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Nick Turecky

SAT & ACT Tutor

Meet Nick Turecky:

Duke Grad | Test Prep Specialist.

Coming from a family of educators, I’ve always valued the importance of being surrounded by passionate teachers and learners. Being an anxious test-taker growing up, I know the pressures that are on the shoulders of students who are juggling academic commitments while also trying to live a normal teenage life. As I went through my academic journey, the one thing that kept me grounded was having a sense of preparation. I want to be able to help students who may have a similar sense of anxiety to feel comfortable and gain confidence that they can tackle any challenge thrown at them.

In college, I majored in visual studies, and my passion is video editing. At the heart of video editing is problem-solving: how can you, given a disparate assortment of videos, think critically and chop up the clips to make a cohesive, engaging story? Test prep poses a similar workflow: how can you, given certain pieces of information, constraints, and a question, arrive at a conclusion? As a tutor, I encourage students to break out of the multiple-choice bubble and think about strategies and ways to be successful by employing a combination of their practiced skills and their unique ability to think on their feet.

High School Services: SAT & ACT Test Prep

24 Hour Comprehensive SAT & ACT Test Prep Program: $3,600

School
Story

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Class of 2017
National Honor Society
STEM club
Physics and Genetics TA
Marching band

Duke University

Class of 2021
BA Visual and Media Studies
Graduated Cum Laude
Taught a house course on Intergenerational Ethics for 3 years
Participated in a program called CSbyUs, which helps educate middle schoolers on the foundations of computer science
Submitted and won two film awards for Duke’s Student Showcase

Professional
Profile

Experience

Freelance video editor in DC

Human
Heart

Human Heart

Movie/reality TV lover

Enjoyer of animals

Board game fanatic