I was concerned that I would fail my SATs and be forced into attending some school I didn't love. However, in the end, I did get into one of the best schools in the world. So problem solved.
Gabrielle's confidence level rose tremendously.
She had specific test taking strategies that Erika taught her that were very helpful in getting her to balance her time wisely. Erika was extremely effective and focused and a very good cheerleader and motivator for Gabrielle. She took her work with her very, very seriously.
I wanted Gabrielle to obtain the score she thought she was capable of receiving, and she did!
—Wendy E., Parent
I constantly use your tricks and methods for test taking and could not be more thankful to you! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: it has made me a more calm, collected and organized person.
—Meital I., Student
My experience with ACT prep with Erika was completely different from my experiences with other tutors.
Before Erika, I had worked with a few other ACT/SAT prep tutors that weren’t the right fit for me. I felt a lot of pressure to get high scores, as many students do.
Erika got me to address my anxiety, and built up my confidence so much that the anxiety dissipated, and that is something for which I am so grateful.
For me, Erika was more than a tutor, and she changed the way I felt about test prep, and the actual tests.
I highly recommend Erika’s services because she truly cares, and wants you to succeed in all aspects of your life, not just on standardized tests.... Erika has the ability to connect in a meaningful way with people, and it truly enhances the entire college admissions process.
—Claire R., Student
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My biggest concern at the beginning of the process was test scores. During the process I realized that the time you and Sarah were spending together was helping her in so many other ways.
The mindfulness techniques that you taught Sarah really seemed to help her in concentrating on the task at hand. I have no doubt that she will have a more successful college experience because of these techniques. I also believe that she definitely learned some organizational skills.
Sarah’s grades weren’t bad to begin with, but have improved since working with you!
Also - she got into the college of her choice!!
Sarah seemed to enjoy the test preparation. So many times when I walked by the room where she was working with Erika, I heard her laughing. She looked forward to her sessions with you and seemed to gain confidence with each time.
You offer more than just the possibility of improved test scores - you offer an opportunity to develop study/mindfulness skills that will help in all areas of life. You were a really great mentor and role model for her.
When a parent makes an investment it is good to know that the time is well spent and enjoyed. I’m so glad that Sarah and I have gotten to know you!
You are an inspiration!
—Suzanne S., Parent
My concerns at the beginning were if I was actually going to have good enough scores to get into college. I was scared that I was not capable of finishing an entire section in the given time, but Erika showed me that I could.
Erika alleviated all of my concerns.
I had to work hard to make my goals come true, but Erika made it possible and easy. My whole test taking technique and the way I looked at the test changed. I felt confident when I sat down to take the test, and I knew that I could score high if I really tried.
Erika makes test taking fun! She has a way of understanding where we are coming from and tackling subjects from our point of view.
Erika really connects with her students and makes us feel comfortable. She alleviates the stress and anxiety of test taking.
My very embarrassing scores soon turned into a number I was proud of because of Erika.
—Gracie R., Student