I tutor S.A.T. Prep in Lafayette, California 94549
I am an SAT Prep Specialist, and I have an official SAT score of 2390 (out of 2400) on the new SAT I. Since 1997, when I was a mere tyro in the tutoring business, I have tutored hundreds of SAT prep students. Almost all of my students have made dramatic gains to their scores. An average SAT student gains around 300 points. Typically, the distribution is as follows:
120 point increase in SAT Writing
100 point increase in SAT Math
80-90 point increase in SAT Critical Reading
I have tutored hundreds of SAT and PSAT prep students since I started tutoring in 1997. In all that time, I've never seen a student so dumb that he or she couldn't be helped, even though, of course, some students are much brighter than others. I really don't think SAT prep is that hard if the material is explained well. Therefore, I try to explain everything as simply as possible, that is I try to make every lesson as simple and clear as I can.
Be forewarned! So what if you get into college without prepping for the SAT? The fact is SAT prep can help you get better grades in college. Learning how to read dense, byzantine material will certainly help any student taking a literature, political science, or philosophy class, to name a few. Learning the most important grammar rules will naturally help any student writing a paper. The SAT Writing section was added because of the lamentations of college professors who were tired of trying to read one poorly written paper after another.
Although I doubt prep for the SAT Math section will help a great deal in college, it could help a math or science major.
In just a few lessons, I can not only boost a student's SAT or ACT score, but also improve his or her future grades in college. That's a pretty good investment of time and money.
I offer in-home tutoring in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Alamo, Danville, Walnut Creek, etc.