Testimonial Highlights

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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!

Nicole & David, Parents, Crescent School

"Thank you for all your efforts, honesty and integrity toward our family as we prepared Jason for the Grade 6 entry exam at Crescent School.

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Submitted by: Nicole & David, Parents
Current school: Crescent School

Zachary Kent, Student, Campbellville

"It's PREPESSENTIALS™ a fun educational experience! You learn a lot and it's not boring!"

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Submitted by: Zachary Kent, Student, Campbellville

Adriene Donkin-Verschuren, Richmond Hill

"I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you again for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Prepskills course PREPESSENTIALS™. 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
Current School: Richmond Hill Montessori School

Anne Cheung, Mother, St. Clement's School

"I was very impressed with the material covered. Veronica thoroughly enjoyed the classes and said it was the ‘best program’… I couldn’t believe she said that! Veronica developed more confidence, and she improved on her thought processes. She can always reference her experience at this program... I also think the teacher Veronica had was terrific, and that made the difference."

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Submitted by: Anne Cheung, Mother of Veronica, Toronto
Current School: St. Clement's School

Angelina Fung, Mother, Unionville

"Both boys really enjoy your program. I was a bit surprise of the amount of the daily homework especially the first week. However, the boys did not complain.

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Submitted by: Angelina Fung, Mother, Unionville
Current School: St. Justin Martyr Catholic School

Janet Qi, Mother, North York

"My son attended PREPSKILLS® SSAT workshop and PREPWRITE™ two years ago. Not only has he improved academically, he has gained confidence and familiarity in taking the SSAT exam as well as private school application/interview process. He has told me that he enjoyed the PREPSKILLS® sessions because he felt challenged by his peers and that the discussions were interesting. He felt he had learned a lot from the sessions. Now, two years later, he asked if he could take a PREPSKILLS® program again in the summer while normally he would hate tutorials of any sort. He sure knows what is good for him!"

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Submitted by: Janet Qi, Mother, North York
Current School: St. Roberts CHS

Susan, Parent, Etobicoke

"We found the PrepWrite program to be both comprehensive and thorough. The step by step teaching on the foundation of each type of essay and the opportunity to practice and critique each one was very helpful. Ms. Julia was very flexible in tailoring the program to specific novels/topics and this made the program interesting. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for creative writing were reflected in the way she taught each session. Her constant encouragement and development of editing skills made for very productive and valuable sessions."

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Submitted by: Susan, Parent, Etobicoke

Kevin, Father, Richmond Hill

"My wife and I are actually very glad we signed the kids up for this program because we noticed that their essay writing skills have quadrupled in quality. They are writing so well now and this is all specifically as a result from Prepskills and the sessions with Tony, their teacher. We gauged this from the time they finished the last school year (2008-09) until last week (2009-10 school year). The work is day and night! Thank you."

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Submitted by: Kevin, Father, Richmond Hill

Victor, Father, Toronto

"I would like to congratulate the Prepskills team for a very informative program. My son, Albert (Grade 5)and I learnt valuable lessons and I have spread the word around to my friends and family letting them know how much we appreciate the program."

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Submitted by: Victor, Father, Toronto

Dylan Si, Student, Ottawa

"I just wanted to let you know that I got a 2290 on my SAT! Thank you so much for all your help, I don't think it would've been possible otherwise!"

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Submitted by: Dylan Si, Student, Ottawa

Maggie, Student, Ottawa

"I achieved a total of 2140 on my SAT, an increase of 340 points from the original CompuTest where I got 1800. I passed the challenge you set for us to increase by 200 points!

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Submitted by: Maggie, Student, Ottawa

John Davis-Djebarova, University of Toronto Schools

John is an ex-student of Forest Hill Public School.

As a result of the preparation from Spirit of Math Schools and PrepSkills he had high score at his SAT exam. He applied for St. Michael School and UTS and got accepted with scholarships in both of them. His school of choice is UTS.

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Submitted by: John Davis-Djebarova, Student, Toronto
Accepted to: University of Toronto Schools

Claire Chen, University of Toronto Schools

Claire graduated from Denlow Public School's gifted program in 2008. After achieving an overall percentile of 99 on her SSATs, Claire was accepted by UTS as one of the top ten girls, eventually finishing grade seven with the third highest average in her grade. The following year, her academic average increased to second out of all the other students in grade eight.

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Submitted by: Claire Chen, Student, Toronto
Accepted to: University of Toronto Schools

Nicholas Torkos, Pace University

Graduated Bayview Secondary School in June 2010
Currently Attending Pace University in New York City
Majoring in Information/Technology Systems in the
Seidenberg School of Computer Science
Awarded President’s Scholarship of $17,000 a year

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Submitted by: Nicholas Torkos, Student, Richmond Hill
Accepted to: Pace University

Ernest L., The Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E.

"PREPSKILLS has really helped me these past months in preparing for the SSAT. When I first took the simulation test I got a score of 1920. When I finally took the SSAT I got a score of 2121 out of 2130! PREPSKILLS is not like any other SSAT prep class I know of. My teacher was very enthusiastic and supported me all the way, and the way PREPSKILLS teaches is helpful and it lets students absorb information easily. So in all PREPSKILLS helped me prepare for the SSAT. Thank you!"

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Submitted by: Ernest L., Student, Toronto
Applying to: University of Toronto Schools

Dandi Maestre, Mother, Branksome Hall & York School

"Hello everybody at Prepskills,

As a proud mum, I want to thank you all for the dedication in preparing my daughter for her SSAT exam.

She did really well, and decided she did not want to apply to UTS, but to Branksome Hall and to the York school, and she was accepted at both.

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Submitted by: Dandi Maestre, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: Branksome Hall & York School

Sandy DiNallo, Mother, Clarkson University

Jeffrey was enrolled in your Prepskills course and wrote his SAT in December 2011. Jeffrey received a full hockey scholarship and is currently attending Clarkson University in Potsdam N.Y. studying Liberal Arts. Thank you for your help!

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Submitted by: Sandy DiNallo, Mother, Aurora
Accepted school: Clarkson University

Daniel Zhou, University of Toronto Schools

"Dear Joanna,

No matter what definition of success children's growth is best supported and geared by, education is obviously the best way to satisfy what they need. Those needs are up to us to discover, then we are able to help them as much as possible to grow at their pace and in their own way.

It's true that "Learning well doesn't always mean scoring high", and scoring high does mean learning well.

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Submitted by: Daniel Zhou, Father, North York
Accepted to: University of Toronto Schools (UTS)

Vincent Yeh, University of Toronto Schools

"I am happy to inform you that I was able to make both UTS and Crescent. Many thanks to PREPSKILLS for preparing me for the SSAT. Thanks a lot!!"

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Submitted by: Vincent Yeh, Student, Toronto
Accepted to: UTS and Crescent

Jennifer Scott, Mother, University of Toronto Schools

"Just wanted to let you know that our daughter, Avalon Munro, was offered a spot at UTS. She completed your one day UTS Stage II workshop and we found it very helpful. Thank you!"

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Submitted by: Jennifer Scott, Mother, Toronto
Accepted to: University of Toronto Schools