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We worked with at least 3 different tutors from top companies before we were referred to ArborBridge. No one else but his ArborBridge tutor was able to get inside my son’s head and pull out an increase in math from 700 to 770. He will now qualify for a number of scholarships that weren’t previously available. He also now falls into a category of potential schools that used to be untouchable!
ArborBridge knows that private college counselors can play a pivotal role in a student’s application process, especially in places where school counselors do not specialize in US admissions.
School counselors provide incredible advice and heartfelt guidance. But they have entire classes to oversee and myriad administrative tasks, often guiding students’ through applications to multiple countries. Private counselors, by contrast, focus entirely on the student and, therefore, coach students to put forth the strongest applications that they possibly can.
Any strong application must, of course, include strong test scores. ArborBridge is dedicated to assisting and working with private counselors on this crucial aspect of their students’ applications.
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 independent counselors who want to give their students access to America’s best tutors.
ArborBridge believes that collaboration yields the best results for students. We are intent on getting to know the counselors with whom we work so that we can mutually offer level of attention and expertise that they are seeking.
ArborBridge collaborates with independent college counselors in several key ways:
Many students come to ArborBridge on the recommendation of their counselors, some of whom make ArborBridge a part of their counseling package. 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. 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. That 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.
Many private counselors work remotely with students in many different locations—often across borders and oceans. Private counselors cannot always rely on local test prep offerings. ArborBridge ensures that all of a counselor’s students receive the highest-quality test preparation.
Counselors often help students craft incredible extracurricular programs and summer pursuits. But, often, test preparation classes can get in the way of activities that students would love to pursue. ArborBridge ensures that test prep never gets in the way.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.