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Jennifer, a master tutor, has a B.A. in math education from New York University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has taught high school math in Bergen County for six years, tutoring all levels of math including algebra, geometry, calculus, and advanced placement statistics. She has also taught reading, writing, as well as SAT preparation for writing, critical reading, and math. Her style of teaching is concept and practice based. She would like students to learn the process of critical thinking and self expression, to understand and use this understanding to tackle new challenges, and to explore and discover how learning can be play. Jennifer currently works as an instructional designer, developing learning activities for online courses. Jennifer writes short stories and creates whimsical jewelry in her spare time. She enjoys running, yoga, experimental literature, and creating different art forms.... [More About Jennifer Yu]
Lauren Wells, a master tutor, is looking forward to her M.A. in social studies education at Columbia University. During her undergraduate career, she was a tutor for her college, focusing in writing and reading strategies. is currently, a 5th year high school history teacher in New Jersey. She teaches students of all ability levels, and has experience working with students with special needs. She specializes in writing and critical reading strategies and help for both standardized assessments and school-help.... [More About Lauren Wells]
Lauren, an expert tutor, recently graduated with honors from IMG Academy. Her love for learning began at an early age when she attended a Montessori school which encouraged individual thought and self-expression. She is well-versed in biology, including AP, math (early math through Algebra II), and English (AP Language, Literature and creative writing). Lauren enjoys baking, writing, and rock climbing in her free time.... [More About Lauren Kingsly]
Laurence, a master tutor, having graduated Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, and Rutgers University with a B.A. in Chemistry. He started tutoring when he was fourteen years old. A neighbor asked him to help her daughter with pre-algebra and he obliged. He must have been good, because soon after, he was being asked by other parents to help their children with math and science. When he began tutoring, he discovered that he enjoyed helping other people learn. Laurence has found that there is nothing more rewarding that seeing the light of comprehension click on in a student's eyes when they've suddenly understood something. By the time he graduated high school, Laurence had tutored more than a dozen people. Over the past twleve years, Laurence have enjoyed tutoring immensely. Laurence tutors: pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus I/AB, calculus II/BC, high school physics, AP physics I, AP physics II, AP physics C, general relativity, quantum mechanics, special relativity, high school chemistry, AP chemistry, and several other subjects. Laurence has also helped prepare students for the math portion of the SAT.... [More About Laurence Giordano]
Lorelei, a master tutor, has extensive tutoring experience in reading, math, and science. She desires that all her students become enthusiastic lifelong learners and she guides them to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be confident, successful and contributing participants in our world. Lorelei's diverse background includes elementary classroom teaching, middle school English instruction in Bolivia, S.A., undergraduate and graduate level university courses in Chemistry, Biology and Anatomy & Physiology, as well as homeschooling for grades K-8. A pivotal moment while homeschooling a 6th-grade lesson in Genetics lead Lorelei to pursue her passion for science. As a result, she returned to school and earned a PhD in Biology, specializing in Developmental Neuroimmunology. Lorelei enjoys teaching students of all ages and likes utilizing hands-on learning experiences. Currently, she works at a medical school as a clinical trial research coordinator and administrator. In her free time, Lorelei enjoys arts and crafts, reading, gardening and hiking with her husband.... [More About Lorelei Pratt]
Mark, a master tutor, is an educator with over 25 years of experience teaching college English and writing. He has a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a M.A. from Georgetown, and a Ph.D ABD from Temple University in English and American literature. Mark also has experience teaching the SAT verbal section. Currently he teaches English and writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, County College of Morris, and Raritan Valley Community College. His teaching philosophy is that while maintaining high standards in academia, he can then devote himself to being his pupil's ally in achieving those standards. Mark is a fitness fanatic and runner while also having a passion for social service and volunteering.... [More About Mark Raines]
Martin, a master tutor, is a highly motivated math and science tutor with over 15 years of experience. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience working as a research chemist in Research & Development (R&D), developing consumer goods with scientific knowledge and research. Martin is patient, articulate and able to convey science concepts to his students with everyday examples that makes science fun and interesting. Martin believes that with hard work, focus and determination, students can master and enjoy science as well as improve their school grades. In his free time, Martin enjoys basketball, soccer and solving word problems, Sudoku, and logic puzzles.... [More About MARTIN ASARE]
Mary, an expert tutor, has taught fifth grade English Language Arts for the past two years at College Achieve Paterson in Paterson, NJ. She graduated from Ithaca College, where she studied journalism and international politics. As a Teach For America corps member, Mary gained experience teaching vocabulary, phonics, creative writing, and prepping scholars for NJ SLA testing. She loves sharing her passion for reading, writing and storytelling with kids! Mary is also able to provide writing guidance and editing services for students of all ages.... [More About Mary Ford]
Matt, an expert tutor, is an educator with a background in journalism, philosophy, business, and Chinese language arts (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects). Since 2005, Matt has participated in various Vassar College academic programs, traveling to major cities in China, as well as Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Paris and Berlin for academic research and tutoring local students in those cities. As a result, he has completed research projects focusing on cross-cultural comparisons and learning styles in different countries. He has also worked as a business news journalist and researcher. Matt has experience working with elementary, middle and high school students both in the states and abroad. He believes in using interactive technologies and real-world examples to make tutoring fun and relevant for students. His familiarity and experiences with traditional and innovative teaching methods help students of different levels and backgrounds learn at their potential.... [More About Matthew Leung]
Melissa, an expert tutor, is an enthusiastic high school history teacher with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of Seton Hall University, and currently employed by Newark Public Schools, she is certified to teach US History, World History, Sociology, Geography and Political Science. She has taught students at different grade levels including 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. Melissa also has experience tutoring students for the PARCC, PSAT and SAT and her students showed a tremendous growth in test scores. Her strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability. Melissa also pulls on her 10 plus years of experience working in summer camps to infuse traditional lessons with elements of experiential learning.... [More About Melissa Silva]
Mike, a master tutor, has graduated from McNair High in Jersey City and was recruited for basketball at Centenary College in Hackettstown New Jersey. While at Centenary, he was invited to attend a M.I.P (Mathematics Is Power) program at Stevens Tech in Hoboken. He placed first on the entrance exam and first on the post test for completing Calculus II. Mike has been teaching for twelve years on the high school level. His motto is that mathematics is life, and life is logic. Students have the ability to understand mathematics at any level. math is not magic and tricks, it is just logic.... [More About Michael Jeter]
Mike, a master tutor, knows that no one excels at everything all of the time. His goal as your child's tutor is to help her or him through the rough spots and to teach strategies to help your child gain strength, confidence, and master skills. As a New Jersey certified teacher, he is familiar with modern pedagogy and expected grade-level appropriate skill sets from writing and grammar through understanding Shakespeare and modern classics. Mike has experience teaching at the high school level. He has worked with students in basic skills programs and those in honors courses. Mike is passionate about literature and composition and has a talent for making written words come to life. Mike has a very passionate and energetic approach to teaching and enjoys when students become enthusiastic about their writing. He looks forward to the opportunity to help students see their potential and achieve beyond their goals.... [More About Mike Skara]
Natalie, a master tutor, obtained her B.A. from Saint Peters University and her dual M.A. at Pace University. She holds a standard certificate in English in addition to Students with Disabilities on the secondary level. She is an educator with 5 plus years of experience working with students of all ages. She currently teaches 9th grade for Jersey City Public Schools. She is very good at building a positive relationship with students and understanding what the student is struggling with and providing strategies and ways for the student to master material. Natalie is passionate about her work and loves educating students. Natalie strives to instill a passion for knowledge and learning in her students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, book discussions, cooking, gardening and traveling the world.... [More About Natalie Parkerson]
Nicole, a master tutor, has a B.A. from Rutgers University and a M.S. from Cornell University in chemistry. She is an educator with over 7 years experience tutoring middle school and high school students. She has tutored extensively; tutoring high school chemistry, SAT chemistry and SAT French. She adapts to the student's needs so as to help them develop their own potential and confidence. She is very patient and friendly and in her spare time, Nicole loves to read, hike and play tennis.... [More About Nicole Riffel]
Nina, a master tutor, graduated from William Paterson University with a BA (majoring in English and minoring in Secondary Education). She got her MA in Special Education at NJCU. Nina taught at Passaic High School for 17 years and Lincoln Middle School for five, before retiring. In order to keep her passion for education alive, Nina continues tutoring. She is a highly-skilled English, reading, and test prep tutor. She is an expert in strategic planning, adept in communicating and engaging students; offer focused, personalized instruction, and differentiated for varying levels of student need. Nina is energetic and flexible at working with diverse individuals to raise scores/grades and measure improvements. She has experienced proven success in: SAT English (Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Language); ACT English (production of writing, knowledge of language, and conventions of standard English) and Reading, as well as essays, writing, (revising, editing, proofreading), critical reading, vocabulary, and grammar. Additionally, Nina can assist with Study and Organization skills; homework help, College application, Accuplacer, and/or Personal Statement/essay. In her spare time, Nina enjoys working out, going to plays in NYC, movies, and travel.... [More About Nina Jacobs]
PanteA, a master tutor, received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of Dortmund in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 2007. She also received 30 credits in math, and is an experienced math professor at several local colleges and universities. She is also an experienced tutor, helping students prepare for the ACT and SAT. PanteA is fluent in Farsi and German and can tutor in these languages as well.... [More About Pantea Bahrami]
Paul, a master tutor, graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in mathematics and certificate in secondary education. He is a passionate high school math teacher and is currently a third year teacher at Dover High School. He teaches geometry, algebra II and calculus. Certified to teach all math grades 6-12, Paul also has experience working with gifted and talented students. He has been tutoring students in multiple areas of math such as algebra 1, algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus, geometry and statistics. He is extensively familiar with SAT math prep, PARCC testing and the Common Core math standards. Paul has numerous hours of professional development; specifically from the graduate school at Drew University. He believes that engaging students in interactive lessons is the most effective way to teach mathematics, ensuring students' complete understanding. In his spare time, Paul loves to play sports to stay active, watch movies and, most importantly, spend quality time with his friends and family.... [More About Paul Richard]
Paula, a master tutor, graduated from Saint Peters, earning her B.A.. She was a high school math teacher in the district of Woodbridge & Edison for 30 years. She is 6 credits away from her Masters in Pure and Applied mathematics and has taught from the elementary level through the college level mathematics. Currently, Paula tutoring full time assisting students with homework and test preparation. She is confident in assisting with all subjects. When she is not playing with numbers she is playing with her furry children (8 cats), or cooking, traveling, doing real estate, reading mystery novels or many other fun ventures.... [More About Paula Weckesser]
Richard, an expert tutor, earned his M.A.F. and is a literature lover with a M.A. and a film buff with an B.A. in film theory and production. Richard is an adjunct professor of writing at Kean University and Union County College. Richard is a very unique tutor with vast abilities. He is an experienced middle school, high school, and college level tutor. In addition to being a certified secondary school teacher, he is a fiction writer. Richard believes that writing can and should be inspiring, even fun. He does his best to transform the process into one of discovery and excitement. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, reading, and spending time with his family.... [More About Richard Squires]
Ron, a master tutor, is a retired chemical engineer with more than thirty-five years of project management experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from New York University, and his Master of Engineering from The City College of New York, both in Chemical Engineering. Concurrently with his long-term engineering career, Ron went back to graduate school and obtained a Master of Arts in Education as well as his Professional Clear California State Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University. He has more than fifteen years of classroom experience, as both a high school math and science teacher, and adjunct professor of mathematics at Argosy University in California. Throughout his teaching career, Ron has tutored elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students in all levels of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, in both public and private environments. While he was raising his children in Westchester County, New York, Ron served seven years as a Trustee of the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District, as well as volunteering for many activities within the district schools. During that same time period, he owned and operated (along with his wife) the Open Day Pre-School in Mohegan Lake, New York. Finally, Ron is a veteran of the United States Army, with active service during the Vietnam War.... [More About Ron Ambrosini]
Ryan, a master tutor, is an educator who graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in mathematics along with completing her certification for teaching, as well as earning her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Montclair. She is certified in mathematics and currently teaches Algebra I, Algebra II, College Algebra, SAT Prep and Accuplacer Prep. She is a caring and enthusiastic educator looking to share her passion for mathematics and help students overcome their difficulties understanding the many topics that mathematics covers. Ryan has worked with a wide range of students and is dedicated to making sure each student reaches their full academic potential. In her spare time, Ryan likes to spend time outside, hiking, running, and completing other outdoor activities.... [More About Ryan Yaiser]
Sally, an expert tutor, has been a professional educator for the past three years. She has had the pleasure of reaching out to students ranging in all ages in order to assist them with algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and calculus. When she is not assisting students, she's always looking for new ways to expand her knowledge and teaching approaches with fun tactics in order to make the learning process beneficial to not only her but the student as well. Sally has hosted tutoring sessions, made quizzes and tests, and assisted with SATs on multiple occasions.... [More About Sally Amoakoh]
Sarin, an expert tutor, is a undergraduate at Rutgers Honors and Aureus Medical School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University in 2009. He then proceeded to graduate medical school within the top 15% of his medical college graduating class in 2013. Sarin is passionate about teaching and would like to inspire, motivate, and teach students to become successful in their academic careers. Sarin tutors various subjects including advanced placement Biology, advanced placement chemistry, advanced placement physics, pre-algebra, algebra I/II, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, SAT math (Scored 800), ACT, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL. He possesses the integrity and sincerity in serving his community and he affirms that given this opportunity he will fulfill this objective by practicing medicine and giving back to the community by teaching.... [More About Sarin K]
Sean, a master tutor, has a B.A. in English with minors in creative writing and Japanese and a M.A. in teaching English. Both of these degree are from The College of New Jersey. Sean has three years of English teaching experience at a New Jersey high school in addition to a year of teaching in Japan and a year of student teaching. He is a certified teacher, avid reader, and creative writer. As a college student, he worked as a writing and Japanese tutor. While teaching, he worked at a homework help tutoring program at his school. He worked individually with students to assess their needs and provide targeted instruction to meet them. Sean's sense of humor helps create a rapport with his students and--combined with enthusiasm and encouragement--makes the work more enjoyable. He is passionate about English and finds it rewarding when he can develop interest in the subject in students who have previously struggled with it. He has a history of high test scores--800 on the verbal sections of the SAT and the GRE, and a 200/200 on the English Praxis Exam--and can help students raise their scores on college entrance exams. In his free time, Sean likes to write fiction, read, watch classic films, and study Japanese.... [More About Sean Hickey]
Shari's passion for the study of literature, research and writing has been the focus of her career for over 31 years. She was a high school English teacher in Edison for 8 years. For the past 23 years, she has enjoyed being the librarian of JP Stevens High School in Edison. Shari is passionate about her work because she has the opportunity to interact with and instruct all of the students in the school. Her goal is to help students develop skills necessary to succeed outside of and beyond high school and become lifelong learners. Shari loves spending time with her now adult children! And, in her spare time, she reads, runs and travels.... [More About Shari Stein]
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SAT Test Format
The SAT consists of three sections: math, critical reading, and writing.
|SAT Test Section||# of Questions and Types||Content||Timing|
52 standard multiple-choice
One 65-minute section
|45 standard multiple-choice
13 student-produced response
One 25-minute section (no calculator)
One 55-minute section (calculator allowed)
|1 evidence-based essay||
One 50-minute essay
ACT Test Format
The ACT consists of four multiple- choice tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT with writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a writing test. A student’s composite ACT score is the average of the student’s scaled scores for the four multiple-choice test sections. Example: If a student scored a 24 English, 28 Math, 26 Reading, and 23 Science, his composite ACT score would be (24 + 28 + 26 + 23)/4 = 25.25, which is rounded down to a 25.
Scoring for the Writing Test
- Two readers read and score each student’s writing test essay. Essays are scored holistically (i.e., based on the overall impression your essay makes).
- Each reader gives the essay a score ranging between a 1 and a 6, with 6 being the highest possible score. The two scores are added together to get a student’s Writing sub-score, which can range between a 2 and a 12, with 12 being the highest possible score. If the two readers’ scores differ by more than one point, a third reader will be called in to resolve the disagreement.
- A student’s English score and Writing sub-score are scaled to create a student’s Combined English/Writing score. The English score accounts for 2/3 of the Combined score while the Writing score accounts for the remaining 1/3. A student’s Combined English/Writing score will range between a 1 and a 36, with 36 being the highest possible score.
- Neither the Writing sub-score nor the Combined English/Writing score affects a student’s composite ACT score. Instead, they serve as stand-alone scores that appear on a student’s score report.
|English||75 questions||45 minutes||Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.|
|Mathematics||60 questions||60 minutes||Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.|
|Reading||40 questions||35 minutes||Measures reading comprehension.|
|Science||40 questions||35 minutes||Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.|
|Optional Writing Test||1 prompt||40 minutes||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.|