What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am an active participant in Collegeboard meetings, and am writing a book detailing my way of acing the test.
I take the SAT and the ACT once a year, and continue to see new patterns and indicators that are incorporated into these standardized tests.
The tutors who work with me have been trained in the methodology and adapt it while working with each individual student.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Teachers had begun tutoring the children of my friends. Although teachers are wonderful people (I had been one myself) they are often ill equipped to tutor the standardized tests. They concentrate on English, Math and Creative Writing when students need to understand how standardized tests are created. They then need to create their strategy and tactics to obtain their best scores on the tests.
Standardized tests can be "gamed" to use the current jargon, and most teachers just don't study the tests...they study the subjects.
So, I decided to learn not just "my" part of the SAT (the essay) but how the rest of the test is constructed and therefore how to deconstruct it.
The rest, as they say....
What types of customers have you worked with?
SAT, ACT and SSAT tutoring. College Counseling, beginning in, hold on to your hat, ninth grade! It's important that you know that you are on a strong college path, no matter what your college dream...community college, vocational college, Pac-10, Ivy, LAC, etc. I can help you to map out and meet you destination.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask for referrals from customers. I have a file of letters from customers who have been happy with the results we have achieved TOGETHER.