Top 100 Tutor|99th Percentile Scorer on SAT/ACT/GRE |10+ yrs Expertise
Top 100 Tutor|99th Percentile Scorer on SAT/ACT/GRE |10+ yrs Expertise
"Expert SAT tutor"
Nicolle, 13 lessons with Meeraj
Response time: 1 hour
**Full time Professional Tutor & Standardized Test Prep Specialist
**Ranked as one of Wyzant’s Top 100 Tutors Nationwide
**70+ Testimonials - more reviews than the combined staff at most tutoring centers
**Holder of 99th Percentile (Top 1%) Scores on the SAT, ACT, & GRE
**10+ years of experience with 10,000+ hours in 1-on-1 lessons, classes, & workshops
**State-of-the-art curriculum, featuring battle-tested techniques & high-yield approaches for every section & question type
Ten years ago, I taught my very first SAT class, substituting for a certified high school teacher & highly experienced test prep instructor. At the end, I overheard one student tell her friends as they left the room: "For the first time since I started this class, I actually get this stuff. I wish we had this new teacher earlier. Hope he stays." Her friends nodded in emphatic assent. From that moment, I have been hooked on teaching.
The best tutoring firms in NJ - Integrated Educational Services (IES), Summit Prep (formerly Ivy Plus), EMBRACE Tutoring - have recruited & hired me to teach students, train staff, develop curriculum, & design cutting-edge techniques to give our students a commanding lead. I have retained the best of these methods for my students, & most of these are unavailable anywhere else.
My results far outstrip industry standards. Given sufficient time/effort in preparation, test scores typically improve by 250 - 600 points on the Old SAT, 150 - 300 on the New SAT, 5 - 9 points on the ACT, & 6 - 20 points on the GRE. Many students have achieved perfect 800’s + 36’s on all sections of the SAT & ACT.
I regularly receive online tutoring requests from all corners of New Jersey & New York, & even have online tutoring requests from as far away as California, Hawaii, Dubai, & Bolivia.
Past students have received numerous scholarships & acceptances to such excellent institutions as NYU, Columbia, UMass, UMich, Johns Hopkins, William and Mary, Rutgers, Wesleyan, Northeastern, & many more.
1. SEE WHAT GENIUSES SEE - When students struggle with a task, a common complaint is that they “have no idea how to approach it”. They also assume that those who perform better have abilities beyond compare. In reality, however, top performers just have better strategies and a good idea of when to use them.
Consider tennis champions. Most people attribute their success to superhuman reflexes. However, these players simply spot clues that others miss (i.e. see their opponent's body mechanics), link them to a past scenario (predict where the ball will go based on past observations of such body mechanics), & match the scenario to the appropriate tactic (know where to stand & how to swing). In short, if they see X, they do Y.
My teaching style reduces to "If you see X, do Y”. I teach students to match concepts to clues and tactics to common scenarios, thereby putting an end to the days when they did not know how to “approach the question”. My students learn to see the same clues top-performers see, gaining a competitive edge.
2. ELIMINATE WEAKNESSES - When studying on their own, few students can actually improve their own performance. This is because they know where they struggle, but not how or why they go wrong. As a result, they cannot learn from their mistakes.
My sessions follow this structure: A) Identifying specific aspects of their performance to improve - i.e. setting up an equation, writing a stronger thesis; B) Teaching concrete, applicable, step-by-step strategies that produce the desired effect; C) Having them apply those strategies to fix their mistakes on their own, as proof of what they have learned; and D) Re-enforcing each lesson with targeted and deliberate practice.
**Risk-free trial lesson available - No charge UNLESS you wish to continue afterwards.
**DUE TO EXCESSIVE DEMAND, I AM NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE. (***Many who hesitated to try online lessons came to love the comfort & convenience so much, that it became their preferred way to meet***)
**Online tutoring uses a computer’s built-in camera/microphone & an interactive whiteboard (in your browser) on which we can write, draw, upload and mark-up documents, & anything else possible in a physical lesson.
**Hourly Rate is $125. Tests, books, work packets, & study plans FREE.
**24 notice of cancellation required to avoid fee.
VERDICT OF PARENTS & STUDENTS
“I took ACT lessons from Meeraj over July and August and took the September ACT. My composite score was a 35: English 36, Mathematics 35, Reading 34, Science 36. I really cannot thank Meeraj enough for all his tips, strategies, and encouragement. With his advice and lots and lots of practice, I raised my composite ACT score from a 29 to a 35 in just shy of 2 months. In particular, my ACT Reading and Science sections grew from 24 to 34 and 26 to 36 respectively. I'm very grateful for all of his help!” ~ Maggie Wang
“Meeraj tutored me for the ACT and SAT tests, and was definitely a key factor in helping me get a 1520 and 35, respectively. He gave me excellent advice on the reading/english sections, helping me get perfect scores on them for both tests. Since math is a weak spot for me, he helped considerably by giving me useful calculator programs and tips for some key questions. He was very professional during our meetings, and was very accommodating, offering to have Skype sessions if I was unable to come in…” ~ Jeremy Lister
***For more testimonials, please scroll past the star rating field. I can provide another 20+ testimonials from 2016 & 2017 alone (NOT posted here) upon our first meeting.***
Expert SAT tutor
After being tutored by Meeraj, my daughter's SAT score improved 230 points. In addition to his excellent tutoring, he assigned her homework each week specifically tailored to the areas where she needed improvement. He also recommended an SAT watch that helped her with time management. What I think makes Meeraj unique is that he is a specialist in SAT preparation and he knows the test inside and out. He is equally competent tutoring students in the math and reading/writing sections. We are very happy we chose him as our daughter's tutor.Nicolle, 13 lessons with Meeraj
Impressive SAT tutor
I chose Meeraj to be my son's SAT tutor based largely on reviews. And I must say he more than met my expectations. After tutoring for 8 1 hour sessions, 1 hour a week with assigned homework/ practice tests, my son scored over 1500 on his December SATs ( which is over 99th percentile) on his first try. The practice was focused on reading and grammar which were my son's weaker areas. Even after their first hour together, my son said he already learned some new reading strategies that could have helped him on his PSAT had we started a couple of weeks ago. I was impressed as my son tends to be a bit skeptical. I also felt that my son started being more serious about the upcoming SATS after spending time with Meeraj. I recommend Meeraj very highly. Best money I ever spent on my child's education.Olga, 9 lessons with Meeraj
My son is a high achieving student, and we wanted to make sure his SAT score reflected his potential to colleges. He took 5 lessons with Meeraj - 2 Grammar, 2 Reading, and 1 Math - and scored a 1560 out of 1600 on his SAT. I am very pleased with the result, and I strongly recommend using Meeraj's support and guidance to help your child reach their potential!Namrata, 5 lessons with Meeraj
Very professional ACT tutor
My daughter is in her junior year in high school and we planned for her to take the October ACT. She started out with a 28 on her first full-length ACT, but she wanted a much higher score. She met with Meeraj for an hour once a week every week starting at the end of August and leading into the October test. From the very first meeting, she felt that she got a lot out of each lesson and responded well to his strategies. Meeraj also was very professional and started the lessons immediately. He always assigned homework which targeted specific type of questions that she struggled with. With the help of Meeraj’s tutoring, she improved by 11 points on the English section and by 5 points on each of the other sections on the October ACT. This raised her overall score by a total of 6 points from a 28/36 to a 34/36, placing her in the 99th percentile. My daughter and I were very pleased with the result. She plans to take the ACT one more time in February (just to see if she can improve by another point or so), and we will definitely be reaching out to Meeraj again!Rubina, 10 lessons with Meeraj
This is the one
We have tried several English tutors in the past: local, remote, friend recommendation, web recommendation. My child was never impressed or motivated. I don’t know what magic Meerag plays in his first two lessons, she finally said he is great and would expect his class. Couldn’t be happier.Maryann, 13 lessons with Meeraj
Super Knowledgable, Kind, and Responsive Tutor!
Meeraj has been tutoring me for the GRE General Test for over two months now. Thanks to him I'm in the target GRE range for my speech-pathology graduate programs! He knows the "ins and outs" of this test, provides practice materials, and shares foolproof strategies for each of these topics! He helped me arrange a study plan according to my test date, listened to my needs, and checked in with me if some time had gone since our last session. It was great that he gave me homework because that motivated me to practice. I'm not sure how much practice I would have done on my own if I hadn't had him as a tutor. I heard about Wyzant through a family friend and found his profile, which I was very impressed with. I previously went to an academic tutoring center near my town, but was overall unimpressed by their lack of knowledge of the GRE and their teaching style. I wanted one tutor who could tutor me in each of the areas: quantitative, verbal, and writing. Meeraj can do it all! His strategies are KEY!! I tried learning with various apps and books on my own but nothing compares to having a qualified tutor in front of you(r screen) explaining tips/tricks/problem areas. I really appreciate that he cares about his students, tailors lessons to their needs, and answers texts/emails promptly! He had great flexibility in scheduling lesson times and I loved the convenience of our lessons being online! (I didn't feel like the virtuality of our lessons ever compromised my learning.) I definitely recommend Meeraj for his overall subject knowledge, test knowledge, caring personality, fantastic strategies, and finesse in teaching through Wyzant's online platform. Fantastic rate for all of you get!Jillian, 9 lessons with Meeraj
Incredible, Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor
Met with Meeraj to review SAT reading comprehension. He was very efficient and jumped right into the work. He knew what he was talking about and showed tips and tricks and how to approach a comprehension question. He was very patient and helpful and was able to give many useful strategies for how to answer the question correctly. Awesome tutor. Highly recommend!Maren , 15 lessons with Meeraj
Personalized, Strength Seeking, Weakness Attacking Tutor
I'm heading into my senior year and Meeraj has tutored me in the SAT since February 2017. Meeraj helped me greatly. In my first attempt I scored 670 on English and 770 on Math. Meeraj's lessons are completely personalized. He found my strengths ,and focused on those initially. Once I mastered what I was good at, Meeraj attacked my weaknesses. He's helped me greatly and upped my chances of gaining acceptance into a Tier 1 school. I'm taking the SAT a final time in August and fully expect my English score to improve. A 1500+ is in sight.John, 19 lessons with Meeraj
Great first lesson
My son is preparing for his first standardized test , we were very lost with the approach . We got books but did not know the strategy to follow . Meeraj put us at ease at the first meeting. He knows what needs to be done .Surdeep, 4 lessons with Meeraj
Helped raise GRE scores!
Meeraj helped me prepare for the GRE's and without his strategies, planning, study tips, and coaching I would not have been able to increase my GRE scores for both quantitative and verbal parts of the test. I came to Meeraj with very little confidence on how to tackle such an important exam and with very limited time to prepare for my following exam. Through his coaching I was able to come out of 5 weeks of tutoring with more confidence and knowledge about how to pace myself and tackle certain problems. Without these GRE strategies I would not have been able to obtain the 5-7 point increase I needed to apply to the graduate school programs I intended on applying to for a Masters in Speech Pathology. With Meeraj's help, the process of applying to grad school has become less of a burden because of the GRE score requirement for most schools. Currently I am waiting to hear back from programs such as Montclair, Temple, Columbia, and Adelphi University and none of that would have been possible without out Meeraj's help!Jessica, 4 lessons with Meeraj
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