Ceceilia Amirat, Tutor at Ivy Bound / Rising Stars Test Prep Excels at Academic High School and College Tutoring. Ivy Bound is a Connecticut based Dream Team of impressive ACT and SAT test prep tutors. Ivy Bound / Rising Stars is the best firm you can work with in the private tutoring industry. Here are just some testimonials from impressed parents and families, after hiring Ivy Bound / Rising Stars.
Their tutors are, in my experience, EXCELLENT! They're excellent not just for being highly qualified and knowledgeable but also they were both prompt, honest, hard-working, and focused. More importantly perhaps, she knew she had everything possible in terms of help and it *really* bolstered her self-confidence.Jeff P. (Rockville MD)
I’m so grateful to have found you for my boys! Your tutors have been the perfect match for both my hard-charging son and his more laid-back brother. You have worked separately as needed and brought them together extremely well for areas where their skills overlap. Thank you again.Lisa Fisher Rosenbaum (Newton MA)
You made this element very easy and the parents in my group have been very pleased.Robin A. (Coordinator of “Form Your Own” class, Glastonbury CT)
We were ecstatic when Alex received his scores. (Perhaps I was more thrilled than my son!). The big increase means we can all rest easier about admissions. My husband and I think we’re now at least $60,000 wealthier since that’s what this increase will do if he wants to attend UIllinois for the next four years. Needless to say, we are grateful for your attentiveness these last six months.Jane Su L. (Parent of ’11, Chicago IL)
Rarely in today's business world, especially in the service industry, have we ever received the winning combination of an outstanding product combined with superb personal attention and talent. Your company has such a product and one which adapts well to an individual's needs....Your program creates a place to ask questions and stay on target for being ready to SUCCEED at taking the test. Your program exceeded our expectations in every aspect and our hope is that more students could benefit from your well focused and specialized program. The weekly call in hours supported the material the student was working on and the momentum of the program through the material is well thought out! Any student willing to put in the time to study, will more than succeed with your program. Thank you again for creating such possibilities!Meredith M. (parent of two girls, Ithaca NY)
This is the best thing that ever happened to this school! I’m very impressed with your follow up and the extra sessions you offer.Alison K.
As a company dedicated to good parent service, Ivy Bound has exceeded my expectations. They work with over 1000 students a year, but have treated me and my daughter with exceptional knowledge and care. In short, Ivy Bound still acts like a small company. They put great scores for students foremost, and satisfying service to parents seems like a close second. Profitability seems like a distant third. Hartford area parents are lucky to have Ivy Bound nearby.Sara R. (parent of ’06)
Kevin was fantastic. He had tremendous patience. He made an environment that was good for my daughter. He was especially good for strategizing on pacing; she would never run out of time. He also was great for how to do the problems.Evelyn V. (San Francisco CA)
I cannot recommend Ivy Bound enough. There are so many bright, qualified students out there that you need an edge to get your son or daughter into a good school. Writing the SATs without coaching is pretty much a guaranty that you will not score as high as you have the potential to. Ivy Bound was our secret weapon!Mark L. (Voorhees NJ)
Aryeh did a great job and I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thanks for all of your help. The physics he now knows, you have been instrumental in his learning.Blythe Marston (Parent of ‘09 and ’12, Anchorage AK)
Your course saved us over $100,000. Literally that's what we're saving thanks to the scholarships. She always looked forward to your course -- we're very grateful.Brian S. (Marlborough CT)
I'm a tough parent. I admit it. You delivered. Enough said. But…I'll say more. Sam is thrilled and so am I. I'm going to try to talk everybody (younger than Sam) into tutoring with Ivy Bound.Amy R. (Scarsdale NY)
I LOVE your company -- everyone I've dealt with is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Can't imagine duplicating this experience w/ Princeton Review or any of the other "big box" companies.M.S. (Scarsdale NY)
…your organization has boosted her into a different category as far as college admissions so much so that she has to re-consider many of her application choices. I'm sold! I will recommend your organization to any and everyone in need of this sort of help. Also I wanted to mention that I believe that Abby`s tutor was excellent. Not only with technicalities of test-taking strategies, but also on a very human level. I overheard some of her sessions and I found him to be a remarkably positive supportive person.Ingrid Sojit (Philadelphia PA)
Emily is fantastic and she is terrifically helpful. Thanks for getting her to an even higher level.Alyssa K (Parent of sophomore doing academic tutoring, Longmeadow MA)
Eugene is a tutoring God. My son is hard to impress, but Eugene gives him something impressive each session. At this point, we’ve done everything possible to get him into a top college. Thank you for doing your part so well.Jim H. (Glastonbury CT)
We can't thank you enough. Grace got that ED admission and she would not have done it without you. Your tutor and your firm have been excellent all the way.Chris B. (Lincoln VT)
We’re on child #3 with you…thanks for all your help thus far.Maureen S. (New York NY)
Your tutor is wonderful...Fantastic temperament. Works very patiently with my son. With other tutors, he has gotten frustrated. Pierre keeps him encouraged and constantly motivated. My son actually feels energized after a lesson. He knows he's learned a lot in each session.Andrea K. (Bethesda MD)
Every student can use outside help now and then. Many are unable to enlist a parent for help. Parents try, but their child doesn’t listen, gets distracted, or resents the help. At the high school level, many parents can;t effectively help with upper-level classes. Even with lower level classes, parents often don’t know what the student’s teacher is expecting.
Enter the Ivy Bound tutor. We work one-on-one with the student to help master the material and earn “A”s.
We are proud to bring exceptionally qualified tutors to students and families looking to find extra help with rigorous school coursework, or preparation for one important test. Our instructors range from current university students to seasoned teaching professionals. All have a passion for helping students overcome academic struggles.
The best results come when the student can pre-view material the teacher will be covering; the second-time around becomes the time for a student to master the material and have an easier time studying for a test.
Most families using Ivy Bound for academic help hold once-a-week sessions, with an occasional extra session before a paper is due or a test is given. Some students enlist a tutor for two subjects. We then try to have one tutor who is accomplished in both, so that the time spent each session can be divided as the student needs.
Tutors can come to the school for sessions during free periods or after school. They can come to boarding schools on evenings or weekends. And if the best-fit tutor is far away, Ivy Bound Test Prep offers tutoring via Skype and GoToMeeting so the student can see the tutor and work collaboratively.
Some families enlist an Ivy Bound tutor for an academic course preview– working in August to give over several months of materials before school gets going, and again at the start for a winter semester to preview the coming months’ material. When several students seek the same course preview, Ivy Bound can hold the sessions as a CLASS, with families splitting the tutor’s fee.
The price is dependant upon their experience level and your location. You can set the dates with them to come to your home, to school, or to a library.
Please visit the Ivy Bound / Rising Stars website at: http://www.ivybound.net to learn more about this amazing tutoring firm.