"I have test anxiety."

"I am terrible at math."

"I'm not much of a reader."

"I am really struggling with Spanish!"

"I bombed the ACT the first time I took it."

"I can't believe how much I have to know for this final exam!"

"I need another 200 points on my SAT score to get more financial aid."   

These are just some of the concerns that I hear from students who come to me for private test prep or tutoring. The students are stressed and overwhelmed about the prospect of taking a major standardized test or final exam, learning a foreign language, or dealing with all of their required coursework. The task can seem monumental.

At Noyes Tutoring Services (NTS), students can relax! NTS is known not only for getting results, but also for creating a fun, relaxed, and interactive learning environment. There is no need to feel embarrassed about asking a question at NTS. I work at your student's pace, with lots of patience, repetition, and humor! Using this personalized, dynamic approach, I have helped dozens of students of all ages to achieve their academic and personal goals!

Who am I? I am a former U.S. State Department diplomat, U.S. Army officer, and high school teacher, with over 35 years of professional and teaching experience. I have a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree from Georgetown University. I am a two-time language graduate (Spanish and Russian) of the elite U.S. Foreign Service Institute. I have taught for over 15 years in high schools and corporate settings.

Why choose me? As a former diplomat, I know how to simplify and explain complex subjects so that students can learn them faster. As a former Army officer, I am very focused and results-oriented. As a former high school teacher, I know how to make the learning process interactive and fun! As a father of three grown children, I know that patience, humor, and repetition are essential for learning new skills, and that everybody has a different learning style!

What do I offer?

* Private, customized test prep for the PSAT, SAT, SSAT, ACT, ASVAB, ACCUPLACER,

   GED, GRE, TEAS, and other specialized tests.

* Intensive, focused review for unit tests and semester exams.

* Review of basic study and math skills, as well as regular coursework.

* Help with editing college application essays.

* All levels of Spanish conversation and grammar instruction.

* Tips for learning medical terminology (e.g., blepharoplasty, tachycardia).

* Specialized courses for homeschoolers, including Spanish and German, as well

   as Latin and Greek roots for Classical Learning.

* Flexible scheduling options: I am available to meet with students on weekdays,

   after school, in the evenings, and on Saturdays.  

What do I charge?

STANDARD RATE: $40 for a full hour of private, customized tutoring or test prep.

BRING A FRIEND SPECIAL: Bring a friend and you each get $10 OFF the standard rate (a 25% savings!) Details apply.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW CUSTOMERS: Pay in advance for 5 sessions and get a FREE test prep book (a $20 value)!

Why book now? My tutoring schedule gets very full during the weeks before SAT and ACT test dates, and I accommodate students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call Noyes Tutoring Services at 336-447-4575 to get started, or contact me via email by clicking on the Contact tab on the top left of this webpage.

I look forward to hearing from you!