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Tutor Trent


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Tutor Trent


Trent Brookshier-

  • Bachelor of Science earned from the University of California, Irvine
  • Current Medical School Student at Western University
  • Private SAT/ACT instructor and math/science tutor for over 9 years.
  • Teach various subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Algebra, Geometry, and English...
  • Everything from A to Z... Algebra to Zoology

Testimonials:

“With private tutoring I dramatically increased my overall score.  With my improved SAT scores I was able to get into all the schools I wanted and received scholarships to pay my own way through school!”           

                    -Erica S., improved by 350 points SAT


“My Math score went up and I’m satisfied with everything! Thanks for all your help!”
                    -Grace D., SAT test, improved by 230 points

Also, check me out on YELP:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tutor-trent-el-cajon

 

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SAT/ACT


SAT/ACT


Why take the ACT/SAT?

In the United States nearly all four-year, undergraduate colleges and universities require an admission test such as the SAT or ACT.  What makes standardized tests unique from high school GPA and high school transcripts, is a standardized score allow colleges to fairly compare applicants (no matter how easy/hard the high school the student attends). Also, taking the SAT/ACT gives students access to scholarship opportunities.

To sum it up:
1) Receive acceptance into the college you want
2) Earn scholarships to pay for tuition fees

 

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I was excited when I heard that the SAT was changing its format... until I previewed it and realized how much harder it potentially will be for students.

But until January 2016, I can continue making fun of the current SAT:

official SAT prep book

Want a good laugh?  Read the back of the “Official SAT TEST book”

The book is great for practice problems and tests, but terrible for preparatory advice.

The book says: “The SAT isn’t designed to trick you.” Lies. The SAT is one of the trickiest tests a high schooler will face.  The test makers purposefully place answer choices that they know may lead students astray. That is how they create a wide range of scores. Almost every single question is designed to “trick” you.  That is why strategy plays such in important role in SAT test taking.

The book also says, “The SAT tests your skills in the same subjects you’re learning in high school.”  Balderdash! What classes are you in right now? History? Biology? Chemistry? Physics? Spanish? None of those are on the test.  Wait a second, what about math and english you might ask. Are you in Calculus? Pre-calculus? Statistics? Algebra 2? Once again, not on the test. Expect to be tested on math topics you haven’t studied in years, vocabulary words you’ve never seen before, and strange grammar rules that no one has ever told you about!

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What about this one: “If you take rigorous, challenging courses in high school, you’ll be ready for this test.” Nonsense! I have taught students who are in the highest-level courses their high school offers and sometimes they are the most frustrated. They find themselves being tested on topics they’ve forgotten about!

“The SAT measures what you already know.” Don’t give me that malarkey! The SAT isn’t a test to see how smart you are or how well you did in high school.  Ultimately, the SAT measures how well you’ve prepared for the SAT!  It’s up to YOU!