Parents & Students
A-List Middle East’s team of outstanding instructors and advisors can guide international students and families through every step of the US university admissions process. From preparing for the SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests to developing a comprehensive college list and crafting exceptional application essays, we’ve got you covered! Beyond college prep, we also offer support for ISEE/SSAT, AP Exams, and more.
Schools & Partners
We run customized SAT and ACT courses and application essay workshops tailored to fit each school’s specific requirements and the academic needs of its students. Our trainers also provide professional development for educators and administrators to facilitate the implementation of in-house test preparation programs. A-List works with many leading international schools across the region, both within the UAE and elsewhere in the Gulf. Our current partners include institutions in Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Highly Trained SAT & ACT Tutors and Expert US University Advisors
We are proud of our results! On the pre-2016 SAT A-List students improved by an average of 240 points and our top 25% of students improved by 410 points. On the ACT our students improve by an average of 5 points and our top 25% of students improve by 7 points.
Our dynamic SAT and ACT tutors and expert US university advisors are all graduates of top US universities and go through extensive and ongoing A-List training. Our team is passionate about providing the highest possible level of service.
Proprietary Technology & Materials
A-List’s approach is data driven. We’ve created proprietary SAT and ACT test prep materials based on extensive research and years of standardised test preparation experience. All of our students have access to free proctored full-length practice tests. Tests are scored using our sophisticated grading and analysis technology and students receive detailed progress reports after every test.
A-List’s management and client service teams understand how best to incorporate US test prep and applications into the demands of the international school system. We develop realistic and customized plans for every student factoring in their studies and extracurricular commitments.
Lucy A., Jumeirah College, +8 ACT
My experience with A-List was incredibly helpful! Not only did Thomas teach me skills that were integral for the ACT, but I have developed my thinking skills by learning these techniques and use them in my own school work now! Thank you to everyone at A-List!
Scott S., Dubai College, + 8 ACT
Coming from a British curriculum school I did not know what to expect out of the test and was extremely unprepared, however, after just a couple months of sessions I was feeling much more comfortable with the content and material on the ACT… Overall, I would highly recommend using a-lists services as it helped me go up a total of 8 ACT points, something I don’t believe I could’ve done alone.
Mostafa K., GEMS World Academy, +6 ACT
I would like to thank A-list and my tutor for helping me achieve an amazing score on my ACTs. I know that I would not have been able to receive the same score if it wasn’t for my tutor at A list. Thomas is a great tutor who helped me with all my weaknesses and helped me develop my strengths. He gave me great and very useful advice, and the strategies he gave me came very in handy and were incredibly helpful. I would recommend A-list’s tutoring services to anyone.
About A-List Education
A-List Education was founded in 2005 in New York City by a team of Ivy League graduates with extensive experience in SAT and ACT preparation. Our vision is to not only deliver outstanding results for our clients but also to use the tests as a platform for a student’s personal growth. A-List has grown to provide leading-edge education services to private clients all over the world and more than 500 secondary schools and nonprofit organizations, helping more than 70,000 students a year through our offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Dubai, Shanghai and Istanbul.
A-List provides specialist support to international students applying to US universities. We offer expert guidance on all aspects of the exam preparation and application process to our private clients, from SAT or ACT support to selecting and applying to best fit American universities.
About A-List Dubai
Since the opening of our Dubai office in 2014, A-List Education Services has focused on expanding university access and improving readiness for international students. Our offerings in exam preparation, U.S. college advising, and professional development demystify the college application process and turn the dream of pursuing university education in the US into a reality.