One-on-One Tutoring for The SAT AND ACT

The first step is to take a real diagnostic exam. Within a few days of taking the exam, you will receive a full score report that indicates exactly what types of problems you answered correctly, incorrectly and, most importantly, the steps you need to take to boost your score. 

Any score is possible!

I recognize that each student has a unique style of learning. Therefore, I utilize a vareity of techniques to cater to each individual student.  I will change my approach until my client understands a concept. 

I firmly believe that any score is possible given the correct preparation and guidance.


Reading comprehension

My approach for the reading comprehension section is a two-pronged attack.

1. Becoming A Better Reader

Successfully navigating the reading comprehension section is all about becoming a more effective reader. Students must be comfortable reading and interpreting COMPLICATED passages because the ACT and SAT typically includes college level passages.

I will read challenging works of literature with my students, analyze and discuss them. Students will read AT LEAST 30 minutes a day when they are not with me.

2. Strategies, Tricks and Tips

I also have a toolbox of reading comprehension STRATEGIES. For example, I teach my students to think of the reading comprehension as if it were an OPEN BOOK test. All of the answers are right there in the passage!


For Math and Grammar, I OFFER AN EXTENSIVE CATALOGUE OF PROBLEMS ARRANGED BY PROBLEM TYPE

We will begin studying for the math and grammar sections by doing a short content review. I value the power of specificity – of providing targeted test practice. I target each SPECIFIC type of question a student can expect to see on the exam, such as:

Functions

Problem Type 11: Composite functions
Problem Type 12: Shifting functions
Problem Type 13: Graphing functions
Problem Type 14: Functions with weird symbols
 

Liner equations

Problem Type 16: solving linear equations
Problem Type 17: finding x intercepts (roots, solutions)
Problem Type 18: finding y intercepts
Problem Type 19: shifting linear equations

It is my policy to cover thirty problems in each problem type before moving on to the next so that I can ensure that each type is mastered.