Here you will find a selection of client testimonials (sorted by category)
I saw one data sufficiency problem during the test that was especially hard and reminded me of a practice problem you pointed out as one of the hardest. It involved finding the remainder of a variable when it is divided by 5 and the clues didn’t involve any concrete numbers, just more variables.
Thank you for all of your help with the ACT test preparation. My dad and I are thrilled with how everything turned out.
Thank you for all your phenomenal work with her this semester. You just clicked with her!
Practice Testings Testimonials
As parents, we sometimes hear them interacting and have to give kudos to Aaron, he’s got a witty, fun, yet subtly guiding touch. Very deft.
Teens liking a tutor? Very cool.
I got my scores yesterday and I got a 710 in reading! I never expected I’d actually go up a hundred points.
Thank you for working with me, it really paid off. I never would have put in so much work if you hadn’t been assigning it every week.
It was great working with you!
Thank you for your help.
Coming as Bea does from a foreign culture (Spain) and having attended a British school all her life, she was not as familiar with the SAT format as her counterparts in America. Therefore the coaching she received from you was doubly important – first, to fathom the test and learn strategies for taking it, and second to grasp the concepts and knowledge that the test is based on.
Bea has applied early action to Princeton.
Our son was well prepared for the format and type of questions he would encounter, learned some important test-taking strategies, and gained measurable self-confidence before the big day. I was most impressed that, while his tutor kept me in the loop, he scheduled sessions directly with our son.
Everything about your consulting services is first-rate, right down to the follow-up letter and request for feedback. Please accept our grateful appreciation for the important work you do.
Update: Thought I would update you both on how things ended up with our son’s boarding school search. He went 9/9, with notable offers of admission to: Deerfield, Middlesex, Choate, Hotchkiss and Taft. Not quite sure where he is headed yet.
Could not have achieved this result without your help!
Thank you for your company’s help on bringing up my score on the SSAT. With my SSAT tutor’s help I brought my verbal score up from a 59 to a 95. I got into all three schools I applied to. That includes my first choice of schools, Ransom Everglades School. Thank you again.
Perhaps it would help to know first our circumstances. My son also is in 8th grade and looking to apply to boarding schools. We are New Yorkers (home in Manhattan) but due to my husband’s work have been living in Asia for almost 5 years (Singapore and Tokyo). Prior to living in Asia my son attended a private school in Manhattan.
Our son has been working with Prepped and Polished since April/May 2013 via Skype. Initially he did a two week cram session prior to his taking the SSAT the first time last April, 2013. He has been doing weekly SSAT and Math tutoring since. Our son is a strong student at school and gets consistently high grades. Because our lives in the last five years have had much relocation and changing schools we found our son’s language arts and math curriculum to have fallen behind the levels being tested on the SSAT.
The preparation work has not only given him a big leg up curriculum-wise but has also made him more confident with taking the test. Our son has taken the test twice and will take it at least once more (maybe twice depending on his scores). From the first to second test he doubled his scores. The biggest impact of the tutoring has been learning strategies, getting used to a very long and intensive test time as well as covering a lot of materials that is directly related to what will be on the test.
I can’t begin to tell you how much it helped to calm our son’s nerves his feeling more prepared for the 2nd test. The math tutoring he is receiving has also helped with his math class this year at school even though they are covering different materials than his school class.
To date, we have had 3 different tutors from Prepped and Polished. I am genuinely impressed with all of them. These tutors keep the sessions moving and productive. My son always has homework from the sessions and NEVER complains about either the homework or sessions. Rather he has asked for this support.
From my perspective, the fact that we’ve been able to work out the sessions via Skype half-way around the world is testament to the competency of the tutors and the flexibility of the overall management of Prepped and Polished. They truly want what is best for each student to reach his or her best potential.
You can not begin to understand how wonderful it feels to have this kind of support from half way around the world! People in Asia (except Japan) sometimes do not understand client support/service the way we do in America. So to be able to have access to top notch tutors and people like yourself is like having a little bit of home with us here in Singapore.
Study Skills Coaching Testimonials
Alexis found a terrific tutor match for us. Allison has been instrumental in teaching our daughter time management skills in a way that speaks to her, and has taught her habits that work for her. It has been a blessing to have P&P in our corner and we look forward to a long-standing relationship with Alexis and Allison.
If your child is struggling with organization and time management, now is the time to teach them to get a handle on it, and P&P is the source to help you get there.
Also – wanted to pass along some unsolicited feedback from our daughter she feels her Prepped & Polished tutor is the best tutor she’s had – “he focuses on the work, has a lot of energy and is very organized. He keeps really detailed notes so he remembers exactly what we covered and how I did.”
All your tutors are excellent so that’s high praise. Thanks for your help
As of mid-February, results are positive: of 8 (early) applications submitted, we have 3 acceptances (one from the “reach” category), four deferrals to the regular pool and one rejection (a “reach” school). We are extremely pleased with Alexis, and highly recommend his college counseling services.