Excellence: Aiming High
With my experience in helping students with learning differences, along with a Yale degree in my résumé, I serve a wide range of student interests and strengths. Clients have improved their SAT scores to gain admission to selective colleges such as Yale, Harvard, Cornell, and Carnegie-Mellon, as well as to top state universities such as Pitt, Penn State, and the University of Michigan Honors Program. While I prefer face-to-face lessons, I work online when circumstances require.
For the SAT Reading section, I have found that my multisensory approach helps students improve comprehension in important ways: getting the main idea, noting key details, and getting the vocabulary questions right.
This approach is very helpful in the Writing and Language section, where several questions test the student’s ability to find the answer that both sounds right and uses proper grammar.
The Math sections of the SAT present multi-step word problems which call on the student to apply what was learned in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. My job is often to coach the student to understand what is being asked, take notes, jot down the equation, make a drawing of the problem, and follow through to the solution.