Hi, Nick, 我是第一次寫review, 而且感覺到這一次必須寫。
我的孩子Jo 考上Crystal Springs.對我家來說 這是一個天大的喜事。因為在他上Kindergarden 時，這就是他和我們的理想，今年三月十七日，我們真的感到了dreams come true! 每個人都沈浸在這種快樂與興奮之中很久很久不能平靜。當我收到Crystal Spring 錄取通知書的時候，我的手在發抖，我平靜了十分鐘後，我問我自己，我應該第一個電話打給誰呢？誰是我第一個要感謝的人呢？IvyGoal, Yes!!!
沒有IvyGoal 他不可能make it!
我記得我第一次通過朋友介紹懷著 不安的心情來到IvyGoal , 當我第一次見到Nick 的時候我就有一種信任感，他給我兒子將近三小時的全面考試，并詳細全面的分析他的學業情況，給我一套全面的學習計劃，我當時非常興奮激動的付了錢，這對我來說并不平常。但我有強烈的感覺這也許是一次非常正確的決定，現在看來證明它是對的, 百分之百的正確！
今天我收到了San mateo, faster city school district 成绩單顯示我兒子的英文與數學都是Standard Exceeded, 尤其是數學2700這可是最高分啊！這個再一次促使我必須寫這個review, 我強烈推薦ivyGoal!
水平就這樣了，不過真的再一次感謝你，還剩下一些錢除非穷到極點，我就留給妹妹考crystal spring 時用，你要好好保重，千萬不要退休！哈哈，到時就纏著你䃼習了！
"Few tutors have the dedication and skill of Nick Ni. He has a unique and innovative teaching style, using both Chinese and American tutoring methods that lead to tremendous improvement in SAT scores. I personally improved 500 points in my SAT score and reached my goal of 2100. I definitely wasn't naturally skilled in the math section, but Nick's prep and dedication to my abilities raised my math score almost 300 points. He's the best SAT and test prep tutor that you'll find in the Peninsula. Nick also has incredible ESL and elementary school programs that my brother has benefited from."
- Trish H from South San Francisco
"Dear Nick, my son got the admissions slip to Bellarmine this weekend. We are honored to inform you he is in!! His Hspt composite score is 97!! He was a unanimous choice for Bellarmine as the committee chose him immediately. Thank you for your dedication to his success. Best wishes and thank you once again!"
- Simran S from Los Altos
"Nick was a life saver. Literally. I've never written a review for anyone in my life before, but for Nick I just had to share not how amazing of not only a tutor he was but also a person as well. My first meeting with Nick I was near tears because of how poorly I scored on the SAT and how overwhelmed I was with applying to college. He sat me down and calmly told me to calm down. He also asked if I wanted to see if the ACT interested me more. After deciding I was going to focus on the ACT, we didn't hesitate. He got me to focus in on learning the test and how to beat the test. At the end of our first meeting he asked me more about why I was worried about college and I told him that I was scared I was going to end up in a community college and miss out on all the college opportunities and experiences at an actual University. Meeting Nick about early-mid September, we had about 5 weeks to prepare me to take the ACT for the first time. We focused in on my math abilities and simple ways to beat the ACT exam. I took about 7 practice exams and each one he took time to help me review what I had missed, even if it took a few exams to really drill the idea into my head. The week before my ACT was coming up and Nick had planned for me to take a practice exam a day, everyday that week to be super prepared for the test. The Tuesday of the week of the October ACT, I ended up in the hospital and was diagnosed with appendicitis, I remember telling my nurses, "I have to get out to take the ACT on Saturday." They told me that they'd do the best they could with the infection that they also found, as promised though they released me before the exam, at about 4 pm on the Friday before the exam. I took the exam and thanks to Nick's assistance, I scored a lot higher than I ever would've thought I could've. After our work with the ACT I confided in Nick about how I was nervous about applying to colleges and had no idea where to start, he told me he could help me write my essays and that was some of his favorite work to do. He took weeks and weeks with me to complete each and every essay until I was finished with my applications. Without Nick and IvyGoal there is no way I would've been where I am today in terms of being accepted to colleges and there's no way I would've been as excited and confident I am about my abilities if it weren't for Nick!"
“Nick是一个救生员，从字面上来说，我从来没有为我的生活中的任何人写过评论，但对于Nick，我不得不分享我的感受。 他不仅是一个导师，他也是一个有热情和乐于助人的人。与尼克会面时，我几乎留泪，因为我SAT得分不好，我在申请大学感到巨大的压力。他让我坐下来，冷静下来，他问我是否想知道ACT，是否感兴趣试一试ACT。 我决定专注于ACT，没有犹豫，他教了我很多切实可行的考试技巧。在我们第一次会议结束时，他问我为什么这么大的压力。我告诉他，我害怕我要去社区学院，错过了所有的大学机会和经验。当时约9月中旬，我们有约5周准备我第一次参加ACT，我们专注于我的数学能力和ACT练习。我做了大约7个模拟考试，Nick帮助我查看我做错过了什么，即使它需要几个考试才能真正地把想法融入我的头脑。在我的ACT来临之前的那一周，尼克让我每天做一次考试，一周的每一天都为测试做好准备。 10月ACT的星期二，我进了医院，被诊断患有阑尾炎。我告诉我的护士，“我必须出去参加星期六的ACT"。他们在考试前的周五下午4点左右释放了我。感谢尼克的帮助，我得分比我以前想象的要高得多。在我们与ACT合作之后，我向Nick表示，我对申请大学时感到紧张，不知从哪里开始，他告诉我他可以帮我修改文章，这是他最喜欢做的一些工作。他花了几个星期与我一起完成每一篇文章，直到我最后完成申请。没有尼克和IvyGoal，我今天不可能被这么多大学录取。 如果不是尼克，我不会对于我自己的能力充满信心！
- Amanda G from South San Francisco
"My daughter is an athlete, but she still needed 2,100 SAT score to go to her dream colleges. We tried multiple SAT prep services and my daughter improved from 1,700 to 1,950, then was stuck between 1,900-2,000 score. Nick was able to pin-point my daughter's weakness and recommended a tutoring approach targeting at certain area. Finally, she scored just above 2,100 and was accepted by 13 out 15 applied Ivy League schools and UC Berkeley and UCLA. It is very important to our family that my daughter's college dream became true. I want to thank Nick for his knowledge and service. "
“我的女儿是一个运动员，但她仍然需要2,100 SAT分数去她梦想的大学。我们尝试了多个SAT补习机构，我的女儿从1,700增加到1,950，然后卡在1,900-2,000分之间。 Nick指出我女儿的弱点，并针对某个区域的设计了教学方案; 最后，她得分刚刚超过2,100，并被13个常春藤名校和加州大学伯克利分校和加州大学洛杉矶分校接受了，对我们的家庭来说，梦想成真了，我要感谢尼克的知识和服务。
- Jennifer's mother from Palo Alto
"My son came to US 3 years ago with limited English skills. Nick designed an ELL program for him. My son was able to catch up with his school classmates in about 1 year. Today he is the school newspaper editor at San Mateo High. Also, he was accepted by his dream colleges - NYU and USC. We have referred many friends to Nick's service."
3年前，我的儿子来到美国，他的英语能力有限，Nick为他设计了一个ELD课程，我的儿子在大约1年后就能够赶上他的同学，今天他是San Mateo High的学校报纸编辑。此外，他被梦寐以求的学院 - 纽约大学和南加州大学录取。我们已经将许多朋友转介给尼克的服务。
- Julie from Foster City
"Nick was very helpful at helping my college essays. He made some critical suggestions in terms of what to write, how to write a concise and impressive essay. I was accepted by majority of my selected colleges including McGill, NYU, UC Berkeleyand UCLA."
- Brian M from Palo Alto
"My son has been to IvyGoal tutoring for about 2 months. I signed him for two classes each week to improve his reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Nick's approach and education philosophy really impressed me, the most important is that my son really likes it! He's motivated to do the assignments and I can see that reading comprehension accuracy improved a lot! I would recommend IvyGoal to any parents who want their kids to excel in school."
- Catherine Z. from Foster City
ivyGOAL's SAT tutoring service was critical for my college application. I needed 2100 on SAT to apply for Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. Nick has been my tutor and mentor for the past year to motivate me stay focus and try hard. After 40 SAT mock tests, I improved from 1720 to 2100 on SAT and was accepted by my dream college. I would recommend ivyGOAL's SAT tutoring service to any high achievers.
- Jack R from Los Altos
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