Program Teacher, New York
Cornell University (BS), University of Pennsylvania (MA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
Murat Keyder grew up in Istanbul Turkey with a Turkish father and an American mother, and moved to America when he was sixteen. He attended Cornell University where he majored in math, after which he got a masters degree in “Anthropology of Music” from the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught world music classes and guitar lessons as part of his stipend. After his Masters degree he continued to work for Upenn as a guitar teacher, and eventually decided to move to New York City to pursue his music career. He currently teaches and tutors math and test prep in addition to giving private lessons on the guitar and the Oud, a Middle Eastern string instrument. He is also working on recording a solo album of original guitar music.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!