Standardized Test Prep
Grey Fox Tutor Profile
Amy V., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University - Classics
Hamilton College - Classics & German
Amy specializes in Latin, Ancient Greek, & diction for singers. She enjoys working with students of all ages, but especially the very young and middle schoolers. Still, her favorite pupil of all time was 73 years old. She is famous for owning the largest cat in Monroe County, a Himalayan/Maine coon cross named Sherpa.
Grey Fox tutors are not just specialists in classical and modern languages, math, and science, but in standardized-test prep as well. When tutoring the SAT and other standardized tests, our tutors (who have all scored in the 99th percentile of test-takers) follow the Grey Fox Test Prep Method, the creation of our Founder, Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser. This Method is grounded in the premise that the real key to decoding obscure English vocabulary and evaluating complex problems lies in understanding the origins of English, which are very closely connected to the Latin language.
The Grey Fox Method de-emphasizes memorization of vocabulary, instead encouraging students to see each individual word as a puzzle composed of a small number of pieces used in almost infinite combinations. A solid understanding of a few basic rules takes the student far in interpreting any number of unknown words. This approach is also applied to the test's Math section, and even to general strategies for taking the test. The tutor trains the student in a short list of essential rules then shows the student how to apply those rules in many and various circumstances.
- AP Latin
- SAT Latin Subject Test
- National Latin Exam
- National Greek Exam
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