I have extensive experience tutoring the SAT and ACT. I've helped more than a hundred students improve their scores and have even helped some students gain perfect SAT scores. My knowledge of these exams helps me develop the best strategies for each student to achieve their unique academic aims.

My tutoring style:

Self-learning is key when trying to accomplish big goals, and tutoring is a great way to guide and facilitate that. One of my main goals when working with a student who is preparing for a college entrance exam is to build up their confidence so that the idea they can do it on their own is their default mindset. I equip my students with strategies for reducing their test-taking time, help them exercise the important skill of educated guessing (because, let's face it, while we don't want to guess on these tough exams, in the event that we need to we should be ready make a guess that is most likely to be correct), and give them resources that go beyond what we do in our sessions so they can enhance their understanding even further when we're not working together.

Success story:

I have tutored many dozens of test-prep students, and narrowing down my successes to just one is a difficult task. Here is some direct feedback I have received from former students:

Student - Emily Owen Mendelsohn - 8/15/19 (She did both the SAT and GRE with me) - "Ashwin is an excellent tutor. I am very pleased with my testing results and the tutoring experience. Ashwin allowed me to go at my own pace and gave me encouragement when I needed a push to keep going. Ashwin truly cared about my success and wanted me to not feel overwhelmed by the process. We took tutoring one step at a time. Ashwin always had a genuine answer for my questions, even if I felt silly asking them. Ashwin breaks complicated topics down into smaller concepts so that they are more manageable. Ashwin was a life saver in my tutoring journey, and I could not have done it without him!"

Parent - Sunita, mother of Prakruti - 9/13/21 (SAT) - "My daughter and I had a great time working with Ashwin. He was very knowledgeable about the SAT and helped my daughter understand things using simpler terms. She would actually look forward to tutoring which was a big change from our first tutoring experience. I've recommended Ashwin to all of our friends."

Hobbies and interests:

I enjoy tennis, soccer, and chess. I also like board games and strategy games - Wingspan and Azul are some of my newer favorites.

Test Prep
  • SSAT
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • SAT Math
  • SAT Writing
  • ACT
  • ACT Math
  • ACT Science
  • ACT Reading
  • ACT English
  • ACT Writing
  • GRE
  • GMAT

High school, college, and adult learners.

Student - Emily Owen Mendelsohn - 8/15/19 (She did both the SAT and GRE with me) - "Ashwin is an excellent tutor. I am very pleased with my testing results and the tutoring experience. Ashwin allowed me to go at my own pace and gave me encouragement when I needed a push to keep going. Ashwin truly cared about my success and wanted me to not feel overwhelmed by the process. We took tutoring one step at a time. Ashwin always had a genuine answer for my questions, even if I felt silly asking them. Ashwin breaks complicated topics down into smaller concepts so that they are more manageable. Ashwin was a life saver in my tutoring journey, and I could not have done it without him!"

Parent - Sunita, mother of Prakruti - 9/13/21 (SAT) - "My daughter and I had a great time working with Ashwin. He was very knowledgeable about the SAT and helped my daughter understand things using simpler terms. She would actually look forward to tutoring which was a big change from our first tutoring experience. I've recommended Ashwin to all of our friends."

Tutoring subjects:

SAT
ACT
GRE
GMAT
PSAT
SSAT
ACT Math
SAT Math
ACT Writing
SAT Writing
ACT Science
ACT English
ACT Reading