"I am usually quite conservative with my testimonials, but it is without
hesitation that I would recommend Stephen Byer as a tutor. My daughter
is often challenged by math and science and needs additional assistance.
In her high school career, she has had several teachers whose teaching
style did not accommodate her need for a more thorough explanation of
the process. Stephen was able to assess her academic needs and altered
his tutoring to best suit her method of learning. Many can tutor, but
not many can disseminate the necessary information based upon the
student’s strengths so that they can feel successful. Others can tutor,
but a gifted tutor will provide the education and build the student’s
self-confidence, so often marred by the classroom experience, to allow
for true mastery of the information."
"As a result of the care and attention
received in their tutor/student relationship, my daughter reached her
goals both in the classroom and on her ACT, scoring in the 90th
percentile. Just as importantly, I am perpetually impressed with the
concern and investment Stephen demonstrated in my daughter’s progress. I
am grateful for this forum to openly thank him for his professionalism
and his friendship." - Wendie R.; mother of an ACT/academic student at Glenbrook North HS
"I highly recommend Stephen as an ACT tutor. We decided to
work with Stephen because of his
expertise and his flexibility. He was able to accommodate our daughter’s
schedule and to
prepare her for the test with a limited amount of time. He analyzed the
results of our daughter’s
practice test and designed a plan that focused on improving her math and
science scores. Using his extensive knowledge about the
ACT, he worked
with her on both content and strategies. Our daughter’s composite score
went up 4 points from the practice test [from a 27 to a 31] and she was very pleased! - Sharon F.; mother of an ACT student
"You absolutely should hire Stephen as your child's tutor. I echo the other testimonials, and also want you to know that his initial, detailed response to my questions concerning the tutoring process helped put me at ease and it was clear that he had my child's best interests at heart. We worked together to create a plan for increasing my son's ACT score. All of this personal dialog was at no charge. Stephen was also flexible on timing and came to us for the sessions; he was able to engage my son in learning and greatly increased his confidence in his abilities. Stephen's insight into the test preparation process and my son's needs resulted in a 5 point increase (from 27 to 32) over just a few weeks. My son's options for college are now greatly expanded, thanks to Stephen. He is literally worth every penny."
- Pamela; parent of an ACT student at Buffalo Grove High School
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