Your child’s GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions, and academic tutoring can help them.
The most important factor in college admissions is not standardized test scores, the college admissions essay, letters of recommendation, or anything else. It’s actually a student’s GPA. Why? While all of the other factors of a student’s application are the result of their work over a short period of time, a high GPA shows colleges that students can remain motivated and achieve goals in the long-term.
The best kind of academic tutoring is preventative maintenance—fixing the problem before it begins. This is especially true of subjects with topics that build on themselves, like math, science, or foreign languages.
What subjects do we tutor?
Math Tutoring (Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calc, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics)
Reading Comprehension Tutoring
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Frequently Asked Questions
Great question! The short answer is, if your child is taking the SAT before March of 2024, they will be unaffected by this change. For an in-depth article on what we know so far about the new SAT, give this a read.
The short answer is that the QAS is the more useful of the two, and you should always order it when possible. For a more detailed answer, check out the blog post we wrote answering this question.
The differences between the SAT and ACT have been stark in the past, but over the past 5 years, the tests have become very similar. The ACT is a faster-paced test. However, there are some other more nuanced distinctions between the two. We wrote a nice blog article about it.
Every student is different and some students perform better on the SAT, while others excel on the ACT. Before recommending a program to any student, we always have them take SAT and ACT diagnostic tests. Contact us to find out the next available diagnostic test dates and reserve your student’s spot.
Our tutoring offices are located at 230 Sugartown Road, Suite 20, Wayne, PA. We provide tutoring to any student able to travel to our office or able to meet virtually through our video-conferencing platform.
Our President’s first test prep job was working for a big-box national chain teaching classes of 15 students. That experience both inspired his love of test prep, and left him with the conviction that group classes would never be as effective as individualized test prep tutoring. Since then, we have stayed true to our mission of only offering 1-on-1 SAT and ACT prep.
If a student is dedicated to their SAT or ACT prep program and puts in the work, her scores will improve. Exactly how much they will improve depends on the student’s baseline scores, ability, and effort. A 50 point increase from a 1550 to a 1600 seems impressive to some, while a 200 point increase from 900 to 1100 might seem unimpressive to others. No matter what your student is capable of achieving, our instructors goal is to help them reach their greatest potential.
How else can we support your child?
Many of our students attend…
Conestoga High School
Radnor High School
Great Valley High School
St. Joe’s Prep
The Haverford School
Lower Merion High School
Marple Newtown High School
Upper Merion High School
Princeton High School
The Agnes Irwin School
The Shipley School
Baldwin School for Girls
Moorestown Friends School
Villa Maria Academy