PSTS provides individualized test prepfor the SATs, ACTs, GREs, as well as one-on-one tutoring for SAT subject tests and New York State Regent's exams. We also tutor for all high school and middle school entrance exams such as ISEE, SHSATs, OLSAT, Nest+M, SSAT and NY state/city-wide testing (all levels). As well, there are writing workshops and academic tutorials in most subject areas available.
If you have compared my rates to others out there with the same level of expertise, experienceand success you will see that my ratio of skill to cost is one of the best you will find.
A note for parents of NYC 4th and 7th graders: In this time of economic ups and downs more and more families are seeking a great public school education for their children even if their child's older siblings (or you yourselves) went to private schools. I encourage you to consider starting ahead of time to keep your child at the forefront of the action. So many of the city's outstanding public schools depend on the test scores from 4th and 7th grade state exams and extra tutoring is key to staying relaxed in a sometimes fraught, and always competitive, circumstance. A financial investment made now, can save you thousands of dollars later: you may find academic choices not available to your child and private school, with it's sometimes steep tuition, could be the only recourse. My long time observation has been that children improve test scores and academic performance when their confidence levels increase. They learn more than testing strategies when working with me because I believe that the best approach to test prep is maintaining the very best reading/writing and math skill levels possible. The children are encouraged to develop a process of paying attention: What is the task? How do I respond? Did my response address the task? If you start early, how can you go wrong???
It is never too early or too lateto think about college entrance exams (PSAT, SAT or ACT) and High School Entrance Exams.
People often wonder: Is Prep for the ACT or SAT needed??
The simple answer: Yes! The SAT is a reasoning test andhowquestions are asked is as important as thecontentof the item. The ACT is a more content driven exam than SATs but still calls on test taking skills, like personal flow under pressure, how to trust your educated guesses, etc.
**It is never too late for a student to check in and work on the best approach to standardized test taking. **But it is never too early to develop writing skills or acquire and use new vocabulary that is consistent with the levels colleges are looking for in the work of their future students. The level of the math on the ACT/SAT is no higher than a 3rd year high school course. However, most students find it necessary to practice the problem solving skills required for the items, to review the types of questions and to practice avoidance of careless errors. Small innacuracies can account for lower scores ... often the very bright student moves so quickly thru the work that they miss "College Board style" tricks and twists embedded in the math problems. To pursue excellence: prepare & practice!!
Park SlopeTutorial Services is different than other prep programs:
The courses are individually designed for your child!!
Pursue Personal Excellence Through Preparation and Practice