11.03.2013

SAT Tutoring ~

I provide private SAT tutoring services for high school students. Tutoring covers all subjects of the test including Reading, Math and Writing. Instruction in only one subject area also available if desired. I've had great success working with students in the Pittsburgh area from various high schools including Shadyside Academy, Central Catholic, Oakland Catholic, the Ellis School, Gateway, Upper St. Clair, Peters Township, Pine Richland, etc. I also work with students who have learning difficulties or partake in special education. Serious inquiries only please.

Contact Anjali Soi at asoitutoring@gmail.com or 412-897-0809. Also contact me for SAT II MATH PREP.

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Pricing

$162.50/session (travel included). Each session is 1 hour and 30 minutes. 8 session minimum (4 subject minimum for instruction in one subject area). Payments through Paypal can be sent to: anjalisoi@gmail.com.

Please send FULL payment in the amount of $1300 (8 sessions) or $650 (4 sessions) via paypal BEFORE the first session to anjalisoi@gmail.com. No exceptions apply. Please read through the contract carefully. Thank you.

Information for Students

1) If you're thinking about pursuing private tutoring, it would be best to contact me at LEAST two to three months before the test/date you are planning to take so that you get good value and truly benefit from the tutoring sessions.  If you're looking for private tutoring in one subject area, please get in touch with me at least six weeks before the test/date. The reason I suggest that students contact me well in advance is because tutoring sessions take place once a week and the 8 session minimum needs to be fulfilled (8 sessions minimum is what I have found best for students to make solid improvements). I do not like to cram more than one session in a week (unless it's a makeup) because I do not feel that students will get full value or improve by cramming in sessions this way. I assign homework after every session and I expect that it is 100% complete before the next session. I like to allow ample time (especially during the school year) for students to get their SAT homework done between sessions.

2) Make sure to bring your PSAT scores, previous SAT scores and results or any diagnostics you have taken to the first session. This will help me understand your strengths and weaknesses and we will go from there.

3) Make sure you are rested enough and awake for each session. You need to be fully awake and alert during the sessions so that you can benefit from them. If you are unable to keep up with the homework I assign at the sessions and/or are having trouble staying alert, I would be happy to talk with you and/or your parents/caretakers about how things can change so that you the student can feel less stressed and overwhelmed and more alert in general.

4) If you have certain conditions that you need to have satisfied so that you can focus during the sessions, please let me know. For example, if you cannot study with any noise, I will make sure that there will be absolutely no noise around us during the sessions. At the same time, if you are someone who has an easier time focusing when there is noise around you, such as in a cafe, I will accommodate your needs in this way. Please note: I do not meet at students' homes. We will meet in a location that works for everyone.

5) I have a one page contract that everyone signs (the student, parents/guardians and me, the tutor) before we begin so that everyone's expectations around the tutoring process are clear. Please know that teaching is something that I absolutely love and I enjoy providing educational and mentor support. Throughout the process, you can email me or call me anytime with questions or thoughts that you have.

Thank you. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at asoitutoring@gmail.com.

Testimonials

"I studied with Anjali when I needed to get my SAT scores up. As long as you are willing to put in the work at the sessions, she really can help you grasp and understand the concepts of any subject. I was able to get all three of my scores up and get into the school that I wanted. I couldn't have been more pleased of my time with her!"

- Steve Suthers, student at Wittenberg University 

"Working with Anjali was such a great experience! She tutored me for the SAT math section and the SAT II Math level 2 subject test. After several sessions, I was able to increase my SAT math score to 700 and earn an 800 on the Math II SAT subject test. I'm very grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Anjali, as my test scores will be a huge benefit on my college applications this year!"

- Paige Hannah, Peters Township High School 

"Anjali Soi tutored me for about four months and my SAT scores due to her tutoring improved drastically. With Anjali's help, I felt more prepared than I ever was for the SAT test. It truly shows because my overall SAT scores improved by over 200 points. The work Anjali provides is no walk in the park. She will challenge you and expect you to perform at your very best at all times. However, the work is worth the reward. Anjali covers all topics that appear on the SAT which I felt gave me a better understanding of the test and made me more confident when taking it. Anjali was one of the most helpful tutors I have had yet and if you are looking to significantly increase your SAT scores, Anjali would be the person you're looking for."

- Joey Fairbanks, Peters Township High School

"I studied with Anjali for several weeks in order to improve my SAT score. Before I contacted Anjali, I had taken the SATs once and was displeased with my score. After her great tutoring I was able to improve my score by several hundred points which allowed me to get accepted to some of my top choice schools. She not only makes sure that you understand the material completely but also provides some tips to get around the funky questions that are there to trick you. She also understands peoples strengths and weaknesses. For example, I scored significantly higher on the math portion of the test compared to the other two. Due to this, we spent more time on the writing and reading and less time on the math because that was what I needed the most help with. She will challenge you and she will expect that you pay full attention during the meetings, however it truly is worth it in the end."

- Devon Chosky, student at Denison University 

Materials you will need

Please bring all of the following materials with you to the first session: 

1) College Board SAT Study Guide (2nd edition)
2) Kaplan SAT flashcards - you can get them from Barnes & Noble or Amazon: www.amazon.com/Kaplan-SAT-Flashcards/dp/1609781120
3) calculator
4) notebook
5) please don't forget your pencils!

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