Joshua Hirschstein has advised students on the all aspects of the transition from high school to college for over 35 years. He began his career as a high-school English and history teacher, and began teaching SAT/ACT prep in 1985. He taught and tutored in Seattle and Kathmandu, Nepal before earning an M.A. in Writing Education at UC Berkeley. In 1990, Joshua founded Lane Tutoring Service, Inc. in Eugene. He and his wife, Maren, have two children: Ari, a graduate of Earlham College, and Zall, a graduate of Bard College.
Stop spinning and start plotting! Joshua Hirschstein, 32-year director of Lane Tutoring Service, invites a college-bound student and parents for a two-hour workshop that provides clear information, knowledgeable guidance, realistic perspective, and up-beat momentum for the competitive college selection and admissions processes. We will address:
Recommended for sophomores and juniors. Fee: $135.00
Additional one-on-one college selection and admissions coaching: $55/hr
Quality preparation begins with a practice exam that is analyzed to locate where points are, and are not, being scored. To obtain maximum scores, students are expected to study 30-45 minutes daily for 4 to 6 weeks.Fees:
SAT or ACT Practice exam + scoring/analysis + 7 hours one-on-one instruction + materials: $415
Self-proctored SAT or ACT exam, facilitated by mail or office drop-off; due 5 weeks before actual exam date.
Proctored exam option, taken at Lane Tutoring Service office (3.5 hr): add $75
Proctored practice exams are usually scheduled on a weekend 5 to 8 weeks before actual exam date.
Self-proctor both the practice SAT and ACT exam (to determine which to prepare for): add $25
Full prep for both the SAT and ACT exams (2 practice exams, 10.5 hours instruction, all materials): $595
SAT or ACT Practice Exam only – no instruction (incl. self-proctored exam, scoring, 20 minute discussion): $45
Test prep instruction fee on a per-hour basis: $55/hr
Instructor: Joshua Hirschstein, Director of Lane Tutoring Service, SAT/ACT prep
instructor since 1984.
Schedule: Afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions are available.
Location: Lane Tutoring Service office, 2141 Crest Dr., Eugene (SW Eugene, end of Chambers St.)
Developed and taught for by Joshua Hirschstein M.A. (UC Berkeley, Wriiting Education), this course explores the intersection of English grammar and engaging writing. To gain a full understanding of the structure, utility, and power of English, students explore language and the craft of better writing through three different lenses:
The course is designed for motivated writers in grades 8-12 who are eager to hone their writing craft.
Students are expected to invest at least one hour of time in writing activities between sessions.
Joshua loves the English language, and has finessed this curriculum for 30 years. Sessions are spirited, focused, and rewarding. Full course of sentence diagramming requires 16 one-hour sessions. Fee: $45/hr