I am Philip Hawes, and I tutor SAT Prep in Walnut Creek, CA. I've been tutoring test prep for many years, but only recently have I relocated the focus of my business to the SF East Bay Area.
I've been tutoring off and on since 1997.
I used to tutor the old SAT, but the SAT was dramatically changed in 2005.
I took the new SAT I in early 2009, in order to get a score on it, and
garnered an official score of 2390 (out of 2400).
So not surprisingly, I tutor all three areas of the SAT:
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Writing (multiple choice questions and scored essay)
I quit my day job (teaching school) several years ago (2008), and since then SAT Prep tutoring has been my full-time occupation, and I've tutored hundreds of SAT and ACT students. I know the test backwards and forwards. I know what is on the test and what won't appear on the test. Because of this knowledge, I can focus my lessons on what will be on the test, although I do cover a few important grammar rules that the test does not cover.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions. You can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), fill out the contact form above, text me, or just call (408-250-7607 cell).