• Confidential Parent Advocate
• Liaison between school, teacher and home
• Accountable to parents
• Extensive knowledge of local public/private schools, teachers and standards
• Available to attend SST, IEP or other family/school meetings
• Initial and Ongoing Academic Assessments used as a baseline to identify exactly what is needed
• Factors outside of school; home, sports, extra-curricular
• Self-Knowledge Assessment; choice of peers, teacher rapport. • ALC program seen in context of long-term educational plan.
Our aim is to facilitate a collaboration between home, school, and our Academy to complement the good work already being done. ALC's philosophy recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children and the final decision-makers regarding what their children learn at ALC.
Our tutors have a California Teaching Credential and/or several years of classroom/tutoring experience. Our tutors implement the Custom Advancement Plan, and communicate regularly with the director with weekly Progress Reports. The Director reviews our Tutor Profiles with each family to ensure we find the best fit.
On top of exceptional academic results, Academy Learning Centers builds the confidence, motivation, and focus truly needed to succeed in academic environments.
You don't even have to take our word for it!
The hidden costs and extra fees with most tutoring companies can be exhausting and discouraging. Academy Learning Centers is completely transparent from the beginning. We use Pike13, a software that includes visibility for clients, for our appointments and pricing.
When, and how many times, to take the test
Test content (Math and Verb)
Testing algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, advanced math, and additional topics (tested in both the Calculator and No-Calculator sections)
... aka... The “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Test”: testing reading, writing & language skills
Testing your ability to read and analyze documents, and produce a coherent, critically reasoned, appropriately evidenced, persuasive, written response
Content-based triaging, process of elimination, backsolving, UN-informed guessing, optimal time-management, and more.
The SAT is an intelligence test, you can’t prep for the SAT, you can’t guess on the SAT, the SAT isn’t that important, and more.
Our SAT instructor, Jed Harris, was born and raised in Sacramento, attending Sacramento Country Day School and Jesuit High School. He has taught the SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for the Kaplan Test Prep Companies. He has also tutored various subjects to elementary school, high school, and college students, in both a group setting, and one-one-one. Jed graduated magma cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, and has a Masters in Public Policy and Masters in Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of planning and time management. Build lasting habits for planning and scheduling time effectively to support college-bound goals.
Understand the importance of applying pre-reading activities to the students’ own materials.
Identify best note-taking methods that work best for the individual student.
Demonstrate understanding of importance of paraphrasing as a critical thinking skill for academic learning.