Why A-List UK?

  • Outstanding Results on the SAT & ACT

    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.

  • Exceptional SAT & ACT Tutors and US College Experts

    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 SAT & ACT 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.

  • Customised SAT & ACT Tutoring and US University Admissions Plans

    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 customised plans for every student factoring in their studies and extracurricular commitments.

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The A-List Difference

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 700 secondary schools and nonprofit organisations, helping more than 70,000 students a year through our offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Dubai, Shanghai. We also partner with The Place in Zurich, which provides further test preparation services.

A-List Education UK has been providing specialist support to international students applying to US universities since 2012. We offer expert guidance on all aspects of the exam preparation and application process to our private clients, ranging from SAT or ACT support to selecting best fit American universities. These services are included for students who may not have the financial means to prepare. As thus, we partner with Ark, which was established to give students from all backgrounds a great education by creating new schools or turning around schools in socially or economically disadvantaged areas. Learn more about our Ark US Scholars Programme here.

A-List UK was established by Edward Smallwood—a founding partner of the US office—who grew up in the UK and attended Harrow School before studying as an undergraduate at Harvard University and as a graduate student at New York University and Columbia University. The UK academic team is led by another of the founding US partners, Arthur Crumlish, who has over 25 years of SAT and ACT tutoring and teacher training experience.