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Effective college planning includes the right ACT Test Prep to earn your best score. One-on-one ACT Test Prep helps our students gain 4 points on average

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Smart college search begins with self-understanding. ID your unique style, interests & abilities. Zero in on your “University of You”. Focus your search on your best-fit schools. Make informed, confident college decisions

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Avoid missteps, missed deadlines and missed opportunities during the college applications process. Write that brilliant essay. Know just what to do, when and how.

Comprehensive College Planning

Get to college with less mess, less stress and way more confidence with help every step of the way, from freshman, sophomore or junior year (when you start working with us) through graduation day.

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College Planning Steps for Sophomores

College Planning Steps for Sophomores

Sophomore Goals: Begin your College Search and begin to define the University of You™. As a high school sophomore, you’re probably already starting to get pokes and prods from well-meaning relatives and friends who are curious about your college plans. However, you...

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College Planning Priorities for Freshmen

College Planning Priorities for Freshmen

Soon-to-be freshmen, we mean you! Tackle your first-year college planning priorities. I can hear you now, "Hang on, I don't even know how to find my locker yet!" Believe it or not, there are SIMPLE college planning priorities that a freshman student can achieve to...

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Zip it! Three Things I Don’t Want To Hear When I Screw Up

Zip it! Three Things I Don’t Want To Hear When I Screw Up

I’m pretty sure that the same things I don’t want to hear when I screw up are the very things you hate hearing, too. Like me, you’re human. Humans screw up. That’s what we do sometimes. Yes, that means you. You mess up. So do your kids. I’m talking mainly about those...

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College Campus Visits Student Perspective

College Campus Visits Student Perspective

For spring break, our high-school junior son, Joe, and I visited five campuses in three cities. It was planes, trains & automobiles, with a dash of Uber. Here’s Joe’s firsthand take on our college campus visits! For photos and video, check out...

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The Rocky Road Still Gets You There

The Rocky Road Still Gets You There

During my son Jack’s junior year of high school, the two of us took a trip to visit colleges. While we were in Boston, we walked the Freedom Trail, which is really great. I highly recommend it. What I don’t recommend is coming to the end of the trail at night, in the...

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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.”

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
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