About

Online Tutoring - About the Tutor - Ph.D. Harvard, B.S. MIT
Not me, I’m much older, but a pretty good rendition of my mind during the day.

My qualifications:
The tutor holds a Ph.D. from Harvard, a B.S. from the MIT, and has over thirty years of experience helping students. He has also held senior corporate positions. Academic distinction of the instructor is underscored by the fact that upon completing studies at MIT, he was offered admission with full scholarships to doctoral programs at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. This included receiving two separate offers of admission from Harvard the same year for two different doctoral programs, both with full scholarships (not assistantships) and a letter of commendation from the academic dean for the rarity of this achievement. He had to turn down one of the Harvard offers in order to accept the other. The tutor was also a Fiske Scholar at Harvard.

Thinking, not memorization:
An equation, fact, or method that is merely memorized will easily be forgotten. A student who does well by just memorizing or following fixed procedures will later find themselves with a serious disadvantage. Perdocere emphasizes proper comprehension and the ability to creatively use knowledge. This is the intent of school exams, standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, and college success. The goal is not just to get into the college of choice, but also to succeed there.

What does Perdocere mean?
The word “Perdocere” is Latin, present active infinitive. It translates as “To Teach or Instruct Thoroughly”. I chose this name carefully, and it is validated by the huge and growing list of parent and student testimonials. Over the years, the name Perdocere has become synonymous for the best and most prominent private instruction available.

Personalized attention:
Perdocere is intentionally a one-person tutoring company providing customized one-on-one instruction. Each student receives the highest quality education and individualized attention, always from the same experienced Ph.D. This model provides a level of educational excellence that a franchise, chain, multi-tutor company, or class setting could not possibly approach. Perdocere students consistently outperform others. I do not enroll students and then hire tutors to dispatch. My time is spent preparing for and educating your child myself. Perdocere is a true premium tutoring service. The result is that you receive the highest quality education, second to none.

Do you also teach college students?
Absolutely. I have tutored calculus, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and more to college students. You may be pre-med, economics, business, etc. and have to do well in calculus. You may just want to satisfy your requirements, happily pursue your concentration, and never see math again. Whatever your needs, I will help earn high grades by teaching the material, providing clear explanations, working out problems, studying for tests and quizzes, and removing stress. All tutoring is provided only by me, using convenient online technologies.

Should families get tutoring?
When very senior school officials have their own children tutored, the writing is on the wall. Tutoring is an undertaking to enhance learning and performance, whether it be maintaining grades, catching up, or excelling beyond the curriculum. Remember, although good grades at school are considered the better predictor for college success, both high grades and SAT/ACT scores are necessary. Perdocere provides by far the best tutoring for schoolwork and standardized test preparation.

Do you teach younger students?
Yes. The sooner a student learns to think clearly, the sooner the seeds are planted for future intellectual growth and curiosity. Please call to learn more.

Perdocere has been flattered:
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perdocere is constantly being flattered, but never reproduced. The combination of the one-person tutoring model together with the extensive experience and qualifications of the instructor make Perdocere stand out significantly from the rest. For example, a senior level tutor from a franchise had called to request that I teach them SAT preparation! I gracefully said no (also, it would take too many years to properly train them), but it is a compliment that competitors desire Perdocere’s unsurpassed talent for instruction.