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Marwa A.

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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches High School, College
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Marwa A.

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I have 6 years experience in teaching test preparation courses, SAT is one of these courses

About Marwa

I am currently a math teacher. I teach Algebra I&II, Geometry and pre-calculus at the high school level. I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, master degree in engineering management and master degree in education leadership. I am certified Math teacher 7-12 and Arabic language k-12.

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Donna B.
Donna3 minutes agoThank you Marwa for all you help in understanding Statistics. This is not an easy course for me as Math is my least favorite subject. It takes patience and no judgement to help others. I appreciate your guidance and encouragement during each lesson!

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Jane
My grandson was having difficulty with beginning Algebra, until Marwa began
tutoring him. Within 2 weeks, he gained confidence and his grades went from
F to A. Marwa gave him the support and skills he needed to tackle this subject
and move forward. My grandson tells me often how he appreciates Marwa and
the hours she spends with him weekly.She really cares about her students and
wants them to do well. She's very smart, considerate and patient.She
understands teens and their learning styles.

Janalee C.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Janalee C.

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About Janalee

I am heavily invested in helping the student meet their potential and then pushing that threshold.

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Tammy C.
Great!! She does a great job with breaking down information to make it easier to understand and learn the content. She wants you to be successful in learning the material. If there is something you do not understand,she will go over it until you comprehend the information. Janalee is a true teacher because she is very patient and understanding when it comes to your learning style.
Edward
I must say Janalee is a phenomenal tutor. Her lesson plans are well structured and well thought out. Before studying under her tutelage , I was extremely nervous about taking my GRE. Not only did I pass my exam, I surpassed my own expectations.

Thank you Janalee, you played a pivotal role of my success !!!!
Nicole A.
I like that she get's straight to the point and her hours are extremely flexible. Janalee has helped me master all subject areas of the NCLEX and in the past she has helped me brush up on the mathematics logic section of the GRE
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Rebecca H.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • BA English from Yale University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches High School
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Rebecca H.

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I work with students on SAT Reading, SAT Writing & Language and Essay. Students that work with me should expect significant improvement in one session.

For Reading, I teach time management, reading strategies and the appropriate way to search for the correct answers. For W/L, time management is key, as is an understanding as to how to approach this section. Knowledge of grammar (I teach this) is critical to this section, but so is reading.

I work with students and teach them how to decipher the passage for the Essay and how to write a five paragraph essay in the short time frame that will score well.

About Rebecca

Hi-I have been working with students for more than five years-mostly face to face but have recently moved to online lessons. I believe that each student I work with has the potential to achieve greatness. If they are preparing for the ACTs/SATs, I make sure that my students know that these tests ar

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Catherine
I can't say enough about the knowledge and support Rebecca provided for my daughter while preparing for college exams. Rebecca offered test insights and clues to breakdown difficult passages and tricky answers - boosting my daughter's scores significantly! Happy to share that my daughter is accepted by her first choice college. Rebecca is professional, tenacious, positive and a joy to work with. Wish I could give her 10 stars!
Andrew
Very helpful, nice, and professional!
Mario
Becky was a tremendous help to my twin boys when it came to SAT prep. With her guidance and teaching, both scored over 1500 on their SATs. Their English scores were above 750, highly recommended!!!
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Leona K.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $250
  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaches Middle School, High School
  • Teaching since 2001
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Leona K.

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I've been teaching SAT preparation for 10 years and my students have increased their SAT scores over 500 points from their initial scores.

I create a personalized daily syllabus that caters to each student's individual strengths and weakness, and check in with my students daily to make sure that they are completing their homework assignments and have no questions.

My program is rigorous and demanding, but leads to significantly higher scores very quickly. I do not give my students a chance to slack off or to stop doing their homework assignments because students are required to enter when they have completed their homework assignments, their scores, and their vocabulary words daily through a virtual tracking system that I have created.

I provide a book list including Collegeboard and Kaplan books, though can work with whatever books students already have. I incorporate technology to keep students engaged.

I can't wait to begin!

About Leona

Leona K. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Leona has been tutoring students of all ages in academic subjects, test preparation, and violin instruction for over 14 years, since 2001. One of Leona's elementary school students who started lessons with poor grades was n

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Alisa
Amazing so far!
Gabriel
Leona is an exceptional teacher. From the very beginning of our lesson she made me feel comfortable with getting to the root cause of the mistakes that I’ve made on past GRE exams. She is easy to work with and didn’t waste a moment of our time. I felt relaxed and the content that I was shaky on before we started the lesson was made clear and I feel more confident than I’ve ever felt in answer the specific questions we went over, which were quite a few. Extremely grateful. I’m also happy that she assigned homework before our next lesson. It really helps gauge progress. Excellent teacher!
Matthew H.
Leona has been my life coach for several sessions now and I could not more highly recommend her. Depending on what information she is given beforehand, she will research the situation of the particular student (what career field they are considering for example) and bring what she has learned to the session. She then will listen intently to the student to find out what they want and what is most important to them. After that she will make excellent recommendations designed to maximize the chance that the student will succeed. After having several sessions with her, I can confidently say that every piece of advice she gives leads to a positive outcome if followed. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Fiona K.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
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Fiona K.

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I will work with you to strengthen your knowledge foundation and teach you techniques to enhance your test-taking performance.

About Fiona

I view teaching/education as my calling, by that I mean it is a profession that deserves life-time effort and dedication. I ascribe who I am and what I have accomplished to my parents and all my teachers. They instilled knowledge, the skill to learn, and the moral compass in me, which transformed m

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Poojaa A.
Highly unprofessional. Doesn’t know the subject well didn’t help my son at all. Not accommodating with the student’s schedule. Pls don’t waste money with her as your teacher.
Angela C.
I enjoy having Fiona as a tutor for both chemistry and geometry. She is kind and makes the material easier to understand. Also, she is patient and takes her time in explaining the concepts to me, step by step. I love how she types some parts of the problems in the chat box. ~Genesis C.
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Saad H.

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  • Master of Music, Composition from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Saad H.

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I am well versed in the SAT and look forward to help you achieve your goals on this exam. I scored in the 99th percentile and could help you improve your score.

About Saad

Saad is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic music who achieves a “remarkable fusion of idioms” (New York Times), most notably in his work exploring the disparate qualities inherent in Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition. His music delves into that relati

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Ethan
I started with Saad at a music camp upstate I was attending and of which he was composition faculty. Having taken plenty of music theory in the past but no formal composition, I didn’t know what to expect. First off, Saad’s manner couldn’t have been more calming or inviting from the very beginning, and that really built a great rapport between us and allowed me to do my best work. Secondly, based on my accounts of my past training, it took little time for Saad to identify what were my strengths and what we needed to study in order to ensure my best compositional outputs. We studied invertible counterpoint, a complex subject fundamental to nearly all forms of advanced classical counterpoint. Saad made the subject really approachable through intricate but understandable explanations of different concepts and provided really illustrative examples of each concept. Even a year after those several weeks of study, in which I have hardly written nearly the number of contrapuntal exercises as I did in the weeks during and after Saad’s tutelage, I still find canon and fugue writing to be doable and even fun, testament to how I was able to hold on to Saad’s teachings even long after working with him. I couldn’t recommend Saad’s abilities and qualities higher to anyone wishing to take composition lessons, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that he is an accomplished, experienced, fascinating, and highly-sought-after composer in his own right. Even after working with dozens of different teachers in different musical disciplines, I have found my studies with Saad to be among the absolute most rewarding.
Sam B.
Saad was able to guide me into directions in my compositions I wouldn’t have thought would be possible otherwise. I recommend him highly as he pushed me to work as hard as I could on my pieces, while at the same time highlighting pertinent contemporary repertoire in our lessons.
Luke
Such a patient knowledgeable tutor who really cares about his students’ progress and goes above and beyond to nurture their musical growth

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The average cost of 60-minute SAT lessons is $91. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $255 per hour.
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"Aleksander helped my son prepare for Regents Exams in Math (Algebra, Geometry and Trig.), English and SAT. The results were spectacular. He graduated high school with 98% average in Math and English. He scored above 1500 on the SAT and was accepted into a school of his choice with a scholarship. Aleksander guided us through with college application process, helped fill out FAFSA, and helped my son select a major he is happy with. Great instructor! Great person!"
Marina Grekova
Took SAT lessons from Aleksander R.
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"I really learned a lot from Daniel. He clearly knows a lot about the topics he tutors in, and knows how to explain it in a way that's easy to understand. His demeanor was calm and is very easy to talk to!"
Isabel S.
Took SAT lessons from Daniel F.
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"He helped me a lot and patiently made sure I understood everything. The best math teacher you will ever have."
Lucas
Took SAT lessons from Mena H.
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"Aalok Shah's in depth knowledge of admission testing, coupled with his easy demeanor, made all the difference for our son as he prepped for the college process. In addition to advising our son on the proper material to study, Aalok taught him to strategically tackle each section and manage his question answering time accordingly. He set up realistic weekly goals for our son to meet as well as providing many study guides and materials for his reference. We found Aalok’s advice on college planning extremely useful and he was always readily available to answer any questions that we had. Aalok’s calm and encouraging personality eased the stress surrounding standardized testing. This fall, our son will join the Rutgers University inaugural Honors College Class of 2019 with a full tuition, room & board scholarship worth $102,400. We are extremely grateful to Aalok for the integral role he played in making this happen. We cannot recommend Aalok highly enough to any family who is embarking on the college pathway."
Peter and Kathy G.
Took SAT lessons from Aalok S.
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"Mena has been tutoring my son on the SAT math and he is an expert with great experience and methods and also very passionate in helping my son to improve the skill and scores. With his tutoring, my son has made good progress and improve both his skill and confidence in the SAT math test. Thank you very much!"
Jasmen
Took SAT lessons from Mena H.
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"Md was prompt and knowledgeable. Very pleasant to work with. He offered good suggestions and gave realistic, positive feedback. Definitely will use again considering him."
Adrian
Took SAT lessons from Akib A.
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"Akib is very patient and connected well with my daughter Ashley! The first lesson went very well."
Ashley
Took SAT lessons from Akib A.
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"Matthew explained his approach to coaching and the plan so we were able to make an educated choice on the best tutor for our son. Matthew was responsive, organized and worked very well with our son. He communicated directly with our son and cc:ed me so that I was aware of the plan and f/u. His scores did improve on the SAT and we were pleased with the investment."
Carroll
Took SAT lessons from Matthew H.
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"Daniel has been very responsive and accommodating with my son's crazy schedule. He does a good job with SAT prep!"
Maria
Took SAT lessons from Daniel F.
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"Perfect teacher, with shortcuts and fun"
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Took SAT lessons from Leni B.
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About Sat

A standardized test widely used for college admissions, the SAT tests the skills students acquire in high school. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior years of high school, when they begin applying for college admissions. It's never too early to start preparing for one of the most important exams students ever take. 

Most guidelines recommend an absolute minimum of 10 hours preparation prior to taking the SAT. Moderate study schedules hover around 40 hours of study time, and super-charged schedules at about 100 hours. The soon you start, the better prepared you'll be. Whether you have 10 or 100 hours to study, you'll get the most out of your time working with a private SAT teacher. 

Why Sign Up for SAT Prep Classes?

In order to achieve high scores and competitive college applications, high school students should start preparing as soon as possible. In SAT classes for children, students learn to overcome test anxiety and gain confidence. They'll learn how to take the test, practice working through SAT-like questions, and vastly improve their scores. 

In addition, SAT classes for adults can be quite beneficial for non-traditional students applying to undergraduate programs. Although some colleges waive the SAT requirements for non-traditional students, some still require all applicants to take the exams. Even if your college of choice doesn't require the SAT for adult admissions, they might still require it for financial aid qualification. Taking an SAT prep course will get you back into the test-taking mode and help ensure you get a respectable score. 

The Best Way to Get SAT Help and What You'll Study in Lessons

Although you can find plenty of free SAT lessons online, the best way to prepare for the test is by studying with a private SAT teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive individualized instruction and your teacher's undivided attention — two benefits that simply aren't possible when watching online videos or studying in a larger class setting. In private lessons, over students come challenges and improve their scores fast. 

Plus, every private SAT prep course is different. Tutors customize each class to meet each student's needs and preferred learning style. With personalized course content and syllabi, students can focus on the subjects that need the most improvement and work on a timeline scheduled to prepare for a specific test date. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner SAT Preparation

During the beginning of your SAT preparation, your teacher will have you take an initial practice test to establish a baseline and reasonable goals, depending on the amount of time you have together. You'll then begin working on strategies to improve the areas which need the most progress. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Take your first practice test to establish a baseline score
  • Set a goal for your target SAT scores
  • Identify subjects that need the most improvement
  • Introduction to strategies for SAT success

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate SAT Preparation

More familiar with the SAT, you'll practice strategies to improve you scores. You'll also work on test-taking skills. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Lessons in SAT-based reading, writing, no-calculator math, calculator math, and optional essay
  • Introduction to deductive reasoning strategies for multiple choice questions
  • Learn strategies for approaching each type of math and verbal question on the SAT
  • Learn the elements of strong essays

Sample Curriculum for Advanced SAT Preparation

As your test date approaches, you'll be more focused on building your confidence for taking the real test. You'll revisit past mistakes to reinforce everything you've practiced. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Understand mistakes made on practice tests
  • Reduce testing anxiety by mimicking SAT testing atmosphere
  • Learn how to manage time and practice prioritizing questions
  • Take final practice test to see improved score and boost your confidence in preparation for actual exam

Prepare with an SAT Tutor Near You

If you're getting ready to apply for college admissions, then you should also be preparing for the SAT. Luckily, finding a private SAT teacher is easy with TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to pages of highly qualified, experienced, and personable SAT teachers who offer lessons to students of all ages both online and in person. We recommend checking out several tutor profiles and reading through reviews left by other students to find the teacher with the best methods and goals for you. 

The price of SAT lessons with a private tutor varies, but most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many to choose from, you won't have a problem finding an SAT tutor who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, investing in private SAT prep courses pays off immensely. You'll lower stress, vastly improve your test scores, and you might even be able to save money on tuition by accessing special scholarships for students with high SAT scores. It's never too early to start preparing; find your tutor today!

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