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Explore the experiences of our students and parents through their testimonials. Their stories offer an authentic glimpse into how we at Academic Approach deliver on our promises and guide students towards academic success. These testimonials demonstrate our dedication to creating personalized learning experiences and the real impact we’ve made on students’ confidence and performance. 

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“Jordan went from a 1200 to a 1440 on the SAT. It was a great experience. Our son loved working with his tutor, and we recommend all of our friends to Academic Approach. They really are the best.”

SAT Test Prep Family
Parent(s), Glenbrook North

“Our daughter prepared for the exam to get into Loyola (HSPT), and Academic Approach worked wonders! This was our first child going through this process, and we had no idea what the exam was like. Our program manager (Sean) told us exactly what to do, and he provided us with an amazing instructor. Our daughter will be starting at Loyola in the fall.”

HSPT Prep Family
Parent(s), Loyola High School

“We couldn’t have been happier with our daughter’s score. She went up 7 points (25 to a 32), beyond our expectations. Academic Approach was supportive and completely on top of things from the very beginning.”

ACT Test Prep Family
Parent(s), Highland Park High School

“Our experience with Academic Approach was outstanding in every respect. Our son’s tutor was a perfect match in his approach, the workload he assigned, and in personality. Our son so enjoyed working with Academic Approach that his test prep experience was fun — AND he achieved superior results on both his SAT and ACT tests the first time around.”

Jennifer B
Parent, Hinsdale Central High School

“Our family has used Academic Approach for both test preparation and academic tutoring. We can’t say enough positive things about the results. Test score improvement is clearly demonstrable, but as important is the improved critical thinking and academic results in school. We truly appreciate what Matthew and his team have been able to achieve with our children.”

Michael & Susan Canmann
Parent, North Shore Country Day School

“Throughout my time with Academic Approach, I saw a lot of results and overall I just became a better test taker. I had a good bond with my tutor. He seemed to get my learning style.”

Ben Schwan
Student, New Trier High School

“We do not have enough words to express our warmth and admiration for the marvelous team at Academic Approach. The teachers care about the overall well being and success of their students—not merely academics. They provided excellent feedback, identified strengths and weaknesses, and gave advice on course decisions and career strategy. Our boys found mentors and lifelong friends in their teachers at Academic Approach, and continue to keep in touch with many of them, long after having graduated from school.”

Seema Singhal
Parent, University of Chicago Laboratory School

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