Why Choose McElroy Tutoring?

1) I'm an expert.  I have over 20 years and 20,000 hours of classroom teaching, private tutoring, and essay editing experience, going all the way back to my freshman year at Harvard, where I graduated with honors in 2002.

Along the way, I've attained near-perfect (99th percentile) or perfect scores on every test that I teach (SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT), including perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE — and my students have earned admission to nearly all of America's top colleges and graduate schools.

Over my last two decades as a professional tutor, I've also created and developed my own proprietary strategies, methods, and techniques: ones that no other educator can offer, because I invented them myself.  These methods have allowed my students to achieve some of the very largest score gains in the industry.

Finally, I offer my private students access to extensive digital libraries of high-quality prep materials.  These materials — the very best available in the business — serve as the source of most homework assignments and (official) practice tests.

2) I'm patient, perfectionistic, and personable.

Patient:  I am by nature a patient, friendly and calm instructor.  I promise not to rush you or to make you feel stupid.  Learning is a humbling process, and everyone makes mistakes, including me.  We're only human!

Perfectionistic:  I am never satisfied until you understand 100% of the material, and will put in extra time outside of our tutoring sessions to clarify my lessons or do further research on a question if necessary.

Personable:  Yes, I have social skills!  I can hold a relaxed, normal conversation, I always try to make learning fun, and I pride myself on my ability to connect with all types of students. Call me directly at 619-889-2935 to hear more.

3) I never stop improving as a tutor.  The person who thinks they have nothing left to learn is always wrong.  I constantly seek to master my craft through a variety of means, including reading every resource I can find and scouring the internet for good information.  After more than two decades working full-time as a private tutor, I'm happy to report that there is still so much left to learn.

4) I'm committed to your success.  I care about my students, and will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals.  I understand that my services are not cheap, so I aim to prove to you that they are worth every penny.

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