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At A-List, we're all about student success. We are experienced in building student confidence, raising student scores, and assisting students in finding the college experience that will best suit their interests.
Our tutors adapt lessons to each student's learning challenges. Our tutors plan lessons for the upcoming week based on analyzing practice test results. But we don't stop with the data. Our tutors go the extra mile to develop a relationship with each student, and offer advice, pep talks, and accountability.
A-List’s college advising program takes the stress and confusion out of the application process and helps students gain acceptance to the colleges that are the right fit for them. Especially this year, the road to admissions can be a winding one. Through the help of our expert college admissions advisors, we will ensure you stay informed and on track throughout the application process. A-List’s advisors customize our program to suit each family and each student's specific needs. We can even provide college essay help for those who need it.
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Our experts are not only highly adept at helping students navigate the college admissions journey, they understand the importance of improving student confidence, skill, and overall knowledge, so students can achieve the necessary test scores that support the realization of their collegiate dreams. Our experts are tutors and also college application advisors, so you can get help with the application process no matter what phase of that process you are in.
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"It was a wonderful program. My tutor, John, was very motivating. He helped me organize my time and our time together, to concentrate on the areas I needed most help with and to not waste time on areas I needed little help with, in a very effective way. He quickly learned who I was academically and taught me how to improve that. I improved more than I ever thought I could due to him and the practiced simulation of the actual test, which was also very helpful."- Sophie A., Kellenberg- Sophie A., Kellenberg
"I had a wonderful experience working with my tutor. She was encouraging me, before and after each test and kept me focused and engaged. After working with my tutor, I noticed an improvement in my score - up 200+ points from my first SAT test score. Thank you A-List!"- Blake H., Wheatley- Blake H., Wheatley
"Anna Marie S. helped me so much with my personal statement and writing supplements for colleges! She has a great sense of how to approach specific topics, and is very knowledgable about what colleges expect since she also worked in college admissions and is experienced. Many people told me my personal statement was very well written, and she taught me how to write a more concise and comprehensive essay, while still being eloquent and showing colleges personality and originality."- Ramsha A., Syosset- Ramsha A., Syosset
"I am beyond satisfied with my tutor, and with A-list in general. My tutor tutored both me and my friend, and she helped us both increase our score significantly. Whenever we struggled with any specific kind of question, she would give us drills that we found really helpful. She really was there for us through thick and thin, and stayed patient with us when we weren’t even patient with ourselves."- Maya A., North Shore Hebrew Academy- Maya A., North Shore Hebrew Academy
"I loved having so many opportunities to take practice exams. I never felt as though I would run out of things to study, which was comforting. I think you guys have a really effective system. I also LOVED my tutor. She really understood the way that I learned personally and was able to use that insight to help me grow past what I thought I was capable of. I actually found myself looking forward to our sessions, and in the end, I reached a higher score than I had ever anticipated. She had so much faith in me and really helped me to harness my own self confidence."- Samantha G., Roslyn- Samantha G., Roslyn
"Alyssa B. was fantastic. Aside from following the materials in the book of knowledge, she always made sure to use a plan that worked best for me. Everything was tailored exactly to how I learn. She allowed for my input in a lot of the workload which helped me manage my time better so I could put full effort into my work, but at the same time, she pushed me to work harder each week, helping me improve by 470 SAT points, 210 of which were in critical reading, alone. She made sure that I always knew exactly what was happening at all times. Even if I thought I knew a math or grammar topic, Alyssa made sure we would go over it, just to be safe. Good thing she did because we picked up on a decent number of topics I didn’t know as well as I thought I did. I know that she really cares about how well I do, not only on standardized tests, because she also helped me write my personal statement for the Common Application, as well as a couple of my supplemental essays. I’ve already recommended A-List and Alyssa for a friend a year younger, and I will definitely do so again in the future."- Jacob M., Bellmore JFK- Jacob M., Bellmore JFK
"My tutor was so great to work with and he really helped me improve on everything. I always enjoyed my sessions with him as we worked hard and also had fun. He is such a great tutor and made this experience so much easier than it could have been. I truly had a great time working with him and highly recommend him to other people studying the SAT/ACT."- Marisa B., Syosset- Marisa B., Syosset
"My experience with A-List was fabulous. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my ACT scores and this would not have been possible without my tutor. My tutor was always confident in my abilities and has been completely supportive throughout this entire process. She was always available and always answered my text messages regardless of her busy schedule. She always pushed me to do my best and motivated me to work as hard as I could. I never thought that I would have succeeded as much as I did and I could not have asked for a better tutor to help me achieve this success."- Emily R., Roslyn- Emily R., Roslyn
"My tutor was not your average tutor. The reason I say this is because a typical tutor is not someone that you look forward to seeing each week. You usually never text them on the weekends and they rarely stay overtime at a lesson. This is why he was such an amazing teacher. He went above and beyond anything that I expected from a tutor (and I’m not just saying this because my score went up dramatically). His personality paralleled mine perfectly and he was able to adapt to the style of learning that I needed. My tutor was not afraid to give me a wake up call when I began to slack and for that I am extremely grateful. Whether it was through text or email,he would always stay in contact with me, offering words of advice before the SAT. He is not only a good tutor, but also a good person. Thank you to A-list for all the help that you have given me!"- David R., Wheatley- David R., Wheatley
"Dasha J. was the most amazing tutor! She helped me work on my weaknesses and gave me great tips to improve all my sections and overall score! She was great at explaining the material and overall just a great tutor! I would recommend her to all of my friends!"- Natalie V., Roslyn- Natalie V., Roslyn
"I am very happy that I had the chance to work with A-List. My tutor was very encouraging and taught me all the skills that worked well for me and that helped improve my score by 7 times. The weekly practice tests were also very helpful in allowing me to get used to the testing environment. Overall I am very happy with my experience with A-List!"- Naeha P., Herricks- Naeha P., Herricks
"I found that my one on one experience with an A-List tutor helped me improve my SAT scores significantly. Between the test environment provided to me on several weekends as well as my work with my tutor, I raised my score over 400 points, shattering my initial goal."- Adam S., Bellmore JFK- Adam S., Bellmore JFK
"My tutor was outstanding! He is one of the nicest, smartest people I have ever met. He is extremely easy to work with and got me the results I was looking for. He knows the test inside-out and was able to offer great advice, techniques, and tricks to help me through each section of the test. Overall, I had a great experience with my tutor and highly recommend him as a tutor!"- Matthew L., Roslyn- Matthew L., Roslyn
"Dasha J. was such an amazing tutor. Not only did she teach me everything I needed to know, but she was so caring and understanding. A-List is a great company. I think what I personally found most helpful were the practice tests. I would recommend A-List to anyone searching for a tutor! "- Kyleigh C., Locust Valley- Kyleigh C., Locust Valley
"My tutor was phenomenal. He was incredibly helpful in making me grow as a student, test taker, and person. He helped me believe in my ability and work ethic to get through the ACT and all the work that came with it. He helped make it possible me to overcome this test. He is great teacher and person through and through."- Adam B., Plainview- Adam B., Plainview
"Overall, I could not have been happier with, and more impressed by, my experiences with A-List. From an extended period of time working with one of your incredible tutors in preparing for the ACT to reviewing my personal statement, A-List services have been consistently outstanding. My tutor is an absolutely wonderful person, skilled tutor, and true professional and master of his craft; in working with him, my score both steadily and largely improved, and he was there each and every step of the way, advising and supporting me. Similarly, the opportunity to take practice exams in a model testing environment was one that I took great advantage of and was similarly an opportunity that I found to be incredibly helpful in preparing me for test day. Lastly, the practice exams and materials were extremely reflective of the actual ACT exams, which was a pleasant surprise!"- Matthew B., Roslyn High School- Matthew B., Roslyn High School
"When I first started studying for the ACT I was hopeless and thought that any chance of getting into a renowned university would disappear into thin air. Then I was recommended A-list, and my entire experience changed. I received A-List tutoring for 6 months, and was barely surprised to receive the well deserved 33 in the end."- Will S., North Shore Hebrew Academy- Will S., North Shore Hebrew Academy
"A-List was amazing. Throughout the entire standardized testing process I felt extremely well prepared and supported. Due to my time with my tutor I went up an outstanding 9 points from my initial diagnostic ACT. From the ACT, to subject tests my tutor was dedicated to helping me and aided my success."- Cara V., Friends Academy- Cara V., Friends Academy
"My tutor was amazing. We usually started off with a joke about college football while we were walking to the table then got right to work. He really helped me target my areas of weakness which enabled me to improve each and every session. A-List tests at the practice centers really gave me an in-depth recap of my skills and where to focus on to be prepared for the next test and level. He would come prepared (the day after the test!) ready to go over the test with me, then would assign me homework based on where I made my most mistakes. This system of using real past tests to see how your improving and then going over it and learning from it truly is the best way to learn and succeed."- Scott S., Syosett- Scott S., Syosett
"My tutor helped me improve my SAT scores dramatically. My critical reading skills needed improvement. He patiently showed me how to master each kind of question with techniques that I would have never thought of on my own. As far as I am concerned, my tutor is the reason why I have a good chance of getting into the elite colleges across the country."- Harrison S., Commack- Harrison S., Commack
"After doing poorly on my first SAT, my parents and I searched for a tutoring service hoping to improve my score. I struggled heavily with the CR section. Within 2 months between my first and second SAT, and at most five meetings with Rachel F. (my tutor) focusing solely on the Critical Reading, I went up 130 points in the reading section, along with going up 40 in the math section. After that, I was satisfied with my score in the reading and math section, but felt as though I could improve my writing score. After spending about 2 more months working on the writing section with Rachel, I went up 130 points in my writing section to a near perfect score. Overall, my superscored SAT went up 300 points from the first time I took it before I received any tutoring from A-list to after. Rachel definitely helped me achieve the score I was aiming for."- Boris K., Harborfields- Boris K., Harborfields
"Working with my tutor provided me with the opportunity to apply to any college in this country with a fighting chance of acceptance and that is all I could have asked for. He held me accountable for my work and always pushed, but not overwhelmingly. His intellect is easily conveyed to his students and his effort to teach is valiant. He made a grueling experience tolerable and I recommend him to everyone."- Patrick R., Ward Melville- Patrick R., Ward Melville
"I had a wonderful experience with A-List. Most importantly I had an amazing experience and relationship with my tutor, Chris V. Chris truly believed in me, which allowed me to succeed and get into my number one college choice."- Andrew K., Half Hollow Hills East- Andrew K., Half Hollow Hills East
"Sherwyn Fullington is an outstanding tutor. First off, he is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. As the whole process of studying for the SAT/ACT happens, he is extremely patient with you. He really takes the time to make sure you know everything you need to know for the exams. He knows these exams inside out and teaches you so many tips and tricks and really prepares you for the exams. By the time you go in to take them, you know what you're doing and are fully prepared. I started off with about a 1300 on the SAT and by the time my tutoring sessions with Sherwyn were over, I had achieved a score of 1910. He really is one of the best SAT/ACT tutors available."- Spencer G., Half Hollow Hills- Spencer G., Half Hollow Hills
"I loved working with A-list! I was able to get into the college of my choice all thanks to my wonderful tutor. Couldn’t have done it without her! My scores went up over 300 points! Its such a great program, I definitely recommend it!"- Sarah A., Shevach High School- Sarah A., Shevach High School
"As an athlete, I thought it would be impossible to fit test preparation into a demanding training and competition schedule. A-List made tutoring work for my schedule and I actually had a blast at my sessions. My improvement in just a few months speaks for itself and now I can apply to a whole different level of colleges."- Zach J., New Rochelle- Zach J., New Rochelle
"I would say I was a late starter to studying for the ACT considering all my friends have been studying for months at the point I opened up my first book. However, Jon M. wasted no time and immediately found my weak points to work on. Through his technique and strategies, he was able to turn my worst subjects into my best within weeks. After taking the test two times, I got the score I wanted raising my score 6 points from where I started. I could not say enough about Jon and how helpful and patient he was with me. Everything was so personalized and I truly saw myself grow as a test taker after my time with Jon. Thank you Jon, you are the best!"- Leanna G., Tenafly High School- Leanna G., Tenafly High School
"Sherwyn has been an incredibly helpful tutor and friend, who has helped me with testing processes since I applied to high schools. The A-List materials were incredibly useful for reviewing topics that were not frequently or recently discussed in my schools. Sherwyn has been incredibly accommodating of my busy schedule despite his own busy schedule with his family and other students."- Simon B., Cate School- Simon B., Cate School
"I was very happy with A-list. My tutor was great and really went the extra mile helping throughout the whole process. She did much more than I would have expected her to do as a college advisor. I am very appreciative of her help and she was definitely the best advisor I could get. Very helpful."- Robert Bennett, New York- Robert Bennett, New York
"A-List did a fantastic job and helped my nephew get a 1500 on the SAT. His tutor was a real expert and always encouraging and kind. We loved their materials and SAT analytics. The office team was always available to answer questions. Overall, we couldn't have asked for more!"- Edward Smallwood, New York- Edward Smallwood, New York
"My daughter has had a super experience with A-list. Her tutor is a wonderful mix of advisor, teacher and friend who manages to bring out the best of her abilities. I love his professionalism and his interest in my daughter's well being. He is a gem - extremely intelligent and has that special gift to teach."- Lisa Kim, New York- Lisa Kim, New York
"My daughter Jess had a tutor through another tutoring service they were cheaper, but we found that saying true, you get what you pay for. Nick M. got her score from a 30 to a 34. She received a 35 on english and math. The materials that they use are A plus. He is an exceptional tutor and brought out her absolute true potential"- Sharon Bolar, New York- Sharon Bolar, New York
"My tutor was very beneficial!! I would not have been able to raise my ACT score so much without her. She would always help me even if I didn't understand a problem after the first explanation, and was always generous with changing around bookings."- Elena Stathopoulos, New York- Elena Stathopoulos, New York
"We had the pleasure of working with A-List Education for both our son and daughter for their ACT's and subject matter tests. A-List was great to work with, the tutors were knowledgable and had a nice way of teaching and interacting with the students. A-List's proprietary materials were exceptional. Our daughter was so pleased with A-List that she went back and worked with an A-List tutor to prepare for her GRE's. Our son and daughter did very well and learned great study habits. We fully recommend A-List without any hesitation."- Howard & Meg Kahn, New York- Howard & Meg Kahn, New York