Bruce is an Academic Interventionist with experience tutoring in all subjects. He specializes in teaching comprehension, reading, writing, math, application essays, study skills, test prep (SSAT, ISEE, SAT, GRE), remedial literacy development, literary analysis, executive functioning skills and research methods. He has extensive experience with students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dysgraphia, oppositional defiant disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and auditory processing disorders.
Bruce has a BA in Secondary English Education from Boston University and is studying for his Masters of Educational Public Policy through UMass Dartmouth. He has extensive experience with Lindamood-Bell processes, having worked as a Clinician, Consultant, and Site Manager for the Company for the past six years. His students have ranged from five years old to adulthood with initial abilities ranging from non-verbal non-readers to high honors students at prestigious private schools.
Bruce seeks to engage students in their areas of comfort and utilize these strengths to help situate new knowledge and motivate students to persevere through frustration and disinterest. He has been known to share his own struggles within the education system, helping students understand that the problems they face can be overcome. Bruce is adept at meeting students where they are and is equally at ease providing a calm, warm environment, or acting out scenes to build comprehension. He is consistently seeking to build self-efficacy and independence within his students. Bruce places on mindful metacognition, a skill he hones via Zen meditation.
As a New England native, Bruce spends as much time as he can backpacking and camping in the vast western wilderness. When unable to get out, he can be found writing educational philosophy or reading poetry.
“This young man connected with my daughter and awakened her skills through his boundless creativity, humor, intellect, empathy, compassion, expertise, and plain old hard work” - Parent, Adult Student with Traumatic Brain Injury. Bruce helped her regain the ability to speak as well as read.