We approached Boston Tutoring Services after a recommendation from a friend with a similar aged son, who had been pleased with the help they had provided for her family. The rates for their lessons were also extremely competitive and better than some other tutoring services, which I felt just charged far too much for less time tutoring. And the beauty was all the tutors came to your home.
I rang them and found Alexandra Berube to be extremely efficient at answering my questions in great detail and quickly. This was crucial as we did not have a huge amount of time to prepare my son for the SSAT and ISEE to enter at grade 9. She provided a list of possible tutors to interview very quickly and we chose Jim Vlachos.
All the tutors we spoke to were impressive and likeable, but we chose Jim Vlachos as he appeared to be the most experienced, and this shone through with his tutoring. He was always reliable and never cancelled a class, and was punctual and had the necessary books and exercises for our son to do between tutoring sessions. He gave him extensive homework and asked him to write vocabulary cards as well to help in his tests.
Jim is serious and quiet, which I preferred as I simply wanted my son to put his head down and work. Jim suited this method perfectly. Anyone wanting a live wire or someone very talkative would find Jim perhaps not suitable, but in all aspects I found he brought my son a long greatly in his knowledge and ability to take the SSAT and ISEE. And seeing as my son has just found out he has been offered a 9th grade place at BC High this September 2018, I would say Jim did a very good job preparing our 14-year-old son. Jim was very pleased to hear our son’s news and is keen to see what other offers he might receive, which is over and above what he is required to do.
We are very grateful to Jim and Boston Tutoring Services for their help and would use them again for our other two younger daughters, and recommend them to friends and family.
- Amanda R., Boston
We were very happy with Boston Tutoring Services and feel that our son was fully prepared for his ISEE’s and Prep School interviews. You were always extremely professional, very responsive and connected us with a great tutor [Brant Blumstein] and a top notch interview coach [Walter Harper]. We couldn’t have been more pleased and will certainly recommend your services to anyone that we know who may be in need of quality tutoring or specialty educational services. I am always happy to promote great service providers, and Boston Tutoring is certainly among the top on my list.
- Peter S., Lexington
I believe in paying credit where it is due. Because of David Hung, my son was accepted to his two top choices for high school. While my son awaits notice from two additional schools, I am certain, that because of David’s mentoring, coaching and confidence building my son’s next chapter for success in a selective secondary school is assured.
I am hopeful that you will recognize David’s positive value to your organization and I am pleased to refer your services to our learning community and beyond.
Leslie F., Hull
- Leslie F., Hull
I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic experience and positive outcome we had as a result of David Thompson’s tutoring. My son was able to score more than nine times higher on the verbal section of the SSAT than he had originally scored, with his overall score being four times higher than his original score! From the beginning, we were so thrilled with David. He motivated our son to study on his own and our son actually went in to the test excited and confident about taking it the second time. We would absolutely use David again if needed in the future. Thank you to Boston Tutoring Services for all your help and organization.
Margie F., Carver
- Margie F., Carver
Katie Mason and my daughter hit it off quite well, so were quite pleased with her tutoring.
- Doug A., NH
I just want to let you know that my daughter sat for her SSAT and is pleased with her scores. She is very grateful for your help (“I couldn’t have done it without Jim Vlachos.”), and based on the schools she is applying to, she won’t have to re-take the test. As her parents, we also want to thank you for your excellent tutoring support. You clearly engaged her with the test preparation process, and motivated her to work hard on this over her summer vacation.
- Chris B., Arlington
My son took his ISEE exam and did great!! David Hung was awesome. We can’t say enough about your services.
- Stephanie P., Norwell
Boston Tutoring Services provided just what our family needed. My son Ryan needed help preparing for the ISEE this fall. Having a highly qualified, trained tutor come to our house was perfect for our schedule. I cannot say enough good things about Brian Campbell
. Brian was on time and prepared every week. Brian taught Ryan new material, reviewed the basics and provided guidance/strategies on test taking. He gave reasonable amounts of homework, reviewed any questions Ryan had and was available to answer any of my
questions. If I wanted Brian to cover any additional material or try a different approach, Brian was always happy to do so. Ryan enjoyed working with Brian and seemed to miss the sessions once they ended.
I checked out a number of tutoring services before going forward with Boston Tutoring Services. There are a number of tutoring groups that charge twice as much for small group at their inconvenient location. Some services have you take a pre-test to see if you qualify for their tutoring! Boston Tutoring Services provided one-on-one tutoring, in my home with a highly qualified tutor.
I’m so happy we found them! And in particular, I am thrilled that Brian Campbell worked with Ryan. Brian is easy going, a great teacher and really connected with Ryan. Ryan was well prepared and confident when he took the test. Another positive outcome of prepping for the test is that it has really helped Ryan in school. Reading comprehension techniques and the algebra and geometry learned can be applied throughout his schoolwork. This service was worth every penny.
I would highly recommend this company and in particular, Brian Campbell.
3 months later…I just wanted to thank you both for helping my son Ryan. Notifications went out yesterday and Ryan got into Boston Latin School (BLS). He was also accepted at BC High (the only private school he applied to). He hasn’t made his decision yet but has two great choices. Thanks again!
- Karen M., Boston
Just wanted to bring you up to date regarding our daughter’s grad school efforts. She was accepted to a grad school of her choice in the Boston area. The GRE tutor, Greg Conklin, you selected was a perfect match for our daughter’s needs. Thanks for your great service.