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Theresa Xia Michna, M.A. has prepared students for the SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT exams for over a decade.

Most recently, she has led STEAM workshops in schools in Westchester.
STEAM enriches the study of math, engineering, technology, through an appreciation for artistic problem solving. She is truly delighted to be able to merge the creativity of math with so many other skills.

She also coaches students in college essays through her specially designed College Application Essay Workshops. A published writer, she has written English curriculum at the United Nations, Vienna, been an adjunct at Manhattanville College and Pace University, and taught English at the American International School in Vienna, Austria.

STEAM Collaborator, May 14, 2016

http://www.lmstemalliance.org/uploads/3/1/8/0/3180267/1460497299.jpg It was a STEMtastic fabulous day of adventure for the school district. Theresa Michna was an Exhibitor for the Third Annual STEMfastic  hands on festival. Theresa’s workshop: “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture: MATH and Design” Four dozen students, grades K-6,  folded, … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR 2015

NEW YEAR 2015   Create Your Personalized 30-Minute Math Workout for SAT/ACT   Last fall, I reduced speed reading to a 20-minute course, courtesy of Tim Ferriss’ advice (Four Hour Work Week, Times Bestseller). Now I’m reducing the essentials of … Continue reading

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Testimonies 2014

Theresa, I received my results today, with a composite of 28!  I am so excited!   I appreciate your help SO MUCH.  Working with you has been so instrumental in my success, and it has been such fun, too! –Junior, Independant … Continue reading

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SAT v. ACT: Showcase for Talent

SAT v. ACT: How to Showcase Your Talent Come Join the Debate for Fall 2014 – Major differences between these two well-crafted exams? – My most compelling reasons to take the ACT – And some compelling reasons to take the … Continue reading

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Testimony 2014

Hey Theresa!!! I just got my SAT scores back and they are fantastic.  I got a 770 in math (Up 90), 690 in writing (Up 90), and a 690 in reading (Up 60).  A total of 2150 compared to my … Continue reading

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Testimony 2014

” We truly appreciate all the time and energy you have spent with M. She looks forward to ACT tutoring – and clearly that is all you. I am sure that we will be interested in having your help in … Continue reading

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Testimony

Theresa tutored my twin sons this past year,  for both the SAT and ACT tests.  She was terrific! Theresa was able to discern their strengths and weaknesses very quickly and then created a study/prep program for each. My kids looked … Continue reading

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Cut your SAT Critical Reading Prep in Half

You Can Cut Your SAT Prep Time in Half While lazy summer days lie ahead for most juniors, don’t lose sight of the start of college test prep in August. This all-important step starts for most juniors at the end … Continue reading

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Put It in Words

It’s never too early to think about beefing up your writing portfolio.  In our Seminars, “Fearless Writing Workshops,” we encourage students to keep a journal, and to keep their eyes peeled for interesting and compelling topics.  Delicious and demanding topics … Continue reading

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More Students Are Taking Both the ACT and SAT

    “As if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test. Not a single college requires it, … Continue reading

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