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ACT Test Prep

Even in 2020, better ACT scores mean better chances for admission and merit aid to save costs. One-on-one ACT Test Prep helps students gain 4 points on average

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Learn how to find hidden gems and high-value schools. Zero in on your “University of You”. Focus on your best-fit schools. Make informed, confident college decisions.

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Confused by college applications? We make the path clear. Avoid missteps and missed opportunities. Write that brilliant essay. Learn exactly what to do, when and how.

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Guidance every step of the way, through freshman, sophomore and junior year to your confident college choice senior year. Get to college with less mess, less stress and way more confidence with an expert partner.

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Could a strong ACT score still help the Class of 2022?

Could a strong ACT score still help the Class of 2022?

“With so many schools being test optional for the classes of 2021 and 2022, can I just ignore the ACT?” This is a really common question we’ve received lately from high-school students and parents. Too many people are taking an all or nothing approach, thinking that...

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5 Actions to Jump Start Your Sports Recruiting During Covid

5 Actions to Jump Start Your Sports Recruiting During Covid

Thinking about playing a sport in college? High-school athletes everywhere are feeling anxious about their college athletics recruiting paths. We're now six months into Covid, and it’s the beginning of another school year. The start of school usually brings the start...

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Students Squeeze this Summer for All It’s Worth

Students Squeeze this Summer for All It’s Worth

Holy cow, it's the middle of June already! With COVID-related impacts, this summer isn't quite what most high-school students and parents planned. Most of the students and families we know have been handed more than a few lemons. Sports, camps, summer jobs and travel...

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UW System ACT Announcement and Impact for Classes of 2021 and 2022

UW System ACT Announcement and Impact for Classes of 2021 and 2022

The UW System Board of Regents announced that 12 of its 13 schools will waive the ACT or SAT score requirement as part of its college application for the class of 2021 and 2022. The University of Wisconsin-Madison will still require ACT or SAT scores as part of college applications for incoming freshmen.

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Reviews

“Not only did both of my twins score significantly higher on the ACT, thanks to Tom’s guidance and coaching, but the process for them was enjoyable and inspiring. Both of my kids connected with Tom and responded to his coaching in a way I hadn’t expected. And when they each received their ACT scores online the first person they thought to tell was Tom. This said a lot, to me, about the role he played and how effective he was in their test preparation.”

Nicole S.

Parent

“My wife and I would not be in the situation we are in without Tom’s help. Our graduated senior will attend Aurora University in the fall of 2017. Prior to working with Tom, we didn’t know Aurora existed. His hands-on approach allowed our son to engage and participate, define his interests, narrow his search, and ultimately find the perfect fit. Tom was equally dedicated to the ACT test prep process.

Tim P.

Parent

“Your ACT help was tailored to my exact strengths and weaknesses. It wasn’t just going over strategies and ways to better my score but actually breaking down each section of the test and pinpointing what areas and types of questions I needed to work harder on. The more personalized tutoring made me feel a lot more confident and helped bump my score up!”

Talia

High School Senior