Jim Addeo has a bachelors degree in atmospheric science from Cornell University and a masters in mathematics from SUNY Albany. His last 15 years have been tirelessly dedicated to mastering the art of test preparation, with greatest focus in SAT and ACT, having taught thousands of students in both private tutoring and large classroom settings.
His approach is two-pronged. Firstly, it is necessary refine the student's test taking strategy, which involves expert time management, smart decision making, pattern recognition and a deep understanding of how the test is written such that students can avoid traps and exploit short cuts. Secondly, the student must gain fluency of academic curriculum in the proper order, targeting the most commonly tested concepts first thus clearing the most efficient path to maximizing score. In these veins, Jim is constantly rewriting and adapting his personal curriculum to stay up-to-date on a constantly exams.
Aside from the realms of SAT and ACT, Jim Addeo also has a wealth of experience prepping students for the SAT Subject Math exams, the GRE, GMAT and TOEFL exams. Having a passion for teaching in its endless capacities, Jim has taught or assisted in schools at every grade level from kindergarten through college, here in the United States as well as overseas in Italy, China and Thailand.