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Methods & Results

Our Methods

We choose the specific lessons and style of each class after analyzing each student's SAT-relevant strengths and weaknesses, as well as his or her disposition and learning style. Lessons and methods may be all or some of the following:


  • General and Section-specific test taking strategies
  • Math, Grammar, and Critical Reading concepts
  • Essay writing technique
  • Focus & concentration
  • Time management
  • Test anxiety, material aversion


  • Games & friendly competitions
  • Demonstrations and lectures
  • Conditioning drills
  • Scholastic focus and meditation practice
  • Peer tutoring and review
  • Practice, practice, practice


We've been collecting data on our methods for over three years, and the results have been encouraging.

Mean Score Improvement 2004-2005: 80 (M), 40 (V), 100 (W), 220 (Total)
Mean Score Improvement 2005-2006: 100 (M), 70 (V), 110 (W), 300 (Total)
Mean Score Improvement 2006-2007: 130 (M), 60 (V), 200 (W), 490 (Total)

Overall Mean Score Improvement 2004-2007: 110 (M), 60 (V), 130 (W), 300 (Total)

"You take my breath away!"

- Sarah, Parent