These are just a few of the countless positive comments that students, parents, professional educators and the broader community have offered as feedback regarding our services.
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“The Straight “A” Elite Test Prep guarantees an increase of at least 100 points (if you do the assignments). While my scores improved by more than 100 points per section, 330 increase overall!”
- Shawni Robinson (student), Bedford, NH
“Mr. A was extraordinarily flexible and worked around our daughter’s busy athletic schedule to set up weekly training sessions. He delivered great results. Erika increased her scores in every ACT category. No need to super-score!”
- Jack Wentz
Dear Mr A,
How are you doing? Hope everything is alright with you and your family. We are often remembering those good summer times in Straight A Academy. It gave us a lot! I thought you would be glad to know that I have increased my score by 270 points to 1760. My essay got 10. I was also doing English Proficiency Test IELTS needed for universities. I got 8 out of 9 (9 is the level of native speaker and 7 is usually required for all top universities). All the SAT prep we did in the summer helped me a lot when I was doing this test! Today I have received my first offer from Northeastern University. Although I have applied to many other universities, I think that I would accept this offer. Still waiting for a response from other universities though. Thank you for your help and time spent with us. We really appreciate this!
-AnnaTsentser, Belarussia - via St. Claires Academy, U.K.
Math – 700; Reading – 700; Writing – 690… 94/95 percentile in all !!!
It was an increase of 60 pts in math, 40 pts in reading and 70 pts in writing. We are very pleased. She didn’t have much time between school and extracurricular obligations to put into SAT studying, but she obviously got a lot out of your classes and assignments.
-K. Andersen (parent), Bedford, NH
“I took the SAT in January, didn’t do so well. Then I to the Straight “A” Elite Test Prep course leading up to the March SAT Test. My overall scores jumped 290 points! Now I’m eligible for admission into every college I was interested in, and I’m being offered more scholarship money, too! Thanks Mr. A!”
Trevor Morrisette (student), Bedford, NH
The scores came in today and wow! I received a 660 on critical reading, 650 on math, and 580 on writing! Totaling a 1890. I’m extremely pleased with these scores compared to my last scores (Reading – 460, Math – 570, Writing – 490) all of them saw a significant increase! 200 point difference in reading alone! This is great. Thanks again!
-James O'Brien (student), Bedford, NH
“My first SAT scores weren’t bad, but I wanted to improve. So, I took a SAT Prep course at a local college. My second SAT scores actually fell by 20 points. Then I took the Straight “A” Elite Test Prep Course. My third and final SAT scores improved by 140 points. I would have been happy with a 50 point increase, but I think the individualized attention with a small class really helped put me over the top.”
-Alex Kaszinski (student), Goffstown, NH
“I wanted to follow-up to let you know what a great job Jesse’s tutor did. Since meeting last week, Jesse has had two math quizzes and earned 100 on one and 95 on the other. He is thrilled, as am I, and his confidence is back!”
- Kristin Healy (parent), Bedford, NH
“Espero que este email te encuentre muy bien. Mil gracias por darle atencion a mi hija Savannah, ella esta muy contenta contigo.”
- Lorena A (parent), Bedford, NH
“Our daughter has struggled in math both her freshman and sophomore years in high school, never getting better than a C in level 3 classes. This school year we turned to Straight “A” for private tutoring after trying other services with no improvement. Our daughter’s grades have steadily improved this year and she now holds a solid B in level 3 Algebra II. Aimee has done a wonderful job with helping our daughter grasp the fundamentals and improve her comprehension of the one area she has always struggled in. Thank you to all at Straight “A”!!
“Straight “A” Academy has provided tutoring for my daughter which is individualized, clear and concise in an easy to learn format. Her tutor challenges my daughter to think abstractly and encourages self-expression in a fun, caring atmosphere. The sessions are customized for what is needed at the time and promote both self-esteem and self-direction.
Enrolling my daughter in Straight “A” Academy was the best decision for her and her success. My faith extends to her enrolling in Straight “A” Academy on a full-time basis in the fall for her success as a student and a person.”
“As a high school student, naturally, one of the most stressful components of the college application process is the SAT. I acquired the suggested textbooks and handouts in order to prepare for the exam, though I found that the sample passages, corresponding questions, and associated problems were simply not enough to attain the score I was hoping to receive. I sought after a more personal, fine-tuned method of preparation. Thus, through word of mouth, I contacted Mr. “A” to find out more about his program and teaching style. After some thought, I decided to give it a try.Looking back, I can confidently say that I owe a significant amount of gratitude to Mr. “A”, as it is safe to say that my success is largely attributed to my time with him. From easy scheduling fit to the student’s available time outside of school, a personable attitude and method of communication and, most importantly, a practiced and proven teaching strategy, Mr. “A” lowers the looming pressures of academic performance and instills a sense of confidence and preparedness for not only the SAT, but the college application process as a whole. I would recommend Mr. “A” to any student looking to either improve a previous score, or perform most closely to their greatest potential the first time taking the SAT.”
- Yanick Baribeau, Bedford, NH
“My daughter went to Mr. A after he came highly recommended by a friend and I have to say he is every bit as he was recommended to be. I spent a decent amount of time with Mr. A understanding his method of teaching and his strategy for success and I can unequivocally state that all of his methods are effective and efficient. My daughter was averaging around 26 in practice tests prior to meeting Mr. A and after her sessions with him ended up getting a 31 in her first try of the ACT. It is not the score that mattered for me as much as I saw the level of confidence and poise that my daughter had as she neared the exams. Mr. A is truly a remarkable teacher and I wholly agree that he is the BEST test prep coach in NE. I would recommend Mr. A to my friends without any hesitation or reservation as he is truly a “Straight A”. Thanks Mr. A.”
“Our introduction to Straight A took place last fall when our son (Brendan) received a “C” in his honors Biology class. This was the first “C” he ever earned and it served as a wake up call for me, my husband and especially Brendan. This was also the first time I ever heard him say he “hated school!” It was clear he was feeling discouraged and defeated and we needed to do something to get him back on solid ground academically . I called Straight A Academy and was thrilled to find out the business was operated by Felix Alvarado – he is the absolute BEST! If every teacher had Felix’s ability to reach students and desire to see them succeed our kids would all be doing great! Anyway, by the next quarter, Brendan had brought his grade up to an “A-.” Not only was he thrilled with his grade, he was actually beginning to rediscover his love for science and once again feeling confident about his learning abilities. It was clear that time at Straight A Academy was not about simply memorizing something for the test, it’s about making sure the student really grasps it. I apologize for rambling! In a nut shell, I HIGHLY recommend Straight A Academy! And I fully intend to take advantage of Straight A’s SAT services for Brendan when the time is right!”
P.S. “Brendan’s SAT scores just came in; we are so thrilled! He qualified for merit scholarships!!!”
-Tracey Stone (parent), Bedford, NH
“My wife and I could not be happier with the SAT Preparation and other programs offered by Straight A academy. It was a great investment in our son’s academic career and paid off well.
It is a great program run by Felix Alvarado since he relates to the participants so well. He also tailors the program to meet the needs of each individual participant’s weaknesses and works one on one with them based on the results of the sample tests. He constantly updates his program based on the changes in the SAT testing program.
We did look at some of the National programs but they were much more structured and a one size fits all type of program without the individual focus that Felix offered.
Our son appreciated the program since it “forced” him to do the preparation properly where he might not have on his own. Most importantly, it allowed him to be once and done by doing well on his first test so he did not have to suffer through multiple tests with the added pressure of needing to improve each time.
The Straight A program is well worth the investment for your son or daughter. Our son was accepted at all the colleges where he applied, including his two stretch schools, which was assisted by his strong SAT performance a significant achievement for him. We could not be prouder of his results that Felix helped create with him.”