One-on-One Tutoring
Guiding Students to Their Greatest
Academic Growth

Academic Approach’s customized programs, expert directors, extensive curriculum, and motivating tutors offer students a unique skills-based learning solution that supports continuity in their education and guides them to their greatest score growth. 

What we help you achieve:

ACT

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Our students’ ACT scores grow an average of 6 points with some of our hardest workers growing more than 10 points

SAT

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Our students’ SAT scores grow an average of 150 points with some of our hardest workers growing more than 300 points

Featured Resource

Understanding College Entrance Exams

Navigating the college admissions process can be challenging and confusing. Find out which exam is a fit for your student. 

We personalize tutoring.

Our directors design in-person and online programs customized to our students’ specific needs and goals, and our tutors mentor and motivate their students to reach their full potential.

We view tutoring and test preparation as a valuable opportunity to teach students the skills that not only increase test scores but also promote higher academic achievement in their high school and college curriculum, a teaching mission we refer to as Teaching Beyond the Test™.

Whether your student requires a few lessons or a more extended program, we design your program to:

Identify high-impact gaps in skills & strategies through diagnostic testing & expert analysis

Match your student to a tutor who provides a personalized one-on-one teaching experience

Leverage our superior curriculum to help your student master the most high-impact skills

Accommodate your busy schedule flexibly

Every Student is Different

We know our students; each one is unique, and each one requires a different approach, especially during these unprecedented times. That is why our ACT, SAT, and Middle School test prep is customized to each student and school partner.

We improve your students’ standardized testing by tailoring our research-based, expert instruction and curriculum to your needs, and we can get started with you right away.

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Getting Started

Learn about the first steps and how to schedule your free consultation.

About The Tests

An overview of each test, including structure, dates, cost, and more.

Community Engagement

How we support local communities through school sponsorships, free parent information sessions, and more.

One-on-One Tutoring Team

Matthew Pietrafetta

Founder & CEO

Matthew Pietrafetta founded Academic Approach in 2001 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Since 2001, Matthew has supervised the organization’s instructiona ...

Andrew Ferguson

Director of Client Services

Andrew Ferguson currently serves as the Director of Client Services as well as an ACT and SAT instructor. In this role, Andrew leads customer service efforts and supports mark ...

Carla Pedersen

Regional Director of One-On-One

Carla Pedersen currently serves as the Regional Director of One-on-One Tutoring. In this role, she collaborates with the instructional staff and works with families to design ...

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Every Student is Different

We know our students; each one is unique, and each one requires a different approach, especially during these unprecedented times. That is why our ACT, SAT, and Middle School test prep is customized to each student and school partner.

We improve your students’ standardized testing by tailoring our research-based, expert instruction and curriculum to your needs, and we can get started with you right away.

Our offices are now open, but in a limited capacity. We are still offering online tutoring and all practice tests will remain virtual.

Reach out to us at 773-348-8914 with any questions.