joe S. from Northville, MI Brandon tutored my two sons, ages 14 and 18, in the areas of physics, algebra 2, and calculus. Both sons reported that Brandon was good at teaching these subject areas and I wish that was all it took to make a good working relationship. I have concerns in several areas and I would like to bring them to light. 1) Brandon saw both my sons in his home and usually there was no one else present during their sessions. When I asked him if one son could wait for the other, he told me there was nowhere for him to wait. I was never comfortable with this set up and will make sure future tutors meet in public places or I have access to them during the session. 2) Brandon tutors for a living. No matter the level or subject, I believe his preferable schedule is 3 hours twice a week--so get ready for that. It?s a house payment. I question the necessity for that intensity. For my 18 year old, I needed Brandon to clarify material my son didn?t understand after he completed his homework--at least attempted it--before the test. Brandon?s schedule was tight. He could only see my son on Tuesday when the homework was assigned on Monday and due the following Monday--before the test. You know what happened. My son did his homework as Brandon watched, and Brandon--in his wisdom--concluded that one day a week was not enough for my son to succeed. ((That is not tutoring, it?s babysitting.)) He wanted to add a day--Wednesday. One day, Friday or Saturday would have worked well for us, as my son could have had a chance to attempt completing his homework and had the opportunity to ask questions before the test. I expect that if your student attends class, takes the opportunity to ask the teacher questions, and he does his homework, he will not need more than 2 to 3 hours a week to clarify the new information. Part 2 is posted on my other son's account.
Dan S. from Northville, MI 3) Brandon will text several times an hour and get annoyed if you don?t text back timely. ?Hello!? You must rate him with 5 stars and you must do it on his timeline. That is very important to him. He will continue texting you until you have fulfilled his wishes. 4) Brandon creates dependency. This ties into his ideal schedule being three hours, twice weekly--whether you need it or not. It?s important to me for my kids to listen in class and try it on their own--after all, I paid for the class. I bet it?s much easier for these kids to do the work with Brandon sitting right there to help them through it. That will work and the kids will make the grade, but that does not promote independence or confidence. That?s not what I was looking for. 5) Scheduling was a nightmare. It didn?t matter once or twice a week, 2 or 3 hours, if you are thinking you can depend on 4:30 to 7:30 on Tues. (just saying) forget it. He can?t do it. Everyone has changing schedules and he?s busy trying to crunch the times together so he can fit more people in and have a life too. Some sessions were changed 3 times during the week. Keep in mind that the traffic in that area is heavy almost all the time so if you want to be timely, start early. I?m flexible and don?t mind the changes, but I?ve also had the pleasure of a consistent schedule. If you would like to cancel a session a week ahead of time, get ready for grief. He may tell you what he told me, that it compromises the integrity of his business. If you are looking for a good tutor, Brandon knows his subjects and can relay that information. Sadly, I choose to live without the drama. After the first session, I asked my 14 year old about his session. He told me Brandon said, ?You tell your mom good things about me and I will tell her good things about you.?
DeVaughn N. from Farmington, MI I recently completed a six week accelerated university calculus course, and choosing Brandon as my tutor was probably the best decision I could have made. I was never the best student when it came to mathematics, so in result, I knew I needed a great deal of attention. Brandon was very patient throughout the entire duration of the course. We met at his home for at least 4-8 hours/week to go over my assignments. Every hour of our time together was very useful, and my grade went up to a 4.0 very quickly. I was also extremely stressed about this course, but Brandon increased my confidence in my ability to grasp the materials. He also made an effort to accommodate my need to meet whenever I needed him, which was reassuring. My tutoring experience with Brandon showed me that anything is possible with practice, application, and hard work. I couldn't have gotten to the point where I am today with my calculus course without Brandon?s help.
Julie G. from Bloomfield Hills, MI Brandon was very helpful in preparing my daughter for the Sept. 2014 ACT as well as improving her study skills in her current classes. Her initial ACT scores were clearly not an indication of her intelligence, and she was becoming very frustrated. Brandon was able to identify that there were deficiencies in her understanding of basic concepts, and focused on ways to improve them. They concentrated on the Math and English sections, but also had sessions focused on Reading and an overview of the Science section. My daughter's scores improved by 5 points after the sessions, and I believe if she had started earlier with Brandon, they would have gone even higher.