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Todd

Personal Statement

Born and raised in New Jersey, Todd graduated Chatham Township High School in 1981 and Ohio University (BSC) in 1985. He began his career as a radio sportscaster in New England before returning to New Jersey where he became a writer, producer and on-air talent with TV Suburban Cablevision. He then moved into a teaching and tutoring role for several years with the Princeton Review. From there Todd went on to work in the Broadcast Department at the National Hockey League and then as Director of Marketing at Westwood One Radio. After some years in advertising, he spent nearly a decade writing and producing for NBC News and MSNBC in New York. In 2013 he left the world of radio and television to become a full-time tutor. He has consistently achieved positive results in ACT and SAT English and Reading prep as well as college application essays. He believes strongly in getting to know each student on a personal level. What are their interests and passions? What motivates them? What are the obstacles they must overcome? He then customizes his approach to fit the unique characteristics of each student individually. Todd has coached hockey and baseball for almost twenty years and has two teenage children and an Airedale named Brooks. In his free time he enjoys reading, softball, hockey, kayaking, skiing, playing the drums and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Education

    • BSC - Communications and English - Ohio University

Subjects

  • ACT English
  • ACT Reading
  • Elementary
  • ISEE Reading and Writing
  • Reading
  • SAT Writing and Language
  • SSAT Reading and Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Writing
  • US History
  • Essays
  • English
  • Awards and Recognitions

    • Manager, Broadcasting – National Hockey League-2000

    • Director of Marketing – Westwood One Radio-2002

    • Vice President, Marketing – Bandujo Advertising-2002

    Testimonials

    • "I wanted to thank you for everything you did to help me achieve this! I know you put in a lot of effort helping me with my essays and I know I’ve become a better writer because of you. Thank you so much for the constant hours of dedication and your great advice you gave me. I hope you keep helping other kids and give them the same support you gave me, because I know it was the push I needed to get into the colleges that I did." - Kevin - Chatham High School

    • "Kevin's SAT scores jumped over 100 points. Our experience with Todd has been nothing short of exceptional. He comes early, stays late and is 100% focused Kevin and his progress and helped him navigate through the difficult process of college selection." - Steve G - Parent - Chatham

    • "Todd helped me get through difficult classes during a stressful part of high school. We were more like friends who studied together, rather than a student and a teacher. He made the experience fun and enjoyable." - Samantha J. - Student, Chatham High School

    • "Todd tutored my son for two years and the improvement was amazing. His SAT score improved by 150 points, his writing score by 50 points and his ACT score by 7 points. We also so saw the quality of his writing improve drastically. He enjoyed working with Todd and they established a great connection." - Melissa E. - Parent - Chatham

    • “Todd worked with my daughter and my son during middle school and high school years, primarily on history and civics, including the dreaded AP World History. Todd developed great rapport with both of them, and tailored and his teaching approach to their learning styles. He used anecdotes, plain language, and comparisons to current events to make history and abstract concepts relatable for them. He was also flexible with scheduling, and always tried to make himself available on short notice for emergency test preparation.We would recommend Todd to any family." - Kris F. - Parent - Chatham

    • “Todd was my rock. He helped me push through all the studying and gave me techniques and strategies needed for the SAT and ACT. He also helped me write my college admission and transfer essays. He asks all the right questions and I don't know where I would be without him." - Kelly C. - Student - Chatham High School

    • "Todd made the experience fun and enjoyable. He helped me a lot with AP World History and my test scores increased substantially and so did my understanding of the material. He was very good at keeping me calm and focused." - Samantha F. - Student

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