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ACT tutoring. Difficult to schedule at times. Poor communications with parent about what happened or is planned during sessions as there are no reports, summary emails about what was taught or any updates on how student is doing. Parent will be clueless what's happening unless they listen to session or look at child's paperwork. Child has to self-teach on worksheets at times. Best to look for a skilled teacher not just someone who gets a 36. It doesn't mean they are good at teaching others just because they managed to get a high score. Math was the focus; score went up 2 points after 10 one-hour lessons.Nov 3, 2018VerifiedTest Preparation Experts (SAT: 1600, ACT: 36)'s reply
Hi Barbara, I apologize for the difficulty in scheduling. I refunded one of the lessons, and even offered another complimentary lesson, because of the difficulty in scheduling that week. According to my records on Wednesday June 13 (ACT Math: 24), Monday June 18 (ACT Math: 27), Friday July 20 (ACT Math: 25). Each one included a specific score breakdown with the exact questions that Cameron missed. Did you not receive those emails?
I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Joyee and his team. We've been working with them for quite a while and they've helped us with math tutoring, test preparation, and now going into our senior year, they're helping us prepare for college applications. More specifically, my son's score on the ACT jumped 6 points after 2 months of working with Joyee and Robert. I can't recommend them enough!May 31, 2016Verified
Clear communication from Joyee and his math tutor. They made the process easy and were helpful about scheduling tutoring times and dates. I'd also recommend them for college and scholarship planning.Oct 3, 2015Verified
I cannot say enough about Thinque Prep and Joyee Lin. He is dedicated to his students success and does a very thorough job of preparing them for the ACT or SAT test. My son, Zack, who is very bright but requires a lot of patience worked with Joyee over the summer and brought his composite ACT score up from 30 to 33. His math score increased a full 4 pts. and he scored a 35 in English. Thinque Prep has other services related to tutoring and college application preparation. Zack will be working with Joyee on his college application essays. Joyee is in California and we are in Texas but this was never an issue as the sessions are done via video chat. The office manager Jen was great to work with and the appointment process was easy to navigate. I found the rates to be very competitive for like services. If there was a way to give extra stars I would!!Sep 27, 2017Verified
Great ACT Tutor! Joyee is a great ACT tutor. He is patient, encouraging, and has deep insight into the type questions the current ACT tests include. We engaged Joyee to help my daughter with her ACT - focusing on Science and Maths. Her initial diagnostic test results were decent - 33 out of 36. After two months of Joyees help, my daughter proceeded to take her ACT in September. She received the perfect score - 36 out of 36. We are very happy with her results and she couldnt have gotten the perfect score in such short period of time had we not engaged Joyee. Joyee: job well done! - From James, Irvine, CA on October 5th, 2015."Oct 6, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We provide packages for college admissions coaching, test preparation, and tutoring that will result in a discount for families who pursue more than just one service. Families will not be turned away for inability to pay. We will work with each family on a sliding scale provided they can provide verification of income.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?All potential students are requested to take a diagnostic exam and participate in a consultation. During this consultation, we will analyze your exam, talk through educational planning and college readiness, and then work on providing customized advice that will help them prepare for college.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?15,000 teaching hours logged. Perfect SAT Score Perfect ACT Score 100% pass rate on the following exams: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP US History. Improvement of 1-2 letter grade improvement within 4-6 weeks of coaching Membership: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Western Association of College Admissions Counselors, Independent Educational Consultants' Association.