Test Preparation

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our Tutors

Meet the Learning Edge tutors!

To send a message to a specific tutor, just click on the green CONTACT button below that tutor's description and a message will be sent directly to that tutor.

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    Amanda Currently an assistant professor of chemistry at a local Connecticut University, Amanda strengthens analytical thinking and cultivates lasting independence and confidence in her students. Her approach to often intimidating subjects involves teaching the
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    Cynthia A former English and history teacher, High School Principal and Princeton University administrator, Cynthia guides students to become confident and competent writers and to use their reasoning skills with a renewed sense of purpose in school, college, and
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    Mark A Yale graduate ('97), Mark began tutoring students in preparation for standardized tests in 2000 and has never looked back. He brings a fun-loving approach to his sessions with students and helps them see the tests for what they are - a game to be won on
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    THE Michael runs the Westport branch of the Learning Edge. A Yale grad ('14) with 7 years of tutoring experience, he helps students prepare for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, subject tests, and AP exams.
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The Learning Edge tutors can work with you privately one-on-one in our Westport or Hamden offices, privately one-on-one via Skype online, or in a group course in our Westport of Hamden offices. Click on the buttons below to find out more information about each mode of tutorial!

  • Private

    When working with a Learning Edge tutor privately, you will typically meet for one hour each week in either the Hamden or the Westport office. If working with a tutor in preparation for the SAT or ACT, you will typically meet for 10 - 12 weeks ahead of your first test date. 

    Private Tutoring Information

    The Learning Edge group courses (ACT and SAT) consist of eleven 90-minute class sessions as well as three full-length proctored practice tests. These courses are capped at 10 students and take place in both our Hamden and Westport offices.

    The Learning Edge also offers group courses for subject tests. Please contact Mark Anestis if you would like more information on these courses.

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  • Online

    When working with a Learning Edge tutor privately via Skype, the only difference from the in-person tutorial is that you will not be in the same room as the tutor. 

    You will still typically meet for one hour each week and if you are preparing for the SAT or ACT, you will typically meet for 10 - 12 weeks ahead of your first test date. 

Word of the Day

Vocab is the hardest part of the preparation for the SAT because it requires the most discipline. Starting off with a word a day is a good way to get your feet wet, and then you want to dive in and try to learn 3-4 new words each day. Start by following along with our word of the day on this site. Then step it up and download our vocabulary app THE DAILY WORD to really build up your vocabulary. The link for the app can be found near the bottom of this home page.

Munificent (adjective) - generous

Max's munificent gesture did not go unnoticed; his parents couldn't believe a 3-year old would spontaneously offer half of his sugar cookie to his older brother.



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    Lynn T Woodbridge CT As a professional mom, the concept of needing to prepare for the SAT was completely surprising to me. Mark made the SAT process easy and understandable; he creates a rational plan for preparing and then taking the exam. Understanding the process takes some of the pressure off, and having the preparation for the test take place in an environment outside of home and school is incredibly helpful. Having had THREE kids now go through tutoring with the Learning Edge, I have seen first-hand the effort they put into creating a personalized structure for each student, tailoring the tutoring, the schedule, and even the choice of exam to the individual. I would HIGHLY recommend Mark and the Learning Edge to anyone serious about having the effort preparing for the SAT or ACT translate into great results. 2019
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    Parent of Hopkins Student Class of 2014 My son had been through several tutors and standardized testing programs before we found out about Mark. Mark was absolutely the best! He actually motivated my son to look forward to the next practice test and see what scores he could achieve. Mark’s laid-back yet practical attitude, rigorous test-taking strategies and insightful approaches made all the difference. In addition, Mark went out of his way to accommodate the crazy schedule of a high school student. In the end, my son’s SAT scores increased by over 300 points. I would recommend Mark to all students seeking to achieve their best. 2019
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    Brian - Class of 2016 Student - Amity High " I just want to thank you again for all of your help and expertise. Brian really benefited from your review class. He has embraced the challenge and has developed an enthusiastic approach to taking the SAT! He definitely has a goal in mind and is hungry to achieve it! Thanks again for your time!" 2019

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our Apps

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    The Daily Word The Daily Word was created to try and make the painful SAT vocabulary review process easier and more enjoyable. We do not expect you to prefer vocabulary review... Download on iTunes
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    Perfect Score Play your way to your Perfect Score on the SAT with The Learning Edge's new SAT test prep game! Download on iTunes

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