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Systematic Preparation Approach for Math SAT/ACT & Subject Tutoring

One small step for man...


Neil Armstrong was famous for saying that he had taken one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind as he set foot on the moon. When he returned to earth he was asked if the mission had any unexpected events. He said that the mission went just like the drills.

What he meant was that NASA engineers had broken down the moon mission into small sequential steps and and then simulated each one with the astronauts here on earth many times before they set foot on the spacecraft that would take them to the Moon and back. Consequently, there were no surprises. Every possible event was simulated and practiced in advance.

This is our to approach to tutoring. Each problem that challenges the student is broken down step-by-step until full understanding is achieved and can be duplicated with similar problems. My years of experience as a private tutor and as a tutor at Bergen Community College qualify me to help my students reach their peak performance. Naturally, success is predicated on the willingness of the student to do their part to learn. I promise that I will do my part to help them to do so.

Customized Learning 

My private tutoring program is designed to address the individual needs of my students. Prior to each tutoring session, the student is  requested to submit problems that are challenging and need attention. The student's work to solve these problems must be shown in full. I review them and develop a lesson plan for the tutoring session to follow to address the particular understanding challenges presented. In this way the tutoring session is efficient, productive, and comprehensive. This approach provides me with an understanding of the student's strengths and challenges that require more focused attention during our sessions.  My goal is continuous improvement from session to session.

Importance of Mental Preparartion

Mental preparation is an overlooked or non-professionally and poorly addressed aspect of learning and educational success.

No other tutoring service provides the professional and empathetic mental preparation that is often necessary for academic success.

We recognize and understand the daily pressures that  students normally deal with  and the additional anxiety in their daily lives presented by COVID-19 in today's world. Family life has been turned upside down necessitating online learning or unfamiliar in-person learning in an effort to remain safe. As the parents of four children we empathize with you and the challenges you are dealing with.

Because of the issues our own children experienced, Dr. Christine M. Silverstein of The Summit Center for Ideal Performance, developed programs to help children successfully navigate these life challenges. She has over 24 years of experience working with students to achieve their goals in academics, sports, social development, and personal relationships.

Your child will learn tools for:

  • Reaching personal goals

  • Setting up action plans for success

  • Focusing to get in the zone

  • Using positive self-talk

  • Imagineering with mental rehearsal

  • Achieving relaxation and mindfulness

  • Feeling comfortable in their own skin

  • Building confidence

In The News
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Download and solve this typical SAT/ACT math problem. Show your work and email it us. The correct solution will earn you a $50 discount if you enroll in our program  within 14 days.


Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College?
by Anthony Rostain and B. Janet Hibbs
Wall Street Journal,8/22/2019
For many students, the transition to adult independence is unexpectedly difficult. Here’s how parents can help.
10 Ways to Survive 11th Grade
by Jay Mathews
Washington Post, 4/11/2006

. . .I can't promise to make that grade easier, but for years I have been interviewing teenagers and the adults they blame for their troubles, and I was an 11th grade parent myself three times. That has given me some ideas for keeping the stress of junior year to a minimum. Here they are: . . .


Everything You Need To Know About the New SAT
by Eric Hoover
NY Times, 10/28/2015

The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned
admission test would contain “no more mysteries.”. . .


The Big Problem With the New SAT
by Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser
NY Times, 5/4/2015

. . .At first glance, the College Board’s revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test’s original focus on students’ general ability
or aptitude. . .



     Thank you very much for your help in preparing me for my March SAT Test.

I just got the scores back today and I received a  740 math score.  I believe that I would not have been able to achieve this score without your assistance.  The rigor and intensity of your program is something that one cannot experience in a regular SAT class, and I think that you both will provide many people with the path to success in the future. Thanks again!



— Luke M. from Bergen County

   I was really psyched when I saw the math score. I think those scores put me right where I need to be for a lot of schools I am looking at.

  — Luke M.from Bergen County



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