Joan Erzer BehrensJoan Erzer Behrens offers individualized guidance in college admissions counseling and English language arts, utilizing over 15 years of experience in these fields. She provides test preparation for the ISEE, HSPT, SAT, and ACT tests in an individualized as well as small group setting. Her guidance focuses on enabling students to reach their individual goals in a caring, secure environment, employing current technology and utilizing the latest research in college admissions counseling and in the field of learning.

College Admissions Counseling

High school students, from freshmen to seniors, meet with Mrs. Behrens to cover all aspects of the path to college from the initial selection of appropriate colleges and universities, to discussion of the college essays, to the final application submission, including interviewing techniques and simulations.
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Tutoring in English Language Arts

Mrs. Behrens teaches native English speakers as well as English language learners of all ages the basics of essay writing. Beginning with the all-important brainstorming for the essay, Joan guides students through each step of the process, concluding with the finished, polished essay. Throughout this work, Mrs. Behrens carefully and imaginatively teaches grammar, punctuation, and style, while encouraging the used of advanced English vocabulary.
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SAT, ACT, ISEE, and HSPT Test Preparation

Mrs. Behrens works individually and in small groups with students in teaching both the strategies and the content of each of these standardized tests in a detailed and easily understood fashion.
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