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Students who work with me learn how to take standardized tests.
They gain study skills and confidence, which encourages them to DISCOVER new
information rather than rote memorize.
Students who take my course go up an average of 8 points composite (32-35 points individuals) with the current record holder at 14 points composite (from 17 to 31). The average writing score gain is 3 points with the current record holder at 5 points (6 to 11).
Small Class Size
Small ACT prep class size means constant observation, monitoring and assessment by ME. Other ACT preps have 30 or more students in one class, or offer months of “drop in” where your child sits alone taking tests and doing worksheets.
Two Way Dialogue
The majority of time together is spent dialoguing with students and discovering how they comprehend and internalize material. This information generalizes to other areas of learning and stays with them throughout their lives.
I honor each individual in each of my classes by being there for him or her throughout the learning process, during class, between classes and after the sessions are over.
“WHATEVER IT TAKES”
“Whatever It Takes” means:
- I continuously search for new ways to optimize your child’s educational experience.
- I will respond to your questions and concerns immediately.
- You are my priority, and if you cannot be, I will let you know and refer you elsewhere.
I am a dedicated instructor, motivator, and consultant, consistently successful at achieving short and long term goals set forth by individuals, classes and groups. Relentless in the pursuit of fulfilling each student’s academic potential through conceptual understanding of material and self-pride in work done, my personal continuing education includes structured classroom, open classroom, special education and counseling.
Listen to what parents have to say
“Beth” came home from your group session with a new look on the ACT testing. I can’t thank you enough. She will work very hard for you and herself to achieve the score she wants. Our family is now using your motto, “Whatever it takes”. We love it!!!
Vilma, your instruction has aided a whole group of young men and women towards their college dreams. Thank you. Please come to graduation in June so these young people (and their parents!) can thank you in person.
When “Tom” found out he got 80 in his geometry test, he hugged me and said, “You always believed in me. Last year when I got a bad report card, (someone close to me) told me I was not college material, but you believed in me and found Vilma.
Scholarships are available to motivated students with financial need.