If you are going to spend a good deal of time and money on a test prep course for a critical exam such as the SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT, don’t you want to know who will be helping you prepare for that exam?

My name is David Zindell. I am an internationally bestselling author. My writing has been called, “accomplished, poetic and powerful.” About my work, the London Times Literary Supplement said, “Zindell has placed himself at the forefront of literary SF.” I have:

  • Published eight novels celebrating people’s potential for brilliance
  • Written extensively about the future of learning
  • Coached writing to Denver’s top investment bankers
  • Scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT
  • Worked as a teacher and a mathematician
  • Helped students – young, old and in-between – from across the world

In my first four novels, I combined my passion for the English language with an exploration of the wonder of mathematics. That was my first love. When I was sixteen, I scored an 800 on the SAT. Then I went on to receive a degree in mathematics before I turned to writing.

I’d like to call upon my mastery of both English and mathematics to help you gain hundreds of points on your test and score your own 800 – or as high as you possibly can. How can I do that? Or, I should say, how can you do that in working with me?

You’ll have to sit down with me and work a few math problems or plan an essay to really answer that question. Here, I’d like to tell you the story of how I’ve applied the psychological insight used in the creation of fictional characters to the art of helping people learn how to learn in the real world.

How I Became A Test Prep Coach

In a way, I began coaching back in high school. No one at that time would have called me a good student. Although I was smart, I wasn’t all that smart – just enough, really, to lose interest in classes taught in conventional and ineffective ways. Bored, unruly, and rebellious, I began cutting school as often as I could. My report card looked as if someone with a split personality had filled it out. Sometimes I managed to get As in a class I liked, but just as often I received Ds and Fs. By the end of my junior year, it became clear to me that if I wanted to get into a good college – or even go to college at all – I was going to have to make up for my bad performance by doing well on the SAT.