I’ve been tutoring for almost 15 years as a private tutor and a former test prep teacher from the Princeton Review, where I taught SAT classes and MCAT CARS at the University of Puerto Rico.
I work specifically with teaching students how to become better, more efficient, active readers. Many students read words, yet do not grasp the overall concepts that authors are trying to express. The questions on all standardized tests test a student’s ability to understand the greater ideas that authors are trying to convey. Understanding structure, and how an author builds his or her argument is essential in reading and answering the questions on all standardized tests. I teach students how to become better readers, so eventually, no material is too challenging for them to understand. However, students must also learn to be patient so my background in yoga and meditation is helpful in teaching that skill in order to cope with the frustration that most of them are encountering on verbal sections.
Justina worked with my daughter this summer on reading skills in preparation for the MCAT. My daughter has worked with other tutors in the past, but Justina was by far the most knowledgeable, insightful and confidence-boosting coach she had ever had. She clearly diagnosed the active reading skills that needed to be developed, and worked with her on a step by step approach that has improved her mastery of both the main ideas and details of the passages. In addition, my daughter genuinely looked forward to her sessions with Justina, and commented frequently on how much fun they were able to have, while connecting on challenging material. We could not recommend a tutor more highly!! Thank you Justina — you are a special talent and we look forward to keeping our connection with you. Best, Laurie and Jennifer
Justina is great! She was very helpful, positive, and encouraging when I was studying to take my second MCAT. She had great tips and resources to help assess my problem areas, and improve my test taking skills. She helped increase my score the second time around. If you really need a verbal tutor, I highly recommend Justina!
I want to thank Justina for the excellent work that she did with both of my children. She helped my son prepare for the verbal section of the MCAT and he received an excellent score. Justina offers hard work and immediate feedback, and this is exactly what my son needed. She also helped my daughter with college application essays, resulting in excellent pieces, that outline her personality in a very accurate way. I am very glad that my children had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you, Justina.
Great Tutor!! Justina is great! She was very helpful, positive, and encouraging when I was studying to take my second MCAT. She had great tips and resources to help assess my problem areas, and improve my test taking skills. She helped increase my score the second time around. If you really need a verbal tutor, I highly recommend Justina!