Experienced Test Prep and Academic Tutor
A graduate of Oberlin and Harvard, I have been teaching and mentoring youth in the Bay Area for almost 10 years. With a depth of experience as an SAT and ACT teacher for three different test prep companies, I offer students individualized private tutoring with proven results. Several of my students have gone on to earn perfect scores after working with me. I am also a current high school Math teacher and tutor all levels of high school Math, as well as essay writing and other subjects in the humanities.
In addition to a thorough approach to curricula and strategies for all sections, I coach students on the psychological aspects of test preparation. I have a background as a meditation instructor and a youth minister, and I focus on motivating students, instilling confidence, and relieving test anxiety. Parents have often told me that my tutoring was helpful in ways that went beyond the test.
I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me anytime at vandorenw [at] gmail.com or 617-233-0361. References available.