My son definitely felt prepared! It made a tremendous difference, him taking your class. It also did with my other son way back when two years ago. Your teachers care and you care and it shows.

We spoke last summer about engaging a private tutor to work with our son. You recommended a couple and we engaged Cormac. I want you to know that Cormac was a fantastic recommendation! We’ve just gotten back his ACT score – a 33! Cormac was diligent and very patient, especially good at coming up with different approaches when our son was having a hard time absorbing a concept.

Thanks so much for all your help, Rick! He said your class was painless and “Actually Fun.” M. started the class with low confidence fearing the SAT process would be grueling and, thanks to you, was more than pleasantly surprised and achieved great results! We are referring many friends to you. Thanks again for all your help and support!

We would like to thank you again for recommending Amanda for tutoring our daughter. She helped her immensely with her ACT, improving her score by 5 points from her prep ACT, giving her the confidence that she needs. Amanda is an amazing tutor, knowledgeable, friendly, gentle, punctual, overall a pleasure to work with!

Lynn, thank you for your advice! Your classes helped our son win the maximum National Merit Scholarship for all four years at Northwestern. We are so grateful!


My daughter received a 730 on the SAT Biology Subject test. We are thrilled! Your course was a significant factor. Many thanks!!!

My son was accepted early to Dartmouth. He was just notified that he is a National Merit Finalist. He took the SAT twice as his calculator didn’t work the first time he took them. So he got 800 both times on the Critical Reading, Math 690 then 770 and Writing 740 to 760. Rick and all your staff helped – no question.

Hi Marshall and Peter!

Great news for B!!! He got a 33 (up from a 26 in Dec when he took it unprepped)!!!! We can’t thank you enough for all of your assistance… really have a great system with great prep materials – so glad that we made the effort to have B attend the session!! High five to Carnegie and all of its awesome tutors – you guys are amazing!!


Connor came to us after some disappointing experiences with other tutors, and the difference was night and day. He was very professional, highly organized, and good at spotting areas in our daughter’s knowledge that needed refreshing. There is no question that he made a significant difference in our daughter’s ACT scores.

I can’t say enough good things about Connor. He worked with my son on the SAT, ACT, AP U.S. History and AP English. We just keep going with him because we were so pleased with the results. He was available and was able to work around our busy schedule. Could not ask for anything more.

Having worked with my son on improving his verbal and reading ACT scores (36V/34R), it was an easy decision to ask Pam to help him with his college essay. Through their discussions, they came up with a great essay topic, which genuinely conveys him as a person.  While she guided him, he definitely wrote the essay, and it is clearly in his voice.  Pam has a unique ability to break down the writing process so it doesn’t seem so daunting. This is our third time working with a college essay editor, and it was by far the best of the three experiences.

Jerry, your mothers direction and support from day one with subject test strategy, pairing my son with Caroline for ACT prep and essay editing, you coming out of retirement to share your wisdom, providing a few other amazing tutors for the little extra push, and suggesting we find an outside counselor that’s a fit were all individual acts that amounted to something big!!!!

I want to write to thank you for referring us to Caroline to help my daughter with her ISEE preparation. Caroline was very organized – I like how she would go through each topic that required additional help and how she organized the vocabulary learning. Caroline engaged well with my daughter and helped her feel motivated to learn well.

Last night my son had his last session with John. He was the perfect fit. J would look forward to his weekly tutor!!! (Have you ever heard that before)! John is so enthusiastic and made learning about history fun. John has a true passion for his work. He is an asset to the Carnegie Prep team for sure!!

Thank you Lynn!! Amanda was great!! We have loved all of the tutors you have recommended over the years. Working with you has been really helpful and convenient, and I know it has helped my daughter get to this point. She is thrilled with her acceptance!