Jan SAT

Jan SAT

5.0 (7)
2 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
1 years in business

About this tutor

Starting Harvard College in September, as part of the Class of 2025- aspiring  molecular biology with computer science major. 

I am offering personalised SAT preparation, common app and essay preparation and tutoring, as well as general assistance in the college application process.

My college application was greatly boosted by the support of my family, older friends I looked up to and dedicated teachers. Not everyone may be lucky enough to have some of that key support, which is ultimatley what you need to direct all your hard work, time and effort in the direction that'll let you succeed.

This is what I enjoy most about my work: meeting and guiding hard working young people in the right direction.

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Credentials

Cambridge, MA 02138
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Mae Chiesa

    I really liked how thorough he is with his explanations on topics I struggled with. He’s also an excellent communicator.

  • borden

    well organized and experienced. listens.

  • Marika

    Each lesson is very helpful and beneficial. Great tips for the SAT and overall exceptional knowledge of the test.

  • Louis

    Friendly, patient and personalised learning. Definitely recommend!


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FAQs


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

We start with a free of charge 15min call to figure out what level they're at, what they're looking for and how we could best plan to get the most out of working together. 

The first full session is me going through a section of the SAT, usually starting with the Reading section, and explaining + showing useful strategies, tips and etc.. I then set the student a Reading section to do on their own before our next session, during which we'll review their work and explain their mistakes / improve. From here it's usually just a cycle of the aforementioned sessions until we've gone through all 4 SAT sections. When we reach the point at which you're only making a couple of 'silly' mistakes and understand 90% of your errors, we cut down meetings to once every 2 weeks and its just you doing SAT practice set by me, and reviewing it once there's enough to go over. 

For high school juniors and seniors (but also the occassional sophomores) I usually weave in a couple of sessions about recommendation letters, essay writing, the common app and etc. along the way.


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

I've finished my A-Level exams (likely grades are A*AA-A*A*A in Mathematics / Biology / Russian) and am now graduating high school, ahead of starting Harvard College in September '21, where I hope to study molecular biology with computer science. My SAT score was 1450 (08/2020) including a 740 on the English section. I also received 2 offers from UCL (ranked 10th in the world according to topuniversities.com) from the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences.


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

90$ per hour. Sessions usually last the full hour, but if there is a need to slightly shorten / lengthen the session by 15 min either way, there is no extra charge.

I also do 30min sessions, which cost 50$ per hour, and 2 hour sessions which costs 160$.

If you're a regular or are starting sessions with me, you can text me any time on Messenger / WhatsApp (of course free of any charge) with any questions you have regarding SAT help / college applications and etc., as well as just talk about relevant general advice and etc.. and I will reply within 24hrs. My students regularly do this , to benefit from the full experience and keep me updated!


How did you get started teaching?

Many friends I helped with their own applications / SAT told me to get tutoring because they found my help useful and insighftul. I really loved the idea, and enjoy working with younger students (I've worked as a summer camp counsellor every summer since I was 14!).

When school went online for a long time and my final A-Level exams were intially completely cancelled I had enough time on my hands to get started with tutoring, and so it began:)


What types of students have you worked with?

My students are international, and from varied backgrounds, ranging from prestigious public schools in big cities, to private international schools or small town state schools. Some start of getting 700+ on math for example, and others start with a 300-400. Some improve exponentially almost immediately, others take time to start improving. My tutoring is there for all:)


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

Make sure your tutor is up to speed with the topic: make sure they've applied to college / taken the SAT recently, and know a lot of people who've done the same. Fresh experience is the best.

When you're looking to choose a tutor, choose their personality and teaching style, not their 'stats' - their 4.0 GPA,  MIT Bachelors of Engineering and valedictorian certificate won't be writing your essays or teaching you SAT reading. They will. Choose someone you get along with, who respects you and your time and explains in a way that gets you to understand things quickly.


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

What gives this person credibility? (How do I know that they know what they're talking about)

What experience do they have teaching this? 

Do I see myself working with them for more than an hour or two?


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