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Congratulations to all our PREPSKILLS alumni who have transitioned to private schools including... top scholars at UTS, Havergal, St. Clement's School, Upper Canada College, Crescent, Bishop Strachan, Branksome, St. Michael's College, De La Salle College, Royal St. George’s College, Holy Trinity, CHAT, PACE, Ashbury College, Elmwood College, Mentor College, Pickering College, Phillips Exeter Academy, Toronto French School, Country Day School, St. Andrew's College, Appleby College, St. George's College, Lower Canada College, Andover, Lawrenceville, and more. Our US college students have been successfully admitted to US Colleges such as Harvard, Brown, Princeton, Yale, NYU, U Penn, Cornell, Clarkson, MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Dartmouth, Amherst College, Duke, Princeton, Columbia, Georgetown, MIT, John Hopkins, Stanford, UCLA, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, UC Berkeley, Michigan, Chapman, Colgate, St. George's Medicine and more! A number of our alumni have also been admitted to UK universities including Cambridge, University College of London, and University of Edinburgh. Finally, our Canadian university bound students have been admitted to University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario, York University, University of Toronto, Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, Wilfred Laurier University, and more!

SG, Mother, Colgate University

"I wanted to take a moment to drop you a note about our tutor. She has been an excellent tutor - organized, prepared reliable, etc. Her math skills are very strong. However, where she distinguishes herself the most is in her empathy and the way she showed that she cares about my daughter. She was unfailingly encouraging, took the time to figure out what makes her "tick" and personalized her teaching style."

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Submitted by: SG, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Colgate University

JP, Mother, Brown University

"Prepskills was the best investment we could have made in our son's future. Prepskills is in a class by itself as the staff understands the life of a high school athlete and the process of getting into an NCAA school. The individual attention, professional attitude, and extremely thorough materials were all part of the Prepskills package and I would highly recommend this program to anyone seeking to improve their SAT scores."

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Submitted by: JP, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Brown University

TP, Student, Brown University

"Prepskills helped me develop the skills and the confidence to achieve the SAT score I needed to get into an Ivy League school, where I will play on the hockey team. The Prepskills teachers focused on the areas where I needed help to make the best use of my time, which was important because of my busy hockey schedule. The writing and vocabulary skills I learned are now helping me to improve my grades at school."

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Submitted by: TP, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Brown University

Melvin Chien, University of California

“I attended Prepskills lessons in 2007/2008 in preparation for the SAT Reasoning Test in May 2008. Looking back, I can honestly say that it has been a great help for me. My Prepskills tutor catered to the specific needs of my peers and focused on our weaknesses. I especially enjoyed learning the different test taking strategies, tips, and hints. Although they were geared towards the SAT, I have found them to be helpful in my day school as well. I came away pleased with my score for my first and only attempt at the SAT Test. Thank you Prepskills for all that you have done for me!"

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Submitted by: Melvin Chien, Student, Richmond Hill
Accepted to: University of California

Sinan Ekim, Student, Toronto

"I scored 1950 on last year's SATs in June (a 300 point increase) and I can easily say that PREPSKILLS helped me a lot while getting prepared for the exam. My weakest section was the Essay Section and the timing. I had a lot of difficulties in focusing my thoughts and putting together a 4 paragraph essay with concrete examples in just 25 minutes.

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Submitted by: Sinan Ekim, Student, Toronto
Current School: York Mills CI

Ranvita Mahto, Indiana University

"The program definitely helped me understand how the SAT works better. It gave me advice and tips that I would not have previously considered, and it helped improve my score. The admissions process helped me reflect on my school years and myself by asking question that I wouldn't have normally thought about.

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Submitted by: Ranvita Mahto, Student, Burlington
Accepted school: Indiana University

D'Arcy Oakes, Quinnipiac University

"Throughout my work with PREPSKILLS, my SAT score exceeded my original goal and helped me attain a division 1 hockey scholarship. I would not have been able to do so without the guidance and excellent care and assistance from everyone. I would recommend this program to anyone."

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Submitted by: D'Arcy Oakes, Student, Shanty Bay
Accepted school: Quinnipiac University with scholarship

Carrie Horn, Mother, Clarkson University

"I wanted to share with you that Emily has thoroughly enjoyed her sessions with Sandra. She is an incredible teacher! Her patience, kindness and sense of humour have made Emily look forward to their sessions."

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Submitted by: Carrie H., Mother, Hamilton
Accepted school: Clarkson University

Carrie Horn, Mother, Clarkson University

I wanted to share with you that Emily has accepted a scholarship at Clarkson University for this fall.

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Submitted by: Carrie Horn, Mother, Hamilton
Accepted school: Clarkson University

Alexandra, US College Experience Highlight

What were your greatest challenges as a Canadian applying to a US college?
The greatest challenge that I had to face as a Canadian applying to a US college was the lack of preparation and knowledge surrounding the application process. American students are prepped from age 12 and onward for college application; Canadian students don't generally have to think about it until the summer before senior year, which is much too late to start the American process. I didn't have the background information going into the procedure that the U.S. students have (and consider common knowledge).

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Submitted by: Alexandra, Student, Toronto
Accepted school: New York University (NYU)

Liza Lawson, Mother, De La Salle College

"The course was fantastic. It was extremely helpful to Sophia in her preparation for the test. It was also a great course to help with her other academic and confidence skills. Well worth the money both for the SSAT and for life. Thank you."

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Submitted by: Liza Lawson, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: De La Salle College

Russ Fromm, Parent, Miami Country Day (MCD)

"Michael was accepted at both Schools we applied for. Thank you very much & please note that we think Tracey did an amazing job with Michael. She is a great teacher! We are moving to Miami on June 15th and Michael is very excited to go to Miami Country Day...Floridas best private school! Thanks Again!"

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Submitted by: Russ Fromm, Parent, Toronto
Accepted to: Miami Country Day (MCD)

Shirley Xue, Mother, Bayview Glen

"Tyson attended two programs right after we immigrant to Toronto. These programs helped him both academically also socially, and prepared him for future challenge.

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Submitted by: Shirley Xue, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Bayview Glen

Jenny Tang, Mother, Branksome Hall

“Just want you to know that Karilyn, who took SSAT prep. In fall 2006 just got her SSAT upper level score back:

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Submitted by: Jenny Tang, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Branksome Hall

Jacinta Whyte, Mother, Bishop Strachan School

“Catherine has been with BSS this past two years and has blossomed in that environment.

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Submitted by: Jacinta Whyte, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Bishop Strachan School (BSS)

Lisa Rose, Mother, Upper Canada College (UCC)

“Cole will be starting UCC in the fall and is very excited about his choice. We were very happy with the PREPSKILLS program and of the course the results. We will look to do the same for Jake in the fall of 2009 when he enters grade six. I am reviewing the requirements for entering UCC in both Math and French and may call you for a review session in Math."

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Submitted by: Lisa Rose, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Upper Canada College (UCC)

Elizabeth Sun, Mother, Crescent School

“Great News!!! We just heard that Michael got accepted to Crescent and Royal St. George's College which were his top 1 and 2 choices. Thanks for all your teachings, help and support. I will be highly recommending PrepSkills to others."

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Submitted by: Elizabeth Sun, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Crescent School

Hans Georg Wahle, Father, Mulgrave School

“We have been successful and both Gereon and Constantin have been accepted at Mulgrave School. Thanks a lot again also to Meghan, she did a great job."

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Submitted by: Hans Georg Wahle, Father, Mulgrave School, Vancouver
Accepted to: Mulgrave School

Adriene Donkin-Verschuren, RHMS

"I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you again for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Prepskills course. It has really helped boost my self confidence in essay writing and has diminished the stress that essays have always caused me! Our teacher was excellent and I really enjoyed our class discussions. Although it was a solid two weeks of work in the summer, I nonetheless did enjoy myself and do feel that it has benefited me for the future.

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Submitted by: Adriene Donkin-Verschuren, Student, Richmond Hill
Accepted to: Richmond Hill Montessori School

Patricia Rozema, Mother, St. Clement's School

“Jacoba got into all the schools she applied to: BSS (where she won the Arts Scholarship), Branksome, St. Clements (and one other I can't remember right now.) Although we thought BSS would be an good choice as well, she chose St. Clements and we thought it was important to let her go with her gut. It was quite a culture shock at first - just sitting in one classroom for most of the day and being fed information. It is very unlike the Mabin school "inquiry based" system, where the children come up with the questions and learn together as a group, often with very hands on methods. And she was disappointed that she couldn't audition for the school play until grade nine and that orchestra was at 7am etc.

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Submitted by: Patricia Rozema, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: St. Clement's School