FlipSetter Academy - Top Ranked SAT / ACT Prep

FlipSetter Academy - Top Ranked SAT / ACT Prep

5.0 (13)
1 hire on Tutors.com
3 employees
2 years in business

About this tutor

We've proven our Virtual model on our website from students from previous schools.

I started out contracted by another company, and then realized the impact I was making to bring hope to students and their parents. Parents want the best for their kids...there's no argument there. However, to get the student motivated is another story. That's what I specalize in...how to connect a student to a course / subject matter and to enjoy it or relate to it! : )     

Yes, that is quite possible! #drumroll

I have helped students get into the IVY leagues and other colleges of their dreams, mentored them on how to make good choices, and the response has been stellar. I was getting 20 tutoring requests a week. Then I started group tutoring. 

Our business specializes in creativity, group collaboration, participation and overall improvement. We have the best tools on the internet and we want to share them with you. WE ONLY DO GROUP TUTORING!

Sam - public speaker, writer, consultant, tutor and strategiest. Here is my profile - https://flipsetter.com/user/profile/Y8wT2

The way I tutor is that I guide the students to figure out the right answer themselves. Students feel happy, proud and confident when they’ve figured it out themselves.  It elevates them, and I do that for all of my students.

Successful students are those that truly understand the material, and “shake things up” a bit to figure out another angle to the problem. Instructing is good, but guiding them to the answer is better because now I know they are self-sufficient!

This makes me a better tutor too because I constantly think of different techniques and different angles to help them understand the answer.

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Credentials

Boston, MA 02116
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13 Reviews

5.0

  • Harrison Oliveira

    Before FlipSetter Academy my ASVAB was 12 with FlipSetter Academy, my ASVAB is now 80. thank you Sam for teaching me it helped me a lot. I was able to qualify for my job

  • David Agumadu

    I like Sam's style of teaching. He showed me how to look for keywords in questions on the reading, how to translate them and how to do better in reading. At first he showed me, then he'd ask me to find the answers within the reading passages for what I got wrong and why it was the right answer. I'm scoring a lot higher now. I recently scored more than 1300 on my practice test!

  • Brandon Sherer

    I've always needed help with math, but I had a hard time visualizing it. What I like about Sam always asking me to write my answers on the whiteboard is that he made sure to make me sure I understood how I got my answers and it helped me a lot. Math really is something that takes times, but he helped me understand it to where I can connect with it. Thank you Sam!

  • David Delavega

    I'm no good in english. I have trouble with it. This was hard for me on SAT. Sam made it easy for me to understand. I feel like i got better. I can read better now.


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FAQs


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

I walk them through crash courses for:

-SAT math, reading and writing

-ACT math, reading and writing

This lets me gauge where their strengths and weaknesses are. I also like to learn who they are, what they do and what they aspire to me because it's all personality based. This helps me learn their learning curve.


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

As an independent tutor I get requests all the time for SAT, ACT, math, science and other courses. 

My tutoring skills are one of a kind, and I help students relate to the subject matter so they become self-sufficient. 

I have two masters degrees, and I graduated with Physics and Biomedical science backgrounds. You can see on my portfolio link! : )


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

Yes. 

My pricing is $15 / hour, and I usually do two hour sessions which applies to every course. 

I've tutored geometry, AP Physics, Medical Technology, SAT, ACT, PSAT and many other courses available upon request. The more you tell me, then the better we can do with you!


How did you get started teaching?

I realized I was good at it, and I've been tutoring since I was in high school.

People tell me I'm good with words, out of the box thinker and the ability to captivate and audience with story telling. 

So, I thought I'd give it a try. Here I am! : )


What types of students have you worked with?

"special needs," high school, middle school and college.

I've tutored - writing, college essays, entrance exams, SAT, ACT, medical technology, and just about any course that has been given to me out of request. 

I've tutored international students, athletes, cheerleaders, gamers, etc. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had a Hispanic student in Arizona where he was looking to get into Stanford and / or MiT. I tutored him for 3 months, got him to 1390- 1400 score, and made his family very happy. 

He just had an interview with MiT a week ago. He was astonished with my methods thinking he couldn't get any better than he already was. 

My students on average score 1300+ on the SAT


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

Get to know your tutor's strengths and weaknesses, ask as many questions as you can, take practice tests and work hard. 

Studying is a lot like sports. You develop muscle memory from training in sports a lot. Test preparation is the same way. It becomes automated in your brain after much exposure. 


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

Is my goal realistic? What are the ways for me to get there? Do you have alternatives? Can you teach it to me in a different way? Can you draw it out for me?


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