Academic Approach is an organization of educators
Founded in 2001 by Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Academic Approach differentiates its instruction through a unique brand of skills-based test preparation™. While teaching college freshmen at Columbia University in New York City and tutoring high school students preparing for the SAT and ACT, Pietrafetta developed a rigorous instructional commitment not only to raising his students’ test scores but also to developing their vital college-readiness skills.
What Makes Academic Approach Different?
Teaching Beyond the Test™
We take a skills-based approach to test preparation, focusing on our teaching as a means to raise test scores, to grow vital college and career readiness skills, and to provide in-depth academic enrichment.
Tests are Standardized. Students are Not.™
We are flexible, committed educators, dedicated to supporting growth for all students at any level of achievement.