Test Prep

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The college admissions process can be stressful!  My encouraging style can help to ease the pressure and give students the knowledge they need to increase their SAT and ACT scores — not to mention learn valuable test-taking and grammar skills along the way.

I offer individual tutoring, 1-on-1 at the library (Walnut Creek, Lafayette or Danville) on weekends and after-school hours.   I teach all the NON-math subjects, and I refer you to my colleague to schedule his own Math lessons.

Why don’t I teach groups and classes?
I find the personal approach helps student improve faster than in a group setting.  Too often, these classes teach to the middle and don’t target your student’s particular need in preparing for the test.

I always assign homework from real tests so students can learn the predicable style of the real ACT or SAT. And I spend our session time discussing the student’s errors and taking notes to learn from them.

Admissions Essays

Once you’ve finished testing, I can help with admissions essays. As a seasoned writing coach, with experience at multiple university writing centers, I will guide you to the best expression of a unique personal statement.  There are so many admissions prompts. And if a student is applying to multiple schools, the list can become daunting. I can help you get those essays started, overcome writer’s block, and revise for a memorable essay the counselors will love reading.

 

Contact me for availability and pricing!