Our courses were specifically designed by Vinny Madera—a leader in the test prep industry. Over the past few years, Academic Advisors has worked with countless students and many have been accepted to every Ivy, the NESCACs, Stanford, Duke, and many other prestigious universities and colleges; around 80% of the students Academic Advisors works with raise their scores to the ranges required by their first-choice schools.
Each class is taught by an expert in his or her respective field who has scored in the 98th percentile for all sections of the SAT or 99th percentile if only teaching one topic (Math or Critical Reading/Writing). We put each of our potential instructors through a rigorous training process because we want to ensure we re putting the very best in front of your child. We don’t believe that a degree from a ultra-selective college is training enough to make a difference with your child’s test scores. In fact, less than 10% of applicants who make it through the interview process are ever hired to become our instructors.
We think that we have a very common-sense approach to the test. Rather than focusing on the “tricks” of the test like many of the major companies, we have found that students who know the content, approaches, and strategies to the SAT maximize their potential. What we are doing must be working—average score increases for our full courses are over 130 points for mid-scoring students. By the way, this is on REAL SATs, not fake tests that inflate scores from the first to the last test.
We have many different options to fit the needs and schedule of your child: full courses that teach all three sections of the test (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing), a shorter Essentials course that hits all the major points for the Critical Reading and Math, a 15-hour Math only course, and a 15-hour Critical Reading/Writing only course. Each course features at least three full SATs from College Board so that students become familiar with the testing process and build up the endurance to take this marathon test.
We also are one of the few companies to offer a high-scorer course. Designed for students already in the 90th percentile, this course will focus on the most difficult content on the test and the advanced strategies students need to boost scores when almost all of the test comes easily. Students must test into these courses. A diagnostic test or real SAT/PSAT results must be submitted prior to the class beginning; student admission is left to the discretion of the Academic Advisors team.
In addition, each student will receive
- A detailed score report after each test to help us gauge areas of improvement.
- Personalized plans of action for each section after the second test.
- All necessary materials for the course (except for calculators, if needed).
- Discounts on individual tutoring for anything test-prep or academic related for one year after course completion.