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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

College Search

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.

College App Guidance

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.

Comprehensive College Planning

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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Especially now, we help take worry and stress out of planning for college. You’ll even have fun. Get the right help from an experienced, expert college planner. Gain peace of mind and confidence. Cover all your bases at exactly the right time.

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Learn exactly what to do and when to make a confident college choice. Avoid costly missteps and missed deadlines. Get the inside-scoop on college savings. Avoid headaches and save time. Join our online community of college-bound students and parents for WEEKLY online college coaching from plus LIVE College Q&As. We’ll clear your path to the college of your dreams. Gain exclusive access to our very best tools, insights and methods for college planning success.

Visit Colleges in Your Bathrobe

Visit Colleges in Your Bathrobe

What do dogs in their pajamas have to do with college search? Not much probably. But we could all use a little levity, and we're pretty sure you'd rather see dogs in their pajamas as opposed to seeing US in pajamas. So enjoy these cute pictures, and check out these...

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How do I find the right college for me?

How do I find the right college for me?

Finding the best college for you requires asking really good questions. That's why we offer free consultations for families to get your key questions answered. Schedule your free consultation here. When I hear a high school student ask, “How do I find the best college...

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3 Steps to Loving the ACT Math Section You Now Hate

3 Steps to Loving the ACT Math Section You Now Hate

The ACT math section is a beast. Without the right ACT Test Prep approach, it’s the bane of many students’ existence. At 60 minutes, this ACT math marathon is a full 15 minutes longer than English and 25 minutes more than the sprint-length Reading or Science sections...

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Grateful In the Middle

Grateful In the Middle

I've been at this college planning gig for more than 10 years, and I continue to see the same themes over and over again. I find this reassuring because it means that sometimes, what feels uncomfortable and worrisome, and maybe even hopeless, is actually normal. I...

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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