We have taught the SAT to students from every prestigious preparatory school in Vancouver and others outside Vancouver:
- St. George’s School
- Crofton House School
- York House School
- St. John’s School
- West Point Grey Academy
- Collingwood School
- Brentwood College School
- … and many other schools throughout the Vancouver area and around the world (online, or while the students were in Vancouver during summer vacation).
We have had students with learning disabilities and students at the top of the class. We have taught students seeking to boost their scores by just 60 points to meet Division II requirements and those seeking to raise their scores hundreds of points to get into Ivy League universities.
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. He mostly needed help on the SAT writing and SAT critical reading sections, so we focused on those SAT sections. We also did some work on the SAT math section. Twenty days after he took the SAT, I received a call from a very upbeat Robert. He scored a 2,220 on the SAT, surpassing his expectations. We were both ecstatic. He topped 700 on each SAT section: A 760 on reading, 750 on math and a 710 on writing.
Here is more praise from other Your Score Booster students …
I will miss working with such a passionate, knowledgable, and supportive tutor as Richard. He was quick to determine my weaknesses so that within a few short months, I was given the tools to achieve a score that other students can take years of classes to achieve. With Richard’s help on the writing section, I not only scored 790 but also improved my English mark. He also helped me increase my score on the other two sections. Within ten minutes of sending my score to university coaches who had previously shown limited interest in me, I received an enthusiastic response from Stanford. Since then, I have also spoken to Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, Cornell, MIT, and Duke. I will forever be grateful to Richard for pushing me to achieve an exceptional score, and I know that he can help anyone achieve his or her potential. Thank you Richard. Your help was invaluable.
S.C., Vancouver, 2300, up 420 points, Harvard University class of 2018
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
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.
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