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Our Approach

At Academic Approach, we recognize that each student’s journey is unique. That’s why our approach is centered around understanding individual needs, fostering personal growth, and achieving academic success. 

We walk alongside our students on their path to success.

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Step 1: Exploration

We begin with understanding where you are.

We kick-start our tutoring programs with a complimentary analysis of your student's academic and testing needs. Yes, you read that right—complimentary, as in entirely free and with no obligation. We see it as our way of extending an open hand to you and your student, providing insights that are yours to keep, whether you choose to continue with us or not. <br><br> This initial exploration involves a diagnostic test tailored to your student's academic level: ACT, SAT, or a high school admissions practice test. For those seeking academic tutoring, we delve into a comprehensive review of previous tests or quizzes to pinpoint specific learning needs. This thorough examination allows us to understand your student's unique academic profile, setting the stage for a personalized tutoring program crafted to their distinct needs and learning style.

Step 2: Collaboration

We chart the path forward, together.

Following the diagnostic test, one of our expert directors sits down with your family to analyze the test results, discuss your student's unique needs and aspirations, and tailor an effective study plan. We believe that collaboration is key to devising a plan that not only addresses specific goals but also aligns with your student's style of learning.

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Step 3: Personalization

We adapt our approach to fit you.

We believe that every student deserves a tailored approach to learning. Whether your student requires a few lessons or more in-depth instruction, we design your program to identify high-impact gaps in skills and strategies, match your student to a tutor who provides a personalized one-on-one teaching experience, and leverage our exceptional curriculum to help your student master the most impactful skills. This step is all about adapting to your student's needs and your family's schedule.

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Step 4: Growth

We walk with you every step of the way.

The journey doesn't end when the program begins. We continue to work with your family to ensure the tutoring is meeting your needs. We consistently guide and motivate your student to become a more confident, successful test-taker and learner. Through ongoing support, we aim to foster growth that extends beyond the classroom, preparing your student for a lifetime of learning.

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