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“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.”
“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.
“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!”