“A great find!”
Stacey has been an incredible asset to us in taking the SATs. I wish she was a tutor for other subjects because she would be our #1 pick. We cannot thank her enough for her knowledge sincerity and tools that she brings forward. We would recommend her for anyone looking to advance their test scores. Thank you Stacey!
J.B., Bellevue, WA, April 8, 2012
“You are a sigh of relief for me!”
My daughter and I really appreciate the way you treat her with patience when she has clearly done something that she considers ’stupid’. She feels that she can stay focused and learn easier with the way you stay positive and remain nonjudgmental.
Also, I like the way you take charge with A.’s individual situation and in doing so, your experience is very apparent. You were like a sigh of relief for me! The most successful people are those who can organize complex tasks into manageable parts… and that is what I see you doing with A… taking an overwhelming task and identifying the problems, then breaking those problems down into workable pieces. I also like that you never seem rushed toward the end of the session when time is running out, so there is no distraction for the student. I have noticed that you are even kind enough to go slightly over sometimes when you sense that A. needs a little more reassurance on a mastering a concept
Michele N., PA, April 5, 2012
“Stacey is a great instructor!”
My daughter was not happy with her first SAT test scores. They were respectable but she did not feel that her math scores represented her abilities well. She decided she would like to work with a tutor over the summer before retaking the SAT in October in order to review math concepts she had learned a few years ago so that she would be able to attack test questions with more confidence and speed. Stacey proved to be a great instructor. She helped my daughter to review SAT math questions and helped her to develop strategies for evaluating and answering questions more accurately. They worked through a number of practice tests. They primarily concentrated on math but Stacey was able to help my daughter with all test subject areas. Her SAT scores improved in all areas with an increase of 60 points in Math, 40 points in Writing and 10 points in Reading.
Julie Pratt, WA, November 14, 2011
“180 point increase”
Our tutoring experience was very positive. My daughter could work with Stacey at convenient times in her own schedule (around various sports and other commitments) and she could focus on particular areas where she had concerns.
Working on line with the use of Skype was very easy and the feedback from Stacey was detailed, immediate and positive. The billing process was simple and easy and the payment history for sessions is easily accessible. The assignments were relevant and the practice scores improved along the way.
My daughter took the SAT in May and then again in October. The May results were not as high as she hoped they would be, in large part (I think) because of the stress and pressure of taking the test itself. She relaxed over the summer and had a few refresher sessions with Stacey in September before she took the test a second time. The October results (where the pressure was off a bit) were very much improved: 180 points higher than the May score. The net result was 600 or higher in all three areas of the test.
Kathleen P., Shoreline, WA, October 26, 2011
“I owe this score more to you than anyone else.”
I wanted to share some good news with you and thank you for your help. I managed to score a 2280 on the test! My breakdown was: 760 in writing, 720 in reading, and a 800 in math!
I wanted to sincerely thank you for helping me with acquainting myself to the test and picking up on the strategies required to score well. I owe this score more to you than anyone else. Thank you for supporting me every step of the way!
A.N., Lake Sammamish, WA, October 20, 2011
“A great source for SAT prep and a highly ethical person”
I worked with my daughter for several weeks during the summer to help prepare her for the SAT test on Oct 1, 2011. As part of the prep she took a PSAT practice test in August 2011 in preparation for (her first official) SAT test. It was taken in a college library and she found it very distracting because of a study group nearby. Her Critical Reading score was 66. I thought it would benefit my daughter to receive some advice from Stacey on how to deal with distractions and timing issues.
I want to express my deep appreciation for the assistance offered by Stacey. She had my daughter take some practice tests before our two hour session. During the meeting she assured me the score of 66 was an anomaly and not a correct reflection of her abilities. Suggestions were offered on how to proceed and work on timing issues. My daughter followed through and did the required assignments which were not intrusive.
This all paid off when the results came in from the SAT test. Her total score was 2320 with an 800 in Critical Reading. Something totally unexpected as the Critical Reading is considered by many to be the hardest score to raise (Her PSAT Critical Reading score in Oct 2010 was 63.)
All of this was accomplished in a two hour session. I have the utmost respect for Stacey and view her as a great source for SAT prep and a highly ethical person in a “SAT business” that doesn’t always shine.
D.C., Seattle, WA, October 20, 2001
“Fabulous SAT Essay Coach”
My daughter needed help with the SAT essay. She is a fabulous writer generally, but had not done well on her essays (scores 7 out of 12, and 5 out of 12, leading to overall writing scores of 620 and 640). She met four times with Stacey – scheduled at my daughter’s convenience – they met via Skype or phone call during her free period at school or after school. Stacey reviewed outlining strategies, discussed the use of examples, clear thesis statements, time management, etc. She had my daughter do timed practice essays between tutoring sessions, then they would go over them together. My daughter really enjoyed their time together. When she re-took the SAT, her essay score was 10 out of 12! Bringing her overall writing score up to 760, which is a 99%ile score. Before this tutoring, my daughter was really “reaching” for her top choice school, but this score now makes her a much more serious contender for admission there. So glad we worked with Stacey!
Janelyn, North Seattle, WA, October 20, 2011
“Recommend her services wholeheartedly”
I am writing on behalf of Ms. Stacey Howe-Lott to recommend her services whole heartedly. I have known Stacey for the past two years as a Service Provider to the King County Work Training Stay in School Program
clients. This is a project designed to help at risk, and low income high school seniors to achieve better scores on their SAT.
This project, a partnership with Kent Meridian High School and Kent Parks and Recreation, funded through the Workforce Investment Act, is designed to help low-income students build skills to succeed at school, home, work and their community.
I am impressed with Stacey’s effective teaching style, her energy and positive interaction with students. The students loved her and appreciated her caring attitude and motivating style.
I am proud to recommend her and would gladly contract for her services again without hesitation. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information or if I can answer any questions.
Moncef Belgacem, Social Worker King County, WA, October 19, 2011
“Thank you so much!”
Stacey! I survived the SAT! I was really nervous at first especially since it was my first time taking the test but when I saw it I felt very prepared because it was stuff we went over. Thank you for your help!…I don’t even know where to begin to tell you all that was helpful. The biggest part was all the small little details that you taught us – like the tips on how to save time….The math section was what I struggled with the most but you taught us ways to look at it from different angles and also to just move on when you get stuck and that helped me to not freak out and save time….The stuff you said made sense…I took a SAT class before at the library but it was soo boring and I didn’t benefit from it at all…but I really enjoyed your class because it was fun and interesting and I learned things that other people haven’t told me….Thank you soo much! I can’t wait to see my SAT score!
Bella T., Greater Seattle, WA, October 9, 2011
I took two 2 hour tutoring sessions with Stacy in the 2 weeks before I took the SAT for the second time and I was able to raise my math score 100 points. She was pleasant to work with, explained test taking strategies well, and gave me an overall much better understanding of the SAT. The homework she gave me was also very helpful. In addition to gaining a number of math skills, I also felt more comfortable with the test in general. She was also very accommodating to my schedule. I highly recommend her.
Amanda, Bellevue, WA, August 16, 2011
“Effective, individually tailored instruction”
I contacted Stacey about 2 1/2 weeks before my daughter was scheduled to retake the SAT and asked if she might be able to fit in a couple of math sessions–in June, when my daughter was extra busy with end-of-year activities. Stacey was very accommodating, gave some preparatory homework to help her evaluate what to focus on during their two short sessions, plus some practice work for the week between–and that was enough to help my daughter go from a 680 to a 780 on her math score. Stacey seems to have developed a very thorough and organized approach to target the areas that need improvement. She also has an easy-going personality that most kids would respond well to. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Vivian, Bellevue, WA, August 16, 2011
Stacey was wonderful. She was pragmatic, focused, and related well to our daughter. She focused on areas that could be improved on the SAT for our daughter. Not only did she review subjects that my daughter learned 2-3 years ago, but Stacey did a really good job on focusing on test strategies. Our daughter increased her math score by 50 points and her writing score by 100 points.
Scott Anders, Brush Prairie, WA, July 7, 2011
“Look no further for a wonderful SAT tutor!”
I sought Stacey’s help tutoring my daughter with SAT math. Stacey skillfully helped my daughter with all facets of achieving success: first finding out what her goals were, then helping her improve her abilities working through math problems, increase confidence, and gain strategies to answer questions within her reach. Stacey was consistently positive, helpful , persistent, encouraging and as available as possible- everything you could ask for in an SAT tutor and coach. To my surprise, tutoring by Skype was even better than an in-person tutor, because it put all the focus and effort on learning skills, rather than the logistics and travel time of rushing to appointments. It also increases the student’s self-reliance in making and keeping their own appointments. I heartily recommend Stacey without the slightest hesitation to anyone looking for an excellent SAT tutor!
Bookwoman, New Market, MD, August 6, 2011
“A great help”
I’m not one for flattery so I suppose I’ll be blunt. She helped me a lot. She did a good job of noticing what I was doing wrong and gave good suggestions on helping me improve. She answered anything I asked about subjects to the best of her ability. I definitely noticed in improvement in my scores [110 points in math, 40 points in critical reading] and think she was very helpful overall.
Jake Schueler, NC, July 6, 2011
“Fantastic way to learn!”
Stacey worked wonders with my daughter. She gave her great tips and the confidence to take the SAT head on. Stacey is patient and definitely knows how to figure out the best way to teach each student in the manner they learn best. She will work on all the subject areas, or whatever area needs the most work. My daughter went from a 710 to a 750 in Reading, and a 680 to a 710 in Math. I don’t believe she would have put the effort in to studying on her own if it wasn’t for Stacey’s planned sessions. I recommend Stacey enthusiastically!!!
metrodsgn, South Easton, MA, July 05, 2011
“She has a gift for explaining boring subjects in terms that stick!”
Stacey has a masters degree in teaching, and has a gift for explaining boring and complicated subjects in colloquial and mnemonic terms, that stick. There are a few things she taught me that I will never ever forget because of the way quirky way she described them. (Exponents? Seared on my brain till death do us part.)
Debbie Steir, July 2011
“Stacey is wonderful!!”
Stacey is a gifted teacher! She quickly established rapport with our daughter and helped her to raise her SAT score by 120 points after only a handful of sessions. She helped to ease our daughter’s test anxieties and gave her many concrete strategies to use while taking the exam. Our daughter felt more confident going into the exam and is happy with her results! She really looked forward to her sessions with Stacey…she became a teacher and a friend! I’d recommend her to anyone!
Roy & Jill H., IN, June 29, 2011
“Just the tutor we were looking for…”
I knew she was “the right one” from the first contact on the phone. Stacey was very positive and encouraging from the beginning. We set a goal and worked towards that bringing relief to the whole “college preparation” process. She worked with clear focus, addressing the strengths and weaknesses, being flexible and consistent. After meeting with Stacey we started enjoying this journey, and that is priceless. BTW, my son’s SAT scores went up 150 points after 6 tutoring sessions.
Rocío, Lake Sammamish, WA, April 06, 2011
“140 point SAT improvemernt!”
Stacy did great work helping Rob with His SAT preparation. Under her tutelage, he went from a 570 in writing in January 2010 to a 660 in May of 2010 to a 710 in October. Wow- a 140 point increase in ten months for a total score of 2110!!! He now has offers in England from Oxford, Durham University, St. Andrews and University of Edinburgh and so far offers here at American U, University of Washington and San Diego. I can’t thank you enough!
Claire McQueen, Bellevue, WA, March 27, 2011
“Made studying happen”
Scheduling time with Stacey got my daughter to take the time to practice for the SAT. Stacey proposed a very manageable approach to preparing for the SAT and focused on a few key areas to quickly improve scores. Thanks!
CSK, Bellevue, WA, February 18, 2011
“An Amazing SAT Tutor”
Stacey is an amazing SAT tutor and she really knows how to work with the student. Not only does she teach you the material you need to know for the SAT, but strategy’s and tricks that can dramatically raise your score. What she teaches helps you with other tests as well and not just the SAT. She also has many resources to help you practice what you learn. All in all, my experience with Stacey was irreplaceable.
Micalla, Bellevue, WA, January 25, 2011
“Stacey was an incredible instructor”
When I first thought of how tutoring over skype would work, I was a little aprehensive. I have serious anxiety over the SAT/ACT. I didn’t think I could possibly get my scores up. We worked for 5 hours together and I learned a lot of valuable stratagies through Stacey. She was very patient and encouraging. She was also very creative in her methods of teaching. I felt confident working with her and at the end of my sessions I felt like I could conqure the SAT world in which I did. I brought my combined SAT score up 150 points. The two times I took the SAT before Stacey I would get so nervous and throw up, however, after my SAT in which I studied with Stacey before I did not get sick at all. I would highly recommend Stacey to anyone who is in need of a tutor.
Savannah Perry, GA, January 04, 2011
“You Cannot Go Wrong With Stacey Howe-Lott!!”
Stacey Howe-Lott is an amazing SAT tutor. After a lot of research, we found Stacey on the Internet and thought we would give her a try. My son had taken the SAT test 2 times, and he needed to improve his reading and math combined scores from a 950 to a total score of 1000. Jordan worked with Stacey for about 8 weeks, meeting via Skype once a week for an hour in addition to doing weekly homework assignments. Stacey helped him with tips on how to dissect certain sections, taught him which questions to skip, and she tutored him on the problems that he missed on his homework assignments.
Tutoring with Stacey gave Jordan the confidence that he was going to be successful in taking the test again. After working with Stacey, his scores improved to a combined score of 1040. We really appreciate the knowledge and confidence that Jordan has gained in working with Stacey. We will definitely be working with her again when our daughter is getting ready to take her SAT test.
Wendy Banas, Mesa, AZ, December 26, 2010
“Awesome Instructor That Did Wonders”
As a parent and faculty member at a local college I feel confident in highly recommending Stacey Howe-Lott as an exceptional SAT tutor. My son had taken the SAT test and wanted to retest to improve his scores. We wanted to encourage and assist our son in every possible manner that we could. He does well at school, and understands reading comprehension, math and writes well; however, he has always experienced extreme test anxiety. We searched for a tutor that could alleviate his concern and improve his performance.
From the moment we met Stacey she was reassuring, had a positive attitude and was passionate about helping my son reach his goal. She is a natural at teaching and went above and beyond to build my son’s confidence and instruct him on how to properly progress through the test. My son recently took the SAT test again and improved his scores by 200 cumulative points. His math score increased by 100 points, critical reading by 80 points and writing by 20 points. That is a significant increase after only three sessions of tutoring.
Stacey has made a substantial difference in our son’s confidence, and given him the opportunity to apply to several higher education institutions that require respectable SAT scores. A heartfelt thank you does not seem appropriate for all the appreciation we have for her.
Renee Youtsler, Gig Harbor, WA, December 10, 2010
”The one-on-one support was excellent!”
Stacey was able to target the strengths and weaknesses in my daughters SAT performance and design her tutoring sessions around building up strategies and helping her with reinforcing weaker academic areas. Stacey was always encouraging and had a wonderful rapport with my daughter. Taking time to explain the answers was very beneficial. In only 6 sessions, my daughter raised her score 40 points and met the target score for her number 1 College pick. She has now been accepted into The top Occupational Therapy program on the east coast.. Our only regret is that we hadn’t found Stacey sooner. This was a crash 2 week SAT prep for early acceptance. Had we had more time, I believe her score would have been even better. Thanks Stacey!
Sarah Summers, NC, December 05, 2010
“Very knowledgeable and informative”
I found Stacey on the web and wasn’t sure how this would work. It worked well. Although we are on opposite sides of the country, Stacey and my daughter met through Skype for one on one tutoring sessions. Stacey is very knowledgeable and informative. She helped my daughter improve her scores on the practice tests, and gave her the confidence she needs to take the test successfully. This was a economical way to get one on one help. We don’t have my daughters latest test scores yet, but we look forward to receiving them.
Tami Caruso, Corning, NY, December 04, 2010
”Excellent tutor for SAT prep”
We were extremely pleased with Stacey’s professionalism and expertise in helping our daughter prepare for the SAT. Our daughter had taken the SAT once before but was not satisfied with her score. Stacey helped her to focus on specific areas she need to improve and gave her a variety of test taking strategies that she was able to use to improve her score. Stacey has the ability to motivate students as well as teach them. Our daughter was able to improve her overall score by 210 points!
Phylis Jha, Davis, CA, November 05, 2010
Amber Clark, Bellevue, WA, November 03, 2010
Stacey is great – she worked with our son to improve his writing SAT score by 100 points. She teaches strategies for taking the test. Stacey does a very good job of pinpointing exactly where our kids need the help the most – and then teaches to that need. Thank you Stacey – you are a very good diagnostician — should have been a physician!
Chris McQueen, November 01, 2010
Stacey is a pleasure to work with. She is very flexible with her time which is great when you have a junior in high school, and has great suggestions to help your child better prepare for the SAT exam. My daughter is very comfortable working with Stacey, and even though the work is sometimes difficult, she looks forward to her sessions. Also, my daughter’s scores have definitely improved because of Stacey’s help.
metrodsgn. South Easton, MA, October 05, 2010
“SAT Stress Relief”
Stacey has really helped me in learning new techniques for scoring higher on the SATs. She is patient with me and walks me through problems I don’t understand. I have also improved so much. My writing and reading scored have improved by 70 points each. I feel more confident now than I did last time I took the SATs and I am expecting a better result. [200 pt increase]
Joelle, CA, September 29, 2010
“Perfect way to raise your SAT score! “
Stacy is great teacher, she knows what she is talking about and can actually transfer the knowledge to her students which is key in learning anything. She gives you practice tests and then goes over every question you missed and/or skipped. She knows how to increase your score, after working with her my scores improved by 300 points! I definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their score, beginners or experts.
SamWang, Renton, WA, September 22, 2010
“You really got me prepared!”
Stacey is an awesome SAT tutor! She knew exactly what she was talking about and really got me prepared for the test. She is very organized. She has a schedule that she goes by, however she isn’t afraid to stray from [it] to pinpoint problems and fix them. Everything that we did, whether it was practice tests, or just going over questions that I had about the test day itself, was extremely helpful! I did not feel blindsided by the test at all. You really got me prepared!
Ilana D., April 15, 2010
“200 point increase!”
I went over your analysis and I understand where I’m going to have to focus.In one week I had a stable and consistent 200 point increase in the writing category. I didn’t think that could actually happen. Thank you so much for all the help.
JM, Bellevue, WA, Feb 02, 2010