My name is Brooke. I'm a Stanford graduate and have scored perfectly on the recent SAT (2400!) and also scored in the 99th percentile when I took the test (out of 1600) in high school. Additionally, I've scored 36/36 composite on the ACT. I've been teaching and tutoring for over a decade and have over 10,000 hours experience tutoring children, teens, and adults.
Not only have I taught the tests working for or contracting with 10 different education companies, I have also been a curriculum writer, writing SAT prep curriculum, as well as debate and literature curriculum, for three different established education companies. I have also worked as a mentor and teaching assistant at the University of Southern California. I'm currently in the process of writing my own SAT prep book series for the new SAT.
In addition to test prep -- I also specialize in essay writing and college essay and application consulting, and have extensive experience teaching ISEE, SSAT, AP language & comp, AP literature & comp, AP US history, algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, SAT II (literature, math I & IIC, US history), GRE, LSAT reading section, MCAT verbal section, and essay writing. I am a grammar expert and have several students with whom I focus entirely on writing.
I also have experience teaching ESL to students ages 8-48, and can also help with pronunciation and accent elimination.
I do not specialize in upper-level science subjects (physics, chemistry, biology) or calculus, but can provide light homework help on occasion to students I have in other subjects.
For the last two years, I've been one of the top 100 WyzAnt tutors nationwide. I graduated with honors in American Studies from Stanford University in 2002 and completed an MFA in cinematic arts from USC in 2008. Though my academic background weighs heavily toward writing and verbal, I naturally excel in mathematics and am comfortable teaching that as well (fun fact: I have received a perfect score on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and GRE math sections!). I've also tutored several students to a perfect score on the SAT math section! I've helped students pass out of Algebra and Geometry over the course of a summer -- and taught the entire course of both subjects via tutoring sessions from the ground up. I've also taught Math Olympiad and contest math -- I was on the state championship math team in high school.
I am a seasoned professional with test prep-- I've seen how several companies teach, I've worked with most every published SAT prep book available, and I know what works best and how to get results. My students describe me as energetic and funny. As a test prep expert and college essay consultant, I've worked with many levels of students from 99th+ percentile scorers and National Merit Scholars -- to those with learning disabilities. I've had former students attend Harvard, MIT, and Princeton, but have also worked with students looking to just survive high school.
With most students, I start by having them take a diagnostic test. Using the results from this test, we make a personalized, targeted lesson plan to cover everything the student needs to know-- without wasting time covering areas he or she has already mastered.
If you live outside my 10 mile radius, do feel free to contact me. I tutor students further away, schedule permitting, for a higher hourly rate. I also have worked with students online-- from Colorado to Sweden and China!
Hope to hear from you soon!
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