Why should you invest a good deal of money and time in signing up for a course with a test prep coach if you don’t know how well your son or daughter will work with him?
The simple answer is that you shouldn’t. Many test prep pros have done well on their own exams, and some are pretty good teachers. But that doesn’t mean that they can teach your child (or you) well. It’s important to find that out. Some parents or prospective students get a sense of how things will work out just by talking to me: I like to take the time to answer any and all questions about ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT – or about test prep in general and in particular my background and philosophy as to the best way to approach preparing for these difficult tests. That’s okay. Sometimes you just get a feel for things, and more often than not, your sense is right. Sometimes, though, it helps to find out how well we’ll work together when it comes down to our actual classes.
That’s why I’m happy to offer a free consultation. I love to teach, and so the time will go by quickly for me and will be time well spent – especially because I like to get to know my students and find out how I can best help them. Although I get along well with most everyone, it’s important for me to feel that I’m a good fit for my students, as it is to you. In the end, I believe that teaching is really a simple thing: it is literally a connection of two minds along with a bit of fire that passes from mind to mind. And a consultation can be a great way to start feeding that fire.