Garden Grove, CA
My son attended Harvard Tutoring for about 2 years. He will be attending UCI next year. His grades improved dramatically during his junior and senior year, to my great pleasure and surprise. He used to get Bs and Cs and even Ds on his report cards, but got mostly As in his last 2 years. Most of my friends say that Harvard Tutoring is costly, but they only put a maximum of 4 students per teacher, which makes such a big difference in their improvement. Sometimes there are only 2 students in his group. I have taken my son to almost every tutoring center in the area, and was very disappointed with the poor results. Most of them have 10 to 12 students in one group. I want my son to come back in the Fall to get tutoring for his college courses. Mostly importantly, Dr. Truong really cares about her students. But beware she runs a very tight ship and tells you as it is. She has a surveillance system with a camera in each classroom to monitor staff and students. You can watch your students on the big TV in the lobby to see what your child is doing and what the teacher is doing. There is a long list of Students Rules that is posted and signed by students. Students are not allowed to talk in class, use cell phones or, I heard, even wear nail polish. Boys and girls are asked to stand separately while waiting for parents to pick them up. There are tons of restrictions, apparently not only for students but for the teachers. She chastises students when they don't do their work, and even calls them at home to make sure they are not playing video games. She called my son at the library to make sure that he was doing his work as he promised. My son says the place is too restrictive and the teachers are tough on you. It's not a place for kids who just want to go to be with their friends and have fun. If you want to invest in your child's education, you should try HTOC. In the long run, it actually saves you more money. My family is indebted to Dr. Truong for how she has run the center and for what she has done for my son. My letter of reference is on the window at the center and they can give you my contact number if you want to hear about my experience.