A Few Test Preparation Tutor Qualifications
I am an experienced tutor and love working with high school students. I trained with Kaplan Test Prep and taught SAT/PSAT classes for two years. Of the 100 or so students I taught during that time, my students gained an average of 225 points. Some students achieved even greater gains than the average, of 300-400 points, driven by their willingness to complete homework and to engage with me and ask for help. I'd be happy to help you achieve this level of success in your SAT/PSAT test preparation.
National Merit scholar with a 98th/99th percentile score on the SAT/PSAT Math section.
I'm a credentialed English teacher and currently teach an annual comprehensive course for students who want to complete their essay ahead of time, serving not only my own high school community, but also students at some of the most academically rigorous high schools in the area, including Lowell, Palo Alto, and Gunn High School. As a result of their time in my college application essay writing class, I have had students gain acceptance to universities ranging from UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, and other prestigious public and private institutions for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Most recently, one of my student's essays was chosen by the admissions department to be highlighted as a strong model essay for future applicants.
Took the MCATs for medical school and did fairly well. I also had courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, Microbiology, Genetics, college Biology and Biochemistry. In medical school, I again took Anatomy and Physiology as well as Neurobiology.
I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on "standardized" tests, including NYSTCE, Praxis, etc.
In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.
My profile is available on the WyzAnt website (or you can click the "profile" link below), but feel free to contact me if you require further details or have any questions.
I currently tutor and have tutored students to improve their SAT reading scores. I work with them to improve their reading comprehension by practicing SAT passages and reviewing their approaches to the answers. My students average a 40 point increase in reading comprehension alone between testings.
Growing up in New York, I was subjected to Regents examinations many times. As a result I am familiar and proficient with the style of these examinations.
As an engineer, I am still highly qualified in the areas of math and science.
Here is a list of the Regents material I am comfortable covering as well as the scores I received on the exams in High School.
Course 1 - 97
Course 2 - 97
Course 3 - 99
These courses cover Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry. They are now taught as Mathematics A and B.
Chemistry - 94
Physics - 96
I hold a multiple subjects credential and single subject credentials for math and Spanish in the state of California. I passed the CBEST when I began teaching on an emergency credential in January of 2008. Later, I passed the three CSET exams (California Subject Examination for Teachers) for my multiple subjects credential which covers all of the subjects included in the CBEST exam, but does so more extensively. I have also passed three CSETs each for math and Spanish and the RICA exam for reading instruction, giving me experience with test preparation and test taking strategies.
I scored 670/800 on the critical reading section of the SAT, and I have experience tutoring SAT critical reading with Huntington Learning Center.
I scored a 78 on my ASVAB the day I signed my contract with the Marine Corps. I was awarded an Associate's Degree August 2015. I am currently a senior at the University of Mississippi nearing completion of my degree.
I earned a 770 on the math section of the SAT. I also helped one tutee raise her section score by 180 points.
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