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ArborBridge may be located 12,000 miles away from some students and their schools, but that doesn’t mean that we are distant. ArborBridge works closely with school college counselors all over the world to provide their students with the best opportunity for successful admission to a US college.
While we have deep knowledge of the US college admissions process, we do not offer college counseling ourselves, instead focusing on our specialty—guiding students to higher grades and standardized test scores. Our ability to serve students anywhere in the world makes ArborBridge an ideal solution for college counselors who want to give their students access to America’s best tutors.
ArborBridge believes that collaboration yields the best results for students. As well, counselors who work with us can keep track of students’ progress and, therefore, can give their students even stronger advice based on expected test scores.
ArborBridge collaborates with high school college counselors in several key ways:
Many students come to ArborBridge on the recommendation of their school counselors. That’s because counselors know that ArborBridge offers reliable, effective preparation that enables counselors to focus on the work that they do best. Referrals give students’ peace of mind, because they know that their counselors approve of ArborBridge’s approach and effectiveness, and that they can trust us completely.
Many counselors get to know ArborBridge through in-person meetings on campus and, often, presentations to students. ArborBridge representatives make every effort to get to know counselors and their schools’ curricula and student bodies so that ArborBridge’s tutors can, in turn, serve students’ as well as possible.
Before students begin their course of study with ArborBridge, we discuss their goals at length. This includes what tests they’re taking, what their testing schedule will be, and what their hoped-for score increases will be. We are committed to helping students set ambitious but attainable goals. By conferring with counselors, we can ensure that these goals are appropriate, and we ask counselors to help us gain insight into students’ potential. As well, we want to ensure that our recommendations are in line with the program that counselors have set out for their students.
As students progress through ArborBridge’s programs, we like to keep counselors informed. If students are on track, counselors will get emails saying so, and we’ll report students’ scores on practice exams. More importantly, if students struggle, we’ll immediately contact counselors to enlist their support and help us address the root cause of students’ struggles.
Though ArborBridge works primarily on-line, all of our tutors are experienced in-person tutors. ArborBridge can craft short-term, in-school workshops for counselors who want to make test preparation an integral part of their curriculum.
ArborBridge can administer practice SAT or ACT exams to entire groups of students at a school and then share the analysis with counselors and students. This program is designed to give counselors insight into students’ preparedness for exams and gives students valuable practice and feedback that they can use as they study for the real exams.
Counselors who are interested in learning more about ArborBridge or who would like to schedule an in-school visit or group diagnostic exam, please email Josh Stephens, Director of International Development, at email@example.com.