Meet Dr. Donnelly

The Leading Private Tutor in New York and San Diego

Dr. Stuart Donnelly has a PhD from Oxford University and over 18 years of private tutoring and teaching experience at all levels. He is also the author of several critically acclaimed test prep books from the highly popular "For Dummies" series by Wiley & Sons Publishing.

Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be, "One of the most experienced and qualified private tutors in the country."

About Stuart

Founder, Tutors of Oxford NYC, Tutors of Oxford San Diego

Dr. Donnelly's academic credentials and teaching experience are second to none. Click on the links below to learn more about why Stuart is considered to be both Manhattan's and San Diego's leading private tutor and test prep expert.

  1. Outstanding academic credentials
  2. 18+ years of teaching experience
  3. Author of popular test prep books
  4. Dedicated tutor and test prep expert
  5. Read Dr. Donnelly's reviews
  6. Excellent academic references
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Outstanding Academic Qualifications & Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly - Academic Qualifications

Oxford University

Throughout his academic studies, Dr. Donnelly consistently scored within the top 99th-percentile on all standardized tests. After completing 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 Engines 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, upon completion of his D. Phil. thesis entitled: "Shock Fitting and the UNSFLO Code for Turbomachinery Flow".

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly teaching

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 HK's reputation for providing the very best private tutoring available in Hong Kong 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 Tutors of Oxford NYC, Manhattan's leading private tutoring and test prep service. In 2004, Stuart also founded Tutors of Oxford San Diego to meet the needs of students on the West Coast.

For the past two decades, Dr. Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students to improve their test scores and achieve their academic goals. We are confident that he can do the same for you.

Dr. Donnelly - Author of Popular Test Prep Books

Dr. Donnelly author

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's test prep books include:

i) "TASC For Dummies"

ii) "1,001 GED Test Practice Questions For Dummies".

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 tutors in the country."

As a dedicated full-time private 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 to deal with each type of question that can appear on the 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 particular test prep needs. Any weaknesses are quickly addressed to ensure that your conceptual and methodological foundations are solid.

Dr. Donnelly's patient step-by-step teaching style will help to build your confidence in each topic and greatly improve your test-taking skills. Many of his previous students have been admitted to some of the world's leading schools and universities including Oxford, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cambridge, NYU Stern, etc.

Dr. Donnelly - Student Reviews

Dr. Donnelly reviews

Over the past two decades, Dr. Stuart Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students to improve their test scores significantly and achieve their academic goals. Many of his previous students have been admitted to some of the world's leading schools and universities including Oxford University, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cambridge, NYU Stern, etc.

Dr. Donnelly is considered to be one of the most experienced and qualified private tutors in the country. But don't just take our word for it - click here to read testimonials and reviews from Dr. Donnelly recent students.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching & Academic References

Dr. Donnelly reviews

Read the academic references below from a few of the world's leading educators who Dr. Donnelly had the pleasure of working with 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 studensts, but also encourages those 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.


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