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Introduction: Are you looking for a highly experienced, credentialed, caring and responsible teacher to assist you in reaching your academic goals? Then, we are a perfect fit for you! We are TEACH, a top-rated boutique test preparation and academic tutoring company that is located in the heart of Philadelphia. We have a handful of incredibly talented, experienced, caring and responsible instructors who are willing to meet you at our quiet office or anywhere that is convenient for you. Our mission is to provide only the highest quality educational experience to students of all ages via expert academic tutoring and test preparation courses. Our founder, Maria Ferzola, has been teaching and tutoring for over a decade and is a former master classroom teacher. She believes that every student deserves access to the highest quality educators and has made it her mission to hire only the best instructors in the area. She will often interview 100 teachers to hire five of the "cream of the crop" for a coveted spot at her small company. Maria cares so much about your experience that she is happy to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss any or all of the following: * a customized study plan or calendar for each student * what to do to maximize tutoring results * common student test preparation mistakes * what to do on your own to maximize results * how to study/organize yourself as a student * the differences between ACT/SAT (also GRE/GMAT for older students) and how to know which one is right for you * what to do now to make colleges want you * how our students have received over $200K in merit-based financial aid from local colleges and much more Expert, individualized tutoring is available immediately in the following subjects: * ACT * GRE * Praxis * SAT * pre-algebra * Algebra 1 * Algebra 2 * calculus * discrete math * geometry * pre-calculus * trigonometry * physical science * biology * grammar * essay writing * study skills * vocabulary * Microsoft Excel * Microsoft PowerPoint * Microsoft Word

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Alejandro B.
I think everything was great overall
Sep 10, 2015
Nicolette S.
Overall my experience with Teach has been phenomenal! The teachers did everything they could to encourage you and spread as much knowledge with you as possible. Mrs. Maria and Mr. Justin has helped me to improve my math score by a significant amount. Ms. Shelley has been amazing when it came to teaching the English and writing section. She was always on my back for the extra encouragement! Oh! Mrs. Ania, is a rock star! From sending me extra articles to read and giving me new ways to practice my science and reading section, has been more than helpful! I only hope I could go up more than the five points I did the last time I took the test! Thank you so much again Mrs. Maria, Mrs. Shelley, Mrs. Ania, and Mr. Justin!
Sep 10, 2015
Pamela P.
Maria is incredibly smart and well-informed about the challenges facing students in these days of high-stakes, timed tests. She is the only person who ever spoke to the need for my child to learn the actual skills tested as important tools for success in college and life. It's sad but true that everyone else I met stressed "getting higher test scores" as an end in itself an not as the outcome of real learning. My child had some learning differences and greatly benefitted from the clear expectations and immediate feedback that she received in the TEACH program. She was entirely uninterested in spending time and money on an effort to "raise her score" But she was more than willing to spend time learning things she knew were clear gaps in her education, skills she would need in college. Ultimately, she took her standardized test with much more confidence and felt great about all that she learned in the process.
Sep 11, 2015
David H.
She did a great job in teaching the context during my ACT review.
Sep 10, 2015
Jonas B.
Teach helped me raise my ACT score from a 28 to a 30!!
Sep 10, 2015


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    No, we take the time to get to know each student and their unique needs. I will not sell you a package to sell you a package; I will make recommendations based on what you need on not on what you don't. I pride myself on this level of integrity and honesty in my work.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I absolutely LOVE speaking with families and providing unique advice catered to each individual situation. For some students, the GRE may be a better fit over GMAT. For other students, they may score in the 90th percentile on the ACT, but the 70th percentile on the ACT. We held families to figure this out so that they are making the best decisions possible for them. We take the time to get to know you and make specific recommendations based on your needs. We also create individualized study calendars and plans and order specific books for each student. We typically do this in a complimentary consultation either in person or online. We would love an opportunity to serve you in this way!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have degrees in Math, Chemistry, Business, and Education and have been teaching and tutoring for over a decade (3.9 - 4.00 GPA for all degrees). I am a certified, experienced Master classroom instructor who takes her students and her job extremely seriously. This is my passion and my life's work. You are not just another number to me.

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