PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep

Whether you’re studying for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT, preparing for standardized tests requires skills that are different from and not taught in high school classes. Our one-on-one prep pairs you with tutors who are experienced and expert in their respective fields. We feature separate verbal and math tutors who have created specialized curricula for each test. The curriculum is just the starting point: the tutoring is highly individualized for each student, targeting weak areas and leveraging strengths. We provide the feedback that is critical to improving scores. Our tutoring program promotes effective methods for learning that are much more than merely teaching to the test. The content knowledge and test-taking mastery that our students acquire give them a head start in college. In addition to gaining confidence, our students develop time-management and organizational skills that will serve them throughout their lives. You can start the process by taking a free mock test with us to determine which test you should prep for. FREE DIAGNOSTIC PSAT/SAT/ACT

Subject Test Prep

SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams that focus on specific subjects. There are 20 different Subject tests in five general areas: English, History, Languages, Mathematics and Science. Each test is one hour long, and students should choose the test or tests that best highlight their academic strengths and interests. Some schools require one or two, while many don’t ask for them at all. Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University are currently the only schools that require three Subject Tests. Many students choose to take one or two Subject Tests to demonstrate their proficiency in high school academic subjects, even if the schools to which they’re applying don’t require them. We offer free Diagnostic Subject Tests in many of the subjects and have particular expertise in prepping students for Math Levels I and II and Literature. FREE DIAGNOSTIC SUBJECT TEST

High School Math

Boost your GPA with private tutoring support for high school mathematics:  Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus. Higher-achieving math students get additional, in-depth practice of key skills, which can boost their grade from a B to an A. Struggling students can gain confidence from individual instruction, learn to apply proper techniques and benefit from a comfortable setting that makes it easy to get their questions answered. Cindy Albrecht of our team has eleven years of tutoring experience and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. You’ll receive personalized one-on-one support that targets your needs, helping you understand new concepts and ideas while reinforcing concepts learned in previous semesters. You may contact Cindy directly at Cynthia.Albrecht3@gmail.com or (301) 502-0663.

College Essays

Your college essay should be thoughtful and personal, demonstrating careful and well-developed writing. – If you need assistance with your college essays, let us help! We provide support for college essays and are attuned to what schools specifically look for. We also prep applicants for college interviews, even conducting interviews for some schools. Our services range from developing ideas for college essays to final editing. We don’t write the essays but involve the student throughout the process via generating ideas and refining the text along the way. We are able to elicit college application-worthy themes from students who think they lack them. Even if a lot of content editing is needed, we are always mindful of keeping the essays cast in the student’s voice. No essay is considered finished until both the student and we are completely satisfied with it. Rising seniors should start focusing on applications the summer before senior year. ESSAY SUPPORT

GRE Prep

Many prospective graduate and business school applicants who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business or doctoral degree are required to take the GRE General Test. It is the most widely accepted measure of a student’s readiness for graduate-level work. For many years, business schools accepted only the GMAT, but the GRE is now gaining wider acceptance. Claudia Chesler of our team has successfully prepared numerous college students for the GRE, helping them secure admission at graduate schools all over the country.  She recently completed an editorial review of a new GRE textbook for McGraw-Hill, who considers her among the top 25 GRE tutors in the country. You may contact Claudia directly at claudiabeth@mac.com or (301) 802-3633.

LSAT Prep

The LSAT score is the single most important component of a prospective law student’s application. The LSAT, considered the best predictor available of how a law student will perform in law school, will determine a law school candidate’s strength. Higher LSAT scores show a strong correlation with a student’s first year grade average in law school. While a few law schools have begun to accept the GRE in place of the LSAT on applications, the LSAT for now remains the gold standard of metrics used for admission. Claudia Chesler of our team, a lawyer herself, can help you navigate the intricacies of the LSAT Reading Comprehension and Logical and Analytical Reasoning sections, as well as craft a respectable Writing Sample. Contact Claudia directly at claudiabeth@mac.com or (301) 802-3633.