Author Archive: Alexandra Zabriskie
Alexandra Zabriskie started tutoring 12 years ago when she was in graduate school, and has never stopped. Now a full-time practitioner based in her native New York, she tutors standardized tests (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SHSAT, GRE, GMAT to name a few) and academic subjects (Literature, French, Algebra, Geometry, AP courses, Essay Writing, etc.). Drawing upon her own experience and education (she graduated cum laude from Princeton University) Alexandra has an uncanny ability to engage students of any age, and a proven track record of bringing out the best in each individual - covering everything from A to Z.
It is a well-known fact among tutors that when August 1st arrives, our phones start to ring – a lot. Because while most families are still enjoying the summer sun, parents of incoming juniors and seniors are starting to feel the pressure of the approaching school year and what it means for their children: standardized [...]
When it comes to the SAT, there is a core set of strategies that can be applied to the Verbal, Math and Writing (Grammar) sections. Process of Elimination, for example, is a fundamental tool of the trade: if you cannot determine the answer to a multiple-choice question, look at the answer choices. Usually two of [...]
Whenever a parent and/or teacher brings up the prospect of tutoring to a teen, one of the first questions is “Why?” Why do I need extra help? Is something wrong with me? Do you think I can’t do it on my own? Why do I have to get more schooling and do more homework? The [...]
“Beware the ides of…” the first Saturday in March, May and June. In other words, the SAT! And when your teenager groans about all the vocabulary he or she has to study, simply say: Blame Shakespeare! There are 1,700 words and phrases that did not exist in the English language until William Shakespeare invented them. [...]