Initial meeting and Assessment of Needs
Personal attention is at the heart of our customized model, and your experience with us begins during our first informational meeting. We spend time getting to know your learning style, interests, and personality. We invest time to understand your overall academic goals and focus areas. Diagnostic testing helps round out our assessment, and aid in the creation of an efficient and effective program created just for you.
Relatable tutors are effective tutors. Students learn concepts better and experience greater success when taught in a way they understand, by a personality style that complements their own. Our Mentors are put through a rigorous interview process so we can best match them with our students.
We’ve adopted a flexible meeting model to accommodate your schedule and location. Options include your home or school, a vetted set of public library locations, virtual sessions, or our NoHo location. You can find a complete list of vetted tutoring locations at the end of your welcome packet. If you don’t see one that works for you, just let us know and we’ll aim to customize a solution that’s convenient.
Progress Monitoring and Parent Updates
Session summaries are available online within 24 hours, and can be read at your convenience. We administer regular diagnostic testing to help us gauge your progress. Most importantly, we encourage an open dialogue and are constantly checking in.
Our results have been outstanding. Across the range of tests we provide services for, our students see an average score improvement of 24%, which roughly equates to a 350 points increase on the SATs and a 3 point increase on the ACTs.
Our students engage Lion Academy across a variety of academic needs including high school and college test preparation and academic subject tutoring. Here is what some of their parents have said about our services.
“…They were professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in their capacity as educators and managers. They evaluated my son’s needs and perfectly placed him with an outstanding tutor for SAT prep. I was so impressed with their expertise and support that I referred several friends, who have been thrilled with the results.” -Elizabeth B.
“[Our tutor’s] knowledge base and teaching style were perfect for my 16 year old son…I look forward to using his services to help my children reach their optimal SAT scores in the future.” -Ann D