I cannot thank you enough for the work that you and your team did with both of my sons.
Your work with Patrick preparing him for the SAT not only raised his score, but opened up the door for a chance at his "reach" school. I loved how you were able to pull out the best from him for his personal essay. I had a chance to read snippets of it and am amazed at the power of his words. I also appreciate that you managed expectations by having him apply to a solid mix of targets and safety schools. While Patrick still can't believe that he got into Northeastern, it is slowly sinking in as he buys apparel from the college bookstore, changed his major (already!), and joined a Facebook page for admitted students.
Without your guidance and knowledge of the area, Michael would not have discovered Ithaca College - an excellent fit for him. He is truly excited and thrilled to discover everything his new school can offer - from a five-year Master's program in teaching to taking classes at nearby Cornell. He's looking forward to being able to drive home when he needs to or just staying in the Ithaca area to explore his environment.
Thank you from both my husband and I for working with my sons to let the best of them shine through in their applications.
Test Psychology - Tests make my son nervous, especially timed tests! He scored very high on his original PSAT, but we were worried he would psych himself out. Neal and his staff gave him strategies to deal with timed questions - when to skip a question and general time management. He wound up scoring in top 1% on the first SAT! Thanks.
My son is currently working with Neal for his college planning and SAT tutoring and he's both on target and in a good spot for his college applications. I really thought the SAT tutoring was of great benefit (raised my son's scores 100 points) and I like the way Neal pulls the best out of him to write a college essay that reflects who my son is as a person. Thanks Neal!
When we started the process of looking for a college exam prep tutor we were asking friends who would they recommend. Everyone we asked was pointing us in the direction of College Planning of Westchester. As we were leaning towards one of the big firms I was hesitant.
As we are nearing the end of taking college exams we couldn't be happier. The test scores are elite, the numbers don't lie and at the end of the day we made the right choice in selecting College Planning of Westchester.
My daughter needed her fair share of attention & patience with her studies! Along with being enlightened with the college process. Neal's many years of experience, which brought him wisdom & knowledge helped her in many ways: How to study for the ACT's, what to study for the ACT's , etc. Neal taught her special ways to retain information and how to create an atmosphere to study & succeed! He also brought awareness to her about what colleges were mostly looking for. Therefore, helping her to represent the best of herself on paper.
My daughter benefited greatly by the full services available. My recommendation is to get started early definitely the summer before 11th grade.
Contact Neal the owner to find out if you child should take the SAT or ACT. He has an expert team of tutors that can help your child in any subject.
I personally purchased a full package after my daughter took the ACT to include everything from college planning, to writing college essays and sublements which takes hours!
Neal is excellent and I would highly recommend him. The best part is the results, seeing my daughter open acceptance letters is priceless!
Best advice is to get started early and choose College Planning of Westchester!!!
College Planning of Westchester was a great resource for helping me raise my score on the ACT. Not only did they put me on a schedule that would force me to stay on top of my work, they explained in detail everything I got wrong and why I was making certain mistakes. Beyond helping me with the material for the exam, they gave me the confidence I needed to be successful with the ACT.
College Planning of Westchester was extremely helpful for my son and me through the entire college application process. From choosing the right colleges, raising his SAT, polishing his resume, helping with his application essays and finally presenting his best aspects to the Admission Departments.
Anytime I had a question, Neal was available to counsel me. His advice was indispensable. My son got into his first choice school, and I'm not sure he would have if I had tried to do all of this by myself. I am happy that I worked with CPW.
Our 3 children worked with College Planning of Westchester. Two of them have graduated high school and CPW was a great help in navigating us through the college process by focusing on both the costs and proper academic fit. Our sons' grades and test scores improved, which helped them get into their choice schools. We highly recommend this service.