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Brooke H.

Perfect Scoring SAT / ACT / College Essay Tutor, Author, Stanford BA

Perfect Scoring SAT / ACT / College Essay Tutor, Author, Stanford BA

$349/hour

  • 3,174 hours tutoring

About Brooke


Bio

Hello,

I'm Brooke. I'm a Stanford graduate with 12+ years experience tutoring and have scored perfectly on the ACT and SAT as an adult and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT test in high school. I've also coached a student to a perfect ACT composite score and have coached several students to 99th or 99th+ percentile scores on the SAT. I'm also a college essay specialist and consultant. My former students have attended top schools, such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton,...

Hello,

I'm Brooke. I'm a Stanford graduate with 12+ years experience tutoring and have scored perfectly on the ACT and SAT as an adult and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT test in high school. I've also coached a student to a perfect ACT composite score and have coached several students to 99th or 99th+ percentile scores on the SAT. I'm also a college essay specialist and consultant. My former students have attended top schools, such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton, University of Chicago, Duke, Northwestern, and Cornell.

I've been teaching and tutoring for over a decade and have over 15,000 hours experience tutoring children, teens, and adults.

Not only have I taught the tests working for or contracting with 10 different education companies, I have also been a curriculum writer, writing SAT prep curriculum, as well as debate and literature curriculum, for three different established education companies. Over the course of the last 3 years, I've written a two-part ACT math book series, now released, and I'm also working on an SAT prep book series. I've also created online SAT/ACT prep courses used by over a thousand students around the world. Additionally, I have a social media following for my SAT/ACT and college admission themed multimedia content totaling over 150K followers/subscribers.

In addition to test prep, I also specialize in essay writing and college essay and application consulting. I've helped many students, even adults looking for a career reboot or admission to grad school, craft a personal statement. I can also work with younger students to form a "high school game plan" to maximize their portfolio of personal achievement for college admissions. I also have extensive experience teaching ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT (NYC schools), HSPT, AP language & comp, AP literature & comp, AP US history, algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, SAT Subject Tests (literature, math I & IIC, US history), GRE, LSAT reading section, MCAT reading comprehension section (CARS Critical Analysis


Education

Stanford University
undergrad
University of Southern California
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $349
  • Rate details: No in-person lessons until "Shelter in Place" restrictions lift. Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice from start of lesson time or full charge of lesson is due (no shortening of lessons day of).
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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

As a graduate of USC School of Cinema Television's MFA program, I'm qualified to teach all aspects of independent film making, including producing, editing (Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects), directing, and digital cinematography. I can also review screenplays and write coverage (former script reader for Lakeshore Entertainment).
Video Production

Video Production

I have an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and have TA's for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate film students. I've also professionally produced content for Yahoo! Screen, PBS, and Stand Up to Cancer, and my work as a director has aired on MTV Europe and KCBS in Los Angeles. I know pre-production, production, and post production aspects of the field. I'm familiar with Final Cut Pro, AVID and After Effects.

Business

GRE,

GRE

My greatest experience with the GRE is with teaching the math section. Oftentimes adult students haven't seen a right triangle in ten years, and may need a brush up on basic math skills. I use drills and worksheets to help students regain their prior proficiency in these basic skills, as well as learn a few new ones necessary for this particular test. I also have experience teaching the verbal (as well as writing) section, though now that the test has been revised, there are unfortunately fewer typical multiple choice tricks one can use (namely-- process of elimination). However, I can guide students in general principles of reading comprehension and vocabulary to help them grapple with the test, regardless of the fact that the new format is more challenging than the prior iteration of the test. A couple of successes: I've had one student improve her math score by 20 points (from ~20th percentile to 89th!), and another score within a few points of perfect overall on the exam for admission to a top 10 program in her field.
GMAT

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

I have an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and have TA's for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate film students. I've also professionally produced content for Yahoo! Screen, PBS, and Stand Up to Cancer, and my work as a director has aired on MTV Europe and KCBS in Los Angeles. I know pre-production, production, and post production aspects of the field. I'm familiar with Final Cut Pro, AVID and After Effects.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
German, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section tests students on many rules of grammar--most of which are very teachable. Likewise the structure of the test presents many "pitfalls" that students sometimes struggle with. I point these out to students and help then guard against these types of inadvertent errors. I have scored perfectly on an official administration of the ACT on this section and have also coached several students to a perfect 36 on this section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've scored perfectly on an official administration of the ACT reading section, and have coached students who have scored perfectly on this section as well. Much of succeeding on this section is tactical approach. Students engage in a sort of evidence scavenger hunt, but must balance precision with time constraints. I help students learn to pace themselves and learn how to approach each question in a way so that they can clearly see the right answer.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been teaching SAT reading for almost 15 years. I've coached students to perfect scores on this section and to the 99+ percentile overall on the New SAT! I'm a pro at teaching reading comprehension and strategies for improving speed, comprehension and accuracy.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing section is the most teachable portion of the SAT -- I've coached several students to a perfect score in this section, and several more to scores of 700+. This section is straightforward in the sense that you either know the rule or you don't-- with the exception of the essay and idiomatic usage questions. I help teach students these rules and generally see good results-- and occasionally, dramatic score increases. For the tougher idiomatic questions-- I have idiom lists and techniques students can use to increase their chances of doing well on these tough questions. I also have specific strategies that I teach for students to maximize their essay score depending on their individual writing strengths and weaknesses.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History,

American History

At Stanford, I majored in American Studies, so have a strong foundation in American History, as well as interdisciplinary work that deals in part with American History. I've helped multiple students with their course work in American History, including teaching effective techniques for developing research papers and preparing for the AP exam.
Political Science,

Political Science

As an honors American Studies major at Stanford University, I took several political science courses. From my experience in examining the political systems of the US and comparative studies with foreign countries, I feel confident in tutoring Political Science students. I've written papers and studied courses ranging from American Political Theory to the intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Political Action. Whether you have a paper on Capitalism and the American Dream, Communism and the Marx revolution, or the rise of Democracy, I can help!
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a BA in American Studies from Stanford University, and thus have a rich interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and humanities. American Studies goes beyond a simple historical perspective, looking at the politics, policy, economics, history, society, literature, though, and visual and material culture of the United States. I've taught AP US History prep at several prep companies in Los Angeles, and also helped students as an in home private tutor in US History and general Social Studies. Typically students who struggle with Social Studies often lack key study skills necessary for effective memorization or synthesis of ideas.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've coached many students in Algebra II. It's one of my favorite math courses! In high school, I was on the state championship math team, and I teach some of the skills I learned then to my students now.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is awesome! I've taught summer geometry camp to middle school students in which we covered the ENTIRE course in a matter of months. I've also helped students who are struggling in school or just want an extra edge.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a subject I've taught to several students (both high school and college) -- a lot of it is learning to use the right formulas, postulate, and elements (the unit circle!) in order to succeed. I have helped students get A's in this class, and also taught them on the side when they were also working on test prep for the SAT IIc math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've gotten a perfect score on the SAT Math section twice! Once in high school on the old format test, and again as an adult on the revised SAT. The problem a lot of students have with SAT math is that they look at a problem and they don't know where to begin. Rather than ask questions in a straight forward manner, the test is constantly asking students to dive in and use what they know -- and figure out the problem as they go. I help teach this problem solving method to students who are more used to math from school-- which requires them to look at and example problem and then do more problems exactly like the example. The SAT is different-- but that doesn't mean it can't be taught! It can! I break down strategies and "go to" ways of dealing with problems that may look impossible-- but actually use skills that many students already have. I also collate types of problems and drill skills in math-- so that students can conquer types of problems they may not have learned at school (probability, statistics, and sequencing -- or other areas that typically get neglected in schools that haven't gotten through the whole book by the end of the year).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been teaching SAT reading for almost 15 years. I've coached students to perfect scores on this section and to the 99+ percentile overall on the New SAT! I'm a pro at teaching reading comprehension and strategies for improving speed, comprehension and accuracy.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
German, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've authored two books on the ACT math section; I have scored perfectly on the ACT overall and on the math section and perfectly on the SAT/PSAT and GRE math sections. I have had several students score a perfect 36 on this section. I've been teaching for 15+ years and attended Stanford undergrad. The ACT math section often comes down to content-- when students miss questions it's often either that they don't know how to do them, or they don't know how to do them efficiently. I have over 1000 practice questions organized by type that I use with students to ensure they cover EVERYTHING they need to know to crush this exam!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've coached many students in Algebra II. It's one of my favorite math courses! In high school, I was on the state championship math team, and I teach some of the skills I learned then to my students now.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is awesome! I've taught summer geometry camp to middle school students in which we covered the ENTIRE course in a matter of months. I've also helped students who are struggling in school or just want an extra edge.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra is an extension of many upper level Algebra topics students confront in Algebra II, including matrices, determinants, vectors, vector spaces, transformations, and eigenvectors/values. I have previous experience tutoring students in college level Algebra and Linear Algebra, and feel comfortable tutoring college students taking an introductory Linear Algebra course.
Logic,

Logic

I've helped several students better understand logic materials for their school subjects, from a student taking logic for her community college math requirement, to writing logical reasoning elements into the curriculum for an entire Southern California junior debate league (with over 500 students enrolled). I have experience teaching the basics of symbolic logic and propositional logic (conditional statements / if -- then / truth tables / atomic symbols), basic logic "language" (^ in / & out etc.), as well as more applied logic (LSAT logical reasoning multiple choice, the use of logical fallacy information on GRE essay questions, Logic Puzzles). I do not have a degree in Philosophy or Computer Science, so do not consider Logic my primary tutoring subject or expertise, but can help students who are struggling with the topic. I ask that Logic students send me a copy of their syllabus or assignment before we begin to ensure that it is not beyond the scope of my Logic experience.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a subject I've taught to several students (both high school and college) -- a lot of it is learning to use the right formulas, postulate, and elements (the unit circle!) in order to succeed. I have helped students get A's in this class, and also taught them on the side when they were also working on test prep for the SAT IIc math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've gotten a perfect score on the SAT Math section twice! Once in high school on the old format test, and again as an adult on the revised SAT. The problem a lot of students have with SAT math is that they look at a problem and they don't know where to begin. Rather than ask questions in a straight forward manner, the test is constantly asking students to dive in and use what they know -- and figure out the problem as they go. I help teach this problem solving method to students who are more used to math from school-- which requires them to look at and example problem and then do more problems exactly like the example. The SAT is different-- but that doesn't mean it can't be taught! It can! I break down strategies and "go to" ways of dealing with problems that may look impossible-- but actually use skills that many students already have. I also collate types of problems and drill skills in math-- so that students can conquer types of problems they may not have learned at school (probability, statistics, and sequencing -- or other areas that typically get neglected in schools that haven't gotten through the whole book by the end of the year).
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've coached many students in Algebra II. It's one of my favorite math courses! In high school, I was on the state championship math team, and I teach some of the skills I learned then to my students now.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is awesome! I've taught summer geometry camp to middle school students in which we covered the ENTIRE course in a matter of months. I've also helped students who are struggling in school or just want an extra edge.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is a subject I've taught to several students (both high school and college) -- a lot of it is learning to use the right formulas, postulate, and elements (the unit circle!) in order to succeed. I have helped students get A's in this class, and also taught them on the side when they were also working on test prep for the SAT IIc math.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I've worked with multiple education companies over the last 8 years as a college essay and admissions consultant and lead instructor, guiding students to write essays that give them an edge in the admissions process. One example of a success story: I've had a student in the mid 1500's (out of 2400) on her SAT who got into UCLA -- in part, I believe, because she wrote one of the most compelling admissions essays I've ever read (note students in this range or below make up less than 16% of admitted students to UCLA). I've also served as a Stanford admissions volunteer, working info sessions and college fairs, so understand the process from an admissions perspective as well. I have a strong background in writing (BA in American Studies from Stanford). In the last two years, I've consulted with students who now attend Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Michigan, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley. College Consulting services include: helping students develop a list of colleges; -organizing a student's college application "to do" list; helping students tailor their application to make the best impression possible to each school; planning student application essays, discussing what makes a memorable essay and individually consulting students about what topics would best fulfill essay requirements; discussing which teachers to request recommendation letters from and editing and one on one revision of student's application essay.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
Government & Politics

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

The ACT science section is an exercise in data interpretation, synthesis, and management. I've coached students to scores of 35-36 in this section. To succeed, students need a lot of practice, time management skills, and an understanding of how this unique test section works. It's different from SAT sections and even school science-- so it's important students understand the test for what it is, as it's something most haven't been exposed to as much.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've coached many students in Algebra II. It's one of my favorite math courses! In high school, I was on the state championship math team, and I teach some of the skills I learned then to my students now.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked with children and adults who speak English as a foreign language, from beginners, to advanced students. I've also worked with several students using workbooks and targeted practice to reduce accents--focusing on proper vowel pronunciation--the primary source of accents (even in different regional dialects of American English). I've also taught grammar and sentence construction, whether basic grammar, idiomatic use of prepositions, or phrasal verbs (another very pesky subject for ESL students). Additionally, I have helped students preparing for the TOEFL.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is awesome! I've taught summer geometry camp to middle school students in which we covered the ENTIRE course in a matter of months. I've also helped students who are struggling in school or just want an extra edge.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've gotten a perfect score on the SAT Math section twice! Once in high school on the old format test, and again as an adult on the revised SAT. The problem a lot of students have with SAT math is that they look at a problem and they don't know where to begin. Rather than ask questions in a straight forward manner, the test is constantly asking students to dive in and use what they know -- and figure out the problem as they go. I help teach this problem solving method to students who are more used to math from school-- which requires them to look at and example problem and then do more problems exactly like the example. The SAT is different-- but that doesn't mean it can't be taught! It can! I break down strategies and "go to" ways of dealing with problems that may look impossible-- but actually use skills that many students already have. I also collate types of problems and drill skills in math-- so that students can conquer types of problems they may not have learned at school (probability, statistics, and sequencing -- or other areas that typically get neglected in schools that haven't gotten through the whole book by the end of the year).
Algebra 1, GED, German, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section tests students on many rules of grammar--most of which are very teachable. Likewise the structure of the test presents many "pitfalls" that students sometimes struggle with. I point these out to students and help then guard against these types of inadvertent errors. I have scored perfectly on an official administration of the ACT on this section and have also coached several students to a perfect 36 on this section.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've authored two books on the ACT math section; I have scored perfectly on the ACT overall and on the math section and perfectly on the SAT/PSAT and GRE math sections. I have had several students score a perfect 36 on this section. I've been teaching for 15+ years and attended Stanford undergrad. The ACT math section often comes down to content-- when students miss questions it's often either that they don't know how to do them, or they don't know how to do them efficiently. I have over 1000 practice questions organized by type that I use with students to ensure they cover EVERYTHING they need to know to crush this exam!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've scored perfectly on an official administration of the ACT reading section, and have coached students who have scored perfectly on this section as well. Much of succeeding on this section is tactical approach. Students engage in a sort of evidence scavenger hunt, but must balance precision with time constraints. I help students learn to pace themselves and learn how to approach each question in a way so that they can clearly see the right answer.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

The ACT science section is an exercise in data interpretation, synthesis, and management. I've coached students to scores of 35-36 in this section. To succeed, students need a lot of practice, time management skills, and an understanding of how this unique test section works. It's different from SAT sections and even school science-- so it's important students understand the test for what it is, as it's something most haven't been exposed to as much.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I've worked with multiple education companies over the last 8 years as a college essay and admissions consultant and lead instructor, guiding students to write essays that give them an edge in the admissions process. One example of a success story: I've had a student in the mid 1500's (out of 2400) on her SAT who got into UCLA -- in part, I believe, because she wrote one of the most compelling admissions essays I've ever read (note students in this range or below make up less than 16% of admitted students to UCLA). I've also served as a Stanford admissions volunteer, working info sessions and college fairs, so understand the process from an admissions perspective as well. I have a strong background in writing (BA in American Studies from Stanford). In the last two years, I've consulted with students who now attend Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Michigan, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley. College Consulting services include: helping students develop a list of colleges; -organizing a student's college application "to do" list; helping students tailor their application to make the best impression possible to each school; planning student application essays, discussing what makes a memorable essay and individually consulting students about what topics would best fulfill essay requirements; discussing which teachers to request recommendation letters from and editing and one on one revision of student's application essay.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

Along with teaching the SSAT and ISEE, I have helped several students applying to Catholic high schools with the HSPT exam. Like the ISEE and SSAT, the HSPT exam tests students' knowledge of both math and reading. Overall, it is typically an "easier" test than the ISEE or SSAT, but students can still use problem solving techniques that I teach for standardized tests in general, and I can also target and address individual student weaknesses. With over 10 years teaching standardized tests, I have helped students reach their goals and gain admission to private Catholic schools.
GRE,

GRE

My greatest experience with the GRE is with teaching the math section. Oftentimes adult students haven't seen a right triangle in ten years, and may need a brush up on basic math skills. I use drills and worksheets to help students regain their prior proficiency in these basic skills, as well as learn a few new ones necessary for this particular test. I also have experience teaching the verbal (as well as writing) section, though now that the test has been revised, there are unfortunately fewer typical multiple choice tricks one can use (namely-- process of elimination). However, I can guide students in general principles of reading comprehension and vocabulary to help them grapple with the test, regardless of the fact that the new format is more challenging than the prior iteration of the test. A couple of successes: I've had one student improve her math score by 20 points (from ~20th percentile to 89th!), and another score within a few points of perfect overall on the exam for admission to a top 10 program in her field.
ISEE,

ISEE

I've worked for three different education companies in Los Angeles teaching ISEE (at every level!) to students. I've helped students reach their score goals and gain admission to schools such as Marlborough and Harvard Westlake. ISEE is the 2nd most popular subject I've tutored in the past year (behind SAT prep and just ahead of ACT prep.) As I have extensive experience teaching middle school math, and have scored perfectly on the SAT (recent test 2400), I also can apply my standardized test knowledge to the ISEE test. The ISEE is a standardized test used for admission to private school. The test comes in three levels -- lower, middle and upper. It tests math achievement, reading comprehension, verbal skills (vocabulary), and quantitative reasoning, and also includes an essay which is not scored, but sent to prospective schools. In my experience many students struggle on the ISEE because it is a multi-level test, meaning that 6th graders are confronting a test that includes topics they have never even seen in math class, or words they haven't learned! In the competitive private school admissions world, even though the test makers may claim that these younger students are not expected to know the upper level material, students who have private tutoring and can learn these skills despite their grade level carry a distinct advantage. Teaching students math and vocabulary beyond their grade level is usually a critical component of ISEE prep-- particularly for 4th, 6th, and 8th grade test takers. Of course, ISEE scores are only one component of private school admissions-- students are also judged according to their grades, interview, essays, and other factors. In any case, I have always seen students I've worked with improve their scores.
MCAT,

MCAT

Please note I ONLY tutor the VERBAL section of the MCAT. I began tutoring this section after a student approached me because of my GRE, LSAT and SAT background, even though I did not at the time have MCAT on my resume as a subject I teach. After a couple months of lessons, he improved his verbal score by several points-- and subsequently I have gone on to work with several other students over the past several years who have wanted to improve their MCAT verbal scores. Teaching MCAT verbal is one of my favorite subjects, because the questions present a unique challenge! From my 10+ years of tutoring, I'm something of a reading comprehension expert. I've scored perfectly on the SAT and ACT reading sections, and have performed very well on the LSAT reading sections as well (I usually miss 0-1 per section-- and usually only miss questions when pressed for time). I've also had a GRE student I coached score in the 98+ percentile on the new GRE (168/170).
PSAT,

PSAT

If you're looking to get ready for the PSAT look no further! I've been studying the latest releases of the newly revised test, and am working on developing curriculum books for the new exam.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've gotten a perfect score on the SAT Math section twice! Once in high school on the old format test, and again as an adult on the revised SAT. The problem a lot of students have with SAT math is that they look at a problem and they don't know where to begin. Rather than ask questions in a straight forward manner, the test is constantly asking students to dive in and use what they know -- and figure out the problem as they go. I help teach this problem solving method to students who are more used to math from school-- which requires them to look at and example problem and then do more problems exactly like the example. The SAT is different-- but that doesn't mean it can't be taught! It can! I break down strategies and "go to" ways of dealing with problems that may look impossible-- but actually use skills that many students already have. I also collate types of problems and drill skills in math-- so that students can conquer types of problems they may not have learned at school (probability, statistics, and sequencing -- or other areas that typically get neglected in schools that haven't gotten through the whole book by the end of the year).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've been teaching SAT reading for almost 15 years. I've coached students to perfect scores on this section and to the 99+ percentile overall on the New SAT! I'm a pro at teaching reading comprehension and strategies for improving speed, comprehension and accuracy.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing section is the most teachable portion of the SAT -- I've coached several students to a perfect score in this section, and several more to scores of 700+. This section is straightforward in the sense that you either know the rule or you don't-- with the exception of the essay and idiomatic usage questions. I help teach students these rules and generally see good results-- and occasionally, dramatic score increases. For the tougher idiomatic questions-- I have idiom lists and techniques students can use to increase their chances of doing well on these tough questions. I also have specific strategies that I teach for students to maximize their essay score depending on their individual writing strengths and weaknesses.
SSAT,

SSAT

I've helped students gain admission to schools such as Exeter and Deerfield by scoring well on the SSAT. I've been teaching this test (and the ISEE) for over 10 years!
GED, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL

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Truly an expert in her field

5 days before the ACT test, she taught my daughter some critical skills so she won't run out of time which eventually helped her do well in her test!

Roberto, 1 lesson with Brooke

Extraordinary...Worth Every penny!! Don't waste your $$ on mediocre tutors!

She easily adapted to my son's learning style and put focus in the areas that would improve his score the most. SAT 1st attempt 1430/1600 SAT 2nd attempt 1490/1600 SAT 3rd attempt - 1520/1600

MIchael, 22 lessons with Brooke

Knowledgeable, patient and caring tutor.

One of the most caring and capable tutors we have experienced and we have been using tutors for over 12 years.

Hassan, 36 lessons with Brooke

I highly recommend working with Brooke!

Brooke has been working with my daughters who are 13 and 17 years old for two years, and working with Brooke has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. In this time she has worked with my 17-year-old to study for the ACT and helped her with her college essays. Also, she has worked with my 13-year-old to help her study for her high school entrance exam. For both of my daughters she has really helped them learn how to learn, and she has also helped them learn how to enjoy learning. They worked very hard and they always enjoyed it. This was true of every single lesson. I highly recommend working with Brooke and can’t thank her enough for how much she has helped my daughters.

Elena, 55 lessons with Brooke

Very encouraging!

Brooke is so encouraging and gives great feedback to my son on where he needs to improve and also is very encouraging.

Heather, 14 lessons with Brooke

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Brooke is so nice. She helped my daughter with English and history. She taught my daughter good ways to learn. My daughter likes her.

Sue, 1 lesson with Brooke

Brooke is awesome!

We hired Brooke to give my son a crash course on test taking strategy. He learned so much in two hours. She competently analyzed his recent ACT test and was able to identify some areas that he could improve upon and gave tactics to do so. We were very impressed with her. Well worth every penny!

Suzie, 3 lessons with Brooke

An Incredible Person

I was 2 years out of high school trying to get into college but had no idea as to how to accomplish that. Brooke helped me through the entire process going step by step and explaining everything to me. She was so patient and understanding and really helped calm my fears about college applications. She would change her schedule just so she could meet with me and went above and beyond. It is because of my time with Brooke that I feel confident that I will get into an amazing college. Without question one of the most amazing person I've ever met. I'm so thankful for my time with her. Do not hesitate to hire her, she is worth every penny.

Shayna, 6 lessons with Brooke

Brooke ranks among the very best!

Brooke is not only a masterful tutor but also such an inspirational role model that she could turn any student into a passionate lover of learning. In addition to being a subject matter expert across a number of different academic domains, Brooke is creative, expressive, and communicative to such a degree that just talking with her is inspiring. She brought a wealth of experience to our tutoring engagement and I would recommend Brooke without hesitation. If you are lucky enough to get a chance to work with her, run do not walk!

Barry, 1 lesson with Brooke
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