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Jackie C.

SAT ACT and High School Entrance Exam tutor - Math and Verbal

SAT ACT and High School Entrance Exam tutor - Math and Verbal

$60/hour

  • 989 hours tutoring

  • Chandler, AZ 85224

About Jackie


Bio

I was a National Merit Scholar in high school and graduated from ASU and the Barrett Honors College in 2000. That same year I started teaching SAT and GRE after scoring 800 A 760 M 740 V on the old GRE scoring scale and 780 M 760 V SAT. I have taught SAT classes and tutored for various standardized exams down to the 6th grade level and know the difference in scores that the added attention and coaching of my private tutoring makes for students.

I tutor all sections of the SAT and ACT and...

I was a National Merit Scholar in high school and graduated from ASU and the Barrett Honors College in 2000. That same year I started teaching SAT and GRE after scoring 800 A 760 M 740 V on the old GRE scoring scale and 780 M 760 V SAT. I have taught SAT classes and tutored for various standardized exams down to the 6th grade level and know the difference in scores that the added attention and coaching of my private tutoring makes for students.

I tutor all sections of the SAT and ACT and have helped students preparing to enter private high schools and boarding schools with the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT exams. I find that tutoring works best when a student combines content review with test specific strategies whether that means reviewing the rules for a 30 60 90 triangle or improving answer choice elimination ability. Targeted mastery practice between sessions helps cement the concepts for students and make their responses on test day more automatic. For this reason I assign homework between sessions that is not designed to be rote churning through practice tests but is customized to the student's particular place in the learning process providing a more thoughtful experience and better score increases. I know how important mental attitude is for students on these exams and make sure to show my students their "wins" as their skills begin to grow. They will take that increased confidence into test day with them. I believe in creating a positive tutoring environment while still being upfront on homework expectations and goal progress with my students to help them take ownership of their studies. I understand that one way doesn't work for every student and am practiced at finding the right way to make material click. This may mean switch topics in a lesson frequently to keep an ADD student engaged or bringing a Kleenex box or an orange to help a hands-on student grasp rectangular solids and sphere questions. I love to see my students' successes and am always happy to find out later when they are accepted to their top choice colleges.

I look forward to helping your family reach your best scores!


Education

Arizona State University
history

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Discount available for lessons 2 hours and longer.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/9/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the passage and question types for this section as well as where students get bogged down on time. From active reading to answer choice elimination I can blend content and testing strategies into effective lessons.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension question types that can occur on this section. Beyond simple vocab acquisition, I can help students learn to eliminate answers by word charge or word roots. I also will work with students on Active Reading time management as well as passage question triage.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the content and strategies for both the multiple choice grammar and essay. I am familiar with what grammar topics are most often unknown to students to help them focus quickly on their easiest "get-able points."
ACT English, English, Reading

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the math from basic arithmetic to Algebra 2 that students will encounter on test day. My lessons will blend that with test specific strategies to improve scores. I know which content areas are most likely to be hard or unfamiliar based off a student's grade or level.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension question types that can occur on this section. Beyond simple vocab acquisition, I can help students learn to eliminate answers by word charge or word roots. I also will work with students on Active Reading time management as well as passage question triage.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the content and strategies for this test section as well as what areas that are the most unfamiliar to students depending on their grade or level. From basic arithmetic rules to ACT trig I can blend content and testing strategies into effective lessons.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the math from basic arithmetic to Algebra 2 that students will encounter on test day. My lessons will blend that with test specific strategies to improve scores. I know which content areas are most likely to be hard or unfamiliar based off a student's grade or level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Science

ACT Science

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the math from basic arithmetic to Algebra 2 that students will encounter on test day. My lessons will blend that with test specific strategies to improve scores. I know which content areas are most likely to be hard or unfamiliar based off a student's grade or level.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the content and strategies for this test section as well as what areas that are the most unfamiliar to students depending on their grade or level. From basic arithmetic rules to ACT trig I can blend content and testing strategies into effective lessons.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the passage and question types for this section as well as where students get bogged down on time. From active reading to answer choice elimination I can blend content and testing strategies into effective lessons.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have been working with middle and high school students for over a decade and know how to improve the academic content skills that the HSPT stresses. I can work with students who find standardized exams confusing or stressful. Since the HSPT is typically only taken once, I make sure my students are confident and ready before test day.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the math from basic arithmetic to Algebra 2 that students will encounter on test day. My lessons will blend that with test specific strategies to improve scores. I know which content areas are most likely to be hard or unfamiliar based off a student's grade or level.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile on my own SAT exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know all of the Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension question types that can occur on this section. Beyond simple vocab acquisition, I can help students learn to eliminate answers by word charge or word roots. I also will work with students on Active Reading time management as well as passage question triage.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I was a top percentile scorer on my own college entrance exams and began preparing students to pass their tests in 2000. I know the content and strategies for both the multiple choice grammar and essay. I am familiar with what grammar topics are most often unknown to students to help them focus quickly on their easiest "get-able points."
ACT English, ACT Science, GED, PSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable on everything ACT

Jackie does a great job teaching strategies which are needed for the ACT as well as any skills my daughter is missing. She teaches time management for the test as well.

Sarah, 8 lessons with Jackie

First rate, knows how to connect with the student.

My son Griffin really enjoys working with Jackie...she is all we could have hoped for..excellent SAT prep teacher who is skilled in showing the student proven test taking strategies to improve overall scores..just what we needed..highest recommendation!

Albert , 3 lessons with Jackie

Prepared and patient tutor!

My son had a session of Geometry and Algebra 2 tutoring with Jackie. She spent every minute of the time to instruct him and was able to cover both courses in a couple of hours. We are definitely going to continue to use her for SAT prep. She also encouraged my son for a higher SAT target! We are happy for having her.

Reza, 4 lessons with Jackie

Excellent Tutor

She is an excellent teacher. The concepts are clearly explained which made many formidable SAT things easy for me, like how to comprehend and answer the passages. Her classes helped me a lot and I could see the difference in my performance. Anybody who is serious on taking SAT, I highly recommend to take her classes.

Pavankumar , 11 lessons with Jackie

Very knowledgeable

Jackie is teaching my daughter algebra 3-4. She is also SAT prepping with her. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. My daughter really likes her. My daughter also has ADD and she keeps her engaged in the material. I also like that at the end of every session she already has a plan for what they are going to do on the next one. I would highly recommend Jackie.

Shanna, 39 lessons with Jackie

Very Knowledgeable Tutor!!

I would recommend Jackie to anyone who is taking the SAT! On top of tutoring her, she gave my daughter all kinds of helpful tips for taking the test! I would recommend Jackie to anyone who needs tutoring in Math! She made my daughter feel comfortable the first time. We will use her again !

Cara, 7 lessons with Jackie

Very passionate about Act prep

Jackie is very passionate about what she does and it shows. My daughter feels that the one on one time has really made a difference! It is nice to have someone so knowledgable about the test!

Jennifer, 5 lessons with Jackie

Knowledgeable and a great teacher

My son tells me that Jackie is a great tutor. He is doing SAT/ACT review and she is knowledgeable and patient. They are mainly working on Math and Justin feels that he will be able to get better math scores after this personalized tutoring with jackie

Anna, 6 lessons with Jackie

Very knowledgeable SAT tutor

First SAT Tutoring session went well. My daughter felt she can learn a lot from Jackie and I am looking forward to seeing her progress. Jackie is very good at explaining and listening to my daughter's questions and concerns.

Stacey, 11 lessons with Jackie
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