Brian R. McElroy
Location: San Diego, CA
Brian R. McElroy is the Founder and President of McElroy Tutoring, Inc. He is a Harvard graduate with over a decade of experience as a private tutor and classroom teacher, specializing in SAT, ACT, & ISEE preparation, as well as Application Essay Editing & College Admissions Consulting. He is also an accomplished writer and nationally published author.
-Harvard Graduate, 99th percentile SAT, ACT, GRE & GMAT
Subjects Available: ACT [High School], Algebra [Grades K-8], Algebra [High School], Algebra [College/University], Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Cal [High School], AP & Honors-Level Courses [High School], Applications & Essay Editing [High School], Applications & Essay Editing [College/University], College Consulting [High School], Computer Skills [Grades K-8], Computer Skills [High School], Computer Skills [College/University], English [Grades K-8], English [High School], Essay Editing [High School], Geometry [High School], GMAT [College/University], GRE [College/University], High School Consulting [Grades K-8], Homework Helpers [Grades K-8], ISEE & SSAT [Grades K-8], Literature [High School], Math [Grades K-8], Math [High School], Math & Science [Grades K-8], Multi-Subject [High School], Music Lessons [Grades K-8], Music Lessons [High School], PSAT [High School], PSAT & PLAN [High School], Reading [High School], Reading & Writing [Grades K-8], SAT [High School], SAT & ACT [High School], SAT Critical Reading [High School], SAT Math [High School], SAT Subject Tests [High School], SAT Verbal [High School], SAT Writing [High School], SHSAT [High School], Spanish [High School], Study Skills [Grades K-8], Test Prep [Grades K-8], Writing [High School],
Years as a Tutor: 14
"After spending 10 hours under Brian's instruction, my quantitative score increased from 360 to 610. Brian's easy-going demeanor and skilled guidance provided a clear insight into the arithmetic required coupled with the test logic employed. His former relationships with test-prep companies proved invaluable as we proceeded through the twists and turns of the GRE.
Brian is an articulate gentleman, showing both maturity and responsibility while maintaining an approachable mien. He explains in down-to-Earth terms what the operation really requires, then translates that task into understandable terms. Brian gives you the tools to resolve the complexity of the problem into basic questions"
"I was a personal student of Brian McElroy’s in the summer of 2007, and each testing technique and piece of pedagogy we covered in those sessions has followed me through university and leaked significantly into my own teaching. Brian guided me through a PSAT 230, an SAT 2210, and 800’s in my SAT 2 subject tests, and I am now attending the University of Chicago on an academic scholarship."
"I worked with Brian last fall as I was studying for the GRE to apply to a mid career Master's degree program at Harvard. I am 52 years old and was pretty intimidated by having to take a graduate standardized test and even "re-learn" (at best!) my high school math from a long time ago, as well as learn the best ways to take the test and think about it in this new computerized era. Brian was terrific, he quickly and expertly figured out what I needed to do and focus on, and what I didn't, to make my limited time studying as effective as possible. And he was a great tutor, explained things expertly without being complicated and was very friendly and supportive. He definitely helped me improve what would have been my score otherwise and do well on the parts I needed to. And I just was notified I got accepted to the program I was applying for, so it must have helped. I strongly recommend Brian to anyone, young or old, who needs to focus on this."
"So, this is how the decisions broke down: he was accepted by Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Williams, Pomona, Emory, Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, UCD, and UCI. Not a bad line-up! Let us thank you much for your help and good advice on this journey."
"Are you ready for this? (He) got a 2370! We are in complete shock. (He) really connected with you Brian...thank you so much for such a job well done. We will be recommending you to our friends."
"Hi Brian! Just wanted to let you know that I got my ACT score...a 32! Thank you so much. "
"Hey Brian! Just want to share the good news!
(Student) was awarded a $27,000 yearly merit scholarship, for a total of $108,000! :) Woohoo! Thank you for helping her prepare for the ACT. :)"
"Brian makes it seem so easy...sometimes I just wish he could take the test for me! But on my last SAT, if I got too stuck on a problem, I would try thinking what Brian would say, and it worked. +230 points thanks Brian!!! "
Happy holidays. I hope (student) contacted you about his stellar SAT score of 2280- we were all so happy! Many thanks for all that you did to support and mentor him with the test process."
I'm writing to let you know that (student) got a 31 on her ACT! We are all so proud of her. From a 24 to a 31...what an amazing improvement! We are all very happy here at the house today and I just want to thank you again for your hard work on (student's) behalf. Your services were not cheap, but we consider it money well spent! "