Help Your Child Ace the SAT (and ACT)

Help Your Child Ace the SAT (and ACT)


This event is to equip parents with insightful tips to dispel fears, increase confidence, and maximize test taking potential. Topics include: understanding the test, it’s format, and how it works, how to support your student in preparing for the test, and understanding test prep and resources. All Juniors will take the SAT in April and our hope is that parents feel comfortable and confident in supporting their students in tackling this important test. We will also be hosting a test strategies session for students on November 21st at lunch at New Vista.  


Our presenter, Darrin Gilman, focused his formal studies on molecular biology and mathematics during his time in Boulder at the University of Colorado. After earning his B.A. and a position to study at CU Medical School, he chose to pursue other means of service and intellectual growth rather than continuing on into the medical field. His passion for helping others achieve high levels of success led him to a position as an alpine ski racing coach where his work with aspiring athletes helped improve the mental, emotional, and physical aspects needed to perform under high degrees of pressure. His work as a classroom teacher and tutor with the Princeton Review has further helped students achieve their goals for higher education by assisting in the mastery of subject material and strategies needed for top marks in graduate, medical school entrance exams, as well as SAT and ACT preparation, and situational prospection relating to future scholastic endeavors. With a mind-body centered methodology and a mindset that anything is possible and everything is learnable, he has seen great success with many spanning a wide range of ages, abilities, and proclivities.