Qualifications

What should you look for in a test prep tutor? Many younger tutors advertise their own high test scores, while many older tutors advertise their years of experience. But how do either of these tutor qualifications actually translate to success for the student?

Scores

A good test prep tutor must have high test scores. A tutor who is unable to answer every test question correctly will have a lot of trouble explaining those questions to a student. Our tutors have all performed in at least the 95th percentile on all sections of the tests, most in the 99th percentile. Our tutors have already taken far more practice SATs or ACTs than their students ever will, and they can succinctly explain two or three different approaches to each question.

For some aspiring young tutors, high test scores have always come naturally. These high scoring tutors often lack the perceptive ability to translate their own high scores into effective test-taking strategies for their students. We only hire tutors who combine their own strong test-taking skills with the ability to communicate so effectively that they can impart those skills to their students.

Experience

While some older tutors boast far more years of experience than we do, we adhere strongly to the belief that quality trumps quantity. Our students have achieved unmatched results, typically in fewer hours than recommended by other test prep services.

Collaboration

When you work with Premier Edge, you work with far more than just one tutor. You work with the accumulated knowledge of experts who have made the study of the SAT and ACT their life's work. Every tutor receives extensive preparation in our most effective methods and strategies. Our founder checks in regularly with each tutors to ensure that all Premier Edge students maximize their potential. 

Founder

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Eric Hahn is a graduate of Dartmouth College who brings a combination of extensive experience and youthful enthusiasm to test prep. While many tutors boast about decades of tutoring experience, few have analyzed the SAT and ACT with the depth that Eric has, and even fewer have helped students achieve the astounding improvements that have become routine for Eric’s students.

Prior to founding Premier Edge, Eric managed a team of Stanford test prep tutors for a Silicon Valley education firm. There, he undertook in-depth analyses of a variety of standardized tests, using his conclusions to design ideal test prep strategies and implement those strategies throughout the company.

Eric also spent two years as a volunteer high school teacher in an underprivileged community on a small Pacific Island.