Joan Barickman is a master SAT tutor.  She worked with my daughter to prepare her for the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT exam.  The results were remarkable and my daughter attributes her success to her work with Joan.  In fact, after the test, my daughter commented that she felt she could hear Joan’s voice as she took the exam, reminding her of the best strategies for attacking each question.  With Joan’s guidance, my daughter saw extraordinary improvement in her scores from her first practice test to the actual SAT administration, and she needed to take the SAT exam only once to achieve her desired scores.

Joan also worked with my daughter to prepare her for the SAT Subject Test in Literature and the AP exams in both English Language and Literature.  Not only did Joan help my daughter achieve excellent results, she also provided a supportive and engaging environment during the tutoring sessions.  Instead of viewing her tutoring sessions as drudgery, my daughter looked forward to working with Joan and found that the support Joan provided significantly reduced the stress of the test-taking process.

A.Z., Parent, Briarcliff Manor, NY


We have been most fortunate to have found a tutor, mentor and advocate for our son. In Joan we have seen our son grow from a disorganized, poorly-focused student into a relatively self-sufficient young man.  From the academic guidance given in preparing for the SAT, her charge has matured into a better pupil, and raised his College Board scores precipitously.  We are currently fielding offers from a host of schools, some prepared to offer academic scholarships to him.

We plan on securing time with Joan for our next child in the Fall.  What could be a better testament for the Barickman approach?

Pamela S, Parent, Bedford Corners, NY


I hired Joan to work with my daughter who was a weak writer. Not only was Joan able to engage my daughter, which was not an easy task, but she was able to harness her energy, humor and creativity and direct it toward writing with impressive results.

Donna S., Parent, Chappaqua, NY


Joan provided SSAT and writing tutorial services to my child. He learned and was motivated by her. More importantly, he built a relationship that will leave a positive imprint during his life.

David S., Parent, Chappaqua, NY


I have used Joan for many years, with great success.  From the SSAT to the SAT.  For help with coming up with ideas on the college application to critiquing the essays.  Joan is the best.

Anthony, Parent, Bedford, NY


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