Tewksbury Memorial High School, ‘09
Sullivan Tutoring is unique in that
they have an individualized aspect to their teaching
method that can be found nowhere else. The tutors quickly
realize how students learn best and use this method to
effectively teach. My scores increased steadily and I
ended up with a final score of 2190. I would highly recommend
Sullivan Tutoring to anyone about to take the SAT.
North Reading, MA
When I think about Sullivan Tutoring,
six words immediately come to mind:
- Support: Scott Sullivan
and his associates constantly remind the students of their
strengths and freely praise their efforts. Their encouraging
and positive words help the children believe that they
can master the test.
- Comfort: The calm, relaxed
environment of the center appeals to the students. After
a long school day, they are always warmly greeted, offered
a drink, and then they review their work in a pressure-free
- Personalization: The students
receive individual attention during every session, and
the work they do reflects their individual needs. Working
one-on-one with a tutor, they are able to ask questions
to better understand their errors and learn from them.
Rather than sit in a classroom of 20 students listening
to one teacher give general instructions for several hours
at a time, students focus on their own specific lessons
for an hour and a half.
- Flexibility: Test preparation
sessions are scheduled at the student’s convenience.
Sullivan Tutoring takes the stress out of adding tutoring
sessions and the associated homework to the already hectic
schedule of a high school student. Sessions can be scheduled
any day and at any time, as often or as infrequently as
- Enthusiasm: All of my
children have commented, “Scott loves his job!” Scott
and his associates are enthusiastic, committed professionals
who truly want to help the children do their best.
- Results: Sullivan Tutoring
gets results! My children’s standardized test scores
increased significantly. Their verbal scores increased
an average of 100 points and their math increased an average
of 130 points.
As the parent of three college students who
have all attended Sullivan Tutoring to prepare for the SAT,
I highly recommend the program. My three children have varied
interests, skills and natural aptitude and the tutors recognized
that in preparing each one for the standardized tests. While
the ultimate goal was to raise their test scores, they gained
much more than that: They gained confidence, awareness of
their strengths and weaknesses, and the motivation to work
hard to achieve their potential. At the tutoring sessions,
my children learned test-taking strategies, including the “tricks” of
the tests, short cuts to problem solving and time management
skills. All of my children felt very comfortable at the center.
As a parent and former Admissions
Representative for West Point, I highly recommend Scott
Sullivan and Kathryn Marquis to everyone I speak with
about improving SAT scores. Scott worked successfully
with each of my three sons and helped each of them achieve
important college and career goals during their junior
and senior years of high school. My oldest son
improved his SAT Math scores by 110 points while working
with Scott. That improvement was the key to his
winning very early appointments to both West Point and
the Air Force Academy. My twin sons each worked with
both Scott and Kathryn, who helped each of them improve
their Math, Reading and Writing total scores by 230 and
200 points respectively. That improvement was the key
to each of them winning a four-year, full tuition ROTC
scholarship in the first round of the Army’s national
Selection Board competition. They will be able to use
those scholarships at the college of their choice. Again,
they will have great choices -- thanks to the invaluable
SAT tutoring with Scott and Kathryn. Their tutoring approach
is personalized, efficient, wonderfully motivating, highly
effective, and has made each of my sons self-confident
about achieving their testing goals. Tutoring with Scott
and Kathryn was an outstanding investment in so many
ways for my sons.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, ‘09
Sullivan Tutoring gave me the confidence
I needed to succeed on the SAT. Ten sessions of practice
and a one-on-one tutoring environment really made the
difference for me. On the day of the test, I was confident
and prepared to do my very best. My scores increased
350 points from my PSAT to my SAT. I couldn’t have
received my scores without the help of Scott Sullivan
and his associates. Thank you!
My son found Sullivan Tutoring when
he was a junior at St. John’s Prep in June, 2000.
By the fall of his senior year, my son gained the confidence
to expect 800s on his test, which he achieved on his
SAT II Math and SAT I Verbal. He went on to graduate
from MIT with a BS in mechanical engineering.
My daughter followed her brother to Sullivan
Tutoring a few years later in 2002. She wasn’t very
comfortable with standardized tests so she wanted to gain
that comfort level before she took her SAT. Scott Sullivan
and his associates taught her how to prepare for the SAT
very calmly and methodically. She graduated from Harvard
with a BS in biomedical engineering.
My youngest daughter went to Sullivan Tutoring
for SSAT prep first, then for SAT prep a few years later.
By the end of ten private tutoring sessions, she had the
confidence to take the test and secure three 800s on her
various SATs. She went on to study engineering at Princeton.
I learned from my children and from Sullivan
Tutoring that the only reason for any student to take SAT
prep classes is for their own good. Each of my children enrolled
with Sullivan at different periods of their development,
but they all put the time in to prepare for the sessions
and take responsibility for their scores. And of course,
they all liked Junior the loving Golden Retriever.
I highly recommend Sullivan Tutoring to any
student who wants to work with caring, dedicated professionals
who want to help students do their best and who know how
to bring out the best in everyone.
Manchester-Essex Regional High School, ‘09
Sullivan Tutoring humanized the testing
process, not only by presenting the information in a
manner that was easy to understand, but also by giving
me the confidence that I was prepared to succeed. Thanks
to their personalized approach, my total score increased
by 390 points, from 1770 to 2160, substantially broadening
my college options.
Boston College '10
I was a student at Sullivan Tutoring
for almost two years during my sophomore and junior years
of high school -- and my experience was nothing but fabulous
throughout. I had mostly wanted help with math section
of the SAT and I expected to learn a few time management
skills that could come in handy during the test; however,
with the amazing one-on-one tutoring at Sullivan Tutoring,
I raised my score 120 points on the math section alone.
The environment at Sullivan Tutoring is energetic and
friendly; Scott successfully manages to work personally
with each student in a completely stress-free way. I
literally saw my scores increase week to week. With my
new scores, I was accepted to Boston College, where I
am now a junior. I wholeheartedly believe that I owe
a lot of where I am today to Scott and the Sullivan Tutoring
Sullivan Tutoring offers the "perfect
SAT prep" package for the busy student. Unlike other
programs that teach a generic prep course, Sullivan Tutoring
customizes each lesson to the subjects that will help
your child. When my daughter went to Sullivan Tutoring,
she was already a strong math student. Therefore, Scott
Sullivan taught her how to solve problems more quickly,
what shortcuts to take and what test-taking strategies
would work best for her.
I also love the flexibility that Sullivan
Tutoring offers. We were never "locked in" to a
specific day and time, and they were more than willing to
work around sports schedules, play practices, social lives,
etc. In addition, the staff at Sullivan has a way of building
the student's self-esteem and confidence, which is very important
when preparing for standardized testing. By the time the
test date arrives, Sullivan students are well prepared and
confident. Sullivan Tutoring offers the best of all worlds
when it comes to SAT prep.
Marblehead High School '09
Sullivan Tutoring was absolutely
an essential part of my SAT success. When I first started
studying for the test, I was very anxious about the math
section. Math had always been my Achilles Heal, and a
530 math score on my PSAT only served to reinforce that
weakness. But Scott Sullivan's calm, collected demeanor
-- along with his vast knowledge of the test -- instilled
in me the confidence I needed to perform my best. His
ability to instruct and support, while displaying remarkable
warmth in a personal setting, immediately doused the
flames of my anxiety. As a result of Scott's tutoring,
my math score increased by 160 points. Thanks for everything!