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I'm exclusively an SAT/ACT tutor, and I can help you maximize your score! I tutor all sections of the SAT and ACT, and I provide value for parents by consistently outperforming the highest priced tutors.
I draw on both years of experience as a course instructor for a premier test prep company and a strong background in cognitive psychology to personalize my approach for each of my students. I weave cutting-edge test-taking strategies into individualized lessons. With each new student, I begin by carefully observing how the student naturally proceeds as a test-taker. I then tailor my instruction toward my student's strengths, making sure that each student feels challenged yet motivated.
I have a strong track record of success: I've tutored some students toward perfect SAT 800's/ACT 36's and others out of trouble-zones into respectability. Whether a student is intellectually gifted or requires specialized instruction, I always proceed at a pace and in a style that instills confidence.
Parents are most impressed by my ability to connect with my students in such a manner that they are motivated to learn and eager to perform to their potential. My students like me, but they also realize that I hold them to a high degree of excellence: I expect their best.
As for my background, I have a master's degree in psychology, and when I am not dedicating myself toward my students' test day success, I am working toward a second master's in statistics.
*For cost-conscious parents, if your son or daughter is available during off-peak hours or can meet me at a more convenient location, I can make myself available at a reduced rate.
I have a Master's in Psychology, which provides me with a thorough understanding of the challenges (and gifts!) associated with Aspergers and autism as well as the ways in which to approach tutoring these individuals. I have tutored students across the spectrum.
I have experience teaching the GRE.
SAT Math can be daunting for many students. In my years tutoring SAT Math, I've found that by providing my students with a step-by-step method and a series of problem specific strategies, they approach the Math Section with confidence and score considerably higher.
Many students dread the SAT Reading section because they find it confusing. What many students don't realize is that SAT Reading requires a new type of reading: They cannot approach SAT passages like they would a Harry Potter novel. Test specific annotation techniques and a careful understanding of the question types allow students to remove themselves from their "casual reading" habits.
The Writing Section is tough even for students who are good writers. Some students are naturally able to identify problematic phrases, but for most, they must learn the specific techniques for the Writing Section. More than any other SAT section, the SAT Writing Section is the most learnable and the easiest to improve.
I have a Master's in Psychology, which provides me with a thorough understanding of many of the unique challenges of special needs students as well as ways to work with the strengths of these students.
Ari is amazing! — Ari takes a holistic approach to tutoring. He reviewed the trouble spots from my son’s prior ACT tests and tailored his approach accordingly. We just got my son’s scores back and his scores dramatically improved and his rank went from the 93rd to the 98th percentile. He was incredibly conscientious and really connected with my son. Update Spring 2014 - Thanks Ari... my son got into his dream sc ...
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