See what students, parents, and college counselors have to say about us.
"Shahar has done an amazing job with our son who is a student at Ravenscroft. Shahar really knows how to connect with his students. I have to say my son didn't even mind studying for the ACT and SAT with Shahar which says a lot in itself. I highly recommend him." --Susan K.
"Shahar and his team are top notch professionals. He has worked with both of my teens raising their ACT and SAT scores substantially. The rapport he built with each of them, as well as the prompt and thorough responsiveness to any questions me or my boys had, has made the experience well worh the investment!" --Jen W.
"Mindspire Test Prep transformed my study habits and work approach as a student. Not only did my SAT scores in high school rise dramatically, but so did my confidence on all other academic challenges. I am currently enrolled in an LSAT prep class with Mindspire as well; I cannot recommend this company enough to anyone who is seeking academic support or test prep!" -Grace L.
Hi, Ken. I excited to let you know I got 35 on my Act as my composite score. 35 in English, 36 in Math, 31 in Reading, and 36 in Science. I just what to thank you in all the help you gave me. It is clear that you helped me so much in my English and Reading scores. Overall the tutoring experience has been really enjoyable and showed me that hard work does really payoff.
-- Michael F.
The practice tests, the analysis, everything was super effective. I went into that test ready. While we were waiting around to go into the room, people were unsure about the timing. They didn't know which sections came first. I immediately told them the accurate information, and they were pretty impressed.
"We were very pleased with our experience. The mock ACT and complimentary first session helped us to ascertain which test would be better for our son."
"Ryan is WONDERFUL! I hope the referrals are coming in from us. I strongly feel your tutors and program ARE the best anywhere! AND as you know, we have tried plenty! The kids feel they would have been going to Harvard had we met your group in 1st grade!"
"I want thank the Mindspire staff for the help that you gave to our daughter. Jade received her early acceptance to Carleton College this week, a school that required submitting test scores, and a school that she would not have been able to attend without raising her test scores. I have been telling people all over the triangle to contact you." -Jan Ogilvie
Juliette had always been a great student but standardized testing was never her strength. Working with you moved her score from an 1800 up to 2120 and yesterday she heard from U-Penn, her first choice, that she was accepted early! I can say for sure it would not have happened without your help and support so thank you very much for that. -David M
I wanted to let you know that I was admitted into Harvard. I'm convinced that without your help I would not have been able to achieve such a feat, as you helped me raise my ACT score by a significant margin. I took the ACT again in September and was able to raise it to a 33 ( E-33 M-35 R-30 S-34). Thank you for tutoring me and helping me achieve such an accomplishment. -Sam Fernandez
Ken's sessions proved to be extremely valuable to Mike, who appreciated Ken's intellect and coaching, and valued him as a person as well as a teacher. Mike’s scores greatly increased.. We were so pleased and highly recommend Mindspire (and Ken in particular) to Mike's peers. We thank you all! -Sandy Pupi
"I have referred several dozen students to your services. Not every single one of them signed on but, of the many who did, I received glowing reports and excellent results. Thank you for providing a stellar service."
"Shahar, I just want to thank you for working with my daughter over the past few weeks. She really felt like you helped her immensely. The math practice was great and really reduced her anxiety over any surprises that might have cropped up. The tips you gave her for essay writing were extremely beneficial — and they really increased her confidence in writing on demand (for life as well as the SAT’s)." -Elizabeth A.
"I really liked the process and the individualized evaluation that identified areas for improvement. Her practice scores have improved a great deal."
-Chris Ng Cashin
"As a junior, my daughter only had three weeks after AP tests to prepare for the June SAT. Shahar analyzed responses from the reading and writing sections of her first SAT attempt and developed a plan to maximize their sessions along with my daughter's at home practice. My daughter used newly learned strategies to earn a 190 point gain in their areas of focus (reading and writing) after only five one-on-one sessions with Shahar. Thank you, Shahar!"
-- Beth Ann from Chapel Hill
Alexandra was accepted with merit scholarships to 2 of the 4 schools she applied to! We realize that the test score played a role in getting those scholarships. She made a comment that she couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much again for all you've done to build Alexandra's confidence as well as her test performance. -- Traci
Just wanted to thank you. My 12 year old, who gets easily overwhelmed made it through the whole test. Her response was "she aced the math". She wishes she would have tutored in English. She has learned and accomplished a lot. Thanks for your knowledge.
-- Stacy from Chapel Hill, NC
I just wanted to write you a quick note and thank you for all your good work. Max has really enjoyed working with you and you are doing a great job with him. We greatly appreciate the partnership and all your time and efforts!
-- Ben from Chapel Hill, NC
Brandon may have let you know but he got a 32! He's so happy and we are very grateful for your expertise, insight and unwavering confidence in him. I think psychologically, your words of encouragement made such a significant difference.
-- Jen from Raleigh, NC
Testimonials from Our Tutors:
I've worked for a number of test prep companies, but the tutors at Mindspire are by far the most competent and caring instructors that I've had the pleasure to call my colleagues. At Mindspire, "growth mindset" isn't just a buzz word we tell our students; it's at the center of our staff culture. It's a pleasure to work in an environment where a shared love of learning and desire to improve is a given throughout the organization.