About ScottScott was born and raised in San Diego, California. There he found a love for music, philosophy, mathematics, and surfing. Fluent in Spanish, he is a National-Merit Semifinalist and a National AP Scholar.
Scott has been teaching guitar, voice and music theory privately for over 6 years, and loves to help students improve their musical skill and master music theory. He has also tutored students in English and math for the last 3 years. Building on that experience, he founded and teaches guitar for MissionArts Education, an organization that creates opportunities for low-income, aspiring artists and musicians to learn from volunteer teachers.
Scott loves to follow world politics and international relations, and is involved with Amnesty International at his school. He is also a leader on the organizing committee of TEDxYouth@SanDiego, a youth event promoting the power of ideas. Scott is excited to continue teaching and tutoring and help students master the SAT and achieve their academic goals.
Real reviewsEncouraging Instructor.
Scott was really encouraging, and reinforced everything we had learned at the beginning of every class.
Scott helps you understand.
Scott K. spent a lot of time on vocab, which helped both with memorizing vocab and with understanding the definitions more comprehensively.
Cambrian is a Deerfield, Massachusetts native living in Los Angeles. He recent graduated cum laude from Yale, with distinction in the Theater Studies major. Cambrian is an actor, writer, and playwright. He also loves speaking Italian, large dogs, cooking with unhealthy levels of spice, and watching movies by the Coen Brothers. Cambrian grew up inspired by two excellent teachers- his father, who teaches English at Deerfield Academy, and his mother, who teaches first grade- and therefore is happy to be able to continue this heritage by helping students tackle the SAT.
About 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.
About 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.
BS, UT Austin
BA, UT Austin
MA, UT Austin
About BenBen was born in Austin, TX, and apart from short stints in Spain and upstate New York, has lived there all his life. Ben graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Government. He is currently in graduate school for political science at UT. Ben felt a vocational calling to teach after spending a summer working at a math and science camp for middle school-aged students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. He has tutored the SAT for three years. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing recreational tennis, following professional tennis, learning new things, and communing with the architects of modern liberal democracy.
Real reviewsBenjamin Hardee was a great instructor.
Benjamin Hardee was a great instructor. He was able to properly explain the material and answer any questions our group had. He was very patient and helped me better understand the strategies that the Veritas Prep course outlines. I strongly recommend Mr. Hardee to others.
Ben is very patient and willing to teach. Great instructor. Always looks to help on any question we have to make us understand.
Ben knew what he was talking about and was extremely helpful.
BA, CSU Fullerton
About MikeBorn and educated in Southern California, Mike Ventri graduated cum laude from Servite High School Honors Program, receiving the Bausch and Lomb Science Award (and accompanying scholarship) for the top science student. In addition, he received the top scores in the school on a competitive math exam. Favoring a broad-spectrum education, Mike went on to earn Bachelor Degrees in both Physics and Biology, graduating just a few classes shy of a third Bachelor's in Mathematics. He also completed the pre-med coursework and testing requirements for entering medical school.
In addition to the hard-science and math education, Mike completed numerous units in other academic fields, including psychology, history, geology, philosophy, music, dance, physical education, art, and computer science. This eclectic background served him well in relating to students with differing backgrounds in the variety of teaching environments he has encountered.
Traveling, outdoor activities, music, dance, and learning have always been his passions.
Real reviewsI'm very lucky to have had him as my mentor
Mr. Ventri is a very talented, intelligent, and knowledgeable man. I'm very lucky to have had him as my mentor in SAT training, because he is great at explaining concepts, and he genuinely cared about everyone's improvement on the SAT.
I feel really confident!
I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Ventri for his dedication as a teacher.
Thanks Mr. Ventri!
I apprecaite the awesome advice and support. I feel I am well prepared for the SAT. I will keep your tips in mind. Thank you!
BA, Brown University
About AidanAidan was born in Rochester, NY, and has lived in that snow-filled city for all his life! A student at Brown University, Aidan's favorite aspect of teaching is seeing a student’s eyes light up from the exhilaration of a new discovery. If he had one wish for all students taking the SAT, it would be for them to approach the test in a stress-free way, understanding that with hard work and practice, anyone can succeed on the test!. He loves doing anything that stimulates the mind which is why he enjoys analyzing and perfecting SAT strategies. When Aidan is not deconstructing the SAT, he can be found reading, shooting hoops at the gym, reciting poetry, or doing educational volunteering.
Real reviewsHe is absolutely a great teacher.
Aidan is such a good teacher. He is really concerned about our personal improvement. While he was teaching, we were engaged with the class. Even though every lesson lasts 3 hours, we really did not feel that they were that long. I would recommend him to every student studying for the SAT. He is absolutely a great teacher.