What is an Academic Coach?
I am an Academic Coach which means in addition to tutoring students, I advise and guide students who are planning their academic paths. I have over 15 years of experience working with students of varying levels and goals.
I have taken hundreds of practice tests, and have taught over 1500 students the tests. I started teaching the SAT in 2001 when it was the form before the 2005 change and overseas students were required to also complete the SAT II Writing test. I taught the revised SAT from 2005 to January of this year when my students took the last offering of the test in January 2016. Currently I am developing materials and practices to attack this latest version of the SAT. My focus is on the Reading, Grammar and Essay sections. Additionally, I teach the SAT Subject Tests– Literature, World History and American History.
I have also taught the ACT for 10 years, helping students raise their Reading, English and Science scores to lift their composite scores. I have also created a new set of lessons to address the Essay changes that were enacted in October 2015.
College Application Planner
I have guided hundreds of students through choosing schools and planning their courses to prepare best for their applications. This is a process best started early so that students can take best advantage of their high school years and assemble an outstanding application.
Other Subjects and Focuses
I am a full time teacher who has had hundreds of students and developed materials for the following subjects:
- AP Language and Composition
- AP Literature and Composition
- AP Human Geography
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
- AP U.S. Government and Politics
- High School English
- Shakespearean Plays
- MCAT CARS (Critical Reading section)
- Medical School Interview Preparation
- College Interview Preparation
- Other (Please email me regarding what you need help with, and I can refer you to a qualified tutor if it is not one of my specialties)
How Do We Meet?
I work with students online with SKYPE and Googledocs. You can arrange a meeting through the contact form below. Feel free to just ask for further information about a specific question or problem.
I charge $60 (Canadian) per hour for online tutoring and coaching but the charge is by the minute. This means that if we are finished the lesson at 56 minutes, the class will cost 56 dollars, or if we need a few more minutes to finish and spend 68 minutes, the class will cost $68.00. I feel that this is the fairest way to charge clients and eliminates the need to stretch a class just because we haven’t reached 60 minutes.
I can edit and evaluate students essays and this service is also charged on a minute basis at a rate of $40 per hour. I need advance notification and at least 48 hours to return your essay.