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Tutor/Founder of Shark Tutor LLC (Riverside, CT) 2006 – present. Provide premiere SAT tutoring, ACT tutoring and SAT math subject test tutoring for high school students to achieve their optimal score performances based on over 11 years (and 700+students) of full-time experience.  Coach 8th/9th graders for private high school entrance exams of SSATs, ISEEs, and tutor college grads for GMATs/GREs. Coordinate with parents in the selection of the best test(s), test dates, tutoring agenda and mock testing.   Communicate progress and challenges.  Provide college application essay guidance to assure the highest quality finished product essay. Students typically achieve a minimum of a 125 point increase on New SATs and a 3 point increase on ACTs.  Some students have increased as much as 250 points on the New SAT and as much as 8 points on the ACT.  Coach to boost self-confidence and academic/test-taking proficiency.  Build valuable relationships with over fifty students and their families each academic year. 

Tutor/Teacher at Kaplan Test Prep (Stamford, CT) 2003 - 2006. Taught SAT/ACT/SSAT/ISEE/SAT2 classes and tutored private students through Kaplan Test Prep (subsidiary of Washington Post Company) based in Stamford, CT.  Teacher/tutor/essay grader training.  Awarded Best Kaplan Fairfield County tutor in 2005.

Financial Recruiting at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (part-time) in Armonk, NY. 2001 -2003.

Assisted Manager in building his team of recruits to enable him to become a Director of his own branch. Completed Health and Life Insurance training. Contacted prospects. Maintained communication and arranged for prospective interviews. Managed college recruiting scheduling and interviewed candidates. Maintained logs and statistics on recruiting and advertising efforts for Manager.

Domestic engineer responsible for helping to raise two thriving children. 1990-2000.

Vice President at BT Securities (Capital Markets) in New York, NY.  Aug 1986 - July 1990.

Associate and VP in Capital Markets focused on ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) Finance. Consulted with CFOs recommending financial ideas and tools to optimize their companies' performance. Assisted in closing large ESOP transactions with Avis and Lockheed. Trained internal BT Securities sales force to sell ESOP Notes, a creative structured finance product our Capital Markets group designed for our clients. Also worked in Private Placements and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Other positions include Market Research Consultant at Bristol-Myers Squibb.  (New York, NY)  1983-84 and Consultant in computer systems design for Accenture.  (Boston and NYC).  1981 - 83.

Education:  Columbia Business School. MBA:  Finance/Marketing  (Beta Gamma Sigma)  1984-1986.

Princeton University. BSE: Operations Research & Financial Engineering (magna cum laude)  1977 - 1981