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December 24-January 3, all day

Winter Break Boot Camp course description: In this intensive online group class, students will learn test-taking techniques and develop advanced writing, reading, math, and scientific reasoning skills that will help them both on the test and in college. Classes will use an engaging combination of interactive games, lecture, practice tests, and skill-focused drills.

1-on-1 and small-group tutoring is also available. Contact me to schedule your first lesson as soon as this week.

What makes Mind the Test SAT and ACT prep different?

Mind the Test offers intensive one-on-one and small group skill-building courses for students who want to work hard to get results on the SAT and ACT. Students will learn new techniques, new ways of thinking, and new, cutting-edge research-based study techniques.

As an educator, I hold the controversial belief that test prep education can and should be real education, and I connect the skills we study in class to real-world applications. I emphasize not “beating the test,” but rather a more holistic approach: understanding what the test is asking, why those skills might be important in real life, and then building those underlying skills and thought processes. Lessons will be engaging, unique, and adapted to each student's needs.

I listen and respect each student as an individual. In exchange, students are expected to dedicate serious time and energy to their studies. In general, students should plan to spend about three to four times as much time on homework as in tutoring, so if we meet for two hours a week, a student should plan to do six to eight hours of work at home.

Metacognition: learning how the mind learns

Mind the Test offers, to my knowledge, the only cognitive psychology-based test preparation courses in the region. My courses have a unique focus on psychology research-backed study skills, allowing students to learn more in less time. Students not only learn efficiently, using techniques derived from cognitive science (including spaced repetition, active recall, and self-testing), but they also learn enough underlying psychology and metacognition to understand why those techniques are so effective. Students take ownership of their learning process and learn to apply these research-based study skills to help them succeed in high school and college.