We can’t tell you how many exceptional students come to us with scores that are out of line given their terrific grades. How do we get them to score at the same level as the type of students they are? Then there are those who are “bright but lazy” according to parents (could even be one of your other children!), with you eternally frustrated, nagging, and getting nowhere. How do we get those kids to score in line with their intelligence? And then there are those with exceptional scores to start but who need to get as close to perfect as possible because, unfortunately, they are competing with throngs of kids in the same situation for the most competitive schools in the country. How do we help them?
First of all, it’s important to understand that each standardized test, whether the SAT, ACT, SSAT, GMAT, etc., is its own subject. Just like you take French or Physics or American History, you take SAT. It’s a subject unto itself that you must learn. The more you learn and the more you practice, the better you do. So we teach your children the subject matter for whichever test they are taking. But that’s not all. We also need to teach them the soft skills on the test: timing, focus, endurance—it’s a marathon after all, and your student needs to train hard for it. But the real magic happens when we hand match the tutor. Our tutors are hired for qualities even beyond credentials and intelligence—they are inspirational. And it’s that chemistry with your child that is going to build the internal confidence to withstand the immense outside pressure when in the testing situation.
What’s also special about us is that you as a parent with have your own “sherpa.” One of our highly experienced Educational Consultants will take you on that seemingly arduous and lengthy journey up the college mountain and get you there with minimum wear and tear, with your relationship to your child intact and better than ever when it’s all over. You won’t need to listen to other people talking about college wherever you go, be it a cocktail party or the line at the supermarket. We will proactively tell you everything you need to know. And we will answer any question you will ever have.
Our overarching core focus is to take special care of you and your child, as a family. We get you through this very difficult time, when you and your child are both anticipating dealing with the beginnings of a new life ahead. When you are stressed out, your consultant may make you chuckle, talk you down, or tell you to go to the gym and call back later when you feel better. In other words, we are here solely for you. We won’t have it any other way.