Tutoring Services

We provide tutoring in SAT and ACT Prep, Math, English/Language Arts, Science, and more. Tutoring services are offered at three locations in Raleigh and Cary and at local schools, when available.

Academic CoachingTest Preparation


  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Middle school math

Language Arts

  • English Literature and Language, including AP
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary building and Latin and Greek prefixes and roots

Test Preparation

We offer SAT, PSAT, ACT, and SSAT preparation in the following arrangements:

See SAT and ACT Preparation for more details.

  • Private (1-on-1) tutoring
  • Semi-private (2-on-1 or 3-on-1) tutoring
More Test Prep Info

College Application Essay and Resume Writing

Writing an application essay can be daunting. Many students wonder, “What do I write about?” or “How do I show my positive qualities?” Heather Forgione has 20 years experience coaching students with writing application essays and has helped many students apply to top-tier schools. Creating an essay you will be proud of and colleges will enjoy can be a fun and rewarding process. Aspects of this process include:

  • Advance planning and brainstorming to ensure that the topic chosen highlights a quality or experience of the student that the reader cannot readily see from the rest of the application
  • Writing essays that will answer multiple essay questions, limiting your workload
  • Multiple revisions for content and edits for grammar
  • Assistance with staying on task and meeting deadlines

1-on-1 Essay Assistance

Individualized college application essay help can be scheduled with a variety of tutors in different locations. We help you brainstorm ideas, narrow down potential topics, and organize and edit rough drafts. After 3-4 in-person sessions and once rough drafts are produced, we can move to email edits to help tweak drafts into final drafts. These sessions will range from $60-$70/hr with our Lead Staff and Specialists. Sessions with Heather are $90/hr.

Our College Application Essay Workshops are 2-day small group workshops offered each summer aimed at helping students start one essay for the Common Application. Each class is limited to 5 participants. The class will cover the characteristics of successful application essay writing, do an inventory of the students’ experiences to brainstorm ideas, review the different Common App Essay prompts, and select 1-2 prompts to begin exploring and writing for day 2. A rough draft will be produced by the end of the workshop. Workshop dates and times are announced late April.