Test Prep and Tutoring

IvyWise’s mission is to provide fully integrated tutoring and admission counseling services to high school students, undergraduates, and graduates to help you achieve your academic and admission goals.

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What Is Test Prep and Tutoring?

Test prep and tutoring are educational services provided by IvyWise that help students improve their grades and prepare for admissions exams.  At IvyWise, our tutors are subject-matter experts with decades of experience helping students achieve their grade and test score goals.

How We Will Work Together

Admissions committees evaluate students holistically, with a student’s transcript being the most important element of the application and standardized test scores also play a key role. IvyWise’s expert tutors support students academically to ensure their transcripts are as strong as possible and provide comprehensive test prep services to help them ace standardized tests.

Academic excellence is necessary, but not sufficient on its own to gain admission to the most selective schools. Holistic admissions also place increasing importance on an applicant’s soft factors, as schools are seeking students who will contribute to the community, add to the diversity, and who have explored and pursued their academic interests independently. 

Our Holistic Approach to Tutoring and College Counseling

Comprehensive admission counseling supported by a customized tutoring plan offers the optimal approach to help students gain admission to their best-fit schools. IvyWise’s expert admission counseling and tutoring services are fully integrated, allowing counselors to track students’ tutoring progress towards their goals. We provide families with concierge-level service, shepherding you through the process from beginning to end. While tutoring can be a standalone service, we find the best results when our tutoring services are seamlessly integrated with counseling programs. IvyWise counselors and tutors work together to ensure students are reaching their full potential and are prepared for the rigors of advanced courses, testing, and, eventually, higher education.

Tutoring Includes:

Academic support in a variety of subject areas, ensuring students are performing at their best in the classroom and beyond.

Help developing healthy and effective study habits.

Test preparation to help students perform at their best on standardized tests.

Counseling Includes:

Academic, testing, and extracurricular planning that matches students’ interests and goals.

Guidance on building a balanced list of best-fit schools and admission round strategies for optimal outcomes.

Support with brainstorming, drafting, and perfecting all aspects of applications including all supplemental essays.

Application review and feedback by our entire team of counselors.

Academic Tutoring

From helping students build foundational academic skills that carry across all subjects, to supporting subject matter expertise, IvyWise expert tutors help students with every facet of their educational goals including:

Math and Science
Computer Science


U.S. History
World History
European History
Writing and Composition
Government and Politics

Academic Skills
Executive Functioning
Study Skills
Time Management
Organizational Skills
Critical Reading
Expository Writing
ESL Support

Test Prep

Despite many colleges and universities going test-optional, standardized testing remains an important factor in admissions, and IvyWise test prep tutors have vast experience with standardized tests including:

College Entrance Exams
AP Exams

Graduate School Entrance Exams

Elementary and High School Entrance Exams

Maximize Your Results No Matter the Location

The IvyWise tutors have been working with students around the world via Zoom for years, so they are well-versed in creating engaging and impactful virtual learning experiences in order to maximize outcomes. IvyWise tutors can support your student no matter the location, format, subject, or grade level with our customized virtual and concierge, in-person options.

Our Tutoring Expertise

The IvyWise Tutors  are the best of the best and have an unsurpassed track record. Our tutors have an average of 15 years of experience and are subject matter experts with advanced degrees in areas like executive functioning, literature, and math. Our test prep tutors have scored in the 95th percentile or above on the standardized test to which they teach and are graduates of some of the world’s top universities.

Meet a Few of Our Tutors

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Specializes in ACT and SAT prep and humanities.

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Specializes in math and physics.

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Specializes in executive functioning.

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IvyWise Structures Tutoring and Counseling Together in a Holistic Approach

Comprehensive admission counseling supported by a customized tutoring plan offers the optimal approach to help students gain admission to their best-fit schools. IvyWise’s expert admission counseling and tutoring services are fully integrated, allowing counselors to track students’ tutoring progress towards their goals. We provide families with concierge-level service, shepherding you through the process from beginning to end. While tutoring can be a standalone service, we find the best results when our tutoring services are seamlessly integrated with counseling programs. IvyWise counselors and tutors work together to ensure students are reaching their full potential and are prepared for the rigors of advanced courses, testing, and, eventually, higher education.

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FAQ About Test Prep and Tutoring

Do You Need Tutors to Be Successful in College Admissions?

Yes! Admissions officers look at grades and test scores when evaluating applicants, and having a strong academic record along with solid college entrance exam scores is necessary to go from the “no” to the “let me think about it” pile. The best way to prepare is to seek support from a tutor for SAT/ACT prep or to help you reach your academic goals

How Does Online Tutoring Work?

Online tutoring works like any other form of tutoring – it’s just online. Our tutors are experts in online learning and utilize technology to make lessons fun and engaging

Watch a short college prep tutoring demo with IvyWise.

What Does a College Tutor Do?

A college tutor helps students learn academic concepts and improve their academic performance in school and on exams. They can be teachers or professors who help students understand concepts better. They may also give them advice on how to improve their grades.

How Long Is a Tutoring Session?

A tutoring session can last between one and one and a half hours. Our expert tutors can tailor session length to the student’s preferences, workload, and attention span. 

How Should Students Approach Test Prep?

The best way for students to approach test prep is to start early, study regularly, practice questions, and review concepts. It can take time to see results, so we encourage students to get started on their SA/ACT prep as soon as possible to identify the best-fit test for them and have ample time for prep. If you want to reach your grade and score goals, you need to put in the effort and work hard.

Reach Your Test Prep and Tutoring Goals With IvyWise

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