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Zakiy G.

36 ACT/1580 SAT - Econ and Math Grad with 5 years Test Prep Experience

36 ACT/1580 SAT - Econ and Math Grad with 5 years Test Prep Experience

$79/hour

  • 506 hours tutoring

About Zakiy


Bio

Hi, there!

I'm a graduate of Amherst College where I studied math and economics while also earning a certificate in Culture, Health, and Science. In addition to my coursework, I spent time in the lab studying the impact of lead mining on adverse social outcomes in late 18th and early 19th century Scotland. I have a day job working on an early education startup and I volunteer as a reading specialist for underprivileged students in Southeast, DC.

I have 1000+ hours of experience working...

Hi, there!

I'm a graduate of Amherst College where I studied math and economics while also earning a certificate in Culture, Health, and Science. In addition to my coursework, I spent time in the lab studying the impact of lead mining on adverse social outcomes in late 18th and early 19th century Scotland. I have a day job working on an early education startup and I volunteer as a reading specialist for underprivileged students in Southeast, DC.

I have 1000+ hours of experience working with students on SAT and ACT prep for an elite test prep company and on Wyzant's platform. By applying my deep knowledge of test subject matter, common test-taker fallacies, and SAT/ACT design logic, I have seen many of my students make dramatic improvements in their scores and college acceptance chances.

I work with test takers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their secondary and high school careers. Currently available for online sessions. Please reach out with any inquiries - looking forward to working with you!

- Zakiy

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Personal Stats:

36 ACT
1580 SAT (800 M, 780 R/W)

Was named a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and completed 14 AP courses with scores of 5 in 11 of them.

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Recent Results:

G. in Arlington (2 hours of tutoring)
- improved ACT Reading from 24 to 33 (top 1%)
- improved ACT English from 25 to 29

T. in Arlington (18 hours of tutoring)
- improved from 26 to 33 (top 1%) on the ACT

E. in Oakton (26 hours of tutoring)
- improved from 1190 to 1530 (top 1%) on the SAT

O. in DC (30 hours of tutoring)
- improved from 1390 to 1550 (top 1%) on the SAT

N. in Ashburn (16 hours of tutoring)
- improved from 27 to 34 (top 1%) on the ACT

J. in Arlington (20 hours of tutoring)
- improved from 1330 to 1510 (top 1%) on the SAT


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Amherst College
Economics

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT English tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my English score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved his English score from 21 to 35 in only 2 months of tutoring.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Reading tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Reading score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Reading score from 27 to 35 in only 9 sessions.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Having worked with dozens of students on SAT Writing tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Writing score to the 99th percentile, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students.
SAT Reading

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have 1000+ hours in total experience teaching students how to ace the math section of the SAT. Having scored an 800 on the section myself, I have been able to translate my mastery of the subject into effective prep for my clients. Many of my students have made dramatic improvements, with some achieving perfect scores!
SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Math tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Math score from 31 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Math score from 26 to 32 in only 18 hours of tutoring.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have 1000+ hours in total experience teaching students how to ace the math section of the SAT. Having scored an 800 on the section myself, I have been able to translate my mastery of the subject into effective prep for my clients. Many of my students have made dramatic improvements, with some achieving perfect scores!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Science tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Science score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Science score from 25 to 35 in only 9 sessions.

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have 1000+ hours in total experience teaching students how to ace the math section of the SAT. Having scored an 800 on the section myself, I have been able to translate my mastery of the subject into effective prep for my clients. Many of my students have made dramatic improvements, with some achieving perfect scores!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT English tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my English score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved his English score from 21 to 35 in only 2 months of tutoring.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Math tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Math score from 31 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Math score from 26 to 32 in only 18 hours of tutoring.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Reading tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Reading score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Reading score from 27 to 35 in only 9 sessions.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Having worked with dozens of students on ACT Science tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Science score from 29 to 36, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students. One of my recent Wyzant clients improved her Science score from 25 to 35 in only 9 sessions.
PSAT,

PSAT

Having worked with dozens of students on SAT/PSAT tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to score well enough to become a finalist for National Merit honors and earn a $15,000 scholarship to Vanderbilt University. I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students, with a handful achieving National Merit Commended or Semifinalist status.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have 1000+ hours in total experience teaching students how to ace the math section of the SAT. Having scored an 800 on the section myself, I have been able to translate my mastery of the subject into effective prep for my clients. Many of my students have made dramatic improvements, with some achieving perfect scores!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Having worked with dozens of students on SAT Writing tutoring, I know that smart and targeted preparation makes all the difference. Back in high school, I managed to improve my Writing score to the 99th percentile, and I have since been able to deliver similarly impressive results to my students.
SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Zakiy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Prepared

Well prepared and patient. My daughter get's things accomplished during the session. It is interactive and productive. Zakiy is a great tutor. Well prepared and patient. My daughter get's things accomplished during the session. It is interactive and productive. Zakiy is a great tutor.

Carmela, 3 lessons with Zakiy

Very knowledgeable

Although it was an introductory session, he was very detailed and provided excellent tips and strategies. My daughter was very comfortable working with him and is looking forward to more sessions.

Felicia , 4 lessons with Zakiy

Flexible, helpful, and Talented

Zakiy has been so positive for my son. We were working on a goal for his SAT (which he took last weekend). My son came home from the test and said that he felt confident that he scored almost perfect on math (he said he knew every single question). Zakiy helped him gain confidence and prepare him for the parts of the SAT that he lacked in. Also during one lesson he needed help with Physics and Zakiy went out of his way to try to help. We will continue to use Zakiy when needed in the future. Thank you for being awesome!

Susan, 4 lessons with Zakiy

ACT Prep

Zakiy is a confident and enthusiastic tutor. My son felt good about his experience and looks forward to working with him further. I only wish we had more time as the test is less than 1 week away.

Lynn, 2 lessons with Zakiy

Positive Experience. Helpful Tutor

Strategies, and attention to areas of problem solving that I didn't think of before. This was a helpful and informative lesson. Zakiy knows the material well and has useful strategies. Thank you.

Carol, 2 lessons with Zakiy

Top-notch

From the moment he arrived in our home until the moment of his final departure two weeks later (it was a rush assignment), Zakiy was all business. No idea how our daughter did on the SAT, but the two of them worked very, very hard together over a dozen hours of tutoring.

Daniel, 6 lessons with Zakiy

Building confidence and calming nerves

My daughter reported that she feels more confident about taking the SAT’s because of the reassurance and test strategies that she learned during the past 6 weeks.

Shannon, 5 lessons with Zakiy

Great tutor

Zakiy was terrific in working with our son in getting ready for the ACT. He explained his approach, and worked through areas of weakness. Zakiy is also very responsive, highly organized, upbeat, and my son came home saying that he "learned a lot."

Aaron, 1 lesson with Zakiy

Wonderful tutor

Zakiy worked with my daughter to review the PSAT results. He did a great job with probing her with questions and explain how to solve various problems. We are planning to use his support again. Highly recommended tutor!!!

Nino, 1 lesson with Zakiy
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Response time: 21 minutes