Sullivan Tutoring humanized the testing process, not only by presenting the information in a manner that was easy to understand, but also by giving me the confidence that I was prepared to succeed. Thanks to their personalized approach, my total score increased by 390 points, from 1770 to 2160, substantially broadening my college options.
Annalise E. | Manchester High School
The Sullivan Cards were extremely helpful for me. I was actually the first student to get the cards! I liked how the table of contents made it easy to find what I was looking for, since I had to use them a lot. The math cards had directions for how to solve a problem, but also one or two examples to reiterate the idea. This was very helpful for me since it takes me a few tries to solve something. The English cards told me exactly how to solve each type of question I would encounter on the SAT's, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and tips for writing the essay. I thought basic knowledge would get me through the SAT's but the cards pointed out a lot of things I might have missed without them. The Sullivan Cards were an incredible resource to help me prepare for the SAT, but what I learned is also applicable in school. Thanks again for everything. I am really happy with my scores!
Emily B. | Danvers High School
Sullivan Tutoring is unique in that they have an individualized aspect to their teaching method that can be found nowhere else. The tutors quickly realize how students learn best and use this method to effectively teach. My scores increased steadily and I ended up with a final score of 2190. I would highly recommend Sullivan Tutoring to anyone about to take the SAT.
Mike C. | Tewksbury High School
My SAT scores were not nearly good enough to be competitive for what I wanted to major in. Sullivan tutoring not only helped me reach the scores I needed to get, but it brought them well above what was needed. The entire staff is so helpful and kind to all of their students. I would recommend it to anybody who wants to raise their SAT scores.
Greg C. | Peabody High School
Sullivan Tutoring truly enabled me to improve my test-taking skills for both the SAT and ACT this year. The tutors are extremely friendly and helpful, and they all gave me great tips to use while testing in order to better my score. I was taught time management, grammar skills, how to best answer questions based on passages, how to conquer difficult math problems and much more. By attending ten tutoring sessions, I was able to improve my SAT score by 230 points and I received a 31 on the ACT! Going to Sullivan Tutoring was an enjoyable experience and I am so thankful for the help I received!
Maura B. | North Andover High School
Sullivan Tutoring not only bolstered our daughter, Alison's, confidence academically, but they increased her SSAT math scores by 22 points over a three-month period. We have found Alison's tutors, Scott and Katie, to be professional, flexible, and attentive to our daughter's needs. Scott and Katie came highly recommended to our family, and they instinctively know how to maximize our daughter's learning potential.
Patti C. | Parent of Governors Academy Student and St. Johns Prep Student
Sullivan Tutoring offers the "perfect SAT prep" package for the busy student. Unlike other programs that teach a generic prep course, Sullivan Tutoring customizes each lesson to the subject topics that will help your child. When my daughter went to Sullivan Tutoring, she was already a strong math student and didn't need to be taught the subject matter. Instead, Scott Sullivan taught her how to solve problems more quickly, as well as what shortcuts to take and what test-taking strategies would work best.
I also love the flexibility that Sullivan Tutoring offers. We were never "locked in" to a specific day and time, and they were more than willing to work around sports schedules, play practices, social lives etc. In addition, the staff at Sullivan has a way of building the student's self esteem and confidence, which is very important when preparing for standardized testing. By the time the test date arrives, Sullivan students are well prepared and confident. Sullivan Tutoring offers the best of all worlds when it comes to SAT prep.
Christine N. | Parent of three Marblehead HS Students
As a mother of two daughters who attended Sullivan Tutoring for SAT test preparation, I highly recommend their program. Recently, I saw a friend of mine that I referred to Sullivan for her daughter. We both agreed there is something special about Scott and his staff--we asked each other, "what is it, magic?"
Let's face it, our kids are busy, especially Junior year. How can they make time for one more thing? But as soon as my kids met Scott, they wanted to do the work necessary to improve. With practice tests and strategies on how to navigate the tests, they gained the confidence they needed to do well.
Scott, Kathryn and his staff encourage and motivate in a positive way. The atmosphere of the center is productive. My daughters' scores improved significantly after tutoring with Sullivan. Other services we tried are just not as effective. By learning the skills taught at Sullivan, my girls were less nervous on test day and could concentrate on doing their best.
One last thing, the support staff was flexible about my daughter's schedule which was much appreciated as the weather this winter caused commuting problems for us.
If you enroll your son or daughter at Sullivan, you'll be pleased with how much value you get for your investment and you'll be referring your friends. I am grateful that Sullivan Tutoring was recommended to us.
Sandy O. | Parent of two St. Thomas Aquinas HS Students
We would highly recommend Sullivan Tutoring. Both of our sons have completed tutoring and in each case we feel it has been money well spent. Each son had a different style and approach. The Sullivan program is tailored to the individuals' needs and personal objectives which provided so much more support and guidance than a group program.
Scott is very accessible and gave the boys realistic goals to strive for as well as strategies to meet those goals - both inside and outside the office. He was always available to discuss our concerns and give us feedback and progress reports. Throughout the process, both boys gained confidence and a real sense that they could accomplish their goals. And the results showed - both improved their PSAT- SAT by over 200 points. Afterwards, we discussed results and strategies with Scott, and when they took SAT a second time, both boys improved significantly in their areas of focus. The boys worked hard, Scott and his associates helped them accomplish their goals, and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Shari and Tom D. | Parents of Two St. Johns Prep Students
We refer many of our clients to Sullivan Test Prep because its services are customized to fit students of all levels. Our clients rave about Scott's approach and are very satisfied with the end result.
Kim Penney | One-on-One College Consulting LLC
Sullivan Tutoring has provided many of my clients with excellent assistance over the years. Scott and his staff relate easily to their students, and my clients often comment on how much they like working with his team. The Sullivan tutors are positive, encouraging, and perceptive. I particularly appreciate Scott's insights and honesty when evaluating a client's potential. In math, his specialty, he is masterful in the way he reaches both male and often reluctant female learners. He builds their confidence while filling in the gaps. I highly recommend Sullivan Tutoring to my clients.
Andrea Glovsky | AMG Educational Consultants
As an independent college counselor, I exclusively recommend Sullivan Tutoring to each and every one of my clients. It’s no secret that standardized tests play a large role in the admission process, yet we tend to forget that these tests generally offer the most room for improvement when preparing a college application. By guiding students through the SAT, ACT, etc., Scott and his tutoring staff not only guarantee higher scores, they effectively contribute to the overall improvement of a college application. With Scott’s assistance, each of my three children gained 300 points on average to their SAT scores – this, I should add, in a matter of a few short weeks. The confidence they gained by successfully tackling the SAT extended well beyond the area of standardized tests, and I watched as they tackled the rest of their college applications with a similarly renewed confidence. Now, years later, I find the same results with my clients. They return from Sullivan Tutoring full of enthusiasm and a will to accomplish all of their application goals.
Renée Serrano | President/Advisor of College Quest Advising