The A-List Approach
Standardized tests dominate the process of applying to colleges. Between SATs, ACTs, AP Exams, and Regents, junior year of high school can become an unbelievable source of stress. With more than 3 million students competing for spots in the world’s best colleges, it’s no surprise that these exams become the focus of families across the world.
A huge part of being successful on these exams is having the right program: this is where A-List comes in. Our tutors give students tools that not only help prepare for these big exams but also foster study skills for the rest of their academic careers.
Built around customized one-on-one, in-home tutoring, our comprehensive program takes a unique approach for each student, matching the student’s learning style and motivation with the right educator. Beginning with a FREE consultation with a member of A-list’s staff, your student will be paired with one of our tutors who we feel best complements your student’s personality, goals, academic needs, and his or her interests. For most students, this initial step is the most important. Once we find the right match, we begin the student’s personalized program with weekly lessons, individualized homework assignments, and practice exams.
What sets us apart from our competitors?
- Our one-on-one, in-home tutoring
We provide families with the option of private, individual prep solutions. Convenience and ease of scheduling are critical for families and students that juggle multiple sports, after-school activities, and the large amount of homework that students face towards the end of high school. We work with your schedule to provide the flexibility you need.
- A flexible, customized curriculum
Our curriculum can be customized for each individual student’s needs. A cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all curriculum will not work for a student with particular needs. Whether a student is great at reading comprehension but needs help with grammar skills, or is great at algebra but needs help with geometry, our tutors have the expertise to adapt your student’s lessons to match his or her needs.
- An integrated approach
Some programs place emphasis on either strategy or content; our approach is a combination of both. A-List’s curriculum includes a suite of tips, hints, and alternate methods for addressing questions on every exam. But we also address the underlying principles of the test to gain a better understanding of the exam. A-List educators are all well versed in the foundational aspects of the test, which are often necessary for a student to gain the broader knowledge needed for a large score improvement. Also part of our program, we offer regularly-scheduled practice tests, free of cost, to all of our tutoring clients.
- Long-term focus
Our goal with A-List prep is to ensure broad understanding and create lasting growth in our students’ level of comprehension across the board. Building the right foundation for students through prep leads to more successful students not just for their standardized test, but for every assignment or test they face for the rest of their academic careers.
- Quality instruction
Our educators are not freelancers or contractors—our staff works full-time for A-List. Each one of our tutors is carefully vetted and put through a rigorous training program to ensure both quality and dedication. Make no mistake—as engaging as the lessons can be, there is no replacement for hard work and dedication on behalf of the student. Through quality instruction, we can inspire each student to work to his or her academic potential.
Complete our get started form at left to provide us with more information about your student. An A-List representative will give you a call within a few days to answer any of your questions about our program and to get you matched with the right tutor!
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!