A student of mine just improved her SAT score 200 points and scored a 10 on her essay. Impressive, but this is not the whole story. Six years ago she was not even living in the United States and did not speak English. This fall she will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co.
Her mother called to thank me. I told her mother, “Don’t thank me, it’s your daughter that put in the work and took the test.” Moral of the story–Everyone should own their effort. A tutor is only a conduit of knowledge and test taking advice. How the student uses this knowledge will ultimately determine success or failure.
Moral of the story–you can achieve any goal which you deem important enough to put in the appropriate time and effort.