After successfully helping my kids navigate ACT preparation and college applications, I began working with several of my neighbors' kids to help them achieve higher ACT scores and craft successful college application essays. In the process, I discovered the joy of connecting with students of all abilities to help them achieve their college dreams. Eight years later, my business is still growing through referrals from neighbors, friends, and former students. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with each of my students and their families!
I hope to help all of my students feel confident and prepared for a successful college journey!
Working with students on an individual basis taught me that a "one size fits all" plan is not the best way to approach the ACT and SAT. My experience and research have allowed me to develop my own methods to teach English, Reading, Science, and Writing for the ACT and Reading, Writing/Grammar for the SAT, and to help students complete college admissions essays and applications. Over the last 8 years, I have developed multiple approaches to help students of all learning styles. Additionally, I take each of the 3 tests that are released by the ACT yearly, so I stay current on the latest changes and trends and am able to adjust my content accordingly.
I am fortunate to have a wonderful Math tutor, Cali Amato, working with me. A former student of mine, Cali is a graduate of University of Akron and has an amazing ability to connect with students and explain math concepts in addition to tutoring for the English, Reading, and Science sections of the ACT and Math for the SAT and PSAT.
We tutor one-on-one so that we can tailor our approach to our student's individual needs. Cali and I tutor students in not only test taking strategies, but we also do a thorough review of concepts. Forget how to use a semicolon versus a comma to separate two clauses or how to solve logarithms? We've got you covered! We also work with students to alleviate test day anxiety. Need help with college applications and essays? Lara has 12 years of experience in helping students craft the very best essays for their needs. University of Chicago, Cornell, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Case Western Reserve, MIT, Columbia, and of course OSU are just some of the schools to which our students have gained acceptance.
Where do we meet for tutoring?
If your student is fully vaccinated, they are welcome to meet in person at my house. If they are unvaccinated, live a long distance away, or have a schedule that makes it difficult to meet in person, we offer tutoring via Zoom.
How much do you charge?
The rate is $50 per hour for all subjects as well as college essay and application preparation. I The majority of students attend for 1 hour at a time, but you are also welcome to request a block of 1.5 or 2 hours. The charge for the first session is currently $81 which includes the Official ACT Prep book with 6 official ACT tests.
What forms of payment do you take?
Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, cash, or checks. Please plan to pay each week or in advance. I do not bill - just rely on my students and parents to pay as you go.
How do I book tutoring times ?
Please click on the Get in Touch button near the top of the website, or the Send a Message button near the bottom of the page. The information on the form will help me understand your (or your student's) needs. Next, I will contact you to schedule times.
Do you charge for missed or cancelled appointments?
I like to be flexible and understand when there is an emergency or a student gets sick during the school day, but sports and work schedules are generally available 48 hours in advance. My policy follows:
When are the next ACT and SAT testing dates?
2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
I graduated from Miami University in 1989, with a BA in History. When not working, my husband and I enjoy swimming, traveling, cooking, and hiking!
If you have questions about the tutoring programs available to you, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Akron, Ohio 44313, United States
Lara Wilson 330.212.3668
Monday - Thursday
11 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday
11 AM - 8 PM
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