Special Materials & Activities
My teaching experience has demonstrated that it is imperative for students to be engaged in the material they are studying. To that end, I have designed activities and special materials that take learning outside of the standard tutorial session, including:
A vocabulary flashcard game that uses 800 of the most frequently used words on the SAT. This is a fun game that can also be played with friends and family.
An optional (free) weekly Sunday evening group reading comprehension review, where we discuss a short essay or two from the New York Times. Study questions are provided to offer the student another way to strengthen verbal skills away from the grind of reading SAT reading comprehension essays.
Homework exercises are customized for each student to work on areas of weakness. For example, a student could be given a Sentence Completion exercise that focuses on playing with the “key words” of a sentence to change the outcome of that sentence (e.g., compare these two sentences: “Despite John’s strong athletic ability, his performance in the race was _________; Because of John’s strong athletic ability, his performance in the race was __________. ).