Carlyle W.

Carlyle W.


Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Will travel 25 miles

$95 per hour.

4.81 370 ratings

Knowlegeable Ivy League Math Tutor Specializing in Exam Prep

I am currently an ACT Prep Instructor at two high schools in the Detroit area. I also do private tutoring for the ACT and SAT and my students benefit greatly from my enthusiasm for Math and English. In addition, I know how to make all your fears of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry melt away. I do a lot of private tutoring in Math from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, Grammar, (including diagramming sentences), Vocabulary and Writing. I am also an outstanding French Tutor.... [more]


I have worked as a writing tutor with a cross section of age groups from sixth graders to graduate school students. As a writing tutor at a local university, I have helped students with everything from defining the focus of a paper to writing an effective thesis. I also assisted them in writing applications to various academic and professional programs. And as a writer for an independent newspaper, I not only wrote and edited articles but also led training workshops and private one-on-one coaching sessions.

SAT Math

I am an excellent standardized test taker and I teach an ACT/SAT prep course for high school students. I have a variety of techniques and strategies to help you get though every problem. I have taught test takers how to raise their scores significantly.


The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for perspective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies. An applicant cannot take the LSAT more than three times within a two-year period. The current form of the exam has been used since 1991. It has six sections: four scored multiple choice sections, an unsecured experimental section, and an unsecured writing section. Raw scores are converted to a scaled score with a high of 180, a low of 120, and a median score of around 150. When an applicant applies to a law school, all scores from e past five years are reported. As of June 2012, it costs $160 (USD) to take the LSAT in the United States.


The General Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE is offered as a computer-based exam administered by selected qualified testing centers. The GRE was completely overhauled in August 2011, creating an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performances on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections shown. Overall, the test retained the sections and question types from its predecessor, but the scores were changed to a 130-170 scale. ETS erases all test records that are older than five years, although graduate program admission policies of scores older than five years will vary.


I tutor high school students in all levels of math, English, science and history. I teach an ACT and SAT prep course. And I prepare adult students for the GED. I have a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter and I provide strategies for saving time and for selecting the right answer.

SAT Reading

The SAT reading is grammar and vocabulary driven. I teach an SAT prep course right now and I can teach you the techniques and strategies that always work on the SAT. The key to standardized tests is that they are always testing for the same thing. So the key is to always give them what they are looking for.

SAT Writing

I teach an ACT and an SAT prep course. The writing portion tests your grammar and I can teach you how to improve your power with grammar.


I teach an ACT and SAT prep course to high school students. The PSAT is a to prepare the student for the SAT. The test is much more about strategy and discernment and less about time. I will teach you techniques which will enhance your powers of discernment.


I have an expertise at helping students speak and understand the SSAT language so that he/she always knows what is being asked. Then I methodically show you how to always answer each type of question correctly. All standardized tests are testing your ability to think in a certain way.

ACT Reading

I teach an ACT prep course currently; I can teach you ACT reading techniques that will allow you to save time and anwer questions correctly. All four sections of the ACT test your reading comprehension. You only have 35 minutes to answer 40 questions so they are testing your ability to target information which I will teach you how to spot.

ACT English

The ACT English can be tricky if you do not know what the ACT is really testing for. I currently teach an ACT Prep course and can teach you how to raise your score significantly by showing you exactly how to always answer each question question correctly.

ACT Math

I currently teach an ACT prep course; and what students need most are techniques to help them improve their time. I can show you how to move quickly and effectively through word problems, quadratic equations and factoring and geometry. There are only three or four Trigonometry questions on the ACT.

ACT Science

I have been teaching ACT prep for many years and more than anything else this test is about strategy. The science section is not testing your knowledge of science, but rather your ability to understand wording in the questions and match it with the text of the passage or the charts and graphs.

Study Skills

I have been helping students to improve their study skills for math, science, English, history and French for many years. I also teach a prep course for the ACT and the SAT. And I do private tutoring for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and the Secondary School Aptitude Test (SSAT). Students tend to do best when we start from what they understand first, working toward the more challenging areas by drawing comparisons or analogies and by imagery.


I am uniquely qualified to do private and group tutoring with students who are preparing for the COOP/HSPT because I have been teaching a course for these tests for the past several years. Unlike the SSAT and the ISEE, the COOP/HSPT include exercises involving punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and grammar, particularly subject-verb agreement. I find that many students who are about to enter competitive secondary schools really need some fortification in these areas which I provide quite effectively. I immediately introduce a rigorous vocabulary enhancement strategy which always proves a profitable endeavor for my students.


I am uniquely qualified to do private and group tutoring with students who are preparing for the ISEE because I have been teaching a course for this and the SSAT for the past several years. It has been my experience that many students who are approaching the rigorous and highly competitive independent secondary schools application process require some fortification in certain areas--particularly reading comprehension and vocabulary. I immediately introduce rigorous vocabulary enhancement and critical reading strategies--the employment of which always proves a profitable endeavor for my students.

Series 63

I am a bond specialist by profession and hold the Series 7 and the Series 66 registrations with FINRA. The Series 63 is the Uniform Securities Agent State Law exam. This exam is designed to qualify candidates as securities agent within the States of the USA. The Series 66 is the Uniform Combined State Law exam and qualifies candidates as securities agent and investment advisor within the States. So the series 63 is part of the series 66 and subordinate to the series 66.

Series 7

I am a former bond specialist at a NYSE firm and have the FINRA series 7, 66 and 24 registrations. I have a comprehensive knowledge of general securities as a rep and as a principal. The series 7 exam tests a great deal about municipal bonds and options. These require close attention and certain techniques (which I will teach you) to navigate successfully. I can teach you to move swiftly and correctly through the exam. I also have materials and real life experiences to share as I teach you the industry.

Series 66

I currently hold the FINRA Series 7, 66, and 24. My practice consists primarily of negotiating credit derivatives, an options platform, and private placements. I have many years of experience in preparing brokers for these exams. The series 66 can be a tricky exam whether you take it before or after the Series 7. My students find my method easy to follow and quite effective.