Why A-List UK?
Outstanding Results on the SAT & ACT
We are proud of our results! On the ACT our students improve by an average of 5 points and our top 25% of students improve by 7 points. We see similar levels of improvement on the SAT.
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.
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. A-List provides bespoke in-school SAT/ACT courses and US university guidance at many leading UK schools including: ACS Hillingdon, Benenden, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Downe House, Harrow School, Putney High School, St Mary’s School Ascot, Wellington College and Westminster. We believe it is critical to offer this level of professional guidance to students who may not otherwise have the financial means to prepare and apply. We partner with Ark Schools, 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 two more founding US partners, Chapman Knott and Arthur Crumlish, who have over 40 years of SAT and ACT tutoring and teacher training experience.
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From Our Tutoring Clients
A-List’s tutors are excellent. The A-List Book of Knowledge textbook helped IMMENSELY, and condensed all the topics in very understandable ways. The college counsellors have many years of expertise in the field, and can help you find a range of schools that are tailored to your requirements. I would recommend getting assistance from A-List to anyone who wants to study in the USA.
—Muna P. +5 ACT points
Dear A-List’ers—I just wanted to let you know that, thanks to your effective SAT tutoring, my son was offered a place at Stanford in the early action round. We are thrilled! Thank you for helping prepare him for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests over the past 15 months. He found it incredibly valuable and effective.
—Parent of son accepted to Stanford
From Our Advising Clients
A-List provides excellent service and quite literally helps students achieve their dreams.
—Daniel A, +530 SAT points, awarded $62,000 per year by Harvard University.
I can’t recommend A-List UK enough. You really feel that you can use as much or as little from what they offer to suit your needs. I will certainly be using them for my other two children!
—Parent of Son Attending New York University, Class of 2018
A-List is the best possible method of applying to the US. The quality of care is exceptional and they truly are my saving grace.
—Freddy, +330 SAT points
From Our Bootcamp Students
Really useful and fun camp. My SAT score improved massively.
Not only did A-List allow me to greatly improve my scores, but it also gave me an opportunity to make new friends.
A-List was 100% what I was looking for in SAT preparation. The strategies and techniques – they all work!