Alumni Success Stories
We have taught students from these preparatory schools:
- St. George’s
- Crofton House
- York House
- St. John’s
- West Point Grey
- St. Michael’s (Victoria)
- Brentwood College School (Vancouver Island)
We also have taught students from many other schools throughout the Vancouver area and students in cities throughout Canada and countries around the world, including China, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, teaching the SAT or ACT online, or in person in Vancouver.
Take the example of Robert Sturrock, who scored in the high 1900s on a practice SAT. We focused on his overall weak areas, writing and critical reading, and certain topics in math. Robert scored a 2,220 on the SAT, far surpassing his goal of 2,100. Robert, like many students, genuinely thanked us for our help.
Here are some quotes from e-mails from Your Score Booster alumni and their parents …
Your Score Booster came highly recommended to our daughter from her friend who had been accepted to Harvard. Your Score Booster was able to help enormously with teaching our daughter the methodologies and the work effort needed to be her best on testing day. Our daughter received an early acceptance to Stanford University, which was no doubt assisted by her SAT result.
Leila Bell-Irving (Vancouver , Dunbar)
I’m so happy I got into my dream school. NYU Stern is the best in every way, and I couldn’t have done it without you.
Sandy Liu, 2270
Thanks again for the classes this summer. It’s highly unlikely that I would have gotten into Harvard without your help.
Kelly Steeves, downhill skiier, Vancouver, Harvard University class of 2018
Your Score Booster took my results and helped me identify my weaknesses and create a specialized program to address them. I was able to improve my scores in both my SATs and my ACTs!
Jenna Hewitt-Kenda, Brown University
Probably the best SAT prep in the Lower Mainland.
It was most definitely worthwhile for us to travel from Calgary to Vancouver to work with Your Score Booster. My daughter went in believing she would do well, and the results were phenomenal!!!
Zai Mamdani, Calgary mother, 300-point increase for daughter Shaileen
Your Score Booster has the best resources…. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable about the SAT and they know how to pin-point exactly what types of problems you need help with.
Sonja Jacobsen, Crofton House School, 2230 Oct. 2013
Compared to the two fairly well-known SAT class places I went to before, Your Score Booster definitely helped me the most and took the least time, too..
Cindy Ning, 2300, UCLA and Cornell
I would definitely recommend Your Score Booster.
Jerry Liu, Cornell University;
Your Score Booster helped me excel because it targeted the types of questions I struggled with and made me more confident in approaching the test. It is definitely worth it.
Angela Lo, 2270, University of Pennsylvania
For those who aren’t naturally gifted at taking standardized tests, Richard Dalton does a great job of assessing each student’s strengths and needs to increase confidence and ultimately test scores. The level of care that he puts into each student is unparalleled and the results show it. I highly recommend Your Score Booster whether you’re new to these tests or simply want to further boost your scores.
Harrison Xu, USC student, former Saints student
I was struggling with the critical reading and writing portions of the exam since English wasn’t my first language. Through Richard’s individualized coaching, I gained a comprehensive knowledge of the exam…. I don’t think I would be where I am today without Richard.
Benedict Leung, St. George's School, Duke University
We had left it rather late, but Richard Dalton was able to focus our son on what he needed to do to improve his writing score. In just two sessions he improved his score by 130 points — definitely worth it.
Erica Geddes, North Vancouver
I improved tremendously…. I just wanted to tell you how extremely delighted I am, and how I owe this success to your instruction.
Mark Zhong, Brentwood College School, Vancouver Island, USC (430-point increase)
I feel quite relaxed about the college application process because I am very much ‘in the range’ for all of the schools that I am applying to.
Sage Lachman, Crofton House School, (610-point jump, with superscoring.)
Travelling from Coquitlam to Van. was well worth the travel.
Vicky Chernoff, Coquitlam
I was easily able to get the score I needed on my SAT, and I couldn’t be happier.
Malcolm Gould, North Vancouver, became hockey player with Michigan Tech Huskies.
I have never felt better prepared for any test.
Tara Vasvani, Chapman University (also accepted to Boston University and University of Cincinnati
With your tutoring, my math score went from my worst to my best score.
Shea T., New Westminster, UCLA, 760 on math, up 160 points on math section
I am quite happy and impressed with the tutoring I received and can confidently state that it helped improve my score. I would highly recommend Your Score Booster.
Matt M., New Westminster