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Subjects: SAT/ACT, College Applications, ISEE/CAHSEE, Math


Hi My name is Joe, I am Strommen Tutoring's SAT tutoring expert. I graduated in 2005 Magna Cum Laude with a double Major from CU Boulder, I have always been active in academic competitions (in college I was on the team for two state-championship seasons) and scored a perfect 800 on the verbal when I took my SATS. The SATS have changed considerably since then, but in my opinion, they now allow a student much more room to improve. On your first lesson I will administer a small test that will immediately highlight your weak points, and allow us to create an individualized strategy. During the course of our sessions we will also administer full length tests to habituate the student to the format and have evidence of results. Full length tests in conjunction with targeted exercises and strategies have increased my students scores by as much as 300 points. With my approach your son or daughter will gain confidence and look forward to their success as they see their scores linearly increase.

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Janet K.
"My son really enjoys his time learning with Joe. He thinks its really fun. Joe does well with knowing where he's at and goes at his pace. I'm very happy with our decision to go with Strommen for private tutoring. Thank you Joe!"

Lorie A.
"Joe helped prepare my son for the ISEE in a methodical but low pressure way that made him much more confident about the test."

Cherin P.
"Joe Darden was excellent from the very start, always focused on the goal of improving my son's understanding of math and doing so in creative ways."

Carrie C.
"Joe gets right down to business and knows his subject well. He also knows how to teach which is a rare combination. I would reccomend him to anyone who needs help in math - I already have!"

Marion W.
"Joe is a very intelligent and thoughtful teacher who patiently guides his pupil through the stress that is the ISEE test prep. His general knowledge of all the elements he knows will be presented on the ISEE is very impressive. He is always punctual and always stays a few minutes past his hour if he is in the middle of finishing up an important topic. I would highly recommend Joe Darden for private tutoring to help your child prepare for the ISEE."

Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Los Angeles, La Canada Flintridge, skype, Culver City (see map below.) Don't live close to Los Angeles, La Canada Flintridge, skype, Culver City but want to work with Joe? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our SAT/ACT, College Applications, ISEE/CAHSEE, Math page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


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