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Joined on July, 2014
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EducationPh.D. in English from New York University (GPA 3.9)
MA from Columbia University (GPA 3.7)
ExperienceIt is an uncontested fact that Asian students score very high on the SAT/GMAT/GRE.
The keys are powerful strategies + intensive practice!
Our IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL preparation courses comprise: general IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT prep strategies (for Verbal, math, and essays ) + test taking strategies (e.g. elimination, pacing yourself, read the answer choices vertically...etc.)+ speed reading strategies+ analytical reading strategies+vocabulary building strategies... among others :)
We have powerful strategies to build IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL vocabulary (50 - 100 words a day), help you double your reading speed,and tackle sentence completion, critical reasoning, sentence correction,and reading comprehension...etc.
We also provide prompt analysis, templates, composing strategies to help you substantially improve your IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT essays. All strategies will be demonstrated and practiced through real test questions.
In order to teach GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL prep effectively, the instructor needs to : identify the patterns, rules, and strategies for each type of questions in the test; articulate and explain them clearly to the students; and demonstrate the problem solving process of test questions through workout examples.
This is exactly how our instructors differ from others: Based on our years of teaching experience, we identify successful test prep and test taking strategies for the GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL prep. We introduce and demonstrate those strategies to the students before having them practice the strategies until they become proficient in using the strategies in the test questions.
We always conduct needs analysis for our students and administer a diagnostic test to assess the students' strengths and weaknesses on the test. We use the most credible and official learning materials for test prep, combined with a collection of our handouts, tips, and online materials. Our study plan and lesson plan are individualized so as to address each student's needs.
We are a teaching,writing, and editing team of Ivy League PhDs (with strong publication records) and MAs who have over 10 years of experience in teaching test prep,academic writing and editing.
Moreover, we also help our clients with their term papers, master's theses, admissions essays for college, MBA programs and graduate schools across more than 20 disciplines.
For further information, please check out our webpages below or email us directly with your questions.
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My book "Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts" is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & noble, and over 1000 bookstores and websites worldwide.
(The price of the E book is $9.99, 50% of the price of the paper book.)
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BTW, in addition to test preparation courses, I personally offer a course "Critical Reading and Academic Writing" for adults and grad students.
Basically, in this course, I try to demonstrate and model effective
reading strategies and writing strategies for my students
after I survey their current situation of using literacy strategies.
Since I specialize in academic reading and writing and have published some papers in these areas, I also use some of my publications in our class to foster critical thinking and help them improve their reading/writing skills.
For instance, below are some of my publications that might be useful to my students:
Xiao, Y. (September, 2002). Review of the textbook Guidelines: A Cross-cultural Reading/Writing Text (2nd edition), by Ruth Spack. TESL-EJ, 6(2).
Xiao, Y. (June, 2002). Review of the textbook Better Writing Through Editing By Stacy Hagan & Jan Peterson. TESL-EJ , 6 (1).
Xiao, Y. (2011). Review of the book Academic Discourse: English in a Global Context , by Ken Hyland. Journal of English for Academic Purposes.
Xiao, Y. (2008). Building formal schemata with ESL student writers: Linking schema theory to contrastive rhetoric. Asian EFL Journal, V.32, Professional Teaching Articles,13-40.
Xiao, Y. (2007).Applying metacognition in EFL writing instruction in China. Reflections on English Language Teaching, 6 (1), 19-33
Xiao, Y. (2012). Crossing the Seas: A Diary of My Thoughts. Bloomington,IN: Author House (328 pages, trim size 6x9).
The book and its E-book are available on the websites below:
I endeavor to connect the writing assignments to the readings
in our lessons and keep the students' learning materials and tasks as authentic
as possible. I was hoping that the students could eventually apply the reading/writing strategies and skills to other courses in college and to their jobs in real life as well.
I am honored to serve on the Board of Reviewers for TESL-EJ, an international-refereed academic journal run by UC Berkeley. And my name "Yuehai Xiao" ,along with the name of a Harvard professor, appears at the end of the official website of the journal:
HobbiesBTW, my name "Yuehai" appears on the Clinton Foundation E-Newsletter,where President Clinton thanked me! What a privilege!
A click on the photo of President Clinton on that E-Newsletter will lead you to his official website!
There are about 30 reviews of my book "Crossing the Seas" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16243767-crossing-the-seas
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