Primary Location:
Houston, TX
Summer Location:
Houston, TX
Ivy Bound Tutor Since:
2007
College:
University of Houston
Grad School:
University of Houston

Programs I specialize in:

  • Academic Tutoring: College
  • Academic Tutoring: K-12
  • ACT
  • AP/SAT Biology
  • AP/SAT History
  • AP/SAT Languages
  • AP/SAT Literature
  • GRE
  • ISEE
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • SSAT
  • Study Skills

ABOUT PETER


In my sixteen years as a tutor, teacher and academic consultant at the high school and college level I have amassed a wealth of effective educational strategies. A love of learning and a cross-disciplinary approach helps me build a great rapport with a variety of students. In my academic, test-preparation, and academic counseling sessions I use an upbeat and engaging approach to help students accomplish their goals.

 

EDUCATION


University of Houston, Class of 2010
Houston, TX

  • Master’s Degree: Latin American and U.S. History
  • GPA: 3.9
  • Awards and Involvements:
    • Gained accolades for his master’s thesis.
    • Research for the thesis was conducted in Houston, Boston and Buenos Aires, Argentina and dealt with the Alliance for Progress and its cultural ramifications.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Major: History
  • Minor: English
  • Summa Cum Laude

QUALIFICATIONS


SAT 

  • Math: 760
  • Reading: 800
  • Writing: 730

GRE: 1490

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Instructor (2007-present)
Ivy Bound Test Prep

  • Taught SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Math, and World and US History.
  • Taught Ivy Bound SAT classes in Managua, Nicaragua to advanced high school students.

Independent Tutor and Academic Coach: 2003 – present

  • In addition to tutoring the same subjects listed above, I also tutor Spanish (all levels), English, S. History, Chemistry 1 and 2,  Algebra to Pre-Calculus, GRE, HSPT, and study skills.  I also lead a team of up to seven tutors.  In addition to the tutoring I give academic coaching to inspire students to meet their goals.  I also communicate with teachers and counselors regularly to insure that all sides are on the same page.

Teaching Assistant (2007)
History Department, University of Houston

  • As a graduate student, I assisted the professor of the freshman US History class.  I led review sessions, graded essays, and assisted in other ways.

University of Houston, 1999 –  2002

  • I tutored a variety of subjects. In my tutoring, workshops and other activities I was certified as a Master Level Tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association.

TESTS AND SUBJECTS TUTORED


  • SAT
  • GRE
  • SAT Subject Tests: US History, World History, Biology, Math 1 & 2
  • AP Exams: World History and US History
  • HSPT, ISEE, TOEFL
  • Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus
  • Chemistry, Biology, IPC
  • Spanish 1-5 (I am fluent in Spanish and have lived abroad for 2+ years)
  • English, American Literature, essay writing, college essays
  • US and World History
  • Study Skills
  • Saxophone and Jazz theory and history

ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES


  • Fluent in Spanish and has completed advanced course work in math and science.
  • Accomplished saxophonist and working musician. Performs in a variety of groups, composes music, and has performed on both coasts.