Notecards, study guides, computer programs, expensive tutors…All great tools, but let’s be honest — there’s room for improvement here. None of these methods could really be described as “painless.” They’re all what I consider “brute force” memorization techniques, and as a result, most of us resist them in one way or another. Maybe it’s through procrastination; maybe it’s morphed into an active dislike of the subject. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice if there were an easier way?
…You’re sick of flashcards
…You’re sick of study guides
…You’re sick of expensive courses & tutors
Vocabbett utilizes unique, research-backed strategies to improve your vocabulary. Mimicking how your brain learned its native tongue, I specialize in creating vocabulary-rich content where you encounter new words in context. I believe we instinctively fight traditional learning methods — like flashcards and study guides — because they’re not how our brain has been trained to learn language. No one put flashcards in your crib! You acquired most of your vocabulary by simply encountering the words in the stories of life. (This is the same reason why immersion is the easiest way to learn a new language, by the way — it mimics how your brain learned its native tongue.) This is why I believe contextual, story-based learning is the best way to improve your English vocabulary, too.
…know you’re well-prepared for 3/4ths of the SAT (everything but math!)
…know you have a strong, rich vocabulary that will serve you into college
…save a fortune (in both money and time!) on tutors and courses
A uniquely engaging program where students improve their vocabulary and prepare for the SAT — without complaining!
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A former English and history teacher, I founded Vocabbett to help students improve their vocabulary…and actually enjoy the process!
With a background in traveling and languages — I spent years studying abroad across Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East throughout high school and college — I am well-acquainted with what works and what doesn’t when it comes to language acquisition.
The way I see it, improving your English vocabulary is little different than learning a new language. The quickest way to accomplish it is through immersion, which is why my method utilizes a storytelling-based, “immersion” method — replacing foreign words with “big” English ones!
I am so glad you asked! The SAT may not have a section explicitly labeled “vocabulary,” but you’ll be hard-pressed to succeed on 3/4ths of the test without a vast knowledge of the English language! The four sections of the SAT are: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the (optional) Essay. It will be difficult to traverse the Reading section if you don’t know what the words mean, and the “Writing and Language” section actually does have an explicit vocabulary component. Moreover, you can be quite certain that the people scoring your essay are paying close attention to your word choice, as well! Vocabulary is a foundational building block for 3/4ths of the SAT.
If it were me, I’d talk to my parents about getting a Vocabbett membership around 8th or 9th grade. It’s around this time that your vocabulary will start to naturally stagnate outside the academic environment, so by introducing Vocabbett at this time, you’re able to keep your brain learning the way it learned the majority of your native tongue — through repeated, incidental impressions!
Studying for the SAT doesn’t have to be hard, painful, or boring. It can be a weekly part of your life that you look forward to! It can be a podcast at breakfast or a conversation over dinner.
You deserve to enjoy your education, and I’m here to help make that happen.