While at UIW, I tutored college students in writing for a year and a half and have since tutored the SAT's reading and writing sections independently since declining a job offer from Kaplan.
To tutor for Kaplan, tutors only need to score about 650/800 for each SAT section. That's about 100 points lower than what the Ivy Leagues want.
Since I started tutoring the SAT independently, I've scored 800/800 on the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. I feel that no SAT book precisely articulates how to tackle the SAT reading section, so I am on-and-off writing an eBook on that area.
NOTE: Both parents and teachers tend to dramatically underestimate how much prep time is necessary to dramatically improve your score on the SAT. In high school, I raised my score by 300 points, but this took something like 100 hours of prep time over the span of four months. If you're in the 1500-2000 score range, you are not likely to see high score increases with just a few hours of prep time. Depending on how far away the test is, you should schedule accordingly.
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