SAT Program Content Designer for Mastering the Test
SAT Program Content Designer for Mastering the Test
Hi, I'm Edward,
I'm a certified teacher of English with extensive experience tutoring math through geometry, and into the fundamentals of trigonometry and calculus. I'm the content designer for two SAT preparation for the 2400 series of the test formerly available on iTunes, using a smart flash card platform that innovated a math system designed specifically to improve time management and trap identification. I have also identified techniques that limit the effects of self-distraction that...
Hi, I'm Edward,
I'm a certified teacher of English with extensive experience tutoring math through geometry, and into the fundamentals of trigonometry and calculus. I'm the content designer for two SAT preparation for the 2400 series of the test formerly available on iTunes, using a smart flash card platform that innovated a math system designed specifically to improve time management and trap identification. I have also identified techniques that limit the effects of self-distraction that is often the key to better concentration.
I believe there are four components to doing well on the SAT test: specific knowledge, problem solving process, focus, and confidence. I make it my business to address all of these areas.
I've been tutoring SAT for 7 years and have many success stories. I've seen significant improvements in both the error rate of elite students and in percentage improvement among students whose scores started below average. Recently, I've been relying on a hybrid teaching approach where primary knowledge is accomplished through using my apps, while process is taught and supported through tutoring and exercises based in the apps. The results have been encouraging.
I am outlining designs for the approach to the new SAT test, which has a broader scope of math concepts, more various and mixed set of challenges to editing skills, longer optional writing sample which taxes endurance, and more content based passage reading, with graph and chart reading, and less reliable authority--calling for recognition of biases and faulty assumptions.
Lately in my tutoring lab, I'm developing techniques that are showing results in improving basic focus and addressing "Test Anxiety". Ask me about my findings, if you fear your child is not suited to standardized testing. I may just be able to help.
I'm innovative in my approach. I understand how the test emphasizes skills not really taught within the high school curriculum. With this insight, I have tailored a program that teaches what is necessary for clearer understanding and better performance.
I have seen students start in the 1400 range and finish at 1900 in just ten weeks of programming. Recently, a student with 9 errors on SAT Writing scored a perfect after only three lessons. That same student went from a 700 in math to a 770 in 5 lessons, then an 800 on the following try after a 1/2-hour lesson. I have two 2300+ student finishes in the last 15 months, and a total of 8 800s in the same time period among my students.
Send me a student with two pencils, an SAT book (of my choosing) and a little smarts, and I'll get results that will affect his or her college acceptance list.
SAT Prep Became Fun
I watched my daughter gain critical SAT knowledge and build confidence. Edward was able to make studying for the SAT less of a chore. Dare I say, it almost became fun.Tracy, 9 lessons with Edward
Knowledgeable SAT Tutor
Edward is a very good tutor especially for the SAT. He makes sure that you understand the concept. Because of him, my son feels ready for the SAT. Edward introduces new concepts and shows tricks the SAT tries to use and he shows to my son how to get around them. I would recommend learning from him because Edward is very helpful and keeps the lessons very fun.Jackie, 11 lessons with Edward
The lessons my son took with Edward have given him newfound confidence when he goes to take the SAT when we return from vacation. It is no longer a scary test that ruins a Saturday. My son feels confident he will do well now that he knows and has practiced Edward’s strategies. I thought I would have to force him to take the lessons, but he asked me for more than I was originally planning on scheduling because he feels they are so valuable and he likes Edward!Lissa, 7 lessons with Edward
Above and Beyond
Edward goes above and beyond tutoring. He is very informative and makes lessons fun so you are not bored with the lessons. He breaks the material down so you understand what the question is asking. I am looking forward to taking the SAT and getting a better score with all of Edward's lessons. I would recommend him to anyone. A+ tutor!Amelia, 6 lessons with Edward
Edward gave several pointers that can help a good student with sound concepts improve their test taking skills, and achieve near perfect scores. His teaching style reflects his familiarity with the test patterns and he focuses on avoiding common pitfalls.Ram, 6 lessons with Edward
Amazing - gets kids who struggle.
My son has never liked any tutor nor found them helpful, but feels he is learning in a different and more meaningful way with Edward. He used to dread tutoring but that is not the case now. Really impressed.Susan, 12 lessons with Edward
I recommend him heartily and without hesitation. He's great at what he does.
Edward worked with my daughter on SAT prep primarily in math and demonstrated a remarkable approach that re-established her confidence. He got her to think differently about the math in a way that made it all make sense and she actually laughed at how easy the test was. With this confidence, she worked voluntarily, knowing she was improving. Edward understands the test and the mental state of his students and he guides them to a relaxed confidence about it. I recommend him heartily and without hesitation. He's great at what he does.Sigalit, 7 lessons with Edward
My son had his second lesson for the SAT prep. With just 2 classes with Edward I saw a significant confidence in my son. His teaching style is excellent and he is very good in analyzing. Excellent session!!Maha, 7 lessons with Edward
Patient, knowledgeable and humorous
First 2 lessons went really well. Helps with the practical and psychological aspects of SAT test taking. Looking forward to more lessons! He has a wealth of knowledge about the test.Julie, 6 lessons with Edward
Edward helped my son in 10th grade English. He was patient and knew the material. He came well prepared for the lesson and took the time to explain and oversee the corrections.Leena, 3 lessons with Edward
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