ACT/SAT Tutoring!


Singing Turtle Tutoring

We offer in-person tutoring or long-distance tutoring
through video conferencing, including SKYPE and FaceTime.

Wondering why you should prepare ahead of time for the ACT or SAT?

Watch the video to find out …

Josh and Kathy will also prepare you for the NEW ACT TIMED ESSAY. It’s not just a straightforward persuasive essay anymore. Now you’re expected to analyze and evaluate three distinct perspectives about a timely topic! But, no worries. You’ll learn a step-by-step approach that helps you organize and write the essay within the 40-minute time limit!
Josh and Kathy provide tutoring for all sections of the ACT/SAT exams,
SAT subject tests (math and literature) and the PSAT, also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Josh’s Bio

Kathy’s Bio

Here’s what we do:

* Assess student’s strengths and weaknesses
* Teach academic content (math, science, grammar) to bolster areas of weakness.
* Provide detailed feedback on the timed essay.
* Administer and review multiple practice tests.
* Help students set goals and stay on track.
 * Create a plan that fits your budget.

Financial benefits of one-on-one tutoring:

* Save money through scholarships.
* Boost student’s earning potential by attending a great college.

What people are saying …

“Unlike some test-prep tutors, Josh and Kathy approach each student individually
— no “one size fits all” — and really help them figure out their best methodology.
They also help the typically “test-phobic” students become more confident
in their often very intuitive style, and again, the ‘proof is in the pudding’:
Even more important is that Josh and Kathy genuinely like kids,
and their care and concern for each child they work with is felt by each student.”
Dr. Whitney Laughlin, longtime college counselor,
British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Laughlin counsels students
across the United States and Canada


“Josh and Kathy, I would first like to thank you again for working
so hard with Maya. 
She just received news from her first choice,
University of Denver.  She was granted a $100,000 scholarship.
Her superstore of 32 allowed her to receive the highest award possible!!

Her increased science score led her to the 32 super score which
gave her the top award from this school.  Without all of your instruction,
she could have never achieved what she did.  You motivated her and
gave her constant encouragement.  She could not have done it without you
and I thank you for helping her achieve her goals!

You two have been so great for my daughter — what I consider ‘A Gift from God.'” 

— Suzanne Pinon, M.D., Albuquerque, NM


“Thank you so much again for the help and support you, Josh,
and Kathy both gave to my daughter.
I have no doubt that her ACT score helped solidify her application
and there is no way she could have done that without you.
As I said before, you help was effective but also enjoyable.”
— John Stevenson, Toronto, Canada


“Thank you for your work with Sarah.
She feels well prepared and was thankful for the extra time
and all your support/guidance. Lots of gaps finned in
for her in a way she understands and can incorporate
into her ‘toolbox’. Thank you so much.”

— T. Hagkull, British columbia, Canada


“Dear Josh and Kathy: I wanted to thank you for working with us
to offer ACT/SAT Prep classes through us. I think it is wonderful when
students come together to work on improving test-taking skills
and your students have always enjoyed your classes and felt
they were very helpful. I appreciate your thoughtful approach,
which gives them excellent service but does not hype the anxiety.
We want you to continue with us every year!”
— Anne Salzmann, Santa Fe, NM
Head of School, The MASTERS Program
Early College Charter High School
“Through your tutoring, you helped her tremendously.
By having her take the practice tests and working 
through them afterward, her score went up by a large amount. Thanks.
—Elizabeth Romero, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Thank you so much. The tutoring definitely helped.
I couldn’t have done it without you,
going from a composite 28 to a a composite 32!.”
— Emi Hasegawa, CO
“Hey Kathy and Josh, I just got my scores back
for my ACT, and I got an overall 28. I am very pleased.
Thank you both for all your help!
I couldn’t have gotten this score without your help.”
— M. Piazza, British Columbia, Canada
Hi Kathy and Josh,
“I got my ACT score back and I got a 32. I want to
thank you both so much. I got a 33 in English and reading
and a 31 in math and science and I score a 10 on my essay.
I am really happy with my results and would like to thank
both of you for all of your work. Thanks again!”
— Phoebe Brown, Ontario, Canada
“Working with Josh was a wonderful experience.
I received the help I needed in a friendly and professional manner,
which helped e raise my ACT scores to a competitive level.”
— X. Majorrav, NM
“I know that what I learned from you made a big difference
and helped me bring up my math score from a 17 to a 30.”
— R. Powell, NM
“It was great working with you two
and I really felt like I was prepared for the test!
I was very excited with my score and I would
like to than you for all your help!”
— B.L., NM
“Thank you for coming to Monte del Sol to teach us about
the ACT. I found it very helpful. There are so many
things that I would have overlooked if I were
to just to take the test. So thank you for
the opportunity to do better and be better.”
— Indira Poole, NM

Fees and Scheduling

We offer a sliding scale fee schedule from $60 – $120 / hour.
Here’s the thinking behind our sliding scale:
We need to make a living, but we also want
you to be able to afford our services.
For your convenience, we tutor during both daytime and evening hours.
Please contact us to set up an appointment
or to request more information.

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