Hi, I'm a journalist and a book geek with a B.A. from Tufts and an M.A. in Journalism from NYU. I was a certified teacher in the Los Angeles Public School District where I lived for 8 years before I moved back to NYU for my M.A. at New York University. I'm a New Yorker at heart!
I think college prep is one of the most nerve wracking times for students, and also parents. I totally get it, and I can help make this time less of a mystery and just break it down into a list of things to do in order write a successful college essay, write a successful essay on the SAT, and also how to study for the Verbal and Reading Comprehension sections of the SAT. While it is a matter of repetition and practice, there is a system of best practices to use while taking this particular standardized test, and I wish to share them with you in order to raise your score and confidence!
I have experience in this area. When I lived in Los Angeles as a school teacher (I moved back to my beloved NYC 4 years ago, and this is where my family is), I was tutoring students privately in SAT Verbal, SAT Reading Comprehension and also College Essay Writing. A lot of the times, my students thought they had to read everything so carefully while taking tests and they ran out of time. Or they fell for trick answers.
I taught them how to skim, how to take quick notes and get used to finding the trick questions. I also helped students figure out how to write successful essays that were clear in hypothesis, had structure, plenty of supporting evidence and also was clear of silly mistakes like spelling and grammar.
Preparing for college and studying for the exams to get into college was a daunting task for myself as a teen who had high expectations. I went through the process of meeting with a college consultant, taking Kaplan test prep courses and applying to all the top schools. And when I went to grad school, I understood what was expected of me, and so I got into a top grad program with ease.
There is a way to successful navigate this process--so let me help.
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