30 Lyman St, Ste 5
Westborough MA 01581
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Cox Tutoring Group is a caring, student-centered tutoring practice specializing in getting your son or daughter ready for the widely required SAT and ACT tests and supporting students with regular academic Math and Science.
We coach your child through all portions of the SATs and/or ACTs, paying particular attention to his/her individual concerns and weak spots. We provide your children with the skills, strategies and confidence they need to do well on this very important step in their academic journey.
We're experienced and thorough, and our students have enjoyed good success at "bumping up" their post-tutoring SAT scores; one of my '09 students raised his score 240 points to achieve a perfect score! CTG students have been accepted at some wonderful colleges including Dartmouth, Wellesley, William and Mary, UPenn, Brown, Tufts, West Point, Boston College, Brandeis, UMaryland, UConn, Ohio State, Purdue, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Furman, Loyola Maryland, George Washington, Quinnipiac, Union College, Trinity College, Providence College, Sacred Heart, RPI, Syracuse, Salve Regina and Florida State. And if your student needs help brainstorming or polishing that crucial college application essay, I am experienced in this area as well, having helped hundreds of students with their college essays going back as far as 2002.
I am pleased to announce the addition of a new in-office tutor to my practice. Benjamin Cox will see students beginning in the summer of 2018. Ben earned his Phi Beta Kappa key as an undergraduate at Dartmouth (2007), a Master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2011), and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (2018), where he also served as both teaching assistant and instructor of record. His honors thesis at Dartmouth received the Jonathan B Rintels Prize as the most outstanding undergraduate thesis in the Humanities. Dr Cox will prepare students for the SAT and ACT with a particular focus on the English, Writing&Language and Reading portions of those tests.
CTG was joined in the summer of 2015 by Michael Yu, a 2014 graduate of the University of Toronto whose specialty, in addition to SAT and ACT prep, is helping your child if (s)he needs coaching in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calc, or Calculus at any level as well as high school Chemistry and Physics. Regular weekly tutoring sessions can make sure that your child doesn't fall behind or get lost just because of a difficulty with one concept or another.
Our central Massachusetts office is conveniently located in Westborough just off Route 9 at 30 Lyman St, Suite 5. Our building has plenty of free parking, and the parking lot is well-traveled and well-lit. We offer tutoring for all portions of the SAT and ACT tests, help with middle school and high school Math, Chemistry, and Physics, and brainstorming and editing of college application essays in our Westborough office. After-school, evening and Saturday tutoring times are available.
COLLEGE SEARCH ASSISTANCE
If you are looking for someone to help you with college search or other wider-ranging college-related issues, we can recommend some excellent independent educational consultants:
Klaar College Consulting, LLC, Charlotte Klaar, PhD, CEP, Director.
KCC's main office is in Fort Mill SC but Charlotte continues to work with a limited number of clients in the Central MA area as well as clients from Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other areas. Charlotte is well-known in Westborough / Northborough / Southborough / Shrewsbury from her many years of consulting in the area. She meets her MA-area clients in the Cox Tutoring Group office in Westborough.
College Resource Associates, Joan Bress, LICSW, CEP, Director.
Based in Worcester MA, Joan is a Certified Educational Planner with years of experience working with adolescents. Her approach is one of support and understanding as her students and families move through the college application process. In addition to general college consulting, Joan has particular expertise in assisting students in the fine and performing arts.
College Consulting Services, Nancy Federspiel, MS, Director.
CCS is based in Bolton MA, an easy drive up Route 495 from the "borough" towns. Be informed, not overwhelmed.
COLLEGE FINANCING ASSISTANCE
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to, getting the best prices possible at those schools, and finally,
making an informed decision as to which college will be the best
affordable investment and fit for your student. Tim Higgins at www.collegeplusretirement.com can help you figure out how to pay for college without sacrificing your retirement.
COLLEGE and LIFE READINESS
MindsetGo helps people of all ages become more confident and skilled communicators through various types of coaching that include Success, Interview, Career, Public Speaking and Empowerment Coaching
MindSetGo's goals include helping you to:
Cultivate the tools, capacity and attitude necessary to achieve success
Build selfâ€“awareness around your relationship to your emotions, thought processes and behaviors, and how this influences communication in relationships
Find your own unique authentic voice and gain the confidence to use it
Increase personal accountability and ownership for your own development
Overcome procrastination, fear, and lack of confidence and self-belief
Change thought and behavior patterns