The Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT) has become a rite of passage in the college preparation process. The Ivy Advisor recognizes the test’s importance and its weight in students’ lives, which is why he targets students’ weaknesses to boost their scores by 300 points or more. It is never too early to start preparing for the SATs; the Ivy Advisor’s students’ range from middle to high schoolers. The earlier you start, the better the chance you have of getting a high score and successfully applying to a higher-ranked college.
Dr. William Jiang has personally done ALL Critical Reading and Writing Sections of the Official SAT practice tests for the last eight years. He has formulated proprietary lecture notes with the most effective proven strategies to tackle SAT questions. For the SAT Essay, Dr. Jiang has experience as an official Collegeboard SAT Essay Reader, and has developed his own exclusive formula in such detail that students can easily master it, and subsequently score 11 or 12 points out of the 12 possible on the SAT essay.
The Critical Reading and Writing Standardized Test Preparation program involves about 60 hours of assignments per section for a total of 120 hours of assignments. By the end of the classes, each student will have practiced an average of 20 full SAT tests.
The American College Testing (ACT) assessment is also growing in popularity for high school students. The Ivy Advisor understands that the test is significantly different from the SAT and requires specialized instruction to succeed.
Dr. William Jiang has had a history of success teaching the ACT to his students.
Dr. William Jiang’s qualification:
- Four Masters’ Degrees
- M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University
- Tenured full professor since 1997
- Served as Dean of Faculty and the Chair of Organization and Management Department in San José State University
- Over 30 years in U.S. higher education
- Appeared for many years in Who’s Who Among Asian Americans, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in Business and Finance and Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
- Totally trilingual: English, Chinese and Spanish.
- Bay area’s renowned SAT and college counseling expert
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Very clear and detailed classes. Workload was sometimes overwhelming but proved extremely effective. Some methods (especially in essay writing) were very different from the methods I was taught in other SAT prep classes… Yes, it’s a very helpful and friendly class to be in.
The SAT was thoroughly analyzed by Dr. Jiang so that each type of question and how to confront it were discussed.
This class not only contributes to the strengthening of one’s vocabulary, but also pinpoints useful SAT strategies.
It is a very helpful course. It approaches the SAT in the most effective way possible. It is concise, active, and direct (haha!). I learned more in four sessions than I have at the xxxxx for the entire summer!
Dr. Jiang’s SAT class was extremely engaging!
An instructor who has really familiarized himself with SAT!