Perfect Verbal Math and Verbal SAT Tutoring

Mark is a writer and educator providing SAT and ACT prep in Charleston, SC. He founded Perfect Verbal in 2004.

Mark helps motivate students for excellent results by creating meaningful and realistic goals. Mark studied English and education as an Echols Scholar at The University of Virginia and received his Masters from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught at the University Of Virginia Young Writers' Workshop, ASA SummerFuel Enrichment Program, and at the University of Massachusetts.

Operating as usual


Always show your work.
When in doubt work it out. tips.


Counting down until the test. Start reviewing your notes!


Thanks to Tim Kaminsky for help with our flyer! We would be garrulous with our gratitude, but space is limited. Garrulous, adj. Talkative!


Have a safe and happy new year!


The word of the day is accentuate. Accentuate is a verb meaning stress or emphasize. Example: the musician accentuated the note with the accent mark on it. You can remember the word accentuate because it has the word accent in it and an accent mark in music or language is a stress mark.


Compassion and prayers to our East Coast friends after the hurricane.


Congrats to the San Fran Giants. And the humble Marco Scutaro. Practice and patience....


Be fastidious about flashcards!


If you like buildings, then you should read a book about edifices for your education and edification. Edification is a noun meaning intellectual satisfaction. Say that five times fast.


Perfect Verbal SAT Prep now operating in Charleston, South Carolina… And our first recommendation: get some tasty comestibles at Poogan's Porch.


Bob was having a rough day without his coffee. Bob was bellicose. That is to say he wanted to go to war with anyone who had anything to do with him not having coffee.


Today's word of the day: ubiquitous. Thanks to Margo Parks and Tim Comiskey Perfect Verbal is now everywhere on the web. We are ubiquitous!


While I was on vacation a student wrote me and I felt bad that I could not respond with more alacrity. As it was, I was slow to respond because I was stranded on James Island without Internet!
Alacrity: noun, speed
ps I survived by foraging for fish and worms and vegetables.


Remember: on the seventh day the Lord rested. It's okay for you to take a test prep break.


Thanks to our newest student in Savannah for the recent add! Pardon our bland blandishment, but he is a great student. Blandishment, noun, flattery!


We hope everyone has a restful spring break. We heart spring break.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


If a friend of yours on Facebook signs on with us during March you will both get an coupon for $25!


Congratulations to Maggie in Massachusetts for her continued success after studying with Perfect Verbal. We are so excited to hear about your academic success and upcoming volunteer work overseas.


If a friend of yours on Facebook signs on with us during March you will both get an coupon for $25!


Stupid NY Giants. SMART students.


To get focused for the big test you need to be physically ready. Get a good night's sleep, bring a snack, and don't sweat the small stuff. You will do great!


“The time is always right to do what is right.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Have a wonderful, fun *superlative* weekend. Superlative-of the highest order, like Superman or Superwoman-both are superlative superheroes.

The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT - CBS News 01/12/2012

The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT - CBS News

The SAT cheating scandal... When the pressure to get into college goes way too far:

The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT - CBS News 60 Minutes on CBS News: The Perfect Score: Cheating on the SAT - How did college student Sam Eshaghoff get away with taking the SAT and ACT college admissions exams for more than a dozen high school students, earning thousands of dollars each time? Alison Stewart reports.


If you get to the end of the SAT and realize you accidentally filled in the D bubble for every answer you can call ETS immediately and have your scores canceled and take the test again later.


Happy holidays from Perfect Verbal!


The above question and answer are taken from the website at the Khan Institute.

International stressed-out question of the week: I’m Japanese and 13 years old but do i need to get ready for SAT?


A shout out to our recent like from Massachusetts. Keep your planner handy!


We have now finished our moved to Savannah, Georgia!


Perfect Verbal. Individual attention, excellent results. Their online we help reading and writing for academics and standardized tests.




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