Why I Coach–Blake Y.
Blake Y., an expert Leland college admissions and ACT/SAT coach, outlines why he chooses to coach and what it means to him.
By Blake Y.
December 15, 2022
My two younger brothers scored 26s on their first ACT exams, but we were able to raise their scores to 36 and 35. I have also helped students who came to me with 1250s on their SATs, and after almost two months of tutoring, they walked away with 1500+ scores. I find great satisfaction in helping students achieve their "aha" moments and shatter their previous expectations.
I started tutoring as a freshman at Harvard as a way to give back to my community. I had scored in the top 1% of the ACT and SAT and I wanted other members of my city to have access to the same level of elite prep that I had enjoyed through several private ACT/SAT prep courses.
I began working as a premium tutor for a test prep company and I quickly realized that not all tutors treated their responsibilities the same way. I saw that some tutors merely went through the motions, while others knew exactly which strategies to employ.
That's why I developed a patented test prep strategy, which has consistently led my students to increase their scores by double and triple the average increases of competitors. I came up with this plan after surveying 25 Harvard students to find out what factors led them to score perfectly on their exams.
When I implemented these strategies, they worked! Every week, I met new students and taught them using this strategy. Like clockwork, after about five hours of tutoring, their English/Writing scores became nearly perfect and they began applying to more prestigious universities and thinking about scholarships they never would have dreamed of before.
I tutor because I know how to consistently produce positive results. I love the satisfaction that comes from helping students achieve results they never thought possible.
I am excited to work with you! The sky is the limit, and if you want a perfect score or a big edge in the admissions process, I know exactly how to help you get there. Head to my profile to get started.