Hello Dr. Mukherjee! You were my tutor for the SAT in high school. I wanted to say thank you for all of your help. I did very well on the PSAT after our sessions and became a National Achievement scholar. I then got multiple full ride scholarships to schools all over the country due to my high score, and went to Howard University with a full ride scholarship. Thank you for everything! You were an incredible tutor.
Toni, third year medical student at Howard College of Medicine in Washington DC, formerly of Weddington High School
I just wanted to inform you that I got a 27 on my ACT score and I am thrilled about that. I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you. This will help tremendously for my future - so thank you very much!
Jack Milazo, Marvin High School
Dr. Ari, thank you for preparing Catherine so well for the ACT. We were delighted to learn she earned a composite score of 33 taking it the first time in October of her junior year. We credit her success to your methodology, guidance, and encouragement. Your program helped make her time and effort studying as efficient as possible.
Lisa Livingston, Mother of Catherine Livingston, Cannon School
We are so grateful for the opportunity to tutor with Dr. Ari's group. G. has always done poorly on standardized testing since third grade. After several attempts at the SAT and ACT we were starting to worry if test scores would be the one thing to hold G. back from getting into his first college choices. We decided to tutor with Dr. Ari's group for the ACT as our last attempt at a better score. Just in the nick of time, fall of senior year, G. was able to improve his score and get into his first college choice.
Mrs. A., Charlotte Christian School
Just wanted to let you know that I just took my SAT and I could tell a huge difference in my level of preparedness since the last time I took it! Thank you so much for helping me!!
Kelsie Kidd, Nation Ford High School.
Hello from the Lewis family. I am happy to say that Carrie Lewis improved her ACT score by 4 overall points - thanks to your hard work. She is now in a more comfortable position for her college application. She should hear in November about her status, and we will let you know. She really enjoyed her time with you guys you all are very good at what you do!
Marguerite Lewis, Mother of Carrie Lewis, Charlotte Country Day School
We contacted Dr. Ari for help with the science section on the ACT. My son had taken the ACT twice and scored poorly both times on the science section, which is one of his strongest subjects in school. He had 2 sessions and also worked with ACT prep books. His science score increased from a 25 and 26 the first two exams, to a 34. We were very pleased with this outcome.
Tom Snyder, Father of Patrick Snyder, Weddington High School
Julia got a great composite score on her ACT. We are very pleased with this first result. We are very happy with this result we got from Dr. Ari's center.
Paris Loesch, Mother of Julia Loesch, Charlotte Country Day School
While we've not met, I do want to thank you for helping Julia as you have. Needless to say, we're very proud of her. I hear terrific things about your teaching style and approach - again, I am very appreciative of your time and effort in working with Julia. Please forward to me the details regarding working with her in respect of her college application.
Carl Mallios, Father of Julia Mallios. Charlotte Catholic High School
I just wanted to tell you that my ACT scores came in, I am so happy!! Thank you so much for your help! YOU ARE THE BEST ?
Carly Fassler, Charlotte Catholic High School
Thank you for your invaluable help on the Morehead-Cain and Park Scholarship, and the UNC and NCSU applications. Incredibly proud of Gabe with offers from the best universities, and for progressing to the semi-finals of these incredibly difficult scholarships. Now we will start all over with our daughter with you.
Jenny Steinman, Mother of Gabe Steinman, Salisbury High School
Thank you so much for all of your help in preparing Taylor for the ACT exam. She went into Februarys exam feeling very prepared and confident after her sessions with you. Her Composite Score of 33 puts her in great shape for this fall's application process. It is terrific to have this piece of the college application process completed in her junior year.
Janet Scott, Mother of Taylor Scott, Woodlawn School
My son was tutored by HitchHiker's Guide for SAT, ACT, and Math subject tests. He was able to do very well in his first tests and his scores went up for the subsequent tests. What impressed me the most about the tutor is the relationship he has with the students; he not only encourages students to excel in tests, but also gives them confidence to succeed in their assignments. He also is very disciplined in giving an adequate amount of assignments to students prior to the test. My son was actually eager to do the homework! The tutoring experience was really great!
Maria Elena Conaway, Mother of David Conaway Jr. from Charlotte Country Day School
After reviewing multiple test prep courses and tutors, we chose HHG2C to work with our son on the math/science sections of the ACT, SAT subject tests and PSAT. This boutique business has the credentials, experience and core knowledge to prepare students mentally and psychologically for standardized testing. The tutor accurately assessed our son's strengths and weaknesses then tailored a program to improve his scores. He defined weekly expectations, provided excellent resources and broke down the material in manageable sections. He taught timesaving strategies for tackling tough questions. On the day of testing, our son was confident, well prepared and exceeded his goals. The owner has a sincere interest in helping students navigate these stressful times, and we can't thank him enough for mentoring our son. I have to mention the life lessons and his sense of humor that he shared along the way. He was recommended to us by several families, and we wholeheartedly recommend to others.
Ameesha P. Kansupada, Mother of Cabir Kansupada, Charlotte Country Day
I just wanted to keep you in the loop about my college process. I wound up applying early decision to Washington University in St. Louis and just found out this week that I was accepted! Thank you for all of your help and support in the test taking process. I could not have been as successful if it wasn't for all your help and motivational speeches.
Iliana Ragnone, Cannon School
I just found out today that I got a 2090 on the SAT I took on 2nd Nov!! I just wanted to let you know that your tutoring really helped me get this score! Thank you so much for helping me out!
Gayathri Das, Ardrey Kell High School
I would really like to thank you for all you have done to help me prepare for both the SAT and ACT. You allowed me to pinpoint my weaknesses and gave me a lot of confidence going into the tests. My first time taking the SAT I received a 2090, and my first time taking the ACT I received a 32. I'm looking forward to seeing those scores go even higher!
Claire Wood, Charlotte Catholic High School
Rai was and still is very excited about her score. Your expert tutoring and her hard work were a winning combination. Please feel free to use me as a reference for any potential clients. Let's keep in touch.
Andy Swick, Father of Rai Swick, Cannon School
Our son and his girlfriend studied with Hitch Hiker's Guide for the SAT and ACT exams, as well as the SAT Subject Math II test. The instructor was always well prepared, had thought through what type of exercises would benefit our son and his girlfriend the most, and was very efficient in his use of time. He is also extremely experienced in tutoring students for standardized tests, and brings all this experience to bear in each tutorial session. In addition, our son and his girlfriend got along on a personal level very well with him, and found him to be interesting and engaging. This aspect of the relationship cannot be underestimated, as test prep involves a lot of work, a need to be focused, and the fact that the tutor is a great person on top of all else, really is helpful with teenagers. We recommend you without reservation to anyone who is serious about maximizing their testing potential.James and Edna Wyatt, Parents of Daniel Wyatt, Cannon SchoolI would highly recommend HitchHiker's Guide To College for any high school student preparing for the SAT. My son is a junior in high school and greatly benefited from this class and the way the instructor presented the information. Not only did he learn vocabulary and math, but he also learned a lot about life, he met new friends, and gained confidence in himself and his ability to reach higher goals. My son often commented on how funny and engaging the instructor was and although they had hours of study, he made the environment comfortable and fun.I highly recommend this class not only for helping my son grow and mature as a young man, but also because his SAT score continues to rise with each test he takes.
Kamin Brennan, Mother of Will Brennan, South Meck High School
First of all, I wanted to thank you so much for helping me improve my skills and for taking the time to help me. It has definitely shown because I got a score of 2050 on the May SAT. I got 650 in reading, 680 in math and 720 in writing. I am also taking the June sat which is only a few days away so hopefully I can do even better. Again thank you so much!
AD, Ardrey Kell High School
My experience was phenomenal. You can tell by the teaching style that the instructor has had a lot of experience before me. I was expecting this just to be another prep course that I would not enjoy going to, but the instructor turned out to be very relatable to me. His tutoring sessions were very well planned out and if I grew tired, he would be willing to give me a break. The instructor was very understanding of my struggle and was eager to help me. I had an overall great experience with him and I highly recommend Hitch Hiker's Guide To College for someone seeking to raise his/her test scores.
Whitney Heinz, Charlotte Catholic High School
I wanted to let you know that I received my April ACT score. I am so happy and my family is so thrilled. I wanted to say thank you so much for all that you have done for me, I could not have scored high without your help.
Daniela Malmstrom, Cannon School
I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted to UNC and I am going there! Thank you so much for making the difference.
Sally Fowler, Cannon School
I just got my PSAT scores back and I got the highest in my grade! I got 191 on the test!!
Jessica Kingma, Davidson Day School
I would like to thank you for helping Elena with the SAT. She felt more prepared for the test after your classes and she liked your class environment very much. Since she already took her exam on October 6th, she will not be attending any more classes. Once again, thank you for your help and best of luck with everything.
Vita Mc Intyre, Mother of Elena Totchilova, Providence High School
I am always proud to recommend you to my friends. Caroline is going to UNC Chapel Hill. She worked very hard and achieved her life-long dream. Many people supported her in that process. Your contribution to her SAT improvement was vital.
Monty Coggins, Father of Caroline Coggins, Cannon School
Thanks for the instruction you gave Thomas. His success with the SAT and ACT obviously had a lot to do with your preparation.
Chuck Harr, Father of Thomas Harr, Cannon School
Shannon will miss you but I am sure she will keep in touch - especially to let you know her scores and where shell attend college. Thank you so much for all your wisdom and for keeping the classes interesting. Funny, she never once complained about going to your classes. I'm sure that's a testament to how much she enjoyed them and that she realized she needed your help.
RS, Mother of SS, Charlotte Catholic High School
These are Conner's ACT scores. We are pretty happy with them as this was his first attempt. We would love to know your thoughts and to figure out a program with you for the next one.
Kathy Smith, Mother of Conner Smith, Catholic High School
I just wanted to let you know how I did on my first ACT! Thank you very much for your guidance. I am excited about my score and excited to take the test again and hopefully see it improve!
Meg Parker, Charlotte Catholic High School
I have great respect for the work you do and the way you build the skills and self-confidence of our students. You are doing some amazing things with Cannon students!
Anne Shandley, Director of College Counseling, Cannon School
I thought I will update you on my college stuff. Today I got accepted in UNC and I think I am gonna go there!!! Thank you for all your help, I couldn't have handled the SAT without your fabulous classes and guidance!
Mitali Samant, Cannon School
Thanks for all you have done to help him. We really appreciate it!
Janet Scott, Mother of Zack Scott, Woodlawn High School
I just got my ACT scores back from the last time I took it. I got a 36 on the English, 31 on the Math, 34 on the reading and 34 on the Science. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for the SAT prep! It immensely helped me understand my weaknesses. I hope to get a better score than last time. I'll keep you updated. Thanks once again!
Shobi Vanamali, Providence High School
As the long wait for admissions decisions comes to an end, I have been sending out thank you notes to professors, teachers, friends, interviewers and scholarship panels. You deserve a tremendous thank you. I applied to a total of eleven schools this year, and so far, I have been accepted to Swarthmore, Smith, Wellesley, UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson, University of Georgia, Penn State and American University. I received partial merit scholarships to American University and Smith College. Additionally, I was selected for the Robertson Scholars Program, a full scholarship and dual-enrollment program at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, and the Belk Scholars Program, a full merit and community-oriented scholarship program to Davidson College. I certainly would not have made the appropriate scores on my SAT without help from the Hitch Hikers Guide To College tutor, who helped me to achieve my academic goals. Though the sessions were rigorous, he knew how to analyze my skills and identify my weak points. In doing so, I was able to maximize my strengths and strengthen the weak skills, particularly in math and reading, and my reading score actually increased from a 640 to a 720. Today, I have many options from which to choose for my college career, and I look forward to the next happy four years at Davidson College. Thank you!
Yeeva Cheng, Advanced Academy of Georgia
Thanks for helping Eric so much with the online tutoring for the SAT. I think his recent score was a confidence builder for him.
Miriam Bloch, Mother of Eric Gunderson, San Diego, California
Your tutoring and editing for NCSSM were right on target. There was nothing more to improve past that point. I have been accepted!
Jaehyong Lee, Mount Mourne School
First of all, I want to thank you for all of your hard work with Wil preparing him for the SAT. He felt very confident and I am looking forward to seeing his results. He enjoyed your classes very much. Thank you very much and thanks again for working with Wil. I know that Wil has probably already emailed you with his good news. He woke me at 5:45 screaming about his fabulous SAT score. I just wanted to thank you for all the help that you gave him. He could have never achieved this without your guidance, instruction and good advice. You were the first person he mentioned telling this morning, after he told us!We are so thankful for your guidance - he is now where he always wanted to be - in Duke!!
Dr. L. Safrit, Mother of Wil Safrit, Cannon School
If you hadn't insisted that I apply to Georgia Tech or had not helped me prepare for the SATs, I would most likely not be as excited about my future as I am today, and I'm very thankful for that.
Sebastian Monroy, Providence High School
I felt that HitchHiker's class was unlike the other SAT classes I took. We learned a lot, but the class was enjoyable as well. Their course is not a cheeky 100% guarantee that your score will become what you want, but all the resources you need are provided by them; books, strategies, and encouragement. In the end, it is what you make out of this course. I strongly recommend this course to anyone that wants to learn simple as well as complex strategies in taking the SAT, weather you are just starting or are taking it for the fifth time. This class has helped me improve my score in all three categories.
Amit Jain, Ardrey Kell High School
Hey long time no talk! so I took the SAT again and got a 1940! my score went up 130 points! Haha I am so excited. Thank you for all of your help.
MS, Cannon School
Just keeping you updated on my SAT scores: 2030! 600 in CR, 670 in math, 760 in writing! Thanks for everything!
NK, Cannon School
I want to thank you so much for the online teaching that you have done to help Yeeva with her SAT scores. There was definitely a tremendous change in her attitude and confidence while preparing for the test. We are also most grateful that she is now a finalist for a national scholarship competition, provided that she is granted admittance to her college; we can only hope that she will qualify to become a recipient. Of course, this would not have been possible without your help. This is so meaningful for my family, as most of us never had a formal education.
Michael Cheng, Father of Yeeva Cheng, Atlanta, Georgia
680 in critical reading, 690 in MATH, and 690 in writing! 2060 total! Thank you so much!!
TC, Cannon School
I just thought that you should know that with your help, I increased my SAT score 150 points to a 1290/1600, giving me a great chance to be accepted to all the schools I am applying to. Thank you for all of your help and I will keep you updated on whether or not I am accepted to Chapel Hill and Villanova.
CV, Charlotte Catholic High School
I would like to discuss our strategy for additional preparation, additional testing and the timing for each. I am obviously pleased with Thomas' scores but would appreciate your input as to how we should proceed from here.
Dr. C. Harr, Father of Thomas Harr, Cannon School
"I got my SAT scores! I got a 2160! Couldn't have done it without you."
WS, Cannon School
I don't know if you remember me but I tutored with you a couple of months ago for the SAT. I'm e-mailing to thank you for working with and to say that the strategies and help you gave me improved my scores tremendously to a 2220. Thank you so much.
ML, Charlotte Catholic High School
This SAT prep class has been extremely rewarding. Before it, I was in the dark. I was feeling like I was not going to score high at all. Then, when I walked into this class, my feelings of uneasiness were vanquished. I learned valuable techniques in all three areas, but found this course especially helpful with the essay and the passage - based critical reading. I am glad that I found such a great instructor in my hour of need. Every penny was well worth spent. Thank you so much!
Chirag Patel, Ashbrook High School
We were enormously pleased with the time, effort and attention you gave our twins in their SAT Preparation. Your efforts were well beyond any test strategy, which you did offer generously also. Your teaching was much more than that. You presented them with focused academic concepts which helped them to analyze and understand the problems presented to them in the SAT Test. Hands down, each of the twins said that there were multiple questions that they could answer because of the time spent in concentrated preparation with you. Moreover, this was not a cram and forget. They continue to see benefit in their classroom skills too, particularly in English grammar. Thank you for helping them make scores of 1870 and 2070 on the SATs as sophomores taking the tests for the first time.
Parents of MB and TB, Cannon and Davidson Day Schools
I just got my scores back for the SAT I took just last month :) I got a 2150 overall! I think I wanted to die of a heart attack! Thank you soooooooooooooo much, and I hope classes are going well!
Reena Patel, Ardrey Kell High School
Our daughter got her SAT scores back. She totaled 2080 with a 200 point jump in her Math score from when you first met her back in the summer over at Cannon. Thank you!! Youll probably hear from her today that she wishes to continue SAT Math (including subject Math) prep with you, and maybe adding the Writing prep component to it now. Thank you!! You continue to do miracles with her. We really appreciate your continued positive impact on her. We are very grateful that we have met you.
Parents of TH, Cannon School
At first, I was not sure if the SAT prep course was truly necessary with all the prep books out there, but the SAT prep course has exceeded my expectations. This SAT prep course is unique because you get specific feedback on what you are doing wrong and how you can fix it - unlike what many "big" sat companies do. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and truly care about your success. I would recommend the SAT prep course to anyone who is struggling to to improve their score with a prep book and have had bad experiences with the big sat companies. The SAT prep course helped me improve my already good score by an additional 280 points!
Pranav Maddi, Olympic High School
My scores have gone up 160 points from the test I took in June. Thank you so much for what you have done for me.
Shiv Patel, Gaffney High School
Hitch Hiker's Guide to College tutored me in SAT math for 16 weeks. Before I tutored with them, my SAT score in math was 510. I did not understand how math worked. Quite frankly it frustrated me. Of all the school classes I've ever taken, none befuddled me so much as math. Unfortunately in school, teachers do not have the time to explain all of the whys in great detail. I've honestly had teachers who didn't know themselves. When I worked with Hitch Hiker's, I was the only one in the class. I could ask questions as long as I wanted to, and no matter what boggled me, it didn't boggle the tutor. He articulated to me what I needed to hear in a way that assured I l