5-Star Test Prep Expert: GMAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE / Brown alum
5-Star Test Prep Expert: GMAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE / Brown alum
** Thanks to the amazing power of technology, I am able to work with top students from all over the world through online lessons. I am nearing full capacity for fall 2019 students, so I request that all new students reach out in advance if interested in booking a weekly time-slot. Due to my style of teaching, the personalized curricula I design, and the amount of homework I assign in between lessons, I am not the best fit for students looking for last minute test prep. Thank you for...
** Thanks to the amazing power of technology, I am able to work with top students from all over the world through online lessons. I am nearing full capacity for fall 2019 students, so I request that all new students reach out in advance if interested in booking a weekly time-slot. Due to my style of teaching, the personalized curricula I design, and the amount of homework I assign in between lessons, I am not the best fit for students looking for last minute test prep. Thank you for understanding! **
Hello, parents and students! I'm Lauren, and you can think of me more as a private teacher / personal test trainer than as a tutor.
* Am I The Right Tutor For You? *
Many parents come to me after trying out other tutors and not seeing the results they were hoping for. I am the tutor for you if:
1) You are looking to make a huge jump — for example, from a 450 to 710 on the GMAT, or a 21 to 32 on the ACT.
2) You are a high-achieving student aiming for the Ivy League and looking to go from the 90th percentile to 99th percentile.
3) You looking to optimize every spare minute you have, while balancing a full course-load and extracurriculars, or holding a full-time job. (I work with many top student athletes and successful professionals preparing for the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT.)
* Why I Teach *
Tutoring is not just a job to me — it is my passion. I chose this industry because I absolutely love working 1-on-1 with students. I connect and relate with each of my students, instill confidence in them, and teach them the skills to succeed. I am often the first person my students text when they receive their scores and admissions letters.
I also know that conquering the psychological barriers standardized tests impose is often equivalent to, if not harder than, mastering the subject matter. Like many of my students, I was a very anxious test-taker, and I help my students work through these anxieties so that they can show their true potential on test day.
* All-Inclusive Rate *
I only bill for time spent in sessions. I do not bill for the many hours I spend outside of sessions, offering text support and creating lesson plans.
When I work with students, I create individualized curricula, track their progress and strengths/weaknesses, suggest the best materials, create study schedules and timetables for testing and retesting, work on pacing and test strategy, and so much more. I even code customized calculator programs for my ACT and SAT students.
I optimize time spent both in and out of sessions, so that my students see the best results in the shortest amount of time. I commit to tutoring full-time, only work with a select number of students at once, and am available round the clock to provide the best support out there for my students.
* About Me: *
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown in 2011, and in the top 10% of my class from a top private school in Northern NJ, where I took a combined AP / IB curriculum. I have been a professional academic and test prep tutor for the past decade, both privately and through a top test prep company, and I have worked with over 200 students. My specialties include GMAT, LSAT, GRE, ACT and SAT prep.
When I'm not tutoring or preparing lessons, I spend my time training for the New York Marathon, working on my young adult novel, and trying out new recipes.
* Recent Results: *
1. ACT Student: 27 to 34, 12 hours of tutoring over 8 weeks. Great example of a student who completed all homework assigned (8 full practice tests and 15 full math sections) and saw amazing results in a short time period!
2. ACT Student: 29 to 34, 15 hours of tutoring over 12 weeks
3. SAT Student: 1050 to 1280
4. ACT Student: Perfect score, 36, admitted to UVA
5. ACT Student: 32 to 35, admitted to Brown
6. ACT Student: 29 to 34, admitted to Middlebury
7. ACT / College Essay Student: 21 to 32, admitted to NYU Stern
8. ACT / College Essay Student: 19 to 28, admitted ED to Boston University
9. Volunteer College Essay Help (through UStrive): Admitted to Brown
Graduate School / Adults:
1. GMAT Student: 450 to 710 (20 hours of sessions, 2 months of full-time studying)
2. GMAT Student: 650 to 730 (12 hours of sessions, 1 month of full-time studying)
3. GMAT / Business School Application Student: 550 to 680, admitted to his two top choice top ten B schools (one with a 65k scholarship)
4. GMAT Student: 580 to 720
5. GMAT / Executive MBA Application Student: 500 to 610, admitted to her top choice, Columbia
6. Columbia General Studies Admission Exam / Application Student: Admitted to Columbia, (GSAE scores are not released)
7. LSAT Student: 136 to 155
8. LSAT Student: 142 to 156
9. GRE Student: 290 to 312
* My Scores: *
I have achieved scores in the 99th percentile for all exams I teach, including the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math and Spanish Subject Tests, AP US and AP BC Calculus.
* To learn more: *
Please scroll down to read what my students have said about me. Feel free to message me to schedule a free phone consultation. I hope to hear from you soon!
Encouraging, knowledgeable and patient tutor!
I am so grateful to have found Lauren. She is an incredible tutor. She is organized, smart, encouraging and beyond helpful. I am a 26-year-old applying to college for the first time. Lauren has helped me prepare for the reading/writing portion of the SAT’s but also with my entire application. I was very intimated with the application process until I met Lauren. Her knowledge and experience along with her tutoring skills have been life saving for me. I could not recommend her more!Emily, 3 lessons with Lauren
Amazing and Friendly Teacher
Lauren’s help has been invaluable to me on my pathway to college. Her unique practice test based approach to teaching has allowed me to improve my overall ACT score by 5 points (29 to 34) and my subscores by up by 8 points (28 to 36 in math).Philippe, 25 lessons with Lauren
Lauren’s ability to teach Math is extraordinary. My daughter is finally understanding concepts that she struggled with for years! If you want the best, she’s it. So far, she is worth every penny. My daughter actually looks forward to her sessions.Kerri, 5 lessons with LaurenTutor responded:
Thank you so much, Kerri! Your daughter is such a delight to work with, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together.
Lauren was able to assist my daughter with ACT preparation so much so that her score increased by 10 pointsJANINE, 49 lessons with LaurenTutor responded:
Sydney has been such an amazing student to work with - bright, hardworking, and so kind. She completed every assignment I gave her, and her hard work showed in her amazing ACT score. Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with her!
Proactive and thoughtful!
Lauren has been a huge help for me as I prepare my application for a EMBA program. She gives me enough confidence to fly on my own but provides support when necessary.Sandra, 15 lessons with Lauren
Helpful SAT preparation
Lauren was very professional, well-prepared and knowledgeable. Lauren was also very easy to schedule with and proposed good solutions for meeting for lesson. My daughter who is studying for PSAT/SAT found her lesson to be extremely helpful!Jun, 1 lesson with Lauren
Stands out from all other tutors - a true expert in her field!
Lauren is a real expert when it comes to the new SAT. Samantha had worked with a few other tutors who didn't seem to know the main differences between the old and new SAT and how the test had changed. Lauren is the first true professional we have worked with, and it is obvious from the first phone call that she is different from other tutors. Lauren came in prepared, having already reviewed Samantha's PSAT score report and a practice test she completed in advance. She had created a lesson plan for Samantha that targeted the areas Samantha was weakest in. Lauren was immediately able to figure out Samantha's weaknesses and explain math concepts to her in a smart and empathetic way. This is the first time Samantha has ever raved to me about a tutor, and she is actually looking forward to studying the SAT now!Lily, 3 lessons with Lauren
Super Experienced, Prepared and Professional
From our first call with Lauren to set up our son's first SAT prep session, we were blown away by her advance preparations. She asked the right questions which gave her the info she needed to hit the ground running. After just one lesson, our son feels more confident. He said the two hour lesson flew by and that he learned a lot. We are fans! Thank you Lauren!Nancy, 1 lesson with Lauren
Lauren is fabulous! Not only is she extremely patient and flexible, she has a no nonsense approach for achieving the desired results a student needs and outlining easy steps to follow.Mary, 1 lesson with Lauren
Excellent SAT tutor
She explained everything clearly, made sure each concept was understood before moving on to the next and she's very personable.Bianca, 21 lessons with Lauren
Response time: 3 hours