I spent 7 years taking a myriad of standardized exams while I pursued a medical degree. After that, I worked at two different test prep companies teaching students how to prepare for SAT's and other prep exams while showing them how to deal with stress, how to manage time, and how to focus better using mindfulness technques.
I'm an expert at preparing students for standardized exams, especially because I approach every student at the level they meet me at. This is important, since everyone needs a different prescription to succeed.
Indy was my tutor for SAT prep in 2010. I wasn't very good at studying at that point, and math abilities were the weakest. Indy was not only patient and enjoyable to work with, but he also taught smart. I was able to score a lot higher than I thought I would, and was accepted to Fairfield University (my first choice). Indy deserves a lot of credit for that. I would consider Indy's style to more of a mentor than just a tutor. I recommend him to the highest degree!
Indy was my mentor for SAT prep. I went to public high school, was not very good at studying at the time, and was weakest in my math abilities. In the several months Indy worked with me during my senior year, Indy was patient with me, and -- most importantly -- taught smart. I feel I gained more confidence in math during my time with him than in at least two years of high school combined. My SAT scores turned out much better than expected, and I was accepted to attend Fairfield University in 2010 (my first-choice school). Much credit is due to Indy for that accomplishment. He was not just patient and smart, but he also eliminated my tension regarding the whole process. I would almost consider Indy more of a guru than just an SAT tutor, even though no yoga mats or meditation were involved in the tutoring. I recommend Indy as a teacher, tutor, or mentor in the highest degree possible, and hope you'll have the firsthand experience of understanding why.
First we discuss the area of frustration for the student. Then we create a plan to tackle that issue. The last process is fine tuning. Everything is approached from a mindful perspective, promoting focus and attention.
I have worked in education for over 9 years, developed cirrculum for test prep, and led workshops in NYC, Miami and LA.
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I always helped my peers when I was in school. After leaving medical school, I found a lot of success in the test prep world, helping students get great scores on SAT's and ACT's to get into the colleges they wanted to get into.
All kinds, from all kinds of backgrounds.
One of my favorite students started with an abysmal score. With the mindfulness practice, he ended up scoring in the 90th percentile and got a full ride to San Diego University. To this day we are great friends.
Choose a teacher who will help you learn how to focus better, that will help you beyond the exam or class you're looking to excel in.
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