A-List vs the Competition
|A-List Education||Other Tutoring Companies|
|Results||Half of all A-List students achieve an avg improvement of +8 ACT points and +218 SAT points; the top 25% achieve +9.4 ACT points and +269 SAT points||Less willing to offer data on average score improvement|
|Expertise||Expert tutors teach all sections of the SAT and/or ACT||Different tutors required for different sections of the test|
|Training||All tutors have completed our 100+ hour training and attend ongoing staff meetings and workshops. They also all studied at top US universities and colleges||Tutors are freelancers with no formal training or uniform curriculum; also some of these companies were founded or are led by people who have not been to US universities at all|
|Official Tests||A-List only tests with official SATs and ACTs, released from College Board and ACT, Inc.||Other companies write their own tests, which can inflate scores and give inaccurate assessments of progress|
|Practice Tests||Practice tests are regularly offered and unlimited to our clients. Extended-time tests available.||Many companies charge students each time they take a proctored practice tests|
|Range||Continued, personalized support from freshman year through the college application process||Many are narrowly focused on test prep, with less focus on the development on the whole student|
|Complimentary Intro Session||Free Meet & Greet before you commit to working with a tutor||Many do not have in-person Meet & Greets but have phone consultations|
|Test Scoring & Data Analysis||Detailed score report available on parent platform in one business day whenever students take a test||Can take 3-5 business days to receive diagnostic test report|
|Subject Tutoring & College Advising Available||Tutors can help your student throughout high school and college admissions. We offer subject matter tutoring to help with homework throughout high school, as well as AP & SAT Subject Tests. We also provide college advising and essay expertise.||Focus purely on the SAT/ACT, and test-taking tips|
|Experience||12 years of success, with offices worldwide||Limited track record and localized|
|Customer Service||Parents have dedicated client manager to answer all questions||Many do not have an official liaison between tutor and parent|
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!