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SAT/ACT Prep Specialist
Eric S.

869 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $95

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SAT/ACT Prep Specialist
SAT/ACT Prep Specialist
Eric S.

869 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

869 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Eric


Bio

Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT have three components which must be mastered. The first is content knowledge. I am intimately familiar with every concept that appears on both tests, and can explain each of them in a variety of ways to help any student, regardless of aptitude or background.

The second is test structure. Through close analysis of practice questions, my students discover the unwritten rules that govern these tests, empowering them to confidently choose the correct...

Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT have three components which must be mastered. The first is content knowledge. I am intimately familiar with every concept that appears on both tests, and can explain each of them in a variety of ways to help any student, regardless of aptitude or background.

The second is test structure. Through close analysis of practice questions, my students discover the unwritten rules that govern these tests, empowering them to confidently choose the correct answer even in situations where that choice appears arbitrary. I also teach them to identify the time-saving shortcuts often hidden in the questions' wording or implied by the way the answer choices differ.

Finally, there is a performance component. I have access to an extensive library of practice tests created by the makers of the ACT and SAT. By working through these tests, my students learn exactly what to expect on test day, putting them in the best possible position to succeed.

I welcome students of all ability levels. Former students of mine have gone on to attend top universities such as Stanford, Amherst, Notre Dame, NYU, USC, and UT-Austin. But one of the most rewarding experiences I have had was tutoring a student who had previously taken the ACT four times. After a few lessons, she took the test a fifth time, and achieved the score she needed for a much-needed scholarship at UW-Stevens Point. Whether you are the first member of your family to attend college or the valedictorian of your class aiming for the Ivy League, I have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your academic goals.

I am an alumnus of Northwestern University and the University of Virginia. I spent several years teaching ACT, SAT, and GRE prep for Kaplan before switching to Wyzant. My most recent test scores on the SAT and ACT (from 2017) are 1570 and 35, respectively.

Thank you for considering me as your tutor. I look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve your academic goals!


Education

Northwestern University
Music
University of Virginia
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $95
  • Rate details: No-shows: Please make every effort to communicate in advance. If the student is not present 15 minutes after the start time, the lesson will be considered cancelled with the fee charged in full.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I taught GRE prep courses for Kaplan before joining Wyzant. My most recent GRE scores, from November 2013: Verbal 169, Quantitative 163.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I took the ACT in October of 2017 and scored a perfect 36 on the English section. My composite score for the test was a 35 (99th percentile).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I retook the SAT in October 2017, and scored 780 on the Reading portion, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of all test takers.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I retook the SAT in October 2017, and scored 780 on the Reading portion, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of all test takers.

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I took the SAT in October of 2017 and scored 790 on Math, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of test takers.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I retook the SAT in October 2017, and scored 780 on the Reading portion, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of all test takers.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I retook the ACT in October of 2017 and scored a 35 on the Math section (99th percentile).
SAT Math

SAT Math

I took the SAT in October of 2017 and scored 790 on Math, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of test takers.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I retook the ACT in October 2017 and scored a 35 composite (99th percentile).

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

I took the SAT in October of 2017 and scored 790 on Math, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of test takers.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I took the ACT in October of 2017 and scored a perfect 36 on the English section. My composite score for the test was a 35 (99th percentile).
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I retook the ACT in October of 2017 and scored a 35 on the Math section (99th percentile).
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I retook the ACT in October 2017 and scored a 35 composite (99th percentile).
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I learned how to teach the HSPT, COOP, and TACHS exams while working as a test prep instructor for Kaplan. These exams offer an early look at several core principles of standardized test-taking that will prove useful for the SAT and ACT. They also differ in important ways from these later tests, most notably by including vocabulary questions and (on the COOP and TACHS exams) logic questions involving visual/spatial diagrams. As with the other exams I teach, I have developed a specific approach to each question category and a method of analyzing the answer choices that empower the student to take full advantage of the information provided.
GRE,

GRE

I taught GRE prep courses for Kaplan before joining Wyzant. My most recent GRE scores, from November 2013: Verbal 169, Quantitative 163.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I took the SAT in October of 2017 and scored 790 on Math, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of test takers.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I retook the SAT in October 2017, and scored 780 on the Reading portion, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of all test takers.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I retook the SAT in October 2017, and scored 780 on the Reading portion, with a composite score of 1570. Both scores are in the 99th percentile of all test takers.
SSAT

SSAT

While working for Kaplan as a tutor, I helped several students prepare for the SSAT, as well as the HSPT and TACHS (similar exams used by Catholic high schools).

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Knowledgeable tutor!

Our son says Eric is giving him the support he needs to meet his goals. We are super appreciative of his ability to guide him towards high ACT scores on math portions.

Lara, 8 lessons with Eric

Excellent tutor!

Eric is very focused and extremely knowledgeable while also kind and accommodating as we got the hang of using the Wyzant system. My son felt that he was more prepared for the ACT even after only one lesson so far. Highly recommended!

Josie, 2 lessons with Eric

Very knowledgeable

Eric has given my son a great review and helpful tips to prepare for the Math portion of the ACT. We feel it will definitely make a difference and would recommend Eric to anyone.

Susan, 3 lessons with Eric

Excellent teacher!

Daughter seems to be picking up good strategies and tips with Eric’s teaching methods. Gaining speed and discernment that will hopefully pay off with increased math and science section scores on the ACT!

Kay, 10 lessons with Eric

Clear, patient, and concise

Eric has so far been amazing. My verbal score is already improving. He’s flexible with scheduling and could probably be charging more considering he was a Kaplan GRE tutor. Get his lessons while you can.

Alice, 77 lessons with Eric

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Eric is very patient and explains things multiple times if needed. He also gives me suggestions on what to work on. Eric recommends a location that is in between our homes. I highly recommend Eric.

Kevin, 6 lessons with Eric
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