The process of applying to college and for scholarships results in more than just a college to attend and some money to pay for it. It also offers students an opportunity for self-discovery. In the final installment of the A+ Scholarship Series, you will learn how to successfully navigate the complexities of the college search in a way that helps you manage your expectations, your financial concerns, and your personal preferences, so you ultimately grow as a person and find the right college for you.
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Recently, A+ introduced the first recipient of its $500 Tests and the Rest Counselor Select Scholarship, Adam Powley. With the typical high cost of college, and costs skyrocketing even higher, can small scholarships really make a difference?
Sebastian Skenderi is truly remarkable. A junior at Abington Senior High School, Sebastian spent recent months working with A+ tutors to boost his ACT score, and he did! Impressively, his English score rose by more than 10 points and his Math by 7 points—both are among the highest improvements A+ has ever witnessed. With an overall 5-point increase in his score, Sebastian “definitely rose to the occasion,” as his verbal tutor Pat Graber puts it. To get a better sense of what made this outstanding achievement possible, we spoke with Sebastian and Pat about their tutoring experience.
There is a junior at Germantown Friends School (GFS) who can now add a 7-point score improvement on the ACT to their list of accomplishments, which includes participating in a range of school and community activities. We spoke to this busy junior and their tutor about earning a 33 on the February ACT and the tutoring that helped them become successful.
Matthew Headley, a current Upper Dublin High School student, is the youngest of three brothers who were all able to raise their test scores and achieve their goals with the help of A+ tutors. Reflecting on her sons’ success, Beth Headley gushed, “I was thrilled with all my children’s results and the tutoring they all received. They all improved their test scores more than you even promised! I believe your program truly works!”
A “very motivated and very detail-oriented student,” according to his English and Reading tutor, Barbara Lommer, Matthew earned an impressive 32 on his October ACT, which was a 6 point increase for him!
We recently spoke with Matthew and his tutors to get a better understanding of how they were able to accomplish this remarkable feat.
Amanda Rabin approaches new challenges with enthusiasm and flexibility.
From searching for the right tutors to taking the SAT, Amanda was able to adapt and persevere to eventually achieve success. A+ recently spoke with this Council Rock High School North junior about her A+ Test Prep experience.
We spoke with Regal Noye, a senior at Radnor High School, who recently completed the A+ SAT prep tutoring course. He was thrilled with his results and with his tutor. We asked Regal what made preparing for the SAT with A+ such a rewarding experience for him.
After his mother came across a post about A+ on Facebook, Regal began his A+ journey by taking proctored diagnostic SAT and ACT exams. He was intrigued by the insights he gained as a result of taking the diagnostic exams. Based on the analysis and feedback from those diagnostic exams, and on the advice of A+ directors, he decided to prep for the SAT rather than the ACT.
Alec Sandroni is a generally quiet young man who lets his actions speak for him. This year 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.
Talking to Alec about his impressive achievement success underscored two principals of test prep that we like to stress at A+:
- Pick the standardized test that is right for you.
- Practice, practice, practice.
Sometimes all you need is a friend.
Jennifer Allison is a junior going into senior year at Hatboro Horsham High School. When Jennifer’s best friend recommended A+ for test prep, Jennifer decided to check us out.
Boy was that good advice! Jennifer was able to raise her ACT score by five points—up to 23!
Jennifer took time out of her busy summer schedule of lifeguarding and swim competitions to talk about her experience with us.