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Our Philosophy - It's not just about the SAT and the ACT

  We know the tests.

Success on the SAT and ACT depends largely on how students approach the tests.  Students for the most part come to us "knowing what they know". Essentially, they have already studied most of the content and concepts covered on the SAT and ACT in school. For example, students do not come to us to learn Geometry and Algebra (although we will cover the basics). Students come to us to learn how to get SAT and ACT problems right. Period. Our programs are designed to teach our students how to apply what they have learned in school -through our own special techniques and tricks- to the SAT and ACT. There is a difference between simply understanding the content and being able to apply that knowledge on the SAT and ACT. Now, it is not all smoke and mirrors, but mastering the proper techniques (Math, Reading and Writing) will lead to success on these tests. Standardized tests are not school tests; therefore, the SAT and ACT are not to be treated like school tests.

Bottom line: We know these tests and we will cover EVERYTHING students need to get the most out of their SAT and ACT scores.

  We know kids.

We believe effective tutors need to be knowledgeable, personable and skilled at communicating with kids (and parents). This skillset is what separate us from the other tutors out there. Anyone can teach a student how to solve an Algebra problem, but not everyone can teach that student how to BELIEVE that he or she can solve that problem. We can.

Let's face it, most students feel that their futures are riding on these tests. When kids are under this kind of pressure, it's hard for them to succeed at anything, let alone tests as foreign and intimidating as the SAT and ACT. Our program is designed to alleviate this pressure one step at a time. We have worked at overnight camps for over 10 years in a variety of leadership roles, and the most important thing we have gleaned from those experiences is how to encourage kids without pressuring them.



  We know what it takes to improve.

Believe it or not, we ALREADY know which concepts the kids struggle with. This enables us to teach our students how to improve their SAT and ACT scores in a very simple and concrete way. We have spent an entire decade carefully refining our curriculum into a unique and simple, yet comprehensive program. We know that SAT and ACT prep takes time and we know the proper amount of work to give students without overwhelming them. "Slow and steady" is the key to success.

Improvement comes from studying and practicing. If students are willing to commit to a 90 minute lesson and 90 minute homework assignment each week, they will improve. 


Well, as you can see our philosophy doesn't cover how to solve specific math problems or how to deal with bizarre reading comprehension questions. Don't worry, all of the specific techniques, tricks and concepts will be addressed within our course. We just want to emphasize some of the other aspects of tutoring -comfort and confidence- because they are the real keys to raising SAT and ACT scores.


Register now for our SAT and ACT Prep Classes. Also feel free to call 267-394-3225 or Email to schedule private sessions. Our availability is extremely limited so don't hesitate!



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