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Ari F.

Expert SAT and ACT Tutoring by former SAT Classroom Instructor

Expert SAT and ACT Tutoring by former SAT Classroom Instructor

$165/hour

  • 732 hours tutoring

  • Teaneck, NJ 07666

"Ari is amazing!"

Gerard, 7 lessons with Ari

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About Ari


Bio

I'm exclusively an SAT/ACT tutor. I provide value to parents by consistently outperforming even the highest-priced tutors.

I draw on both years of experience as a course instructor for a premier test prep company and my background in cognitive psychology to personalize my approach for each new student. I weave cutting-edge test-taking strategies into individualized lessons. With every student, I begin by carefully observing how the student naturally proceeds as a test-taker. I then tailor my...

I'm exclusively an SAT/ACT tutor. I provide value to parents by consistently outperforming even the highest-priced tutors.

I draw on both years of experience as a course instructor for a premier test prep company and my background in cognitive psychology to personalize my approach for each new student. I weave cutting-edge test-taking strategies into individualized lessons. With every student, I begin by carefully observing how the student naturally proceeds as a test-taker. I then tailor my instruction toward my student's strengths, making sure that each student feels challenged yet motivated.

I have a strong track record of success: I've tutored some students toward perfect SAT 800's/ACT 36's and others out of trouble-zones into respectability. Whether a student is intellectually gifted or requires specialized instruction, I always proceed at a pace and in a style that instills confidence. My students like me, but they also realize that I hold them to a high degree of excellence: I expect their best.

In addition to providing effective tutoring, I coordinate weekend morning practice exams to ensure that my students practice their new skills in a simulated test day environment: a weekend morning classroom surrounded by unfamiliar students. Real-time feedback is vital for assessing where students are improving and where they need to reexamine their strategy. As a tutor, it's important to have a sober picture of where my students are.

As for my background, I have a master's degree in psychology, and when I am not dedicating myself toward my students' test day success, I am working toward a second master's in statistics.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $165
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 17 miles of Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I have experience teaching the GRE.

Computer

SPSS

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I'm currently in a M.S. Statistics program. I tutor all levels of high school statistics, including AP statistics as well as some college level statistics.
SPSS

English

ACT English,

ACT English

My students improve most consistently on ACT English thanks to a teaching method I developed that ensures functional knowledge of ACT grammar and writing concepts. I discovered early on that theoretical knowledge does not translate to ACT English performance. Briefly, by explaining the concepts in practical terms but only when students make errors, I've found that I am able to instill functional abilities: Students are able to immediately recognize and correct the errors that the ACT presents.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

ACT Reading is a very difficult section. They only way to improve ACT Reading scores meaningfully and consistently is to teach students to become stronger readers. Strong reading comprehension begins not by understanding sentences, but rather by thinking about paragraphs. Most students do not learn or discover this naturally, but require assisted guidance. Effective critical reading should feel different.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Many students dread the SAT Reading section. They feel it is murky and inexact. What my students come to learn is that strong SAT Reading follow strong critical reading skills. I grow students' reading ability by teaching test specific annotation techniques. Guided annotation allows them to break their "casual reading" habits and meaningfully improve their scores
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The Writing Section is tough even for students who are good writers. Some students are naturally able to identify problematic phrases, but for most, they must learn the specific techniques for the Writing Section. More than any other SAT section, the SAT Writing Section is the most learnable and the easiest to improve.
Writing

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get SAT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Many students dread the SAT Reading section. They feel it is murky and inexact. What my students come to learn is that strong SAT Reading follow strong critical reading skills. I grow students' reading ability by teaching test specific annotation techniques. Guided annotation allows them to break their "casual reading" habits and meaningfully improve their scores
Statistics,

Statistics

I'm currently in a M.S. Statistics program. I tutor all levels of high school statistics, including AP statistics as well as some college level statistics.
Algebra 1, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get ACT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get SAT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
Statistics,

Statistics

I'm currently in a M.S. Statistics program. I tutor all levels of high school statistics, including AP statistics as well as some college level statistics.
Algebra 1, SPSS

Most Popular

Statistics,

Statistics

I'm currently in a M.S. Statistics program. I tutor all levels of high school statistics, including AP statistics as well as some college level statistics.
Algebra 1, Writing

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have a Master's in Psychology, which provides me with a thorough understanding of the challenges (and gifts!) associated with Aspergers and autism as well as the ways in which to approach tutoring these individuals. I have tutored students across the spectrum.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have a Master's in Psychology, which provides me with a thorough understanding of many of the unique challenges of special needs students as well as ways to work with the strengths of these students.

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get SAT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
Statistics,

Statistics

I'm currently in a M.S. Statistics program. I tutor all levels of high school statistics, including AP statistics as well as some college level statistics.
Algebra 1, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

My students improve most consistently on ACT English thanks to a teaching method I developed that ensures functional knowledge of ACT grammar and writing concepts. I discovered early on that theoretical knowledge does not translate to ACT English performance. Briefly, by explaining the concepts in practical terms but only when students make errors, I've found that I am able to instill functional abilities: Students are able to immediately recognize and correct the errors that the ACT presents.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get ACT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

ACT Reading is a very difficult section. They only way to improve ACT Reading scores meaningfully and consistently is to teach students to become stronger readers. Strong reading comprehension begins not by understanding sentences, but rather by thinking about paragraphs. Most students do not learn or discover this naturally, but require assisted guidance. Effective critical reading should feel different.
GRE,

GRE

I have experience teaching the GRE.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken graduate level statistics courses, giving me the necessary framework and expertise. That said, strong math instruction comes from meeting a student at his or her level of ability and comfort. First and foremost, I focus on practical knowledge: I want my students to get SAT Math questions right. But I always keep an eye out for where I can develop the student as a mathematician -- not just a test-taking automaton.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Many students dread the SAT Reading section. They feel it is murky and inexact. What my students come to learn is that strong SAT Reading follow strong critical reading skills. I grow students' reading ability by teaching test specific annotation techniques. Guided annotation allows them to break their "casual reading" habits and meaningfully improve their scores
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The Writing Section is tough even for students who are good writers. Some students are naturally able to identify problematic phrases, but for most, they must learn the specific techniques for the Writing Section. More than any other SAT section, the SAT Writing Section is the most learnable and the easiest to improve.
ACT Science

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient Tutor!

If you do the work, you will get results! My daughter does not have a lot of confidence in test taking. The preparation and guidance from Ari is definitely helping her to build her confidence.

Denise, 5 lessons with Ari

So glad we found Ari

Ari has been superb for my daughter... He relates so well to kids and is patient, understanding and clearly extremely knowledgeable; his expertise is very confidence inspiring. He has made an unpleasant experience (what teenager likes studying for standardized tests?) as palatable as possible.

Stephanie, 9 lessons with Ari

Patient and analytical

Ari related to my son well and knew what areas to focus on for him. We don't have his results backbyet, but if the practice tests are a good indication, I would expect him to pick up 100 points on math.

Jonathan, 8 lessons with Ari

Dedicated Tutor

Ari takes his tutoring above and beyond what other tutors do. He takes a strong interest in making sure his students succeed.

Ron, 6 lessons with Ari

Engaging

Ari is able to engage his students and keep them focused on material presented. He also let's them know activities outside of school are good, too. He is a great tutor.

Andrea, 16 lessons with Ari

Can find an approach to a rough around the edges teen

My son is 13 and while he is pretty smart has been difficult lately with complaints from teachers and coaches about how he holds himself. I was worried if my son would listen and establish a good enough connection with a tutor for it to be a good productive experience for both of them. Ari managed to get my son to talk and open up more than anyone else, including his therapist. So Ari certainly has a good way to approach a teen and make him participate and focus on work.

Olga, 9 lessons with Ari

Great tutor, always reachable, always willing to discuss progress

Ari is very patient yet thorough with my daughter. My only regret is not having met him sooner this school year.

Samantha, 6 lessons with Ari

Great tutor, who is effective and reliable

Ari is a great tutor who does not waste the student's time and cuts straight to the heart of what needs to be learned and practiced. He is easy to get along with and always reachable and reliable. Having Ari tutoring him helped my son stay focused and willing to put the effort into improving his SAT score.

Allen, 7 lessons with Ari

Wonderful tutor

I was very skeptical about hiring a tutor. Many people told me that there was no way to study for the SAT. Ari's profile sounded perfect. He had worked in tutoring and in actual testing companies for many years. After just one session, my son went up 150 points overall on his practice SAT including 100 points in critical reading, which was the only section that they had reviewed. Ari is very flexible with lesson times, offers additional hours of free proctored test time at his house and shows up right on time! He is a wonderful tutor, and due to their similar personalities as well as career aspirations, is serving to be a mentor for my son as well.

YakovElise, 4 lessons with Ari

$165/hour

Ari F.

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