A Message from Jim…
A lot has changed since I first set foot inside a classroom as an SAT Math instructor. Tests have been revised, rules have been rewritten. But students are just as determined as they’ve ever been to get into that one school. To find the right match.
Entrance exams—whether for college, grad school, or otherwise—are not as exciting as campus tours or graduation day, but they remain a vital part of the process. For over 20 years, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to help students and parents make sense of this piece of the puzzle so that everything else can fall into place.
Having spent a number of years working for a large test prep company, I eventually decided to venture out on my own so that I could offer a more personal spin on tutoring. While some people like to focus on drills and memorization, I have honed a technique that focuses on understanding and adapting to the logic of the test without forgetting that learning can—and should—be fun, too.
After graduating from Columbia University’s engineering school, I spent over 30 years working in operations research and fleet management. At the same time, my wife and I put three children through school in a highly competitive New Jersey district, helping them navigate their way to top-ranked college and graduate programs. Along the way, I have had the opportunity in the evenings and on weekends to help over 2,000 students in my local community pursue their goals by tapping into my knowledge of real-world math and my firsthand understanding of the often-mystifying college application process.
I have since retired from my day job, and my wife and I have relocated to the Rochester area in New York to be closer to our family, but I have brought my commitment to the success of local students with me. Whether through one-on-one appointments or group sessions, I continue to offer my unique brand of tutoring to anyone looking for that extra edge, from Algebra class to college entrance exams and beyond.
I also continue to be available for tutoring and guidance in New Jersey and elsewhere via online Skype sessions.
With the SAT about to undergo its biggest change ever, the 2015/2016 school year will be particularly challenging for high school students, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents. I would be happy to help you and your friends, both local and afar, navigate these new waters and make informed decisions on test selection and preparation.
–Jim Reinish, August 2015