Lucas Verney-Fink

Lucas Verney-Fink is a resident TOEFL and SAT expert at Magoosh. Standardized tests and English grammar are two of Lucas’s favorite things, and he’s been teaching both since 2008. Between his time at Bard College and his time spent teaching abroad, he’s tried to learn a total of three other languages. He speaks none of them well.

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Articles

Tackling the Hardest SAT Math Problems

The SAT math section makes a lot of students nervous, but it shouldn't. Read on to learn what basics you need to know and how to tackle the most difficult questions you'll encounter.read more

Why is SAT Prep So Expensive?

Ever wonder why SAT courses can be so expensive? When you think about what goes into them, it starts to make sense -- but what's the best test prep option for you?read more

A Beginner's Guide to the TOEFL

Are you just beginning to think about taking the TOEFL? All the information out there can be overwhelming. That's why one of the test prep pros at Magoosh put together this summary of what you can expect from the exam.read more

The Quickest Way to Bomb the SAT Writing Section

Take it from someone who's been there: it can be easy to slip up on the SAT Writing section, but there's one simple trick that can help you avoid disaster.read more

Deciding on a Target SAT Score

A "perfect" SAT score isn't 2400: it's the score you should work toward and the score you can reasonably hope to achieve, and our friends at Magoosh are here to help you figure out what that number should be.read more

The Differences Between the ACT and SAT Writing Sections

Both the SAT and the ACT have writing sections. How are they similar, how are they different, and what is the best way to study for each?read more