Writing and Critical Reading

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My Specialties

In addition to my expertise tutoring students of all ages and abilities, I have almost 20 years’ experience in the following writing, editorial and consulting roles for leading US educational publishers

  • Publisher/Editorial Director for The Princeton Review series of test prep and college-readiness titles
  • Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill
  • Editor, writer and content developer, Scholastic

Professional Credentials/Memberships

  • Member, Test Prep Professionals
  • Member, Writers Guild of America
  • Co-author, The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 Edition


  • Stacey A., parent, Manhattan

    "Seamus was invaluable with every aspect of SAT prep and the admissions process. He is very thorough and makes sure students grasp every concept."
  • Nika K., freshman, Wellesley, Ma.

    "Everything I found hard, Seamus made easier. He helped me master even the most difficult topics."
  • Margaret M., parent, Westchester

    "Seamus has provided invaluable support to our son as he started middle school—A.L. is now much more confident and his scores have improved significantly."
  • Contact Me


    CustomPrivateTutor @ gmail.com