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Christopher A.

Christopher A.

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I have helped dozens of students over the last eight years improve their SAT scores dramatically. There are clear types of questions the math section of the SAT repeatedly asks. The first step to mastering the test is to know how to do each type, the next and most often neglected step is to know how to do each type with ease and the last step is to be able to quickly recognize each type and apply the techniques necessary for solving them. My method for achieving this is to explain the concepts multiple ways to find the one that makes most sense to the student. Then I have students repeatedly do each type until they become commonplace. Last, I have them do as many practice tests as possible so they learn to apply the concepts utilizing time management. By repeating each question type rather than doing one and moving one I ensure that the concept sticks in the student's mind. By repeatedly taking practice tests students earn the confidence they need on testing day to perform their best.
$40
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Natalie

Natalie

4.9(26)
SAT test prep, when done right, can be very rewarding. I helped one student raise her composite SAT score by over 100 points after just 8 lessons, while another raised his composite SAT score by 100 points after just 5 lessons! With my support, everyone can reach different heights of success and reach their score goals. I've been tutoring SAT prep for over 12 years and have helped countless students with all sections of the test. For SAT Math, students work with me on practice sets and practice tests so they can learn how to dissect problems in a quick, practical way and find the right answers. Their time management and test-taking skills improve through regular test prep as they master how to navigate both the calculator and no-calculator sections. For the SAT Reading section, I show them exactly how to break down the material in each passage into plain English, interpret the questions as simple directions, and use the best strategies to find the correct answers. We also review the passage categories and key question types for each category. Throughout our lessons, students constantly work on practice material to exercise their analytical thinking skills and improve their reading comprehension. Last but not least, the SAT Writing/Language section expects students to understand basic grammar rules and writing mechanics. Prep includes a review of correct sentence structure, organization, word and grammar usage, and paragraph development. I help students find repeating mistakes, understand those mistakes, and avoid future mistakes through regular drills and practice.
$90
/60 mins
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My son was scheduled for the end of the school year Regents Algebra 1 the next day after we hired Chris on this platform. Chris was an excellent tutor and very experienced. He did the handholding pati

Shawn (SAT lessons with Christopher A.)

I hired Matt based on positive reviews. What a great choice! My daughter had taken the SAT 3 times before contacting Matt. She was 30 points away from qualifying for a  substantial scholarship. With

Robert (SAT lessons with Matthew H.)

Matt really helped me improve both my SAT and my AC T test scores. His explanations were clear and I thought that I learned quite a lot when I had him as a tutor.

Emily (SAT lessons with Matthew H.)

She is so awesome. I took SAT lessons and my score improved 300 points... way better than I could have dreamed. Got into my first choice college. She gives great advice and everything. Love her.

Britney (SAT lessons with Katrina Z.)

My son was scheduled for the end of the school year Regents Algebra 1 the next day after we hired Chris on this platform. Chris was an excellent tutor and very experienced. He did the handholding pati

Shawn (SAT lessons with Christopher A.)

I hired Matt based on positive reviews. What a great choice! My daughter had taken the SAT 3 times before contacting Matt. She was 30 points away from qualifying for a  substantial scholarship. With

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