SAT/ACT Tutoring, College Counseling, Academic support
SAT Prep & ACT Prep
Based on my past experience with students I’ve tutored for at least 8 sessions, you can expect to raise your score by an average of 80 to 120 points by working with me one-on-one.
Andrew is an empathic and intelligent young man who
has been an enormous help with SAT tutoring for two of our boys. He is able to hone in on their unique talents and areas that need improvement and work with them to greatly improve their outcomes.
— Sarah and Jack Cecil
I enjoy helping students and families navigate the process of searching for and applying for college. This is a very formative time in one’s life and it’s important to choose a college that has the environment – academically, socially and, potentially, athletically – that is going to give them the best chance to have a successful college experience.
Academic Support & Executive Functioning Coaching
Score Reports & Diagnostic Test
SAT Practice Tests & ACT Practice Tests
Practice, practice, practice!! Like any new skill, it is vitally important to practice. Test Prep is no different. We will practice taking actual ACT and SAT Test under timed conditions to prepare you for the the real thing. The online test center through Summit Educational Group provides a score report for each practice test, indicating strengths and areas of challenge.
Meet the Counselor
Andrew had a plan from an early age to get into the best college he could and this translated into a very focused high school career when he took the SAT five times. He went to Columbia University to study engineering and ended up exploring several different areas of study before landing on Psychology. He has been tutoring and teaching SAT/ACT Prep for the past 15 years. Originally trained as an SAT Tutor through Summit Educational Group in Boston, MA, Andrew and has more recently begun teaching SAT/ACT Prep classes through the Carolina Day School. He currently runs his own private practice in Asheville, NC.
Andrew combines his skill and training as a counselor, with his experience teaching and tutoring, to create a very welcoming environment for students. He excels at building rapport quickly and assessing each students unique needs. The most consistent feedback from his students is that they are surprised how engaging a session of prepping for the SAT can be!
Education & Professional Experience
Education & Training:
Columbia University New York, NY 1996-2000: Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 2007-2009: Masters of Science - Community Counseling
Summit Educational Group Boston, MA: Intensive training from leading test prep company
Clinical Application of Neurofeedback: 36 hour training through the Institute for Applied Neuroscience
Landmark Outreach Training: Strategies to Support Executive Function
Owner and Sole Proprietor of Riverbank Counseling May 2017 - Present
Carolina Day School June 2007- Present: SAT/ACT Test Prep Teacher and Individual Tutor
Stone Mountain School 2010: SAT Prep Class Teacher at Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys
Summit Educational Group 2002: Individual SAT Tutor
– Individual Session: $80 per hour (8 Session Series: $600)
– Small Group Session (2-3 Students): $50 per hour per student
– Materials: $24 Math/Science Course Book, $24 Writing/Reading Course Book
– Referrall Discount: Free session for referring a friend!
College Counseling: $100 per session
Academic Support & Executive Functioning Coaching: $80 per session
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