We know the tests.
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 many years
in a variety of leadership roles, and the most important thing we
have gleaned from those experiences is how to encourage kids without
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
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.
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!