My tutoring career began in college, where I tutored my classmates in various math disciplines. Since graduating in 2009, I have been tutoring middle and high school students for the SAT, ACT, and other standardized exams. I began working for a boutique agency in Greenwich, CT, where I was formally trained to teach individual and group lessons for the SAT, ACT, and college application essay writing. Over the last seven years I've continued to work with students across the Tri-State and Massachusetts areas and my students have been admitted to schools such as Harvard, UPenn, Emory, and Stanford for both undergraduate and graduate school, to name a few.
In-person sessions for test prep (and most academic lessons) tend to follow this structure: review assignment(s), new strategy implementation, and practice. I follow this framework because it allows us to work on one small portion of the exam at a time until the student has shown they fully understand the concept and technique. In between sessions, students are given vocabulary lists to memorize, Khan Academy videos to reinforce certain concepts, and practice sets/exams. This allows for incremental improvement from lesson to lesson, which the student will notice. Once they recognize their score improvement they begin to look forward to our lessons and they even begin to do more work than I assign them because they understand that they need to do this for themselves; not for me, mom, or dad.
I grew up in Rockland County and attended Spring Valley High School. I am a former student athlete: a competitive swimmer in both high school and college. Since graduating from Columbia University I have been working in education, from tutoring to curriculum development to cofounding a non-profit organization. To me there is nothing better than working with a student to achieve their goals, and it all begins with getting them to believe in themselves.
12:02 PM 10/Aug/16
Maurice is an awesome tutor!
07:37 AM 19/Apr/16
Maurice has been an awesome tutor and role model. The tutoring time that my son spent with Maurice was invaluable. My son learned the necessary skills and confidence to take the ACT and to recieve his desired score The most important strategy he learned from Maurice was for him to focus on his strengths as opposed to his weakness. I think this strategy was a pivotal one. So often we are instructed to focus on our weaknesses instead of focusing on what our strengths are. I wholeheartedly reccomend Maurice and Book & Table!!!! My son has been offered a place in Harvard University's Class of 2020.
07:37 AM 19/Apr/16
Maurice is the best tutor my son has had the opportunity to work with. He not only tutored but mentored and shared so many life expierences with him that will definitely help to shape his future. My son got so much more than tutoring from Maurice. He constantly talks about how his explaination and delivery methods made it so much easier for him to understand and retain the material being reviewed.
12:15 PM 16/Apr/16
Maurice is insightful, knowledgeable and well prepared. One of the best educators I've ever met, a fantastic resource for people looking to excel at the SAT, GRE or other standardized tests.
08:02 AM 15/Sep/14
Maurice has helped me improve my SAT scores considerably since beginning tutoring lessons with him. Before working with Maurice, I did not feel confident that I would get an SAT score that would help me get into the college of my choice, but after working with Maurice, my SAT scores are beyond what I expected to achieve. Maurice provides effective ways of teaching and shows you how to approach the many types of questions you will encounter throughout the test. He also makes sure that you understand the reasoning behind getting the answers correct so that when you see a similar question, you will be well prepared to answer it. I have had a great experience tutoring with Maurice and strongly recommend him.
13:46 PM 14/Sep/14
Since beginning my work with Maurice, my SAT score has gone up dramatically. Maurice is a fantastic teacher; he knows what I need to work on and how to teach me. In addition, I've talked to some of my friends who have been enrolled in private tutoring courses with other programs, and no one else has raised their score more than 100 points. I would recommend considering Maurice for SAT tutoring; he is very knowledgeable and shows you many tricks and different ways to approach different types of questions.
20:36 PM 12/Sep/14
Maurice is a gifted tutor. He provided guidance on which tests to take and helped our son study efficiently and effectively for the SATs and ACTs. Because our son went to boarding school much of their time working together was online which was perfect given our son's busy academic and athletic schedule. Once Maurice was involved our son was committed - they worked extraordinarily well together and our son's test scores were excellent. He ended up in the college of his choice! We enthusiastically recommend Maurice Wright!