My real name is Rich Goldman, and I’m a happy husband and proud father of two delightful children. I’m Ivy League-educated (University of Pennsylvania…go Quakers!) and I’ve been teaching SATs and ACTs for, um…decades! Back in the beginning I trained with and taught for both Kaplan and Princeton Review. I taught everything from 1-on-1 tutoring to multi-student classes for both of those wonderful organizations. However, after years of affiliation with those premiere companies, I developed my own ideas about how to best teach the tips, tricks and methods to students of ALL levels. Contrary to the methodology of numerous other entities, my main approach is to dive right into the tests, and learn the tips, tricks and methods as we get direct and invaluable practice with each section. My style is to engage my students through interactivity and humor, and I have the rare ability to boil down difficult concepts into easily digestible morsels.
Alison (“Ali”) Worland has been tutoring SATs for years, and will stop at nothing to ensure that each and every one of her students receives a uniquely catered, highly-effective, personalized learning experience. Ali’s passion for helping students began when she reflected upon how valuable her own tutors were to her as she navigated through her own high school education. Central to Ali’s mission of success is to change the way her students view the SAT: rather than being a high-pressure test on which they must do well (or else!), Ali reframes the test as an exciting opportunity for them to impress colleges with what their potential is. In addition to Ali’s personable, organized, creative, and illuminating teaching style, one of her primary aims is to develop her students’ confidence through upbeat motivation and positive reinforcement. She keeps students on track outside of sessions with additional practice assignments and mock tests. Ali is an athlete (think twice before challenging her to a swimming race!), former educator, big sister, and a proud University of North Carolina Tarheel!