Tutoring Services

We provide tutoring in Raleigh, Cary, and the surrounding area for SAT and ACT Prep, Math, English/Language Arts, Science, and more.

Tutoring services are offered at our three office 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
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary building and Latin and Greek prefixes and roots

Test Preparation

We offer SAT, PSAT, ACT, SSAT, and GRE 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, meeting deadlines, and getting organize

Our 2019 College Application Essay Workshops will be held in our Cary office. It’s a 2-day (Tues/Thurs) small group workshop aimed at helping students start one essay for the Common Application. The 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.

Cost: $250

Instructor: Marcy Sacarakis was one of our Reading & Writing SAT/ACT specialists in the Cary office until she moved to Chapel Hill. She returns each summer to head this workshop. She taught high school English for 25 years and also has experience teaching creative writing.

Time: 10am-12:30 pm on consecutive Tues/Thursdays on the following dates (Select one week):

Week 1: June 25 and 27

Week 2: July 9 and 11

Week 3: July 16 and 18

Week 4: July 23 and 25

Week 5: July 30 and Aug 1

Week 6: Aug 6 and 8

Week 7: Aug 13 and 15

How to sign up: Email Heather at heather@forgionetutoring.com with your week request.

1-on-1 College App Essay Assistance

If the workshop doesn’t fit your schedule, consider individualized college application essay help.  1-on-1 sessions 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.

For those students NOT in town this summer – we can help you with college essays too! We can conduct phone and Skype / Face Time sessions and do edits via email.

GRE Preparation

Many students who are going on to graduate school feel that they need to refresh certain concepts, or that their test-taking skills need improvement. Forgione Tutoring can help you do this, while building your skills for the future.