Hear from BeauBeau is a Connecticut Yankee and professional musician currently living in Washington State. During his senior year in high school Beau enrolled in an SAT prep course and improved his SAT score by over 300 points. He was immediately hired as an instructor and taught for over 10 years. Beau has experienced first hand what a great SAT teacher can do for a motivated student, and he has a true passion for teaching students how to smack down the SAT. While at Yale, Beau played drums and sang in various funk bands, majored in Latin and Greek Literature, ran the New York Times distribution service for the Yale campus, taught the SAT, and rowed on the Yale Crew - winning the 1992 National Championship and traveling to England to row in the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta . When he is not teaching the SAT, Beau can usually be found playing music or floating down a river with fly rod, in search of the mythical Troutzilla.
Real reviewsBeau was amazing
Beau was amazing, not only always paying attention and never distracted, but he cared a lot about his students.
Thank you Beau!
My instructor made the lesson both interesting and engaging. Thank you Beau!
I feel very prepared thanks to him.
Beau was the best instructor I could ask for. He is funny but so helpful. I feel very prepared thanks to him.
Hear from SidhiSidhi was born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. She was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar in high school and won the Cardinal Stritch piano festival as well as the Civic Music Association scholarship her senior year. A Classical Studies fanatic, Sidhi took first place in the Academic Decathlon and was named MVP of a Latin-based quiz bowl competition at the National Latin Convention. She went on to concentrate in Neuroscience at Brown University, where she was later inducted into the Sigma Xi honor society. Her first summer of college, Sidhi became a branch manager for Ivy Insiders, a program which allowed students to set up their own mini-tutoring companies. She was ecstatic to witness her help result in an average ACT score boost of 6 points for her students. Later in college, she also tutored for BRYTE, a student-led program which pairs undergraduate tutors with refugees from Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. While she is currently pursuing a film career in both acting and production in Los Angeles, Sidhi is excited to keep tutoring students to beat standardized tests!
Sidhi was very knowledgeable and even provided some of her own outside information when teaching us the roots of words and their meanings.
I loved her!
Sidhi was awesome - she presented everything in a way that made it easily learnable. I loved her! I feel so lucky to have gotten her, she was a huge blessing.
Hear from MichelleBorn and raised in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Michelle was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP scholar in high school and performed extensively as part of a chamber choir, symphonic band, and competitive color guard team. In contrast to her stationary upbringing, Michelle traversed several continents as an undergraduate before landing in Boston. Her experiences at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania sensitized her to inequities in power and privilege among different social groups, and the choices that each individual has in either sustaining or dismantling oppressive systems. Fascinated by other languages and cultures, Michelle studied Japanese and anthropology in her first year, Spanish and Vietnamese during a semester spent backpacking through Central America and Vietnam, and French at the University of Paris IV - La Sorbonne through an independent program. She fell in love with the city and decided to stay another year to become fluent in French, teaching English and modeling for an art and design school while also taking courses in the social sciences, which piqued her interest in entering a helping profession.
Since her return to the states one year ago, Michelle has been pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology at Harvard Extension with an interest in becoming a clinical social worker. A member of the Harvard Mediation Program, she mediates small-claims at the Malden District Court and volunteers as a research assistant with the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights. She also enjoys dancing Argentine tango, performing with the Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, and attending cultural events of all kinds.
Real reviewsShe made the class very interesting
My instructor was Michelle Nguyen, and she was VERY helpful. She made the class very interesting, got to know each one of her students very well, and developed a great bond with each of them.
Michelle is fun!
Every night became fun and ... beyond informative.