Parents and students: I offer tutoring online using Zoom or in person at Little Falls Library in Bethesda.
My name is Bill Jackson, and I'm an SAT/ACT tutor and study skills specialist. My job is to teach the most important test-taking skills, help students refine them, and make tutorial interesting so that students will be motivated to do the practice required. I've been doing this work for 15 years, and I love it.
Private tutoring is by far the most effective way to get your best score on the SAT or ACT. You'll need more than answer explanations. You should know how to approach each section of the test with a clear, doable strategy; how to remove distractions, manage time, and handle stress; how to chart your progress in practice and see that you are "putting it together" as test time draws near. Your tutoring should give you confidence and not feel dull or forced. If tutorial isn't a little fun, you'll be less likely to practice hard.
If you call me, you will not get jargon, prattle, or scare tactics, and you will not be besieged with agreements to sign. What you will get -- if you take my tutorial -- is me and me alone, teaching your student at the library and not in an office cubicle.
And if you hire me as a general tutor or study skills coach, I will leave no stone unturned in trying to teach what is most helpful to your student in the long run: skills, habits, and ways of thinking. These skills include time management, study planning, note-taking, advanced reading comprehension, math fundamentals, and writing (MFA, published fiction writer).
Please call for a free consultation. Either you will get me right away, or I will return your call within 24 hours. The experience will be hassle-free; it will be one of the best consultations you'll ever get.
In the meantime, take a moment to read testimonials, learn about services offered, see credentials, or check out my tutor's blog.
Expertise.com has ranked me among the top test prep tutors in the DC Metro area for five years running, including 2022.
The Expertise list provides 16 tutors this year from a group of 153 private tutors/companies screened. I'm the only individual on this list. If you want to deal with one person, the same person who is teaching your student, give me a call.
You can also find me listed among the top 10 private tutors in Bethesda by Google and yelp.
Test prep tip: See if you can approach the SAT/ACT as if it were a game or puzzle. Cultivating a playful attitude helps you learn faster.
Parents: Consider the idea, radical though it may be, that test prep can be fun. If prep is fun, the results are likely to be very good.