We believe in staying small. We don't teach more than 10 students at a time (with two instructors, that's a 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio). Our experience shows us that learning in small groups is the most effective way to study—even more effective than one-on-one tutoring.

We believe in being smart. Before you take an official SAT test, before you take a class to prepare for it, before you decide what you have to work on, you should know how your current skills measure up. We'll work with you to figure out your strengths and weaknesses.

We believe in being strategic. If you have a head for numbers, you might not need help on the math section of the test, but you'd love to know how one reading comprehension answer can be more correct than the others. Maybe you write a killer essay but grow weak in the knees at the thought of the Pythagorean Theorem. We let you focus your test prep on one or two sections--or work on all three.

graduated with honors from Princeton University. She scored an impressive 740 (98th percentile) on the GMAT. Her interest in mentoring teenagers began when she was a young wilderness camp counselor for the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society. While a student at Princeton, she also led freshman orientation wilderness trips and trained other program leaders. She has designed and conducted in-house training for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Conservation Law Foundation.

earned a master's degree in non-profit management from Carnegie-Mellon University, where she conducted research on the effects of arts-centered learning on standardized test scores. Her own score, on the GRE, was a 2370 (99th percentile). She has 12 years of experience teaching test-taking strategies to high school students and graduate school applicants. Her writing has appeared in two journals, the Salt Lake City Weekly, dozens of arts- and education-related newsletters, and the blog The Exponent.

has taught ACT test prep through Sylvan Learning Center and college Russian through Brigham Young University, and was a motivational youth speaker for three years.