Smash The SAT

Smash The SAT

5.0 (3)
5 hires on
1 employee
4 years in business

About this tutor

I provide guided one-on-one online SAT tutoring that gets results.  Online tutoring is very convenient and efficient and enables students to get competent in SAT concepts quicker and easier than an in-person tutor.

Many students and parents believe the SAT to be an IQ test and therefore something that cannot be prepared for.  That is certainly NOT the case.  The SAT is a standardized test that can be prepared for.  Many students are unfamiliar with the format of the test which accounts for them considering it hard.  But once they are introduced to the ways of looking at the test and unlocking the techniques and strategies, the test becomes manageable.  

Making the test manageable and having students feeling confident about taking it is my goal.  In addition, I have a complete SAT preparation guide that students can use for reference and self-study if they are so inclined.

I have uncompromising standards and will do whatever it takes to get a student prepared for the SAT.  References are listed on my website:

I enjoy working with students and helping them lose their fear of the SAT and seeing that fear turn into confidence!  That is what I am passionate about.

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Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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3 Reviews


  • Ashley E.

    "...Mr. Zientowski is always willing to alter the course to meet your specific needs and help you in the areas that need improvement. With this course I was able to get my score into the high 2200s... my high score on the SAT then allowed me to get into the colleges I wanted to get into." Ashley E.

  • S. Clarke

    Good afternoon John, Thank you so much for preparing Zak and I for the SAT. This course has allowed us to look at the SAT from a different angle and it was very beneficial for us. Thank you, S. Clarke

  • Susan Prectel

    “Hi John, I want to echo my husband’s “thank you” for your help. Katie’s confidence jumped with her exposure to the math tricks taught in your videos…” all the best, susan

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I introduce them to SAT Critical Reading by walking them through an entire passage.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I worked as an engineer for twenty-five years solving difficult problems and managing multi-million dollar mission-critical projects.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is flexible depending on the exact needs of a student.

How did you get started teaching?

I worked with a local chapter of American Friends [Quakers] that was providing free SAT tutoring for area high school students.

What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with students from around the world with different backgrounds, capabilities, and handicaps.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Tour de France.  I am an avid cyclist and owner of a Brompton folding bike which can be taken anywhere!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure that the teacher is patient and gives you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to fully grasp the subject matter.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Am I willing to put in the necessary work and am I willing to commit to guided, collaborative learning that will fill my needs and meet my expectations.

Services offered

Math Tutors SAT Prep Tutors SAT Math Tutors SAT Reading Tutors SAT Test Prep