SAT & ACT Tutoring Testimonials

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Rick is fantastic. He’s very experienced with the tests so he’s basically reverse engineered all the patterns and algorithms that go into making them. His feedback on essays is very thorough and constructive. His tutoring gave me a lot of confidence going into the test and I ended up getting a total of 3 questions wrong on the entire SAT. He really helps you understand why you got certain questions wrong and how to recognize the same types of questions in the future and how to answer them correctly. I highly recommend Rick for everyone.

-N.Y., Chadds Ford, SAT increase of 170 points to 2380 TOTAL in 5 weeks (Jan/Feb 2016 test)

Rick tutored my son, Paul, on the SAT. He had previously taken them without studying and did well but wanted a better score. Rick was recommended by Paul’s college advisers. Rick was professional and easy to work with. We live further away, so after the initial meeting, they used skype for the sessions. Paul enjoyed the sessions and his SAT score went up 260 points which included a perfect 800 on the math section. We would highly recommend Rick.

-Parent of Paul T., Schwenksville, SAT increase of 260 points in 8 weeks (Jan/Feb 2016 test)

I highly recommend Rick for tutoring! He was so helpful and great at explaining everything that I felt so prepared when I went in to take the ACTs. My score ended up improving 4 points which I feel so proud of and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without his help. He was so kind and I felt that he was very invested in making sure that I performed well on the test.

-S.L., Downingtown, ACT increase of 4 points (Feb 2016 test)

My wife and I wanted a tutor for our son that had experience with the SAT/ACT. We were blessed to find Rick. Yes, he is pricey, but trust me, its well worth it if you want your son or daughter to succeed. Rick not only tutors for the exams, he actually takes them himself. We interviewed a bunch of tutors before we found Rick. They all claimed they had the best tutoring results, but how can you claim you have the best results and never sit for the exams annually. He took the time to understand what the problems our son was having and created a lesson plan for him. Our son had his sights set on a tier 2 school before tutoring sessions with Rick. We are proud to say that he was accepted to 9 out of 11 schools he applied, 3 ranked in the top 30 according to US News and World Report. It could not have happened with Rick. He is challenging, detailed and extremely patient. My sons score went up 5 points from the first ACT score after tutoring with Rick. If you want your child to get it right the first time, choose Rick.

-Parent of H.P., Newark (DE), ACT increase of 5 points (Oct 2016 test)

A couple of weeks ago I asked my daughter how it was going with Rick and if she felt that she was getting positive traction from the tutoring sessions.  She turned to me and said, “Absolutely.  And in addition, Rick is making me smarter in all of my classes”.  We are very happy with the services.  We will be recommending Rick to all our friends.

-Parent of B.T., Mission Viejo, California

Rick was such a great tutor! He helped me to increase both my score and my overall confidence towards taking the SAT. Thanks to his many test-taking tips and the weekly practice tests he provided for me, I was able to earn a 2400 on the test. I would recommend him to anyone!

-H.Y., Downingtown (Downingtown STEM Academy), SAT increase of ~250 points to PERFECT SCORE OF 2400 in 8 weeks (December 2015 test)

Rick was extremely helpful in preparing my son for his first ACT test. Rick helped him by giving him strategies to improve his reading and essay writing skills. Not only that, he also gave my son tips on how to pace himself on test day, a problem he frequently faced on the practice tests. My son ended up getting 4 points higher than we expected on the test. I highly recommend Rick for anyone who is looking to increase their score. Thanks Rick!

-Parent of C.B., Glen Mills (Malvern Preparatory School), ACT increase of 4 points in 6 weeks (June 2015 test)

Rick tutored my daughter for her SAT’s. She had done well taking them on her own, but wanted to increase her scores because the schools she is interested in are very competitive. He was very professional and thorough. He gave her homework each week, and followed up each session with an e-mail summary for both her and me. We were both happy with Rick.

-Parent of O.T., West Chester (Henderson High School)

It has been a great experience having Rick tutor my daughter. She started of with an average score of 26 and quickly improved to a 33 on the practice tests. He utilized every second of the session to teach and provided good tips on the test. He focused on her areas of weakness and was very knowledgeable about the material. He sent me feedback on the session each week outlining her progress. I highly recommend Rick.

-Parent of E.P., Downingtown (Downingtown STEM Academy)

Sat scores improved a lot – you’re awesome thanks Rick.  My sat scores were math:680 reading:660 writing:670. Thank you so much for everything!!!

-J.F., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 180 points after 8.5 hours of tutoring over span of 6 weeks (October 2015 test)

I received a 2160 overall (730 reading, 770 math, and 660 writing). Thank you!

-S.C., ONLINE student in Washington, DC (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology), SAT increase of 280 points in 10 weeks (October 2015 test)

I worked with Rick for 6 weeks and increased my ACT score from a 26 to a 32! He’s a great tutor for both the ACT and SAT and I felt calm, comfortable and well prepared going into the test. Thank you!!

-K.B., West Chester (Henderson High School), ACT increase of 6 points after 11 hours of tutoring in 4 weeks (September 2015 test)

My son will be taking the SAT for the first time this Saturday. He was not at all interested in doing any SAT prep work. When I mentioned getting him a tutor, he was not pleased. However, after a few sessions with Rich, I asked what he thought. He stated that Rich taught him more in these sessions than his 2+ years at his private high school. I could see his confidence build after each session and his scores improving steadily. He was also motivated to do the prep work because of the progress he was making. Rich not only has great insight on how to prepare a student for the SAT, he is very professional, kind and patient. He even came to the house when they couldn’t meet at the library due to weather conditions. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a tutor–just wish I had known about him for my two older children. Thanks so much, Rich!!

And post-test follow-up:

Hi Rich,

I just wanted to let you know that Peter got an 1840 on the May 2nd SAT.  We are thrilled with this result, even though he may take it one more time in September.

Can’t thank you enough for your time and this great result.
All the best,

-Parent of P.L., Devon (Malvern Preparatory School), SAT increase of 240 points in 8 weeks (May 2015 test)

I highly recommend Rick! He helped my daughter via Skype tutoring to prepare for the math sections of the PSAT/SAT. He is very knowledgeable about the changes to the revised exam and explains things in a simple, uncomplicated style that is very effective. He also has a relaxed manner that put my daughter at ease but helped her master the material. My daughter said, “Why can’t all my teachers explain things the way he does?” His materials are thoughtfully prepared and thorough. He is punctual, reliable, efficient, and effective. I am thoroughly satisfied.

Update: S scored in the 99th percentile on her PSAT! Her math section was her highest score (730 out of 760), so thanks to you for your effective preparation.

-Parent of S.K., New York

Working with Rick was so helpful leading up to my SATs! His sessions are very engaging and he did a great job of tailoring them to my needs. He made me feel a lot more confident going into the test. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

-J.D., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 250 points in 8 weeks (November 2015 test)

I worked with Rick for about a year and he has been an amazing tutor! He customized tutoring sessions and homework to my needs as a student which made my progress more noticeable and specialized. My SAT and ACT test scores both improved dramatically after working with Rick. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a standardized testing tutor!

-T.V., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 180 points (June 2015 test)

Rick worked with my daughter for a month and she increased her scores by 100 points in math and reading. He is an excellent resource for sat prep. We had gone to a larger organization that was run like a production line and did absolutely no good. Rick works one on one with the student, he provides a summary after each session that is quantifiable which was super helpful. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

-Parent of H.M., Birchrunville (Owen J Roberts High School), SAT increase of 100 points in Math and Reading in 4 weeks (October 2015 test)

Thank you so much for helping me prepare for the test- I definitely know that if I had not studied this summer, my previous score would not not have gotten me very far at all with some of the schools on my list. I’ll be sure to pass on your name to any of my friends looking to take the test.

-S.Z., West Chester (Downingtown STEM Academy), SAT increase of 110 points in 8 weeks (October 2015 test)

I highly recommend Rick! He helped my daughter via Skype tutoring to prepare for the math sections of the PSAT/SAT. He is very knowledgeable about the changes to the revised exam and explains things in a simple, uncomplicated style that is very effective. He also has a relaxed manner that put my daughter at ease but helped her master the material. My daughter said, “Why can’t all my teachers explain things the way he does?” His materials are thoughtfully prepared and thorough. He is punctual, reliable, efficient, and effective. I am thoroughly satisfied.

-J.K., parent of ONLINE student in New York, PSAT Tutoring

Dear Richard,

I would just like to say that I have been accepted to UPenn!
Thank you so much for your SAT help- it was vital to my college application.

-K.S., ONLINE student in Virginia, SAT increase of 200 points from 2010 to 2210 in 5 weeks (Jan 2014 test)

B’s SAT scores were published, and it looks like he did a lot better than his PSAT’s, thanks to his SAT coach.

AND…
Rich has a very calm demeanor, is patient and worked extremely well with my son. His ACT and SAT scores improved significantly after 8 hours with Rich. He is good at replying to parent questions, and was very responsive and encouraging when I sent him the test scores. I would highly recommend Rich, and will definitely be setting up sessions with my younger two in the next two years.

-Parent of B.B., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 300 points in 12 weeks (Nov 2014 test)

Rick is an awesome, awesome tutor. I started out with a 2150 SAT score (CR: 750, M: 680, WR: 720) and an 31 on the ACT (E: 34, M:30, R:35, S:26) and over the course of three months, he brought my ACT score up to a 34 (E:35, M:30, R:33, S:32), then got me to an 800 on Math 2, and after studying with him over the summer, I received a 2340 on the October SATs (CR:800, M:750, WR:790).

He was very patient with me and very straight forward. We used only official study guides and a few Rick-sanctioned practice tests, and he was willing to sit and explain every math/science/reading/writing section I couldn’t get my head around. After teaching me all the tips and tricks so that I could get consistently high scores, he was still willing to read through my essays and listen to me explain things I already understood just for my benefit. Rick was also happy to read through a college essay or two when we ran out of test-problems to go through during a session and never ceased to be positive and encouraging.

Rick is a genuinely nice guy, and I’ve recommended him to all of my underclassmen friends who are squaring up to take the SATs/ACTs soon. His promise to get your scores up is 100% true plus there’s an added bonus of having a friendly guy teaching you math (or whatever it is you need to know). Rick is worth much more than he charges.

-E.M., ONLINE student in Merion Station, SAT increase of 190 points (Oct 2014 test) and ACT increase of 3 points (June 2014 test)

She improved! Final test bested all her categories. Thank you for your help, just wish she had gotten a little more sleep the week before the test, but I don’t think that was something you could have helped much with!

Just referred you to my friend for his son and will forward info to my brother-in-law for his kids.
Cheers,

-Parent of ONLINE student C.F. in Boston, SAT increase of 100 points (to 2160) in 3 weeks (November 2014 test)

After first test: P did very well and got a score of 2300. Thanks for all your help. He got a perfect score in Writing ( a 11 in essay).

After second test: P did very well. He got a 2350: 800 in CR and Math but 750 in writing. If any of the universities he applies to superscores, then he would get a perfect 2400 since he got 800 in writing in his last attempt.

Thank you for all your help and I will be glad to pass on your information to others.

-Parent of ONLINE student P.M. in Texas, SAT increase of 210 points (260 points superscored!) in 6 weeks (March/June 2014 tests)

Hi Mr. K,
In total, I got a 2040 on the SATs. 670 on Reading, 650 on Math, and 720 on Writing.

-ONLINE student A.C. in Virginia, SAT increase of 240 points in 4 weeks (October 2014 test)

Hi Mr. K,
I recently received my scores back from the October 11th SAT. The test was a success – I was able to bring up my reading score 100 points from 560 to 660. I want to thank you for your help in preparing me for this test. My overall score is now an 1810, which will really help as I apply to college.

Thanks again for all your help with the SATs. I will definitely refer any future SAT or ACT takers to you. You were such a great resource in helping prep for these type of tests.

-C.S., ONLINE student in Boston, SAT increase of 200 points in ~6 weeks (100 points in Writing June 2014, 100 points in Reading Oct 2014) (June/Oct 2014 test)

We have used Rich for my daughter’s SAT Prep for a few session this past spring. He was always on time, well prepared, and my daughter always came away feeling that she really learned something. Well we finally got her results and she increased over 200 points on the SAT’s and puts her in a range to allow for merit scholarships. Well worth the time and money. I can not recommend Rich enough!! Skip the large classes and hire Rich, very affordable and well worth the time and money. He always leaves behind study tips and practice problems. I highly recommend him!! Matter of fact we may use him in the fall on the ACT’s, just hope he is available.

-Parent of S.H., Wilmington, SAT increase of 210 points in 10 weeks (June 2014 test)

2260!! Thank you so much!!

-A.D., Media, SAT increase of 240 points in 9 weeks (including perfect 800 in Writing) (Oct 2014 test)

Hey, it’s T.H. I wanted to tell you mine and A’s results! I got a 1710 and last score was a 1550 before so that was good improvement and A got a 1720 and she originally  had 1650 so we are very pleased!!! Thank you for all your help!

-T.H., Malvern (Great Valley High School), SAT increase of 160 points in 6 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

Mr. K
Hello! I want to thank you because I did better on my SAT Math. I got a 560.
Thank you so much! This really helped me for colleges.

-V.B., Lansdowne (Bonner Prendie High School), SAT Math increase of 80 points in 3 weeks (November 2014 test)

C’s SAT score went up 150 pts!  Here was the breakdown:
Reading 500  (up 50)
Math 590  (up 60)
Writing 670  (up 40)

Your work/support/tutoring was so extremely valuable!

Thanks so much for everything, Rich.

-Parent of C.B., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 150 points (~250 points from initial test) in 14 weeks (June 2014 test)

We are very happy with the improvement. Again thanks for the help and we will certainly recommend you to any of our friends looking for SAT/ACT help.

-Parent of B.P., West Chester (Rustin High School), SAT increase of 140 points (Reading and Writing only) in 8 weeks (June 2014 test)

ACT scores came out early, ended up with a 34 composite, very happy. Thank you so much!!

And…
I got my SAT II scores back, and I got an 800 on Math 2! Thank you so much!

-E.M., Merion Station (Lower Merion High School), ACT increase of 3 points in 4 weeks (April 2014 test)

After first test: Overall, I scored a 2030, and of course I’m super excited about this … Obviously the work we did helped!

After second test: I got a 2130 on my last SAT! (750 reading, 650 math, 730 writing) Math went down twenty points, but reading went up 100 points, so I’m stoked. I have to thank you for this, of course. I could not have done it without all of the tutoring.

-Z.K., West Chester (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 330 points (350 points superscored!) in 6 weeks (Dec 2013/March 2014 tests)

C feels pretty good about the test – she said a lot of your helpful hints and practicing helped her. Thank you again for your help.

-Parent of C.K., Chadds Ford (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 270 points in 3 sessions (March 2014 test)

A got 1970 on SAT which is a great improvement over PSAT. Thanks for your help in helping my son achieve his goals. See you in about two years!

-Parent of A.J., Kennett Square (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 120 points in 6 weeks (March 2014 test)

Rich is extremely good at what he does. I am glad that we have the privilege of working with Rich.

-Parent of A.B., Chadds Ford (Garnet Valley High School), SAT increase of 450 points from sophomore PSAT to first SAT (1680 to 2130) in 32 weeks (Dec 2014 test)

With Rick’s tutoring, you get a great value for your money.  I tutor math and hear many students complain about their tutors; they often say that the tutor is too intense and not sympathetic to their specific challenges.  Our daughter gained so much confidence with Rick’s approach.  For starters he is a superb problem solver.  Additionally, my daughter appreciated his demeanor; relaxed but focused.  Rick manages to stick with the business at hand without being rigid and business-like. Margaret’s timing in signing up with Rick was perfect.   Junior year is full of anxiousness.  On top of this, everyone- peers, teachers, principals, parents, neighbors, coaches, parents’ friends and relatives all want to know “what your plans are for college.”  Rick was one of few people that my daughter interacted with that did not get into this discussion.  He seems to “get” the SAT on many levels – the surrounding anxiousness as well as the right approach for success on all three parts of the test.  The Skyping worked out extremely well.  It saved so much time and stress in travel.

From the first PSAT in the fall of tenth grade to the Spring of Junior year SAT, using the SAT score scale, our daughter’s scores went up a total of 140 in Reading, 110 in Math and 130 in Writing.

Between your instruction and her persistence, she’s come so far! She’s not inclined to take the test again. For schools that “super score” she’ll have a 2200 which she is happy with. Thanks again for everything.

-Parent of ONLINE student M.D. in Virginia, SAT increase of 340 points (380 points superscored!) in 30 weeks (November 2013/March 2014 tests)

I got a 2060 with the breakdown being: Read- 750, Math- 660, writing- 650.  Thank you so much for your help!

-R.W., ONLINE student in Virginia, SAT increase of 290 points in 16 weeks (November 2014 test)

I’d just like to thank you for working with me those couple of weeks – I raised my Writing score by a whole 110 points (770, up from 660.) My superscore is now a 2210 and I’m happy with it! Was great working with you!

-N.P., ONLINE student in Cupertino, SAT Writing increase of 110 points in 4 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

Thank you for your help! Scores were CR 740, Math 720, and Writing 730, with 10 on essay, for a total of 2190.

-A.C., ONLINE student in San Francisco, SAT increase of 190 points in 3 weeks (Jan 2014 test)

M is happy with her score (1920). We appreciate your help and she has very good things to say about working with you. Thank you!

-Parent of ONLINE student M.C. in Virginia, SAT increase of 290 points in 16 weeks (June 2014 test)

I just got back my SAT scores and I got a 2210 (compared to previous score 2010)! My Writing score was a 790 (+170 points) and my essay scored a 12 (was an 8 before)!

I would like to thank you for helping me with my SAT prep, especially the writing! It was relatively painless and straight to the point. Again, thanks so much!

-K.S., ONLINE student in Virginia, SAT increase of 200 points in 5 weeks (Jan 2014 test)

Rich is the best tutor we’ve found, and we’ve tried more than a few. His skill and patience helped our son excel on the ACT, scoring in the 98th percentile nationally. Though our son’s bright enough that he might have performed well on his own, he would never have achieved this potentially life-changing result without Rich’s hard work.

-Parent of J.S., Kennett Square, ACT increase of 4 points in 8 weeks (September 2014 test)

We just finished up our last session with Rich and have been very pleased with his services. He is patient, thorough, thoughtful, and a terrific teacher. My son takes the SATs on Saturday so we haven’t seen the results of his efforts yet, but Rich has given him confidence and calm to get him through it. I highly recommend Rich.

-Parent of B.H., Media, SAT increase of 160 points in 6 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

Hi Mr. K,
Thanks to all of your help, my SAT scores did go up. My critical reading score went up to 580, and both my math and writing scores were 570. My new total score was 1720. I did feel much more confident going into the test, and I felt much better about the reading sections while taking the test.

I received my first college acceptance to Bloomsburg University on Friday, and I am looking forward to hopefully receiving others. I really appreciate all of the help you gave me in preparation for the test.

Thanks again,

-A.B., Media, SAT Reading & Math increase of 150 points in 5 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

N’s scores are in.  His Reading was 520 and Math 530.  That’s a 70 point gain in math!!!  That is where he needs to be with his scores for Villanova.  Thanks again for your help, N and I are really pleased with the results.

-Parent of N.M., Glen Mills, SAT Reading & Math increase of 80 points in 8 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

A really appreciated all your help and says you were very structured about the test prep. I know you will have to help my son for SAT. I would be happy to recommend you. Thanks for all your help Rich.

-Parent of A.V., Boothwyn (Garnet Valley High School), SAT increase of 160 points in 12 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

On my last SAT I got a 590 on critical reading, 580 on math and a 560 on writing, and I was happy that each of my scores improved. Thanks for helping me prepare for the test, it really helped.

-M.M., Berwyn (Conestoga High School), SAT Reading & Math increase of 120 points in 6 weeks (Oct 2014 test)

T scored a 1950 and was pleased – her biggest improvement was in the reading.  I will def pass your name along and thank you!

-Parent of T.H., West Chester (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 210 points in 8 weeks (June 2014 test)

Rich, just wanted to let you know how you have helped A.  She is not a good “test taker” & is an average student but we hoped she could do her best on the SATs.  With your help……………she improved 240 points.

-Parent of A.P., West Chester (Rustin High School), SAT increase of 240 points in 3 weeks (May 2014 test)

I got a 770 in math, a 760 in reading, and a 700 in writing.  I want to thank you so much as I could not have gotten these scores without your help.

-J.P., Garnet Valley (Garnet Valley High School), SAT increase of 310 points in 16 weeks (March 2014 test)

I wanted to let you know N got a 1700 on his SAT’s. We were very happy with how much he improved from the PSAT’s. Thanks for all the hard work with N. I have highly recommended you to N’s classmates parents!

-Parent of N.S., Malvern (Great Valley High School), SAT increase of 230 points in 8 weeks (March 2014 test)

Thanks for everything Rich. We’re so glad that J worked with you.

-Parent of J.P., Aston (Sun Valley High School), SAT increase of 200 points in 8 weeks (March 2014 test)

Email from ONLINE student M.M. in Texas, 170 point increase in Reading and Writing, Oct 2013 test (We did not work on Math, student already had 800!):

I think that there were a couple of tough questions (on the test), but I think all and all it went just fine! 🙂 The essay was shockingly similar to one that we had already written together, so I actually think that my essay was very much a rehash of one we had already written together, so that was great! I’ll tell you how the scores look when they come back but I have good feelings about it!

Thanks so much for guiding me along the way. It’s been amazing working with you, you are really understanding of me as an individual. I felt like the lessons, while structured, were still very much tailored to my individual needs and that was extremely helpful. It’s been a great time having you as my tutor, thank you so much. I couldn’t have done it without you (empirically proven).

Take care,

M.M.

And the follow-up:

SAT SCORES CAME OUT THIS MORNING AT 4AM…2340!!!!!!!
IM VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE SCORE!:) That’s like a 170 point jump from 2170! I think that’s pretty awesome that you were able to get me there!
All the seniors got to school today and were like “it sucked, how’d you do?” And I was like “Rocked it.” Thanks again for working so hard with me to get me to where i am now!:)
Thank you,

M.M.

Email from ONLINE student S in Boston, 200 point increase in Reading and Writing on Oct 2013 test (we did not work on Math):

Hi!!
Just got my scores. I went from an 1800 to 2020! I want to say thank you for everything you have done and without you I would not have been able to apply to my current universities. I am spreading your contact around! Thank you again! Your the best!

S.N.

I truly appreciate you working with B.

-Parent of ONLINE student B.N., SAT Writing increase of 200 points in 8 weeks (November 2013 test)

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help with the test. With your help and my other preparations, I was able to get a 2300. I got 750 Reading, 750 Math, and 800 Writing with a 10 on the essay. Once again thank you. I hope to work with you again as I prepare for the Math SAT level 2 test sometime in the future.

-Y.T., Newtown Square (Springfield High School), SAT increase of 320 points in 10 weeks (Oct 2013 test)

We couldn’t have been more pleased with Richard’s SAT Prep – he brought out the untapped potential in our daughter to maximize her SAT score and move her from being “on the bubble” to being “a shoe-in” for her desired colleges.  Richard was able to quickly assess our daughter’s strengths and weaknesses and tailored a program to address those gaps. Through his supportive, yet demanding/high expectations, approach, our daughter improved her test scores 200+ points. If considering one-on-one tutoring, I wouldn’t look any further.

-Parent of K.G., West Chester (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 200 points in 8 weeks (June 2013 test)

Thanks Rick for your patient and professional manner with my daughter.  We were so pleased she was able to raise her Critical Reading and Math scores significantly.  Of course we were pretty impressed with the perfect writing score, too! Obviously the personal attention was exactly what she needed.  I appreciated that the work you designed and assigned to her each week was personalized to her weaknesses and helped her target where to spend her time studying.

-Linda, Media (Penncrest High School), Parent, Student had 160 point score increase (to 2130!) in 8 weeks (May 2013 test)

I felt more confident after each tutoring session about how to approach each test, use my time effectively on the tests, and solve problems on the tests correctly. My scores in 2 sections of the SAT test – reading and writing – both increased about 100 points after tutoring with Mr. Koshgerian! Definitely work with Mr. Koshgerian – he is accommodating, approachable and patient. He really knows what he is doing with these standardized tests and will help you understand them, too!

-L.S., West Chester (Henderson High School), SAT increase of 130 points on Reading and Writing in 3 weeks (March 2013 test)

Thanks so much for your help with K’s SAT preparation. I wanted to let you know that K did right in the range you predicted on his January SATs with a total score of 1950.

-Parent of K.A., West Chester (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 210 points in 8 weeks (Jan 2013 test)

My daughter worked with Rich for about a year on her ACT preparation. He proved to be a talented and very reliable tutor! He was always on time and provided extra test questions as needed. We have experienced several other tutors in the past, one in particular from a big name outfit in Bryn Mawr and this has by far been a much better experience! Rich is very kind and patient, besides being extremely knowledgeable in math. He kept things low key and I would say he instills a quiet sense of confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for such a tutor! Thanks for everything Rich! We’ll call if we need you again.

-Parent of B.C., Newtown Square

Email from parent P (in Boston) concerning daughter S’s ONLINE tutoring:

Hi Richard,

Thank you for all your help. S is thrilled with your tutoring. She said it has been an enormous help.
And. . .
Thank you so much for all the help. S has only great things to say about you. If ok, I will pass your name/email to several individuals who have asked.

Thanks!

P.N.

Email from parent B (in Virginia) concerning daughter M’s ONLINE tutoring:

Hi Richard,

Great news about M’s progress. She was beaming.

She certainly applies herself and is very coach-able but was working for most of July on her own and making minimal gains. You sure have steered her in the right direction across the board. I think that your expertise is rare.

Thanks!
B

Rich provided an invaluable service to my son, enabling him to increase his SAT scores by 200 points. I would highly recommend Rich to any college bound student who’s interested and motivated to obtain and reach their ultimate and highest potential score that they’re capable of. Rich has the patience and knowledge to make this possible for any student that’s interested in putting in the time and effort to yield their best results. Thanks again Rich for a job well done.

-Parent of B.M., Newtown Square (Archbishop Carroll High School), SAT increase of 200 points in 4 weeks (June 2013 test)

Rich was a wonderful tutor and helped me to improve my scores drastically from when I first took the PSATs. He works on any weak points within the subjects on the SAT and helps you step by step. I would highly recommend Rich to anybody who is going to take their SATs.

-G.C., Philadelphia, SAT increase of 150 points in 8 weeks (June 2013 test)

After working with Rich, I felt a lot more confident.  Not in any small area, but with all of the reading.  He taught and made me practice everything I was struggling with so approaching the test was easier.  He was an amazing tutor and knows what he’s doing.

-S.M., Chadds Ford (Unionville High School), SAT Critical Reading increase of 100 points in 3 weeks (June 2013 test)

She went up 100pts in reading !! I wish I would have used you a lot sooner.  I will be in contact with you in the future.  Thanks! I will tell everyone about you.

-S.M.’s parent

D’s scores are in. We are glad he improved by 160 points over last time. Thank you,

-Parent of D.G., Wayne (Conestoga High School), SAT increase of 160 points (200 points over initial PSAT) in 8 weeks (May 2013 test)

Once again we can’t thank you enough for your time along with dedication. Overall, I think N did pretty well… Once again, THANK YOU

-Parent of N.G., Garnet Valley (Garnet Valley High School), SAT increase of 250 points in 7 weeks (March 2013 test)

Rich was such a great tutor. Although I only worked with him for a month, I improved much more than I expected on the SATs. He did not just give me pages and pages of practice tests to do- he went through plenty of problems with me one-on-one, and actually taught me how to solve and prepare for various kinds of questions. If I didn’t know how to figure out a math problem, he would not just simply tell me the answer, he would give me hints, offer a method, or get me started on how to work through a problem of that kind. He would keep track of what kinds of math questions I would struggle with, and make up practice worksheets specifically catered to that need. We would work on a specific area in a subject until I felt confident in it and understood it completely.

We only worked on Critical Reading and grammar from the Writing section for almost two hours total, but even still I improved greatly on these sections. He provided a very simple approach to the grammar rules, and no, he did not have me memorizing hundreds of vocabulary words. I would work through a section, check the answers with him, and then he would help me understand why I made the mistakes I did.  I would highly recommend Rich as a tutor.

-W.F., West Chester (Episcopal Academy), SAT increase of 140 points in 3 weeks (Oct 2012 test)

I would absolutely recommend Rich as an SAT tutor.  Not only did I learn more math, reading, and writing skills, but I also learned how to approach and take the test.  He is very patient.  I learned new ways to approach math problems, ways that my math classes in school did not cover. I came into the test feeling much more prepared than before.

-C.F., Wallingford (Strath Haven High School), SAT increase of 140 points in 8 weeks (Oct 2012 test)

Rich is patient, helpful, and adapts his method of teaching to what will work best for you. In only 2 sessions Rich helped me bring me up to my goal score of 2000!

S.S., Kennett Square (Unionville High School), SAT increase of 100 points in 2 weeks (Oct 2012 test)

I have been working with various tutors for about 1 year now, all Praxis math specifically, and Rich has been by far the best overall learning experience. Rich is very patient with his work approach and also goes out of his way to prepare homework for me to work on, as well as for our meeting sessions. I have felt more and more confident after each of our sessions and a lot of that has to do with the way that Rich helps me prepare!

-B.D., Wilmington, DE

Fantastic content knowledge!  He honed in on K’s specific areas of concern within one lesson and was able to help her understand the concepts so that she could redo the problem successfully.  He consistently questioned her thinking process in order to determine where she was having issues.  Highly effective 🙂

-Parent of K.S., Glen Mills, SAT Math increase of 160 points in 2 weeks (Oct 2012 test)

I wanted to let you know that B got accepted to UNC Wilmington, which was one of his top 2 choices. I believe that his final SAT scores were a big factor in his getting accepted. Thank you again for helping B reach those numbers.

-Parent of B.W., Malvern (Great Valley High School), SAT increase of 200 points in 6 weeks (Oct 2012 test)

I would recommend Rich to anyone looking to improve on the ACT or SAT.  He tailors his style and approach to fit the personality and learning process of the student.  By doing this, the task of improving broad understanding in academics is dramatically lessened. I would have to say that Rich did actually make taking the ACT and the tutoring sessions enjoyable.  Rich is a grade A tutor and helped me tremendously. Thank you!

-M.A., Malvern (Great Valley High School), ACT composite score increase from 26 to 30 in 8 weeks (Sept 2012 test)

He is helping my son with a very tough AP course. He’s been thorough, patient and very encouraging in addition to having superior subject matter knowledge.

-R.V., Glen Mills (Salesianum School)

Rich has been very accommodating with my son’s schedule of testing dates according to when his geometry teacher posts them. He is very patient & my son really connects with him. He has given my son the extra confidence & tools that he needs to succeed!

-L.S., Glen Mills (Penncrest High School)