Online Test Prep Seminars
One popular way to prepare for the SAT and/or ACT is to take one of Cherie's online seminars. For a lower hourly rate, students can benefit from Cherie's expert coaching, while enjoying participating in a small group and learning from other student's essays, questions and comments.
The SAT Essay
The new SAT essay is daunting for many students; it is largely an exercise in rhetorical analysis. I work with students to help them understand the nature of rhetorical analysis, and how to go about writing a cohesive, intelligent essay that analyzes a particular literary or historical text.
The ACT Essay
The new ACT essay presents a very different task, equally daunting to many students. Students are given three differing perspectives on a topic, and must take each of these into account while creating their own argument regarding the topic. I have developed strategies to help students use the prompts to their advantage, and show students how to write high-scoring essays that will boost their ACT scores.
My educational background, coupled with my substantial teaching /tutoring experience makes me an ideal choice for teaching students how to successfully grapple with the new SAT and ACT essays. I know how to effectively address students' writing problems regardless of the level of their skills. I review and teach what is needed, and proceed beyond the nuts and bolts to teach students how to formulate a focused analysis of a text (SAT) or an issue (ACT), leading to a higher score on the essay.
Professional SAT & ACT Reading/Writing Preparation
Cherie offers intensive tutoring for students who want to:
· Boost their test scores significantly on the new SAT and/or ACT exams
· Improve their class work and raise their GPAs
· Be accepted by the college of their choice
Discover the advantage that comes from working with a topnotch SAT/ACT coach--a Stanford MA with 20 years of experience as an educator/tutor. Experience counts!
Find out why students have come to downtown Menlo Park to work with me from as far south as Campbell and as far north as Mill Valley.
And for students who live too far away or can't make it to in-person sessions for any reason, I also offer individual tutoring online.
In addition to having mastery of the material, I know how to teach it and particularly, how to teach it to a wide range of students with varying aptitudes and skill levels. My unique coaching methods, refined over the years, prepare students to tackle the Reading/Writing portion of the SAT and ACT with maximum accuracy and efficiency. I provide my students with the tools, strategies and training they need to attain higher SAT and/or ACT scores and greater academic success.
Other Standardized Tests
Coaching is also available for the following tests: