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Valley Village, CA

$150/hour

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Brown University
History

Education

Brown University (History)

About Jeff

Are you frustrated with the SAT and KNOW you could score higher if you just had some help to figure out how to do it? I know you could, too. I love helping kids reach their potential and beat this test. Over the past 14 years, first in NYC and now in LA, I've helped hundreds of kids improve their scores, sometimes far more than they or their parents imagined possible. I can quickly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and show you how you can score several levels higher than where you are now.

You'll find a lot of tutors who understand the SAT, and many who can even explain it to you. However, if you're having trouble learning and applying it, I have the rare ability to see what's getting in your way and help you get past it so that you can get the score you deserve. In fact, I believe that everyone can raise his or her score 100 - 150 points with the math, grammar, and vocabulary that you ALREADY have, and at least another 100 - 150 points if you have the time to learn a little bit more.

I work with students of all levels. I'll help you with your confidence and focus because it's the key to doing your best at every level. I'm warm, patient, encouraging, and supportive; I'll also call you on your coasting if you need it. I was a standup comic for a long time, so I'll help you learn all of this with a sense of humor that makes this process as fun and stress free as possible.

What else might you want to know about me? I graduated from Brown with a History degree, I worked as a software developer for companies like Prudential Securities and Morgan Stanley, and I have a blog with very high Google rankings for "SAT improvement" and "SAT critical reading tips".

I enjoy teaching mathematical problem solving, reading strategies, writing techniques and even grammar rules, but what really makes this interesting for me is helping you reach your goals. if we don't make a good match, WyzAnt won't charge you for the first session. Let's meet!

By the way, I can also help you with the ACT, the SAT Subject tests for Math and Literature, and a few different academic subjects.
Are you frustrated with the SAT and KNOW you could score higher if you just had some help to figure out how to do it? I know you could, too. I love helping kids reach their potential and beat this test. Over the past 14 years, first in NYC and now in LA, I've helped hundreds of kids improve their scores, sometimes far more than they or their Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
PSAT
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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SAT Math

Lots of people can teach the math that's covered on the SAT, but there's a lot more that goes into getting the best SAT math score you can possibly get than simply knowing the material. I can quickly figure out what's getting in your way and help you get the math score that you deserve, even if you don't like math or have a little bit of math phobia. And if you're great at math in school, I'll show you how the test is designed to keep really smart people from getting a perfect or near perfect score, and a couple of simple tricks that will help you to beat them at their own game.

SAT Reading

A lot of people will tell you that it's not possible to significantly raise your Critical Reading score. That's simply not true.

I've been tutoring kids for the SAT for 13 years and I've helped a lot of kids see a huge increase in their CR score. Once you know how the CR section really works, it can become the easiest section to improve.

In fact, I've helped kids all over the world reach their goals in this area using only the resources I provide on my blog, which ranks 2nd in a Google search for SAT Critical Reading Tips, so imagine what I can do for you if we work together personally, one on one.

SAT Writing

The College Board knows that people trust their ear way too much, so they write questions which you're sure to get wrong if you do. The key to the multiple choice questions for the SAT Writing section is to learn the small handful of things you have to check by rule so that you can trust your ear on everything else. That's how you beat them at their own game.

Brown University
History

Education

Brown University (History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 20 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607.