SHSAT Tutor Profile

Meet Dr. Stuart Donnelly

Meet Dr. Donnelly!

New York's Leading Private SHSAT Tutor

Dr. Stuart Donnelly has a PhD from Oxford University and over 18 years of SHSAT tutoring and teaching experience at all levels. He is considered by many leading educators to be "one of the most experienced and qualified private SHSAT tutors in the country".

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Dr. Donnelly can show your child how to greatly improve his or her SHAT score. Private SHSAT lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available either online via Skype or in-person at our New York Manhattan-based office.

Over the years, Dr. Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students to improve their SHSAT test scores and gain acceptance into one of New York City's highly prestigeous Specialized High Schools. We are confident that he can do the same for your child.

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Academic Qualifications & Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly - Academic Qualifications

Oxford University

Throughout his academic studies, Dr. Donnelly consistently scored within the top 99th-percentile on his standardized tests. On completion of his honors degree in mathematics and physics, Dr. Donnelly was awarded a full scholarship from the Science and Research Council to study for his Ph.D. at England's highly prestigious Oxford University.

Under the guidance of world-renowned scientist Professor W. K. Morton, Dr. Donnelly received several research grants from Rolls Royce to continue his ground-breaking research on their supersonic jet engines. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Oxford University at the age of 25.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching Experience

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After receiving his Ph.D. from Oxford University, Dr. Donnelly followed his love of teaching and embarked upon a full-time career in education. He lectured briefly at George Washington University, D.C. before accepting a four-year teaching position at the French International School, one of Hong Kong's most prestigious private high schools.

While in Hong Kong, Dr. Donnelly co-founded and directed Tutors of Oxford HK, the territory's premium tutoring service and test prep center. Tutors of Oxford's reputation for providing the very best tutors available helped the company to grow rapidly. At our peak, we employed and trained over forty highly-qualified tutors each academic year.

Upon his return to the United States in 1998, Dr. Donnelly accepted a lecturing position at Western Connecticut State University before moving to New York City to found Doctor SHSAT, Manhattan's leading private SHSAT tutoring and test prep service. Many of his previous students have been admitted to some of New York City's most prestigeous Specialized High Schools including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech., etc.

Dr. Donnelly - Author of Popular Test Prep Books

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Based on his test prep expertise, Dr. Donnelly was head-hunted by Wiley publishing to write several test prep books for their highly popular "For Dummies" series. These critically acclaimed books are written in plain English and packed with tons of practical and easy-to-follow explanations. Both books have sold tens of thousands of copies and are considered the go-to test prep books for students preparing for these standardized tests.

Dr. Donnelly - Dedicated Test Prep Expert

Dr. Donnelly teaching

With over 18 years of private tutoring and teaching experience at all levels and several highly acclaimed test prep books to his name, Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be "one of the most experienced and qualified private SHSAT tutors in the country."

As a dedicated full-time private SHSAT tutor and test prep specialist, Dr. Donnelly has developed many unique problem-solving techniques that help his students to master even the most difficult of topics. These proprietary methods (unavailable elsewhere) show students the most efficient approach for dealing with each type of question that can appear on the SHSAT exam.

Dr. Donnelly's tutoring methodology focuses on quality over quantity. After the initial assessment, each lesson becomes increasingly individualized as Dr. Donnelly adapts the curriculum to your child's particular SHSAT-prep needs. Any weaknesses are quickly addressed to ensure that your child's conceptual and methodological foundations are solid. His patient step-by-step teaching style will help to build the student's confidence in each topic and greatly improve his or her test-taking skills.

Dr. Donnelly - Student Reviews

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Over the past two decades, Dr. Stuart Donnelly has helped literally hundereds of students to improve their SHSAT scores significantly and gain acceptance into some of the world's leading New York City Specialized High Schools.

Read Testimonials and Reviews from Dr. Donnelly recent SHSAT students. Please note that each student's surname has been replaced by his or her initial for privacy reasons. However, each testimonial can be verified and references are available upon request.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching & Academic References

Dr. Donnelly reviews

Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be one of the most experienced and qualified private tutors in the country. But don't just take our word for it. Read the references below from a few of those who have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Donnelly in the past. So now you can rest assurred that when you hire Dr. Donnelly, you are getting the finest quality private tutoring available.

"I rate Stuart as an excellent teacher. He inspires the brilliant Physicists, but also encourages those students who may find certain topics quite difficult. His lessons are well structured...and it is obvious that he thoroughly enjoys his work In conclusion, Stuart is a talented and a dedicated teacher" - Mary G. Lawton, Head Mistress, French International School (Hong Kong).

"While at Oxford, Stuart undertook a good deal of teaching in tutorial situations; he clearly enjoyed this and was very successful at it. Stuart is strongly motivated to a teaching career and has demonstrated his capability of presenting lectures in a very clear and effective manner.” - Professor W. K. Morton, Director of Oxford University Computing Dept.

"Dr. Donnelly has shown himself sensitive to the needs of his students, responding to their questions, offering reassurances, when necessary, and challenging pupils to consider the subject matter in depth. I recommend him to you without hesitation." - E. H. Clements,Head of Mathematics, FIS.