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Karen Berlin Ishii SAT Tutor New York international Karen Berlin Ishii, a graduate of Brown University, has over 25 years' experience as a classroom teacher and test prep tutor. She taught for The Princeton Review before founding her very successful tutoring consortium in Boston, creating PSAT and SAT prep courses for The British School and others. Now in New York City, she teaches students around the globe via Skype for a wide range of exams, including the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, AP exams, GRE and TOEFL.

In addition to teaching, Karen produces seminars and lectures on SAT and ACT prep, as well as private school test prep and admissions, for parents and students through The Brown Club in New York. A faculty member of the "Admissions Workshop Series" at Brown University's Summer@Brown program for high school students, Karen gives weekly presentations on ACT and SAT prep.

She reviews and edits SAT, PSAT and other test prep textbooks for major publishers including the "Dummies" series for Wiley, Vocabulary Workshop for Sadlier, the ISEE/SSAT for Barron's and the upcoming title on the PSAT for Barron's. Karen also is a distributed scorer for Pearson, scoring standardized test essays nationwide.

As a parent of two college graduates, Karen relates well to families' concerns about the college test process and enjoys wonderful rapport with both students and parents.

What Karen's students and their parents say:

"... with your help I felt more prepared, and therefore more relaxed and confident [taking the SAT II exam].
    - Meredith H, now a student at NYU

"... [Karen was] very helpful in motivating Jennifer to get the most out of her SAT study. It is clear that Karen is dedicated to her students .... I would highly recommend Karen Berlin Ishii as a tutor."
   - Marcia B, mother of student at Tufts University

Read full text of Karen's testimonials here.
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