Tutoring Services

We provide customized private 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

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


  • 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

College Application Essays

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. This process includes:

  • 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.

College Application Essay Workshops (Summers only)

Our essay writing 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 February.