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Student Spotlight

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Kathleen L.

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SAT 1530

The Westminster Schools

Kathleen was awarded the Charter Scholarship at UGA, where she studied Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Kathleen took the SAT Class at Georgia Tech with Kevin Lawkins and Sid Rao.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

Section wise, it was the math section for me. The reading was kind of my wheelhouse, so that came easy. The biggest challenge was managing time I would say. You know if you get stuck on a question you are not supposed to spend all of your time on it, but you can get into a perfectionist mentality. You think “if I just take 30 more seconds, I’ll be able to solve this,” and you have a mental block which can be stressful. It took me some time to break out of that habit.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

You guys taught a lot of test taking strategy and that helped a lot. You learn to view questions as falling into a category, rather than testing one piece of knowledge. For example, even if you don’t know an exact word, you’ve seen the type of question before and have an idea how to solve it.

How would you describe the SAT class?

I liked that the you guys kept it relaxed and fun. We had the math and reading ‘games’ each class which were fun and kept things interesting. I also liked how we broke up into smaller groups to focus on areas we needed more help with. I remember spending a good bit of time in the breakout rooms at [Georgia] Tech, getting individual help on math problems.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

The SAT seemed daunting at first— I think I would have procrastinated a lot if I hadn’t had a reason to stay accountable. The class, with the homework assignments, helped to create structure and that made the process a lot easier.

Kathleen L.
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SAT 1530
The Westminster Schools
Kathleen was awarded the Charter Scholarship at UGA, where she studied Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Kathleen took the SAT Class at Georgia Tech with Kevin Lawkins and Sid Rao.
What did you find most challenging about the SAT?
Section wise, it was the math section for me. The reading was kind of my wheelhouse, so that came easy. The biggest challenge was managing time I would say. You know if you get stuck on a question you are not supposed to spend all of your time on it, but you can get into a perfectionist mentality. You think “if I just take 30 more seconds, I’ll be able to solve this,” and you have a mental block which can be stressful. It took me some time to break out of that habit.

Kathleen L.

SAT 1530

The Westminster Schools

Kathleen was awarded the Charter Scholarship at UGA, where she studied Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Kathleen took the SAT Class at Georgia Tech with Kevin Lawkins and Sid Rao.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

Section wise, it was the math section for me. The reading was kind of my wheelhouse, so that came easy. The biggest challenge was managing time I would say. You know if you get stuck on a question you are not supposed to spend all of your time on it, but you can get into a perfectionist mentality. You think “if I just take 30 more seconds, I’ll be able to solve this,” and you have a mental block which can be stressful. It took me some time to break out of that habit.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

You guys taught a lot of test taking strategy and that helped a lot. You learn to view questions as falling into a category, rather than testing one piece of knowledge. For example, even if you don’t know an exact word, you’ve seen the type of question before and have an idea how to solve it.

How would you describe the SAT class?

I liked that the you guys kept it relaxed and fun. We had the math and reading ‘games’ each class which were fun and kept things interesting. I also liked how we broke up into smaller groups to focus on areas we needed more help with. I remember spending a good bit of time in the breakout rooms at [Georgia] Tech, getting individual help on math problems.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

The SAT seemed daunting at first— I think I would have procrastinated a lot if I hadn’t had a reason to stay accountable. The class, with the homework assignments, helped to create structure and that made the process a lot easier.

Aidan G.

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SAT 1570

Pace Academy

Aidan is currently at Yale, where he is majoring in Economics and is a writer for the Yale Herald. Aidan did individual SAT tutoring with Cooper Link.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

For me, the reading section came naturally (I know it can be hard for others), but I most often got tripped up on little mistakes in the math section. Even if you know how to solve the problem, it's so easy to miss a step along the way or misread what you had written down. Those kinds of errors stack up over time, and were the hardest thing for me to fix. My tutor, Cooper, helped run me through strategies to avoid those careless mistakes.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

The attention to detail my tutor emphasized was really helpful not only for the SAT but also in my academic life heading into college. I learned how to make less mistakes, sure, but also about how to have a set, structured process in your mind to run through no matter the material or class. This helps keep me on track- I can sit down and get to work right away without having to figure out where I want to start or how I want to attack a problem.

How would you describe your tutoring sessions?

My tutoring sessions were awesome. Cooper made sure the atmosphere was focused, but also more low-key than a school/class environment. I was never stressed going in, because I knew he just wanted the best for me. He was really engaging, and did a great job going through the problems I was having issues on and making those areas the focus of our next session.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

It can definitely be intimidating to look at the stack of problems in front of you and think about how much time you have to get it done. My biggest worry when taking the practice tests was timing, but because you get so much practice in, by the time the actual test comes around it feels like no big deal- been there, done that kind of mentality.

Aidan G.
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SAT 1570
Pace Academy
Aidan is currently at Yale, where he is majoring in Economics and is a writer for the Yale Herald. Aidan did individual SAT tutoring with Cooper Link.
What did you find most challenging about the SAT?
For me, the reading section came naturally (I know it can be hard for others), but I most often got tripped up on little mistakes in the math section. Even if you know how to solve the problem, it's so easy to miss a step along the way or misread what you had written down. Those kinds of errors stack up over time, and were the hardest thing for me to fix. My tutor, Cooper, helped run me through strategies to avoid those careless mistakes.

Aidan G.

SAT 1570

Pace Academy

Aidan is currently at Yale, where he is majoring in Economics and is a writer for the Yale Herald. Aidan did individual SAT tutoring with Cooper Link.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

For me, the reading section came naturally (I know it can be hard for others), but I most often got tripped up on little mistakes in the math section. Even if you know how to solve the problem, it's so easy to miss a step along the way or misread what you had written down. Those kinds of errors stack up over time, and were the hardest thing for me to fix. My tutor, Cooper, helped run me through strategies to avoid those careless mistakes.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

The attention to detail my tutor emphasized was really helpful not only for the SAT but also in my academic life heading into college. I learned how to make less mistakes, sure, but also about how to have a set, structured process in your mind to run through no matter the material or class. This helps keep me on track- I can sit down and get to work right away without having to figure out where I want to start or how I want to attack a problem.

How would you describe your tutoring sessions?

My tutoring sessions were awesome. Cooper made sure the atmosphere was focused, but also more low-key than a school/class environment. I was never stressed going in, because I knew he just wanted the best for me. He was really engaging, and did a great job going through the problems I was having issues on and making those areas the focus of our next session.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

It can definitely be intimidating to look at the stack of problems in front of you and think about how much time you have to get it done. My biggest worry when taking the practice tests was timing, but because you get so much practice in, by the time the actual test comes around it feels like no big deal- been there, done that kind of mentality.

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