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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).
My son really needed tutoring his senior year of high school and help with the entire college application process. Justus was extremely helpful every step of the way. Justus is intelligent, focused and very reliable. With his help, my son was able to get into the college he wanted to attend. I highly recommend that others contact Justus for his service. You will be absolutely pleased!
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!
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.
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.
Dan Zurolo was awesome in helping my son prepare his college common application. He was thorough yet flexible and very patient. I would strongly recommend Sucess Prep!!!
I had a fantastic experience. I was guided through every step of the college application process.
I had Nataliya for SAT tutoring and I was very pleased with the way she taught the material. She made things simple to understand and always made sure that the problems were fully understood before moving on. Nataliya teaches in a manner that is fun and relatable. After just a few SAT practices and tutoring sessions I began to see improvement in my Math and Critical Reading. She even helps with the college application process so that it's less stressful than it already is. I highly recommend this tutor!
Sheryl was a lifesaver in working with our daughter and walking her through the college application process. She helped with everything from planning and editing the essay, to determining a viable list of colleges, to narrowing down her top choices and even helped with navigating through the daunting financial aid process. She is most definitely a full service adviser offering solid professional advice, support and guidance for both students and parents. She is genuine and honest with her advice, but also very encouraging and guides the students in a very truthful and realistic manner. I would highly recommend Sheryl and Coll-Edge Partners to anyone who feels overwhelmed by the whole college process.
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.
Marshall of College Buddha provides excellent and knowledgable information and advice. He knows his stuff! He can lead students to think both in and out of the box about college choices and can really help them create a list of colleges both parents and students will be satisfied with. I highly recommend College Buddha for any family trying to navigate the confusing college application process.
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!
Samantha coached my daughter (now a college freshman) with her college essays and provided valuable insights that helped Alyssa craft a more personal and impactful essay. Samantha’s mentoring also instilled confidence and helped Alyssa mentally prepare for the college application process. Samantha is a bright, personable and accomplished young woman, and a terrific essay coach.
Seamus worked with my daughter last fall during the very stressful college application process. The task of writing the critically important Common Application essay, as well as the supplemental essays required by each college, seemed overwhelming. Over the course of two months Seamus guided, calmed, and helped her to shape numerous essays. He assisted her in developing meaningful ideas and finding her voice, which led to beautiful and honest writing. Seamus spent unpaid hours editing her work, bringing revisions to their subsequent tutoring sessions. He understands exactly what the schools are looking for in the essay submissions and he is able to ensure that the writing meets those expectations. Most importantly, Seamus is a patient, humorous, and kind person who is able to build close relationships with adolescents, allowing them to shine even in the most stressful of circumstances. My daughter will be attending Middlebury College next fall and I believe that the essays were pivotal in her admission.
I hired Jon and his staff for Sat preparation for my daughter who was in 11th grade and they were exceptional. Not only did they raise my daughter's score by a whopping 630 points but helped with the entire college application process landing a 35 thousand dollar scholarship to NYU. I cannot praise them enough.
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
My son and I worked with Michelle throughout the college application process. I found Michelle to be incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. She took the time to get to know my son, his strengths, challenges and interests. Michelle went above and beyond when necessary, even reaching out to my son’s high school guidance counselor to get a better idea of “who” Joshua was as a student. Michelle used this knowledge to put together a comprehensive list of schools that she felt would be a good match for him. In the end, Joshua chose a school that he probably wouldn’t have applied to because we weren’t familiar with it. Michelle’s knowledge of schools really helped to expand Joshua’s list of choices. Michelle was helpful to me as a parent. She was always prompt and timely for our conference calls and she guided me as a single parent through the process as well. Michelle was always there to listen to my own concerns and worries and gave me great advice! She was of great assistance during the FAFSA and Common Application processes, providing guidance along the way as needed. I highly recommend her services!!!
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!
Rob helped me enormously as a writing tutor. From term papers that were due the next day to college transfer application essays, he will guide you through every word for clarity and sense. Unlike other writing tutors that just proofread or merely gave their two cents, Rob stays with you throughout most of the writing process. He quickly identifies your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. In fact, he helped me throughout my years at Norwalk Community College until I transferred to Columbia University in the Fall of 2014. I remember telling my mother that I wouldn't be in the Ivy League if it weren't for this awesome human who would often work with me until the late hours of the night. We would go over syntax structure and even semantics at 2 am. He is among the most generous and amicable individuals whom I have met so far in my life. Rob truly wants to see his clients succeed and treats every assignment with the utmost care and excellence. You can't go wrong with Rob as your personal English Mentor!
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I help high-school juniors and seniors with finding the right college fit as well as complete applications. I also help fill out their financial aid applications and find appropriate scholarships.