A message from Coach K:
Having taught SAT-prep for over 35 years, one thing I have cherished is the opportunity to help students reach their potential by individualizing test-prep strategies to best accommodate each individual’s personal strengths and weaknesses. No two students are alike, and as in sports, it is the coach’s job to tailor an approach that yields the best results for each player on the team.
The results for over 35,000 students over the years have been test-results exceeding many students’ wildest expectations — I’ve seen scores increase by 400 points or more on many occasions. But what is more heartwarming for me is seeing student confidence soar — not only on the SAT but oftentimes in their schoolwork. This personal touch is what makes teaching a special profession. It can’t be replaced by a computer.
Awhile back, I had considered introducing an online format, but initially it didn’t feel right. Teens need a compassionate helping hand, not an impersonal monitor-screen, to guide them through the insecurities of handling the SAT (and ACT). But with the masked, social-distance learning models recently proposed, I now realize that the best interactive-approach is a personal one, not a masked one, even if done online. That is why I have decided to offer a personal, up-front online course, reaching each student without fear of “protocol paranoia”. There is, in my opinion, no substitute for an honest-to-goodness teacher…and there is truly no replacement for the warmth and caring of the classroom experience. So rather than let masked distance learning leave students even more isolated, I am dedicating myself to staying in touch with our teens, motivating them in a way that only a close-up approach can do.
We won’t let Covid-19 usurp the learning experience—our newest online classes will make learning fun again !