“Blue Train did a great job in prepping Tommy for the SAT. In summary his score went from a 208 PSAT to a 2330 at the end of the day. A 250 point improvement at the top of the scale is very significant!! Our tutor worked on the areas that Tommy specifically needed, teaching him HOW to take the test. It was through all that hard work that he got a perfect score on the essay portion! Worth every penny, and more importantly, every minute.”
“Our Blue Train experience was 100% positive! The initial parent meetings were helpful in alleviating “pre SAT parent anxiety,” the SAT tutors were well matched with our sons’ different personalities and they also “bent over backwards” to accommodate high school juniors’ busy schedules. The college counseling was invaluable in showing us how to narrow our college search down from 20 schools to a manageable 12 and how to approach the entire admissions process so that it didn’t seem so daunting. Our sons were guided to the schools that were the perfect fit for them and have had a wonderful college experience filled with treasured memories that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Thank you!”
“We have had a wonderful experience with Blue Train’s SAT program. Our two sons benefited tremendously from it, which is why we signed our daughter up for the program this year.
Blue Train has a way of motivating the students as they begin the college application process in a way that seems to lighten the burden. Also, Scott was readily accessible to answer any questions that popped up along the way. Blue Train’s assistance with applications proved to be invaluable.
Lastly, the private tutors hired by Blue Train are awesome and very well qualified. Our daughter currently has Corey as her SAT tutor and he has given her confidence while making the task more enjoyable! Good luck!”
“Thank you so much for all that you have done for me! I don’t know where I would have been without Blue Train’s help. I truly appreciate your help with the SAT’s. I especially want to thank my tutor for the help with my college essays. I am so glad that we got to know each other and became friends. You have helped me so much with everything, from colleges to SAT’s to helping me make my decision about whether or not to quit volleyball. It was great to have your input about all of the schools and knowing how to apply and what to do. I know now that I will be able to make the right choice and be happy. Thank you very much for doing everything to make me a better student. Sure, the SAT was a pain in the @ss but thanks to Blue Train I got a satisfying score!”
“We found Blue Train to be extremely responsive to questions, great on follow-up and follow through and wonderful at matching student to tutor. My two older sons both had great experiences and ultimately great SAT scores. Really appreciated all the ancillary information, proctored tests and other services. We have recommended Blue Train to anyone who asks (and some who don’t!) and intend to use Blue Train when our next son is at the SAT stage. Thanks Blue Train!”
“I just wanted to let you know that I got into Dartmouth! I’m SO incredibly excited and happy that I can’t even begin to thank you enough for your help. The Dean of Admissions actually wrote me a handwritten letter saying that my application was particularly good, and considering the only writing part of the application was the essay, I’m assuming she was moved by it. Thank you for your help Blue Train!”
“I think my time with Blue Train has helped me grow as a person and has given me knowledge on life and reality. Bottom line, you guys are amazing.”
“As a single mother of four children, it was clear to me that my son could benefit from outside guidance and support in the process of applying to colleges. Clearly, he had done the work. He had taken AP classes, studied hard for SAT and ACT exams, and stayed involved in community outreach. Nevertheless, applying to college is very different than it was when I attended, and it only seems to get more challenging each year.
Blue Train Tutoring came highly recommended to me from a large group of friends whom I trusted. Initially my son had no idea what he wanted to study or what college he might consider attending. Scott spent time getting to know Michael and helped him to create a list that suited his academic strengths and goals. The tutoring provided by Scott and the staff for SAT prep improved Michael’s score immensely. The guidance he received to write a meaningful personal statement was invaluable.
Above all, the encouragement and weekly, sometimes daily support gave him the knowledge and confidence he needed to move forward in the process. Michael received numerous letters of admission to many of the top rated colleges in the nation. He is currently completing his first year at the University of Southern California on a full academic scholarship. As a Trustee Scholar, he was recently asked to host this year’s USC Trustee candidates during their interview process. Many of them asked him how he managed it all. Michael and I both agree that it would not have been possible without the support and guidance provided by Blue Train tutoring. We are eternally grateful.”
“Blue Train tutoring has been a wonderful help for my son, not only for preparing him for all of the various tests he needed to take to get into college but also for providing high quality tutors to help him with classes. I’ve loved the responsiveness of Blue Train and their willingness to work with me to be sure the tutors were a good fit for my son.
The tutors themselves have always been willing to accommodate our crazy last minute needs and have been patient, understanding teachers of the highest quality. It goes without saying that with all of the support, tutoring, and nurturing from Blue Train, my son got into his first choice college early decision and has now had a prolonged case of “senioritis” that has made us all slightly insane….”
“Ahhhhh!!!!! You’re not going to believe this… I made it into Stanford!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me, I definitely couldn’t have made it through without your SAT help (of course) and the awesome stress relief you provided. I love you Blue Train!!!!”
“Just wanted to thank you for all your help with Allie & Sara. Your initial meet & greet sold us immediately! We had used another company before, but weren’t satisfied – the results were not great. One thing that I really liked was your knowledge of all the colleges. You put a lot of schools on our radar that weren’t even thought of before. So you know Allie is at William & Mary and Sara just accepted University of Maryland! Yeah! Two down & one to go! Also, Shannon is the absolute best! Never missed a beat – love her. Talk to you soon about my son.”
“Who would have thought that studying for ACT’s could be fun? Well I didn’t but you guys made it a blast. Thanks for the memories!”
“We were always able to get helpful information on when to take the SAT I, and when to take the SAT II when we needed it. The Parent Q&A’s were also very helpful for my husband and me. Thanks for all your guidance, Blue Train. Great job guys!”
“Blue Train tutors are more than just instructors bound by the hours of meeting times. Not only did my tutor help me through the SAT tremendously, but also he coached me through college applications, essay revisions, and mental breakdowns. He had a genuine interest in my personal growth and success. I can never thank Blue Train enough.”
“Blue Train was a breath of fresh air among the college specialists we interviewed. Scott, one of the company’s owners, really listened to us at our very first meeting. He was relaxed and confident and he quickly related to our son. Above all, he spent hours helping me plan our college trip to the east coast. By plan, I mean that he helped me figure out a daily–and sometimes hourly–schedule so that we didn’t exhaust ourselves along the way. He recommended places to stay (complete with addresses and driving directions!), places to eat, and most importantly, former Blue Train clients at each college with whom we could have lunch. From day one Blue Train’s service was friendly, smart, intuitive and generous – the exact type of company I want to help my children succeed.”
“Thank you Blue Train! Kristin broke 2000. She also scored 800 on the writing which is the major she is pursuing! With Martha’s help, Kristin’s score has increased 300 points and I’m sure will continue! The practice tests have been very helpful.”
“Using Blue Train Tutoring was an extremely positive experience for my family. Our son maintained he did not want to go to college, and we (the pushy parents) insisted that he prepare for and apply to colleges before making a final decision. With a very negative attitude, he had his first meeting with his Blue Train tutor, who turned out to be a perfect match for him! It was smooth sailing from there. Our son practiced and performed well, and I think would even admit he enjoyed his sessions with his tutor because they totally related. Thinking he was DONE, he maintained that no way would he consider taking the test a second time. After a call (unsolicited) from his tutor who said “you have to take it again!” he was on board for the second test. Considering my son’s “no-way” attitude, we felt it was all a total triumph and are greatly appreciative of Blue Train Tutoring.”
“The tutors at Blue Train went above and beyond to help me throughout my college application experience. Their guidance and support, which supplemented that of my often busy school guidance counselor, couldn’t have been more reassuring as I delved into the daunting process of spilling my thoughts and achievements on paper for an admissions officer to interpret.
Uncertain of whether I saw myself in a large/small, rural/urban, or eastern/western institution, Blue Train helped me determine what I truly wanted out of my college experience, regardless of what others expected of me. My personal tutor provided those much-needed words of wisdom as I narrowed down my options. He was there to support me the night before my first SAT test, when I clicked “submit” on my final college application, and today as I seize new opportunities as a Stanford student.”
Using Blue Train Tutoring was an extremely positive experience for my family. Our son maintained he did not want to go to college, and we (the pushy parents) insisted that he prepare for and apply to colleges before making a final decision. With …
Thank you so much for all that you have done for me! I don’t know where I would have been without Blue Train’s help… I especially want to thank my tutor for the help with my college essays. I am so glad that we got to know each other and became fri…
Loved the college application workshops! Easy, fun, and beyond helpful. Actually felt kinda bad for all my friends who weren’t Blue Trainers 🙁
The tutors at Blue Train went above and beyond to help me throughout my college application experience… My personal tutor was there to support me the night before my first SAT test, when I clicked “submit” on my final college application, and tod…
Had an amazing experience with Blue Train! I am thoroughly happy with my choices & am excited for what the future holds for me. Thank you for all your help– I genuinely felt like I received as much care & attention with my essays and college help as …
The tutors themselves have always been willing to accommodate our crazy last minute needs and have been patient, understanding teachers of the highest quality. It goes without saying that with all of the support, tutoring, and nurturing from Blue T…
The Parent Q&A’s were very helpful for my husband and me. Thanks for all your guidance, Blue Train. Great job guys!
I have to really give Blue Train a lot of credit with my college application process. I am a big worry/stress bomb and more than anything, Blue Train helped me control that stress both with the SAT and in APs/school in general. I know for a FACT that…
Blue Train has a way of motivating the students as they begin the college application process in a way that seems to lighten the burden… The Blue Train tutors are awesome and very well qualified. Our daughter currently has Corey as her SAT tutor a…
Blue Train was a breath of fresh air among the college specialists we interviewed. Scott, one of the company’s owners, really listened to us at our very first meeting. He was relaxed and confident and he quickly related to our son… From day one Blue…