High School

High school makes many demands on students. Tutoring can help to students to maintain a high GPA, excel on NY State Tests and Regents Exams, achieve high scores on the SAT, ACT, and other college placement tests, as well as gain admission to their top-choice college.

 

At Better Edge, our tutors not only know the tests but are also experienced educators. While helping students meet their immediate goals on tests and assignments, we also emphasize long-term educational goals like developing study skills, building vocabulary, encouraging questions and curiosity, and making connections between different subjects. We take our role as mentors seriously, and we work closely with parents to learn how best to help students build confidence, be challenged, and get the most out of our sessions together.

 

So far, our high school students have had great success:

 

  Student SAT Results Score Change ACT Results Score Change Tutoring Before Test
2015 Junior #1 From 2030 (on May SAT) to 2320 (on June SAT) + 290 Did not report NA 22 Hours
2015 Junior #2 From 1850 (on March diagnostic) to 2120 (on June SAT) + 270 Did not report NA 9 Hours
2015 Junior #3 From 1280 (on March SAT) to 1400 (on June SAT) + 120 Did not take NA 25 Hours
2015 Junior #4 Did not take NA From No Prior Test to 33 (on April ACT) NA 4 Hours
2015 Junior #5 Did not take NA From No Prior Test to 30 (on June ACT) NA 9 Hours
2015 Senior #1 Did not take NA From No Prior Test to 31 (on September ACT) NA 32 Hours
2015 Senior #2 Did not take NA From No Prior Test to 33 (on September ACT) NA 28 Hours
2015 Senior #3 Did not take NA From 23 (on June ACT) to 24 (on September ACT) + 1 8 Hours
2015 Senior #4 Did not take NA From 23 (on September ACT) to 24 (on November ACT) + 1 5 Hours

 

Better Edge tutors have proven strategies for mastering the following tests:

 

  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • AP Exams
  • SAT II (SAT Subject Tests)
  • NY State Tests
  • Regents

 

Our tutors help students excel in the college search:

 

  • Keeping Track of Deadlines
  • Creating a Customized Weekly Schedule
  • Writing the Personal Statement
  • Editing Applications
  • Searching for Scholarships
  • Preparing for Interviews

 

For more information on our college search programs for high school students, see our College Consulting Page.

 

Subject-specific tutoring is available in the following subjects:

 

  • English Language Arts
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Algebra (all levels)
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • PreCalculus
  • AB and BC Calculus
  • Social Studies
  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • Biology
  • Physics

 

We also offer Group Classes and Enrichment Programs for high school students.

 

Testimonials for High School Tutoring

Kevin was a superb tutor who greatly helped me improve my SAT score. He showed a deep understanding of the material and more importantly could easily convey methods for simplifying and solving problems.”
—R.J. M.

 

“Working with Kevin was one of the best decisions I made preparing for the ACT. After taking a mock version of the ACT, I received a score sheet that gave me an idea of the areas I needed to work on. Because I am a student who struggles with math often, Kevin and I decided to tailor my tutoring sessions to strengthen my ACT math skills. He was very specific in which types of math I needed to practice, such as Trigonometry and Logarithms. I was very impressed with Kevin’s ability to figure out EVERY (and I literally mean EVERY) answer on the practice tests. He also did a great job giving me the reasoning behind every answer. Although our tutoring was very focused on math, the knowledge I gained was not limited to that area of the test. We worked on other sections, and I improved a lot in the science section, which most students find difficult. I really enjoyed the manageability of the homework Kevin assigned each week. We didn’t waste any of our session time, and from the very first session we established a work plan which proved to be very effective.  I could tell based on the results I received after taking the official ACT. Kevin is such a kind person and so easy to work with. Above all, I truly felt that he wanted to see me succeed, which was very motivating. Thanks again for all your help, Kevin. You’re the best!”
—V. T.

 

“My daughter was struggling her first year in High school with Math even after attending tutoring after school. After searching for the best place, I finally came across Better Edge Tutoring and met with Kevin. When Kevin told me the first tutoring appt. was free,I thought Wow… From then on Kevin met with my daughter several appts. and went over Algebra and Science and practice Regent test. Glad to say Brianna passed her Regents. I Highly recommend Better Edge Tutoring and Kevin as a Tutor!!!”
-Paschell P., (Review on Yelp)

 

“My daughter had difficulty choosing a college and programs for the education she wants to pursue. Fortunately we met Kevin, whose advice, during our meeting and research after it, helped my daughter to make up her mind about her education. I was very pleasantly surprised about the depth and efficiency with which Kevin dealt with her situation, as we already tried to solve her problem with other consultants. They didn’t help us nearly as well as he did. We greatly appreciated Kevin’s help and would highly recommend him as a professional consultant for educational questions.”
-Olga G., (Review on Yelp)

 

Kevin was fantastic as a tutor for our son.  He was extremely professional, always on time and quick to follow up.  He was a great communicator, both with us and with our son. I strongly recommend Kevin as a tutor for your son or daughter.  You will be very pleased with the results.”
—R. M.

 

“As parents, we were concerned about how well prepared my daughter would be to take the SAT or ACT as she approached her junior year. But once she started working with Kevin, I was pleased to see how confident and at ease she became with the different subjects and content of the exam. Kevin is an exceptionally skilled tutor. He knows how to create a tailored plan that meets the need of the student, and every session is well spent. My daughter was truly prepared for her ACT exam and did much better that she would have without Kevin’s help. Thanks Kevin!!!”
—V. T.