We have taught the SAT and ACT to students from every prestigious preparatory school and many public secondary schools in Vancouver and to other students from around the world:
- St. George’s School
- Crofton House School
- York House School
- St. John’s School
- West Point Grey Academy
- Collingwood School
- St. Michael’s (Victoria)
- Brentwood College School (Vancouver Island)
- … and many other schools throughout the Vancouver area and students in cities throughout Canada and countries around the world, including China, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, teaching the SAT or ACT online, or in person while the students were in Vancouver during summer vacation.
We have taught students seeking to raise their scores hundreds of points to get into Ivy League universities and those seeking to boost their scores by just 60 points to meet Division II requirements. We have had students with learning disabilities and students at the top of the class.
Take the example of Robert Sturrock, from Dunbar. He scored in the high 1900s on a practice SAT (The test gave a range). He hoped to to increase his SAT score to 2,100. We focused on his overall weak areas, writing and critical reading, and certain topics and tricks in math. Twenty days after he took the SAT, we received a call from a very upbeat Robert. He scored a 2,220 on the SAT, surpassing his expectations. We were all ecstatic.
Students and parents often send long e-mails praising our services. Here are some snippets from Your Score Booster graduates …
Thanks again for the classes this summer. It’s highly unlikely that I would have gotten into Harvard without your help.
Kelly Steeves, downhill skiier, Vancouver, Harvard University class of 2018
Within a few short months, I was given the tools to achieve a score that other students can take years of classes to achieve. Your help was invaluable.
S.C., Vancouver, 2300, up 420 points, Harvard University class of 2018
Your Score Booster took my results and helped me identify my weaknesses and create a specialized program to address them. I was able to improve my scores in both my SATs and my ACTs in a matter of weeks!
Jenna Hewitt-Kenda, Brown University
The SAT is not like any other test. It’s designed to trick students. There is nothing more important than getting a tutor who know the ins and outs of the test to teach you everything you need to know to get the score you want. Your Score Booster has the best resources to prepare you for the real test. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable about the SAT and they know how to pin-point exactly what types of problems you need help with. Your score will improve with Your Score Booster.
Sonja Jacobsen, Crofton House School, 2230 Oct. 2013
Compared to the two fairly well-known SAT class places I went to before, Your Score Booster definitely helped me the most and took the least time, too. Your Score Booster is also very individualized and flexible, so that if a student is very motivated, he/she won’t be dragged down by other students, as might have been the case with bigger SAT classes.
Cindy Ning, Crofton House School, 2300 Jan. 2014
I would definitely recommend Your Score Booster.
Jerry Liu, Cornell University
Your Score Booster helped me excel because it targeted the types of questions I struggled with and made me more confident in approaching the test. It is definitely worth it. The classes are highly personalized.
Angela Lo, 2270
Before Richard, I had no idea how to conquer the SAT; I was struggling with the critical reading and writing portions of the exam since English wasn’t my first language. Through Richard’s individualized coaching, I gained a comprehensive knowledge of the exam, and was able to successfully learn the complex grammar rules and decipher the reading passages quickly. I couldn’t have been happier with the score I received as well as Richard’s constant coaching and individualized teaching. I don’t think I would be where I am today without Richard.
Benedict Leung, St. George's School, Duke University
We had left it rather late, but Richard Dalton was able to focus our son on what he needed to do to improve his writing score. In just two sessions he improved his score by 130 points — definitely worth it.
Erica Geddes, North Vancouver
I received my Jan. SAT scores yesterday and I improved tremendously. My total score was 2170: Reading 700, Math 720, Writing 750. I just wanted to tell you how extremely delighted I am, and how I owe this success to your instruction.
Mark Zhong, Brentwood College School, Vancouver Island, USC (430-point increase)
Richard really helped me learn how to conquer all of the stealthy, bewildering questions that College Board throws at us. I took my most recent exam with confidence because I felt so well prepared. I feel quite relaxed about the college application process because I am very much ‘in the range’ for all of the schools that I am applying to. Richard is a very engaging tutor who was a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Richard!
Sage Lachman, Crofton House School, (610-point jump, with superscoring.)
Thank you for the great SAT preparation for my son. I will highly recommend Your Score Booster. Travelling from Coquitlam to Van. was well worth the travel.
Vicky Chernoff, Coquitlam
We feel so fortunate that we were able to connect with you. You have such a passion for what you do, and it is wonderful the way you have worked with Sarah.
Janet Chapman, mother in Kerrisdale
I truly appreciate all the time you spent with me in preparation for the SAT’s and I know that I will be able to apply the knowledge I learned in your lessons to many other areas as well.
Anokh Singh, Surrey
The one-on-one help from Your Score Booster is a tremendous help. I was easily able to get the score I needed on my SAT, and I couldn’t be happier.
Malcolm Gould, North Vancouver, hockey player with the Chilliwack Chiefs and the Quesnel Millionaires, now with Michigan Tech Huskies.
I like the one-one-one tutoring. I think that’s very helpful.
Oscar Lai, Shanghai (240-point jump, to 2,080)
I found YourScoreBooster over the summer, about 3 months before I was to write the SAT for the second time. I have never felt better prepared for any test. The tutoring is personalized — based on your strengths and weaknesses — a method a practice book would not be able to do. The help is invaluable, and I’m so pleased to have found YourScoreBooster. Thank you for all your help.
Tara Vasvani, Chapman University (also accepted to Boston University and University of Cincinnati
Thank you very much for all your invaluable help. With your tutoring, my math score went from my worst to my best score.
Shea T., New Westminster, UCLA, 760 on math, up 160 points on math section
I had taken the SAT five times, with my lowest score being 1540 and my highest score being 1690. I then sought tutoring in the Metro Vancouver Area and found YourScoreBooster. After several excellent sessions, I took the test, and my score increased to 1850. I am quite happy and impressed with the tutoring I received and can confidently state that it helped improve my score. I would highly recommend YourScoreBooster.
Matt M., New Westminster
I had taken the test multiple times, but could not surpass 600 on the writing section. One of my teammates recommended that I try YourScoreBooster. After working with Richard for only a few sessions, I increased my writing score to 630. As an added bonus, my writing assignments in school have also improved. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who wants to improve his or her SAT score!
Peyton F., Kelowna
“Your help definitely made me jump an obvious 200 points or more!”
Alex Saba, New York