Casey's SAT Tutoring
My name is Casey Jang and I currently a student studying Public Health and Medicine, Science and Humanities at Johns Hopkins university. I scored a 1530/1600 on the SAT and work as a part-time tutor. I have been formally tutoring for nearly two years and informally for even longer with friends and family. I love working with high school students in helping them achieve their college goals. Usually, my students score about a 200+ point different with my tips and tricks and they all describe me as patient, fun and helpful. I plan my tutoring sessions so that I can make the most of your time and money by doing more direct tutoring and less of my student working on things that they could otherwise work on their own. I am also open to negotiating prices as I understand that tutoring can be expensive. I really hope to work with you and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I'd love to hop on a zoom call with you!
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Before Day 1: Take a diagnostic test
On Day 1: Review test, talk about goals, see areas that need more focus
The rest of the days include the student taking practice tests and me reviewing it with them during tutoring sessions. By reviewing it with them, I will include tips about timing, content and other things I've picked up from my own experience.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated high school with the International Baccalaureate diploma. I took the SAT after self studying for a few months and got a 1530/1600 (790 on the math section and 740 on the Reading & Writing Section). I have had another SAT tutoring job where my students have increased up to 250 points with a few months. I have also been informally tutoring my younger siblings and friends.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I would like lessons to be at least an hour so that we can really go in depth.
*Note: I don't mind negotiating on prices because I understand what it is like to not necessarily be able to afford high end tutoring. I had self-studied myself, but if I had a good tutor back then, it would have benefited me.
How did you get started teaching?
I started mainly as tutoring the people around me informally. As I got into college, I took up a part time job tutoring for SAT and some high school math.
What types of students have you worked with?
American and International high school students from 9-12th grade.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would say make sure it is someone who will be encouraging and patient, but stern enough to make sure you stay diligent. You can't expect the tutor to do all the work and you will magically get better. Find someone who will flexible and push you to be your best while guiding you so you can reach your academic goal in the most efficient way!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Some questions before coming to Day 1:
What are my strengths and weaknesses?
What are my goals?
How much time and energy do I have/want to spend on this test?
How do I want tutoring sessions to be structures? (Of course, I will definitely have it planned)