…that the majority of tutors teaching the SAT are either students that did well on the test, but don’t know how to teach others effectively, or are teachers that know their subjects really well but share bad strategies and misinformation about the SAT?
Schools have been increasingly encouraging their teachers to teach SAT related material in an attempt to prepare students, but since these teachers are not experts in the SAT, they treat the ACT and SAT equivalently and often unintentionally give students bad advice.
In other words, most students are getting more instruction in test prep but failing to make significant point gains because of bad advice or not being realistic about what it takes.
Hi, I’m Tom.
After working for 10 years in various mentoring, teaching, and tutoring opportunities, I developed a system for helping adolescents cultivate self-connection, efficient work habits, and transform their academic experience into an opportunity to bring out their best selves.
I do what I do because few things are more satisfying to me than seeing the pride that students feel when they achieve something they thought was impossible.
After I studied accelerated learning techniques and studied with some of the best SAT tutors and coaches in the country, I refined and simplified them into a system designed to be easily digested by today’s teenage students and can also be incorporated into the rest of their lives.
I helped students go from confusion and failing classes to confidence to confidence and A’s.
I helped students who were confused about their life path take their interests more seriously.
I give my students what I wish I had as a teen.
Addy was a great student that needed to boost her SAT score to get into her dream school.
After we started working together, she increased her score by 260 points using the same system I teach in this course. As a result of her consistent hard work and applying my proven study techniques and SAT strategies, she got into Harvard and made everyone incredibly proud!
Few things feel better than helping students achieve an ambitious but achievable goal.
As a result of Karin applying my study techniques and SAT strategies, she improved her SAT score by over 300 points from her PSAT. Make no mistake, she worked consistently and applied everything I taught her, but her story shows amazing things can happen with the right support and work ethic.
Not only that, as a result of her efforts, she got a full-tuition scholarship at Macaulay Honors College in New York City and is on path to graduate debt-free from a great school.
Her advice: “Start as early as possible!”
Thomas has been tutoring my daughter for the SAT for months. They meet online for an hour once/week. This last time, her score went up 260 points! His easy going nature and great sense of humor make her sessions enjoyable instead of boring. She just got into Harvard! We could not have done it without Thomas!
We’ve tried quite a few teachers and very few have impressed my son – Thomas did. With ability to listen, engage and inspire.
Thomas is very intelligent, hard working and patient tutor. He can ease students anxieties and will be inspirational for anyone who wants to achieve the goal. His instructions are not only based on comprehension but also on specific study techniques to facilitate the best possible results. If you want your child to succeed don’t hesitate to start tutoring sessions with Thomas. We are so glad we did.
The foundations to achieve 50-200 point gains in the academic year of 2018-19
How To Cultivate The Foundation Of Success on both the SAT and Life
• Learn how to unchain your mind from “anchoring” to incorrect answers.
• Save time and reduce stress with simple pacing strategies for the grammar section.
• Master each of the major question types and the corresponding strategies to answer those questions.
• Master the most common question types first for the quickest improvement.
• Learn all the major patterns of the SAT grammar section.
• Utilize everyday academic writing requirements to improve your SAT score “while in school.”
How To Increase Your Comprehension, Speed, and Critical Thinking for SAT Reading
• Overcome poor reading habits that reduce your reading speed and comprehension by at least 50%
• Learn how to navigate complex texts with an easy-to-follow simplification technique.
• Learn all the major strategies (and some extra advanced tips) to excel on the reading section.
• Develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills that will improve your learning speed forever.
• Crack the SAT’s code of “macro-structures” and increase your reading efficiency.
• Develop a habit of increasing your vocabulary throughout your day to make more complex texts easier.
• Double your productivity by converting everyday classwork into extra SAT reading prep.
Master the Strategies of the Math Section
• Learn the 3 major strategies that can help you answer math questions you may not even know how to solve.
• Learn how to use the answer choices on the math section to increase your speed and accuracy.
• How to increase your stamina for this 3-hour test and maintain focus throughout.
• Avoid the common pacing mistakes that cost students 50-100+ points
• The 3 most important things to consider on test day to call the most from yourself.
And that’s not including the value of the the study skills and success habits your child will form during the program that will make them more successful at their future academics and career.
The return of investment over the rest of your child’s life is immeasurable.
While of course the more your child puts into the course, the better his or her results will be (as is with most things in life), this system is designed to help your child achieve a 150-300 point increase in 4 months in the most efficient way possible, without requiring your child to sacrifice time on school, personal interests, or a healthy social life.
Even when students have practiced for the SAT or studied with other SAT tutors before, I still am able to help them get point gains of 150-300 or more within 3 months of intensive classes through following this system.
Your child needs to already be a pretty good student to make the most of this program. That is why we start the enrollment process early and get to know the families we are working with before admitting students into the program. We will take you through our discovery call process to help you create a plan with your child to assist them in getting the point gains they need. If we aren’t highly confident we can get your child the gains we know are possible, we will admit that upfront and make a suggestion we feel is more appropriate. It’s about finding a good fit, not about selling everyone into our programs.
After you apply and are approved, your child has a full 1 month to try the program, attend at least 50% of the classes and complete 100% of the work and if he or she isn’t satisfied, you can email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and upon confirming your child’s attendance and completed coursework, we will issue a full refund.
The reason we need your child’s completed coursework and have an attendance requirement of at least 50% is simple.
We’re completely committed to you and your results, and we only want to work with people who are equally committed to themselves via taking action.
We devote an immense amount of attention towards ensuring your child’s success and we want them to overcome any obstacles to taking action by inspiring your child to commit to taking action from the very start.
Therefore, since our system is so effective and since it is extremely rare that students don’t get at least a 150+ point increase, we view it as our duty to issue a refund if your child is doing the work but not getting the results.
Can’t make some most classes? Schedule conflicts?
If you’re reading this, then I know you and I have at least one very important thing in common…
You believe that your children can accomplish great things if they get the right support and apply themselves.
And if you’ve made it all the way to the bottom of this page, then you’re probably really interested in helping your child get into their target schools and helping them set up a firm foundation of success for the rest of his or her life.
But you’re also still unsure whether this is the program to help get you there.
Only you can decide that. But maybe hearing this will help you decide either way…
I see students without expert support try to figure out this complicated journey on their own.
I see them struggle and make mistake after mistake and start to set themselves on a path of more hardship then necessary, only because no one showed them a better way.
I’ve seen my students learn these study techniques and not only improve 150+ points on the SAT, but also improve their grades and feel confident in themselves for the first time in a long time.
When I was a teen, I didn’t have the guidance and mentors that could have helped me excel and be my best self earlier on. As a result, even though I was a voracious reader and pursued my own interests, I was mediocre in my academic performance.
I had to go through transformative crises in my 20’s to recognize how important having mentors around me that would inspire me to reach for the best in each moment. To realize that excelling at anything was a great teacher for excelling at everything.
I now have coaches, mentors, supports, and guides in my life that help me push past my edges and I can’t imagine how much longer it would have taken me if I tried to do it alone.
I started mentoring teens in the skills that I wish I had been taught when I was young. The results have been heart-warming and inspiring.
I created this course because I want to increase the number of teens I can impact, both in helping them achieve their SAT score goals, and helping them become their best self in the process.
There’s nothing like this program, and the results I’ve given my students can attest to that.
I can’t take action for you — no one can do that but you — but I have no doubt that if you do the work, you will get the results. It’s not magic. It’s the right system.
And once you’re in, you’re in. This is a true community to support you along the way, and to make sure that you don’t have to do it alone, like I did. That you don’t have to spend years stuck in the painful place of mediocre performance and knowing your child could have done more.