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PrepNow Tutor - Steven R.

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Encouraging and thorough, tutor Steven R. received his bachelor's in comprehension communications and theatre arts with a minor in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University and then went on to Goddard College to receive his creative writing MFA. Steven has worked as a technical theatre consultant for various schools in the Michigan Educational Theatre Association and has been a guest lecturer at Wayne State University, Lake Superior State University, and the University of Michigan. Currently, Steven has taught multiple grades including spending time in a split 5th/6th grade classroom and teaching 3rd grade.

Tutor Steven has six years of tutoring experience, logging in over 2,000 hours of test prep and academic lessons. As a teacher, Steven has been teaching for four years both as an ABT teacher and guest teacher at Garden City Public School where he was chosen by the teachers and administration of as Paraprofessional of the Marking Period for his work with third grade through eleventh grade students with various forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. He currently works as a technical theatre consultant for three high schools in the Michigan Educational Theatre Association.

"I like to teach by having fun and learning about the student. If the student doesn't enjoy tutoring lessons they are not going to learn and retain the things they need to," says tutor Steven. Steven's encouraging teaching style is achieved because he ensures that he explains concepts well and is thorough when working through the problem and tackling all possible choices. He believes that learning is a lifelong process and that mistakes are a vital part of learning something new. He strives to ensure that tutoring sessions, homework, and tests never feel like a task, but instead as a tool for students to achieve success in their lives.

As a tutor, Steven has helped many students achieve substantial accomplishments, He has had three students achieve perfect scores on the ACT, has had a student go from an 18 to a 31 on the ACT, and helped three students become finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. His commitment to his students has also resulted in several students bringing math scores from failing to an A. Steven has one of the highest student referral rates with StudyPoint.

When Steven isn't teaching or tutoring, he enjoys his free time writing, aspiring to be a cook, performing magic, participating in community theatre, and spending time with his ten nieces and nephews and two godchildren, At the age of 13, Steven won third place in a national Stage Magic competition allowing him to work on tour with David Copperfield, something he is quite proud of.

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