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I enlisted the help of Arbor Tutors to help me with test prep for grad school. Oh man! I am SUPER happy I did that. The tutoring manager walked me through the whole process and set me up with TWO tutors. They also said I could change tutors at any time, but I didn't need to. I was accepted into all of my top choices (Columbia, Penn, Cornell and Duke). I used the application services also (they reviewed my essays).
Jim really connected with my son, made him feel more confident about preparing for and taking the SAT. He was also really helpful through the college application and essay writing process. Highly recommend--will use again for my 2 younger children!
Excellent help with son on college prep and study skills.
Ethan helped me raise my score for the SAT in two weeks. Based on my past SATs and practice tests, he developed a work plan that showed me which areas I needed to work on. His organization and practice materials helped me successfully raise my score. He is very kind and really helped relieve stress about the SAT as well as the entire college application process. His rates are also very reasonable when you take into consideration the amount of time he spends formulating a study plan, correcting homework and answering questions by email outside of the tutoring time. I very much recommend Ethan!
What a great advisor for college application help. He helped my daughter target colleges that were a good fit for her and write exceptional essays that captured her personality. He also helped her boost her reading sat score when he saw that was the weakest part of her app.
Ray has been phenomenal to work with. My daughter worked with him on her application for college and college essays. He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, responds right away and has very good (and mature) insight. I have recommended him to my friends and would highly recommend him to anyone that is applying to school.
I got into my desired college
Hallie just began tutoring my 22 year old son in college-level chemistry. They established a good connection and he feels she can help him to get through the year successfully.
Tristan tutored my son for his SAT's and did a fabulous job. My son was not confident when he first took them and he had not studied. I felt that for him to have a chance at a higher score he needed one on one tutoring. Even though Tristan resided in Connecticut and my son in Long Island, Tristan took the challenge and tutored my son via Skype. Xavier recently took the SAT's again in January and his score were raised over 100 points. Tristan only tutored my son for six weeks. I wonder how many more points my son would of raised his score if he had been tutored by Tristan longer. I attribute my son 's success to Tristan and his patience and diligence with my son. He was always on time and professional. He provided written reports after each session and kept me abreast of what he would target with Xavier to improve his scores. I am very happy that I chose Tristan to tutor my son. His prices were very reasonable and he was knowledgeable and kind towards my son. I recommend him and his organization to anyone he wants to help their child succeed. So far my son has been admitted to two private colleges and he has received grants. Thank you Tristan! Josie Tavera
I contacted Robert after being impressed by his tutoring philosophy. Having only a few months of being tutored by him, the end result was getting to the 98th percentile from the 93 percentile for me. Robert is one of the most patient tutors I have ever had (I have received tutoring since 8th grade), and he explains everything clearly. Follow his logic and do not be afraid to ask any questions about anything. He is an expert on the whole organization of test prep, and he will provide you with the most useful websites for additional test prep. In addition, he is knowledgeable about other subjects as well, which is why I continue to seek his help with my issues in college such as time management and study skills. While working with Robert on the ACT we spoke about other areas of my education as well as my college plans. I came to realize that Robert took a sincere interest in my overall well-being, and consistently made suggestions that invaluable to me on many fronts. Within a few weeks I began to call upon him to help me with my educational plan and college applications. Together, we developed strategies to strengthen my application and Robert helped me to develop my college essays. We went through the trials and tribulations of the college application process, and every step of the way Robert was there to help guide me. Even today, as a freshman at an Ivy League university Robert was there to help me with course selection in addition to many of the challenges an incoming student faces on a college campus. One thing that struck me the most is his ability to understand people, especially how one person responds to different situations. This is important because he is able to understand what is exactly preventing someone from achieving the best of their ability. For example, there was a specific component that I was struggling with my coursework, and he helped me overcome that problem after identifying a specific study limitation that I did not know I had. Over time, he has become a mentor for me. Truly you will be very lucky to have Robert as a tutor because he goes above and beyond for you, and young adults need someone to guide them through difficult times.
Our overall experience with Jenna has been nothing short of excellent. From the first time meeting Jenna to getting my daughter into her first choice college, she helped make the college process less stressful than it would have been. She guided us in the right direction, kept us up to date with deadlines, helped complete applications, essays, resumes, and short answers. She constantly followed up via text or email to ensure we were crossing all of our "t's" and dotting all of our "i's". Before helping with anything she always made sure it was perfection. As the college applications wrapped up, Jenna kept going and encouraged my daughter to apply for scholarships. She was very knowledgeable and kept us informed of all scholarships and worked very hard getting ours done. It doesn't matter If you are looking for just a little help or the complete package, Jenna will always do her best to help and go above and beyond the minimum. She is very passionate about helping kids and it's not just a job for her... she truly cares
Michelle has been working with my daughter who is now a junior for 2 years now. She has been unbelievably helpful in finding us suitable colleges to which she should apply as well as explaining to all of us how the college application process works and how it has changed since my husband and I were last involved with it. Not only that, but she has helped my daughter select courses in high school and even improved her attitude toward certain classes when she explained to her how her grades or course of study will appear to colleges. She also steered us toward the best way for our daughter to study for standardized tests. Michelle is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the College Spy!
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The Road to College has over 10 years of experience providing college advisement to students of all levels. We provide help with the application process, as well as, financial aid.
I have recently worked with Stephanie during my college application process and she was such a great help to me. She worked with me on my applications and college research and was extremely helpful to me in identifying the college that was my best fit. I would encourage anybody who is applying to college to meet with her because she will help make this process less stressful and a whole lot more enjoyable!
My daughter had an excellent experience working with the consultants at MY IVY ALLY. She not only raised her SAT scores by 375 points but also got accepted into her top choice college UPENN this year. We worked with Ritu and her consultants to work out a test strategy, started list of selected colleges and then work our way through the applications. We worked with them via skype and they were available to us via text,email and phone whenever we needed them. Congrats and keep the good work going!