Ph.D- 20+ yr SAT/ACT/GRE experience
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
All of our tutors are required to take an SAT test and score over 1500 in Math and Verbal just to be eligible to join our team. Dr Ericson takes the exams several times each year. Our founder is passionate about her work, and keeps InSIGHT ahead of the curve. She is constantly evaluating new test preparation material, editing our custom materials, and revising our courses. In addition, she stays abreast of all the trends by actively reading the trade publications and maintaining an active presence in the industry community.
- What types of customers have you worked with?
Although we tutor for all high school subjects, we specialize in college-bound test prep--SAT, ACT, Subject tests-- and college admission essays.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Understand that you have a unique opportunity to make a BIG impact--in a short amount of time--on the overall value of your college applications by doing well on the standardized tests. College admissions utilize four main elements when comparing applicants to their current student body and other applicants. 1. Class rank 2. "Are you the right 'fit' for the institution?" - Character and qualities gleaned from your essays and/or interview as well as your extracurricular activities in high school 3. SAT/ACT scores 4. Essays and overall profile Numbers one and two were developed over the course of your whole life! Despite that, approximately 25% of what determines whether you follow your dreams will be defined by a four-hour test! The quality of your performance during those 4 hours equates to a fourth of your life in the eyes of college admissions. Take full advantage! Take inventory of your situation. What is your class rank? (Keep in mind that college admissions officers don't consider all GPAs equal.) This goes beyond the difficulty of the coursework outlined on your transcript. They factor in the difficulty of the school's curriculum. For example a student with multiple advanced placement credits and challenging electives with a 3.4 GPA that attended a private school with a reputation for competitive academics may be considered over a student with a 3.9 GPA that attended a large public school. Apples and oranges). Have you taken SAT/ACT already? Score? What is your intended major? Which schools are you considering? Have you researched their admissions history? Have you found any clues to the range of values they're looking for from potential students with regards to test scores, class rank, etc? What about numbers and qualities specific to the department or college of your intended major? How do your marks compare? Making accurate assessments of your current standing is difficult. But with variables like the application process, room for improvement on the tests, and the multitude of other novel and difficult choices faced by young adults, it would be nearly impossible to make choices with the indemnity deserved. Our advice: consult an expert. Even if your plan is perfect, you'll be able to execute it with greater confidence after confirming it with a veteran.