How much do the programs cost?
Hourly tutoring in person or over Skype tutoring is $150/hour and my Personalized Online Test Prep Course is $1000.
How long does it last?
I need about 16 tutoring sessions or 16 video graded assignments to fully prepare your student for the ACT or SAT. This will take 2-4 months.
How long will it take for my student to do the assignments?
Each assignment will take your student about an hour and a half. I will ask them to complete two practice tests as well, and those will take 4 hours each.
For the online course, how can I be sure my student is completing their assignments?
I will let you know if your student doesn't complete an assignment by the due date, and then you can assist them in getting their assignment in as soon as possible.
What does it mean that assignments in the online course are "video-graded?"
"Video-graded" means I record videos of me combing over your student's assignments with a fine toothed comb, pointing out errors, teaching subject material and test-specific strategies, giving suggestions for better ways to do problems - everything your student would get in a tutoring session. See the home page for a sample.
How can the video-graded assignments in the online course replace live tutoring?
In some ways, the video-graded assignments are even better than live tutoring. With live tutoring, as soon as I've delivered a piece of instruction, it's gone and lives only in the student's memory or in their notes. However, video-graded assignments exist forever as video files and students can refer back to them as often as they'd like.
What if I have a question?
Email or call me anytime, and I'll respond within 24 hours.
Do you guarantee score increases?
There's no guarantee your student's score will increase. However, in my 12 years of tutoring, I've only had two students not improve their scores after working with me.
Do you tutor other tests besides the ACT and SAT?
In the past I have tutored other tests (ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, etc.) but I'm focusing only on the ACT and SAT at this point. I do tutor the SAT Math Subject tests - contact me to set up a consultation.
Do you do subject tutoring? If so, which subjects?
Yes, I have extensive experience providing subject tutoring for all high school Math, Science, English, History and Spanish courses and can do this when there is time available in my schedule. My availability for subject testing may be limited, however, due to my focus on test preparation tutoring.