Michael tutored my 14-year-old daughter for a period of two months during 2010 in preparation for the US SSAT exam for entry to prep schools in the US. Michael was a conscientious and patient tutor, diagnosing my daughter's academic weaknesses (Maths as it happened) and methodically addressing and strengthening them. Aside from Maths, the SSAT also tests verbal skills and reading comprehension. Michael was equally adept at tutoring in these areas. Michael is personable and reassuring, with a natural and easy sense of humour that is especially helpful, I think, with 14-year-olds. My daughter was comfortable working with Michael within a minute or two. I recommend him very highly.