Testing

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Learning vocabulary is simply not enough for the qualitative sections of standardized tests. These sections evaluate your abilities to analyze writings by having you: identify assumptions and implications, summarize texts, identify styles, and demonstrate relationships among words and concepts. Amanda’s focus on writing and communication make her an especially valuable tutor for qualitative and analytical writing sections of tests.

The quantitative sections of standardized tests are very different from tests given in math classes. They are designed to assess your reasoning and problem-solving skills rather than rote memorization of formulas and specific steps. Most questions instead require multi-level reasoning and calculation. Thus, studying for a standardized test is quite different than studying for a class exam. Knowing how to interpret the types of questions and answers presented, quickly accessing a broad range of topics, and recognizing common patterns are essential to getting the score you want. Amanda will provide your quantitative help for all standardized tests AK Tutoring offers, and is especially experienced with the GED, GRE, GMAT, and ASVAB.

We currently offer individual and group tutoring sessions and workshops for the:

pre-AP and AP
IB
OCCT
PSAT
SAT
ACT
ASVAB
GRE
GMAT

Statements & Essays

Testing is only part of the battle to get into the college or graduate school of your choice. Amanda is a writing consultant who has seen hundreds of statements of purpose, personal statements, descriptions of career goals, scholarship essays, and other sections of entrance applications. She know the tropes, and uses this knowledge to help her students rid their essays of clichéd and generic sentences. Most importantly, she wants your statements to be true to you! Through conversation and questioning, Amanda collaborates with students to make their essays stand out as appropriately descriptive, succinct, and true to the applicants’ personalities. Using such techniques, Amanda successfully formatted her applications and got into her first-choice undergraduate and graduate institutions!

For information about rates and availability, contact amanda@ak-tutoring.com.

Test Prep Rates

Let us teach you the knowledge, patterns, and strategies needed to pass your tests with flying colors and gain acceptance to your first-choice schools! Test prep tutoring is at the Level 3 rate of $45/hr. Please check out the list of common standardized tests for which we offer tutoring.

Writing Rates & Scheduling

Rates and scheduling depend upon the length and nature of your request. Proofreading and copy editing are $4 per 250 words. Content editing is $5 per 250 words, and also necessitates meetings online or in-person at the Level 1 rate of $40/hr to go carefully through requirements, brainstorm, and discuss your writing’s direction and evolution. Please email Amanda at amanda@ak-tutoring.com to discuss your writing!