Susan Henson received a B.A. in English from UVA and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching composition and literature courses at universities across the country. Over the years Dr. Henson has helped hundreds of college students develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
Most SAT test prep courses are far more helpful when it comes to helping students raise their math section scores and have far less to offer students seeking to raise their scores on the writing or the critical reading sections of the exam. This is because shortcuts and test-taking strategies can only take you so far: developing students’ critical reading and writing skills requires a higher level of expertise and more personalized instruction and feedback than most test prep courses and instructors can provide. A college writing and literature professor for more than 15 years, Dr. Henson has helped students increase their SAT writing and critical reading scores as much as 180 points per section. She has also been a College Board SAT essay reader for 12 years.