Testimonials

New Testimonials from 2017

"Thank you Test Prep Chicago!  Both our middle schoolers worked with Test Prep Chicago for the high school entrance tests.  Two years’ ago, our son scored high enough to obtain admission to Walter Payton and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (where he now attends high school).  Our daughter is now going through the process.  Thus far, she scored 99/99 on her CPS NWEA MAP tests and amazingly high on her ISEE (scoring in the 9th stanine for reading, verbal reasoning, and math achievement, and in the 7th stanine for quantitative reasoning).  Of course, we now have to wait to see how she did on the Selective Enrollment Test and where she is admitted, but our Test Prep Chicago tutor did an amazing job with both our kids, and Charlie was great about providing a consistent tutor, being extremely responsive to emails, and answering all of our questions in a very helpful and timely way.  Thanks again!!

- Hallie, parent,  Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (December 2017)

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"Dear Suzy,

Claire was thrilled with both of her MAP scores, but especially the 99 on math. You certainly prepared her thoroughly, and we can hardly thank you and Charlie enough—but still, THANK YOU! 😊🎉.

Your program, materials, kindness and sense of humor along with your professionalism, punctuality, and patience—so many things for which we are grateful—all lent a hand to Claire’s strong performance (despite her having a high fever the night before and day of the test).

Charlie, you could not have been more responsive and accommodating throughout our entire experience and several months working with Test Prep Chicago. I look forward to recommending you both highly.

Most appreciatively,"

- Sarah, 8th grade parent,  Catherine Cook Elementary (November 2017)

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"Charlie,

We are extremely happy with the support you offered through out. The training material is awesome, and Christabel is outstanding. You were very patient in answering my questions as we acquainted ourselves to CPS system being from out of state!"

- 8th grade parent, (November 2017)

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"Nat,

My daughter scored 99th percentile for both math and reading! Thank you so much for working with her and helping her with achieving her goals!"

- 8th grade parent, Rogers Park Montessori School (October 2017)

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"Dear Charlie,

I just recently received our daughter's NWEA scores, and they were much improved! Thank you to Iheoma so much! We will definitely use you again for test prep for the NWEA/MAP testing for HS admissions.

Thank you!"

- Lisanne, 6th grade parent, Ogden Elementary (July 2017)
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"Hi Douglas,

I am happy to report that Miles exceeded his goal of 224 & scored 230 on the math portion of the NWEA test. We are quite pleased with his progress, and I will be sure to recommend your program to our friends and family.  Thanks so much!"

- Sherri., 7th grade parent, South Loop Elementary (June 2017)
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"Dear Tamas and Charlie,

Our daughter was offered a seat at Northside College Prep. She is so happy and proud of herself. We appreciate both of your help very much. Private tutoring with Tamas resulted in a significant improvement on her test scores. The provided homework materials and the teaching style helped her immensely. We will be working with you again soon, this time for our son who would like to attend a CPS Academic Center."

- DG., 8th grade parent, St. Benedict Prep (May 2017)
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"Dear Greg and Charlie, this is Claudia Hansen, Robert Hansen's mom.  I just received an email today from Robert's math teacher regarding his results in the last NWEA math test. He improved considerately since his last test -- this time he scored 246 -- 19 points higher than his winter results. I want to thank you for your dedication, your patience and your knowledge, your great work is showing in these kids and you should feel very happy. Thank you again, have a great day!"

- Claudia Hansen., 7th grade parent, Onahan Elementary (May 2017)
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"Test Prep was really helpful for us.  We found the teachers and our tutor to be knowledgeable, and they worked diligently with our daughter to focus on her weaker areas.  Our daughter took it very seriously, and put in the required time to practice (do the homework) and learn the material presented.  The preparation built her confidence for test day and supplemented her school curriculum so she was ready for the test.  She came out of the test saying that she thought it went well, and her scores increased from past years. She was able to get into the selective enrollment school of her choice.  I highly recommend Test Prep Chicago!"

- Heather L., 8th grade parent, (April 2017)
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"We would like to thank you and your team for guiding us through this challenging process. Our daughter got a perfect score 300 from SE test, 289 from NWEA (93%Reading; 98%Math), 300 from grades a total of 889.  Her choices were 1. Northside Prep, 2. Lane Tech.

She is offered a seat at Lane Tech (based on her superior academic standing, she is invited to join the Alpha and Omega programs), Lincoln Park IB Program and Loyola Academy. We are very happy with her results and proud of her.

Just wanted to thank again and inform you."

- DG, 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Dear Alex and Charlie,

We would like to thank you, especially Alex for doing a great job at tutoring Amy. She got a 300 for the Selective Test, and she isgoing to Northside next year.

Thank you again!"

- LJ, 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Just wanted to share our good news, our daughter got into Lane Tech for high school.  She is thrilled! Thanks for all you help along the way! “

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Charlie,

I wanted to thank you and Sarah.  Mary got into Jones with a perfect score on the entrance exam. She also got into St. Ignatius.  I will be recommending your services in the future."

- Kathy B., 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"LaTara - Thank you so much for helping my son prepare for the selective enrollment exam!"

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Hi Charlie - I wanted to let you know that my daughter got accepted to Jones Colleges Prep and St. Ignatius. Test Prep Chicago (and especially Christabel) played a huge part in her success! Thanks again for Test Prep Chicago's assistance with these positive outcomes!"

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Hello, Charlie-

Just wanted to thank you - my son, Simon, was accepted into Lane - his school of choice. The semi-private tutoring with Suzy Puican worked out great. Please let her know the good news as well. Simon's brother, Mike, also got into the high school of his choice (Lane) after having utilized your test prep classes. I have two different types of learners who both benefited from your services.

- Mary D., 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"We can't thank you (Test Prep Chicago) enough, for all of your wisdom and support throughout the High School Selective Enrollment process. Charlie was able to build the perfect program for our son, after diagnostic and evaluation of the areas he needed a boost with. Chelsea was a wonderful tutor, teaching him relevant strategies, pace techniques and she was super attentive to his specific needs. Our son is happy and excited he got accepted to Payton!

Big thanks to you for all of your great help!"

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Hi Charlie,

I wanted to let you know that my son scored 98% on the DePaul Prep Admission Exam (top 5%) and was offered a $20,000 Academic Scholarship as a result. We found out yesterday he scored a 300 out of 300 on the Selective Enrollment Admission Exam.

Thank you for the help!"

- Mark S., 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Hi Charlie,

I am happy to share with you great news - my daughter got into Payton, her first choice high school, with a perfect score of 900!!! She has always been a good student, but the individual tutoring program offered her much needed confidence. She really, really enjoyed working with Sarah. A big thank you to both of you!"

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"This test prep is worth the money. They enabled my daughter to score 300/300 on the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam."

- Pilar E., 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"My child got into Whitney Young. Her scores on the entrance exam were almost perfect and this program offered her the resources to take the test and she said it was very helpful. This program is the best in Chicago!!!"

- 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Thanks to Test Prep Chicago my daughter has three great high school offers!"

- 8th grade parent, South Loop Elementary (March 2017)
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"Hi Jermaine and Charlie,

I wanted to let you both know that Kate scored a perfect 99 on the selective enrollment entrance exam.   She was accepted at Walter Payton - her 1st choice and is thrilled.   I don't think she could have done it without all of your help.   I really appreciate it - thank you!! "

- Jennifer K.., 8th grade parent, St. Clement Elementary (March 2017)
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"Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the help, my daughter Danielle Ouimet was accepted into Payton, Jones and St Ignatius. 895 out of 900."

- Daniel Ouimet, 8th grade parent, South Loop Elementary (March 2017)
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"Hi Charlie.

I just wanted to say thanks for what was obviously great prep for the high school admissions exams. Molly got a 99th percentile on the CPS exam and a 98th percentile on the Catholic school exam. She has two great choices for high school, and I just wanted to say thanks and let you know that your program is working!!"

- Megan M.., 8th grade parent, (March 2017)
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"Hi Nat -

Jack got in to Saint Ignatius - waiting on CPS - but Saint Ignatius is his first choice! Thanks for all of the help!"

- Erin S., 8th grade parent, Queen of Angels (February 2017)
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"Dear Charlie and Tamas,

Romina just got the results for her NWEA MAP a few minutes ago:  Reading 93%; Math 98%.

We are jumping with joy! Thanks to both of you!"

- Didem Greco, 8th grade parent (October 2016)
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"Charlie,  

My daughter, Tyler Breen, did very well on the NWEA MAP test. She will now have a good shot at her top high school choices: Jones, Walter Payton, and Lane Tech. Tyler complained of attending classes at the time, but thanked me profusely on the way to the test for making her take the course and for the individual tutoring session. She had a great level of confidence walking through the door to take the test! 

Thanks again,

- Nick Zele, 8th grade parent, Alphonsus Academy (October 2016)
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"Dear Greg,  

Kate was delighted to attend the class again because you are her teacher.  There are not many teachers that she comments about in this way. I have copied Mr. Howard, so he is aware of your excellent teaching methods and for your efforts to ensure the lessons are interesting.  The testing skills you have taught Kate in the test prep courses has helped her with her school classes as well. Kate understands theories that were not learned in general education., thanks to this program.  We are very grateful for your wonderful work and Mr. Howard’s genuine interest in helping Kate and all your students."

- Mrs. H., 8th grade parent, Onahan Elementary (October 2016)
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"We first used Test Prep Chicago for our son who was testing for the Selective Enrollment High Schools. My son did well on the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam and got into his first choice for high school.

Three years later when it came time for him to take his ACT, he took it and got a very good score. Nevertheless, he wanted to score even higher, and he was able to improve his score to a 33 through his individual tutoring sessions with a Test Prep Chicago tutor.  Thanks Test Prep Chicago!!"

- Ann-Marie G., 11th grade parent (September 2016)
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"Hi Charlie,

A big "thank you" to you and Daria for helping our daughter prep for the NWEA MAP and Selective Enrollment exams! She got her #1 choice, Walter Payton College Prep, and is as happy as can be. Looking forward to working with you again when it's our son's turn."

- 8th grade parent (August 2016)
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"Hi Charlie,

My 7th grader did an outstanding job on her NWEA testing scoring 99th percentile in both math and reading.  Thank you for helping her achieve this goal!"

- 7th grade parent, South Loop Elementary School (June 2016)
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"Dear Mr. Howard,

We just received Kate's NWEA MAP test results. Kate had a 21-point increase in Math and a 10-point increase in Reading (her expected growth was listed at below 5% for both subjects).

Her success was due to your program and the wonderful teaching of Greg Fruin. She received scores of 96% in both Math and Reading. These were Kate's highest scores on the NWEA MAP exam since she began testing in the third grade!

Kate really enjoyed the class. She was confident and ready for the testing. She found the test-taking strategies Greg taught during the class to be very helpful and was looking forward to the test, rather than dreading it. These skills will help her in her studies and testing at school moving forward.

We are very grateful for Greg's advice and for your program. It was an enjoyable learning environment and a valuable investment for the high school entrance exams and future learning and test-taking endeavors.

Kate had participated in another company's test prep programs previously, however it wasn't until she took your company's course that she showed substantial improvement. I will definitely be recommending your services to other families."


- Mrs. M (7th grade parent)
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"Hey Charlie, 

Just wanted to let you know that my son took his NWEA reading test this week and his score improved 15 points over his Fall score. He was beyond thrilled and said that his tutoring sessions really helped. Please give Garseng our thanks.  We appreciated all of your help!!!"

- Nicole (5th grade parent)
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"Charlie and Alex,

I just wanted to let you both know that my daughter will be going to Walter Payton College Prep this coming fall. We were so delighted that she got her top choice. She said that the test prep classes and tutoring really helped prepare her for the exams. She scored in the 99% on the SEHS test so Alex’s tutoring certainly helped.

You will be hearing from us again in a couple of years when it’s our son’s turn to go through it all. Needless to say we will be sending you some referrals along the way.

Thanks!"

- 8th grade parent, Francis Xavier Warde School (March 2016)
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"Colleen was accepted to Lane Tech last week!  We are overjoyed and owe such a great deal of this success to you.  Please accept our thanks and deepest gratitude for all your superb tutoring, influence, guidance and general good will.  You helped Colleen (and Curt and I) stay positive and focused.  We always felt we were in good hands with you. Needless to say, we will certainly be calling on you again!

Thank you so much, Nat [Test Prep Chicago Tutor]!  It wouldn't have happened without you."

-Patty and Curt Peterson, 8th grade parents (March 2016)
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"Hi Charlie,

I would like to share with you that my son, Kristoffer, received an acceptance letter from Walter Payton-- his first choice.  I would like to let you know that the 4-hr Test Prep Palooza workshop helped him. I remember that during the workshop, he shaded some of the wrong bubbles.. So your workshop taught him to be careful on test day.  He also said he was a bit nervous and used several test techniques he learned from the test prep workshop. I still cannot believe he got a total of 900 (300 of it with your help!).

Thank you so much!!!"

-Christine Balintona., 8th grade parent (March 2016)
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"Hi Charlie,

My son received a 99% on his SEHS entrance exam.  He was just accepted to his first choice high school -- Northside College Prep.  Thank you so much for sending us a great tutor and being so patient with all my questions. See you in a year when #2 starts her journey!"

~Janice M., 8th grade parent (February 2016)
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"I've had two kids take test prep with Test Prep Chicago for the SEHS and the NWEA MAP exams, with great results. My son's now a freshman at Jones, and my daughter's about to start at Northside Prep.  Both of my children got into their first choice schools.  So glad we test-prepped with Test Prep Chicago!

~Joni Beigh, Edgewater (February 2016)
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"Dear Mr. Howard,

I wanted to thank you so much for your Test Prep Chicago Palooza course.  It gave my 8th grade daughter the added confidence she needed going into the SEHS test regarding format, what to expect, and strategy.  She was so happy and relieved to find out that she received the full 300 points on the SEHS test!"

~Kathy Gac, Logan Square (February 2016)
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"We just got Jackson's test scores. He got a perfect score on the Selective Enrollment test so his overall entrance score is 897. Looks like he's in great shape for the school of his choice. He's between Payton & Whitney - he will make his decision this weekend. Thanks for all your help!! I'm passing your info on to all 7th grade parents that ask me. We look forward to working with you again for Joshua in the next 1-2 years! Happy holidays!

~Keli W., 8th grade parent (December 2015)
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"Test Prep Chicago made a world of difference for our son.  We took the one-on-one tutoring approach.  Test Prep Chicago was able to provide us with the same tutor for almost all test prep sessions, and consistency was really important to us.  The tutor provided was AMAZING and flexible, and made math "fun."  Our son's results on all of the "high-stakes" high school tests were way beyond our expectations!"

~8th grade parent (December 2015)
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"Hi Charlie,

I wanted to let you know that my daughter took the SEHS test the day after the Drummond test prep class ended. She got her results back last week, and she scored in the 99th percentile for her core score.  Thanks so much for your great work preparing her!"

~8th grade parent (December 2015)
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"From my perspective, the front office was very responsive, the program was well-designed and thorough, and the instructor (Diane Gillette) was well-prepared and really skilled in imparting both content and strategic advice on taking the tests. Jack scored a 99 on the Selective Enrollment exam. With his great MAP results, he is now well positioned to go anywhere he wants. Diane played no small part in making this possible, so please let her know and give her our thanks!"

- Jack M., 8th grade parent (December 2015)
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"Hi Charlie,

Thanks so much for providing our daughter with quality tutoring this past month.  Our daughter managed a 285/300 or 94 core on the SEHS exam. Please let Diane Gillette know how absolutely grateful we are with all her focused tutoring!"

~Dennis F., 8th grade parent (December 2015)
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"Hello all-


I want to update you on Erin's test scores after taking your NWEA MAP test prep course this spring.

In math she had an 11 point increase and scored a 260, which put her at the 95th percentile.
In reading she had a 9 point increase and scored a 240, which put her at the 92nd percentile.

She was super excited with her scores! Kudos to you all for running a top-notch test prep review session! Thank you for all of your hard work with Erin."

~Susan L., 7th grade parent (2015)
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"I just want to share that my son exceeded our expectations on his MAP tests! His projected growth in Reading was 2%, and he ended with an 11% growth. In Math, his projected growth was 5%, and he ended with a 17% growth!

I am pleased to let you know... Reading 98% and Math 93%!

Thank you very much!"

~Happy 7th grade parent (May 2015)
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"Hi, this is Julia E. I finished my NEWA test for reading. My goal was a 223 and my score today was a 238. I wanted to let you know my score and I wanted to thank you. [...] Thank You!!!! You really helped on math I needed a 242 and I got a 252!"

~Julia E., 7th grade student (May 2015)
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"Hello Test Prep Chicago team - As a result of our son taking your 8th grade prep class this fall, he received the maximum points and was accepted into his first choice Selective Enrollment high school. Our son commented that your test prep class included many materials that were specifically covered on the SE test, so he felt very prepared. Thanks to Theresa and everyone at Test Prep Chicago for enabling our son to achieve his choices!"

~8th grade parent (March 2015)
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"Hi! I just wanted to let you know that we are very pleased with the test prep M. received this past December. First, she took the Catholic School test at DePaul College Prep. We received a call that she did extremely well on the test and they wanted to make sure she applied to school. That gave her a lot of confidence walking into the SEHS test. We received her acceptance to DePaul College Prep as well as her acceptance to her 1st choice Lane Tech. She scored a 93 on Vocabulary, and 99 on the other 3 sections giving her a core total of 99 - 300/300 points. Thank you for all you did. We are over thrilled and to now have 2 daughters at Lane and will definitely use Test Prep Chicago for our son next year in 7th grade. Thank you."

~8th grade parent (March 2015)
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"Hi! We received acceptance letters for all the schools Jonathan has applied for. He got accepted to all the programs he applied for: St. Ignatius, Northside College Prep and Lincoln Park IB program! Thank you so much for all your help! And please express our sincere gratitude to Mike! P.S. Northside was Jonathan’s first choice!"

~Marianna, 8th grade parent (February 2015)
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"Hi Charlie - I want to send you a short email letting you know how amazing Mike was when he worked with Alex last week. He spent a lot of time on math with Alex (which he wanted) and it gave him such confidence going into the test on Saturday. When Alex got out of the test, of course we asked him how it was - and his reply was "awesome!” My husband and I looked at each other and said "awesome is great!" as we were thinking he would of come out of the test saying how hard it was and he was nervous at how he did! Alex said that doing the Test Prep Palooza and working with Mike for 2 hours was perfect and gave him the tools and confidence for the SEHS test. My older son Max took your Test Prep Palooza last year when he was in 8th grade and he is now a very happy freshman at Lane. He said that taking the Test Prep Palooza really prepared him for the SEHS test."

~8th grade parent (January 2015)
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"Hi, Our daughter worked with you last fall for the MAP testing. Your program was terrific. [...] Thanks very much for your help and good luck with your business!"

~8th grade parent (January 2015)
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"Hi, it's Megan, a former student of yours at the Test Prep Chicago Selective Enrollment class at Wildwood. I took the entrance exam on November 22nd, and I would like to let you know that I got a perfect score! So I now have a perfect score of 900/900. Thank you very much for teaching me about this exam, I am very grateful. On the test a lot of the questions were very similar to those on the diagnostic tests you gave us, especially the vocabulary. So, again, thank you very much for enduring our antics and teaching us, it really helped us (Payton, here I come.)"

~Megan Klecyngier, 8th grade student (January 2015)
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"Hi,

Gretchen's selective enrollment test results arrived today & she scored in the 99th percentile. She earned a perfect 300 points! Thank you so much for all you did for her. She would not have done as well without you and Test Prep Chicago.
Take care,"

~Jenny F., 8th grade parent (December 2014)
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"Wanted to pass along that our son scored 99% on the CPS exam (300 points)!! We are so proud of him. Thanks for all your help. The test prep classes really gave him confidence!"

~Rob, 8th grade parent (December 2014)
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"Charlie - Thanks so much to you and to Test Prep again! My daughter got a 300 on the SEHS, just like my son did when he was in 8th grade. Your tutoring sessions and practice tests really paid off."

~CPS mom, (December 2014)
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"Hello All,

I just wanted to let you know that my daughter Tiara felt that is was VERY good that she attended the workshop yesterday at Hamlin Park. Tiara will be taking the Selective Enrollment Test this Saturday and she indicated that she feels “sooooo much better & confident” now about taking the test. I wanted to THANK everyone on Tiara’s behalf."

~Tara, 8th grade parent (November 2014)
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"I would like to thank you (Charlie) for the effort and dedication you put in the test prep class that helped my son improve his NWEA scores. My son and I are convinced that Test Prep Chicago definitely helped him improve his scores. He had been averaging in the 85% range on all of his NWEA tests until he took your class. After completing your 8 week class he scored 99% on both the reading and math NWEA exam. Thank you for all your help and I look forward to working with you again."

~A. Lawson, 8th grade parent (October 2014)
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"Specific test preparation and one-on-one tutoring can be invaluable and Test Prep Chicago has a successful strategy. Through eight weeks of once per week, one-on-one math tutoring, plus Test Prep Chicago's Terra Nova prep class, my 7th grade son improved his Terra Nova math score by 11 points, from 84 to 95 and scored in the 99th percentile overall. The Test Prep Chicago team has a gentle, encouraging personality that keeps students comfortable and encourages consistent effort. The results speak for themselves."

~Scott, 7th grade parent (May 2014)
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"My son used the test prep program and was very well prepared for both his selective enrollment and private high school entrance exams. Was accepted into CPS selective enrollment high schools and received some scholarship money to the Catholic high school. Would recommend these classes."

~L.A., 8th grade mother (April 2014)
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"I wanted to thank you for your class and your help working with my daughter for the ISAT prep and the Selective enrollment exam. She did very well on her ISATs and got a perfect score (300) on the selective enrollment exam. She is going to Jones in the fall. Just wanted to let you know. Thank you!"

~Parent of a newly enrolled Jones College Prep Student (March 2014)
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"Our daughter gained both confidence and improved test scores with the help of Test Prep Chicago. We used Test Prep Chicago for both her 7th grade ISATs, 8th grade CPS selective enrollment exam and the 8th grade Catholic School entrance exams - we were thrilled that she received offers from her top three high school choices as a tier 4 applicant. In this competitive high school environment Test Prep Chicago is a must. We plan to utilize both Jonathan and Charlie again when our younger daughter reaches 7th grade."

~Michelle C., 8th grade parent (March 2014)
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"Charlie - I wanted to let you and Jonathan know that my daughter was accepted to St. Ignatius -- her top high school choice. Thank you so much for all your help and attention to her!"

~Maria, 8th grade parent (February 2014)
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"Hi Charlie. My daughter scored a 300. Thanks for your help in preparing her! Her first choices will be Payton and Jones."

~James, 8th grade parent (December 2013)
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"Our family had a wonderful experience with Test Prep Chicago. The material was thorough and challenging and really prepared our daughter for both her standardized tests and her CPS test. She enjoyed working with the instructor and had great outcomes on both her exams. I highly recommend Test Prep Chicago."

~Debbie, 8th grade parent (December 2013)
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"Hi, Just wanted to let you know that my daughter scored a 99 core total on her selective enrollment high school entrance exam. Your Test Prep Palooza helped give her the extra confidence she needed going into the exam. Thanks again!"

~Kathy, 8th grade parent (December 2013)
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"Hi, Thank you very much for all this valuable feedback. I appreciate it. John took the test, and he told me he thought he did very well. I asked him if he thought the Test Prep helped. He said, “A lot!” I thought you might want to know that!! :-)

Thanks again for helping John and and preparing him for such a difficult and a hard task!! John is a smart kid, but he couldn't have been this prepared for the test without your help. So, thanks again, very much, for everything!"

~Samira, 8th grade parent (December 2013)
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"My son’s teacher emailed us his ISAT scores. He got 99th percentile for Math and 99th percentile for Reading! Wahoo! We could be a walking advertisement of your services :) Just wanted to let you know we appreciate your services."

~Jillann, 7th grade parent (August 2013)
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"Dear Charlie ~ My son did well on his entrance exams. He scored 8's and 9's on the Independent Exam, did well on the Catholic school exams, and received a score of full credit (300 pts.) on the Selective Enrollment Exam. He was accepted to St. Ignatius, the IB Program at Lincoln Park High School, the Double Honors Program at Lincoln Park, and Walter Payton High School for Selective Enrollment.

Your course was a very important part of the process and a significant factor in his strong performance on the entrance exams. The program you ran was terrific for my son as it refreshed and reinforced what he had been taught in school and introduced him to testing methods/tools he otherwise would not have known for the exams. Beyond these benefits, the size of the classes and the personal attention you both provided to him was extremely helpful in focusing his efforts and making the process less painful.

Thank for all your efforts. I will be happily recommending your course to other families and I look forward in a few years to enrolling my others sons in your classes."

~Dan M., 8th grade parent (March 2013)
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"Thank you very much! My daughter got in her first choice high school Northside College Prep!! Received a perfect score of 300!! We couldn't have done it without your help!!"

~8th grade parent (March 2013)
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" I wanted to thank you for doing such a good job conducting the ISAT prep class at South Loop School. I loved receiving the weekly updates. I feel Gabriela has a much better idea of her strengths and weaknesses now and has the practice and confidence to do her very best on the test."

~Jennifer B., 7th grade parent (March 2013)
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"We used Test Prep Chicago for private tutoring to prepare my son for the ISEE and Academic Center test at CPS. Charlie Howard (co-founder and instructor) is a skilled instructor and has excellent command of the different tests' structures, contents, and formats, and this gave my son confidence in testing. My son Nikolas told me repeatedly that Charlie was a huge help in 'making hard concepts on the test easy to understand.' Nikolas still keeps his notes from tutoring sessions with Charlie for future reference in schoolwork! Charlie also provided feedback to me at the end of every session and by email so I had a firm grasp on what instruction was provided and how Nikolas performed. Charlie is an excellent instructor and absolute professional in every aspect. I wholeheartedly recommend Test Prep Chicago!"

~D. Chambers, 6th grade parent (January 2013)
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"Hello Charlie, I would like to thank you for helping my daughter prepare for her selective enrollment high school testing. I felt like both of your efforts were extremely genuine and you made sure she has understood the material...I have already told quite a few parents about your services and will continue to do so...I look forward to using your services in the future. Once again thank you very much."

~8th grade parent (January 2013)
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"Hi Charlie! I am so thankful for how well you taught my daughter. She feels much more confident."

~Maria, 8th grade parent (December 2012)
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"Charlie Howard is an excellent teacher. My daughter improved her math scores substantially after a couple of tutoring sessions with him.... He has the patience and skill set that makes for a great teacher."

~Regina, 8th and 10th grade parent