Outsmarting the SAT
By Elizabeth King
(Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580089272, 336pp.)
Publication Date: August 1, 2008
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One of the country's top test-prep consultants presents her innovative core strategies for optimal results on the SAT.
Outsmarting the SAT is the next best thing to having a private session with Elizabeth King, one of the country's top SAT coaches. Trained by one of the College Board's original SAT prep material authors, Elizabeth takes the SAT annually, consistently achieving an aggregate score in the 99th percentile.King's tried-and-true innovative strategies are proven to help high schoolers boost their SAT scores higher than they thought possible. Designed for students of all levels—from those who simply need to brush up on sentence completion skills to dire cases who need a crash course on algebraic functions or a school year's worth of geometry—King's down-to-earth coaching approach tackles test material in concise, easy-to-follow lessons that prepare any student to master the SAT. Featuring a broad range of practice problems and handwritten, clear solution explanations, Outsmarting the SAT teaches students everything they need to know to do their best on the test. SAT® is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.“Elizabeth's personality jumps right off the page as she helps students score at the top of their potential.”— Judi Robinovitz, president of Score at the Top Learning Centers and contributor to the College Board's original SAT prep material “Elizabeth King brilliantly coaches students to raise their SAT scores 200 to 300 points. I am excited to use her book as part of our tutoring curriculum to ensure the best results.”— Nikki Geula, president of Arete Educational Consulting, Inc. “I just wanted to thank you for all of your help; I got my [SAT] scores back, and I got a 2300!”— Anonymous student, class of 2008
ELIZABETH KING is a private SAT coach who also teaches in conjunction with several of New York City's most exclusive college admissions advising firms—most recently Arete Educational Consulting. Trained by one of the College Board's original SAT prep material authors, King takes the SAT annually and has an aggregate score in the 99th percentile, including an 800 on the recently added writing section. She lives in New York City.
THE AUTHOR SCOOP
Read any good books lately? I actually just read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and really enjoyed it.Do you eat your vegetables? Blanched, yes. This is a recent development. Have you ever met a famous person?Sure. I tutor their kids on occasion. But their identities are Top Secret. Favorite childhood book?A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Dylan ThomasWhat was your first job?I worked at a cashier at the neighborhood independently owned drugstore. This would have been fine except I had a habit of reading everything they had for sale. Turns out keeping my nose in the books meant a lot of folks got a five finger discount!