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Private lessons - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep courses

Having worked with WaveLength for the past six months in their six week tutoring class and in private lessons, I can say that WaveLength completely changed my perspective on standardized testing and the college application process. Though I attend a very vigorous MCVSD highschool, my scores at the time did not reflect the hard work I put into my schoolwork.

Daniel changed my entire mindset for the verbal section of the exam. Before my tutoring with Daniel, I felt hopeless with my score in that section and feared that I would not be able to improve. In just a couple months of tutoring, my score rose in the verbal section 80 points. Now, I have more confidence when taking the exam and feel that I have a “game plan” going into every verbal section.

Prior to my tutoring with Matt, if someone told me the score that I had just received on my math section of the exam I probably would have laughed. Matt’s tutoring not only changed my entire approach to taking ANY test, but motivated me to be confident in my skills and to trust the process. After my tutoring with Matt, my confidence not only rose for the SAT, but in other areas in my life. I cannot thank him enough for motivating me continuously, never doubting my abilities, and for always believing in me. The numbers can speak for themselves. From the beginning of my journey with WaveLength till now my SAT score has increased 250 points from my sophomore PSAT and it is not stopping there. I cannot thank Matt and Daniel enough for their help, and will always recommend WaveLength to anyone who is motivated and willing to work hard to achieve their dream score.
Katharine Marriott, Biotechnology High School, 2019 Brielle, Monmouth County, NJ 08730

Improve over 100 points - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep

Marlee and Matt are magical people. I have never had teachers that are so connecting and fun to learn with. If I had the chance, I would absolutely take it again. People who take it will not be disappointed with their decision. I just want to take this time to personally thank you. Like I said before...I've never had such connecting mentors. If you told me that I would improve over 100 points on my math SAT...I probably would've laughed. But it happened. And I cannot thank you enough for you assistance. You and Marlee are an amazing pair of teachers and I hope that I would be able to take your class again to keep improving my score. Thank you so much!
Anthony Giordano, Long Branch High School 2019 Long Branch, Monmouth County, NJ 07740

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Loved this class! Matt and Marlee make a good team because their skills contrast each other. I've had faith in this class from day one and I wasn't disappointed. I've learned a lot not only about the SAT but life lessons from Matt. There's a lot of work involved in the Math section, but well worth it.

My second time taking this class, best decision I've ever made. Matt and Marlee helped me to motivate myself and touch myself making silly mistakes. This class not only helped me with my SAT, but also learning in general. I look at problems in a different, more creative way that makes solving them easier. Lots of work but well worth it if you do it and you actually care.

December 2017 update:

I could not have asked for better tutors to help prepare me for my SAT and SAT subject test. Matt, Marlee and the rest of the Wavelength staff are amazing and truly are exceptional at their jobs. I got into my top school, Dartmouth College, and I believe they had such an impact on my decision because of how well they prepared me. They also helped me with my application process and essays. It was an honor and privileged to be tutored by such amazing people!
Gabi Smith, Freehold Township High School, 2018 Manalapan, Monmouth County, NJ 07726

Mental toughness - WaveLength tutoring + test prep - Red Bank SAT prep

Not only did my private math sessions with Matt help me to gain 160 points on the SAT, but it also widened my variety and level of colleges to chose from. I am a good student, but my SAT scores were not reflecting that. Matt worked with me on how to approach the test and understand its tricks. He knows how the test-makers think, how they want you to think, and how you need to think to beat them.

Aside from mastering math, Matt also taught me how to have the perfect, confident mentality. I felt more confident walking into the SAT than any other test. What I took away the most from my sessions with Matt were these lessons on mindset and mental toughness. I genuinely believe that was the difference that boosted my score. My score in the reading section also increased, and I fully credit this new mindset. Even if I did not receive the scores I wanted, I would still be happy with my time spent with Matt. He gave me confidence, inspiration, and problem solving skills that I not only saw on the SAT, but continue to see in everyday life. I do not believe that I would have achieved the scores or acceptance letters I did without the help of .
Jacki Rieger, Red Bank Catholic High School, RBC 2018 Red Bank, Monmouth County, NJ 07701

College application process - WaveLength tutoring + test prep - Locust

My experience with WaveLength tutoring and test prep has been exceptional. They have helped me so much in improving my math, reading and writing scores on the SAT. Also, when I started preparing for SAT subject tests, they were really helpful too. With their help, I was able to get that 800 for math! With their aid, I improved my score from my PSAT by 390 points! Furthermore, they were great in helping me during the college application process. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a SAT tutor. They are extremely helpful and accommodating and help you reach your highest potential.
Emily Reynolds, Rumson-Fair Haven High School, RFH 2017, Cornell University 2021 Locust, Monmouth County, NJ 07760

Opportunity - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Monmouth County

My experience with WaveLength SAT Tutoring was very worthwhile. I chose to get help from Matt with the mathematics section of the SAT and saw a significant improvement in my score. With his help, I was able to raise my score from a 660 to a 760. He taught me how to look at problems differently and how to pull the necessary information from the clutter.

I find that this skill he helped me develop has was useful on the test, but is also relevant in all facets of life. One special thing about my experience with WaveLength is that I genuinely looked forward to the sessions. It was not a chore to study, it was an opportunity to relax and discuss problem-solving.

With Matt's help, I was accepted to all of the schools to which I applied: The United States Naval Academy, The United States Coast Guard Academy, The Merchant Marine Academy, The University of PennsylvaniaVillanova, and Rutgers.
Stephen Sabatini, MCVSD, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, MAST 2013 Neptune, Monmouth County, NJ 07753

Understanding -Gooch

The SAT is one of the most important tests you can take in your pre-adult life. No matter what GPA you accumulate or extra curricular resume you may manage to piece together, there will always be the matter of your simple and undiscriminating SAT scores. It just a number, and yet it is so much more than that.

I’m a strong student; Matt and Dan never had to change my work ethic or teach me math and grammar. While I’m sure they could have revamped my entire understanding of the subjects, they did something even more impressive. My tutors took the knowledge and understanding that I already had and squeezed extra points out of it. By simply teaching my brain how to think about and approach problems, they molded me into a better test taker. The night before my second and final attempt at the SAT, I sat down with Matt and identified a critical error in my test taking. I knew how to solve any math problem they would give me, but I would time and time again make careless errors. That night we developed a new method for marking and checking problems, a method that on each section saved me one or two careless errors. This no doubt led to the 130 point rise in my math score. That night sitting with Matt in my living room, I knew we had arrived at something innovative for my test taking, and I never would have achieved an 800 without it. Matt knew my abilities better than I did and was able to address my weaknesses with amazing insight. Not only did I build upon my skills while with Matt and Dan, but I enjoyed every minute I spent working with them.

Matt and Dan were nothing less than the best teachers I could ask for. My only regret is that living in a boarding school I couldn’t spend more time working with them.

Thank You
Stefan Gooch, Lawrenceville 2013, Boston College 2017 Rumson, Monmouth County, NJ 07760

Howell SAT prep class - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Howell NJ

This class was the first actual SAT class I have taken and it will definitely help me on Saturday. I have learned new strategies and techniques I can use to my advantage on all sections of the test.

Hi it's Emma from your SAT class. I looked at my results and I got an 800 on the math section! Thanks for all of your help.
Emma Winkley, Saint Rose High School 2016 Howell, Monmouth County, NJ 07731

College decisions - WaveLength tutoring + test prep - College Consultants

Wavelength tutoring goes above and beyond what typical prep companies teach and instills lessons and thoughts that can be applied beyond the testing center. Last year I managed to help a scientist crystallize a mitochondrial protein complex known as MTERF4-NSUN4, which plays a role in ribosome biogenesis in the mitochondria. This work led to a publication in the scientific journal Structure, in which I was named a co-author on the paper.

When college decisions came back, my parents and I were ecstatic. I was accepted into Rutgers University, Boston College, Emory University, University of Virginia, Williams College, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Brown University, Columbia University, and Yale University.

Matt and Marlee taught me more than just how to take a test. They taught me how to approach a problem from different angles, and how to use a variety of different techniques and ideas to solve it. The value of this approach cannot be measured. Sometimes the answer to a question is not found within a textbook, but is built through the use of a thousand different ideas that are used in combination with one another to create a unique and powerful solution.
Steve Castano, MCVSD, Academy of Allied Health and Science 2013, Yale Class 2017 Ocean Township, Monmouth County, NJ 07712

College consultant - WaveLength tutoring + test prep - Rumson


I know this has taken a while to write, but it has been quite the process deciding what college I am going to attend. First I would just like to thank you for helping me. I know you had many other students, and it means a lot to know that you were willing to take the time to do this for me. Although the college application procedure was difficult, your passion during writing sessions made me really enjoy the process. I will be attending Dickinson College in south central Pennsylvania. Once again thank you very much!

Satchel Paige, Rumson-Fair Haven High School, RFH 2007 Rumson, Monmouth County, NJ 07760

Discussing SAT tactics - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Wall NJ

Matt and Marlee are very good at what they do. They are extremely knowledgeable and informative when discussing SAT tactics. On top of this, they are also good teachers, possibly the best I've ever had in my 12 years of education. In all honesty, I wish that my school teachers were as good as Matt and Marlee.
Seneca Kinn-Gurzo, St. Rose High School 2016 Manasquan, Monmouth County, NJ

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Scholarship - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Monmouth County

To whom it may concern,

I am going to be frank with you, WaveLength has changed my life. It’s not that they somehow made me smarter, Matt and Marlee simply helped me recognize my full potential; and I know, for a fact, that they can do the same for you. The tutors at WaveLength approach their job with a passion and a dedication that you could never imagine; they aim to not only have their students succeed on the SAT but to prosper in all aspects of their academia. Their methods have increased my SAT score by over 300 points and gave me the confidence to not just get above a 700 on every section but to expect an 800.

The tutors work one-on-one with their pupils to help them understand both their strengths and weaknesses, and they teach them how to capitalize on both. With conviction, I can say that Marlee and Matt knew me as well as I do by the end of our weeks together. Every tutor will become a teacher, a friend, and a role model for their students; and they will see them succeed. They will expect more out of you than you ever deemed possible and you will find, with a little bit of work, that the impossible has in fact always been possible.

This is no gimmick. My name is Taylor Rogers and I am a high school senior. Next year, I will be attending Yale University on a full NROTC scholarship. With the help of the tutors at WaveLength I was able to beat the SAT and to submit a college application not to be reckoned with. I still wake up every morning and pinch myself because I am living my dream, and I know that you can be living yours. I leave you with every conceivable recommendation to work with WaveLength, it is worth every single cent and so much more.

Taylor Rogers, MCVSD, Marine Academy of Science & Technology, MAST 2013, Yale College 2017 Wayside, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, NJ 07712

College testing prep - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Spring Lake

Although extremely belated, I would like to thank both of you for all you have done to help me in my college testing prep, search, and application process. I looked forward to seeing both of you every session; your attitudes and personalities were so inspiring!

Matt: I carry with me the skills you taught me on how to approach and conquer the problems that may seem difficult, but underneath are nothing I cannot handle (this is an awesome lesson that applies to so much more than math!)

Marlee: you made vocabulary and the topic of literature cool! I was enlightened by your awesome energy and found a new passion for in English in my AP Lit class this year. Both of you helped me achieve the happiness that I now have after being accepted (EA) to and deciding to attend Boston College in the fall! I would love to see and talk with both of you again soon! Have a great summer!!

Austin Barry, Christian Brothers’ Academy, CBA 2013, Boston College 2017 Spring Lake, Monmouth County, NJ 07762

Private college consulting - WaveLength tutoring + test prep - Oceanport

Hi Marlee,

I hope this message finds you well. I came across this e-mail from you urging me to look into the CH department at Tufts as a high school senior. Fast forward four years and you'll find a CH and Spanish double major, accomplished thesis writer (I interviewed 20 hispanic backstretch workers-- 10 H-2B and 10 undocumented in Spanish and determined whether or not the H-2B guest worker program, in its current model, could serve as a large-scale national program for our nation's undocumented workers--soon to be published (fingers crossed), and departmental award winner. I decided not to delete this e-mail in my comprehensive inbox purge and instead reflected on the impact you have had on my academic and life trajectory. I've never been able to articulate how your guidance throughout my senior year not only helped improve my SAT scores, but more importantly forced me to look inward and really discover my own interests and passions and begin to formulate my "life plan". I am now at graduate school at tufts, pursuing an MPH. I am applying to medical school next fall.

I work as a volunteer interpreter at the Parker Clinic in Red Bank and at a free clinic here in Boston. Honduraide is still up and running and I'm focusing on procuring funding for a new burn unit. This fall, I TA-ed Intro to community health.

This is a long-overdue thank you but I hope you are doing well and enjoying getting to know another Johnson family member (only one more left after Alessandra…!). As an extension of our verbal sessions, I continue to barrage Alessandra with SAT vocab (she may not be the biggest fan BUT she did state that my continued use of "egregious" helped her decide between gregarious and egregious on the SAT).

PS: At Tufts, I developed a relationship with the admissions counselor who read my application. I will forever be known in the admissions department as "nalgene girl."

Anna Rose Johnson, Ranney School 2008, Tufts University 2012 Oceanport, Monmouth County, NJ 07757

SAT tutoring sessions - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Rumson

Sophomore year, I was grateful to accept Vanderbilt’s offer to play for their Women’s Lacrosse program. I knew that the offer came with high expectations, expectations I was determined to meet. But, after many stressful months of SAT classes, and different SAT tutoring sessions, nothing seemed to be working and I soon began to lose some faith in myself. This all turned around when I first met Marlee.

She not only became one of my biggest supporters but she ultimately gave me back my confidence and my drive to get the scores I needed. Marlee devotes 110% of herself to her students, and I couldn’t be more thankful for her dedication. Her approach with me was much different than my past experiences with other tutors. She knew right off the bat my strengths and my weaknesses, and focused directly on those weaknesses turning them into even more strengths. In the end, this improved my score dramatically.

I will never forget the day when I finally received my scores on that June SAT. A huge weight lifted off my shoulders, and I finally could breathe again. Going into senior year I will constantly be reminded how lucky I am for the opportunities I have been given, and especially for Marlee who stuck by me and helped me to make my opportunities a reality!

Jacqueline Littleson, Rumson-Fair Haven High School, RFH 2016 Rumson, Monmouth County, NJ 07760

Best teacher ever! - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Bergen County

Dear Wavelength,

Andrea Goldman is the best teacher ever!  I know a lot of students say that about their SAT Math teacher, but this one is not like any other I have had.

My previous teacher I had was not good at all.  She told me to do a lot of with barely an explanation on the answers I got wrong.  Andrea gives a good amount of work considering it is a summer course that ends in about 3-4 weeks.  She is also reasonable if you are not able to complete it all because right now I am starting my college processes for Nursing and it is time consuming.  Also, Andrea gives great explanations on the answers I got wrong if I did not understand it when I went back to redo.

Andrea uses great resources to make us understand why our answer is right or wrong.  Her system works very well for my fellow classmate and me.  If she were in a Math SAT teaching tournament, she deserves a 1st place ribbon for the way she teaches and the way she makes us understand what we did wrong in our practices.

Andrea Goldman is the best SAT WaveLength teacher ever!
Daniel B. Hermo, Northern Highlands Regional High School, 2016 Allendale, Bergen County, NJ 07401

College preparation - WaveLength SAT tutoring + test prep - Marlboro NJ

WaveLength was the best thing that ever happened to my college preparation. I learned so many things about the SAT and was able to significantly increase my score in every section to a total of 2260.

In addition to tips and tricks, WaveLength gave me the confidence to succeed on the test. Marlee was amazing and significantly helped me with writing and critical reading. Matt was awesome and helped me realize that I knew the answers. WaveLength was very helpful, but more importantly it motivated me to achieve the highest possible score.

WaveLength was so much fun! Marlee and Matt were very friendly and easy to talk to. We enjoyed ourselves even when we were studying. The program helped me conquer the SAT. My high score is critical to my acceptance at the University of Pennsylvania where I will be attending this fall.

Thank you WaveLength! :-D
Julia Palecki, Ranney 2013, University of Pennsylvania 2017 Marlboro, Monmouth County, NJ 07746

University admissions consultants - WaveLength tutoring + test prep

Wavelength has profoundly impacted my college journey. Through its caring and individualized process, Wavelength has helped me attain admission to my top choice university. I cannot thank Matt and Marlee enough for their time, patience, and unique approach to test-taking.
Alex Gordon, MCVSD, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, MAST 2014 Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ 07748


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