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Gowri G.

Las Cruces, NM

$30/hour

SAT Tutoring- Critical Reading and Writing Strategies

5.0 average from 6 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Joseph, Bayside, NY on 6/27/16

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Drexel University
Biology

Education

Drexel University (Biology)

About Gowri

I took the SAT in 2011 scoring 2210 (Critical Reading: 740, Math: 720, Writing: 750). However, I prepared immensely for this exam bringing my score up from the 1600 range. With English as a second language, I understand that not everyone has the same proficiency and even cultural background to succeed in the critical reading section. Some students simply have an instinct for this section that allows them to score effortlessly. However, it is possible to improve even if you haven’t been reading the New York Times since middle school. I disagree with the CollegeBoard philosophy that the SAT requires lifelong learning and that short term studying cannot drastically improve your score. I am proof that this is garbage. The SAT is all about test taking strategies so the more you know, the higher you score… simple!

My method aims to make the critical reading section as easy as possible. Rather than getting bogged down from writing outlines and finding the “author’s voice” as some test companies suggest, I teach you how to cut out the clutter and focus on the relevant information you need to answer the question. So, rather than second guessing yourself or freaking out, you can make a confident decision on every answer choice. My tutoring if focused on teaching SAT critical reading and writing strategies that work.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Drexel University. I will be starting medical school in the Fall.

I scored 740 in the critical reading section and 750 in the writing section of the SAT. However, this was all through determination, hard work and the use of effective strategies. Having spent so much time on these sections, I want to help other students get past this completely manageable hurdle.

Contact me of you are dedicated to improving your critical reading and writing score!
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5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Las Cruces, NM 88003

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Joseph, Bayside, NY on 6/27/16

"Insightful tutor"

- Casey, Mount Holly, NJ on 5/6/16
Science:
Biology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Drexel University
Biology

Education

Drexel University (Biology)

Excellent Tutor! — Gowri assisted my children with SAT Prep and biology homework. The information provided was very helpful in that it filled many gaps in their study program. We could tell the lesson preparation was excellent because it was easy to understand for them the first time the information was presented. The children were comfortable with the lessons provided and their interest was kept high throughout t ...

— Joseph, Bayside, NY on 6/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gowri will travel within 20 miles of Las Cruces, NM 88003.