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How does it work?

I teach students in one-on-one, live, hour-long sessions all over the world via Skype and an online whiteboard.

I use the Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 edition and a handful of other resources.

Generally I meet with students once a week. (Sometimes twice a week depending on what works best for the student.) My students complete a portion of a test every week – so it’s usually about 1.5-2 hours of homework. And they get a customized score report that shows exactly what they missed and provides a framework for creating a customized strategy.

When do you work?

I work with students between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time (GMT: -4), Monday through Thursday and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. (If these times don’t work for you, contact me and I might be able to find a time that works for both of us.)

Whom do you work with?

I work exclusively with juniors and seniors.

What does it cost?

Rates are $150 per hour. All parent conversations, email correspondence, report preparation and lesson planning are included in that hourly rate.

I send an invoice after each session. Credit cards and Paypal are accepted.

 What do I do next?

Contact me so I can learn more about your student and assign homework before our first session.

 

FAQs

Do you offer packages?

Nope. For two reasons. First, I’m a teacher and I believe every student is an individual. I don’t know how long it will take for your child to meet his or her goals.

Second, I believe I need to earn your business each and every time I work with your student. If you’re not getting the value out of each session, then you shouldn’t hire me again.

How long will it take for my student to reach his or her goals?

It depends. Where are we starting from and how far do we have to go? It depends on how hard your student is willing to work. It depends on the strength of his or her academic background.

On average, I see students between 10-15  hours over 2 to 4 months. (Though I also work with many students for a shorter period of time.)

Contact me to discuss your student’s goals and how I can help.

What’s the one book I should buy?

If you are only going to buy one book, get The Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition which has 4 practice tests. (Or you can download all 4 practice tests plus 4 more directly from the College Board’s website.)

What are your other favorite SAT books?

Here are my favorite SAT books that I am currently using with my students on the new SAT.

What’s better: self-study, taking a class, or hiring a tutor?

Here’s my two cents on each option.

 

F. loved your straight-forward strategies for approaching the test along with your wonderful sense of humor!
Elsa Ward, NY