I have extensive experience tutoring the SAT, ACT, and other placement and assessment tests. I've helped more than 100 students improve their scores and even gain perfect scores. My experience helps me develop the best strategies for each student to achieve their unique academic aims.
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 an entrance exam or other standardized test is to build up their confidence so that the idea that they can do it on their own is their default mindset. I equip my students with proven strategies for reducing their test-taking time, help them exercise the important skill of educated guessing, 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.
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 - "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 - "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."
I enjoy tennis, soccer, and chess. I also like board games and strategy games - Wingspan and Azul are some of my newer favorites.