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A Path to Higher Scores

It’s easy to feel confused and anxious about how to prepare for admissions exams. You might feel overwhelmed by too much conflicting advice, or you might be unsure of where to turn for guidance. I know because I’ve been there — as a student and as a tutor. My books take the mystery out of standardized tests. They walk you step-by-step through all of the reading and grammar concepts you can expect to find on the actual exams, giving you the tools you need to obtain your highest possible scores.
~ Erica Meltzer

Erica L. Meltzer

My Experience

I developed my test prep method during more than a decade of tutoring top students in Manhattan. My books include all of the best of what I’ve learned to help you sharpen your verbal skills and apply those skills to the test.

Build Your Skills, Build Your Confidence

Finding the right materials to prepare for admissions tests can be frustrating. My books and this site were designed to introduce you to key grammar, vocabulary, and reading concepts so that you know exactly what to expect on the real exams. Please take a look at the pages below for samples. You can also read previews of my full-length guides.

Complete SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

Apostrophes, semicolons and there vs. their vs. they’re … learn how to master the rules!

Peace of Mind

I have one goal: To help you reach your potential. I’m confident that my clear and concise approach to verbal exams will not only improve your scores, but also give you peace of mind going into the exam — you will know that you are ready!

What people are saying:

I am so happy to report that I got a 800 on the writing section for the January SAT. Working through your book was probably the best decision I made concerning this test. On the PSAT (sophomore year), I scored a 480 on the writing section and 1770 as a total score. In January, my final score was a 2380 :). I hope you continue your great work and continue to guide other students with the new SAT. THANK YOU!!!

~ A.M., Student

The Critical Reader
2017-05-27T12:09:00+00:00

~ A.M., Student

I am so happy to report that I got a 800 on the writing section for the January SAT. Working through your book was probably the best decision I made concerning this test. On the PSAT (sophomore year), I scored a 480 on the writing section and 1770 as a total score. In January, my final score was a 2380 :). I hope you continue your great work and continue to guide other students with the new SAT. THANK YOU!!!
My son got his October scores back. He got 760 in Writing and 660 in CR. One year ago on his October PSAT, he got 530 Writing and 490 CR. This past year has been a very difficult one for him. He couldn't understand how to do the CR (and never broke 600) and he couldn't break 700 in writing. But thanks to you (the critical reader, sentence completion workbook, SAT grammar workbook), he broke those barriers.

~ W.K., Parent

The Critical Reader
2017-05-27T18:21:42+00:00

~ W.K., Parent

My son got his October scores back. He got 760 in Writing and 660 in CR. One year ago on his October PSAT, he got 530 Writing and 490 CR. This past year has been a very difficult one for him. He couldn't understand how to do the CR (and never broke 600) and he couldn't break 700 in writing. But thanks to you (the critical reader, sentence completion workbook, SAT grammar workbook), he broke those barriers.
I'm a senior who took the last ACT today. I was struggling for a long time because I couldn't finish every section in a given time. Plus since I am an international student who came here 3 years ago, reading fast might have been harder for me than most of the students. As I was looking for good review book, I saw a lot of people are recommending your books! First I doubted if I would fix my problem as I use this book. But your book was amazing! Although I didn't meet you in person, I can finish every section in a given time right now.

~ S.K., Student 

The Critical Reader
2017-05-27T18:23:17+00:00

~ S.K., Student 

I'm a senior who took the last ACT today. I was struggling for a long time because I couldn't finish every section in a given time. Plus since I am an international student who came here 3 years ago, reading fast might have been harder for me than most of the students. As I was looking for good review book, I saw a lot of people are recommending your books! First I doubted if I would fix my problem as I use this book. But your book was amazing! Although I didn't meet you in person, I can finish every section in a given time right now.