Student Testimonials from Philadelphia

Since 1992, thousands of students in the Philadelphia area have worked one-to-one with our tutors to prepare for the ACT and SAT. Our personalized approach to preparing for the ACT and SAT has proven successful time and again. Our average score improvement on the SAT is consistently about 200 points, and according to a recent company study, 80% of our SAT students improve their scores 150 to 390 points.

Here’s what a few of our Philadelphia SAT and ACT students have to say about A+ and our tutors:

Something Powerful

Alec picture (1) (1)Doing practice tests really helped. They helped me see that if I had stuck with the SAT, I would have had to put in more effort for lower scores. The problem with the SAT reading section was that there were always one or two questions per passage that I found ambiguous. Those questions were my stumbling blocks.

-Alec Sandroni

Germantown Friends School

                          Alec scored a 35 on the ACT test—one point away from a perfect score. He also took the                            SAT Physics and Math 2 tests and scored 800 on each.

image1 (2) (1)-2I want to emphasize how much I appreciate how A+ has helped me. My tutor was great. He gave me confidence. He showed me testing strategies to help me focus. He taught me methods to approach questions and gave me tools to solve problems. He helped me to slow down. That’s what really worked for me—it wasn’t about the test content so much as getting familiar with and practicing the format of the test.

-Alec Kane

                               Friends Select School

                            230 Point Increase on the SAT over from his original diagnostic score of 1270

Drew Fullen

I cannot say enough good things about A+ Test Prep. I felt well prepared on test day. Specifically, I learned how to incorporate examples from history and literature into my essay, and learned several ways to arrive at math answers more quickly. Thanks A+!

-Drew Fullen
William Penn Charter School
230 Point Increase on the SAT      

One of the best things about A+ Test Prep and Tutoring is that you truly feel like you are in a partnership in support of your child.  The relationship doesn’t end with each session; they are constantly working to find ways to help your child. My daughter really struggles with math, but with the support of A+, her downward spiral is being turned around. Her confidence is coming back as her grades go up. The online tutoring has made it easier for her to fit the sessions into her busy schedule. She has responded very well to them because like most teens, she is extremely comfortable online. It has been better than face to face tutoring. I feel really lucky to have A+ on our side. 

Yvonne Latty
Parent, Philadelphia, PA


Chris Gilbert

A dramatic increase and an Ivy League early acceptance – Mission Accomplished! Our experience with A+ for both SAT I and II tutoring was incredible. Kudos to A+ for helping Chris to realize his potential!

-Stephanie Gilbert, parent
Chris Gilbert
Germantown Friends School
240 Point Increase on the SAT      

Chris is an excellent student, which is why we were surprised and worried when the SAT stumped him on the first attempt (even after he had been prepped in a class offered at school). Following his prep work with two amazing A+ tutors, his SAT score increased 240 points. Chris’ tutors took time to connect with him and understand his learning style. We returned to A+ for subsequent SAT II Math tutoring and Chris’ SAT II score improved 100 points. He was accepted into his first choice school, the University of Pennsylvania, and we couldn’t be more pleased. I would be happy to speak with anyone about our wonderful experience with A+ Tutoring.

-Stephanie Gilbert, parent
Chris Gilbert
Germantown Friends School
100 Point Increase on the SAT II Subject Test      

Matt Field

It was really worth the effort. I wouldn’t have gotten as good of a grade without it. Thanks a lot!

-Matt Field
Crefeld School
5 Point Increase on the ACT