Almost 10 years ago, my oldest son was in 5th grade. He needed to take a standardized test to gain admission to a local elite private middle school. Even though I was faculty at that same school, I did not know what to do. I was worried about how he would get in! I taught him the math content, but I had to hire a tutor to teach him about the test. In the end, he scored what he needed to score and was admitted. It was a stressful experience.
As my other son was in fourth grade at the time, he also needed to prepare for this admissions test. I learned more and more about the SSAT and started to tutor some of his classmates and children in the neighborhood. He too was admitted. Over the next decade, parents started to pass my phone number around and I became very busy. I really enjoyed showing students how to master the test and helping families navigate the new waters of the middle school admissions process, I began to train a few of my teacher friends about the test-taking system that I had created. I then branched into doing small classes and bootcamps to introduce new concepts to students who needed to learn how to attack the test.
In 2019, I resigned after 25 years of teaching to launch my own tutoring company. Since then, Who Tutors has helped hundreds of students to prepare and receive high scores on the test, leading to placement in great local schools. I look forward to helping your family in this next step.